If you are in the process of preparing for the CCIE lab, you will be interested and very happy to see this! A terrible “feature” finally put out to pasture. So many caveats and considerations to get this to work 😦
A very good move for Cisco as they continue to migrate their video architecture.
The Feature Deprecation Announcement is below:
In 2009, the Cisco® Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2), along with the Cisco Packet Voice Digital Signal Processor Module (PVDM3), introduced an experimental video conferencing feature with Cisco IOS® Software Release 15.1(4)M. This feature enabled the ISR G2 to provide homogeneous video switching features for selected Cisco IP phone models with resolutions of 720p or lower, such as the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7985G, 9951, and 9971. The platform was limited to video switching and did not support video mixing or overlays.
Video transcoding was also possible for a few channels (fewer than 5) for point-to-point video calls using Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE).
While the intention was to fully support this feature via the use of a Unified Conferencing Video license, the feature was never fully productized or supported. Cisco provided limited best effort support on an as-needed basis.
This feature will be disabled with Cisco IOS Software Release 15.5(3)M. This issue is addressed with the following defect:
CSCus97643: PVDM3: Cisco IOS Software based video transcoder and conferencing commands purged.
The bug itself can be viewed here.
For a full list of IOS-supported features that integrate with CUCM, please see the following:
A very useful document in my opinion.