Installation, Upgrade, and Migration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5
Migrating to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express
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Migrating to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Table Of Contents

Migrating to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Migrating from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1

About Preserved and Lost Data

Preserved Data

Lost Data

How to Prepare for a Migration

Prerequisites for the Migration

Migration Considerations

Migration Best Practices

How to Migrate Data

Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 on New Hardware

Migrating the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Data

Verifying that the Data Migrated Successfully


Migrating to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express


Release 8.5
Revised: 10/26/12

Migration preserves some of the existing customer and system data while installing a new system.

Migrating from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1

Migrating from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1

We currently only support migrations from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1.1 to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5. If you are using an earlier version of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express, you must first upgrade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1.1.


Caution Make sure your hardware meets the minimum requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5. See http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_device_support_tables_list.html.

You can migrate from either Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT, which provides voice, web, and video conferencing.

About Preserved and Lost Data

How to Prepare for a Migration

How to Migrate Data

Verifying that the Data Migrated Successfully


Caution Be sure to read and complete the post-migration procedures in Verifying that the Data Migrated Successfully, before using the system.

About Preserved and Lost Data

Preserved Data

Lost Data

Preserved Data

The migration process moves the following data:

Groups

Users, including recorded names

Meetings

However, the actual recordings of past meetings are not migrated. Although the meetings scheduled from the Microsoft Outlook client are migrated, Cisco doesn't support rescheduling these meetings with the Release 8.5 Outlook plug-in integration.

User profile prompts (recorded profile names)

Meeting history

Meeting statistics

Lost Data

During the migration process, the following will be lost:

System and meeting configuration

Actual recordings of past meetings

Click-to-attend links in received email notifications will continue to point to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server

Existing click-to-attend links will not be valid

Time zones for users and groups are not retained

API user is not migrated, as this user does not exist in Release 8.5.

"Video usage" and "Skip pre-meeting option" user profile fields are not migrated. The equivalent fields in Release 8.5, "Can host audio/video meetings" and "Meeting entry mode", are set to the same default value as for the guest user and system group.

Migration of email notifications from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express is not supported.

How to Prepare for a Migration

During a migration, many errors can occur. We strongly recommend that you thoroughly review this section before you begin a migration.

Prerequisites for the Migration

Migration Considerations

Migration Best Practices

Prerequisites for the Migration


Caution Alter profiles with profile number 0001, 0002, or 0003 to different numbers. If you do not change these profile numbers, then user data migrated from the legacy Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system can't be restored on Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release8.5.

Before migrating, read the System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 Release 8.5 document at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_device_support_tables_list.html for updated system requirements.

Obtain the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 software DVDs from the Cisco Global Price List (GPL) or with a valid Cisco Unified Communications Software Subscription (UCSS). You will use the DVD during the migration. Contact Cisco customer support for additional information.

Familiarize yourself with the configuration of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 system. See the other chapters in this Installation, Upgrade and Migration Guide at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html and the Configuration Guide at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html.

Get new licenses for your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 system. Licenses for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express do not work with a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 system.

See the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_implementation_design_guides_list.html for more information about Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 licenses. See Obtaining Your License After Migration for the exact procedure.

Have a valid DNS service configuration. This is mandatory for correct operation of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

You need to enter a valid IP address for a DNS service during the installation of the Release 8.5 Application Server. Without this, your migration may fail.

You can test your DNS service by entering on the command-line interface, ping <DNS_IP_Address>. You should get a response in under 200 milliseconds.

Migration Considerations

To keep the continuity of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system, we suggest you keep the same hostname and IP address for your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8.5 Application Server.

If you want to retain historical recordings, you may keep the legacy Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system for historical data. You can rename the legacy Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system with a new name, and retain the existing name on the new Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8.5 system for an easier transition.

The system migrates Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express meetings with passwords but problems can arise if the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express password is less than the minimum password length required in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5. Therefore, we suggest that you set the value for the "Minimum meeting password length" parameter in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 to the same value as or a smaller value than the parameter value in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Email formats are preserved. In Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express, there are two fields for the email format, called Email format and Email type. In Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 these fields are combined into one field called Email type and format.

Table 1 Email Type Mappings

Email Format (Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express)
Email Type (Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express)
Email Type and Format (Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5)

HTML

SMTP

SMTP (HTML)

text

SMTP

SMTP (text)

HTML

Microsoft Exchange

Exchange (HTML)

text

Microsoft Exchange

Exchange (text)

--

--

IBM Lotus Notes (text)


Migration Best Practices

Become familiar with the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 system. To avoid multiple errors when importing data from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 system, follow these tips:

Ensure that you have installed the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 licenses on the system.

Ensure that the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 system has enough ports for the largest meeting scheduled on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system.

Ensure that the values for the system, meeting, and user configuration parameters for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 system are as close as possible to those values for the same parameters on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system.

How to Migrate Data

Use the migrate_tool utility to export data from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system.

1. Obtain the migrate_tool utility at: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html and select Products > Voice and Unified Communications > Unified Communications Applications > Conferencing > Cisco Unified MeetingPlace > Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8.5. Select Unified MeetingPlace Application Server > 8.5(x), then download the migrate_tool utility.

2. Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 on New Hardware

3. Migrating the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Data.

Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 on New Hardware

Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 system on the new hardware. See the Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server Software module.


Caution If you want to migrate to Release 8.5.3, then you must first install the Release 8.5.2 FCS Application Server. Secondly, upgrade the Application Server to Release 8.5.3, by following the instructions in Upgrading to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5.x. You cannot install the Release 8.5.3 Application Server without first installing the Release 8.5.2 Application Server.

What To Do Next

Migrating the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Data

Migrating the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Data

Before You Begin

Read the "How to Prepare for a Migration" section.

Do not run any other processes or tasks on your system during the data migration. This can potentially affect the data that is being transferred from one system to another.

Back up and archive your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express data. See http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Cisco_Unified_MeetingPlace_Express%2C_Release_2.x_--_How_to_Back_Up%2C_Archive%2C_and_Restore_Data.

If you have not done so already, obtain the migrate_tool utility at: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html and select Products > Voice and Unified Communications > Unified Communications Applications > Conferencing > Cisco Unified MeetingPlace > Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8.5. Select Unified MeetingPlace Application Server > 8.5(x), then download the migrate_tool utility.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the CLI of the Application Server of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system as the user called mpxadmin.

Step 2 Enter cd /tmp to go to the tmp directory.

Step 3 Put the migrate_tool file there.

Step 4 Enter su - to sign in as the root user.

Step 5 Enter chmod +x /tmp/migrate_tool to make the file executable.

Step 6 Enter ./migrate_tool /tmp or /tmp/migrate_tool /tmp to run the utility.

The system copies all the database files from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system. When finished, it creates a file called migration_data_<hostname_date_and_time>.tar.gz.

Step 7 Transfer the generated file and the migrate_tool file to the /tmp directory on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 Application Server.

Step 8 On the Release 8.5 Application Server, sign in as the root user and enter the following:

./migrate_tool /tmp /tmp/migration_data_<hostname_date_and_time>.tar.gz.

The system migrates the data from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system and puts it on to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 system.

Step 9 Enter mpx_sys restart and restart the Release 8.5 Application Server.


Verifying that the Data Migrated Successfully

1. Verify that the data was successfully migrated to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 system by comparing the number of user profiles on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system with the number of user profiles on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system. The number should be the same.

2. Do not turn off maintenance mode on your Release 8.5 Application Server until all the users' recorded names have been copied into their respective user profile subdirectories. Confirm that there are no wav or refcnt files in the /opt/cisco/meetingplace/afs/custom/userprofile directory.


Caution If a user attempts to start a meeting before the user's recorded name has been copied to the subdirectory, than the user profile becomes unusable, and cannot be repaired.