Integration Options

The Vocera Messaging Platform (VMP) runs on Windows Server and integrates with other server systems.

Table 1. Integration options
System Integration Details

Active Directory Server

The VMP Server uses Active Directory to synchronize domain users with the VMP Administrator.

SQL Server

The VMP Server uses SQL Server to store the system data in a secure database. Users and Contacts can also be imported from an SQL database.

Vocera highly recommends that you create a unique instance on the SQL Server to house the VMP database. This ensures that resources can be assigned as specified in the Server Sizing Matrix.

Apple Push Notification Service (APNS)

The VMP Server integrates with APNS when Apple iOS devices are not connected directly to the Vocera infrastructure to receive direct push notifications. The APNS Servers are not hosted within a network. The VMP Server connects to the APNS network through HTTP(S).

The APNS security certificate must be updated every year. See Updating the APNS Certificate for details on updating your APNS certificate.

Google Cloud Messaging Service (GCM)

The VMP Server integrates with GCM when Google Android devices are not connected directly to the Vocera infrastructure to receive direct push notifications. The GCM Servers are not hosted within a network. The VMP Server connects to the GCM network through HTTP(S).

Vocera Voice Server

The VMP Server integrates with the Vocera Voice Server through a direct network connection.