Cisco Meeting Server 2 (CMS2) / Acano Certified Expert Training 2 (ACE2)


An advanced hands-on course, CMS II/ACE II builds on the learning acquired in CMS I/ACE I, and goes deeper into complex, CMS Customization. Upon completion of the course, students will be capable of customizing solution designs, solution customization and using APIs to create integrated solutions. Students will receive the CMS II/ACE II Certificate upon successful course completion and passing the exam.

Target Audience

  • Technical staff of Cisco Authorized Partners
  • Technical consultants
  • Solution architects
  • Field engineers and personnel who provide first-line support to CMS server deployments and who install CMS solutions at customer sites.


Completion of CMS I/ACE I

Course Outline

Designing a deployment for resilience and scalability

  • Designing for scalability
  • Designing for multiple points of presence and Geo awareness
  • Designing a resilient solution
  • Integrating with existing resilient SIP call control
  • Case studies of successful CMS deployments
Integrating with Lync
  • On premise deployment vs. direct federation
  • Case study of a successful deployment integrated with Lync
Designing a solution for multi-tenancy
  • Configuring for multi-tenancy
  • Managing multi-tenant deployment
  • Case study of a successful multi-tenancy deployment
Understanding Acano licensing
  • User license model
  • Acano manager features
Branding the Acano Solution
  • Understanding branding levels
  • Working example of implementing branding
Integrating with H.323 Endpoints
  • Designing a solution with the H.323 Gateway
  • Configuring the H.323 Gateway (new in 1.7)
Using Acano on VMWare
  • Host deployment considerations
  • Deploying on a VM
Understanding CMS CDS Logs
Managing CMS Using SNMP
Customizing WebRTC

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