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upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

Hi, can anyone tell me if CUCM 7.1.3 runs ok in VMWARE (ESX3.5) I am trying to upgrade but when it re-boots I get error of :

kernel panic- not syncing: attempted to kill init

thanks

Cliff

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Bronze

Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

I ran into the same issue (vmware ESXi) when upgrading 7.1.2 to an early release of 7.1.3 (sorry, don't

remember exactly which release). I restored 7.1.2 and upgraded to a later version (7.1.3aSU1) and was successful with the upgrade.

Red

Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

On CUCM 7.1.2, there's no code to detect VMWare.  Thus you may install it on any Vitual Machine.  CUCM just thinks it's a physical one.

On CUCM 7.1.3, Cisco added code to detect VM.  You'll have to use ESX 4.

Michael

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Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

Cliff,

I have used this on ESXi 3.5 but I have run CUCM (all versions from 4.1 to 7.1.3bsu2) in vmware server 2.0 without any issues.  Not the exact scenario you are look at I know, but it's what I have tested. 

Regards,
Bill

HTH -Bill (b) http://ucguerrilla.com (t) @ucguerrilla

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Bronze

Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

I ran into the same issue (vmware ESXi) when upgrading 7.1.2 to an early release of 7.1.3 (sorry, don't

remember exactly which release). I restored 7.1.2 and upgraded to a later version (7.1.3aSU1) and was successful with the upgrade.

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Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

thanks guys for your responses, i have now intalled 7.1.3 on vmware, my findings below:

-first of all i was actually trying to install it on esx 3.0 appologies

-7.1.2 bombs out in vmware if you dont configure a viable NTP server

- you cant upgrade from 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in vmware esx 3.0 not sure why, but have heard license files are different

- i got a bootable copy of 7.1.3 to install fresh on vmware 3.0 but couldnt do it

- eventually upgaded vmware to esx 4.0 all good, you still need a viable ntp server

hope this helps someone

cliff

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Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

fill your boots

Red

Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

On CUCM 7.1.2, there's no code to detect VMWare.  Thus you may install it on any Vitual Machine.  CUCM just thinks it's a physical one.

On CUCM 7.1.3, Cisco added code to detect VM.  You'll have to use ESX 4.

Michael

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Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

Thanks Michael, would be nice if that bit of code put up a message saying that, I spent a lot of time trying to shoe horn this on an inappropriate version!

regards

Cliff

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Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

I have ESX 4 Update 1 and still can't upgrade from 7.0.2, or 7.1.2 to 7.1.3. I wish there was a clear solution to that.

THanks

Super Bronze

Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

What's your VM spec?

Aaron

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Re: upgrading from cucm 7.1.2 to 7.1.3 in Vmware

Here you go... I've also tried RH 3, and created vm on Fusion 3, same result. In every case log was complaining about platform (vmware) no longer supported...

thx

#!/usr/bin/vmware

.encoding = "UTF-8"

config.version = "8"

virtualHW.version = "7"

pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge4.functions = "8"

pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge5.functions = "8"

pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge6.functions = "8"

pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge7.functions = "8"

vmci0.present = "TRUE"

nvram = "CUCM.nvram"

deploymentPlatform = "windows"

virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

unity.customColor = "|23C0C0C0"

tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"

powerType.powerOff = "default"

powerType.powerOn = "default"

powerType.suspend = "default"

powerType.reset = "default"

displayName = "CUCM"

extendedConfigFile = "CUCM.vmxf"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0.sharedBus = "none"

scsi0.virtualDev = "lsisas1068"

memsize = "2048"

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:0.fileName = "CUCM.vmdk"

scsi0:0.deviceType = "scsi-hardDisk"

ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

ide1:0.fileName = "/vmfs/volumes/49d3dcf7-371d5df0-6689-0025b3829d18/ISO images/UCSInstall_UCOS_7.1.3.20000-2.sgn.iso"

ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

ethernet0.networkName = "192.168.68.0"

ethernet0.addressType = "vpx"

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:50:56:af:28:95"

chipset.onlineStandby = "FALSE"

guestOSAltName = "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (32-bit)"

guestOS = "rhel4"

uuid.bios = "42 2f 9c d7 24 2e e8 9e-43 c2 6d a8 2d 54 22 8a"

vc.uuid = "52 49 ad 68 46 5f 55 0d-4f 7a 50 b4 85 2d da e5"

snapshot.action = "keep"

sched.cpu.min = "0"

sched.cpu.units = "mhz"

sched.cpu.shares = "normal"

sched.mem.minsize = "0"

sched.mem.shares = "normal"

tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

uuid.location = "56 4d b1 ed a1 fb c0 12-b3 1d f9 c2 c0 29 52 48"

cleanShutdown = "TRUE"

replay.supported = "FALSE"

sched.swap.derivedName = "/vmfs/volumes/4b9bca98-8ea91cca-6297-0025b3829d18/CUCM/CUCM-37be9470.vswp"

scsi0:0.redo = ""

vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "4194304"

pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"

pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"

pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"

pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"

scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "160"

ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"

vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "33"

scsi0.sasWWID = "50 05 05 67 24 2e e8 90"

vmci0.id = "760488586"

tools.remindInstall = "TRUE"

hostCPUID.0 = "0000000b756e65476c65746e49656e69"

hostCPUID.1 = "000106a500100800009ce3bdbfebfbff"

hostCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"

guestCPUID.0 = "0000000b756e65476c65746e49656e69"

guestCPUID.1 = "000106a500010800809822010febfbff"

guestCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"

userCPUID.0 = "0000000b756e65476c65746e49656e69"

userCPUID.1 = "000106a500100800009822010febfbff"

userCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"

evcCompatibilityMode = "FALSE"

 

debugStub.linuxOffsets = "0xde8c368,0xffffffff,0xde8c387,0x0,0xfc052088,0xffffffff,0x0,0x0,0xde8cbe8,0x0,0xde8cbff,0x0,0xfc05219c,0xffffffff"

bios.forceSetupOnce = "FALSE"

numvcpus = "1"

floppy0.present = "FALSE"

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