Upgrading Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.3(1)
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Table Of Contents


Purpose of Document



Locating Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation


Product Documentation DVD

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Reporting Security Problems in Cisco Products

Product Alerts and Field Notices

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Support Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


This preface describes the purpose, audience, organization, and conventions of this guide and provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

The preface covers these topics:

Purpose of Document



Locating Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Product Alerts and Field Notices

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Purpose of Document

This document provides Cisco Unified CallManager upgrade procedures and requirements for the Cisco Media Convergence Server and the customer-provided server that meets approved Cisco configuration standards.

This document contains information on the following topics:

Preinstallation Information, page 1-1

Upgrading Your Cisco Unified CallManager Server (When You Are Not Replacing Hardware), page 2-1

Performing Post-Upgrade Tasks, page 3-1

Reverting to the Previous Configuration After an Upgrade Attempt, page 4-1

Upgrade Messages, page 5-1

Replacing Servers During the Upgrade, page 6-1

Tip Use this document in conjunction with the documents that are listed in the "Locating Related Documentation" section.


The Upgrading Cisco Unified CallManager document provides information for network administrators who are responsible for maintaining the Cisco Unified CallManager system. This guide requires knowledge of telephony and IP networking technology.


Consider the following documentation conventions as you review this upgrade document:

Unless otherwise specified, base server model numbers will be used in this document. For example references to the MCS-7835 apply to servers including the MCS-7835, the MCS-7835-1000, the MCS-7835-1266, the MCS 7835H-2.4, the MCS-7835I-2.4, MCS-7835H-3.0, MCS-7835I-3.0, the customer-provided DL380, and the customer-provided IBM xSeries 342 and 345.

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Note Reader, take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the publication.

Caution Reader, be careful. You may do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

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This convention indicates that you must perform the procedure. Failing to perform the procedure could cause a total system failure or a loss of data and configuration settings.


This convention indicates that the procedure is strongly recommended, but not required.

Locating Related Documentation

Cisco strongly recommends that you review the following documents before you upgrade:

Release Notes for Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.3

Cisco provides a version of this document that matches the version of the upgrade document. Use this document as a companion guide to the upgrade document.

Cisco Unified CallManager Compatibility Matrix

To ensure continued functionality with interfacing Cisco IP telephony applications after the Cisco Unified CallManager upgrade, refer to the Cisco Unified CallManager Compatibility Matrix, which provides information and workarounds for applications that are integrated with Cisco Unified CallManager.

Affected applications may include Cisco Conference Connection, Cisco SoftPhone, Cisco uOne, Cisco 186 Analog Telephony Adaptor, Cisco Personal Assistant, Cisco Customer Response Solutions (CRS), Telephony Application Programming Interface and Java Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI/JTAPI) applications, including Cisco-provided and third-party applications, and Cisco Unified CallManager Telephony Service Provider (TSP).

If you use Cisco Unified CallManager and related Cisco IP telephony applications in a call-center environment, review this document before you begin any upgrade procedures.

Third-party application compatibility information

Before you upgrade Cisco Unified CallManager, verify that all the Cisco-provided and Cisco-approved applications that run in your network are compatible with this version of Cisco Unified CallManager.

Cisco Unified Communications Operating System, SQL Server, Security Updates

This document provides information on the latest operating system, SQL Server, and security support updates. Information in this document applies to servers that are running the following Cisco IP telephony applications: Cisco Unified CallManager, Conference Connection, Personal Assistant, and Cisco Customer Response Applications/Solutions, and so on.

Cisco IP Telephony Backup and Restore System (BARS) Administration Guide

This document describes how to install the BARS utility, configure the backup settings, back up Cisco Unified CallManager data, and restore the data/server.

This document also provides a list of files that the utility backs up. This utility does not back up operating system files, except for Hosts/LMHosts files, if those files exist on the server.

Cisco Unified CallManager Security Guide

This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to configure and troubleshoot authentication and encryption for Cisco Unified CallManager, Cisco Unified IP Phones, SRST references, and Cisco MGCP gateways.

The appropriate Cisco IP telephony application documentation

Locate the release notes, installation/upgrade, and configuration guides for the applications that you have integrated with Cisco Unified CallManager.

Click the URLs in Table 1 to locate the appropriate documentation and related software.

Table 1 Quick Reference for URLs 

Related Information and Software
URL and Additional Information

Operating system documentation and Virtual Network Computing (VNC) documentation

(not readme documentation)


Cisco MCS data sheets


Software-only servers (IBM, HP, Compaq, Aquarius)


Cisco Unified CallManager Compatibility Matrix


Cisco Partner Program Compatibility Information


Cisco Technology Affiliate Program Compatibility Information


Cisco Unified CallManager documentation


Cisco Unified CallManager backup and restore documentation


Cisco Unified CallManager, SQL Server, and operating system service releases, upgrades, and readme documentation


Note The operating system and SQL Server 2000 service releases post on the voice products operating system cryptographic software page. You can navigate to the site from the Cisco Unified CallManager software page.

Cisco Unified CallManager Security Guide



Related Cisco IP telephony application documentation


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Submitting a Service Request

Using the online TAC Service Request Tool is the fastest way to open S3 and S4 service requests. (S3 and S4 service requests are those in which your network is minimally impaired or for which you require product information.) After you describe your situation, the TAC Service Request Tool provides recommended solutions. If your issue is not resolved using the recommended resources, your service request is assigned to a Cisco engineer. The TAC Service Request Tool is located at this URL:


For S1 or S2 service requests, or if you do not have Internet access, contact the Cisco TAC by telephone. (S1 or S2 service requests are those in which your production network is down or severely degraded.) Cisco engineers are assigned immediately to S1 and S2 service requests to help keep your business operations running smoothly.

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Definitions of Service Request Severity

To ensure that all service requests are reported in a standard format, Cisco has established severity definitions.

Severity 1 (S1)—An existing network is "down" or there is a critical impact to your business operations. You and Cisco will commit all necessary resources around the clock to resolve the situation.

Severity 2 (S2)—Operation of an existing network is severely degraded, or significant aspects of your business operations are negatively affected by inadequate performance of Cisco products. You and Cisco will commit full-time resources during normal business hours to resolve the situation.

Severity 3 (S3)—Operational performance of the network is impaired while most business operations remain functional. You and Cisco will commit resources during normal business hours to restore service to satisfactory levels.

Severity 4 (S4)—You require information or assistance with Cisco product capabilities, installation, or configuration. There is little or no effect on your business operations.

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