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Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

Hi guys,

I just want to know whether are there any solutions to get the above fixed at the fastest time. My cluster is running 8.X.

I have a scenario whereby there are couple of thousands endpoints (Ip phones, softphones, analog devices, etc) registered to a cluster with 2 SUB.

If I were to change the IP addresses and Hostnames for the PUB and SUBs, are there any solutions to reset all endpoints to refresh their TFTP settings as well as CCM List?

cheers,

TA

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

TA,

The process is acceptable, but keep in mind that you will need to change all of your DHCP scopes to point to new option 150 as the TFTP server(s) changed.  Also, dont forget GW configuration, i.e. H323/SIP dial peers, MGCP config and SCCP config, lastly ensure you chnage the references on all applications you may have, i.e. Unity, IPCC, etc.

HTH,

Chris

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

TA,

Changes of subscriber IP or hostname do not affect any CUCM licenses.

Changes of Publisher IP or Hostname or several other parameters on virtulized deploymnt will invalidate existing license, and give you  30 days of grace period to rehost it with Cisco.

HTH, please rate helpful posts!

Chris

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Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

Hi,

You should follw the Cisco documentation

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/install/8_0_1/ipchange/ipchg801.html

This was for 8 0.1

The link to find your exact version , use below and select your version

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html

Regards

Alex

Regards, Alex. Please rate useful posts.
New Member

Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the document link. I have no issue on configurations but just have some operational concerns. As the steps will affect huge number of endpoints, I would like to check if anyone has best practises in delivering the changes in minimal impact to end users.

From my understanding, for a 3 nodes cluster namely pub, sub1 and sub2, should the ccm group contains sub2, sub1, pub in the order. We should shutdown sub2 Call-manager service and let all endpoints register with sub1. Then we will proceed to change IP and hostname for sub2(also change pub -> server list). Afterwhich, we will proceed to reset sub2 and pub. Once the two servers are up, we will verify the dbreplication status between them. Once ok. We will fallback endpoints to sub2 by shutting down sub1 Call-manager service. Then proceed to change the IP and hostname for sub1(also change pub -> server list). Again reset sub1 and pub. Once up, we will verify the db replication status.

Is the above sequence appropriate or are there better ways of minimising the impact to end users?

cheers,

TA

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

TA,

The process is acceptable, but keep in mind that you will need to change all of your DHCP scopes to point to new option 150 as the TFTP server(s) changed.  Also, dont forget GW configuration, i.e. H323/SIP dial peers, MGCP config and SCCP config, lastly ensure you chnage the references on all applications you may have, i.e. Unity, IPCC, etc.

HTH,

Chris

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Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

Thanks Chris. You reminded me of that.

New Member

Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

Hey pals,

Just to double check again on the sequence.

do we always start changing IP addresses on the SUB nodes first? Once all SUB nodes are changed, we shall perform PUB as last node?

Do I need to rehost license file if we change SUB node first?

cheers,

TA

Cisco Employee

Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

I think it's License MAC concept with CUCM 8.x. So if the IP changes, License MAC changes, thus license rehost is needed.


GP

New Member

Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

Yea mate. But if you do not include secondary nodes ip address for license Mac, I believe changing sub ip address will not affect the installed licenses until pub ip is changed. Agree?

Anyway secondary nodes ip addresses are optional for generating license Mac if I am not wrong. Disagree?

Cheers,

TA

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

You do not include Subscriber ip address anywhere in the licenses, licenses are only tied to the Publisher MAC on MCS servers or virtual MAC on VMware deployments.

HTH,

Chris

New Member

Change Cluster IP address with Thousands Endpoints

Thanks Chris.

One last question: If my cluster is using IP address, I can proceed to change Subscribers Servers hostname and it will not affect the License MAC in Publisher right? Unless I have changed the PUB hostname, then I would need to rehost the License MAC again. Agree?

cheers,

TA

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