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Can anybody share his/her experience with running WCS on Windows 2008 R2 server?
Is it possible and did you experience any problems with it? (during installation or during normal usage)
Is it supported by Cisco already?
Our distributor is a little bit vague about that, that's is why I am asking it here.
From WCS 7 release notes :
The following operating systems are supported:
•Windows 2003/SP2 and Windows 2003 R2/SP2 32-bit installations with all critical and security Windows updates installed.
Windows 2003/SP2 64-bit installations are not supported. A 32-bit operating system running on a 64-bit capable hardware is supported.
Windows 2003 32-bit installations provide support for up to 64 GB of RAM if Physical Address Extension (PAE) is enabled. See the Windows documentation for instructions on enabling this mode.
•Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 5.X 32-bit operating system installations.
Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 5.X 64-bit operating system installations are not supported. A 32-bit operating system running on a 64-bit capable hardware is supported.
•Windows 2003 and Red Hat Linux version support on VMware ESX version 3.0.1 and above with either local storage or SAN over fiber channel.
Individual operating systems running WCS in VMware must follow the specifications for the size of WCS that you intend to use.
No Windows 2008 ! I know lots of people have been crying for it and it should be coming in next releases but no promises as of now :-(
Our client has the following system & license, kindly confirm if it is supported by Windows 2008 Server.
1. Cisco LMS 4.0
2. Cisco WCS
Hoping to recieve an update from you at earliest.
the WCS installer won't let you install the WCS on Windows2008
Thanks for the info so far.
A cisco contactperson emailed us the following:
"Windows 2008 is not supported and it is not listed on the roadmap.
Alternatives are to let it run on a Windows 2003, Redhat Linux.
Soon WCS 7.1 is coming but required OS will be the same.
Next year (2011) WCS 8.0 is coming as a appliance (so you do not have to worry about the OS) "
specially the last sentence is interesting news to know.
Interesting. It's the same with ACS. Go to the appliance.
Funny, but last January (2010) they said that it was definitely going to go on 2008, eventually.