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compare Callmanager 4.x with 6.x

Hi All;

do you guys have a compact chart or table that compares callmanager 4.x with 6.x regarding all telephony and networking features?

very appreciate if you send this document.

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: compare Callmanager 4.x with 6.x

Hi Alex,

I have never seen a nice chart like you noted, I did summarize the changes recently between 4.1, 4.2, 5.x and 6.x :)

Cisco CallManager 4.1(3)

•Operating System Installation Guidelines

•Upgrading to Cisco CallManager Release 4.1(3)

•Call Pickup and Group Call Pickup Enhancements

•Call Transfer Enhancements

•New Feature Support with Cisco IP Manager Assistant

•New Service Parameter to Enable Music On Hold and Annunciator Duplex Streaming

•Updated Support for Cisco IP Phones

•New Hunt Pilot Configuration Parameters for Automated Alternate Routing

•Support for Annex M1 over H.225 Trunks and H.323 Gateways

•Security Enhancements

•Bulk Administration Tool Enhancements

•Dialed Number Analyzer Enhancements

•New and Changed Information for Cisco CallManager Serviceability

•New and Changed Information for Cisco CallManager Serviceability

•New and Changed Information for Third-Party and SDK Applications

CCM 4.2.x New Features

New and Changed Information for Cisco CallManager Features CCM 4.2

The following sections describe new and changed information related to Cisco CallManager features:

Multilevel Precedence and Preemption Enhancements

Device Mobility

Cisco CallManager Attendant Console and Call Pickup Limitation

** Call Pickup Notification

** Directed Call Park

IPMA Enhancements

Cisco Messaging Interface Enhancements

Call Forwarding Enhancements

Password Management Features

** Log Out of Hunt Groups

** Voice-Mail-Related Changes to Hunt List and Hunt Pilot

New MLPP Service Lockout Enterprise Parameter

Phone Button Template

Call Diagnostics and Voice Quality Metrics

Overlap Sending and Receiving for H.323 Gateways

SDL Traces

Cisco CallManager T1 CAS Hookflash Transfer Support

From this doc;

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Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: compare Callmanager 4.x with 6.x

....from previous page

here is the related CCM 5.x and CCM 6.x info :)

Cisco CallManager 5.x Features

Call Forwarding Enhancements

Call Park

Call Pickup Group

CTI and CTI Super Provider

Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP)

International Dial Plans

LDAP Directory Enhancements


Personal Directory Enhancements

Phone NTP References for SIP Phones


Roles and User Groups


Service Enhancements

SIP Line Side (Endpoints) Support

SIP Route Pattern

SIP Third-Party Phones

SIP Trunk Enhancements

TFTP Enhancements

URL Dialing

Video Telephony Enhancements

Voice Quality Metrics

Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.0 feature enhancements:

•AAC/iLBC Voice Codec Support

•Advanced Ad Hoc Conference

•Audible Message Waiting Indicator

•Barge Enhancements

•Call Diagnostics and Voice Quality Metrics

•Call Forward Enhancements

•Call Forward All Calling Search Space Backward Compatibility

•Call Forward Overriding

•Call Pickup Notification

•Cisco Messaging Interface Enhancements

•Cisco Unified Communications Manager T1 CAS Hookflash Transfer Support

•Connected Number Display

•Credential Policy and User Authentication

•CTI Enhancements

•Device Mobility

•Directed Call Park

•Do Not Disturb

•Hold Reversion


•Licensing Enhancements

•Log Out of Hunt Groups

•Overlap Sending and Receiving for H.323 Gateways

•MGCP T.38 Enhancements

•Privacy on Hold

•Programmable Line Keys

•SCCP Optimization

•SDL Traces

•SIP Endpoints Support

•SIP Third-Party Phones Enhancements

•SIP Trunk Enhancements

Hope this helps!


Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: compare Callmanager 4.x with 6.x

To add to Rob's exhausting list (+5 points), here are additional features introduced in CM 6.1 from 6.0.

- DB Resiliancy

- Intercom for Cisco Extension Mobility

- Join Across Lines

- Single Button Barge

- System Reporting

- SIP Trunk Identification

- Thai Language Support

- Turkish Language Support

- Several new service parameters

Also, here is a preview of some of the new features coming up in CM 7.0

• Route lists now reference plan and type, so these may be reset on a route list basis

• Route pattern search now references "Associated Devices"

• Phone modification page now integrates easily to registered devices report

• Device pools now support calling/called party transformations

• Local route groups

• The gateway configuration screens now allow you to change an MGCP device type

• Mobile connect supports a single key turn-off: you can optionally tie DND to mobile connect. So, when DND is on, mobile connect is off.

• Time of day access is present in mobile connect

• IP phone services can be assigned enterprise wide as part of service creation.

• Directed call pickup: using the GPickup key and by dialing the DN of any other device on the system, you may pickup a call ringing on it.

• Alerting BLF

• Pickup BLF

• DND reject

• BAT support system import and system export



Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: compare Callmanager 4.x with 6.x

Hey Chris,

Nice! Looks like some great new features coming down the pipe in CCM 7.0 I have heard great things about this release. If you don't mind me asking, were/are you part of the EFT for 7.0?

Thanks for adding to this list (+5 for sure :)

Take care,


Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: compare Callmanager 4.x with 6.x


Yes, I've had it running in my lab for few months. The Local Route Groups feature is huge and I love it. It will essentially allow you to create global route patterns/paritions/CSS as oppose to site specific, for multisite deployment this is huge and will natively support routing 911 out of local branch in case of CER failure, I've actaully mocked it up and it works as advertised, really COOL.

Dial plan normalization (+) is fianlly here as well, which make CUPS/OCS integrations a lot better, you can really get crazy with this and easily complicate things :-) Other than that as mentioned above some new features, but look and feel is the same as 6.1.