can it be done with 2 or more MP to expand the MP video capacity?
or work like redundancy?
from UVC version 3.0, administrators can add up to 5 MP to a CSS node. Below some highlights:
This configuration offers resiliency, fail-over capabilities, load balancing and geographical traffic optimisation.
If for instance you would like to expand the MP capacity for one CSS node you could dedicate both MPs to this particular node and assign different priorities to them (Pri=0, Pri=1), this will act as an expansion of your resources as the CSS node will fill up the first MP and eventually when the primary is full, start forwarding to the secondary.
If you would prefer to even the load, you could choose both as primary and then CSS will decide which MP would be the best option to host the multiway call.
In terms of redundancy, if for any reason one of the MP within a Cluster is hosting calls and fails, this call will be seamlessly transferred to the 2nd MP if it has enough resources to host it.
Below a graphic to show how to configure MPs in between nodes:
sure that call escalation and CSS Meetings (VMR) work regardless of which node the User is registered to.
thanks Francsico, sounds nice, but where can i find the setting section in UVC or any setup information?
i would like to have a look of it but can't find it anywhere.
i remember i saw a figure about MCU cluster from a lifesize doc at somewhere, but can't find it anymore.
and i don't think it has mention how it setup neither.
is it in the auto provisioning > group UVV servers? and i need to activate 2 MP in order to look at it?
I believe you are using UVC Platform 1.4.4, instead of 3.x, could you please confirm?
If you are in version 1.4.4 the clustering capabilities are not available, you could configure additional MCUs in CSS but they will act as two standalone units.
In order to be able to do clustering, you need to upgrade to 3.0 but please, be aware that no downgrade is possible after the installation, if you have deployed access or transit, they will not be included into v. 3.0.
Grouping UVC servers would transfer the address book and devices configurations among all the servers in the group, but will not allow you to achieve a MP clustering. This feature is used to provision EPs with predefined requirements and populate their directories using LDAP.
i did run V3.0.0(28) trial that has expired few days ago.
so CSS only means the clearsea server, not another service in the platform.
i do find the cluster in clearsea, and i only tried to add muc (uvc MP) for clearsea to fom multiway call.
but my client is looking for clustering MP, as they has multiple endpoints but not clearsea client.
if this i CSS node only, will the clustered node works for endpoints, as if they wouldn't have the clearsea user added to the endpoints?
then what if i used a minimum license to activate the CS , will the MP cluster for on endpoints?
you could provision the customer endpoints using clearsea (CSS), in addition you will have firewall traversal capabilities, allow mobile clients to connect with other users/endpoints and/or to join virtual meeting rooms just to mention some of the advantages.
you might need to deploy to virtual machines to get it working. Please send me your license number so I can extend the trial for another 30 days. My email address is email@example.com
thanks Francisco, it is ok, i do use VM for uvc platform a lot of time when client asked for help or demo.
i just thought MP can do it only, looks like it is not the case. thanks again
Let me continue this discussion. Could you please explain what is needed to have a redundant environment with CSS and MP integrated with PBX and Lync, considering we have to install the servers in 2 different datacenters.
Suppose we will need 1 CSS + 1 MP for both datacenters, CSSs clustered and MPs are added to both CSSs.
- Which CSS handles the integration of Icons?
- How can we configure Lync PBX integration?
Thank you for your helpful information.
Would you please share the document which talk about this - MCU clustering with me for more research! I really need this information
Wish you have a good day
attached two documents where you will find all the requested information and much more .
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