If you have meeting services enabled on your IBM
® Sametime server and you clustered the meeting rooms with Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server, you must remove those servers from Enterprise Meeting Server before upgrading them.
About this task
Beginning with release 8.5, Sametime no longer supports the Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server. Instead, you deploy one or more Sametime Meeting Servers and optionally cluster them using an IBM WebSphere
® network deployment. Then you can set up URL redirects from your upgraded Sametime servers to the new Meeting Servers so that when a user clicks a link to create or attend a meeting on an upgraded server, the link is automatically redirected to the new Meeting Server.
If you do not wish to install the Sametime Meeting Server yet, you can still create and host meetings on an upgraded Sametime classic server, but you cannot cluster the meeting rooms.
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