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Unity Connection 7x Direct upgrade path

I am wondering if someone can point me at the document I would need to reference to figure out if my current Unity Connection 7.0.2.10000-38 has a direct upgrade path to 7.1(5) SU1a..

Thank you - Danny

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Re: Unity Connection 7x Direct upgrade path

From 7.1(5)SU1a README

Version and Description
Cisco Unity Connection 7.1(5) SU 1a is a cumulative update that incorporates all of the fixes and
changes to Connection version 7.1(5)—including the operating system and components shared by
Connection and Cisco Unified CM. It also incorporates additional changes that are specific to this
service update, including Connection Engineering Special 11.
(Note that Connection 7.1(5) SU 1 was not released.)
For information on whether you can upgrade directly to Connection 7.1(5) SU 1a, see the “Supported
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Upgrades” section of the Cisco Unified Communications
Manager Software Compatibility Matrix at
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/compat/ccmcompmatr.html.
You refer to the full version number of the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System that is
currently installed on the active partition to determine upgrade support. The version can be viewed by
running the CLI command show version active.
Full version numbers include the build number (for example, 7.1.5.10000-10); the software versions
listed on the download pages on Cisco.com are abbreviated version numbers (for example, 7.1(5) ). In
the tables of the “Supported Cisco Unified Communications Manager Upgrades” section of the
compatibility matrix, full version numbers are listed in the System Version row.
Note Abbreviated version numbers for Connection and the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System
are identical except that Connection 2.x versions correspond with 6.x versions of the operating system.
Do not refer to version numbers in any of the administration user interfaces because those versions apply
to the interfaces themselves, not to the version installed on the active partition.

http://www.cisco.com/web/software/282074348/34805/715su1acucrm.pdf

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Re: Unity Connection 7x Direct upgrade path

Hey Danny,

This is a supported "direct' upgrade path, but I would consider NOT going

to 7.1(5)xx unless there is a critical feature you require The current

recommended version that most people here have found very stable is

7.1(3b)su2. we have been running it for some time now without issue.

Supported Cisco Unity Connection Upgrades

Revised July 20, 2010
Caution With restricted and unrestricted versions of Connection software now available, download software or order a DVD carefully. Upgrading a restricted version to an unrestricted version is supported, but future upgrades are then limited to unrestricted versions. Upgrading an unrestricted version to a restricted version is not supported. (See also the "Cisco Unity Connection 7.1(5a)—Restricted and Unrestricted Versions" section.)

You can upgrade directly to Connection 7.1(5b) from many but not all versions of Connection 2.x and later. For information on whether you can upgrade directly to Connection 7.1, see the "Supported Cisco Unified Communications Manager Upgrades" section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Software Compatibility Matrix at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/compat/ccmcompmatr.html.

You refer to the full version number of the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System that is currently installed on the active partition to determine upgrade support. The version can be viewed by running the CLI command show version active.

Full version numbers include the build number (for example, 7.1.5.10000-10); the software versions listed on the download pages on Cisco.com are abbreviated version numbers (for example, 7.1(5) ). In the tables of the "Supported Cisco Unified Communications Manager Upgrades" section of the compatibility matrix, full version numbers are listed in the System Version row.

Note Abbreviated version numbers for Connection and the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System are identical except that Connection 2.x versions correspond with 6.x versions of the operating system.

Do not refer to version numbers in any of the administration user interfaces because those versions apply to the interfaces themselves, not to the version of the product software installed on the active partition.

If you cannot upgrade directly from your current version to Connection 7.1(5b):

1. Find an intermediate version that is supported both for an upgrade from your current version and for an upgrade to 7.1(5b).

2. Upgrade to the intermediate version. See the applicable Reconfiguration and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unity Connection at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6509/prod_installation_guides_list.html.

3. Upgrade to Connection 7.1(5b). See the following section, "Upgrading to Cisco Unity Connection 7.1."
Upgrading to Cisco Unity Connection 7.1
Revised July 7, 2010
Caution With restricted and unrestricted versions of Connection software now available, download software or order a DVD carefully. Upgrading a restricted version to an unrestricted version is supported, but future upgrades are then limited to unrestricted versions. Upgrading an unrestricted version to a restricted version is not supported. (See also the "Cisco Unity Connection 7.1(5a)—Restricted and Unrestricted Versions" section.)

For instructions on downloading software that can be used to upgrade to Connection 7.1 from a supported version, see "Downloading Software for an Upgrade to Cisco Unity Connection 7.1" section.

For instructions on upgrading:

•A Connection 7.x server to version 7.1, see the "Upgrading Cisco Unity Connection 7.x to the Shipping 7.x Version" chapter of the Reconfiguration and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unity Connection Release 7.x at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/7x/upgrade/guide/7xcucrugx.html.

•A Connection 2.x server to version 7.1, see the "Upgrading Cisco Unity Connection 2.1(2) or Later to the Shipping 7.x Version" chapter of the Reconfiguration and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unity Connection Release 7.x at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/7x/upgrade/guide/7xcucrugx.html.

Note If you are upgrading to version 7.1(5x) with the intention of upgrading later to version 8.x, you will need to wait for 8.5 to be released, in late 2010. Upgrading from version 7.1(5x) to version 8.0(x) is not supported.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/7x/release/notes/715cucrn.html#wp489067


Cheers!

Rob

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Re: Unity Connection 7x Direct upgrade path

Well I am glad I asked. Our partner recommended going to the latest version, hence 7.1.5SU1a.  I would like to stay in the 7.1.5 train unless you know of major issues.

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Re: Unity Connection 7x Direct upgrade path

7.1.5b just came out on 7/20

Re: Unity Connection 7x Direct upgrade path

I would highly recommend going with 7.1(3b)SU2.  It's stable and if you look at the release path for 7.1(5), you'll see there is a lot of churn.

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