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Alternative platform for CUCM other than VMware

Guys I was just wondering if there is another platform that I could successfully install CUCM ( Home-Lab purpose) on other than VMware. I was looking for a permanently free / open-source solution.

Any suggestions guys?

Cheers

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Re: Alternative platform for CUCM other than VMware

Why not VMware. There are free versions.

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New Member

Alternative platform for CUCM other than VMware

could you provide me a link to a free version please? my work station evaluation has come to an end and vmware now requires me to pay for a license. I am not keen on doing that since this is just a home lab.

Blue

Alternative platform for CUCM other than VMware

Hi,

For Virtulisation we only support vmware. You can either use MCS boxs or use Vmware.

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Ronak Patel

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Re: Alternative platform for CUCM other than VMware

The VMware server solution is a free platform.

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Blue

Alternative platform for CUCM other than VMware

Hi,

You can download ESXi4 from below link

https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/index.php?p=free-esxi5&lp=default&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDIQFjAA&url=http://www.vmware.com/go/get-free-esxi&ei=ptxvT-XLKIesrAeQhsihDg&usg=AFQjCNELF7MNwSUlf1kuW2AkBZLd2vLCCA&sig2=rRG7D4TCMCidg7VRfqxyAQ

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Ronak patel

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Alternative platform for CUCM other than VMware

Hi,

You can run it on VMWare player but would recommended as per Ronak's post, ESXi on a dedicated which you can run for free (or full featured for 60 days) which is limited to the amount of CPU cores (6 from memory and the amount of ram).

But hardware is cheap you can run quite a lot even on an i5 processor and 16g RAM, thin provision. Just make sure you have an Intel CPU as well.

There are ways of using Sun's virtualbox to emulate VMWare hardware have done it but ESXi allows you to reserve the lower and higher limits of your CPU and RAM resources .

Regards

Heath

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Alternative platform for CUCM other than VMware

All very great guys. Thanks so much. The VMware playing was the one I really needed.

Cisco forum; always helpful.

Cheers guys

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