How are some of you running CUCM? I booked my test for next Friday and just realized ("brainfart") that I'm still lagging behind in CUCM configuration...
I am running the CUCM,CUC on VM ware player. Core i7, 36 GB work station. 12GB and core i5 is adequate. hope this helps. I am using a 2811 router and 3550 POE switch.
Well... i recomend you search in google for the iso files... the cucm and the cuc come in the same instalation iso... i had a some trouble with the instalation of both.. my sugestion when you start the instalation... be generous in the memory you alocate to the virtual machines... my cucm has 4Gb... and my CUC has 6 Gb.. otherwise the option to install the cuc wouldnt show.
I bought from ebay. Flavio is right..both programs reside on the same DVD...after allocating enough ram and HD in your VM CUC will show up as an installation option.
You may find this little trick useful...I used WINRAR to unpack the ISO, edited the file mantioned with Notepad++ and repacked the ISO with IMGBURN...installed with 4Gb Memory & 80Gb diskspace - fine for LAB testing, but obviously not for production.
***NOTE: You have to ensure that you make the ISO bootable when repacking which involves ticking some options, specifying the bootfile and allowing IMGBURN to patch it - nothing onerous or that causes any issues***
It may also be possible to shrink the memory to 2Gb after the install - works but I guess it may add some risk to proceedings if you are doing complex setups.
OMG, exclamation point!! This process to make a bootable CUCM disc....is....CHAOTIC!!!
What's missing is a validated approach that's in a "clean," "clear," and "descriptive manner." Yes, there are plenty of good screen shots, but I sometimes wonder why is it that you can follow them "to the letter," and still not get the outcome depicted *shrug* (what's up with that)
The following are the links I've followed but still have yet to make a single disc boot as described:
I swear, if this process were a woman, I'd be saying, "It's not you that's the problem...It's me!!" :-)
Seriously, for three people to say "it works" and for me to have tried all three approaches and "not" get a single boot disc
to work, someone is either fabricating a line or I just stink at this *heh* (the latter may be more to the truth)....
Other than Stephen, has there been anyone else here who's gotten this to work? If so, post "clear, repeatable directions," and I'll do my best to make a video the describes how to do make a bootable "lab based" CUCM disc.
Any takers? :-)
I do understand your frustration...these demo programs should be readily available on Cisco site...I chased them through Cisco to no avail....Check this link...not sure if it is a cure but it is there ...
Download Ultraiso - you will have to register it.
Use that image to take a boot sector from a linux DVD
Follow the instrcutions to add that image to a non bootable CUCM iso
It is easy and it works
Yes!!!!!! I cracked the code!!! I actually got the the point of desperation that I grabbed a trial copy of a VmWare "VShere 5.0" trial disc and extracted the boot image from it and added it to the CISCO non-bootable image I had. There are actually two steps I followed from the two links below:
1) Download the CUCM image
2) Register at VmWare.com for a copy of "VSphere 5.0" NOTE: I told you guys I'd tell you "exactly" what I did. Had it not been for my "Hail Mary" thought process of extracting the ".bif" boot image from this disc I had in my personal lab pack, I'd be using the link Yousef sent and paid for a demo version :-)
3) Download a copy of UltraISO
4) Go to http://htluo.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/wheres-my-unity-connection-option.html - You "must" modify the file as stated, changing "NOT, VMware, *, *, *, *, *, *, *, *". to "VAL, VMware, *, *, *, *, *, *, *, *". The best thing to do after following the directions to get to "callmanager_product.conf" file so you can make the modifications is to copy the file to your desktop and make the changes from there. Once you've done that, "delete" the file that's a part of the iso and then copy in the one you made the changes to. From there, go back out to the main directory and then close this web page.
5) Go to http://htluo.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-make-non-bootable-iso-image.html - Use the VSphere 5.0 disc when it's time to "Exract Boot File From CD/DVD..."
From that point on, you just follow as stated, and it should work. Again, what made the difference in my opinion was finding a disc that had a boot file that finally extracted properly.
Guess I need to be the one to make a video, eh? :-)
Just bumped into a small issue loading the VM (it's 10 mins into the installation so everything boots just fine) ; I'll let you all know what happens in a little while...
During the install you have been asked for 2 sets of credentials and a security password. The second set of credentials is used for this admin screen
Hey Patrick :-)
I actually was able to log in but I'm getting hung up at the part where it asks for the ip address. I put the address on the same subnet as my other voice devices (172.16.3.0 /24) but it locked up up on me as soon as I hit "submit" (the default ip address scheme was 192.168.1.250 /24).
Are you supposed to leave it at the default ip or is it okay to change it?