Upgrade From 6.0 to 7.0

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Aug 13th, 2009
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Are there any licensing issues when upgrading from CUCM 6.0 to 7.0?


When we upgraded from 5.1 to 6.0 we were unable to activate the partition as there was a license issue that had to be resolved.


Thanks Kim

Correct Answer by Rob Huffman about 7 years 7 months ago

Hi Kim,


That is correct. The DLU's and Node Licences will be okay but you will need to purchase the Software Feature License for CUCM 7.x


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Software Feature License


When you upgrade from an earlier release of Cisco Unified Communications Manager to Release 7.0(2), you must download and install a software feature license to activate the new features.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/rel_notes/7_0_2/cucm-rel_notes-702.html#wp616664



Hope this helps!

Rob

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Rob Huffman Thu, 08/13/2009 - 01:48
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Hi Kim,


As far as Licensing goes, yes, any upgrade to a new "train" requires the Software Feature License. So for example;


CUCM 6.0(x) to 6.1(x) = No


CUCM 6.(x) to 7.0(x) = Yes



Hope this helps!

Rob



kim_beadle Thu, 08/13/2009 - 02:02
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Hi Rob,


thanks for responding.


Our 6.0 license will not cover 7.0 in that case, is this right?

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Hi Kim,


That is correct. The DLU's and Node Licences will be okay but you will need to purchase the Software Feature License for CUCM 7.x


Here is a clip that speaks to this issue;


Software Feature License


When you upgrade from an earlier release of Cisco Unified Communications Manager to Release 7.0(2), you must download and install a software feature license to activate the new features.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/rel_notes/7_0_2/cucm-rel_notes-702.html#wp616664



Hope this helps!

Rob

hauchinango Thu, 10/08/2009 - 04:28
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So how can this be done safely?


If I roll into a 7.X version on my active partition, and upload the 7.0 license file, will I still be able to revert back to my inactive 6.x partition if needed?



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Hi Robert,


Yes, this is one of the great features with the "partition-style" builds :) They give you the flexibility to roll back if necessary. You would need to go through the dB replication steps if a rollback to a lower version is done.


Cheers!

Rob

hauchinango Thu, 10/08/2009 - 07:24
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Rob,


Appreciate the response, but to clarify, if I roll back from 7 to 6, will I need to re-upload the 6 license file?



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Hi Robert,


No, the Licensing portion would remain intact within the 6.x build :)


Cheers!

Rob

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