Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine Overview

Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine Overview
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine
Overview
• Purpose of This Guide, page 1
• About Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine, page 1
• Cisco AnyConnect Feature Support, page 4
Purpose of This Guide
The Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine for SUSE Linux Deployment and Installation Guide
includes the following task-based information required to deploy and install Cisco Virtualization Experience
Media Engine for SUSE Linux (VXME for SUSE Linux).
• Installation and configuration workflows and procedures that outline the processes to install and configure
Cisco VXME for SUSE Linux
• Installation and configuration information for Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client in a Cisco
VXME for SUSE Linux deployment
• Upgrade information for Cisco VXME for SUSE Linux
About Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine (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 Engine for SUSE Linux
• Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine for Windows
For more information about Cisco VXME, visit http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collaboration-endpoints/
virtualization-experience-media-engine/index.html.
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Virtual Deployments
Virtual Deployments
With Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine (VXME), thin client users can place and receive calls
with their Cisco Unified Communications application (Cisco Jabber). Cisco Virtualization Experience Media
Engine 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.
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine also supports some accessories. For a complete listing of
supported audio and video accessories, see Unified Communications Endpoint and Client Accessories, at
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/unified-communications/uc_endpoints_accessories.html.
Use the following flowchart to determine whether you require VXME for your virtual environment.
Figure 1: Determine Whether You Need Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine for SUSE Linux
A Cisco VXME virtual deployment consists of the following components:
• Supported SUSE Linux thin clients
For more information about supported thin clients, see Release Notes for Cisco Virtualization Experience
Media Engine for SUSE Linux.
• 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 Engine 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 Engine 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 table lists the file types and names for this release.
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File Type
Filename
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine Client Cisco_VXME_Client-11.0.0_SP2.zip
for SUSE Linux SP2 (downloadable .zip file)
SP2 VXME.rpm file (extracted from zip file)
cisco_vxme_client-11.0.0-309.sletc11sp2.rpm
SP2 VXME Prerequisites.rpm file (extracted from
zip file)
vxme-pre-reqs-11.0.0-30.sletc11sp2.rpm
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine Client Cisco_VXME_Client-11.0.0_SP3.zip
for SUSE Linux SP3 (downloadable .zip file)
SP3 VXME Client.rpm file (extracted from zip file) cisco_vxme_client-11.0.0-309.sletc11sp3.rpm
SP3 VXME Prerequisites.rpm file (extracted from
zip file)
vxme-pre-reqs-11.0.0-30.sletc11sp3.rpm
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine Agent Cisco_VXME_Agent-11.0.0.zip
for SUSE Linux Release 11.0 (downloadable zip file)
Cisco VXME Agent installer file (extracted from zip CiscoVXMEAgentSetup.msi
file)
Cisco AnyConnect for SUSE Linux SP2
(downloadable zip file)
Anyconnect_bundle-3.1.08009-71_SP2.zip
SP2 Cisco AnyConnect.rpm file (extracted from zip anyconnect_bundle-3.1.08009-71.sletc11sp2.rpm
file)
Cisco AnyConnect for SUSE Linux SP3
(downloadable zip file)
Anyconnect_bundle-3.1.08009-71_SP3.zip
SP3 Cisco AnyConnect.rpm file (extracted from zip anyconnect_bundle-3.1.08009-71.sletc11sp3.rpm
file)
Cisco AnyConnect Feature Support
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine supports Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Release
3.1. The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client provides remote users with secure VPN connections to
the Cisco 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client supports
Cisco ASA version 8.0(4) or later and the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) 6.4(1) or later.
Cisco AnyConnect is available as a separate add-on that you can push to your devices using the standard
add-on procedure.
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Note
Application upgrades of Cisco AnyConnect 3.1 from the ASA are not supported.
The following table shows the AnyConnect features supported on the thin clients.
Table 1: AnyConnect Feature Support
Feature
Supported on SUSE Linux-based Thin Clients
Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) with SSL Yes
access to VPN
IPSec/IKEv2 support
No
Compression -Increases the communications
Yes
performance between the security appliance and the
client
Fallback from DTLS to TLS if DTLS fails
Yes
Certificate-only authentication
No
Machine certificate authentication for standalone
mode
No
RSA SecurID integration
No
Smartcard support
No
Download certificate from ASA with Get Certificate No
Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) to set No
up and renew a certificate used for client
authentication
GUI interface
Yes, Legacy
Minimize on connect
Yes
IPv6 VPN access-Allows access to IPv6 resources
over a public IPv4 connection
No
Local LAN access
No
Local printer access through client firewall rules
No
Trusted network detection (TND)
No
Captive portal (hotspot) detection
No
Start Before Logon (SBL)
No
Autoconnect on start
Yes
Resume session after loss of connectivity
Yes
Auto update AnyConnect
N/A (update using Dell Wyse Device Manager)
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Feature
Supported on SUSE Linux-based Thin Clients
Auto update AnyConnect profile
Yes
Diagnostic AnyConnect Reporting Tool (DART)
N/A
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)
security
Yes
Browser-based (clientless) VPN access
No
Endpoint assessment (Posture)
No
Endpoint remediation
No
Web security-Enforces acceptable use policies to
protect endpoints from websites found to be unsafe
No
Network Access Manager (NAM) - L2
No
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