Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server X7.2 released

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Aug 6th, 2012

Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server X7.2 is released and now available from http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.2&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest

VCS X7.2 is a maintenance release on X7 branch with multiple new features

- Controlled SIP TLS connections to the Default Zone

- Device authentication

- Enhanced account security

- System security enhancements

- Zone and subzone media encryption policy

- Call processing

- Improved interworking flow control

- Enhanced diagnostics

- Other enhancements and usability improvements

For more detail about new release feature, please refer "New feature" section on X7.2 release note, http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/telepresence/infrastructure/vcs/release_note/Cisco_VCS_Release_Note_X7-2.pdf

Update version of configuration guides and deployment guides are also available from http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/ps11337/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

X7.2 introduction presentation deck is available from https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-26316.

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vipnetops Mon, 08/06/2012 - 12:23

Thanks for the headsup !

Fo the moment, the

"Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server Basic Configuration (Single VCS Control) Deployment Guide (X7.2)" and "(Control and Expressway)" documents are not available:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/telepresence/infrastructure/vcs/config_guide/Cisco_VCS_Basic_Configuration_(Single_VCS_Control)_Deployment_Guide_X7-2.pdf

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/telepresence/infrastructure/vcs/config_guide/Cisco_VCS_Basic_Configuration_(Control_with_Expressway)_Deployment_Guide)_X7-2.pdf

Cheers

tomtanig Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:50

Thanks for your feedback.

This is possibly due to incomplete file upload (or corrupted the file during upload).

We will upload the those files once again.

tomtanig Tue, 08/07/2012 - 02:20

Please try download those two files again.

Both files should be available now (just tried and verified).

Martin Koch Mon, 08/06/2012 - 15:18

Hi Tomonori!

Think I red here in the forum that it was thought for x7.2 to have source caller id rewrite (not using findme).

I did not see anything in the introduction deck / release notes.

vipnetops: its quite common that it takes some time to be updated, I also noticed hat

the cisco site shows other links (incl x7.2 stuff) when I used firefox and when I used

lynx they were not shown, ...

awinter2 Tue, 08/07/2012 - 04:09

Martin,

CPL source alias rewrite is indeed a new feature of X7.2 although not specifically mentioned in the release notes.

The new CPL attribute is called 'source-url-for-message' and is explained in the "Location" section of the CPL reference on page 350 of the X7.2 Administrator's guide.

Regards

Andreas

Martin Koch Tue, 08/07/2012 - 07:55

Yes, have some trouble downloading the X7.2 docs. Will try it out later.

Thank you Andreas (+5)!

Nick Halbert-Li... Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:07

Thanks for the update.

Reading through the introduction it mentions an update to the default media port range.  Would it be possible to change it back to the old range assuming I didn't need to use the new media encryption policy feature?  We have one particular traversal zone where the firewall is controlled by a different organisation and it would be difficult to change, but I'd like to take advantage of some of the other new features.

tomtanig Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:44

> Would it be possible to change it back to the old range assuming I didn't need to use the new media encryption policy feature?

Yes, the media port range for traversal subzone is configurable and you may modify the end media port back to 52399 same as X7.1 specification.

Martin Koch Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:39

Hi Nick!

I would say it shall not be an issue.

If I remember it right when the port range was extended the last time only the default value was

upgraded but not the configured setting, in this case the port range is extended:

*c xConfiguration Traversal Media Port Start: 50000

*c xConfiguration Traversal Media Port End: 54999

You can change the port settings via the CLI or 

xConfiguration Traversal Media Port End: 52399

https:///traversalsubzone back to 52399

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In general you just need enough ports for your calls, if you cound 100 traversal calls with max 18 udp ports

each (at least thats whats counted for turn licenses) then you end up with 1800 ports, its wise to have some more,

so yes, you will be on the save side.

Anyhow I would check with your firewall guys to prepare the bigger port range, then its easier

to maintain the infrastrucutre by using the defaults, ...

If you have more questions about that I would recomend that you open up a new thread for it as

this one will most likely get unreadable :-)

Please rate the answers in the forum!

Nick Halbert-Li... Thu, 08/09/2012 - 16:16

Hi - Just following up on this, I upgraded one of my VCS-E's and it did change the configured range of traversal media ports to 50000 - 54999.

Easy to change back to 52999 but good to know anyway.

tomtanig Thu, 08/09/2012 - 16:59

Yes, that is expected result after X7.2 software upgrade.

As mention earlier, if you won’t use encryption policy or use encryption policy but simultaneous call number is less than what media port range is available, you can modify media port range as you needed.

service.dbavs Fri, 08/10/2012 - 07:56

Just a question, is the provisioning of the iPad Jabber client for the VCS starter pack available in this software release?

would be nice :-)

tomtanig Fri, 08/10/2012 - 08:25

> is the provisioning of the iPad Jabber client for the VCS starter pack available in this software release?

No, Jabber for iPad is not supported on VCS-E starter pack with X7.2 release.

Cisco is planning to support it from next feature release software version.

tomtanig Tue, 11/27/2012 - 17:51

>> is the provisioning of the iPad Jabber client for the VCS starter pack available

>> in this software release?

> No, Jabber for iPad is not supported on VCS-E starter pack with X7.2 release.

> Cisco is planning to support it from next feature release software version.

Just for record, Jabber for iPad support on VCS-E Starter Pack from X7.2.1 software release which already available from Cisco site.

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