Our production environment is running a publisher and subscriber on version 7.1.3 on MCS hardware. We have to do a forklift upgrade to go to CUCM 8.6 on vmware (upgrading the MCS to 8.6, backup and restore to a VM running 8.6).
I would like to be able to test the upgrade process in a test lab. I have installed CUCM 7.1.3 on vmware and restored our production environment to it, this works well and can see our data. Unfortunatley when trying to upgrade to 8.6 the error says: licensing is in its grace period, and won't proceed with the upgrade.
This is due to our licenses being for a physical server and the test lab being virutal.
I found a hack to change the mac address in vmware, which I changed to the same as the production publisher.
Under OS Admin -> Show -> Network there is a new field called 'License Mac' which is not present on our production environment. I think this is there because of vmware.
What are my options for testing a 7.1.3 -> 8.6 upgrade using a restore of production data?
How receptive are Cisco licensing at deploying license files for testing upgrades?
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.
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