Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition Overview Purpose of this Guide

Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition Overview Purpose of this Guide
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition
Overview
• Purpose of this Guide, page 1
• About Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition, page 1
Purpose of this Guide
This guide explains how to
• Install and configure Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition for Unicon eLux (VXME for Unicon
eLux).
• Install and configure Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client in a VXME for Unicon eLux deployment.
• Upgrade VXME for Unicon eLux
About Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition (VXME) extends the Cisco collaboration experience to virtual
deployments. With a supported version of Cisco Jabber for Windows, users can send and receive phone calls
on their hosted virtual desktops (HVD). The VXME software detects the virtual environment and routes all
audio and video streams directly from one endpoint to another, without going through the HVD.
The applications in the Cisco VXME family of products are:
• Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition for SUSE Linux
• Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition for Windows
• Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition for Unicon eLux
For more information about Cisco VXME, visit http://www.cisco.com/e/en/us/products/collaboration-endpoints/
virtualization-experience-media-edition/index.html.
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Virtual Deployments
Virtual Deployments
With Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition (VXME), thin client users can place and receive calls
with their Cisco Unified Communications applications (Cisco Jabber). Virtualization Experience Media Edition
consists of the Cisco VXME Agent and the Cisco VXME Client. To reduce latency and to enhance media
quality, VXME streams media between the endpoints without going through the hosted virtual desktops.
Virtualization Experience Media Edition also supports some accessories. For more information about supported
accessories, see Release Notes for Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition for Unicon eLux for your
release.
Use the following flowchart to determine whether you require VXME for your virtual environment.
Figure 1: Determine Whether You Need Virtualization Experience Media Edition for Unicon eLux
A Cisco VXME virtual deployment consists of the following components:
• Supported Unicon eLux thin clients
For more information about supported thin clients, see Release Notes for Cisco Virtualization Experience
Media Edition for Unicon eLux.
• Cisco VXME Client installed on the thin client
• Windows hosted virtual desktops (HVD), in a data center
• Cisco Jabber installed on the HVD
• Cisco VXME Agent installed on the HVD
• Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Differences in the Virtual Environment
The user experience with Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition and a supported Cisco Unified
Communications client is similar to the experience provided by a standard Cisco Unified Communications
client installation. However, in a virtual environment there are some differences:
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Filenames
• The Cisco Unified Communications client detects the virtual environment at run time and starts in
virtualization mode.
• Users can choose to control their Cisco IP Phones or to use their computers to make and receive calls.
The default phone selection is Use my computer for calls. After device selection, the Cisco Virtualization
Experience Media Edition application starts the transfer of the phone configuration data for that user.
For more information, see Configuration Files.
• Users can manage their camera and audio devices by using the Device Selector, which is located in the
Windows notification area. Users can also use the following tabs to manage their camera and audio
devices from within their Cisco Unified Communications client:
◦File > Options > Audio
◦File > Options > Video
• If a connection failure between the thin client and the HVD occurs, the user is prompted to log back on
to the HVD. If the user has an active call, it is preserved. The user can end the call by using one of the
accessories. If the user does not have an accessory with which to end the call, the user can ask the other
party to end the call. If there are held calls when the connection failure occurs, the parties on hold receive
no notification of the connection failure. After logging back on to the HVD, the user can send an instant
message (IM) to the parties that were left on hold.
• If the thin client loses the connection to the network, the user is prompted to log back on to the HVD.
If the connection failure occurs during a call, the call is lost. After reconnecting, the user can try to call
the other party or send an IM. For the other party on the call, silence is the only indication that the call
has dropped.
• By default, all calls send and receive video if both parties have video capability. Users can select their
preference from the following options:
◦Always start calls with video: Starts all calls as video calls, which send local video
◦Never start calls with video: Starts all calls as audio-only calls
This setting applies to all calls that the user places and receives. The default setting is Always start calls
with video. Users can change this setting in File > Options > Calls.
Note
You can disable video globally or on a per-device basis on the Cisco Unified
Communications Manager. Navigate to System > Enterprise Phone Configuration
and set Video Calling to Disabled.
• Some menus and options for the supported Cisco Unified Communications clients are different. For
example, users cannot start Video Desktop Share (Binary Floor Control Protocol) from the call window.
Video Desktop Share is supported only from the IM-chat window (Remote Desktop Protocol).
Filenames
The following tables list the file types and names for this release.
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Table 1: Unicon eLux 4.8
File Type
Filename
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition Client Cisco_VXME_Client_eLux_4.8.0-11.5.0.zip
for Unicon eLux (downloadable .zip file)
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_client-11.5.0-418.UC_RP-1.0.epm
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_client-11.5.0-418.UC_RP-1.0.epm.sig
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_base-11.5.0-418.UC_RP-1.0.fpm
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_base-11.5.0-418.UC_RP-1.0.fpm.sig
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_extraQTlib-11.5.0-418.UC_RP-1.0.fpm
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_extraQTlib-11.5.0-418.UC_RP-1.0.fpm.sig
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_tpl-11.5.0-418.UC_RP-1.0.fpm
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_tpl-11.5.0-418.UC_RP-1.0.fpm.sig
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition Agent Cisco_VXME_Agent-11.5.0.zip
for Unicon eLux Release 11.5 (downloadable zip file)
(extracted from zip file)
CiscoVXMEAgentSetup.msi
Table 2: Unicon eLux 5.0
File Type
Filename
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition Client Cisco_VXME_Client_eLux_5.0.0-11.5.0.zip
for Unicon eLux (downloadable .zip file)
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_client-11.5.0-418.UC_RP5-1.0.epm
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_client-11.5.0-418.UC_RP5-1.0.epm.sig
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_base-11.5.0-418.UC_RP5-1.0.fpm
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_base-11.5.0-418.UC_RP5-1.0.fpm.sig
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_extraQTlib-11.5.0-418.UC_RP5-1.0.fpm
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_extraQTlib-11.5.0-418.UC_RP5-1.0.fpm.sig
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_tpl-11.5.0-418.UC_RP5-1.0.fpm
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File Type
Filename
(extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_tpl-11.5.0-418.UC_RP5-1.0.fpm.sig
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition Agent Cisco_VXME_Agent-11.5.0.zip
for Unicon eLux Release 11.5 (downloadable zip file)
(extracted from zip file)
CiscoVXMEAgentSetup.msi
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