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Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers

Revised: June 7, 2011

This document presents the unique technical information that you need to run Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers. This document contains the following topics:
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Deployment of Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers, page 1 New Identity, page 2 Installation, Upgrade, and Migration Options, page 4 Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers Licensing, page 27 Downloading Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates), page 28 Related Documentation, page 29 Migrating to Cisco Unity Connection on a Virtual Machine, page 29

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This document does not apply to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 5000.

Deployment of Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers
Cisco supports running Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) under ESXi. For more information about running Unified CM under ESXi, see Unified Communications VMware Requirements on www.cisco.com/go/uc-virtualized.

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New Identity

How to Run Cisco Unified Communications Manager
VMware Tools are specialized drivers for virtual hardware that is installed in the UC applications when they are running virtualized. It is very important that the VMware tools version running in the UC application be in sync with the version of ESXi being used. For information on how to upgrade the tools, see: http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/VMware_Tools.

How to Disable LRO on the ESXi Host
For information on how to disable LRO on the ESXi Host, see: http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Disable_LRO.

New Identity
Cisco supports the New Identity process for use with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM). The New Identity process is designed to start with a Unified CM application that is fully installed and configured with common settings. Often, the initial VM is saved as a VMware template and cloned as new Unified CM publisher nodes come online. The New Identity process copies the VMware template and changes a set of primary settings, such as the IP address and hostname, to give a new VM a unique identity in the network.

How to Run the New Identity Process
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Create a new VM instance from the template of the deployed Unified CM application. Run the CLI command utils import config. For more information about CLI commands, see the documentation at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/cli_ref/8_5_1/cli_ref_851.html.

New Identity Caveats
When you run the New Identity process, note the following:
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Although you can provide a new OS administrator user ID in the XML file, you cannot change the OS administrator user ID during the New Identity process. Each cloned VM has the same network configuration as the VMware template. The network must be functional during the New Identity process. If you run the cloned VMs on the same LAN there can be duplicate IP addresses. Ensure that you do not run the VMware template, or multiple VMs from the initial template, at the same time on the same LAN. The NTP server must be accessible before you can configure it on the Unified CM application. Ensure that the VM has access to the new NTP server. If DNS is used, DNS servers must be accessible when you run the New Identity process. For Cisco Unity Connection, you must set the SMTP domain address after you run the New Identity process.

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For Cisco Unified Presence, you must set the post-installation steps that configure the Unified CM system with which Cisco Unified Presence communicates after you run the New Identity process.

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page 5 VMware feature support. refer to one of the following sections: • • • Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers.cisco. page 4 For information on the tested reference configurations. refer to the following: http://docwiki. page 5 Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 4 OL-25228-01 . Upgrade. page 5 Migration. upgrading.com/wiki/Specification-Based_Hardware_Support The following sections describe the changes for installation. page 5 Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers. and Migration Options There are two main approaches to installing. and Migration Options Installation. and migration of VMware Specs-based support: • • • System requirements. page 8 Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers.Installation. Upgrade. page 18 Cisco Unified Communications Manager on VMware Specs-Based Support If you want to use VMware Specs-based support with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. upgrade. and migrating servers: • • Specs-based Tested reference configuration For information relating to specs-based configuration. refer to the following section: • Cisco Unified Communications Manager on VMware Specs-Based Support.

page 6 Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers External Media. your system must meet the requirements listed in Table 1 on page 6.com/wiki/Implementing_Virtualization_Deployments#Configuring_Hardware_Pla tforms VMware feature support VMware feature support is available from: http://docwiki.Installation. and Migration Options System requirements VMware feature system requirements are available from: http://docwiki.com/wiki/Implementing_Virtualization_Deployments#VMware_Feature_Support Migration Migrating from an existing server to a VMware Specs-Based configuration follows a procedure that is very similar to replacing server hardware. The following sections describe the changes for installation. page 15 Migrating To Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers. page 6 Migrating To Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers.cisco. page 24 Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers Cisco supports running Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server. page 5 VMware Feature Support. page 6 Migrating To Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers. Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 5 . Upgrade.cisco. upgrade. and migration in Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers: • • • • System Requirements. For an overview of the migration process and references to other pertinent documentation. page 8 System Requirements To run Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers. which is described in the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager. refer to the following sections: • • • Migrating To Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers.

. Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 6 OL-25228-01 . which is described in the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.cisco.Must be this value to meet the Cisco supported configuration. Note Refer to the documentation at: http://www.0 Update 1. VMware Feature Support For current information about VMware feature support..com/wiki/Unified_Communications_VMWare_Requirements Migrating To Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers Migrating from a Media Convergence Server (MCS server) to Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers follows a procedure that is very similar to replacing server hardware. Upgrade.com/go/uc-virtualized Use the Cisco-provided OVA template to create VMs.cisco. refer to the documentation at: http://docwiki. Refer to the documentation at: http://www.. to ensure that the VMs are correctly configured. Table 2 on page 7 provides an overview of the migration process and references to other pertinent documentation.com/go/uc-virtualized for updated ESXi version compatibility. IOPS per virtual machine (VM) VM oversubscription per blade VMware version Refer to the documentation at: http://www.cisco. Supported Virtual Machine Configuration . Refer to the “Downloading Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates)” section on page 28..com/go/uc-virtualized None Minimum required ESXi version is ESXi 4.Installation. and Migration Options Table 1 System Requirements This parameter.cisco.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_Vir tualization_Downloads_%28including_OVA/OVF_Template s%29. refer to the documentation at: http://docwiki.cisco. For more information about virtual machine configurations.

change the IP address and hostname of the MCS Addresses for Publisher Servers That Are Defined by Host Name” in the Changing the server to the values that the UCS VM will use. You should perform the document’s pre-replacement and post-replacement tasks. IP Address and Host Name for Cisco Unified This is required for DRS backup and restore to work.Installation. Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide If the UCS VM will use a different IP address or hostname than Refer to the topic “Changing the Cluster IP the MCS server. page 27. Step 2 Step 3 Upgrade the MCS server to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8. you must use NTP. Refer to the “Downloading MCS nodes. Installing Cisco Unified Communications After you obtain the license MAC.0(2c) or later. Perform a DRS backup on the MCS server. Install Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8. which is very similar to migrating from an MCS server to a Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server.com/web/cuc_afg/index. The option to configure a hardware clock is not available in the installation program.ht ml Step 6 Create the virtual machines (VMs) on the Cisco UCS B-200 Use the Cisco-provided OVA template to Blade Servers server that will be used as the replacements for the create VMs. The license MAC is required to obtain licenses for the server. Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates)” section on page 28. page 8 Note Step 8 Install Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8. Upgrade. you can rehost the licenses for Manager your new server. Note Step 7 Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers does not support installation from a DVD. page 8 Step 5 Use the Answer File Generator to generate a license MAC for the Customer Impact from New Licensing Procedures.0(2c) Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager or later on the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server. Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers External Media.0(2c) Cisco Unified Communications Operating or later on the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server. and review the procedures for installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager and migrating data. System Administration Guide Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 7 . Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers server. This document describes how to replace server hardware. Communications Manager guide. and Migration Options Table 2 Migrating to Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers Process Overview Configuration Steps Step 1 Related Procedures and Topics Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Review the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers does not support a hardware clock. Note Step 4 Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers does not support tape drive as the backup media. Answer File Generator: http://www. Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers External Media.cisco.

Note Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers does not support tape drive as the restore media. Use a Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Server instead. you must put the answer file into a FLP image to be mounted in the floppy drive. page 9 Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 8 OL-25228-01 . The virtual USB interface is not supported on VMware. Instead. The answer file generated by the Answer File Generator (platformConfig.Installation. Refer to “Obtaining Rehosted Licenses When You Change License MAC Parameters” section on page 28. you have 30 additional days in which to use your previous license. The following sections describe the changes for installation. Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers External Media Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers uses “soft media” such as ISO or FLP (virtual floppy) for procedures that require external media (such as installation and upgrade). USB tape drive backup is not supported. However. The following are examples of differences in external media support between MCS servers and Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers: • • Install logs cannot get dumped to a USB key. page 27 Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide Perform a DRS restore to restore the data backed up from the MCS server to the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server. Use SFTP instead. Use a Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Server instead. upgrade. Cisco Messaging Interface (CMI) for Message Waiting Indication (MWI) is not supported over the serial port. Step 10 Upload the new licenses to the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server. Note The previous license will no longer be valid. you must request the licenses first. Note Backup and restore are not supported on soft media. and migration in Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers: • System Requirements. and Migration Options Table 2 Migrating to Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers Process Overview (continued) Configuration Steps Step 9 Related Procedures and Topics Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers External Media. • • • Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers Cisco supports running Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server. If you did not obtain licenses for the new server already. page 8 Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers Licensing. Upgrade. Music On Hold through a USB connection is not supported. Physical external devices such as USB drives are not supported.xml) cannot get read from a USB key to perform an unattended installation. These logs get dumped to a file through the serial port of the VM.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 9 .com/go/uc-virtualized None Minimum required ESXi version is ESXi 4.com/go/uc-virtualized. your system must meet the requirements listed in Table 3 on page 9.Must be this value to meet the Cisco supported configuration. Supported Virtual Machine Configuration . Note Even if you use VMware GO.. Table 3 System Requirements This parameter. which are documented at both http://www.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_Vir tualization_Downloads_%28including_OVA/OVF_Template s%29. If you do not have this experience and want to obtain the required information quickly. consider using VMware GO. To operate Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers successfully. you should have the experience and skills to manage a host server running VMware ESXi. For more information about virtual machine configurations. page 15 VMware Support.com/go/uc-virtualized for updated ESXi version compatibility.Installation.cisco. to ensure that the VMs are correctly configured.0 Update 1.cisco. Refer to the “Downloading Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates)” section on page 28. page 10 Installing Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers. Upgrade. and Migration Options • • • • • VMware Feature Support.cisco.com/go/uc-virtualized Use the Cisco-provided OVA template to create VMs. refer to the VMware GO documentation. IOPS per virtual machine (VM) CPU and RAM oversubscription VMware version Refer to the documentation at: http://www. you still need to use the supported VMware configuration on Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers. page 16 Performing Daily Operations on Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers... page 10 Migrating To Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers. refer to the documentation at: http://docwiki..com/go/swonly and http://www. Refer to the documentation at http://www. For more information. page 17 System Requirements To run Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers. Refer to the documentation at: http://www.cisco.cisco.cisco. a Web-based application that facilitates VMware installations.

The remaining drives. page 11 Cisco UCS C210 Installation and Service Guide Cisco UCS C210 Installation and Service Guide Cisco UCS C210 Installation and Service Guide Prepare to install the server. page 10 Preparing To Install. Upgrade. and Migration Options VMware Feature Support For current information about VMware feature support. page 14 Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager On a VM. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Configuring RAID.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_VMWare_Requirements Installing Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers This following sections describe how to perform a fresh installation of Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers: • • • • • • • Configuration Checklist for Installing and Configuring the Server. page 12 Installing vSphere Client. Table 4 Configuration Checklist for Installing and Configuring the Server Configuration Steps Step 1 Related Documentation Preparing To Install.Installation. page 13 Aligning the Datastore Used for VMs. page 11 Configuring RAID. Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 10 OL-25228-01 . if any exist. page 13 Creating Virtual Machines. Power on the server and Configure Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) for remote management. configure the RAID settings to the following specifications: • • The first 2 drives are configured as a RAID 1 (mirrored) drive. This array is for Cisco Unified Communications Manager application VMs. Physically install and connect the server. The Related Documentation column contains references to documentation that is related to the step.cisco. page 12 If you purchased the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server server separately from Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Cisco UCS C210 Installation and Service Guide Servers. page 14 Configuration Checklist for Installing and Configuring the Server Table 4 on page 10 provides a checklist of the major steps required to install and configure Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers. are configured as a RAID 5 array. refer to the documentation at http://docwiki. This drive is for ESXi installation.

Installation. A maximum of four IP addresses for the LAN on motherboard (LOM) NICs A hostname. Upgrade. if your server has it An IP address for the CIMC management port An IP address for the virtual host. page 13 Creating Virtual Machines. up to four IP addresses for the Broadcom NIC. and optionally configure DNS for the virtual hosts' hostname IP addresses for the VMs Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 11 . page 13 vSphere Client documentation Aligning the Datastore Used for VMs. Refer to Table 3 on page 9 for the supported Guide versions of VMware ESXi. page 28 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Install Cisco Unified Communications Manager on VMs. Install and configure virtual machines (VMs). VMware ESXi documentation Install vSphere Client. page 14 Preparing To Install This section describes how to prepare to install a Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server in a standalone configuration. Installing vSphere Client. Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager On a VM. meaning that it is not in a datacenter. configure the BIOS to the following specifications: • • • Disable Quiet Mode Enable Enhanced SATA for CDROM access Configure the following boot order: – SATA5:Optiarc DVD first – PCI Raid Adapter second Step 6 Install and configure VMware ESXi on the smaller of the two Cisco UCS C-Series Servers VMware Installation available disks. page 14 Downloading Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates). and Migration Options Table 4 Configuration Checklist for Installing and Configuring the Server Configuration Steps Step 5 Related Documentation Cisco UCS C210 Installation and Service Guide If you purchased the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server server separately from Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers. You should allocate the following resources before installation: • • Space in a rack to receive a 2 RU Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server 3 Ethernet ports on a switch close to the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server: – One port for the CIMC – Two ports for the LAN on motherboard (LOM) NICs • • • • • • Optionally. Align the datastores for the VMs. This is the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server's IP address and is used by ESXi.

configure the RAID settings to the following specifications: • • The first 2 drives are configured as a RAID 1 (mirrored) drive. If the RAID configuration is wrong. Determine the Device ID of the enclosure that contains the disk drives by entering the command -encinfo -a0 -page 20. are configured as a RAID 5 drive. Step 6 Determine the starting slot number in the enclosure that you identified by entering the command -pdinfo -physdrv [deviceID:0] -a0. prompts. If necessary. Caution Step 5 Clearing the RAID configuration deletes all data on the hard drives. Note Step 4 Do not continue with this procedure if RAID is configured correctly. if any exist. Step 2 Step 3 During server bootup. This drive is for Cisco Unified Communications Manager application VMs. If it generates an error. the remaining drives in a RAID 5 array for Logical drive 1. depending on the starting slot number: • If your drives start at slot zero. Press F10 to save your changes and exit the utility. The remaining drives. page through the output to find the Device ID of the enclosure that has a non-zero entry for Number of Physical Drives. and for servers with more drives. Substitute this Device ID value where deviceID appears in the commands in this procedure. set Quiet Boot to Disabled. press Ctrl+Y to enter the preboot CLI. run this command: -cfgldadd -r1 [deviceID:0.Installation. and POST messages to display during bootup instead of the Cisco logo screen. If this command generates meaningful output. deviceID:1] -a0 If your drives start at slot one. Follow this procedure to perform this task: Step 1 Make sure that Quiet Boot is disabled by following these steps: a. the drives start at slot one. continue with this procedure. Upgrade. Step 7 Configure the first RAID array by entering one of the following commands. run this command: • Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 12 OL-25228-01 . On the Main page of the BIOS Setup utility. and Migration Options Configuring RAID If you purchased the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server server separately from Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers. d. This allows non-default messages. Enter the following commands to determine the current RAID configuration: -ldinfo -l0 -a0 -ldinfo -l1 -a0 The required configuration is two drives in a RAID 1 array for logical drive 0. the drives start at slot zero. This drive is for ESXi installation. b. Boot the server and watch for the F2 prompt during bootup. Enter the command -cfgclr –a0 to clear the RAID configuration. c. Press F2 when prompted to enter the BIOS Setup utility.

There is only one logical volume on such servers. and Migration Options -cfgldadd -r1 [deviceID:1. deviceID:6. the root login ID. deviceID:4 deviceID:5] -a0 If your server contains 10 total disk drives. depending on the starting slot number: • Step 9 If your drives start at slot zero. ESXi and VM) start on the same boundary. run this command: -cfgldadd -r5 [deviceID:3. run this command: -cfgldadd -r5 [deviceID:2. the second logical volume is automatically imported unaligned. you are done configuring RAID. deviceID:4 deviceID:5. -ldinit -start -full -l0 -a0 (l0 is the letter l and the number 0. Step 12 Step 13 After configuring the two logical volumes. deviceID:8. The vSphere Client is Windows-based. not the number 10) -ldinit -start -full -l1 -a0 (l1 is the letter l and the number 1. deviceID:9] -a0 • If your drives start at slot one. deviceID:7. Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 13 . Once the vSphere Client is installed. it is safe to quit the Preboot CLI. you can browse to its IP address to bring up a web-based interface. so the download and install must be performed from a Windows PC. and the password you configured. You can join the host to a vCenter if you want to manage it through vCenter. If the hard drives had a RAID configuration before. When you install VMWare ESXi. Upgrade. deviceID:7. deviceID:3. deviceID:6. deviceID:2] -a0 Step 8 If your server contains 6 total disk drives. VMs have better disk performance when all partitions (physical. Enter the following commands to initialize the logical volumes. configure the second RAID array by entering one of the following commands. Allow these commands to finish running before exiting the Preboot CLI. Enter the following commands to display the progress of the commands: -ldinit -showprog -l0 -a0 -ldinit -showprog -l1 -a0 When both commands report that no initialization is running.Installation. continue with this procedure. Installing vSphere Client When the virtual host is available on the network. you can exit the Preboot CLI by entering q. deviceID:3. Aligning the Datastore Used for VMs Note This section does not apply to servers that contain only 2 disk drives. enter the following command to configure the second RAID array: -cfgldadd -r5 [deviceID:2. you can run it and log into the virtual host using the virtual host's name or IP address. deviceID:8. deviceID:4 deviceID:5. deviceID:10] -a0 Step 10 Step 11 If the hard drives did not have a RAID configuration previously. deviceID:9. not the number 11) This clears data on the drives and initializes the new array. This prevents disk blocks being fragmented across the different boundaries.

Make the Cisco Unified Communications Manager installation media available to the VM DVD-ROM drive. then recreate the datastore using vSphere client. Power on the VM. Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager On a VM Follow this procedure to install Cisco Unified Communications Manager on a new VM: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 In vSphere Client.Installation. Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 14 OL-25228-01 . and Migration Options To ensure that the ESXi partition used for VMs will be aligned. The option to configure a hardware clock is not available in the installation program. Deploy the template file using vSphere Client. Note Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers does not support a hardware clock. Step 6 Install Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the VM. Complete booting the VM. The Cisco Unified Communications Manager installation program starts. For information about performing the installation. At this point a new VM has been created with the correct amount of RAM. Make this template available to the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server. See the “Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager On a VM” section on page 14 for more information. Follow these steps to create a VM and prepare to install Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers on it: Step 1 Download the VM template for your application. Creating Virtual Machines Cisco provides a VM template for you to download and transfer to your virtual host. you must use NTP. number of CPUs. See the “Downloading Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates)” section on page 28 for more information. then in BIOS setup. you should delete the unaligned datastore (the larger disk partition). see the document Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager. edit the VM to force entry into BIOS setup the next time the VM reboots. Enter the following information for the new VM: • • Step 3 Step 4 hostname datastore—Select the larger datastore Step 5 Complete creating the VM. Step 2 Upload the template to a datastore on the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server. Upgrade. It is recommended to use the smaller datastore (with ESXi installed on it) for this. size and number of disks for the intended application. Before you deploy the template and create VMs. you should have a hostname and IP address allocated for each new VM. promote CD ROM to boot before the hard drive. Use this template to create the VMs for Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers installation.

Table 5 Migrating to Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers Process Overview Configuration Steps Step 1 Related Procedures and Topics Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Review the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.0(2) or later. Install the same release of Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server that you installed on the MCS server. Installing Cisco Unified Communications After you obtain the license MAC. and Migration Options Migrating To Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers Migrating from a Media Convergence Server (MCS server) to a Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server follows a procedure that is very similar to replacing server hardware. Upgrade. IP Address and Host Name for Cisco Unified This is required for DRS backup and restore to work. Communications Manager guide.Installation. The license MAC Procedures. Table 5 on page 15 provides an overview of the migration process and references to other pertinent documentation. You should perform the document’s pre-replacement and post-replacement tasks. Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide Step 4 Step 5 Use the Answer File Generator to generate a license MAC for the Customer Impact from New Licensing Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server. page 27. you can rehost the licenses for Manager your new server. This document describes how to replace server hardware. Step 2 Step 3 Upgrade the MCS server to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8. change the IP address and hostname of the MCS Addresses for Publisher Servers That Are Defined by Host Name” in the Changing the server to the values that the UCS VM will use. page 10 for the MCS node. is required to obtain licenses for the server. Installing Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers. which is very similar to migrating from an MCS server to a Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server. Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide If the UCS VM will use a different IP address or hostname than Refer to the topic “Changing the Cluster IP the MCS server. page 10 Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager Step 6 Step 7 Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 15 . Create the virtual machine (VM) on the Cisco UCS C210 Installing Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Rack-Mount Servers server that will be used as the replacement Servers. and review the procedures for installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager and migrating data. Perform a DRS backup on the MCS server. which is described in the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

and drivers must be the required level and configured for compatibility with Cisco Unified Communications Manager-supported VMware product and version. Music On Hold external source and Cisco Messaging Interface requires a mixed MCS/UCS cluster. CLI does not support hardware information. USB tape backup is not supported. Hardware MIBs are not supported. Hardware Failure alert and Hardware failure syslog messages are not available. Hardware SNMP and syslog move to VMware and UCS Manager. Note Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers Licensing. However. NIC teaming is configured at the VMware virtual switch. page 27 Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide The previous license will no longer be valid. you must put the answer file into a FLP image to be mounted in the floppy drive. Real–Time Management Tool Client—Hardware alerts are not generated. and Migration Options Table 5 Migrating to Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers Process Overview (continued) Configuration Steps Step 8 Step 9 Related Procedures and Topics Perform a DRS restore to restore the data backed up from the Disaster Recovery System Administration MCS server to the Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server. Hardware BIOS. SNMP Hardware agent does not run on VMware. Unattended installs use virtual floppy instead of USB. Refer to “Obtaining Rehosted Licenses When You Change License MAC Parameters” section on page 28. VMware Support Consider the following. Guide Upload the new licenses to the Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers server. you must request the licenses first. Install logs are written only to the virtual serial port. you have 30 additional days in which to use your previous license. CDP reports as a Virtual Machine. The scope is limited to Virtual Machine and not to Physical Machine. If you did not obtain licenses for the new server already. firmware. upgrade. Upgrade. as used with a Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Server. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 16 OL-25228-01 . when using Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers: • • Install. The answer file generated by the Answer File Generator (platformConfig. Basic UPS Integration. is not supported. Instead. Boot order is controlled by the BIOS of the VMware VM. and recovery procedures now use “soft media” such as ISO or FLP (virtual floppy) if the server does not have a DVD drive.Installation.xml) cannot get read from a USB key to perform an unattended installation.

1. because Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers operates in a virtual environment. go to the following URL: http://www. etc. For more information on the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/sw/gui/config/guide/1.com/en/US/products/ps10281/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list. ESXi plugins.h tml Performing Daily Operations on Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers Daily operations for Cisco UCS C210 Rack-Mount Servers software applications are identical to when the application is installed on an MCS server.Installation.cisco. see the “Related Documentation” section on page 29. and Migration Options • Certain kinds of Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server hardware alerts are only available via CIM alerting. memory.cisco. or by physical inspection (for flashing LEDs. go to following URL: http://www. page 17 Monitoring from vSphere Client and vCenter. temperature and voltage A system event log that contains BIOS and sensor entries Monitoring from vSphere Client and vCenter The vSphere Client provides the following monitoring features: Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 17 .cisco. There are some differences in hardware management and monitoring. The following sections describe how to perform these tasks: • • • Monitoring Hardware from the VM. page 17 Monitoring Hardware from the VM Applications running in a VM have no ability to monitor the physical hardware. power supplies and storage Monitoring of sensors for power supplies. memory and power supply health An overview of hardware inventory. and must be viewed in VMware vCenter or an equivalent CIM-compliant console. vCenter. see the “Related Documentation” section on page 29. fans. page 17 Monitoring from CIMC. Upgrade. For more information.1/b_Cisco_UCS_ C-Series_Servers_Integrated_Management_Controller_Configuration_Guide_1_1_1. Any hardware monitoring must be done from the CIMC. go to the following URL: http://www. Monitoring from CIMC The CIMC provides the following hardware monitoring: • • • • An overview of CPU. including CPUs. For more information.h tml To view the list of product installation and configuration guides for Cisco UCS Manager.com/en/US/products/ps10739/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html To view the list of product installation and configuration guides for Cisco UCS C-Series Integrated Management Controller.).

page 19 Installing Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers.com/go/uc-virtualized Use the Cisco-provided OVA template to create VMs.cisco. the vSphere Client displays hardware and system alarms defined on the Alarms tab. page 24 VMware Support. Table 6 System Requirements This parameter.. hardware status and resource usage are available. page 25 Performing Daily Operations on Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers.. When ESXi is used standalone (without vCenter). upgrade. page 19 Migrating To Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers. and Migration Options • • • • When you are logged into vCenter. Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers Cisco supports running Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers.Must be this value to meet the Cisco supported configuration.. Refer to the documentation at: http://www.cisco.Installation.cisco. Host performance and resource usage display on the Performance tab for the Host. For more information about virtual machine configurations. Supported Virtual Machine Configuration . Upgrade.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_Vir tualization_Downloads_%28including_OVA/OVF_Template s%29. and migration in Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers: • • • • • • System Requirements. Refer to the “Downloading Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates)” section on page 28. and on the Performance tab for each VM. page 26 System Requirements To run Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers. to ensure that the VMs are correctly configured. page 18 Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers External Media.com/go/uc-virtualized Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 18 OL-25228-01 . IOPS per virtual machine (VM) Refer to the documentation at: http://www. your system must meet the requirements listed in Table 6 on page 18. VM resource usage displays on the Virtual Machines tab.. The following sections describe the changes for installation. refer to the documentation at: http://docwiki. but alarming is not possible.

None ESXi 4. Instead.cisco.0 Update 1 or later Note Ensure that you use ESXi. you still need to use the supported VMware configuration on Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers. refer to the VMware GO documentation. For more information.cisco. The following are examples of differences in external media support between MCS servers and Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers: • • Install logs cannot get dumped to a USB key.com/go/swonly and http://www. These logs get dumped to a file through the serial port of the VM.. If you do not have this experience and want to obtain the required information quickly.com/go/uc-virtualized. rather than ESX. Physical external devices such as USB drives are not supported. • • • Installing Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers This following sections describe how to perform a fresh installation of Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers: Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 19 . Note Even if you use VMware GO. Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers External Media Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers uses “soft media” such as ISO or FLP (virtual floppy) for procedures that require external media (such as installation and upgrade). which are documented at both http://www... The virtual USB interface is not supported on VMware. you should have the experience and skills to manage a host server running VMware ESXi. you must put the answer file into a FLP image to be mounted in the floppy drive. CPU and RAM oversubscription VMware version . and Migration Options Table 6 System Requirements (continued) This parameter. consider using VMware GO. Upgrade.Must be this value to meet the Cisco supported configuration. Use a Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Server instead. Cisco Messaging Interface (CMI) for Message Waiting Indication (MWI) is not supported over the serial port.. USB tape drive backup is not supported. to run Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers. Note Backup and restore are not supported on soft media. However.xml) cannot get read from a USB key to perform an unattended installation. To operate Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers successfully. Use SFTP instead. The answer file generated by the Answer File Generator (platformConfig.Installation. a Web-based application that facilitates VMware installations. Music On Hold through a USB connection is not supported. Use a Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Server instead. the rack server can be part of a VMware vCenter that includes ESX hosts.

The Related Documentation column contains references to documentation that is related to the step. Power on the server and Configure Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) for remote management.Installation. page 23 Configuration Checklist for Installing and Configuring the Server Table 7 on page 20 provides a checklist of the major steps required to install and configure Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers. Install vSphere Client. page 21 Server server separately from Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Cisco UCS C200 Installation and Service Guide Servers. Physically install and connect the server. page 21 Installing vSphere Client. page 23 vSphere Client documentation Step 7 Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 20 OL-25228-01 . page 21 Configuring RAID. page 23 Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager On a VM. and Migration Options • • • • • • Configuration Checklist for Installing and Configuring the Server. configure the RAID settings to the following specifications: • • RAID 10 array for logical drive 0 RAID 10 volume of 4 drives Step 5 Cisco UCS C200 Installation and Service Guide If you purchased the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server server separately from Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers. Cisco UCS C-Series Servers VMware Installation Guide VMware ESXi documentation Installing vSphere Client. page 21 Cisco UCS C200 Installation and Service Guide Cisco UCS C200 Installation and Service Guide Cisco UCS C200 Installation and Service Guide Prepare to install the server. page 20 Preparing To Install. Refer to Table 6 on page 18 for the supported versions of VMware ESXi. Upgrade. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 If you purchased the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Configuring RAID. configure the BIOS to the following specifications: • • • Disable Quiet Mode Enable Enhanced SATA for CDROM access Configure the following boot order: – SATA5:Optiarc DVD first – PCI Raid Adapter second Step 6 Install and configure VMware ESXi. page 23 Creating Virtual Machines. Table 7 Configuration Checklist for Installing and Configuring the Server Configuration Steps Step 1 Related Documentation Preparing To Install.

A maximum of four IP addresses for the LAN on motherboard (LOM) NICs A hostname. Enter the following commands to determine the current RAID configuration: -ldinfo -l0 -a0 Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 21 . Press F10 to save your changes and exit the utility. You should allocate the following resources before installation: • • Space in a rack to receive a 2 RU Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server 3 Ethernet ports on a switch close to the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server: – One port for the CIMC – Two ports for the LAN on motherboard (LOM) NICs • • • • • • Optionally. and POST messages to display during bootup instead of the Cisco logo screen. Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager On a VM. up to four IP addresses for the Broadcom NIC. press Ctrl+Y to enter the preboot CLI. page 23 Downloading Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates). This allows non-default messages. Upgrade. if your server has it An IP address for the CIMC management port An IP address for the virtual host. page 28 Install and configure virtual machines (VMs). meaning that it is not in a datacenter. Press F2 when prompted to enter the BIOS Setup utility. During server bootup. prompts. and optionally configure DNS for the virtual hosts' hostname IP addresses for the VMs Configuring RAID If you purchased the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server server separately from Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers. This is the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server's IP address and is used by ESXi. On the Main page of the BIOS Setup utility. and Migration Options Table 7 Configuration Checklist for Installing and Configuring the Server Configuration Steps Step 8 Related Documentation Creating Virtual Machines. page 23 Preparing To Install This section describes how to prepare to install a Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers server in a standalone configuration. Step 9 Install Cisco Unified Communications Manager on VMs.Installation. configure the RAID settings to the following specifications: • • RAID 10 array for logical drive 0 RAID 10 volume of 4 drives Follow this procedure to perform this task: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Boot the server and watch for the F2 prompt during bootup. verify or set Quiet Boot to Disabled.

you are done configuring RAID. it is safe to quit the Preboot CLI. you can exit the Preboot CLI by entering q. Step 14 After configuring the two logical volumes. -ldinit -start -full -l0 -a0 (l0 is the letter l and the number 0. Note Step 10 UCS C200 M2 Rack-Mount Servers with 4 drives. continue with this procedure. If this command generates meaningful output. the drives start at slot zero.Installation. you can enter the following command to display the progress of the command you entered in Step 12: -ldinit -showprog -l0 -a0 When the display command in Step 13 reports that no initialization is running. Determine the Device ID of the enclosure that contains the disk drives by entering the command -encinfo -a0 -page 20. the drives start at slot one. Step 13 If you want to do so. Caution Step 8 Clearing the RAID configuration deletes all data on the hard drives. If it generates an error. Note Step 7 Do not continue with this procedure if RAID is configured correctly. Note For UCS C200 M2 Rack-Mount Servers with 4 drives.enclosureID:3] -a0 Step 11 Step 12 If the hard drives did not have a RAID configuration previously. Step 9 Determine the starting slot number in the enclosure that you identified by entering the command -pdinfo -physdrv [deviceID:0] -a0. the drives start at slot zero. please use the Enclosure ID obtained from the output of encinfo. Upgrade. Enter the following command to initialize the logical volumes. Configure the RAID array by entering the following command: -CfgSpanAdd -r10 -Array0[enclosureID:0. Enter the command -cfgclr –a0 to clear the RAID configuration. continue with this procedure.enclosureID:1] -Array1[enclosureID:2. If this is not the case. Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 22 OL-25228-01 . the Device ID is typically 252. If the RAID configuration is wrong. If the hard drives had a RAID configuration before. and Migration Options The required configuration is four drives in a RAID 10 array for logical drive 0. not the number 10) This clears data on the drives and initializes the new array. Allow this command to finish running before exiting the Preboot CLI.

Make this template available to the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server. and the password you configured. Follow these steps to create a VM and prepare to install Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers on it: Step 1 Download the VM template for your application. Upgrade. you must have a USB Keyboard and a USB mouse.1 and DG1 containing Disks 2. you can configure RAID 10 by using the WebBios (Ctrl+H). See the “Downloading Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates)” section on page 28 for more information. rather than a PS2 keyboard and mouse. you can browse to its IP address to bring up a web-based interface. Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager On a VM Follow this procedure to install Cisco Unified Communications Manager on a new VM: Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 23 . Installing vSphere Client When the virtual host is available on the network. The vSphere Client is Windows-based. Enter the following information for the new VM: • • hostname datastore—Select datastore Step 5 Complete creating the VM. Step 6 Install Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the VM. the root login ID. You can join the host to a vCenter if you want to manage it through vCenter.Installation. To use the Web Bios. you can run it and log into the virtual host using the virtual host's name or IP address. number of CPUs. Deploy the template file using vSphere Client. Before you deploy the template and create VMs. Use this template to create the VMs for Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers installation.3. Creating Virtual Machines Cisco provides a VM template for you to download and transfer to your virtual host. At this point a new VM has been created with the correct amount of RAM. you should have a hostname and IP address allocated for each new VM. size and number of disks for the intended application. and Migration Options Tip If you can't get to the Preboot CLI even after Quiet Boot is disabled (in other words. Use 2 drive groups (DGs) with DG0 containing Disks 0. Once the vSphere Client is installed. See the “Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager On a VM” section on page 23 for more information. so the download and install must be performed from a Windows PC. if you have no Ctrl+Y option and that key sequence isn't working). Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Upload the template to a datastore on the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server.

which is very similar to migrating from an MCS server to a Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers server. Complete booting the VM. which is described in the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager. You should perform the document’s pre-replacement and post-replacement tasks.Installation. change the IP address and hostname of the MCS Addresses for Publisher Servers That Are Defined by Host Name” in the Changing the server to the values that the UCS VM will use. Migrating To Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers Migrating from a Media Convergence Server (MCS server) to a Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers server follows a procedure that is very similar to replacing server hardware. This document describes how to replace server hardware. you can rehost the licenses for Manager your new server. Step 6 Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 24 OL-25228-01 . Make the Cisco Unified Communications Manager installation media available to the VM DVD-ROM drive. and Migration Options Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 In vSphere Client. Installing Cisco Unified Communications After you obtain the license MAC. Upgrade. is required to obtain licenses for the server. Power on the VM. Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide Step 4 Step 5 Use the Answer File Generator to generate a license MAC for the Customer Impact from New Licensing Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers server. The Cisco Unified Communications Manager installation program starts. edit the VM to force entry into BIOS setup the next time the VM reboots. The license MAC Procedures. Perform a DRS backup on the MCS server.0(2c) or later. Communications Manager guide. For information about performing the installation. page 27. Step 2 Step 3 Upgrade the MCS server to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8. then in BIOS setup. see the document Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Table 8 Migrating to Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers Process Overview Configuration Steps Step 1 Related Procedures and Topics Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Review the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager. IP Address and Host Name for Cisco Unified This is required for DRS backup and restore to work. and review the procedures for installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager and migrating data. page 19 for the MCS node. Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide If the UCS VM will use a different IP address or hostname than Refer to the topic “Changing the Cluster IP the MCS server. promote CD ROM to boot before the hard drive. Create the virtual machine (VM) on the Cisco UCS C200 Installing Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Rack-Mount Servers server that will be used as the replacement Servers. Table 8 on page 24 provides an overview of the migration process and references to other pertinent documentation.

Install logs are written only to the virtual serial port.cisco. Upgrade.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_VMWare_Requirements#VMware_Infra structure_Feature_Support Install. CLI does not support hardware information. However. Boot order is controlled by the BIOS of the VMware VM. page 19 Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager Install the same release of Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers server that you installed on the MCS server. Hardware SNMP and syslog move to VMware and UCS Manager. as used with a Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Server. refer to the documentation at http://docwiki. Note Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers Licensing. firmware. page 8 NIC teaming is configured at the VMware virtual switch. and recovery procedures now use “soft media” such as ISO or virtual floppy (FLP) if the server does not have a DVD drive. you have 30 additional days in which to use your previous license. Guide Upload the new licenses to the Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers server. Basic UPS Integration. Refer to “Obtaining Rehosted Licenses When You Change License MAC Parameters” section on page 28. and drivers must be the required level and configured for compatibility with Cisco Unified Communications Manager-supported VMware product and version. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 25 .Installation. The scope is limited to Virtual Machine and not to Physical Machine. is not supported. upgrade. Hardware Failure alert and Hardware failure syslog messages are not available. Hardware MIBs are not supported. If you did not obtain licenses for the new server already. Real–Time Management Tool Client—Hardware alerts are not generated. refer to Cisco UCS B-200 Blade Servers External Media. VMware Support Consider the following. you must request the licenses first. Hardware BIOS. Step 8 Step 9 Perform a DRS restore to restore the data backed up from the Disaster Recovery System Administration MCS server to the Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers server. For more information. page 27 Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide The previous license will no longer be valid. and Migration Options Table 8 Migrating to Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers Process Overview (continued) Configuration Steps Step 7 Related Procedures and Topics Installing Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers. when using Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers: • For details about VMware feature support. SNMP Hardware agent does not run on VMware. CDP reports as a Virtual Machine.

html To view the list of product installation and configuration guides for Cisco UCS C-Series Integrated Management Controller. because Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers operates in a virtual environment. page 26 Monitoring from vSphere Client and vCenter.Installation.1/b_Cisco_UCS_ C-Series_Servers_Integrated_Management_Controller_Configuration_Guide_1_1_1.h tml To view the list of product installation and configuration guides for Cisco UCS Manager.cisco. page 26 Monitoring Hardware from the VM Applications running in a VM have no ability to monitor the physical hardware. Any hardware monitoring must be done from the CIMC. including CPUs. fans. For more information. go to the following URL: http://www. memory. power supplies and storage Monitoring of sensors for power supplies.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/sw/gui/config/guide/1. go to following URL: http://www. or by physical inspection (for flashing LEDs. memory and power supply health An overview of hardware inventory.cisco. For more information. Monitoring from CIMC The CIMC provides the following hardware monitoring: • • • • An overview of CPU.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10281/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list. Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 26 OL-25228-01 . and Migration Options • Certain kinds of Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server hardware alerts are only available via CIM alerting. page 26 Monitoring from CIMC. go to the following URL: http://www.com/en/US/products/ps10739/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list. etc. temperature and voltage A system event log that contains BIOS and sensor entries Monitoring from vSphere Client and vCenter The vSphere Client provides the following monitoring features: • When you are logged into vCenter. see the “Related Documentation” section on page 29. The following sections describe how to perform these tasks: • • • Monitoring Hardware from the VM.). There are some differences in hardware management and monitoring. ESXi plugins.1. see the “Related Documentation” section on page 29.h tml Performing Daily Operations on Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers Daily operations for Cisco UCS C200 Rack-Mount Servers software applications are identical to when the application is installed on an MCS server. vCenter. the vSphere Client displays hardware and system alarms defined on the Alarms tab. Upgrade. and must be viewed in VMware vCenter or an equivalent CIM-compliant console. For more information on the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server.

but alarming is not possible. see http://www. Host performance and resource usage display on the Performance tab for the Host. Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers Licensing The following sections describe licensing for Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers: • • Customer Impact from New Licensing Procedures. page 27 Supported Virtual Machine Configurations and Licensing. page 28 Note For more information about licensing of your operating system.vmware.cisco.html). Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 27 . The ways to obtain the license MAC are as follows: • Note If you use this method.com/web/cuc_afg/index. Customer Impact from New Licensing Procedures Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers uses a different licensing model than Cisco Unified Communications Manager on an MCS server. use the Answer File Generator (http://www. When ESXi is used standalone (without vCenter). Unit. When you generate the answer file.Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers Licensing • • • VM resource usage displays on the Virtual Machines tab. the license gets associated to a license MAC. Location. The MAC address of the NIC card is no longer used to associate the license to the server. Country) Before installation. and on the Performance tab for each VM. ensure that you enter the identical parameter values in the Answer File Generator and the Cisco Unified Communications Manager installation program.com. you also get the license MAC. or the license will be invalid. State. Instead. hardware status and resource usage are available. which is a 12 digit HEX value created by hashing the following parameters that you configure on the server: • • • • • • • • • • Time zone NTP server 1 (or “none”) NIC speed (or “auto”) Hostname IP Address (or “dhcp”) IP Mask (or “dhcp”) Gateway Address (or “dhcp”) Primary DNS (or “dhcp”) SMTP server (or “none”) Certificate Information (Organization.

After installation. Step 2 Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers 28 OL-25228-01 . During the grace period. you get prompted to select the type of license that you want to obtain: • • A physical MAC address — this is used when Cisco Unified Communications Manager will be installed on an MCS server. Contact the licensing team at licensing@cisco. the license that you obtained with it becomes invalid. You will get another 30day grace period.com/go/license is changed for a license MAC. While Cisco Unified Communications Manager can be installed and licensed in other virtual machine configurations. To rehost your licenses. use the CLI command show status.Downloading Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates) • • After installation.cisco. type your Cisco. then change them back to the new values that you want to use. If you need more than 30 days of grace period. Obtaining Rehosted Licenses When You Change License MAC Parameters When you change any of the parameters that create the license MAC. Perform the following procedure to obtain the virtual machine template for Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers: Procedure Step 1 Select this URL in your browser: http://tools. you can change the settings back to the licensed values to make your original license valid again. When redeeming a PAK for a license MAC at this URL.com User Name: and Password: in the text boxes.com/support/downloads/go/Redirect. change your settings back to the licensed values.com.x?mdfid=278875240 If your browser prompts you to do so. A license MAC address — this is used when Cisco Unified Communications Manager will be installed on Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers. The old license continues to work for a 30-day grace period. then click the Log In button. After you make this selection. You must request a rehosting of the license to obtain a valid license. Cisco does not support these configurations. Downloading Virtual Machine Templates (OVA Templates) The configuration of a Cisco Unified Communications Manager virtual machine must match a supported virtual machine template. the generation and installation of the license file follows the same process. you must open a case with the licensing team to obtain a license for your replacement server. navigate to Show > System in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. Supported Virtual Machine Configurations and Licensing The virtual machine configuration for running Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers must match the stated specifications to get support from Cisco. Obtaining New Licenses The process to redeem a Product Activation Key (PAK) for licenses at www.cisco.

is available at the following URL: http://www.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_Virtualization • Migrating to Cisco Unity Connection on a Virtual Machine For information on migrating to Cisco Unity Connection on a virtual machine. Related Documentation • The UCS RAID Controller SMI-S Reference Guide.x Virtual Machine” chapter in the applicable Reconfiguration and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unity Connection at http://www.html • The official list of supported servers for Cisco Unified Communications Manager releases is available at the following URL: http://www. is available at the following URL: http://docwiki. Cisco Unified Communications Manager on Virtualized Servers OL-25228-01 29 .cisco. In the Latest Releases folder.com/en/US/prod/collateral/voicesw/ps6790/ps5748/ps378/solution_overview_c2 2-597556.com The Cisco Unified Communications Virtualization wiki.cisco.0(1) link. Click the Download Now button. Follow the prompts and provide the required information to download the software.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/sw/utilities/raid/reference/guide/ucs_rai d_smis_reference.cisco.cisco. which discusses deployment of other Cisco Unified Communications products on virtualized servers.Related Documentation Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Choose IP Telephony > Call Control > Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CallManager) > Cisco Unified Communications Manager Version 8.com/en/US/products/ps6509/prod_installation_guides_list. which describes Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) support in the Cisco UCS Servers. click the 1. Click the Unified Communications Manager Virtual Machine Templates link.com/en/US/prod/collateral/voicesw/ps6790/ps5748/ps378/prod_brochure0900ae cd8062a4f9. When the Download Cart window displays. and other network components’ management access are listed in article 1012382 at the following URL: http://kb. ESX hosts.html. see the “Migrating from a Cisco Unity Connection Physical Server to a Connection 8.html • TCP and UDP ports for vCenter Server.0.vmware. click the “Readme” link to view the virtual machine template’s release information.html • Technical specifications of Cisco Unified Communications virtualized servers are available at the following URL: http://www.

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