Have Enterprise customer that standardized on Dell servers. For appliances (UC Manager) others are acceptable. But for systems running Windows, they have policy that it must run on a Dell. Have found references in Cisco docs for 5.x that say Dell remote management card is supported (I would think this means the Dell server). Nowhere do I find a statement that "customer provided servers, i.e. Dell, are not acceptable".
Anyone know the answer and could point me to some kind of authority?
We're an HP shop and upgrading our existing Unity bridge server, new hardware and Windows 2003 compatible. I checked with TAC to see if I could use a comparable HP server as the only certified supported platform listed in this same doc was an IBM workstation server. Well ... we're getting the IBM server :-)
When installing servers you must choose one from Supported HW list, if it's not then don't install it. It can probably work if it meets the specs, but as it's not supported when it fails Cisco TAC will not support it.
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I am assuming that you are referring to the platform configuration disk (which sets up bios/raid and loads windows). If you need certain languages, the documentation says to setup server manually using the skrink-wrapped Microsoft standard Windows Server install disk.
As to TAC support, this is a major reason I am asking.
Are you getting this error “Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported. The installer cannot run in this UI mode. To specify the interface mode, use the -i command-line option, followed by the UI mode identifier. The value UI mode identifiers...
The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.