Virtualized UCx Software


UCx supports virtualized software as an option, enabling deployment on a customer-supplied server running VMware vSphere 5+, Hyper-V or KVM operating softwares. Virtualized UCx software is packaged in OVA or Hyper-V or QCOW2 formats. UCx software can now run inside a virtual machine, on a dedicated server, an appliance, or a combination of these, giving you tremendous flexibility. The ability to virtualize UCx helps customers take full advantage of the benefits of virtualized infrastructure, such as server consolidation, increased security, operational flexibility, and higher applications availability during planned and unplanned downtime in order to achieve cost savings and business continuity objectives.

Image Defaults

The default settings for all Virtual Machine (VMware, Hyper-V, KVM) images are:

  • CPU Execution Threads:  2  (The Minimum of 2 allows access to the system if the main thread stops executing)
  • Memory:  1536 MBytes (1.5GB)
  • HDD:  16GB (This size was chosen to keep the image to a reasonable size)
  • IP Address Default Mode - DHCP Client (IP Address, Default Gateway, and DNS Server info assigned by DHCP server)


The supported operating environment for deployment are:


Your Virtualized UCx system requires a license to operate. See Request New License page for steps to obtain a license for your system.
Please note that if the MAC address of your virtual system is changed, then the license will become invalid. You will have to request a new license after a MAC address change.

Resource Requirements

Having sufficient resources to run your UCx Virtual Software is critical to ensuring a successful deployment and operation of your UCx Server.

Please see Resource Requirements for UCx Virtualized Software page for details.

Network Requirements

The UCx Server must have the ability to communicate with E-MetroTel public servers using the HTTP protocol. HTTP requests are always initiated by the UCx Server - hence any firewall should be configured to allow the UCx Server to receive responses to such requests.

When you launch a new UCx virtual machine based on the image, the virtual machine uses DHCP to get its IP address, default gateway and DNS servers.  (Note that this is different than the physical UCx Server configuration which uses as the default IP address.)

UCx in the Cloud

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