I have a customer with a 2801 already populated with a VIC2-4fxo in slot 0 and VWIC1-MFT-t1 in slot 1. The router is running SP services 12.4(9)T and has a PVDM2-32 on the motherboard.
When they insert two different Vic2-2E/Ms into the slot 2, the port lights remain amber, the card does not show in the config OR show version. I should have sufficient DSP resources (should have 4 left and only need 2 channels), I've run this through the DSP calculater and through the configurator tool and do not see a problem. I also have "dsp services dspfarm".
Are you getting this error “Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported. The installer cannot run in this UI mode. To specify the interface mode, use the -i command-line option, followed by the UI mode identifier. The value UI mode identifiers...
The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.