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MCS-7845-H1-ECS1 diff/w MCS-7845-H1

Hi Expert,

What is the different between ECS1 and non-ECS1 for MCS?

Thank you.

Rgds,

Au Yeong

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Re: MCS-7845-H1-ECS1 diff/w MCS-7845-H1

Per the "Cisco Unity Supported Platforms List" data sheet:

"Some models of Cisco media convergence server (MCS) platforms are now offered in two enterprise communications variants for Cisco Unity,

labeled ECS1 and ECS2 configurations. In these cases, the ECS1 configurations are optimized for voice mail only deployments, with extra hard

drive capacity and redundant array of independent disks (RAID) configuration to support storage of messages on the same server. ECS2

configurations are optimized for unified messaging deployments or voice mail deployments where messages will be stored on a separate server.

ECS2 configurations generally have fewer RAID-configured hard drives to provide a more cost-effective server platform when the additional on-box

message store capacity is not needed."

The two offered MCS platforms for Unity on the MCS7835 platform are:

· MCS-7835-H1-ECS1 ("H" representing HP)

· MCS-7835-I1-ECS1 ("I" representing IBM)

The platform models used for CallManager are a bit different as far as a ordering part number is concerned. There is no "ECS" model when being used for CallManager. It's a bit confusing to me as well.

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New Member

Re: MCS-7845-H1-ECS1 diff/w MCS-7845-H1

Per the "Cisco Unity Supported Platforms List" data sheet:

"Some models of Cisco media convergence server (MCS) platforms are now offered in two enterprise communications variants for Cisco Unity,

labeled ECS1 and ECS2 configurations. In these cases, the ECS1 configurations are optimized for voice mail only deployments, with extra hard

drive capacity and redundant array of independent disks (RAID) configuration to support storage of messages on the same server. ECS2

configurations are optimized for unified messaging deployments or voice mail deployments where messages will be stored on a separate server.

ECS2 configurations generally have fewer RAID-configured hard drives to provide a more cost-effective server platform when the additional on-box

message store capacity is not needed."

The two offered MCS platforms for Unity on the MCS7835 platform are:

· MCS-7835-H1-ECS1 ("H" representing HP)

· MCS-7835-I1-ECS1 ("I" representing IBM)

The platform models used for CallManager are a bit different as far as a ordering part number is concerned. There is no "ECS" model when being used for CallManager. It's a bit confusing to me as well.

New Member

Re: MCS-7845-H1-ECS1 diff/w MCS-7845-H1

Sorry, I was listing the MCS7835 product when you were specifying the MCS7845. For the MCS7845 product set, the purchase options for Unity are:

· MCS-7845-H1-ECS1

· MCS-7845-H1-ECS2

· MCS-7845-I1-ECS1

· MCS-7845-I1-ECS2

Again, for CallManager, they are different.

New Member

Re: MCS-7845-H1-ECS1 diff/w MCS-7845-H1

Any way can running as a CallManager?

Re: MCS-7845-H1-ECS1 diff/w MCS-7845-H1

No, the hardware detection CD will not recognize ECS platforms as a supported platform.

Re: MCS-7845-H1-ECS1 diff/w MCS-7845-H1

ECSx (x=1,2) servers are specifically made for Unity, with built RAID support.

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Re: MCS-7845-H1-ECS1 diff/w MCS-7845-H1

ECS servers are for Unity and EVV servers are for Callmanager.

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