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RELEASE NOTES
Software Version 1.4 | December 2014 | 3725-03262-005/A1
Polycom® RealPresence®
Content Sharing Suite
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Contents
About the Polycom RealPresence Content Sharing Suite ......................................... 3
Release History ............................................................................................................. 4
Hardware and Software Requirements........................................................................ 6
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite Feature Overview ........................................... 8
What’s New in Release 1.4 ........................................................................................... 9
Upgrade RealPresence Content Sharing Suite to Version 1.4 ................................ 10
Resolved Issues in Release 1.4 ................................................................................. 11
Known Issues .............................................................................................................. 12
Known Limitations ...................................................................................................... 15
Products Tested with this Release ............................................................................ 16
Get Help ....................................................................................................................... 19
The Polycom Community .......................................................................................... 19
Copyright and Trademark Information ...................................................................... 20
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About the Polycom RealPresence
Content Sharing Suite
This document provides the latest information about the RealPresence Content Sharing Suite, Version 1.4.
The Polycom RealPresence Content Sharing Suite is a video collaboration application that enables users
on disparate devices and clients, including Microsoft Lync 2010 and 2013 clients, H.323 or SIP video
endpoints, and audio only participants, to participate in the full content sharing session. Through the
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite, high quality content sharing is possible for everybody, including
home workers and B2B access. The RealPresence Content Sharing Suite is a pure software extension of
the Polycom RealPresence Platform and works with other appliance-based or virtual RealPresence
Platform products for scalable and reliable content sharing experience.
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Release History
This following table shows the release history of Polycom® RealPresence® Content Sharing Suite.
Release History
Release
Release Date
1.0
February
2013
Initial release.
1.0.1
April 2013

Support for Acme Packet Net-Net Enterprise Session Director
(ESD) as a session border controller so that users outside the
company firewall can share and view content.

Support for High Availability (Hot Standby) so that if one
RealPresence Content Sharing Server (the master) fails, another
Content Sharing Server (the slave) can take over.

Support for Microsoft Lync 2013.

Support for viewing and sharing content over the Web, instead of
using Lync.

A new call-based licensing model. This license model specifies the
maximum number of concurrent calls that can take place—per
Content Sharing Server—at one time.

Support for load balancing.
1.1
June 2013
Features
1.1.1
July 2013
Support for Hyper-V deployment. You can deploy RealPresence Content
Sharing Suite server on Hyper-V built in windows Server 2012. The Hyper
role enables you to create and manage a virtualized computing
environment by using virtualization technology that is built in to Windows
Server 2012.
1.1.2
September
2013
Fixes various bugs and optimizes RealPresence Content Sharing Suite
Content Add-on for Lync sign-in process.
1.2
December
2013
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Option to upgrade and also roll back between different versions of
client and server.

Provides Office 365 support.

Supports localization of the Content Add-on for Lync and web client,
enabling you to configure them in additional languages on Windows
or Mac operating systems.

Offers Guest Web Access, which allows users to log in to the web
session without authentication from corporate directory server.

Provides an option to enable/disable web client access through
administrator’s web interface.

Provides backward compatibility for clients.

Supported on Mac browsers.

Supports for 1080p (1920x1080) AVC content stream.

Support for F5 Load balancing.
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Release
Release Date
1.3
June 2014
1.3.1
1.4
July 2014
December
2014
Features

Support for a new licensing solution

Support for VMR calls cascading between Lync MCU VMR and
Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server systems.

Support for Lost Packet Recovery (LPR) on content channel.

Support for wildcard SAN and CN in certificate signing requests.

Remove additional local IP address and hostname from SAN.

Support for Personal Information Exchange (PFX).

Security Enhancement.

Support for NTP (Network Time Protocol).

Security enhancements and bug fixes.

Support OVA-format installation packages for VMware vSphere
installation.

Support for Add-on-free (Gateway Mode) Lync content sharing, with
the following major features:
 Cascading Lync calls from AVMCU to Polycom
 Server scalability using Load Balancer
 Guest access from Lync clients
 Federated Lync client access
 High Availability

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Support for external NTP servers
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Hardware and Software Requirements
The following table lists the hardware and software required to deploy the RealPresence Content Sharing Suite. For
the VM Ware host to run smoothly, it should meet or exceed the requirements specified in this table.
Expand Your VM Guest Hard Disk to Minimal 100 GB When Upgrading from V1.3 or
Earlier
If you are upgrading your CSS server from V1.3 or earlier, you must upgrade the hard disk
space to 100 GB or above. 100 GB is the minimum requirement for free disk space in V1.4.
For more information on how to update VM hard disk settings, refer to your RealPresence
Content Sharing Suite Administrator’s Guide, To install the Content Sharing Server OVA file.
Requirements on VM Host for RealPresence Content Sharing Server, Gateway Mode
Configuration
High Performance
Medium Performance
Minimum Performance
Max. Num. Virtual
Cores
16 cores
12 cores
8 cores
RAM
16 GB
12 GB
8 GB
NIC
2 x 1 Gb
2 x 1 Gb
2 x 1 Gb
Storage
64 GB
64 GB
64 GB
Max. High Quality
meetings
15
12
10
Max. Standard
Quality Meetings
30
25
20
CPU Model
Dual Intel Xeon®
Processor E5-2620
Dual Intel Xeon®
Processor E5-2620
Dual Intel Xeon®
Processor E5-2620
Note: About high quality and standard quality meetings
Meetings with content resolution 720 p30, 1080 p5 or higher are regarded as high quality
meetings; those with content resolution 720 p15 or lower are regarded as standard quality
meetings.
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Requirements on RealPresence Content Sharing Server and Client, Add-On Mode
Component
Add-On mode
Polycom RealPresence Content
Sharing server
VMware vSphere ESXi Hypervisor 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5
Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2012
Minimum VM configuration

Host machine:
 CPU Processor Type: Intel® Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 2.10
GHZ
 CPU Cores: 12 CPUs x 2.099 GHZ
RealPresence Content Sharing
Suite Client PCs

VM guest: 8 CPUs, 8 GB RAM, 100 GB free disk space

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile

Microsoft Lync 2010 or 2013

Internet Explorer 8 (or later), Google Chrome (26 or later);
or Mozilla Firefox (18 or later)
 Safari 5.1 or higher for Mac
Minimum system requirements:
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Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) or later

Mac OS X 10.7 or higher for systems running Mac operating
systems

Intel Core i3 2 core CPU 1.6 GHz or higher

250 MB storage

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
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RealPresence Content Sharing Suite
Feature Overview
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite features include the following features:
● Common content sharing experience across endpoints
● Single sign-on through Microsoft Active Directory credential check
● Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP) (Session Initiation Protocol [SIP]-based content video) up to
1080p HD 5fps for RealPresence Content Sharing Suite 1.2 version and later. 1080p HD 5fps is
supported in V1.4, in both the Add-on and Gateway mode.
● Ability to share a monitor or program (PC application)
● A software package (OVA/VHD format) to run on a VMware/Hyper-V virtual machine environment
Security features include the following:
● Content security
SIP Session Description Protocol Security Descriptions (SDES) over Transport
Layer Security (TLS) + Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) and AES-128 bit Media
Encryption.
● Server authentication
NTLMv2 pass-through authentication to AD and HTTPS/TLS-based
provisioning.
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What’s New in Release 1.4
The RealPresence Content Sharing Suite version 1.4 offers the following new features:
● Add-on-free Lync content sharing
When you set your RealPresence Content Sharing Suite server running mode as Gateway, you can
share content from Lync in Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server-hosted conferences
without the Polycom RealPresence Content Add-on for Lync Service.
In the Gateway Mode, various Lync clients are supported: PC, Mac, Lync Web App, Lync Room
System, and mobile devices running on iOS, Android, or Windows mobile platforms.
Gateway mode works only when your RealPresence Content Sharing Suite server is part of
Polycom RealConnect deployment.
Major features in the Gateway Mode include:
 Cascading Lync calls from AVMCU to Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server
When Lync clients dial in to a conference, their video or audio is handled by Lync AVMCU, while
their content is sent to the RealPresence Content Sharing Suite content gateway through Lync
ASMCU (Application Sharing MCU). Content is cascaded between Lync ASMCU and Polycom
RealPresence Collaboration Server through the RealPresence Content Sharing Suite content
gateway.
 Server scalability using Load Balancer
A minimum of 500 concurrent calls is supported by each RealPresence Content Sharing Suite
server. RealPresence Content Sharing Suite servers are now scalable using a Load Balancer.
 Guest access from Lync clients
In the Gateway mode, corporate Lync users behind their enterprise firewall can now join a VMR
meeting and share content.
 Federated Lync client access
Lync users from different enterprises can join a video conference and send and receive content
in the Gateway mode.
 High Availability
The content stream transcoding state is now synchronized between active and standby
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite servers in High Availability environment. In case of master
server failure, the slave server takes over with the same configuration and works as the master
server. If the original master recovers, it then works as the slave server.
● Support for external NTP servers
You can configure one or several NTP servers to obtain system time automatically.
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Upgrade RealPresence Content Sharing
Suite to Version 1.4
By default, RealPresence Content Sharing Suite server 1.4 works in the Gateway mode and existing Lync
client with RealPresence Content Sharing Suite Add-ons will be disabled automatically by the server.
If your RealPresence Content Sharing Suite server is set to work in the Add-on mode, Lync clients with
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite add-ons version 1.3 or earlier will be notified to download a new
version add-on to work with RealPresence Content Sharing Suite1.4 server.
Note: Issue new order before you upgrade to version 1.3 or later
To continue using old versions of Lync client with the new version of RealPresence Content
Sharing Suite server, enable the feature Client-Server Compatibility in your RealPresence
Content Sharing Suite administrator’s web interface.
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Resolved Issues in Release 1.4
The following table lists resolved issues for RealPresence Content Sharing Suite.
Issue ID
Description
CCS-1058
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite server system time is not set correctly, and it’s hard for
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite administrators to adjust it.
This is fixed in V1.4. From Content Sharing Server Web Configuration Tool, Admin > Time
Configuration, you can now configure one or several NTP servers to obtain system time
automatically, or set the time manually.
CCS-1052
If you log in to the RealPresence Content Sharing Suite server from an SSH client tool (such as
PuTTY) with cssadmin account, you can view all system files.
This is fixed in V1.4 by restricting the cssadmin account permissions.
CCS-1046
You can view RealPresence Content Sharing Suite server version on the Content Sharing
Server Web Configuration Tool login page.
This is fixed in V1.4.
CCS-1220
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System log level settings are not saved after the Content Sharing Server reboots.
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Known Issues
The following tables list known issues for RealPresence Content Sharing Suite. If a workaround is
available, it is noted.
Client Known Issues
Issue ID
Description
Workaround
CCS-311
When you join a VMR over TLS for the first
time, you need to accept a certificate
window within 30 seconds; otherwise the
call will disconnect.
Reconnect the call.
This problem applies to both the
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite web
client and Lync add-on.
CCS-581
A RealPresence Content Sharing Suite
client does not work when placed behind
NAT in a corporate network.
Remove the NAT device.
CCS-713
When sharing an application on Mac PC
using the RealPresence Content Sharing
Suite web client, the shared content does
not pop up.
Manually click the shared window to appear on
front end.
CCS-720
The Lync add-on crashes when
LyncAddonConfigTool is running for
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite server
configuration, and simultaneously a VMR
window is opened or a VMR call is set up.
Do not open a VMR window or set up a VMR call
when LyncAddonConfigTool is running.
CCS-819
(Add-On mode only) If your network
connection is not stable and you dialed in
from a public network over the
RealPresence Access Director, sometimes,
content sharing request may time out as a
result of network latency and packet loss
and you receive no error prompts.
Re-connect and send the content again.
CCS-972
If you accept a VMR call initiated by a
Polycom RealPresence Collaboration
Server system, you cannot receive or send
content.
None.
CCS-997
You cannot join VMR meetings using Lync
if the VMR number contains non-numerical
characters.
None.
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Issue ID
Description
Workaround
CCS-1276
If you add a Polycom VMR number as a
participant when you schedule meetings
from the Lync client Meet Now menu, the
meeting is cascaded to Polycom
RealPresence Collaboration Serve.
None.
But if you remove the VMR from the Lync
participant list, existing gateway instances
are not terminated as expected.
CCS-1287
When accessing the RealPresence Content
Sharing Suite web client on a Mac
computer using the Safari 8, after you press
the Enter full screen, the button doesn’t
change into the Exit full screen button as
expected.
None.
CCS-1307
If an endpoint with the maximum
content capability as 720p joins an
ongoing meeting where a Lync client is
sharing 1080p content, the content
resolution doesn’t change to 720p as
expected. As a result, the endpoint
cannot receive the 1080 p content.
From the RealPresence Content Sharing Server
Web Configuration Tool, set Server
Configuration > Server > Call Rate as 384
Kbps or lower to limit the gateway capacity to
720p.
Server Known Issues
Issue ID
Description
Workaround
CCS-1140
After you upgrade the RealPresence
Content Sharing Suite from earlier versions
to V1.4, the default time zone is not set
correctly.
Change the time zone manually from the
RealPresence Content Sharing Server Web
Configuration Tool: Admin > Time
Configuration.
CCS-1156
(Gateway mode only) If you add a Polycom
VMR number as a participant when you
schedule meetings from the Lync client
Meet Now menu, the meeting is cascaded
to Polycom RealPresence Collaboration
Serve.
None.
But if you delete the VMR from the
RealPresence Collaboration Server,
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite
gateway instances still try to connect to this
VMR for few times.
CCS-1236
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In an HA deployment, if the master server
is restarted, the slave server takes over as
the master as expected. However,
sometimes, when the original master server
restarts, it works as the master too.
Disable HA and then reconfigure the HA between
the RealPresence Content Sharing Suite master
and slave servers.
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Issue ID
Description
Workaround
CCS-1274
If you upgrade earlier versions of
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite
installed on a Hyper-V VM to version 1.4,
you cannot modify settings such as CPU
cores and memory.
Re-install the RealPresence Content Sharing
Suite V1.4 on the Hyper-V VM.
CCS-1289
(Gateway mode only) When hosted on a
Hyper-V VM with eight cores and eight GB
memory, nearly half of the RealPresence
Content Sharing Suite gateway instances
are terminated when all Lync clients are
sharing dynamic video.
None.
CCS-1293
(Gateway mode only) If a conference ends
and a new one starts right after it using the
same VMR number, sometime, the new
gateway instance cannot be initiated
immediately.
None. The gateway instance will be re-started
automatically several minutes later.
CCS-1301
(Gateway mode only) With peak workload,
if Polycom endpoints and Lync clients
compete for content sharing over and over
again within a short time frame (< 60
seconds), the content sent from the
Polycom endpoints may be blurry or
greenish.
Restart content sharing.
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Known Limitations
Known limitations for RealPresence Content Sharing Suite include
● During a VMR call, you cannot use Lync to invite a third party to the call. In addition, if you’re
already in a Lync call, you cannot join a VMR call.
● You cannot use the RealPresence Content Sharing Suite license of an earlier version with a later
version RealPresence Content Sharing Suite. For example, V1.2 of the Content Sharing Server
license with RealPresence Content Sharing Suite V1.3. If you upgrade from RealPresence Content
Sharing Suite V1.2 to V1.3, you need to reactivate the Content Sharing Server license.
● To upgrade from RealPresence Content Sharing Suite earlier versions to V1.3, you need ask your
Polycom Sales contact to re-place the order.
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Products Tested with this Release
The RealPresence Content Sharing Suite systems are tested extensively with a wide range of products.
The following list is not a complete inventory of compatible equipment. It indicates the products that have
been tested for compatibility with this release.
Note: Supported products
You are encouraged to upgrade all your Polycom systems with the latest software before
contacting Polycom support to ensure the issue has not already been addressed by vendor
software updates.
Go to http://support.polycom.com/PolycomService/support/us/support/service_policies.html to
find the current Polycom Supported Products matrix.
Interoperability List for the Add-on Mode
Category
Versions
Session Border Controllers
Polycom RealPresence Access Director (RPAD)
4.0, 4.1
Acme Packet® Net-Net Enterprise Session
Director (ESD)
Net-Net 3820 Firmware SCX6.3.0 F-2 GA (Build 163)
Management Systems and Recorders
Polycom RealPresence Capture Server
1.8
Microsoft Active Directory
2008 R2, 2012 R2
Gatekeepers, Gateways, and MCUs
Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server
(RMX) 1800/2000/4000
8.4, 8.5
Polycom RealPresence Distributed Media
Application (DMA) 7000
6.1, 6.2
Microsoft Lync Server
2010, 2013
Load Balancers
Polycom has tested the following load balancer:
F5 BIG-IP LTM 1600
BIG-IP 10.2.1.297.0
Endpoints
Microsoft Lync client
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Category
Versions
Your environment requires one or more video endpoints that receive content from RealPresence Collaboration
Server (RMX). For more information on interoperability, see the Interoperability Tables section in the
RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX) 1500/1800/2000/4000 Release Notes, available by navigating to your
system from the Collaboration & Conferencing Platforms Support page.
Polycom has tested the following endpoints:
Polycom HDX
3.1.3
Polycom RealPresence Mobile
3.2
Polycom RealPresence Desktop
3.2, 3.3
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
300/500/550/700
4.1.3, 4.2
Polycom Converged Management Application
(CMA) Desktop
5.2.5
Polycom Telepresence m100
1.0.7
Polycom ITP
3.1.2
Cisco TelePresence EX90
TC6.1.1.7d7af15
Cisco TelePresence Quick Set C20
TC3.1.5.282524
Note: RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX) TIP content support while working with
RealPresence Content Sharing Suite
The following RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX) TIP Compatibility settings are
supported when used with the RealPresence Content Sharing Suite 1.2 release or later:

None (default)

Video Only
Interoperability List for the Gateway Mode
Category
Versions
Session Border Controllers
Polycom RealPresence Access Director (RPAD)
4.0, 4.1
Acme Packet® Net-Net Enterprise Session
Director (ESD)
Net-Net 3820 Firmware SCX6.3.0 F-2 GA (Build 163)
Management Systems and Recorders
Polycom RealPresence Capture Server
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Category
Versions
Microsoft Active Directory
2008 R2, 2012 R2
Gatekeepers, Gateways, and MCUs
Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server
(RMX) 1800/2000/4000
8.5
Polycom RealPresence Distributed Media
Application (DMA) 7000
6.2
Microsoft Lync Server
2013
Load Balancers
Polycom has tested the following load balancer:
F5 BIG-IP LTM 1600
BIG-IP 10.2.1.297.0
Endpoints
Microsoft Lync client
2010, 2013
Your environment requires one or more video endpoints that receive content from RealPresence Collaboration
Server (RMX). For more information on interoperability, see the Interoperability Tables section in the
RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX) 1500/1800/2000/4000 Release Notes, available by navigating to your
system from the Collaboration & Conferencing Platforms Support page.
Polycom has tested the following endpoints:
Polycom HDX
3.1.3
Polycom RealPresence Mobile
3.2
Polycom RealPresence Desktop
3.2, 3.3
Polycom RealPresence Group Series
300/500/550/700
4.1.3, 4.2
Polycom Converged Management Application
(CMA) Desktop
5.2.5
Polycom Telepresence m100
1.0.7
Polycom ITP
3.1.2
Cisco TelePresence EX90
TC6.1.1.7d7af15
Cisco TelePresence Quick Set C20
TC3.1.5.282524
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