Installing a CallManager 5.x in a VMWare Server

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Nov 21st, 2007

Has anybody installed a Callmanager 5.x in VMWare server Lab?

What virtual machine specifications must I configure at VMWare?

What version could I use?

Actually, we are using VMWare server 1.0.2 in our test environment, could I use the same version?


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Chris Deren Wed, 11/21/2007 - 10:11

VMWare server or workstation will work.

Setup the OS as Linux Redhat Enterprise 3.

Make sure to specify 2 GB of RAM for the install and setup drive size to 72GB.



david.macias Tue, 01/15/2008 - 22:03

I was able to install CCM 5.0.1, however I can't get to the ccmadmin page. Is there something that I'm missing? I've gone over the install and admin guide and have not seen anything I've missed during install. I can see the server as online, I can ping other devices, but I can't bring up the admin page.

Thank you,


Ayodeji Okanlawon Sat, 01/26/2008 - 11:24

Hvae you started the services on callmanager...

The services are diasbled by default...

Ensure the services are started and try again

Ayodeji Okanlawon Sat, 01/26/2008 - 11:41


Can you please point me to any docs or steps to help me install CCM 5.x on Vmware..


david.macias Sat, 01/26/2008 - 12:08

I recommend you guys find the 5.1.1 ISO and install CCM in VMWare through that. The install is painless, however getting a license is not as easy. :( Still trying to find one.

Good luck.


mciarfello Tue, 01/29/2008 - 19:08

Upgrade to CallManager 6.0/6.1 If no license is installed, you get one server license and 50 DLUs.

Specify 2GB RAM and 72GB hard disk in Vmware setup. Choose don't allocate all disk space now in order to save physical hard drive space.

I haven't tried specifying a lower RAM amount during the install. After the install, you CAN specify 1GB to make room for your other VMs to run.

VMware workstation has a "swap some VM memory to disk" setting which is default. Works a lot faster if you specify "don't swap any VM memory to hard disk.) You have to have the physical RAM to do this though.

If you don't have UCSS in order to upgrade your CCM5.x then....


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