Cisco Preferred Architecture for Enterprise Collaboration 10.x, CVD

Cisco Preferred Architecture for Enterprise Collaboration 10.x, CVD


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Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) explain important design and deployment decisions based on common use cases and current system releases. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented the guidelines within the CVDs in order to provide faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment. CVDs provide a tested starting point for Cisco partners and customers to begin designing and deploying systems using their own setup and configuration.

Documentation for Enterprise Collaboration

Cisco Preferred Architecture (PA) Design Overview guides help customers and sales teams select the appropriate architecture based on an organization's business requirements; understand the products that are used within the architecture; and obtain general design best practices. These guides support sales processes.

Cisco Validated Design (CVD) guides provide detailed steps for deploying the Cisco Preferred

Architectures. These guides support planning, design, and implementation of the Preferred


Cisco Collaboration Solution Reference Network Design (SRND) guide provides detailed design options for Cisco Collaboration. The SRND should be referenced when design requirements are outside the scope of Cisco Preferred Architectures.

About This Guide

This Cisco Validated Design guide for the Cisco Enterprise Collaboration Preferred Architecture is for:

Sales teams that sell, design, and deploy collaboration solutions

Customers and sales teams who want detailed design best practices and ordered steps for deploying

Cisco Collaboration

Readers of this guide should have a general knowledge of Cisco voice, video, and collaboration products and a basic understanding of how to deploy these products. We recommend that readers review the Cisco

Preferred Architecture for Enterprise Collaboration Design Overview before reading this CVD document.

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The design decisions within this CVD are in line with the framework outlined in the Cisco Collaboration

SRND . While the SRND offers many design and deployment options, in this document a single deployment recommendation is selected based on fundamental assumptions for the Preferred

Architecture design. Different assumptions can certainly lead to different design decisions, which then should be validated against the SRND. For large deployments with unique needs and advanced customization, it is recommended to work with your Cisco Account Manager for guidance beyond that contained in this CVD or the SRND.

This guide simplifies the design and sales process by:

Building upon the product and design recommendations of the Cisco Preferred Architecture for

Enterprise Collaboration Design Overview

This CVD guide is organized into the following discrete modules that integrate together to form the overall Collaboration solution:

Call Control

— Explains fundamental concepts of dial plan design, Computer Telephony Integration

(CTI), Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST), IM and Presence, LDAP directory integration,

SIP trunks, and other aspects of call control. This chapter also lists the best practices for deploying call control in the Enterprise Collaboration Preferred Architecture.

Cisco Preferred Architecture Design Overview

Detailing a collaboration architecture, identifying best practices, and explaining the reasoning behind those recommendations

Conferencing — Describes the types of conferences available in the Enterprise Collaboration

Preferred Architecture and explains how to deploy conferencing capability.

Collaboration Edge — Explains how to deploy Cisco Collaboration Edge components to provide

remote registration services, external communications, and interoperability.

Core Applications

— Lists the various applications and deployment tools available in the Enterprise

Collaboration Preferred Architecture, and focuses on two core applications for unified messaging and conference scheduling.

Sizing — Provides simplified sizing examples to size the components of the Enterprise

Collaboration Preferred Architecture to fit the requirements of your deployment.

Revision History

This CVD guide may be updated at any time without notice. You can obtain the latest version of this document online at:

Visit the above website periodically and check for documentation updates by comparing the revision date of your copy with the revision date of the online document.

Table 1 lists the revision history for this document.

Table 1 Revision History for This CVD Guide

Revision Date

April 2, 2015

January 22, 2015

October 28, 2014


Cisco TelePresence Server capacity numbers were updated in

Table 6-7


This document was updated for Cisco Collaboration System Release

(CSR) 10.6. For details, in each chapter see What’s New in This Chapter.

Initial release of this document.

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