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WebEX Meeting Server ESXi Support

Have a customer that is currently running a Meeting Place server and it looks like we will have to be doing an upgrade/migration to Webex Meeting Server going forward.

Question is that that what I am seeing in the release notes for both Meeting PLace and Meeting Server, the highest version of ESXi that is supported is 5.1 which seems kind of old.

Two questions:

1) Will it work in a ESXi 5.5 environment?

2) When will there be support for ESXi 5.5?

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Super Bronze

Hi Richard1) Sure - but if

Hi Richard

1) Sure - but if you have any problems, you risk not being able to get support from TAC if it's not on the list..

2) I wouldn't want to guess, or predict. 

CWMS takes a lot of hardware and you will most likely be running dedicated nodes for it, so running a slightly older version of VMware probably won't be too much of an issue. You can still add 5.1 to a 5.5 vCenter etc etc.


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Cisco Employee

Hi Richard,

Hi Richard, ESXi 5.5 will be supported in Cisco WebEx Meetings Server 2.5 which is scheduled for release some time in September. You can monitor and when the upgrade file becomes available, then you will be able to order full CWMS 2.5 OVA installation file via Product Upgrade Tool. Kind regards, Dejan
New Member

Dejan,Do you know the release


Do you know the release date for CWMS 2.5? I need to install new CWMS for a client in the next week or two and the client has ESXi 5.5.




Cisco Employee

Hi Aamir,There is no official

Hi Aamir,

There is no official date set yet, but I expect it sometime around end of September/early October.


New Member

Hi Dejan,Just wondering if

Hi Dejan,

Just wondering if there is any update on release date for 2.5 ?

My customer is running into CSCuj26405 and is not happy about the workaround to use personal conferencing for passwords. Do you what version of CWMS has or will have fix for this specific defect?



Cisco Employee

Hi Aamir, We are expecting it

Hi Aamir,


We are expecting it any day now. We didn't get a firm date yet. As for the enhancement you've specified, it is still in Assigned state and not Resolved state. I believe portions of the enhancement might be coming with 2.5, but I am not 100% sure about audio portion of the meeting being password protected. We'll know for sure once the product is released and all the documentation is available.