Deploying UC has a reputation for being complex. The good news is that future versions of the Cisco product portfolio will address this complexity, making it even easier to get a pilot up and running in a minimal amount of time. Even better news is that if you're on older UC code, you can still deploy a sizable pilot of UC/Jabber in under 8 hours!
This doc is meant to be a "best practices" doc capturing the quickest, most tried and true method of getting the Jabber experience going as quickly as possible on existing versions of UC code.
Community input is greatly appreciated! Please feel free to contribute based on your experiences!
2012-07-05: added scripts to handle jabber-config.xml file creation