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About the Pexip Infinity software files

The Pexip Infinity platform is entirely software-based, and is deployed by installing the files provided by Pexip onto your hypervisor or cloud platform to create Virtual Machines (VMs), which you then configure appropriately for your environment.

The Pexip Infinity version 14 release includes the files described below. Which set of files you require depends on:

  • the hypervisor or cloud platform you are deploying on
  • whether you are deploying a new instance of Pexip Infinity, upgrading an existing deployment, or deploying a new Conferencing Node
  • if you are deploying new generic Conferencing Nodes in unsupported or non-standard environments.

Upgrading an existing deployment (all environments)

The Pexip Infinity upgrade package is required when upgrading an existing deployment. It is used to upgrade all deployment environments.

Description File name Location Hypervisor Notes
Pexip Infinity upgrade package

Pexip_Infinity_v14_UPGRADE_<build>.tar

www.pexip.com/software-download

Any hypervisor or cloud platform Used when upgrading the Pexip Infinity platform from version 8 or later to version 14. For more information, see Upgrading the Pexip Infinity platform.

Deploying the Management Node on an on-prem hypervisor

Use one of these files when deploying the Management Node on an on-prem hypervisor.

Description File name Location Hypervisor Notes
Pexip Infinity OVA

Pexip_Infinity_v14_generic_pxMgr_<build>.ova

www.pexip.com/software-download

Any hypervisor except Microsoft Hyper‑V

Used to deploy a new generic Management Node VM using VMware, KVM, Xen or other hypervisors except Microsoft Hyper‑V. For more information, see:

Pexip Infinity ZIP

Pexip_Infinity_v14_HyperV_pxMgr_<build>.zip

www.pexip.com/software-download

Microsoft Hyper‑V Used to deploy a generic Management Node VM using Hyper‑V. For more information, see Installing the Management Node — Hyper-V hypervisors.

Manually deploying new Conferencing Nodes on supported hypervisors

There is no requirement to download any files from the Pexip website when manually deploying new Conferencing Nodes on VMware, Hyper‑V, KVM or Xen hypervisors, as the relevant file is generated on request by the Management Node.

Automatically deploying new Conferencing Nodes on VMware

You can automatically deploy a new Conferencing Node on to a VMware ESXi host.

When deploying a Conferencing Node automatically, the Pexip Infinity Management Node generates a file that contains a template for a generic VM along with Conferencing Node-specific configuration details, and uploads it automatically onto the hypervisor. The new Conferencing Node VM is then created without any further intervention by the administrator.

There is no requirement to download any files from the Pexip website when automatically deploying new Conferencing Nodes.

For more information, see Automatically deploying a new Conferencing Node on a VMware host.

Deploying the Management Node or Conferencing Nodes on cloud environments (AWS and Azure)

There is no requirement to download any files from the Pexip website when you are deploying the Pexip Infinity Management Node or Conferencing Nodes on a cloud platform — the relevant Pexip image files are hosted on the AWS/Azure platform instead.

See Deploying Pexip Infinity on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Deploying Pexip Infinity on Microsoft Azure for more information.

Manually deploying new generic Conferencing Nodes on non-supported hypervisors or orchestration layers

Use one of these files when deploying a Conferencing Node on other non-supported hypervisors or orchestration layers.

Description File name Location Hypervisor Notes
Generic Pexip Infinity Conferencing Node OVA

Pexip_Infinity_v14_generic_ConfNode_<build>.ova

https://download.pexip.com/infinity/

and then select the appropriate directory for your software version

Other environments that take .ova or .ovf files as input Used to manually deploy a generic Conferencing Node VM in environments that take .ova or .ovf files as input. For more information, see Deploying a Conferencing Node using a generic VM template and configuration file.
Generic Pexip Infinity Conferencing Node ZIP

Pexip_Infinity_v14_HyperV_ConfNode_<build>.zip

https://download.pexip.com/infinity/

and then select the appropriate directory for your software version

Hyper-V in a cloud-based environment Used to manually deploy a generic Conferencing Node VM using Hyper‑V in cloud-based environments or other orchestration layers where standard manual deployment is problematic. For more information, see Deploying a Conferencing Node using a generic VM template and configuration file.