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Telepresence Conductor and MCU clustering

Hi all,

Does anybody know if Telepresence Conductor can handle a clusterd MSE8510(3 blades) as one MCU?

If so, we can create one conference with 60 HD port , which means we can save 3 HD port licenses  compared with cascading 3 blades.

Kotaro Hashimoto

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Tomonori Taniguchi
Cisco Employee
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TelePresence Conductor able to manage up to 30 MCUs.

Any cluster MCU will count as 1 MCU as TelePresence Conductor only communicate with master MCU within cluster MCU.

For example:

4520 – Count as one managed MCU

8510 – count as one managed MCU

2 x 8510 cluster MCU – count as one managed MCU

3 x 8510 cluster MCU – count as one managed MCU

Please note that Master MCU IP address must configure on MCU pool on TelePresence Conductor.

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Tomonori Taniguchi
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

> So if we create 30 MCU clusters which consist of 3 MSE8510 blades each, one TelePresence Conductor can manage up to 1800 ports?
Technically yes, TelePresence Conductor able to manage 90 x 8510 MCU resources (30 x 3-8510 cluster MCUs).

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Hi Baris,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

I have already read the guide but I could not find description about "Cisco TelePresence Conductor".

Best Regards,

Kotaro

Hello Kotaro,

I think Conductor is different story. Its not like MSE 8000 chassis with physical Mcu clustering.

Did you saw this guide :

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/telepresence/infrastructure/mcu/install_guide/Cisco_TelePresence_MCU_Deployment_guide_1-31.pdf

Regards,

Baris.

Tomonori Taniguchi
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

TelePresence Conductor able to manage up to 30 MCUs.

Any cluster MCU will count as 1 MCU as TelePresence Conductor only communicate with master MCU within cluster MCU.

For example:

4520 – Count as one managed MCU

8510 – count as one managed MCU

2 x 8510 cluster MCU – count as one managed MCU

3 x 8510 cluster MCU – count as one managed MCU

Please note that Master MCU IP address must configure on MCU pool on TelePresence Conductor.

Hi Taniguchi-san,

So if we create 30 MCU clusters which consist of 3 MSE8510 blades each,  one TelePresence Conductor can manage up to 1800 ports?

Kotaro

Tomonori Taniguchi
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

> If so, we can create one conference with 60 HD port , which means we can save 3 HD port licenses  compared with cascading 3 blades.

Yes, this is correct.

Clustering 8510 MCU blade, MCU blade communicate via backplane not over ether port therefore no additional HD port consume for “cascade” connection between 8510 MCU blade.

Please note 3 x 8510 clustering support without using TelePresence Conductor. (just need to configure cluster on 8050 SV blade).

But good point, if you configure three 8510 MCU blade on TelePresence Conductor as separate MCU, then TelePresence Conductor will setup large conference as “cascade” connection which will consume HD port just cascading the two or more MCU (what port license consume is very depend on media configuration on MCU blade).

Tomonori Taniguchi
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

> So if we create 30 MCU clusters which consist of 3 MSE8510 blades each, one TelePresence Conductor can manage up to 1800 ports?
Technically yes, TelePresence Conductor able to manage 90 x 8510 MCU resources (30 x 3-8510 cluster MCUs).

Tomonori Taniguchi
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

This might not be clear enough but here is snapshot from large connection test in lab with TelePresence Conductor which handling 1500 ad-hoc connection as sample.