CM 7.0 LAB Kit. Will it run on VMWare ?

Unanswered Question
Jan 27th, 2009
User Badges:

Cisco is offering a LAB ONLY kit for CM 7.0

The part number is CM7.0-K9-LAB

Does anyone know, if this will run on VMWare ?

I know that CM 6.0 was also offered by cisco as a part of CUAE dev kit, and that did work on VMWare.

Has anyone tried this ?


  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 4.5 (2 ratings)
david.macias Tue, 01/27/2009 - 03:51
User Badges:
  • Blue, 1500 points or more

Yes, it does run on VMWare.


billybjo1 Tue, 01/27/2009 - 04:40
User Badges:

I haven't been able to successfully build in VMWare, after it reboots I get "Kernel panic - sync failed: attempted to kill init". My VMWare builds of 5.x & 6.x are fine, but not 7

Have you done anything different in the settings? Could you explain what settings you've used? Thanks.

Ayodeji Okanlawon Tue, 01/27/2009 - 05:27
User Badges:
  • Super Bronze, 10000 points or more
  • Cisco Designated VIP,

    2017 IP Telephony


I have recently done an install of CUCM7.0 on Vmware without any issues. Its same as installing ccm6.X..I did use a vmware workstation6...Selected red enterprise linux 3 as the guest OS and make sure you have memoey set to 1024MB..

Before you install makesure you run a mdedia check, cos if you dont you may run into trouble

Nicholas Matthews Tue, 01/27/2009 - 05:37
User Badges:
  • Red, 2250 points or more

I have a CUCM 7.x running on VMware fine.

Be sure to give it at least a 80 GB HD or you will run into problems.



craiglcve Tue, 01/27/2009 - 15:15
User Badges:

To add to what Nick posted - Create the partition size to 80gb and also choose the option to allocate it in 2gb chunks.


I've attempted to build CUCM7 in VMware (no issues with 5/6) 2gb ram 80gb hdd.

But reading through a few posts on the internet - the AMD processors aren't currently supported in the CUCM7 build software.

Has anyone gotten CUCM7 working with VMware based on a Host platform with an AMD Processor?



Michael Aossey Tue, 04/28/2009 - 14:07
User Badges:


We are experiencing the same issue with our VMWare servers that have AMD processors but, as many others have stated, not with Intel based systems.

We are seeking resolution from Cisco via out Channel support engineers since we have been told my TAC and PDI that this is not a platform supported in production and therefore they are unable to comment.

This is a problem that needs to be addressed and I hope that a resolution will be offered in the near future.

If we get any additional information I will post it to this thread.



chadlincoln Tue, 04/28/2009 - 16:09
User Badges:
  • Bronze, 100 points or more

I have the NFR kit and am running ESXi. I currently have:

CCM7 Pub

CCM7 Sub

CCM7 Business Edition








Michael Aossey Tue, 04/28/2009 - 16:52
User Badges:


I am sure that physical server hardware that you are running ESXi on is a system with intel processors, am I correct? The issue that Mike is having is with systems running vmware on AMD processors.

We have tested and all linux-based UC 7.x product installs fail on vmware ESX, ESXi, GSX, and Workstation when the vmware server hardware is a system with AMD processors.

I hope that helps to clarify the issue.



chadlincoln Wed, 04/29/2009 - 05:07
User Badges:
  • Bronze, 100 points or more

Ya, it's an Intel processor. Sounds like AMD is the issue.

sebastiandm Thu, 04/30/2009 - 08:25
User Badges:


I have CUCM 7.0-BE running absolutely fine on VM ware using an AMD processor. As the guys stated above check your resources are enough and run the media check.

Michael Aossey Thu, 04/30/2009 - 12:25
User Badges:


Can you provide some info about the VM config that you have CUCM-BE running on your AMD system? This would be helpful to see if there is something that is more specific to my environment that is causing it to fail.

-What model processor is in your machine?

-What is the product and version of VMWare that you are running?

-What type of virtual disk?

-Is the virtual disk a thin disk?

-What size virtual disk?

-Amount of memory allocated to the VM?

-Did you install CUCM directly to the Virtual machine running on the AMD server or did you install on other hardware and image/convert it over?

-What was the exact version of CUCM media that you used to install?

As far the media check goes; I have run it every time, on multiple Cisco shipped DVDs and it passes every time. The media that I am using also installs fine on an MCS server everytime.

Thanks in advance for the additional information.

Best regards,



This Discussion