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Table Of Contents

Upgrading to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 6.1(2) from Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x Releases

Contents

Installation Overview

Related Documentation

Important Considerations

Preparing To Upgrade

Frequently Asked Questions About the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Installation

From What Version Can I Upgrade to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2)?

What User Names Passwords do I Need to Specify?

What is a Strong Password?

Which servers does Cisco support for this installation?

May I install other software besides Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the server?

Browser Requirements

Configuring the Hardware

Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Verifying DNS Registration

Determining Registration Counts by Using RTMT

Recording Critical Service Status

Locating System Errors by Using Syslog Viewer

Recording Trace and Log Central Job Details

Accessing CDR Management Configuration

Determining System Configuration Counts

Firmware Information

Obtaining System Version Information

Gathering Information for an Installation

Handling Network Errors During Upgrade

Assigning the Host Name/IP Address (Servername) to the 6.1(2) Server

Upgrading Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Navigating Within the Installation Wizard

Using the Data Migration Assistant Generated Configuration File

Starting the Installation

Entering Preexisting Configuration Information

Applying a Patch

Upgrading from a Local Disk

Upgrading From a Remote Server

Upgrading the Cisco Unified Communications Manager First Node

Upgrading Subsequent Nodes in the Cluster

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Uploading Licenses

Obtaining Software Feature Licenses

Upgrading Product Licenses

Uploading a License File

Verifying Cisco Unified Communications Manager Services

Using the Disaster Recovery Disc

Reverting to a Previous Version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Switching Partitions

Examining Log Files

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Upgrading to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 6.1(2) from Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x Releases


This document describes how to upgrade to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2) from a Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x release.

For information about upgrading your Cisco Unified Communications Manager software after you have upgraded to release 5.0(1) or later, refer to Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide.

For information about performing a fresh installation of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (rather then upgrading from an earlier release) or configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager when it is preinstalled on your server, refer to Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

The 6.1(2) release of Cisco Unified Communications Manager uses a different installation framework than releases of Cisco Unified Communications Manager prior to 5.0. Before upgrading to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2), review all upgrade instructions carefully.

Contents

This document contains the following topics:

Installation Overview

Related Documentation

Important Considerations

Preparing To Upgrade

Upgrading Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Using the Disaster Recovery Disc

Examining Log Files

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Installation Overview

Cisco Unified Communications Manager uses a different installation framework than previous releases. The installation process allows you to perform a basic installation, upgrade from Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2), and upgrade to a newer service release during the installation.

For a more detailed description of the different installation types, see Table 1.

Table 1 Installation Options 

Installation Types
Description

Basic Install

This option represents the basic Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2) installation, which installs the software from the installation disc and does not use any imported data.

Applying a Patch

This option allows you to upgrade the software version that the installation disc contains with the latest service release. You can also choose to apply a patch and then do a Windows upgrade and perform both during the installation process.

Import Windows Data

This option allows you to import database information from a Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x system by using a file that the Data Migration Assistant (DMA) tool produces.



Note The document describes the procedure for performing a Windows Upgrade. For basic installation instructions, see Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Related Documentation

For further information about related Cisco IP telephony applications and products, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Documentation Guide at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html

Table 2 lists URLs for software and additional documentation.

Table 2 Quick Reference for URLs 

Related Information and Software
URL

Cisco MCS data sheets

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html

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

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/prod_brochure_list.html

Cisco Unified Communications Manager service releases

http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-voice.shtml


Important Considerations

Before you proceed with the Cisco Unified Communications Manager upgrade, consider the following requirements and recommendations:

Ensure that you connect each Cisco Unified Communications Manager node to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to provide backup power and protect your system.


Caution Failure to connect the Cisco Unified Communication Manager nodes to a UPS may result in damage to physical media and require a new installation of Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Be aware that when you install Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2) on an existing server, the hard drive gets formatted, and all existing data on the drive gets overwritten.

Be aware that all secure phones will remain down during the upgrade process.

Install the Cisco Unified Communications Manager software on the first node, or publisher, server first and then on the subsequent nodes. You must configure the subsequent nodes on the first node before you can install the subsequent node.

Enter the same security password on all servers in the cluster.

Before you can install subsequent, or subscriber, nodes, you must first configure them on the first, or publisher, node.

Install the Cisco Unified Communications Manager software during off-peak hours or a maintenance window to avoid impact from call-processing interruptions.

Configure the server by using static IP addressing to ensure that the server obtains a fixed IP address and that the Cisco Unified IP Phones can register with the application when you plug the phones into the network.

Do not install Cisco Unified Communications Manager in a large Class A or Class B subnet that contains a large number of devices.

When you install Cisco Unified Communications Manager in a large subnet with a large number devices in that subnet, the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) table can fill up quickly (maximum 1024 entries, by default). When the ARP table is full, Cisco Unified Communications Manager can have difficulty talking to endpoints and cannot add more phones.

You must have access to an SFTP server to back up Cisco Unified Communications Manager over a network.

Do not attempt to perform any configuration tasks during the installation.

Do not install any Cisco-verified applications until you complete installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager on every server in the cluster.

Be aware that customer background images, custom TFTP files, custom MoH files, and customer ring tones do not get migrated during the upgrade process. You must reinstall these files after the upgrade completes. See the "Post-Upgrade Tasks" section for more information.

Be aware that end-user settings such as ring tones and background images do not get migrated during the upgrade process. The end user must reconfigure these items after the upgrade completes.

Be aware that the demo license feature is not available when you upgrade from a previous product version.

Be aware that directory names and filenames that you enter while running the installation program are case-sensitive.

Administrators can connect third party voicemail systems to Cisco Unified Communications Manager. The voice-messaging system must have a simplified message desk interface (SMDI) that is accessible with a null-modem EIA/TIA-232 cable (and an available serial port). To connect the EIA/TIA-232 cable to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 5.0 or later, use a Cisco certified serial-to-USB adapter with the part number USB-SERIAL-CA=.

Carefully read the instructions that follow before you proceed with the installation.

Preparing To Upgrade

This section describes how to prepare to upgrade from Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x to release 6.1(2).

Frequently Asked Questions About the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Installation

The following section contains information about commonly asked questions and responses. Review this section carefully before you complete the Cisco Unified Communications Manager installation.

From What Version Can I Upgrade to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2)?

For information on supported upgrades, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Software Compatibility Matrix at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_device_support_tables_list.html

What User Names Passwords do I Need to Specify?


Note The system checks your passwords for strength. For guidelines on creating a strong passwords, see the "What is a Strong Password?" section.


During the Cisco Unified Communications Manager upgrade, you must specify the following user names and passwords:

Administrator user name and password

Application user name and password

Security password

End user password and PIN

Administrator User Name and Password

You use the Administrator user name and password to log in to the following areas:

Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration

Disaster Recovery System

Command Line Interface

To specify the Administrator user name and password, follow these guidelines:

Administrator Account user name—The Administrator Account user name must start with an alphabetic character and can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens and underscores.

Administrator Account password—The Administrator Account password must be at least six characters long and can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores.

You can change the Administrator Account password or add a new Administrator account by using the command line interface. For more information, see Table 5 in the "Gathering Information for an Installation" section or the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide.

Application User Name and Password

You use the Application user name and password to access applications that are installed on the system, including the following areas:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration

Cisco Unified Serviceability

Cisco Real-Time Monitoring Tool

Cisco Unified Reporting

To specify the Application user name and password, follow these guidelines:

Application User name—The Application User name must start with an alphabetic character and can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens and underscores.

Application User password—The Application User password must be at least six characters long and can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores.

You can change the Application User name and password by using the command line interface. For more information, see Table 5 in the "Gathering Information for an Installation" section or the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide.

Security Password

The system uses this password to authorize communications between nodes, and you must ensure that this password is identical on all nodes in the cluster.

The Security password must be at least six characters long and can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores.

End User Password and PIN

The system uses this password and PIN to reset the password and PIN for all end users that were configured on the Windows-based Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Note After you upgrade the system, you must inform all end users about this new default password and PIN, which they can then change to a password and PIN of their choosing.


What is a Strong Password?

The installation wizard checks to ensure that you enter a strong password. To create a strong password, follow these recommendations:

Mix uppercase and lowercase letters.

Mix letters and numbers.

Include hyphens and underscores.

Remember that longer passwords are stronger and more secure than shorter ones.

Avoid the following types of passwords:

Do not use recognizable words, such as proper names and dictionary words, even when combined with numbers.

Do not invert recognizable words.

Do not use word or number patterns, like aaabbb, qwerty, zyxwvuts, 123321, and so on.

Do not use recognizable words from other languages.

Do not use personal information of any kind, including birthdays, postal codes, names of children or pets, and so on.

Which servers does Cisco support for this installation?

To find which servers support Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2), refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Server Support Matrix at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/prod_brochure_list.html

May I install other software besides Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the server?

You must do all software installations and upgrades by using Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration. The system can upload and process only software that Cisco Systems approved. You cannot install or use third-party or Windows-based software applications that you may have been using with a previous version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager with Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2).

Browser Requirements

You can access Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, Cisco Unified Serviceability, Cisco Unified Reporting, Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration, and Disaster Recovery System by using the following browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.x

Netscape Navigator version 7.1 or later


Note Cisco does not support or test other browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox.


Configuring the Hardware

As a part of software installation, the system installer configures the system BIOS and RAID settings for the new operating system and Cisco Unified Communications Manager application. See Table 3 for the BIOS settings and Table 4 for the RAID settings that are set up during installation.


Note If the hardware configuration process fails during installation, you can use boot-time utilities on both the IBM and HP servers to manually configure the RAID and BIOS settings, as shown in Table 3 and Table 4.


Table 3 BIOS Configuration Settings for HP and IBM Servers 

HP Servers
IBM Servers

OS Selection: Linux (not applicable on newer models)

OS Selection: Not applicable

Boot order: CD, C:, Floppy

Boot order: CD, C:, Floppy

Post F1 prompt: Delayed

Post F1 prompt: Delayed

Hyperthreading: Enabled

Hyperthreading: Enabled


Table 4 RAID Settings

MCS 7825 Servers (HP and IBM)
MCS 7835 Servers (HP and IBM)
MCS 7845 Servers (HP and IBM)

Software RAID

Logical drives: 1

Logical drives: 2

Software RAID

Note For the HP 7825H1 and the IBM 7825I1, SATA RAID gets enabled, and the RAID type specifies 1(1+0), with one logical drive.

RAID type: 1(1+0)

RAID type: 1(1+0)


Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Perform the following tasks before you begin the upgrade:

 
Pre-Upgrade Task
Important Notes

Step 1 

Verify that your servers meet the system requirements for upgrading Cisco Unified Communications Manager nodes in the cluster.

Refer to the following documentation for information about the capacity of server models:

Release notes for your product release

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/prod_brochure_list.html

Make sure to account for any growth that has occurred since initial system configuration.

Step 1 

Ensure that you connect each Cisco Unified Communications Manager node to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to provide backup power and protect your system.


Caution Failure to connect the Cisco Unified Communication Manager nodes to a UPS may result in damage to physical media and require a new installation of Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Step 2 

Verify the integrity of any new server hardware (such as hard drives and memory) by running any manufacturer-provided utilities.

 

Step 3 

Make sure that you have a copy of all custom ring files, phone backgrounds, and music on hold sources.

Consider this as precautionary because the restore is designed to restore these items.

Step 4 

Obtain and store files for any locales that are installed on the server.

You might need to reinstall locales after doing the upgrade.

Step 5 

Do not change computer names or IP addresses, or add more nodes to the cluster.

 

Step 6 

Verify the integrity of your software downloads and DVDs.

Perform the following tasks:

Check the MD5 checksum of downloaded software against the published value to verify that it downloaded properly.

Verify that the DVD is readable by a DVD drive.

Step 7 

Perform any system tests that you intend to perform after the replacement before the replacement also, to verify that the tests pass before you do the replacement.

Document these tests, so you can perform them identically after doing the replacement.

Step 8 

If you use DNS, verify that all servers to be replaced are configured in DNS properly. All nodes in the cluster must either use DNS or not use it.

See the "Verifying DNS Registration" section.

Step 9 

If you are getting the system time from an NTP server, verify that the first node can synchronize with the NTP server before you install a subsequent node.

To verify the NTP status of the first node, log into the Command Line Interface on the first node and enter the following command: utils ntp status

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide.


Caution If the first node fails to synchronize with an NTP server, installation of a subsequent node can also fail.

Step 10 

Do not run Network Address Translation (NAT) or Port Address Translation (PAT) between Cisco Unified Communications Manager nodes.

 

Step 11 

Record all the registration information by using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT).

See the "Determining Registration Counts by Using RTMT" section.

Step 12 

Record all the critical services and their activation status by using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT).

See the "Recording Critical Service Status" section.

Step 13 

Using the Syslog viewer in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT), locate any events that have a severity of Error or higher.

Perform this task to ensure that no system-affecting errors exist on your system.

See the "Locating System Errors by Using Syslog Viewer" section.

Step 14 

Record the details of all Trace and Log Central jobs.

See the "Recording Trace and Log Central Job Details" section.

Step 15 

Record CDR Management configuration and destinations, if applicable.

See the "Accessing CDR Management Configuration" section.

Step 16 

From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, determine the number of specific items that are configured on the server.

See the "Determining System Configuration Counts" section.

Step 17 

From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, record all the phone loads and device types that display on the Firmware Load Information window.

See the "Firmware Information" section.

If you have custom device types that do not ship with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, make sure that you have the appropriate files. You might need to reinstall the devices types after performing the replacement.

Step 18 

If your cluster is running in secure mode, make sure that you have USB eToken devices and CTL Client plug-in utility installed on a computer that is running the Windows operating system.

For information about performing these tasks and about Cisco Unified Communications Manager security, refer to the "Installing the CTL Client" procedures in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide.

Step 19 

Run Cisco Unified CallManager Upgrade Utility on the server to verify that the system is ready for upgrade.

Refer to Using Cisco Unified CallManager Upgrade Utility.

Step 20 

Perform the recommended backup procedures on the publisher server. Back up every database that is associated with your Cisco Unified Communications Manager server.

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

Step 21 

If you are using a third-party application to access Call Detail Records (CDR), perform a backup of the CDR data as recommended in the third-party vendor documentation.


Caution Data Migration Assistant does not migrate CDR data except those records in the CAR database.

For more information on CAR, refer to the Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide for the version of Cisco Unified CallManager running on your system.

Step 22 

If you use Cisco Unified Communications Manager CDR Analysis and Reporting, make sure that the latest CDRs exist in the CAR database by setting the CDR load schedule to run before you execute the Data Migration Assistant. DMA will not migrate any CDRs generated after you have run the loader.

For information on configuring the CAR load schedule before you upgrade, see the Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide for the version of Cisco CallManager running on your system.

Step 23 

If you do not need to carry over your CAR data to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2), Cisco recommends that you purge the CAR data before you run DMA.

Make sure that you purge any CAR records older than 180 days.

Purging the CDR data speeds up the migration process and decreases the size of the DMA TAR file.


Caution The version of CAR that runs on Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2) does not retain CDRs older than 180 days in the CAR database. If you migrate records older than 180 days, the system deletes them immediately after you upgrade.

Caution The Cisco Unified Communications Manager installation program limits the time in which CAR records are migrated from the DMA TAR file to the CAR database on the upgraded system. The installer migrates approximately 100,000 to 150,000 of the oldest individual CAR records within the time limit.

For information on configuring automatic database purging after you upgrade, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager CDR Analysis and Reporting Administration Guide.

For more information on the Data Migration Assistant, see the Data Migration Assistant User Guide.

Step 24 

Export the data on the current Cisco Unified Communications Manager Publisher server by running the Data Migration Assistant (DMA).

Ensure the configuration files and exported data files are located in one of the following locations:

Hard drive (for DMABackupInfo.inf only)

Floppy drive (for DMABackupInfo.inf only)

Tape drive

Remote drive

DMA generates two files:

A tape archive (TAR) file that contains the database and directory information. The format of the filename follows: DMABackup<M>-<D>-<Y>#<H>-<mm>.tar where M specifies the month, D specifies the day, Y specifies the year, H specifies the hour in a 24-hour format, and mm specifies the minutes.

A backup information file that contains Cisco Unified Communications Manager configuration data, named DMABackupInfo.inf. The system saves it in the D:\DMA folder as part of the TAR file.

Note Do not change the configuration data filename. The upgrade fails if it does not find a file with the exact filename and format.

For more information on data migration, refer to Data Migration Assistant User Guide. You will be choosing an installation option based on the location of the DMA output configuration file and TAR file.

Step 25 

Before the upgrade, obtain the necessary information for configuring the platform and Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the first and subsequent nodes.

See the "Gathering Information for an Installation" section.

Step 26 

Record the Host Name/IP Address value that is configured on the Server Configuration Settings window of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x server.

To access the Host Name/IP Address field on the 4.x server, navigate to System > Server.

For more information, see the "Assigning the Host Name/IP Address (Servername) to the 6.1(2) Server" section

Step 27 

Familiarize yourself with the navigation options within the installation wizards.

See "Navigating Within the Installation Wizard" section.

Step 28 

Make sure that you have the 6.1(2) installation DVD. Also if you plan to install a patch during the upgrade, ensure you have the patch file available on a DVD or SFTP or FTP server that the Cisco Unified Communications Manager nodes can access.

See the "Applying a Patch" section for more information.

Verifying DNS Registration

If you use DNS, verify that all servers to be replaced are registered in DNS properly.

Procedure


Step 1 Open a command prompt.

Step 2 To ping each server by its DNS name, enter ping <DNS name>.

Step 3 To look up each server by IP address, enter nslookup <IP address>.


Related Topics

Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Determining Registration Counts by Using RTMT

Record the number of registered devices, including the numbers of registered phones and gateways, by using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT).

Procedure


Step 1 Download and install the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT) by choosing Application > Plugins from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, clicking Find, and clicking the Download link next to the appropriate RTMT installer.

If you are planning to install the RTMT tool on a computer that is running the Microsoft Windows operating system, click the Download link for the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool-Windows. If you are planning to install the RTMT tool on a computer that is running the Linux operating system, click the Download link for the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool-Linux.

Step 2 Open RTMT.

Step 3 Perform one of the following tasks:

In the Quick Launch Channel, click the View tab, click the Device category, and click the Device icon.

Choose Monitor > Device Summary.

Step 4 For each node, record the number for each device type that is displayed, including the numbers of registered phones, FXS, FXO, T1Cas, PRI, MOH, MTP, CFB, XCODE, and H323 Gateways.


Related Topics

Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide

Recording Critical Service Status

Record all the critical services and their status by using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT).

Procedure


Step 1 Perform one of the following tasks:

In the Quick Launch Channel, click the View tab, click the Server category, and click the Critical Services icon.

Choose Monitor > Server > Critical Services.

Step 2 Record the status of all critical services for each node in the cluster.


Related Topics

Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide

Locating System Errors by Using Syslog Viewer

Using the Syslog viewer in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT), locate any events that have a severity of Error or higher.

Procedure


Step 1 Open RTMT and perform one of the following tasks:

In the Quick Launch Channel, click the Tools tab; then, click SysLog Viewer and the SysLog Viewer icon.

Choose Tools > SysLog Viewer > Open SysLog Viewer.

Step 2 From the Select a Node drop-down list box, choose the server where the logs that you want to view are stored.

Step 3 Double-click the Application Logs folder.

Step 4 Locate events with a severity of Error or higher.

Step 5 Review each log to locate system-affecting errors.


Related Topics

Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide

Recording Trace and Log Central Job Details

Record the details of all Trace and Log Central jobs.

Procedure


Step 1 Open RTMT and perform one of the following tasks:

In the Quick Launch Channel, click the Tools tab; then, click Trace and the Job Status icon.

Choose Tools > Trace > Job Status.

Step 2 Double click each scheduled job and record the details that display for each job in the Show Detail dialog box.


Related Topics

Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide

Accessing CDR Management Configuration

Record CDR Management configuration and destinations, if applicable.

You use the CDR Management Configuration window to set the amount of disk space to allocate to call detail record (CDR) and call management record (CMR) files, configure the number of days to preserve files before deletion, and configure up to three billing application server destinations for CDRs. The CDR repository manager service repeatedly attempts to deliver CDR and CMR files to the billing servers that you configure on the CDR Management Configuration window until it delivers the files successfully, until you change or delete the billing application server on the CDR Management Configuration window, or until the files fall outside the preservation window and are deleted.

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified Serviceability, choose Tools > CDR Management.

The CDR Management Configuration window displays.

Step 2 Record the General Parameters and the Billing Application Server Parameters.


Related Topics

Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide

Determining System Configuration Counts

From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, obtain counts of each of the items that are configured on the system that you want to verify after the replacement. Some examples of items to count follow:

Phones

Gateways

Trunks

Users

Route Patterns

CTI ports

CTI route points

Procedure


Step 1 In Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, access the windows for each item that you want to count and click Find without entering any search parameters. Some examples follow:

Find and List Phones (Device > Phone)

Find and List Gateway (Device > Gateway)

Find and List Trunks (Device > Trunk)

Find and List Route Patterns (Call Routing > Route/Hunt > Route Pattern)

Find and List Users (User Management > End Users)


Note Before the upgrade, locate users by choosing User > Global Directory.


Find and List Application Users (User Management > Application Users)


Note Before the upgrade, locate users by choosing User > Global Directory.


Step 2 Record the number of each of the items (devices, route patterns, and users).


Related Topics

Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide

Firmware Information

Record all of the phone loads and device types that display on the Firmware Load Information window.

Procedure


Step 1 In Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose Device > Device Settings > Firmware Load Information.

The Firmware Load Information window displays.

Step 2 Record all the phone loads and device types that display.


Note If you have custom device types that do not ship with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, make sure that you have the appropriate files, so you can reinsert them, if needed.



Related Topics

Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide

Obtaining System Version Information

Compare the system version on each node in your cluster by using Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration.

Verify that you have DVDs with that version. If you have a service release, you need media for base image and the service release.

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose Help > About.

Step 2 Make a note of the system version.


Note After the upgrade, you can also view the system version by choosing Show > System from Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration. Make a note of the value that displays in the Product Version field on the System Status window.



Related Topics

Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide

Gathering Information for an Installation

Use Table 5 to record the information about your Cisco Unified Communications Manager server. Gather this information for each Cisco Unified Communications Manager server that you are installing in the cluster. You may not need to obtain all the information; gather only the information that is pertinent to your system and network configuration. You can make copies of this table and record your entries for each server in a separate table, even if you are planning to use the DMABackupInfo.inf file to configure your system.


Note Because some of the fields are optional, they may not apply to your configuration. For example, you choose not to set up an SMTP host.



Caution You cannot change some of the fields after installation without reinstalling the software, so be sure to enter the values that you want.

The last column in the table shows whether a field can be changed after installation and, if so, whether you can change it through Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration or through the Command Line Interface (CLI).

Table 5 Node Configuration Data 

Parameter
Description
Can Entry Be Changed After Installation?

Administrator ID

This field specifies the administrator account user ID that you use for secure shell access to the CLI, for logging into Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration and for logging into the Disaster Recovery System.

No, you cannot change the entry after installation.

Note After installation, you can create additional administrator accounts, but you cannot change the original administrator account user ID.

Your entry:

Administrator Password

This field specifies the password for the Administrator account, which you use for secure shell access to the CLI, for logging into Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration and for logging into the Disaster Recovery System.

Ensure the password is at least six characters long; it can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscore.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set password admin

Your entry:

Application User Name

You use the Application User name as the default password for applications that are installed on the system, including Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Serviceability.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > utils reset_ui_administrator_name

Your entry:

Application User Password

You use the Application User password as the default password for applications that are installed on the system, including Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified CallManager Serviceability.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > utils reset_ui_administrator_password

Your entry:

Country

Choose the appropriate country for your installation.

The system uses this information to generate certificate signing requests (CSRs), which are used to obtain third-party certificates.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set web-security

Your entry:

DHCP

If you want to use DHCP to automatically configure the network settings on your server, choose Yes.

If you choose Yes, you do not get prompted for DNS or static configuration settings.

If you choose No, you must enter a hostname, IP Address, IP Mask, and Gateway.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network dhcp

Your entry:

DNS Enable

A DNS server resolves a hostname into an IP address or an IP address into a hostname. If you do not have a DNS server, enter No.

If you have a DNS server, Cisco recommends that you enter Yes to enable DNS.

Note When DNS is not enabled, you should only enter IP addresses (not host names) for all network devices in your Cisco Unified Communications Manager network.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network dns

Your entry:

DNS Primary

Enter the IP address of the DNS server that you want to specify as the primary DNS server. Enter the IP address in dotted decimal format as ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd.

Consider this field mandatory if DNS is set to yes.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network dns

Your entry:

DNS Secondary (optional)

Enter the IP address of the DNS server that you want to specify as the optional secondary DNS server.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network dns

Your entry:

Domain

This field represents the name of the domain in which this machine is located.

Consider this field mandatory if DNS is set to yes.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network domain

Your entry:

End User Password

The system uses this password to reset the password for all end users that were configured on the Windows-based Cisco Unified CallManager.

Yes, after you upgrade the system, you must inform all end users about this new password, which they can then change to a password of their choice.

Your entry:

End User PIN

The system uses this PIN to reset the PIN for all end users that were configured on the Windows-based Cisco Unified CallManager.

Yes, after you upgrade the system, you must inform all end users about this new PIN, which they can then change to a PIN of their choice.

Your entry:

Gateway Address

Enter the IP address of the network gateway.

If you do not have a gateway, you must still set this field to 255.255.255.255. Not having a gateway may limit you to only being able to communicate with devices on your subnet.

If DHCP is set to No, consider this field mandatory.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network gateway

Your entry:

Hostname

Enter a host name that is unique to your server.

The host name can comprise up to 64 characters and can contain alphanumeric characters and hyphens.

If DHCP is set to No, consider this field mandatory.

You can change the hostname after installation.

For more information on changing hostnames, refer to the Changing the IP Address and Host Name for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 5.x and 6.x Servers document at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html.

Your entry:

IP Address

Enter the IP address of your server.

If DHCP is set to No, consider this field mandatory.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network IP

Note If IP addresses (not host names) are configured in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration under System > Servers, you must change the IP address there before changing it here, or call processing will fail.

Your entry:

IP Mask

Enter the IP subnet mask of this machine.

If DHCP is set to No, consider this field mandatory.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network ip eth0

Your entry:

Location

Enter the location of the server.

The system uses this information to generate certificate signing requests (CSRs), which are used to obtain third-party certificates.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set web-security

Your entry:

MTU Size

The maximum transmission unit (MTU) represents the largest packet, in bytes, that this host will transmit on the network.

Enter the MTU size in bytes for your network. If you are unsure of the MTU setting for your network, use the default value.

Default: 1500 bytes

Note The MTU size on the first node must match the MTU size on the subsequent nodes. If these values do not match, the Cisco Unified Communications Manager upgrade will fail.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network mtu

Your entry:

NIC Duplex

Choose the duplex mode for the network interface card (NIC), either Full or Half.

Note This parameter only displays when you choose not to use Automatic Negotiation.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network nic

Your entry:

NIC Speed

Choose the speed for the NIC, either 10 Megabits per second or 100 Megabits per second.

Note This parameter only displays when you choose not to use Automatic Negotiation.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set network nic

Your entry:

NTP Server

Enter the hostname or IP address of one or more network time protocol (NTP) servers with which you want to synchronize.

Note You can enter up to five NTP servers.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > utils ntp config

Your entry:

Organization

Enter the name of your organization.

The system uses this information to generate certificate signing requests (CSRs), which are used to obtain third-party certificates.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set web-security

Your entry:

Security Password

Servers in the cluster use the security password to communicate with one another.

The password must contain at least six alphanumeric characters. It can contain hyphens and underscores, but it must start with an alphanumeric character.

Note Save this password. You will be asked to enter the same security password for each subsequent node in the cluster.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set password security


Caution To avoid losing communications between nodes, you must change the Security password on all nodes in a cluster.

Your entry:

SMTP Location

Enter the hostname or IP address for the SMTP server that is used for outbound e-mail.

The hostname can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, or periods, but it must start with an alphanumeric character.

Note You must fill in this field if you plan to use electronic notification.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set smtp

Your entry:

State

Enter the state where the server is located.

Note You can enter a full name or abbreviation. The value you enter gets used to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set web-security

Your entry:

Time Zone

This field specifies the local time zone and offset from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Choose the time zone that most closely matches the location of your machine.

Yes, you can change the entry after installation by using the following CLI command:

CLI > set timezone

Your entry:

Unit

Enter your unit.

Note The value you enter gets used to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).

 

Your entry:


Handling Network Errors During Upgrade

During the upgrade process, the installation program verifies that the server can successfully connect to the network by using the network configuration that you enter. If it cannot, a message displays, and you are prompted to select one of the following options:

RETRY —The installation program tries to validate networking again. If validation fails again, the error dialog box displays again.

REVIEW (Check Install)—Allows you to review and modify the networking configuration. The installation program returns to the network configuration windows.

Becauss networking is validated after you complete each networking window, the message might display multiple times. If the message displays while you are reviewing the network configuration windows, choose IGNORE to move to the next window. If you choose REVIEW, the first network configuration window appears again.

HALT— The installation halts. You can copy the installation log files to a USB disk to aid troubleshooting of your network configuration.

IGNORE —The installation continues. The networking error gets logged. In some cases, the installation program validates networking multiple times, so this error dialog box might display multiple times.

Assigning the Host Name/IP Address (Servername) to the 6.1(2) Server

In 4.x releases, the Host Name/IP Address field (also known as Servername) on the publisher server Server Configuration Settings window contains one of the following types of values:

If DNS is enabled, it identifies the host name.

If DNS is not enabled, it contains the IP address of the server.

To access Server Configuration Settings, navigate to System > Server.

The Data Migration Assistant (DMA) file that is used to migrate data from 4.x to 6.1(2) releases includes the Host Name/IP Address value. When you migrate data by using DMA, the Host Name/IP Address (Servername) for the publisher server gets imported into the 6.1(2) database as follows:

If the Host Name/IP Address (Servername) was a Host Name, the installation program compares this Servername to the provisioned Hostname for the 6.1(2) server (either through static provisioning or DNS/DHCP). If a mismatch exists, the installation program does the following actions:

Uses the provisioned Hostname as the Host Name/IP address for the 6.x server, overriding the servername in the DMA file.

Notifies you about the mismatch and its resolution.

Prompts you to proceed or cancel the installation.

If the Host Name/IP Address (Servername) was an IP address, the installation program compares this Servername to the provisioned IP Address for the 6.x server (either through static provisioning or DNS/DHCP). If a mismatch exists, the installation program does the following actions:

Uses the provisioned IP Address as the Servername for the 6.x server, overriding the servername in the DMA file.

Notifies you about the mismatch and its resolution.

Prompts you to proceed or cancel the installation.

This feature allows you to import your 4.x data to a 6.1(2) server without having to preserve the IP Address or Host Name. The IP Address and/or Host name of the 6.1(2) server can differ from the 4.x servername.


Caution Do not assign a hostname or IP address to the upgraded server that is already assigned to another node in the cluster. Doing so causes the cluster upgrade to fail.


Note You can change the hostname or IP address of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server after you upgrade. For more information, refer to the Changing the IP Address and Host Name for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 5.x and 6.x Servers document at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html.


Upgrading Cisco Unified Communications Manager

This section describes how to upgrade Cisco Unified Communications Manager from a Windows-based version (4.x) to version 6.1(2). You upgrade the operating system and application by running one installation program.


Caution Before beginning this procedure, ensure that you have backed up the data on your current Windows-based version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager. For more information, see the documentation for your version of Backup and Restore Utility.

Navigating Within the Installation Wizard

For instructions on how to navigate within the installation wizard, see Table 6.

Table 6 Installation Wizard Navigation

To Do This
Press This

Move to the next field

Tab

Move to the previous field

Alt-Tab

Choose an option

Spacebar

Scroll up or down in a list

Up or down arrow

Go to the previous window

Space bar to choose Back (when available)

Get help information on a window

Space bar to choose Help (when available)


Using the Data Migration Assistant Generated Configuration File

The Data Migration Assistant generates a configuration file (platformConfig.xml) to facilitate the installation of Cisco Unified Communications Manager first nodes. The configuration file prepopulates several fields during the upgrade, including domain name, IP address, primary DNS, secondary DNS, and NTP server.

The Data Migration Assistant generates the configuration file during the DMA export process. If you choose to store the DMA tar file on a network directory or local directory, DMA stores the platformConfig.xml in the same directory. If you choose to store the DMA tar file on a tape drive, DMA stores the platformConfig.xml in D:/DMA.

To use the configuration file, copy the platformConfig.xml file to a USB key, and place the USB key into the Cisco Unified Communications Manager first node before you boot the server with the Cisco Unified Communications Manager DVD.


Note Cisco requires that you use USB keys that are compatible with Linux 2.4. Cisco recommends that you use USB keys that are preformatted to be compatible with Linux 2.4 for the configuration file. These keys will have a W95 FAT32 format.


For more information on running Data Migration Assistant, refer to the Data Migration Assistant User Guide at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Starting the Installation

You use this procedure to install the operating system on first and subsequent nodes.

Before you begin to upgrade the first node, make sure that you have reviewed and completed the tasks described in the "Performing Pre-Upgrade Tasks" section

To upgrade a subsequent node in the cluster, you must first install the new operating system and the new Cisco Unified Communications Manager application on the first node and then configure the subsequent node on the first node by using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

On a subsequent node, you can either install the software version on the disc or retrieve a more recent service release from a remote server. The subsequent nodes will retrieve data from the first node at the end of the installation.

To upgrade a subsequent node in the cluster from Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 6.1(2) or later, perform the following steps:

1. Upgrade the first node, the Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x publisher server, to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2) or later.

2. Using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration on the first node, configure the subsequent nodes.

3. Ensure that the subsequent nodes have network connectivity to the first node.

4. Install the new operating system and Cisco Unified Communications Manager application from a DVD.

5. If required, upgrade the software to a later service release.

6. Configure the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System and Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Note You must complete a successful migration of data on the first node prior to upgrading the subsequent nodes in the cluster.



Caution Before beginning this procedure for a subsequent node, ensure you have already upgraded the Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x publisher server, configured the subsequent node on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2) first node, and have network connectivity to the first node. Failure to meet these conditions can cause the installation to fail .


Caution If you configured Network Time Protocol on the first node, ensure that the first node is synchronized with an NTP server before you upgrade a subsequent node. From the Command Line Interface on the first node, enter utils ntp status. Ensure that the printout indicates that the node is synchronized with an NTP server.

If the first node is not synchronized with an NTP server, installation of the subsequent node will fail .


Step 1 Insert the installation DVD into the tray. If you are using the DMA generated configuration file (platformConfig.xml), you must also insert the USB key into the USB port. Restart the server, so it boots from the DVD. After the server completes the boot sequence, the DVD Found window displays.

Step 2 To perform the media check, choose Yes; or to skip the media check, choose No.

The media check checks the integrity of the DVD. If your DVD has passed the media check previously, you might choose to skip the media check.


Note If you have a new server with Cisco Unified Communications Manager preinstalled, you do not need to install from a DVD. Go directly to the "Entering Preexisting Configuration Information" procedure.


If you choose No and are not using the Data Migration Assistant generated platformConfig.xml answer file, continue with Step 5.

If you choose No and are using the Data Migration Assistant generated platformConfig.xml answer file, continue with Step 6.

Step 3 If you choose Yes to perform the media check, the system installer performs the media check and displays the Media Check Result window. Perform these tasks:

a. If the Media Check Result displays Pass, choose OK to continue the installation.

b. If the media fails the Media Check, either download another copy from Cisco.com or obtain another disc directly from Cisco Systems.

Step 4 The system installer performs the following hardware checks to ensure that your system is correctly configured. If the installer makes any changes to your hardware configuration settings, you will get prompted to restart your system. Leave the DVD in the drive during the reboot:

First, the installation process checks for the correct drivers, and you may see the following warning:

No hard drives have been found. You probably need to manually choose device drivers 
for install to succeed. Would you like to select drivers now?

To continue the installation, choose Yes.

The installation next checks to see whether you have a supported hardware platform. If your server does not meet the exact hardware requirements, the installation process fails with a critical error. If you think this is not correct, capture the error and report it Cisco support.

The installation process next verifies RAID configuration and BIOS settings.


Note If this step repeats, choose Yes again.


After the hardware checks complete, the Product Deployment Selection window displays.

Step 5 In the Product Deployment Selection window, choose Cisco Unified Communications Manager; then, choose OK.


Note The window indicates which products are and or not supported by your hardware.



Note The system supports migrating data from a Windows-based release only if you choose to install Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Step 6 If software is currently installed on the server, the Overwrite Hard Drive window opens and displays the current software version on your hard drive and the version on the DVD. The window displays a reminder to run the Data Migration Assistant and store the TAR file in a remote location. Choose Yes to continue with the installation or No to cancel.


Caution If you choose Yes on the Overwrite Hard Drive window, all existing data on your hard drive gets overwritten and destroyed.

The Platform Installation Wizard window displays.

If you are using the DMA generated configuration file for the installation of the first node, continue with Step 2 in the "Upgrading the Cisco Unified Communications Manager First Node" section.

Step 7 Choose one of the following options:

To enter software configuration information manually, then have the installation program install the configured software on the server, choose Proceed and continue with this procedure.

To do either of the following tasks, choose Skip and continue with the "Entering Preexisting Configuration Information" section.

To configure manually software that is preinstalled on your server. In this case you do not need to install the software, but you must configure the preinstalled software.

To install the software before manually configuring it. In this case the installation program installs the software, then prompts you to configure it manually. This method might cause you to spend more time performing the installation than the other methods.


Note You can choose Skip if you want to preinstall the application on all your servers first and then enter the configuration information at a later time.


Step 8 Choose the type of installation to perform by doing the following steps. See Table 1 for more information on installation options:

a. In the Apply Patch window, choose one of the options:

To upgrade to a later Service Release of the software during installation, choose Yes. Continue with the "Applying a Patch" section.

To skip this step, choose No.

To return to the previous window, choose Back.

b. If you are upgrading the first node in a Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster, in the Import Windows Data window, choose Yes. Continue with the "Upgrading the Cisco Unified Communications Manager First Node" section.

c. If you are upgrading a subsequent node in a Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster, in the Import Windows Data window, choose No.

Step 9 In the Basic Install window, choose Continue. Continue with the "Upgrading Subsequent Nodes in the Cluster" section.


Note To perform a basic installation, that is, to install the application without importing Windows data, see Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager.



Entering Preexisting Configuration Information

Start here if you have a server that has Cisco Unified Communications Manager preinstalled or if you chose Skip in the Platform Installation Wizard window.


Step 1 After the system restarts, the Preexisting Installation Configuration window displays.

Step 2 If you have preexisting configuration information that is stored on a floppy disc or a USB key, insert the disc or the USB key now and choose Continue. The installation wizard will read the configuration information during the installation process.


Note If a popup window states that the system detected new hardware, press any key and then choose Install from the next window.


The Platform Installation Wizard window displays.

Step 3 To continue with the Platform Installation Wizard, choose Proceed.

Step 4 Choose the type of installation to perform by doing the following steps. See Table 1 for more information on installation options:

a. In the Apply Additional Release window, choose one of the options:

To upgrade to a later Service Release of the software during installation, choose Yes. Continue with the "Applying a Patch" section.

To skip this step, choose No.

To return to the previous window, choose Back.

b. In the Import Windows Data window, choose Yes. Continue with the "Upgrading the Cisco Unified Communications Manager First Node" section.


Note To perform a basic installation, that is, to install the application without importing Windows data, see Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager.



Applying a Patch

If you choose Yes in the Apply Patch window, the installation wizard installs the software version on the DVD first and then restarts the system. You must obtain the appropriate upgrade file from Cisco.com before you can upgrade during installation.


Note You can upgrade to any higher release, as long as you have a full patch, not an ES or an SR in which case you can only upgrade to a later service release of the same number.



Note Do not rename the patch file before you install it because the system will not recognize it as a valid file.



Note Do not unzip or untar the file. If you do, the system may not be able to read the upgrade files.


If you are upgrading from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 6.x, the upgrade file has the extension sgn.iso.

You can access the upgrade file during the installation process from either a local disk (CD or DVD) or from a remote FTP or TFTP server.

Procedure


Step 1 After the system restarts, the Platform Installation Wizard window displays. To continue the installation, choose Proceed.

The Upgrade During Install window displays.


Note If the installer pops up a window that states that it detected new hardware, press any key and then choose Install from the next window.


Step 2 Choose Yes.

The Install Upgrade Retrieval Mechanism Configuration window displays.

Step 3 Choose the upgrade retrieval mechanism to use to retrieve the upgrade file:

SFTP—Retrieves the upgrade file from a remote server by using the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Skip to the "Upgrading From a Remote Server" section.

FTP—Retrieves the upgrade file from a remote server by using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Skip to the "Upgrading From a Remote Server" section.

LOCAL—Retrieves the upgrade file from a local CD or DVD. Continue with the "Upgrading from a Local Disk" section.


Upgrading from a Local Disk

Before you can upgrade from a local disk, you must download the appropriate patch file from Cisco.com and copy the file to a CD or DVD. Because of the size of the patch files, you will need to copy it to a DVD in most cases.

If you are using an upgrade file with the tar.gz.sgn extension, copy the upgrade file to a writeable CD or DVD.

If you are using an upgrade file with the sgn.iso extension, you must create an ISO image on the DVD from the upgrade file.


Step 1 When the Local Patch Configuration window displays, enter the patch directory and patch name, if required, and choose OK.


Note You only need to enter the patch directory when the patch is not stored in the root directory of the CD or DVD. If the patch is stored in the root directory, enter a slash (/) in the directory field.



Note This step does not apply if you are using an upgrade file with the sgn.iso extension.


The Install Upgrade Patch Selection Validation window displays.

Step 2 The window displays the patch file that is available on the CD or DVD. To update the system with this patch, choose Continue.

Step 3 Choose the upgrade patch to install. The system installs the patch, then restarts the system by running the upgraded software version.

After the system restarts, the Preexisting Configuration Information window displays.

Step 4 To continue the installation, choose Proceed.

The Platform Installation Wizard window displays.

Step 5 To continue the installation, choose Proceed or choose Cancel to stop the installation.

If you choose Proceed, the Apply Patch window displays. Continue with Step 11.

If you choose Cancel, the system halts, and you can safely power down the server.

Step 6 When the Apply Patch window displays, choose No.


Note You can only apply one patch during the upgrade process.


Step 7 The Windows Upgrade window displays.

Step 8 Choose No and continue with the upgrade procedure for the type of node that you are installing.

"Upgrading the Cisco Unified Communications Manager First Node" section

"Upgrading Subsequent Nodes in the Cluster" section


Upgrading From a Remote Server

If you chose to upgrade through an FTP or SFTP connection to a remote server, you must first configure the network settings.


Step 1 The Auto Negotiation Configuration window displays.

Step 2 The installation process allows you to automatically set the speed and duplex settings of the Ethernet network interface card (NIC) by using automatic negotiation. You can change this setting after installation.


Note To use this option, your hub or Ethernet switch must support automatic negotiation.


To enable automatic negotiation, choose Yes.

The MTU Configuration window displays. Continue with Step 4.

To disable automatic negotiation, choose No. The NIC Speed and Duplex Configuration window displays. Continue with Step 3.

Step 3 If you chose to disable automatic negotiation, manually choose the appropriate NIC speed and duplex settings now and choose OK to continue.

The MTU Configuration window displays.

Step 4 In the MTU Configuration window, you can change the MTU size from the operating system default.

The maximum transmission unit (MTU) represents the largest packet, in bytes, that this host will transmit on the network. If you are unsure of the MTU setting for your network, use the default value.


Caution If you configure the MTU size incorrectly, be aware that your network performance can be affected.

To accept the default value (1500 bytes), choose No.

To change the MTU size from the operating system default, choose Yes, enter the new MTU size, and choose OK.

The DHCP Configuration window displays.

Step 5 For network configuration, you can choose to either set up static network IP addresses for the node and gateway or to use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

If you have a DHCP server that is configured in your network and want to use DHCP, choose Yes. The system restarts and checks for network connectivity. Skip to Step 8.

If you want to configure static IP addresses for the node, choose No. The Static Network Configuration window displays.

Step 6 If you chose not to use DHCP, enter your static network configuration values and choose OK. See Table 5 for field descriptions.

The DNS Client Configuration window displays.

Step 7 To enable DNS, choose Yes, enter your DNS client information, and choose OK. See Table 5 for field descriptions.

After the system configures the network and checks for connectivity, the Remote Patch Configuration window displays.

Step 8 Enter the location and login information for the remote file server. See Table 5 for field descriptions. After the network restarts, the system connects to the remote server and retrieves a list of available upgrade patches.

If the upgrade file is located on a Linux or Unix server, you must enter a forward slash at the beginning of the directory path. For example, if the upgrade file is in the patches directory, you must enter /patches.

If the upgrade file is located on a Windows server, remember that you are connecting to an FTP or SFTP server, so use the appropriate syntax. The following are examples:

Begin the pathname with a forward slash (/), and use forward slashes throughout the pathname.

The pathname must start from the FTP or SFTP root directory on the server, so you cannot enter a Windows absolute pathname, which starts with a drive letter (for example, C:).

If you encounter problems, check with your system administrator for the correct directory path.

The Install Upgrade Patch Selection window displays.

Step 9 Choose the upgrade patch to install. The system downloads, unpacks, and installs the patch and then restarts the system by running the upgraded software version.

After the system restarts, the Preexisting Configuration Information window displays.

Step 10 To continue the installation, choose Proceed.

The Platform Installation Wizard window displays.

Step 11 To continue the installation, choose Proceed or choose Cancel to stop the installation.

If you choose Proceed, the Apply Patch window displays. Continue with Step 11.

If you choose Cancel, the system halts, and you can safely power down the server.

Step 12 When the Apply Patch window displays, choose No.


Note You can only apply one patch during the upgrade process.


Step 13 The Windows Upgrade window displays.

Step 14 Choose No and continue with the procedure for the type of node that you are installing.

"Upgrading the Cisco Unified Communications Manager First Node" section

"Upgrading Subsequent Nodes in the Cluster" section


Upgrading the Cisco Unified Communications Manager First Node

When you choose Windows Upgrade, the installation wizard prompts you for the location of the preexisting Windows configuration information that the Data Migration Assistant (DMA) tool created. See the Data Migration Assistant User Guide for more information on the DMA tool.


Step 1 In the Windows Upgrade window, import data from a Windows version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager by choosing Yes.

The Timezone Configuration window displays.

Step 2 Choose the appropriate time zone for the server and then choose OK.

The Auto Negotiation Configuration window displays.

Step 3 The installation process allows you to automatically set the speed and duplex settings of the Ethernet network interface card (NIC) by using automatic negotiation. You can change this setting after installation.

To enable automatic negotiation, choose Yes. The MTU Configuration window displays. Continue with Step 5.


Note To use this option, your hub or Ethernet switch must support automatic negotiation.


To disable automatic negotiation, choose No. The NIC Speed and Duplex Configuration window displays.

Step 4 If you chose to disable automatic negotiation, manually choose the appropriate NIC speed and duplex settings now and choose OK to continue.

The MTU Configuration window displays.

Step 5 In the MTU configuration window, you can change the MTU size from the operating system default.

The maximum transmission unity (MTU) represents the largest packet, in bytes, that this host will transmit on the network. If you are unsure of the MTU setting for your network, use the default value, which is 1500 bytes.


Caution If you configure the MTU size incorrectly, be aware that your network performance can be affected.

To accept the default value (1500 bytes), choose No.

To change the MTU size from the operating system default, choose Yes, enter the new MTU size, and choose OK.

The DHCP Configuration window displays.

Step 6 For network configuration, you can choose to either set up static network IP addresses for the node and gateway or to use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

If you have a DHCP server that is configured in your network and want to use DHCP, choose Yes. The Administrator Login Configuration window displays. Continue with Step 9.

If you want to configure static IP addresses for the node, choose No. The Static Network Configuration window displays.

Step 7 If you chose not to use DHCP, enter your static network configuration values and choose OK. See Table 5 for field descriptions.

If you are using the DMA generated configuration file, the system prepopulates these fields. If necessary, you can change them.

The DNS Client Configuration window displays.

Step 8 To enable DNS, choose Yes, enter your DNS client information, and choose OK. See Table 5 for field descriptions.

If you are using the DMA generated configuration file, the system prepopulates these fields. If necessary, you can change them.

The Administrator Login Configuration window displays.

Step 9 Enter your administrator login and password from Table 5.


Note The Administrator login must start with an alphabetic character, be at least six characters long, and can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores. You will need the Administrator login to log in to Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration, the command line interface, and the Disaster Recovery System.


The Certificate Signing Request Information window displays.

Step 10 Enter your certificate signing request information from Table 5 and choose OK.

The First Node Configuration window displays.

Step 11 You must configure this node as the first node in the cluster. To continue, choose Yes.

The Network Time Protocol Client Configuration window displays.

Step 12 Choose whether you want to configure an external NTP server or manually configure the system time.


Note Cisco recommends that you use an external NTP server to ensure accurate system time on the first node. Ensure that the external NTP server is stratum 9 or higher (meaning stratums 1-9). Subsequent nodes in the cluster will get their time from the first node.


To set up an external NTP server, choose Yes and enter the IP address, NTP server name, or NTP server pool name for at least one NTP server. You can configure up to five NTP servers, and Cisco recommends that you use at least three. To continue with the installation, choose Proceed.

The system contacts an NTP server and automatically sets the time on the hardware clock.


Note If have already entered the network configuration information and the system has rebooted (a Skip installation), the Test button displays. You can choose Test to check whether the NTP servers are accessible.


To manually configure the system time, choose No and enter the appropriate date and time to set the hardware clock. Choose OK to continue with the installation.

The Database Access Security Configuration window displays.

Step 13 Enter the Database Access Security password from Table 5.


Note The Database Access Security password must start with an alphanumeric character, be at least six characters long, and can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores. Be sure that you save the Database Access security passowrd. You must enter the same password on all nodes in the cluster.


The SMTP Host Configuration window displays.

Step 14 If you want to configure an SMTP server, choose Yes and enter the SMTP server name.


Note You must configure an SMTP server to use certain operating system features; however, you can also configure an SMTP server later by using the operating system GUI or the command line interface.


Step 15 Choose OK.

The DMA Retrieval Mechanism Configuration window displays.

Step 16 Choose the mechanism that will be used to retrieve the DMA file:

SFTP—Retrieves the DMA file from a remote server by using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). The SFTP server must support the following commands: cd, ls, get.

FTP—Retrieves the DMA file from a remote server by using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). The FTP server must support the following commands: cd, bin, dir and get.

TAPE—Retrieves the DMA file from a locally attached tape drive.


Note To support retrieval of the DMA file, an FTP server should support the cd, bin, dir, and get commands, and an SFTP server should support cd, ls, and get commands.


To continue with the installation wizard, choose OK.


Note If you choose SFTP or FTP, the DMA Backup Configuration window displays, and you must enter the location of the DMA file and the login information for the remote server. If you choose TAPE, the system reads the DMA file from the locally attached tape.



Note The system does not verify filename, path, or credentials until after the installation begins. If the system detects that you provided incorrect data, a prompt displays that allows you to reenter the information. This prompt may display up to 45 minutes after installation begins.


Step 17 If you chose SFTP or FTP, enter the DMA Backup Configuration information and choose OK.

If the DMA file is located on a Linux or Unix server, you must enter a forward slash at the beginning of the directory path. For example, if the upgrade file is in the patches directory, you must enter /patches.

If the upgrade file is located on a Windows server, remember that you are connecting to an FTP or SFTP server, so use the appropriate syntax. The following are examples:

Begin the pathname with a forward slash (/), and use forward slashes throughout the pathname.

The pathname must start from the FTP or SFTP root directory on the server, so you cannot enter a Windows absolute pathname, which starts with a drive letter (for example, C:).

If you encounter problems, check with your system administrator for the correct directory path.

The Platform Configuration Confirmation window displays.

Step 18 To continue with the installation, choose OK or choose Back to modify the platform configuration.

When you choose OK, the Application User Password Configuration window displays.

Step 19 Enter the Application User Name and Application User Password from Table 5 and confirm the password by entering it again.

Step 20 Choose OK.

The End User Password/PIN Configuration window displays.

Step 21 Enter and confirm the End User Password and PIN and choose OK.

The end user password must comprise five or more alphanumeric or special characters. The end user PIN must comprise five or more numeric characters.

The system installs the software, restarts the network, and reads the DMA file that you specified.

The DMA Retrieval Mechanism Configuration window displays.

Step 22 To continue, choose OK, or to choose a different DMA file, choose Back.

Step 23 The installation begins.

The installation program assigns a Host Name/ IP Address (Servername) to the 6.1(2) server by comparing the value in the DMA file to the value that is configured on the 6.1(2) system. For more information, refer to the "Assigning the Host Name/IP Address (Servername) to the 6.1(2) Server" section.

Step 24 After the installation has proceeded for approximately 30 minutes, the system compares host name/IP address (Server name) in the DMA file to the value that is configured on the 6.1(2) system.

If a mismatch exists between these values, you are prompted to Proceed or Cancel. Select Proceed to proceed with the installation by using the Host Name/ IP Address (Servername) that the installation program assigned, or choose Cancel to cancel the installation.

Step 25 If no mismatch exists, or you select Proceed, the Product Licensing window displays with information regarding how to obtain a license.

The installation continues automatically.

The DVD drive ejects, and the server reboots. Do not reinsert the DVD.

Step 26 When the installation process completes, you get prompted to log in by using the Administrator account and password.

Step 27 Complete the post-upgrade tasks that are listed in the "Post-Upgrade Tasks" section.


Upgrading Subsequent Nodes in the Cluster

Use this procedure to continue installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager on a subsequent node in your cluster. Before you complete this section, you must have installed the operating system, as described in the "Starting the Installation" section.


Step 1 When the Timezone Configuration displays, choose the appropriate time zone for the server and then choose OK.

The Auto Negotiation Configuration window displays.

Step 2 The installation process allows you to automatically set the speed and duplex settings of the Ethernet network interface card (NIC) by using automatic negotiation. You can change this setting after installation.

To enable automatic negotiation, choose Yes. The DHCP Configuration window displays.


Note To use this option, your hub or Ethernet switch must support automatic negotiation.


To disable automatic negotiation, choose No. The NIC Speed and Duplex Configuration window displays.

Step 3 If you chose to disable automatic negotiation, manually choose the appropriate NIC Speed and Duplex settings now and choose OK to continue.

The DHCP Configuration window displays.

Step 4 For network configuration, you can choose to either set up static network IP address for the node or to use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

If you have a DHCP server that is configured in your network and want to use DHCP, choose Yes. The network restarts, and the Administrator Login Configuration window displays.

If you want to configure static IP address for the node, choose No. The Static Network Configuration window displays.

Step 5 If you chose not to use DHCP, enter your static network configuration values and choose OK. See Table 5 for field descriptions.

The DNS Client Configuration window displays.

Step 6 To enable DNS, choose Yes, enter your DNS client information, and choose OK. See Table 5 for field descriptions.

The network restarts by using the new configuration information, and the Administrator Login Configuration window displays.

Step 7 Enter your Administrator login and password from Table 5.


Note The Administrator login must start with an alphabetic character, be at least six characters long, and can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores. You will need the Administrator login to log in to Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration, the command line interface, and the Disaster Recovery System.


The Certificate Signing Request Information window displays.

Step 8 Enter your certificate signing request information from Table 5 and choose OK.

The First Node Configuration window displays.

Step 9 To configure this server as a subsequent node in the cluster, choose No.

The First Node Access Configuration window displays.

Step 10 Enter the First Node Access Configuration information from Table 5.

The SMTP Host Configuration window displays.

Step 11 If you want to configure an SMTP server, choose Yes and enter the SMTP server name.


Note You must configure an SMTP server to use certain platform features; however, you can also configure an SMTP server later by using the platform GUI or the command line interface.


The Platform Configuration Confirmation window displays.

Step 12 To start installing the software, choose OK, or if you want to change the configuration, choose Back.

When the installation process completes, you get prompted to log in by using the administrator account and password.

Step 13 To log in, enter the administrator account name and password that you entered during installation.

Step 14 Complete the post-upgrade tasks that are listed in the "Post-Upgrade Tasks" section.


Post-Upgrade Tasks

When you complete your upgrade of Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you must perform all appropriate tasks as described in the following table:

Table 7 Post-Upgrade Tasks 

Post-Upgrade Tasks
Important Notes

Obtain and install the software feature license, and upgrade your product licenses.

See the "Uploading Licenses" section.

Verify that all appropriate Cisco Unified Communications Manager services started.

Verify that you can make internal calls.

Verify that you can place and receive a call across gateways.

Refer to the Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide

See the "Verifying Cisco Unified Communications Manager Services" section.

If security is enabled on the cluster, you must configure CTL.

To configure CTL on the upgraded cluster,

1. Uninstall the existing CTL client.

2. Install the new CTL client.

3. Run the CTL client by using at least one of the previously used USB keys.

4. Update the new CTL file on all nodes.

5. Restart all nodes.

For information about performing these tasks and about Cisco Unified Communications Manager security, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide.

Using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT), make sure that all the registration information values match the values that you recorded before the server replacement.

See the "Determining Registration Counts by Using RTMT" section.

Using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT), make sure that all the critical services and their status match those that you recorded before the server upgrade.

See the "Recording Critical Service Status" section.

Using the Syslog viewer in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT), locate any events that have a severity of Error or higher.

Perform this task to ensure that no system-affecting errors exist on your system.

See the "Locating System Errors by Using Syslog Viewer" section.

Using the Syslog viewer in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT), check the Replicate_State counter for the Number of Replicates Created and State of Replication object on all nodes. The value on each node should equal 2.

This counter represents the state of replication, which includes the following possible values:

This counter represents the state of replication. The following list provides possible values:

0—Initializing. The counter equals 0 when the server is not defined or when the server is defined but the realize template has not completed.

1—The system created replicates of some tables but not all tables. Cisco recommends that you run utils dbreplication status on the CLI to determine the location and cause of the failure.

2—Good Replication.

3—Bad Replication. When the counter displays a value of 3, consider replication in the cluster as bad. It does not mean that replication failed on a particular node. Cisco recommends that you run utils dbreplication status on the CLI to determine the location and cause of the failure.

4—Replication setup did not succeed.

To access the appropriate object and counter, use the following procedure:

1. Perform one of the following tasks:

In the Quick Launch Channel, click System, click Performance; and then, click the Performance icon.

Choose System > Performance > Open Performance Monitoring.

2. Double-click the name of the server where you want to add a counter to monitor.

3. Double-click the Number of Replicates Created and State of Replication object.

4. Double-click the Replicate_State counter.

5. Choose the ReplicateCount instance and click Add.

From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, make sure that the number of phones, gateways, trunks, users, and route patterns that are configured in the database matches the numbers that you recorded before the server replacement.

See the "Determining System Configuration Counts" section.

From the Firmware Load Information window in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, make sure that the phone load and device type values match those that you recorded before the server upgrade.

If a device type is missing, you may need to reinstall the COP file enabler for that type. Then, reboot the cluster and start post-upgrade checklist again.

See the "Firmware Information" section.

Compare the system version on each node in your cluster by using Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration and make sure that each node runs the same version.

See the "Obtaining System Version Information" section.

Reconfigure CDR destinations, if applicable.

See the "Accessing CDR Management Configuration" section.

Reconfigure all Trace and Log Central jobs.

See the "Recording Trace and Log Central Job Details" section.

Perform any system tests that you performed before the upgrade and verify that all test calls succeed.

 

Configure the backup settings.

Remember to back up your Cisco Unified Communications Manager data daily.

Refer to the Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide.

The locale, English_United_States, installs automatically on the server. If required, you can add new locales to the server.

Refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide.

Cisco recommends that you implement authentication and encryption in your Cisco IP Telephony network.

Refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide.

If you are using Microsoft Active Directory or Netscape Directory, enable synchronization with the LDAP server.

For more information on directories, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide.

For more information on enabling synchronization, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Upgrade subscriber servers as subsequent Cisco Unified Communications Manager nodes in the cluster.

Subscriber servers automatically get defined as subsequent nodes in the database. Remember to enter the same security password for the first node.

See the "Upgrading Subsequent Nodes in the Cluster" section

If necessary, you can add additional, subsequent nodes to the cluster.

You must add additional subsequent nodes to the cluster by performing the following tasks:

1. Define all subsequent nodes in the cluster by adding the host name or IP address of subsequent Cisco Unified Communications Manager nodes to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. For more information, refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.

2. Install the new application and configure subsequent Cisco Unified Communications Manager nodes in the cluster. See the "Upgrading Subsequent Nodes in the Cluster" section.

Remember to enter the same security password that you used for the first node.

Reinstall customer background images, custom TFTP files, custom MoH files, and customer ring tones.

To upload these files, log in to Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration and navigate to the Software Upgrades>Upload TFTP Server File menu.

See the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide for more information.

Install the required client-side plug-ins, such as Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Attendant Console.

From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose Application>Plugins.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.

Inform end users that they must reconfigure their ring tones and background images after the upgrade.

These settings do not get migrated.


Uploading Licenses

After upgrading to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(1), you must obtain and upload a software feature license and upgrade the licenses for your nodes and devices. See the following sections for more information:

Obtaining Software Feature Licenses

Upgrading Product Licenses

Obtaining Software Feature Licenses

You must obtain a software feature license after the upgrade from Cisco Unified CallManager 4.x releases. A software feature license activates features on your system for the specified license version.

Use this procedure to obtain a software feature license:

Procedure


Step 1 Navigate to the License Registration web tool at http://www.cisco.com/go/license.

Step 2 Enter the Product Authorization Key (PAK) that you received with your Cisco Unified Communications Manager upgrade.

Step 3 Click Submit.

Step 4 Follow the system prompts. You must enter the MAC address of the Ethernet 0 NIC of the first node of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster. You must also enter a valid e-mail address. The system sends the license file to you via e-mail using the e-mail address that you provided.

Step 5 You must upload the software license file to the server with the matching MAC address that you provided in Step 4. See the "Uploading a License File" section.

Step 6 After uploading te license file, you must obtain and upload license files for existing nodes and devices, as described in "Upgrading Product Licenses" section.


Related Topics

Uploading a License File

Upgrading Product Licenses

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Upgrading Product Licenses

When you upgrade from supported Cisco Unified CallManager Manager 4.x releases, the system calculates the licenses that are required for existing devices and nodes and generates an intermediate file (XML file) that contains this information. You use this file to obtain license files that you can upgrade into Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. You receive these licenses free of cost because you are already using these phones for a Cisco Unified CallManager 4.x release.

Use the following procedure to obtain licenses for Cisco Unified Communications Manager when you are upgrading from supported 4.x releases.

Procedure


Step 1 After you complete the Cisco Unified Communications Manager upgrade process, navigate to Cisco Unified CallManager Administration and choose System > Licensing > License File Upload.

The License File Upload window displays.

Step 2 Choose the license XML file from the Existing Files drop-down list, and click View File. The window refreshes and displays the information for the selected license. Copy all of the information in this file except the HTML tags. To copy the contents on this window, choose the appropriate text and choose Ctrl-C (Copy).

Step 3 Navigate to the License Registration web tool at https://tools.cisco.com/SWIFT/Licensing/PrivateRegistrationServlet?FormId=806.

Step 4 Enter the MAC address of the Ethernet 0 NIC of the first node of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster.

Step 5 In the text box that is provided, paste the license file contents that you copied in Step 2 by using the appropriate keyboard shortcuts, such as Ctrl-V.

Step 6 Enter a valid e-mail address and click Continue. A license file generates.

The system sends the license file to you via e-mail using the e-mail address that you provided.

Step 7 You must upload the license file to the server with the matching MAC address that you provided in Step 4. See the "Uploading a License File" section.

Step 8 You can obtain licenses for new devices that you are adding to the upgraded system, if your system requires additional device license units. For more information, refer to the document Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.


Related Topics

Uploading a License File

Obtaining Software Feature Licenses

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Uploading a License File

Use the following procedure to upload a license file to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server with the matching MAC address that is provided when a license file is requested. For information about obtaining a license file, see the "Obtaining Software Feature Licenses" section and "Upgrading Product Licenses" section. The Cisco Unified Communications Manager server where the license file is loaded takes on the functionality of the license manager.


Note Upload the license file only on the first node of Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Licensing > License File Upload.

The License File Upload window displays.

Step 2 The Existing License Files drop-down list box displays the license files that are already uploaded to the server.


Note To view the file content of any existing files, choose the file from the drop-down list box and click View File.


Step 3 To choose a new license file to upload, click Upload License File.

The Upload File pop-up window displays.

Step 4 To upload to the server, click Browse to choose a license file.


Note The format of the license file that you receive specifies CCM<timestamp>.lic. If you retain the .lic extension, you can rename the license file. You cannot use the license if you edit the contents of the file in any way.


Step 5 Click Upload.

After the upload process is complete, the Upload Result file displays.

Step 6 Click Close.

Step 7 In the License File Upload window, the status of the uploaded file displays.


Note The system uploads the license file into the database only if the version that is specified in the license file is greater than or equal to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager version that is running in the cluster. If the version check fails, an alarm gets generated, and you should get a new license file with the correct version. The system bases the version check only on major releases.


Step 8 Restart the Cisco CallManager service after uploading the license file. For more information on restarting services, refer to the Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide.


Related Topics

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Verifying Cisco Unified Communications Manager Services

To access Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration or Cisco Unified Serviceability, you will need to use a web browser from a PC with network access to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server.

To review service activation procedures and service recommendations, refer to theCisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide.

Related Topics

Post-Upgrade Tasks

Using the Disaster Recovery Disc

In case of a system emergency, you can use the Disaster Recovery disc to revert to a Windows-based version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager or to force the system to restart on the inactive partition.

The recovery disk can be used to try to recover a system when a system is completely unrecoverable in all other ways. When you boot the server from the recovery disk, the following options display:

[S]|[s]—Swaps the active and inactive partitions. This option only appears if a valid inactive partition exists. With the firmware leveling feature, this option also configures (flashes) RAID and BIOS firmware and settings. For more information on this option, see the "Switching Partitions" section.

[W]|[w]—Windows pre-installation setup. This option wipes out the master boot record so that the Windows operating system can be installed. This option also reverts the BIOS settings to factory defaults. For more information on using this option to revert to a previous version, see the "Reverting to a Previous Version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager" section.

[F]|[f] and [M][m]—These options check and automatically correct disk file systems. Cisco recommends that you run option [F] before [M] to allow the system to automatically try to fix any disk file system issues.

[V]|[v] Verify the disk partitioning layout.

[Q]|[q] Quit this recovery disk program.

Reverting to a Previous Version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager

If the upgrade from Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2) is unsuccessful, you can use the Disaster Recovery Disc to revert to a Windows-based version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Caution If you revert to a previous version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you will lose any configuration changes that you made by using Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.1(2).

To use the Disaster Recovery Disk, use this procedure:

Procedure


Step 1 Insert the Disaster Recovery disc and restart the system, so it boots from the CD. After the server completes the boot sequence, the Disaster Recovery menu displays.

Step 2 For Windows preinstallation setup, enter W.

Step 3 To continue, enter Yes.


Caution If you continue, you will lose all the data that is currently on your hard drive.

The Disaster Recovery disc formats your hard drive, so you can reinstall a Windows-based version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Step 4 Following the instructions in the installation guide for your Windows-based version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager, install Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the publisher server first and then on the subscriber nodes.

Step 5 Using the Backup and Restore Utility, restore the previously backed-up data to the servers. For more information, see the Backup and Restore Utility documentation for your version of BARS.


Switching Partitions

If the system cannot start on the current partition, you can use the Disaster Recovery disc to force it to switch to the inactive partition and start running the software version on that partition.


Caution If you force the system to restart on the inactive partition, you will lose any configuration changes that you made after you upgraded to the current partition.

To force the system to switch partitions and restart, follow this procedure:

Procedure


Step 1 Insert the Disaster Recovery disc and restart the system, so it boots from the CD. After the server completes the boot sequence, the Disaster Recovery menu displays.

Step 2 To restart the server, so it is running the software on the currently inactive partition, enter S.

Step 3 Press Enter.

The server restarts.


Examining Log Files

If you encounter problems with the installation, you can obtain and examine the install log files by entering the following commands in Command Line Interface.

To obtain a list of install log files from the command line, enter

CLI>file list install

To view the log file from the command line, enter

CLI>file view install log_file

where log_file is the log file name.

You can also view logs by using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT). For more information on using and installing the Cisco Unified Communications Manager RTMT, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Real-Time Monitoring Tool Administration Guide.

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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