Zoom On-Premise deployments allow organizations to deploy meeting connector virtual machines within their company networks. The Zoom cloud is still used for managing user data and meeting metadata. On-premise Meeting Connectors, Virtual Room Connectors, and Recording Connectors control the conference traffic (video, voice, in-meeting chat, and data sharing) in the private cloud.
Multimedia Router, Meeting Connector Controller, and Recording Connector are three types of Virtual Machines used in the On-Premise Meeting Connector environment. Meeting Connector Controllers are required for all three. There are two server processes in the meeting connector controller: the Zone Controller (ZC) and Multimedia Router (MMR). In contrast, a Multimedia Router(MMR) VM simply contains the MMR process. Meeting traffic is handled by the MMR, and the Zone Controller assists in deciding which MMR to connect to.
A virtual room connector is available in addition to the Meeting Connector. Connecting SIP/H.323 room systems to Zoom Meeting is done via a stand-alone process/virtual machine. There is no Meeting Connector setup required.
Meetings and Webinars
Up to 200 concurrent users can connect to a Multimedia Router (MMR). Calculate the MMRs and Meeting Connector Controllers you will need based on the scope of their system. In this case, you would have to deploy at least 5 MMRs (a Meeting Connector VM plus four additional MMR VMs) to support up to 1,000 meeting participants at any given time. Up to 1,000 participants could participate simultaneously in this setup.
Please see Meeting Connector Core Concepts for more information on Meeting Connector concepts, including the networking schema for the on-premise service.
Getting Started with Meeting Connectors provides instructions on deploying Meeting Connectors.
For each CPU core, the On-Premise Recording Connector (RC) can support up to two simultaneous recordings. You may need to deploy multiple Recording Connectors if you want a higher capacity of simultaneous recordings.
See: Getting Started with the Recording Connector for instructions on deploying recording connectors.
A Virtual Room Connector (VRC) can support two simultaneous SIP/H.323 connections by default. More resources can be allocated to the VM to support more simultaneous SIP/H.323 connections. As an example, if you need to support up to four SIP/H.323 devices at once, you’ll need a VRC with at least 8 CPU Cores and 8.4GB of memory. The two VRC VMs could each have 4 CPU cores and 8 GB of memory. Large deployments are made possible by a load balancer.
See Getting started with Virtual Room Connectors for instructions on how to deploy Virtual Room Connectors.
Zoom Cloud will still be required for telephony connections. In order to support this, the Meeting Connector will need to be publically accessible through:
- IP addresses in the DMZ
- are configured with 1:1 NAT
- as well as port forwarding
High Availability Configuration
High Availability (HA) is supported for on-premise deployments. The Zone Controllers will be configured as Zone Controller 1 and Zone Controller 2 to support failover.
Multiple Zone Deployment
Multiple geographic zones are supported by the on-premise deployment. The configuration file /opt/zoom/conf/ssb.cfg can be edited manually to set the value. For more information, please see Deploying Meeting Connector with Multiple Zones