unrestricted? Cisco Unified Communications Manager

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Apr 21st, 2010

I was reading the Release notes form CUCM 7.1(5) and saw that:

"

Upgrading to Unrestricted Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release  7.1(5)

Before you upgrade from Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x or 7.x  to unrestricted Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.1(5), install the  unrestricted COP file that you can find here (copy and paste):"

I would like to know what the Unrestricted stands for?

thanks in advance

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Correct Answer by Jaime Valencia about 3 years 12 months ago

Yes, however, I'm not sure if they will publish both on CCO or what they plan to do about distribution. But they definitely are going to release both versions. The RNs explain this as well

Unrestricted Export Support
The restricted US export classification on Cisco Unified CM meant that governmental and military
customers in many countries could not employ Unified CM in their networks.
In addition to the delay inherent in obtaining export licenses, products classified as restricted by the
Department of Commerce (DoC) carry a requirement to allow US government representatives to demand
on-site inspections at any time to confirm that the product is being used in accordance with its licensed
purpose. This post-shipment verification (PSV) is unacceptable to many customers.
Additionally, some foreign countries maintain import restrictions which prohibited Unified CM from
being available to customers in those countries. Both US export and foreign import issues stem from
Unified CM support for strong encryption of signaling and media.


Unrestricted Classification
Because Cisco has obtained an unrestricted classification from the DoC for a version of Unified CM,
beginning with Unified CM 7.1(5), both restricted and unrestricted versions of Unified CM will be
released in parallel.

Limitations
Signaling and media encryption is permanently disabled in the unrestricted version, but remains
unchanged in the restricted version.
Migration from the unrestricted version to the restricted version is not supported.

The actual filename will also show this, can't remember exactly which one will change, but you'll see RESTRICTED or UNRESTRICTED in the actual filenames for the upgrades.

EDIT: one more thing, if you're planning to go to 8.0 there is no upgrade path from 7.1(5). You'll need to wait until the next 8.x release.

HTH

java

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Jaime Valencia Wed, 04/21/2010 - 14:35

Starting with 7.1(5) and the next 8.5 release you get two flavors (and future releases on those trains):

restricted and unrestricted

  • Signaling & media encryption is permanently disabled in the  unrestricted version.
  • Signaling & media encryption capabilities are unchanged in the  restricted version.
  • Migration from the unrestricted version to the restricted version  is not supported

HTH

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Rafael Chavantes Wed, 04/21/2010 - 15:30

I got that java!

thanks for your information

But when I access the Cisco Download web page I just have one type of 7.1(5) to download just the unrestricted.

They will launch a version of 7.1(5) for the restricted version?

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Jaime Valencia Wed, 04/21/2010 - 15:54

Yes, however, I'm not sure if they will publish both on CCO or what they plan to do about distribution. But they definitely are going to release both versions. The RNs explain this as well

Unrestricted Export Support
The restricted US export classification on Cisco Unified CM meant that governmental and military
customers in many countries could not employ Unified CM in their networks.
In addition to the delay inherent in obtaining export licenses, products classified as restricted by the
Department of Commerce (DoC) carry a requirement to allow US government representatives to demand
on-site inspections at any time to confirm that the product is being used in accordance with its licensed
purpose. This post-shipment verification (PSV) is unacceptable to many customers.
Additionally, some foreign countries maintain import restrictions which prohibited Unified CM from
being available to customers in those countries. Both US export and foreign import issues stem from
Unified CM support for strong encryption of signaling and media.


Unrestricted Classification
Because Cisco has obtained an unrestricted classification from the DoC for a version of Unified CM,
beginning with Unified CM 7.1(5), both restricted and unrestricted versions of Unified CM will be
released in parallel.

Limitations
Signaling and media encryption is permanently disabled in the unrestricted version, but remains
unchanged in the restricted version.
Migration from the unrestricted version to the restricted version is not supported.

The actual filename will also show this, can't remember exactly which one will change, but you'll see RESTRICTED or UNRESTRICTED in the actual filenames for the upgrades.

EDIT: one more thing, if you're planning to go to 8.0 there is no upgrade path from 7.1(5). You'll need to wait until the next 8.x release.

HTH

java

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Haitham Hadad Sun, 07/03/2011 - 08:29

Hi Java,

I need to confirm one thing

I see a note for both restricted and unrestricted for the encryption issue

and you can't get back to the restricted if you are in unrestricted version

But another note is shown for both restricted and unrestricted as:

UCSInstall_UCOS_7.1.5.32900-2.sgn.iso_part1of2

7.1(5b)su3 part 2 of 2 - For upgrade from 5.x. New licences required for upgrades from 5x. Request licenses via PUT(www.cisco.com/upgrade).

and for the unrestricted:

UCSInstall_UCOS_UNRST_7.1.5.32900-2.sgn.iso_part1of2

7.1(5b)su3 Unrestricted part 1 of 2 - For upgrade from 6.x or 7x. New licenses required for upgrades from 6x. Request licenses via PUT(www.cisco.com/upgrade). No new license required for upgrade from 7.x


so please advise for the underlining words

is this mean unrestricted version is the only way to upgrade my 7.1.2 to 7.1.5

So how can i go with a restricted version to upgrade my 7.1.2 to 7.1.5 ??

Thanks for your care

Regards

Rob Huffman Sun, 07/03/2011 - 08:42

Hi Hytham,

You can upgrade from your current 7.1(2) to the "Restricted" 7.1(5b)su3 version. This

is a fully supported and most commonly used migration path

Table 8     Export Restricted Supported Cisco Unified Communications Manager Upgrades for Release 7.1(5b) through 7.1(5x)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager
7.1(5b)SU4
7.1(5b)SU3
7.1(5b)SU2
7.1(5b)
System Version

7.1.5.33900-9

7.1.5.32900-2

7.1.5.31900-3

7.1.5.30000-1

Release Date
May 2 2011
Dec 16 2010
Aug 10 2010
Jul 20 2010

Standard Support

Direct upgrade:

7.1(5b)SU3(restricted),
7.1(5b)SU2(restricted), 7.1(5b)(restricted), 7.1(5a)(restricted), 7.1(5)SU1a(restricted), 7.1(5)SU1(restricted), 7.1(5)(restricted), 7.1(3b)SU2, 7.1(3b)SU1, 7.1(3b), 7.1(3a)SU1a, 7.1(3a)SU1, 7.1(3a), 7.1(3), 7.1(2b)SU1, 7.1(2b), 7.1(2a) SU1, 7.1(2a), 7.1(2), 7.0(2a)SU3, 7.0(2a)SU2, 7.0(2a)SU1, 7.0(2a), 7.0(2), 6.1(5)SU3, 6.1(5)SU2, 6.1(5)SU1, 6.1(5), 6.1(4a)SU2, 6.1(4a), 6.1(4)SU1, 6.1(4), 6.1(3b)SU1, 6.1(3b), 6.1(3a), 6.1(3), 5.1(3g), 5.1(3f), 5.1(3e)1 5.1(3d), 5.1(3c), 5.1(3b), 5.1(3a), 5.1(3)

Direct upgrade:

7.1(5b)SU2(restricted), 7.1(5b)(restricted), 7.1(5a)(restricted), 7.1(5)SU1a(restricted), 7.1(5)SU1(restricted), 7.1(5)(restricted), 7.1(3b)SU2, 7.1(3b)SU1, 7.1(3b), 7.1(3a)SU1a, 7.1(3a)SU1, 7.1(3a), 7.1(3), 7.1(2b)SU1, 7.1(2b), 7.1(2a) SU1, 7.1(2a), 7.1(2), 7.0(2a)SU3, 7.0(2a)SU2, 7.0(2a)SU1, 7.0(2a), 7.0(2), 6.1(5)SU3, 6.1(5)SU2, 6.1(5)SU1, 6.1(5), 6.1(4a)SU2, 6.1(4a), 6.1(4)SU1, 6.1(4), 6.1(3b)SU1, 6.1(3b), 6.1(3a), 6.1(3), 5.1(3g), 5.1(3f), 5.1(3e)1 5.1(3d), 5.1(3c), 5.1(3b), 5.1(3a), 5.1(3)

Direct upgrade:

7.1(5b)(restricted), 7.1(5a)(restricted), 7.1(5)SU1a(restricted), 7.1(5)SU1(restricted), 7.1(5)(restricted), 7.1(3b)SU2, 7.1(3b)SU1, 7.1(3b), 7.1(3a)SU1a, 7.1(3a)SU1, 7.1(3a), 7.1(3), 7.1(2b)SU1, 7.1(2b), 7.1(2a) SU1, 7.1(2a), 7.1(2), 7.0(2a)SU3, 7.0(2a)SU2, 7.0(2a)SU1, 7.0(2a), 7.0(2), 6.1(5)SU3, 6.1(5)SU2, 6.1(5)SU1, 6.1(5), 6.1(4a)SU2, 6.1(4a), 6.1(4)SU1, 6.1(4), 6.1(3b)SU1, 6.1(3b), 6.1(3a), 6.1(3), 5.1(3g), 5.1(3f), 5.1(3e)1 5.1(3d), 5.1(3c), 5.1(3b), 5.1(3a), 5.1(3)

Direct upgrade:

7.1(5a)(restricted), 7.1(5)SU1a(restricted), 7.1(5)SU1(restricted), 7.1(5)(restricted), 7.1(3b)SU2, 7.1(3b)SU1, 7.1(3b), 7.1(3a)SU1a, 7.1(3a)SU1, 7.1(3a), 7.1(3), 7.1(2b)SU1, 7.1(2b), 7.1(2a) SU1, 7.1(2a), 7.1(2), 7.0(2a)SU3, 7.0(2a)SU2, 7.0(2a)SU1, 7.0(2a), 7.0(2), 6.1(5)SU3, 6.1(5)SU2, 6.1(5)SU1, 6.1(5), 6.1(4a)SU2, 6.1(4a), 6.1(4)SU1, 6.1(4), 6.1(3b)SU1, 6.1(3b), 6.1(3a), 6.1(3), 5.1(3g), 5.1(3f), 5.1(3e)1 , 5.1(3d), 5.1(3c), 5.1(3b), 5.1(3a), 5.1(3)

Direct upgrade using DMA:

none

Direct upgrade using DMA:

none

Direct upgrade using DMA:

none

Direct upgrade using DMA:

4.3(2), 4.2(3), 4.1(3)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/compat/ccmcompmatr.html#wp287966

Cheers!

Rob

dhanawibawa Mon, 09/05/2011 - 06:01

Hi Java,

Is there any way to know whether the CUCM version is restricted or unrestricted? Can we check this in ccmadmin web interface?

Thanks.

dhanawibawa Mon, 09/05/2011 - 08:49

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your reply. When i upgraded my CUCM from version 7.1.3 to 7.1.5, i installed the file :

ciscocm.allow_upgrades_to_unrestricted.cop.sgn first. It is supposed to upgrade my CUCM to version 7.1.5 unrestricted, right? But when i checked from OS Administration, it is not written as unrestricted. Please see the attachment.

Thanks.

Rob Huffman Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:01

Hi Brian,

That file only allows the upgrade to unrestricted, you would have had to use

an .iso that looked like this;

UCSInstall_UCOS_UNRST_7.1.5.30000-1.sgn.iso_part1of2
Release Date: 20/JUL/2010
UCM 7.1(5b) Unrestricted part 1 of 2 (non-bootable) - For upgrade from 7(x). Upgrades from 5.1(3x)/6.1(3x)/6.1(4x)/6.1(5x) need to be requested via PUT (www.cisco.com/upgrade) or purchased to obtain necessary license
Size: 1737302.00 KB (1778997248 bytes)

Cheers!

Rob

http://www.cisco.com/web/software/282074295/33073/ciscocm.allow_upgrades_to_unrestricted.html

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