License ckeck

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Apr 24th, 2009


We are having MCS 7845 and CCM 4.1 ..i want to check all licence and product detail through Cisco. so how it's ckeck ? actually we are not having any document for server and CCM 4.1, before that nobody mentain document ..i want now made all recored details ??please help me

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Rob Huffman Fri, 04/24/2009 - 04:40

Hi Jayesh,

This is actually an excellent question :) With the release of CUCM 5.x the licensing model has completly changed. For all 3.x and 4.x versions the CH-1 (Channel)Phone License was used and was really totally "honor" based. There was no License actually loaded "on-box" so this is why you can't find any references to them :) Now phones use DLU's (Device License Units)which are loaded on the CUCM First Node or Publisher server. The "Station License" has been replaced with the DLU (Device License Unit) in CCM 5.x and above, also the new model includes "Node and Software Feature" Licenses;

From this good Q & A doc;

Hope this helps!


Jayesh Prajapati Fri, 04/24/2009 - 05:12


Thanks for reply but how can i prove the my server MCS and CCM 4.1 has support 7500 ip Phone is there any way to show that this server and sofware support 7500 ip phone is ok that we are having white paper and othere document on cisco site but in server and software how it's poosible please help me...

Rob Huffman Fri, 04/24/2009 - 05:24

Hi Jayesh,

You will not find this information on the CCM 4.x server, and you don't really need to. If/when you upgrade to a newer Communications manager version like 7.x the migration process will identify the registered IP Phones on your current boxes and generate a new License that will be registered with Cisco for you to move forward.

Hope this helps!


Jayesh Prajapati Fri, 04/24/2009 - 05:37

Hii Rob,

i cant upgrate any newer communication right now first we have to finished all with this version after that i can recommended newer version so please any solution only for this version...which is better to help me

Jaime Valencia Fri, 04/24/2009 - 06:54

As Rob has already mentioned, windows version do not require any license in the server, there is NO way to get this via SW.

it's like the license for IPC, it's a paper, but that entitles you to use it.

CCM never asks for it, when you install IPC it never asks for it, is it legally necessary? YES, is it required to use or install? NO

you should have your order on which you have your license for X users when you bought this, that is the only way for windows versions



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