I am a newbie to Telepresence, so bear with me.
Our Intention is to deply a Full Immersive Telepresence infrastructure into our enviornment.
We have 3 large Data Centres and number of remote sites and home users.
The intention is to deploy TMS 14.1 and TMSXE 3.1 into or AD and VCS-C and VCS-E will use DNS.
We will integrate this with our MS Exchange 2010 environment. Exchange is load balanced
With the requirements for 1:2 vCPU to pCPU mapping, smiliarly 1:1 mapping for RAM and the strict co resedency rules for VM, is placing the VCS and TMS servers within a Vblock a expensive blade solution?
With the above question in mind is Telepresence not best suited outside a Vblock blade chassis, unless the intention is to dedicate a blade to each VSC VM?
Does TMSXE v3.1 support load balance Exchange CAS servers.
I have been having issues with these questions and value any input.
Thanks in advance
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I am not sure about the pricing of a vBlock solution but i think dedicating a vblock solution just for TP solution is going to get expensive. It is true that you need a 1:1 CPU reservation for VCS but depending on the number of applications on a server and the number of CPUs on a server, you should be able to get away with a pizza box Cisco server. Not knowing your requirements, endpoints etc, it will be difficult to comment.
I would suggest you take a look at: http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_in_a_Virtualized_Environment and figure how much horse power is required and see what the equivalent C series server is going to be and compare costs with the vBlock solution.
Thanks for your quick response.
The Vblock would host other workloads. However, the VCS requirements would mean 8 vCPU mapped to 8 of the 16 cores in a blade .
I agree pizza boxes are a better choice
We have decided that with the co-residency VCS rule it make sense to dedicate the blade to a VM.
Essentially this means 4 Blades (VCS-C, VCS-E,TMS, TMSXE) this is half of a chassis allocation (half hieght blades).
i will also review the doc you refrenced.
As great as VBlock, just because it can be deployed within a VBlock does not mean it should
I am not sure I understand the logic behind giving a blade to a single application. Where do you see that requirement? How many cores are available on a single balde?
Base on the requirement for a large VCS-C\VCS-E
The Blades have 16 cores, B200 M3.
Essentially with a VCS-C its a half a balde worth of CPU
Still unable to determine if,TMSXE v3.1 support load balance Exchange CAS servers