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Configuring media ports settings

This topic only applies to the MCU 4500 Series and the MSE Media2 blade.

The MCU 4500 Series and the MSE Media2 blade have the following port capacity modes:

For information about the number of ports available on the different models of MCU, refer to MCU port matrix.

On the MSE Media2 blade, each Full HD and HD+ participant requires four media port licenses. Each HD participant requires two media port licenses. Each SD participant requires only one media port license. Therefore, to achieve the full capacity in Full HD mode you need to allocate 40 port licenses to the blade, and for HD+ mode 80 media port licenses. To achieve full capacity in HD mode you need to allocate a total of 40 media port licenses to the blade. To achieve the full capacity in SD mode you need to allocate a total of 80 media port licenses to the blade. For information on how to allocate further ports to your blade, see the Supervisor online help.

To change the media port capacity mode go to Settings > Media ports.

After enabling a mode, you must restart the MCU for changes to take effect.

Selected option

The selected option section shows you how many ports are available for each type of connection in the selected mode. The number of available ports will change when you switch between modes in the drop down menu. This is useful as it allows you to see the port availability before you enable either mode and restart the MCU.

Field Field description
Media port mode The required media port capacity. Choose from Full HD, HD+, HD, or SD.
Full high definition video ports The number of 1080p30 (symmetric) video ports available. Note: This is to transmit and receive at this resolution.
High definition plus video ports

The number of 1080p30 (asymmetric) video ports available. Note: This is to transmit at this resolution only.

High definition video ports

The number of 720p30 video ports available.

Standard definition video ports

On the MCU 4501 and on MSE Media2 blades only, the number of standard definition video ports available.

Dedicated streaming and content ports

The number of dedicated streaming and content ports available. Where streaming and content ports are provided, when streaming and content ports are used up, video ports will not be allocated to streaming viewers or providers of content. Where there are no streaming and content ports, conferences with streaming viewers and conferences with content will use available video ports.

Additional audio ports

The number of audio-only ports available. Each audio port can be used by one voice-only participant in a video conference. When audio-only ports are unavailable, voice-only participants will use available video ports. On MSE Media2 blades, if Standard definition mode is selected, this value will always appear as zero.

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