looking for feedback from someone who's an expert with Movi deployments.
I have a Cisco SE person telling me that TMS server + licenses are now required to make Movi work. I have been directly involved with several VCS based TelePresence deployments that had no TMS server running...and I'm thinking she's wrong - TMS is not required. But her last message to me was this:
"You may not have a TMS appliance but you have an instance of TMS licenses somewhere… the Movi license key gets applied to TMS."
I find this when I dig around on CCO:
Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (Cisco VCS) Starter Pack Express: documentation and configuration information
The Cisco VCS Starter Pack Express includes 50 Movi registrations, a Cisco VCS Expressway with basic capability, 50 FindMe accounts, capability for five concurrent calls and five PrecisionHD™ USB cameras.
See the Cisco VCS Starter Pack Express deployment guide (document number D14618) for full information about how to configure a Cisco VCS Expressway to act as a provisioning server, registrar and proxy server for Movi endpoints.
This article applies to the following products:
Cisco TelePresence Movi
Cisco Video Communication Server
June 16th, 2011
What would be the point of selling the Starter Pack with Movi Registrations - if you then had to spend another few thousand on TMS.