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CUCM 8.0(3) backup from MCS server to be restored on UCSC210-M2

Hi All,

We are planning to replace MCS to UCS (UCSC210-M2) for one of our client & I have below query,

If CUCM 8.0(3) backup from MCS server will work on UCSC210-M2 server with the same CUCM 8.0(3) version ?

Any specific ova template I need to use for this or normal CUCM 8.x for 7500 users will work fine ?

Any specific license required for this ?

Please help.

Thanks.

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CUCM 8.0(3) backup from MCS server to be restored on UCSC210-M2

Hi Vikas,

This is a fully supported migration path. Just ensure the 8.0 DRS backup is from

the exact same version as the restore (including SR's) Step 9 discusses the need to re-host

your licenses after the migration;

Migrating To Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers

Migrating from a Media Convergence Server (MCS server) to a Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server follows a procedure that is very similar to replacing server hardware, which is described in the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Table 5 provides an overview of the migration process and references to other pertinent documentation.

Table 5     Migrating to Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers Process Overview 

Configuration Steps
Related Procedures and Topics

Step 1 

Review the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

This document describes how to replace server hardware, which is very similar to migrating from an MCS server to a Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server. You should perform the document's pre-replacement and post-replacement tasks, and review the procedures for installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager and migrating data.

Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Step 2 

Upgrade the MCS server to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8.0(2) or later.

Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide

Step 3 

If the UCS VM will use a different IP address or hostname than the MCS server, change the IP address and hostname of the MCS server to the values that the UCS VM will use.

This is required for DRS backup and restore to work.

Refer to the topic "Changing the Cluster IP Addresses for Publisher Servers That Are Defined by Host Name" in the Changing the IP Address and Host Name for Cisco Unified Communications Manager guide.

Step 4 

Perform a DRS backup on the MCS server.

Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide

Step 5 

Use the Answer File Generator to generate a license MAC for the Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server. The license MAC is required to obtain licenses for the server.

After you obtain the license MAC, you can rehost the licenses for your new server.

Customer Impact from New Licensing Procedures.

Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Step 6 

Create the virtual machine (VM) on the Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server that will be used as the replacement for the MCS node.

Installing Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers

Step 7 

Install the same release of Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server that you installed on the MCS server.

Installing Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers

Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Step 8 

Perform a DRS restore to restore the data backed up from the MCS server to the Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server.

Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide

Step 9 

Upload the new licenses to the Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server.

If you did not obtain licenses for the new server already, you must request the licenses first.

Note The previous license will no longer be valid. However, you have 30 additional days in which to use your previous license. Refer to "Obtaining Rehosted Licenses When You Change License MAC Parameters" section.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers Licensing

Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/virtual/servers.html#wp42496

The OVA details are here;

http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/OVA_Template_Details_for_Unifed_CM_Release_8.0

Cheers!

Rob

Community Member

CUCM 8.0(3) backup from MCS server to be restored on UCSC210-M2

Keep this in mind before making any changes on VMware..

Customer Impact from New Licensing Procedures


Cisco Unified Communications Manager on VMware on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers uses a different licensing model than Cisco Unified Communications Manager on an MCS server. The MAC address of the NIC card is no longer used to associate the license to the server.

Instead, the license gets associated to a license MAC, which is a 12 digit HEX value created by hashing the following parameters that you configure on the server:

Time zone

NTP server 1 (or "none")

NIC speed (or "auto")

Hostname

IP Address (or "dhcp")

IP Mask (or "dhcp")

Gateway Address (or "dhcp")

Primary DNS (or "dhcp")

SMTP server (or "none")

Certificate Information (Organization, Unit, Location, State, Country)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/rel_notes/8_0_1/delta/vmware.html#wp1054450

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