Zoom provides public and hybrid cloud services. A hybrid cloud service allows you to deploy meeting communication servers within your company’s network – known as Zoom Meeting Connectors. This way, meeting metadata and user accounts are managed in the public cloud, while meetings themselves are hosted in your private cloud. The Zoom Meeting Connector on-premises handles all meeting traffic, including video, voice, and data sharing.
Note: Meetings held on premises are not supported by the Zoom Web client.
With the Zoom Meeting Controller, you can deploy it across any virtualization platform. Each component is packaged as an OVF.
VM types and processes
In Zoom Meeting Connector, there are two types of virtual machines:
- Zone Controller Virtual Machine
- (VM) Multimedia Router
Two server processes run in the Controller VM:
- Zone Controller is abbreviated as ZC
- or MMR for Multimedia Router
- Multimedia Routers, or MMRs
In the simplest configuration, one Controller VM is deployed.
Another Controller VM can be deployed for high availability.
- In the event that the ZC process in Controller 1 fails, the ZC process in Controller 2 will automatically take over.
MMR processes support up to 200 concurrent meeting participants at a time. Therefore, if you deploy one Controller VM, your Meeting Connector can support up to 200 concurrent users and 100 meetings. Your total capacity increases to 400 participants and 200 meetings if you deploy another Controller VM for High Availability.
To increase the participants’ capacity, you can also deploy additional MMR VMs and link them to the Controller VM.
- MMR VMs can be deployed in one Controller VM.
For the following services, Meeting Connector utilizes the public cloud:
- Mobile and PC notification services for meeting invitations
- as well as user and meeting metadata, such as logins and meeting schedules
- Synchronizing meeting status using Cloud Controller
Note: The VMs are configured to use SSL by default, and will encrypt network traffic using SSL.
Contact our Support team if you have any further questions.