We want to the achieve the following goals. We have CCM 4.1, CCM 5.1, CCM 6.1 and CUCME 4.0. There are 3-4 users on each of these pbxs. Our end goal is to get these users voicemail feature. So we bought Cisco Unity server. Then I downloaded 5.0.1a software, service pack dvd and licenses. We even got the Cisco Data Store 2000 cd since it has SQL DB. We were thinking that we dont need any kind of email server (like exchange or lotus). But looks like we need one of them. is that true? We really dont need a full unified setup, all we need is just voicemail accounts using Unity. Can someone please help us out here? BTW, we have a lab environment where we test different PBXs with SIP and H323 trunks.
If you ordered the Unity software from Cisco, it comes bundled with Exchange and SQL. It all depends on what you ordered though.
If you ordered VM only, it should have shipped with the "Message Store" dvd, which is Exchange 2003. The "Data Store" is SQL 2000 (SP4).
It should have come with the package if you ordered voice mail only. It's labeled "Message Store" on the CD.