Audience, Purpose, and Required Skills

This guide is written for a technical audience (IT personnel, network administrators, or telecommunications administrators) responsible for managing the enterprise network infrastructure and installing and configuring network software and hardware, including telecommunications and video conferencing equipment. It assumes the following knowledge and skills:
  • Knowledge of network configuration, IP addressing, DNS, and security certificates

  • Knowledge of virtual machine environment and competence in deploying and configuring VMs in the relevant hypervisor

  • Knowledge of telecommunications practices and protocols, video conferencing network and traffic requirements, and the specifics of the enterprise telecommunications infrastructure plan

This guide assumes that you are deploying and setting up instances of the RealPresnece Web Suite Services Portal and Experience Portal in a Polycom® RealPresence® Platform environment that includes:
  • Polycom® RealPresence® Distributed Media Application™ (DMA®) 7000, Virtual Edition

  • Polycom® RealPresence® Collaboration Server, Virtual Edition

  • Polycom® RealPresence® Access Director™ solution (alternatively, an Acme Packet Net-Net Enterprise Session Director may be used to secure firewall traversal)

The RealPresence Platform environment may also include:
  • Polycom® RealPresence® Platform Director™

  • Polycom® RealPresence® Resource Manager

You must be able to configure the components in your RealPresence Platform environment to support RealPresence Web Suite or have access to someone who can.