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Migration

Migrating from an existing server to a VMware Specs-Based configuration follows a procedure that is very similar to replacing server hardware, which is described in the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Migrate to Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers

Migrating from a Media Convergence Server (MCS) to a Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server follows a procedure that is very similar to replacing server hardware, which is described in the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

The following procedure provides the tasks for the migration process. For more information, see the related topics, as well as the following documentation:
  • Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide
  • Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide
  • Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • See "Changing the Cluster IP Addresses for Publisher Servers That Are Defined by Host Name" in the Changing the IP Address and Host Name for Cisco Unified Communications Manager guide.
Procedure
    Step 1   Review the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

    This document describes how to replace server hardware, which is very similar to migrating from an MCS server to a Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server. You should perform the pre-replacement and post-replacement tasks in the document, and review the procedures for installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager and migrating data.

    Step 2   Upgrade the MCS to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8.0(2) or later.
    Step 3   If the UCS VM will use a different IP address or hostname than the MCS server, change the IP address and hostname of the MCS server to the values that the UCS VM will use.

    This is required for DRS backup and restore to work.

    Step 4   Perform a DRS backup on the MCS server.
    Note   

    Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers do not support tape drive as the backup media.

    Step 5   Use the Answer File Generator to generate a license MAC for the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server.

    See http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​web/​cuc_afg/​index.html.

    The license MAC is required to obtain licenses for the server. After you obtain the license MAC, you can rehost the licenses for your new server.

    Step 6   Create the virtual machine (VM) on the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server that will be used as the replacement for the MCS node.

    Use the Cisco-provided OVA template to create VMs.

    Step 7   Install Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8.0(2c) or later on the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server.
    Note   

    Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers do not support installation from a DVD.

    Note   

    Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers do not support a hardware clock; you must use NTP. The option to configure a hardware clock is not available in the installation program.

    Step 8   Install Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8.0(2c) or later on the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server.
    Step 9   Perform a DRS restore to restore the data that was backed up from the MCS server to the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server.
    Step 10   Upload the new licenses to the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server.

    If you did not obtain licenses for the new server already, you must request the licenses first.

    Note   

    The previous license will no longer be valid. However, you have 30 additional days in which to use your previous license.


    Migrate to Cisco UCS Rack-Mount Server

    Migrating from a Media Convergence Server (MCS server) to a Cisco UCS Rack-Mount Server follows a procedure that is very similar to replacing server hardware, which is described in the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

    The following table provides an overview of the migration process and references to other pertinent documentation.

      Configuration steps Related procedures and topics

    Step 1

    Review the document Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager. This document describes how to replace server hardware, which is very similar to migrating from an MCS server to a Cisco UCS Rack-Mount Server. You should perform the document’s pre-replacement and post-replacement tasks, and review the procedures for installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager and migrating data.

    Replacing a Single Server or Cluster for Cisco Unified Communications Manager

    Step 2

    Upgrade the MCS server to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8.0(2) or later.

    Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide

    Step 3

    If the UCS VM will use a different IP address or hostname than the MCS server, change the IP address and hostname of the MCS server to the values that the UCS VM will use.

    This is required for DRS backup and restore to work.

    Refer to the topic “Changing the Cluster IP Addresses for Publisher Servers That Are Defined by Host Name” in the Changing the IP Address and Host Name for Cisco Unified Communications Manager guide.

    Step 4

    Perform a DRS backup on the MCS server.

    Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide

    Step 5

    Use the Answer File Generator to generate a license MAC for the Cisco UCS C260 M2 Rack-Mount Server. The license MAC is required to obtain licenses for the server.

    After you obtain the license MAC, you can rehost the licenses for your new server.

    New Licensing Procedure Customer Impact

    Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager

    Step 6

    Create the virtual machine (VM) on the Cisco UCS Rack-Mount Server that will be used as the replacement for the MCS node.

    Installing Cisco Unified Communications Manager

    Step 7

    Install the same release of Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the Cisco UCS Rack-Mount Server that you installed on the MCS server.

    Step 8

    Perform a DRS restore to restore the data backed up from the MCS server to the Cisco UCS Rack-Mount Server.

    Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide

    Step 9

    Upload the new licenses to the Cisco UCS Rack-Mount Server.

    If you did not obtain licenses for the new server already, you must request the licenses first.

    Note    The previous license will no longer be valid. However, you have 30 additional days in which to use your previous license. See New Licensing Procedure Customer Impact.

    New Licensing Procedure Customer Impact

    Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide

    Migrate Cisco Unity Connection on a Virtual Machine

    For information on migrating to Cisco Unity Connection on a virtual machine, see the "Migrating from a Cisco Unity Connection Physical Server to a Connection 8.x Virtual Machine" chapter in the applicable Reconfiguration and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unity Connection at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps6509/​prod_​installation_​guides_​list.html.

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