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System Release Notes for IP Telephony: Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1)

Table Of Contents

System Release Notes for IP Telephony: Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1)

Contents

Overview

Tested Functionality

New and Changed Features

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 3000, 5000, 6000

Cisco Intercompany Media Engine

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express

Cisco Unified Presence

Cisco Unified SIP Proxy

Cisco Emergency Responder

Cisco Unified Business/Department Attendant Console

Cisco Unified Enterprise Attendant Console

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Cisco Unity

Cisco Unity Connection

Cisco Unity Express

Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway

Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Voicemail-Cisco Unity Express (SRSV-CUE)

Cisco Unified IP Phone Support

Cisco IP Communicator

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Cisco UC Integration™ for Microsoft Lync

Cisco Unified Communications for RTX

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance

Cisco Unified Operations Manager

Cisco Unified Service Monitor

Cisco Unified Service Statistics Manager

Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager

Unified Computing System C-Series Blade Servers (Unified Communications Virtualization)

Cisco IOS Release 15.1(3)T

System Requirements

End-of-Sale Components

Deployment Considerations

Software Version Matrix

Firmware Version Matrix

Latest Software Upgrades and Licenses

Related Documentation

System Documentation

Manageability Documentation

Product Documentation

Limitations and Restrictions

Important Notes

NextPort Digital Signal Processor card nearing end-of-life

Resolved Caveats

Open Caveats

Troubleshooting

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


System Release Notes for IP Telephony: Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1)


Contents

Overview

Tested Functionality

New and Changed Features

System Requirements

End-of-Sale Components

Deployment Considerations

Software Version Matrix

Firmware Version Matrix

Latest Software Upgrades and Licenses

Related Documentation

Limitations and Restrictions

Troubleshooting

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Overview

As part of its standard methodology Cisco Systems performs system-wide testing of the Cisco Unified Communications family of products to supplement the product-level testing performed on each Cisco Unified Communications product.

A major deliverable of the System Release and Cisco Unified Communications System testing is a recommendation of compatible software releases that have been verified by the testing teams. The recommendations are not exclusive and are in addition to interoperability recommendations for each of the individual voice application or voice infrastructure products.

For information about component software releases for Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1), see System Requirements, page 12. Software compatibility data for all Cisco Unified Communications System releases, as well as updated compatibility information for this release, is available from the Cisco Unified Communications Compatibility Tool at:
http://tools.cisco.com/ITDIT/vtgsca

This document focuses on the IP telephony components of Cisco Unified Communications system testing. Information about contact center components that were tested for Cisco Unified Communications System System Release 8.5(1) is available at: http://cisco.com/go/unified-techinfo

This document provides release notes for the testing conducted on systems including the following types of components:

Call control components, such as Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Intercompany Media Engine, and Cisco Unified Presence

Voice applications, such as Cisco Emergency Responder

Conferencing components, such as Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, and Cisco Unified Videoconferencing

Voice mail and unified messaging components, such as Cisco Unity, Cisco Unity Connection, and Cisco Unity Express

Endpoints and clients, such as Cisco Unified IP Phones 6900 Series, 8900 Series, 9900 Series, Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, and Cisco UC Integration™ for Microsoft Office Communicator and Cisco Unified Communications for RTX (UC for RTX)

Security devices, such as Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances

Network management tools, such as Cisco Unified Operations Manager, Cisco Unified Service Statistics Manager, and Cisco Unified Service Monitor

Communications infrastructure devices, such as Cisco routers, gateways/gatekeepers, and switches


Note For a more complete list of IP telephony components that are included in a Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1), see Software Version Matrix, page 14.


Tested Functionality

The system-wide testing of IP telephony functionality for Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) included the following direct and upgrade paths:

Multistage upgrade of IP telephony components from Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.0(2) to Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1). For a list of the base Release 8.0(2) versions, see System Release Notes for IP Telephony: Cisco Unified Communications System, Release 8.0(2) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/uc_system/UC8.0.2/release_notes/rnipt802.html

Multistage upgrade of IP telephony components from Cisco Unified Communications System Release 7.1(3) to Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1). For a list of the base Release 7.1(3) versions, see the System Release Notes for IP Telephony: Cisco Unified Communications System, Release 7.1(3) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/uc_system/UC7.1.3/release_notes/rnipt713.html

Multistage upgrade of IP telephony components from Cisco Unified Communications System Release 6.1(1) to Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1). For a list of the base Release 6.1(1) versions, see the System Release Notes for IP Telephony: Cisco Unified Communications System, Release 6.1(1) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/uc_system/UC6.1.1/release_notes/rnipt611.html

For a list of the target Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) versions that the main components were upgraded to, see Software Version Matrix, page 14.

For system upgrade procedures for Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1), see the System Installation and Upgrade Manual for IP Telephony at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/uc_system/UC8.5.1/ipt_system_inst_upg/suimt851.pdf

The following Unified Communications components were tested on Unified Computing System C-Series Blade Servers:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Session Management Edition

Cisco Unity Connection

Cisco Unified Presence

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express

For more information about Unified Communications on Unified Computing System (Virtualization), see http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_Virtualization.

New and Changed Features

Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) integrates telephony, conferencing (voice and web), and messaging products for enterprise IP customers in a variety of deployment models using SIP and SCCP endpoints over IP networks. The IP telephony system is a part of the end-to-end system release for enterprise Cisco Unified Communications, which is centered on the latest Unified Communications Manager release.

The following sections provide brief overviews of new and enhanced features for Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) major components and links to release note documentation:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 3000, 5000, 6000

Cisco Intercompany Media Engine

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express

Cisco Unified Presence

Cisco Unified SIP Proxy

Cisco Emergency Responder

Cisco Unified Business/Department Attendant Console

Cisco Unified Enterprise Attendant Console

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Cisco Unity

Cisco Unity Connection

Cisco Unity Express

Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway

Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Voicemail-Cisco Unity Express (SRSV-CUE)

Cisco Unified IP Phone Support

Cisco IP Communicator

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Cisco UC Integration™ for Microsoft Lync

Cisco Unified Communications for RTX

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance

Cisco Unified Operations Manager

Cisco Unified Service Monitor

Cisco Unified Service Statistics Manager

Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager

Unified Computing System C-Series Blade Servers (Unified Communications Virtualization)

Cisco IOS Release 15.1(3)T

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8.5(1) includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

Installation, Upgrade, and Migration changes

Command Line Interface changes

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration changes

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Applications changes

Security changes

Bulk Administration tool changes

Enhanced support for Cisco Unified IP Phones and Video Endpoints

Cisco Unified Serviceability changes

Cisco Unified Communication Manager Express

Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST)

For detailed information about these changes, see New and Changed Info for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8.5(1) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/rel_notes/8_5_1/delta/delta.pdf

For other information about Release 8.5(1), see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8.5(1) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/rel_notes/8_5_1/cucm-rel_notes-851.pdf

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 3000, 5000, 6000

Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) supports Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 3000, 5000, and 6000. For information about features and functionality, see New and Changed Info for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8.5(1) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/rel_notes/8_5_1/delta/delta.pdf

Cisco Intercompany Media Engine

Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) supports Cisco Intercompany Media Engine for this release. For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Intercompany Media Engine Release 8.5(1) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/ime/8_5_1/rel_notes/ime-rel_notes-851.pdf

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express 8.5(1) includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

Outbound IVR feature

Increased scalability to support 400 agents and 400 unified ports

Simplified and enhanced Telephony Data Synchronization

Agent Email feature enhancements

Support for multiple new platforms

Support for Virtualization

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Contact Center Express Release 8.5(1) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cust_contact/contact_center/crs/express_8_5/release/guide/uccx851rn.pdf

Cisco Unified Presence

Cisco Unified Presence Server Release 8.5(1) includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

Support for High Availability

Support for Email Address for Interdomain Federation

Support for Turning On or Off Instant Message Capabilities

Support for Turning On or Off Availability Sharing

Support for Clustering over WAN

Support for Exchange Web Services Exchange 2010 Calendar Integration

Support for SIP Federation with AOL

Support for Global Do Not Disturb Settings

Support for Temporary (Ad-Hoc) Presence Subscriptions

Support for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 8.5

Support for Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance

Support Policy for Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol

Support for VMware on Customer Deployments

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.5 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cups/8_5/english/rel_notes/cup8xrn.pdf

Cisco Unified SIP Proxy

Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5 includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

An intuitive and easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI)

Support for Cisco Unified SIP Proxy on the SM-SRE-700-K9 and the SM-SRE-900-K9 SRE modules

The ability to enable or disable Lite Mode

Enforced licensing using Cisco Software Licensing (CSL)

Updated functionality for route tables

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Release 8.5 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cusp/rel8_5/release_notes/cuspr85.pdf

Cisco Emergency Responder

Cisco Emergency Responder Release 8.5(1) includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

New server support

Bridge upgrade providing a migration path for customers who use discontinued server models

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Emergency Responder 8.5(1) at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cer/8_5/english/release/notes/cer_851.pdf

Cisco Unified Business/Department Attendant Console

Cisco Unified Enterprise Attendant Console 8.5.1 includes the following changes to functionality:

Support for Cisco Unified Presence 8.5

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Business/Department Attendant Console Release v8.5.1.5 at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucmac/arc/cubdacrn8515.pdf

Cisco Unified Enterprise Attendant Console

Cisco Unified Enterprise Attendant Console 8.5.1 includes the following changes to functionality:

Support for Cisco Unified Presence 8.5

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Enterprise Attendant Console Release v8.5.1.5 at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucmac/arc/cueacrn8515.pdf

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) supports Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8.0. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace release version did not change from the previous Cisco Unified Communications release. For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.0 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/meetingplace/8x/english/releasenotes/mp80rn.pdf

Note that Adhoc conferencing feature in Unified MeetingPlace Releases 8.0/8.5 is not supported with Unified Communications Manager Release 8.5(1).

Cisco Unity

Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) supports Cisco Unity Release 8.0(3). Cisco Unity release version did not change from the previous Cisco Unified Communications release. For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 8.0(3) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/unity/8x/release/notes/803curn.pdf

Cisco Unity Connection

Cisco Unity Connection Release 8.5(1) includes the following new features:

Advanced settings for intrasite networking

Announcing when a message is sent to multiple recipients, and listing recipients

New functionality for Cisco Unity Connection Provisioning Interface (CUPI) API.

Bulk Administration Enhancements

Cisco Unity Connection Application and Database Audit Logging

Cisco Unity Connection Web Inbox

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

LDAP Integration

Message Aging Alerts

Message Recording Expiration

Run Now functionality on Task Management pages

Call Routing Rules for conversation styles

Shredding message files for Secure Delete

Synchronizing Connection and Exchange mailboxes (Single Inbox)

System setting for outgoing SMTP connections

External Services Settings Have Been Replaced with Unified Messaging Settings

Cisco Unity Connection Release 8.5(1) includes the following changes to functionality:

Toggle between Touchtone and Voice-Recognition conversations

LDAP integration status of Connection users

External Services settings replaced with Unified Messaging settings

Automatic update of search space partition membership

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unity Connection Release 8.5(1) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/8x/release/notes/851cucrn.pdf

Cisco Unity Express

Cisco Unity Express Release 8.5(1) includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

New Hardware Supported: Cisco Unity Express 8.5(1) adds support for the SM-SRE-900-K9 module

Support for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.5(1)

Support for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express 8.5(1)

Support for Cisco Unity Connection 8.5(1)

Support for Cisco Unity 8.5(1)

Support for Script Editor and Historical Reporting Client in Windows 7

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unity Express 8.5 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/unity_exp/rel8_5/rel_notes/rel_notes85.pdf

Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway

Unified Messaging Gateway Release 8.5(1) includes the following new feature:

Enhanced Survivable Remote Site Telephony (E-SRST)

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway Release 8.5 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/umg/rel8_5/rel_notes/rn_umg_85.pdf

Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Voicemail-Cisco Unity Express (SRSV-CUE)

Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) supports Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Voicemail-Cisco Unity Express (SRSV-CUE) 8.5.1. For a detailed description of features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Voicemail-Cisco Unity Express (SRSV-CUE) Release 8.5 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/umg/rel8_5/rel_notes/rn_srsv_cue_85.pdf

Cisco Unified IP Phone Support

Cisco Unified IP Phones 6901, 6911, 6921, 6941, 6961, 6945, 9951, 9971, and 8961(SIP) run on SIP firmware release 9.1(1). SIP Firmware Release 9.1(1) includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

Automatic port synchronization

Call History Enhancement

SIP firmware support for Cisco Unified Video Advantage

Support for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express

Support for Device Unregistration

Support for Bluetooth Handsfree Profile

Http Download

Peer firmware sharing

Support for '+' dialing

Power Negotiation

Support for VDI Client

Support for VPN Client

WPA2/AES Encryption with CCKM

Whisper Coaching

For a detailed description of SIP Firmware Release 9.1(1) features and functionality, see Cisco Unified IP Phone 8961, 9951, and 9971 (SIP) Release Notes for Firmware Release 9.1(1)SR1 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cuipph/9971_9951_8961/firmware/9_1_1/release_notes/9900_8900_911.pdf

Cisco IP Communicator

Cisco IP Communicator 7.0(5) includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

Windows 7 32-bit: Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate support

Windows 7 64-bit: Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate support

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco IP Communicator Release 7.0 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cipc/7_0/english/release/notes/CIPC70_RN.pdf

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) supports Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 8.0(1). Cisco Unified Personal Communicator release version did not change from the previous Cisco Unified Communications release. For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 8.0 at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cupc/8_0/english/release/notes/cupc80.pdf

Cisco UC Integration™ for Microsoft Lync

Cisco UC Integration™ for Microsoft Lync 8.5(1) includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

Support for Microsoft Office Communicator

Support for Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Lync Server

Support for click-to-call features in Microsoft Office 2010 applications

The single sign on (SSO) feature allows users to sign in to a Windows domain, then use Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync without signing in again.

User interface enhancements

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync Release 8.5 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucimoc/8_5/english/release/cucimocReleaseNote.pdf

Cisco Unified Communications for RTX

Cisco UC Integration for RTX 8.5(1) includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

The ability to place and receive phone calls, including high-definition video calls

The ability to place conference calls, transfer calls, park calls, and forward calls

The ability to start meetings to talk to, and to share documents with, one or more other people

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Communications for RTX Release 8.5 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucrtx/8_5/english/release/ReleaseNotes8_5.pdf

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Release 8.4(1) includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

Additional hardware support

New remote access features

New interface features

Increased scalability

New High Availability features

New Unified Communication features

Enhanced inspection

Improved troubleshooting and monitoring

New security features

For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for the Cisco ASA 5500 Series, Version 8.4(x) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa84/release/notes/asarn84.pdf

Cisco Unified Operations Manager

Cisco Unified Operations Manager 8.5.1 will be available in CYQ1 2011. For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Operations Manager 8.5(1) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6535/prod_release_notes_list.html

Cisco Unified Service Monitor

Cisco Unified Service Monitor 8.5.1 will be available in CYQ1 2011. For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Service Monitor 8.5 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6536/prod_release_notes_list.html

Cisco Unified Service Statistics Manager

Cisco Unified Service Statistics Manager 8.5.1 will be available in CYQ1 2011. For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Service Statistics Manager 8.5 at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7285/prod_release_notes_list.html

Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager

Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager 8.5 will be available in CYQ1 2011. For information about features and functionality, see Release Notes for Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager 8.5 at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7125/prod_release_notes_list.html

Unified Computing System C-Series Blade Servers (Unified Communications Virtualization)

Cisco supports virtualization of Unified Communications components running on Unified Computing System C-Series Blade Servers:

For more information about Unified Communications on Unified Computing System (Virtualization), see http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_Virtualization.

Cisco IOS Release 15.1(3)T

In Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1), Cisco IOS Release 15.1(3)T includes the following new features and changes to functionality:

EHWIC Multimode VDSL2/ADSL+

VDSL HWIC: HWIC-1VDSL over POTS

VWIC3—4MFT-T1/E1

Advanced FXS Analog Gateway features and SCCP over TLS with Cisco UCM

Cisco CME and SRST features enhancement for SCCP and SIP

Cisco IOS PKI performance monitoring enhancements

Cisco IOS SSL VPN Smart Tunnels support

Cisco ISR G2 Multi Gigabit Fabric

DHCP—tunnels support

Embedded Event Manager 3.2

Enhancement to bandwidth QoS-Reference command

GETVPN troubleshooting

IKEv1 hardening

IKEv2 remote access headend

IP Tunneling—IPv6 rapid deployment

IPv6—Full Selective Packet Discard support

IPv6—Per Interface Neighbor Discovery cache limit

ISDN leased line

Legacy QoS command deprecation: hidden commands

MediaTrace 1.0

Multicast for virtual multipoint interfaces

NBAR Static IPv4 IANA protocols

NSE capability negotiations via SDP

Performance Monitor (Phase 1)

Radio Aware Routing RFC 4938bis

RSVP support for Ingress Call Admission Control

Session-Based FPM

Suite-B IPSec algorithm support for the On-Board Crypto Engine for Cisco 2951 and Cisco 3900 Series ISRs

Support for conditional header manipulation of SIP headers

Support for Interworking Between CUCM-Controlled RSVP-Capable networks and RSVP-Incapable Networks

Support for limiting the rate of incoming SIP calls processing

Support for Media Flow-Around with SIP Signaling Control on Cisco UBE

Support for Release of Media Flow with Retention of SIP Signaling Control on Cisco UBE for Media Trombone or Media Hairpin Call Is Detected

Support for reporting End-of-Call statistics in SIP BYE Message

Support for SIP registration proxy on Cisco UBE

Support for SIP UPDATE message per RFC 3311

Switch image and configuration manageability

Video monitoring MIB support for Medianet Video Monitoring

For a detailed description of the new and changed information of Cisco IOS Release 15.1(3)T, see Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 15.1T at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/docs/ios/15_1/release/notes/151TRN.pdf


Note Cisco IOS Release 15.1(3)T is a short deployment Standard Maintenance release that is ideal for the very latest new features and hardware support from Cisco. Cisco provides 18 months of support for Standard Maintenance releases. Customers who require longer-term maintenance support should consider upgrading to the next 15 M Extended Maintenance release (when it becomes available), which will incorporate all features and hardware support of previous Standard Maintenance and Extended Maintenance releases. For more information, see Cisco IOS Software Release 15M&T Q&A at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps8802/ps10587/ps10591/ps10621/qa_c67_561940.pdf


System Requirements

This section provides information about the software versions of the Cisco and third-party components and the firmware versions of the Cisco Unified IP Phones used in system-wide testing of Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1). This section contains the following information:

End-of-Sale Components, page 12

Deployment Considerations, page 13

Software Version Matrix, page 14

Latest Software Upgrades and Licenses, page 17

End-of-Sale Components

The following components have reached end-of-sale (EOS) status but are still supported. Because they may be present in existing customer deployments, they remained installed in the test-bed sites for this Cisco Unified Communications System release.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Cisco Unity—IBM Lotus Domino

IBM Lotus Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release

Cisco Security Agent for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3511 MCU

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3515 MCU

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3521 BRI Gateway—Cisco Unified Videoconferencing Gateway 3522 (ISDN BRI)

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3526 PRI Gateway—Cisco Unified Videoconferencing Gateway 3527 (ISDN PRI)

Cisco Catalyst 6506, 6509 (Supervisor Engine 32)

Cisco Catalyst Express 500

Cisco Fax Server

Cisco SIP Proxy Server

Cisco Personal Assistant—Replaced with Cisco Unity

Tandberg 990 MXP (H.323 video endpoint)

Cisco 2691 router

Cisco 831 router

Cisco Catalyst 3550 series switches

Cisco Catalyst 3660 multiservice platform

Cisco Catalyst Firewall Service Module

Cisco NAC Appliance (Clean Access)

The EOS date is the last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale. Another process, the end-of-life (EOL) cycle, guides the final business operations associated with the product.

The EOL process consists of a series of technical and business milestones and activities that, when completed, make a product obsolete. After a product becomes obsolete, it is not sold, manufactured, improved, repaired, maintained, or supported.

For information about recommended replacements, see the comprehensive list of announcements at End-of-Life and End-of-Sale Products at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html

For information about specific products, choose a product from the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/web/psa/products/index.html

Then click on the End-of-Life and End-of-Sale Notices link in the Product Literature box.

For an overview of the Products and Services EOL policy, see the information at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html

Deployment Considerations

The tables in this section list the recommended software and firmware releases based on Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1). Note that not every rebuild is tested as part of Cisco Unified Communications System. Therefore, additional regression testing in a customer or Cisco-specific certification lab is recommended before deployment.

When deploying IP Communications in a customer environment, consider the following:

At the minimum, customers should deploy the software release recommended in these tables.

For CSA, customers should use the latest engine and policy release. CSA software is available at:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/csa

For other software components, customers should use the most current rebuild of a maintenance release. For IOS, information about the latest releases, including deferral advisories, is available at:
http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/Redirect.x?mdfid=268438303

If the recommended release has been deferred to a subsequent release, customers should use the subsequent release.

Before deploying a release, examine the open caveats in the chosen release to determine if any will affect your implementation. Open caveats can be viewed through the Bug Toolkit, located at:

http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/

In system upgrades, deploy the chosen release in a lab environment that uses the same product components as the customer's product components before moving to a production environment.

Software Version Matrix

Table 1 lists the software release versions of both Cisco and third-party components used in the Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) system test.


Note You can set up a virtualized environment by running Unified Communications applications on a virtual machine on a Unified Computing System (UCS). For additional details, including UCS hardware information and third-party requirements, see:
www.cisco.com/go/uc-virtualized


Table 1 Software Release Versions in Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) for IP Telephony

Category
Component
Release 8.5(1)

Call Control

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

8.5(1)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager—Cisco IP Telephony Operating System

Bundled with Unified Communications Manager

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 3000

8.5(1)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 5000

8.5(1)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000

8.5(1)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express

8.5.1

15.1(3)T1

Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST)

8.5(1)

15.1(3)T1

Cisco Intercompany Media Engine

8.5(1)

Contact Center

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express

8.5(1)

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express Operating System

Bundled with Unified Contact Center Express

Applications

Cisco Unified Presence

8.5(1)

Cisco Unified SIP Proxy

8.5(1)

Cisco Emergency Responder

8.5(1)

Cisco Emergency Responder—Cisco IP Telephony Operating System

Bundled with Cisco Emergency Responder

Cisco Unified Business Attendant Console and Unified Department Attendant Console

8.5

Cisco Unified Enterprise Attendant Console

8.5

Conferencing

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

8.02

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing

8.0

Microsoft Outlook for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

8.0

Jabber for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

8.0

Microsoft Office Communicator for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

8.0

Cisco Unified Media Server for 3545 MCU (video)

5.7.0.0.4

Cisco Unified Media Server for 3545 MCU (audio)

6.1.0.0.16

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3522 BRI Gateway

5.0.0.0.22

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3527 and 3545 PRI Gateways

5.0.0.0.22

Voice Mail and Unified Messaging

Cisco Unity

8.0(3)

Cisco Unity-CM TSP

8.4(3)

Cisco Unity—Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 2003 SP2 (on Cisco Unity and partner Exchange servers) and Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 or Exchange 2003SP2 (on other message store servers)

Cisco Unity Connection

8.5.(1)

Cisco Unity Express

8.5(1)

Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway

8.5(1)

Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Voicemail

8.5(1)

IOS 15.1(3)1T

Endpoints and Clients

Cisco Unified IP Phones models 7906G, 7911G, 7931, 7941G, 7942G, 7945G, 7961G, 7962G, 7965G, 7970G, 7971G, 7975G

Bundled with Unified Communications Manager

Firmware 9.1(1) SR1

Cisco Unified IP Phones 7921G, 7925G

1.3(4)

Cisco Unified IP Phones 7937G

1.4(3)

Cisco Unified IP Phones 7940G, 7960G

Firmware 8.1(2)

Cisco Unified IP Phones 3911, 3951

8.1(2) SR1

Cisco Unified IP Phones 6901, 6911

Firmware 9.1(1)

Cisco Unified IP Phones 6921, 6941, 6961

Firmware 9.1(1),

Firmware 9.0(2), 9.0(2) SR1

Cisco Unified IP Phones 8961, 9951, 9971

Firmware 9.1(1) SR1

Cisco IP Communicator

7.0(5)

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

8.0(1)

Cisco UC Integration™ for Lync

8.5(1)

Cisco Unified Communications for RTX

8.5(1)

Cisco Unified Communications Widgets

8.0(1) VVM
8.0 C2C
7.0(1) PD

Wireless and Mobility

Cisco Aironet Access Point (AP) 1200G

12.4(21a)JA2

Cisco 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controllers

6.0.188.0

Cisco Unified Mobility Advantage

7.1(3)

Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator

7.1(3)

Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator iPhone

7.1(3)

Security

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)

8.4(1)

Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (AIP-SSM, IDSM-2 Module, IPS-4200)

7.0(2)E3

Management Center for Cisco Security Agents

5.2.1

Cisco Security Agent for Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Bundled with Unified Communications Manager

Cisco Security Agent for Cisco Emergency Responder

Bundled with Unified Communications Manager

Cisco Security Agent for Unified Contact Center Express

Bundled with Unified Contact Center Express

Cisco Security Agent for Cisco Unity

6.0(1)

Cisco Security Agent for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

6.0(1)

Network Management

Cisco Unified Operations Manager

8.5.13

Cisco Unified Service Monitor

8.5.13

Cisco Unified Service Statistics Manager

8.5.13

Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager

8.53

Communications Infrastructure

Cisco IOS Mainline Release

IOS Extended MR 15.0.1M4

Unified Computing System B200 M2, C200 M2, and C210 M2 (Unified Communications Virtualization)

VMWare ESXi 4.0

Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) 2801, 2811, 2821, 2851, 3825, 3845

15.1(3)1T

Cisco 38xx Gatekeepers

15.1(3)1T

Cisco 3800 (IP-to-IP gateway)

15.1(3)1T

Cisco 3900 (IP-to-IP gateway)

15.1(3)1T

Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) 1861

15.1(3)1T

Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) 2901, 2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, 3945, 3925E, 3945E

15.1(3)1T

Cisco Unified Border Element - ISR

15.1(3)1T

Cisco Unified Border Element - ASR

3.2

Cisco Secure RTP and Cisco Secure SRST

15.1(3)1T

Cisco Catalyst 3750 (data center switch)

12.2(53)SE2

Cisco Catalyst 4503 Switch

12.2(53)SE2

Cisco Catalyst 4506 (access switch)

12.2(54)SG

Cisco Catalyst 6506, 6509 (voice access switch, supervisor 2/MSFC2)

12.2(33)SXI4 CatOS8.6(6a)

Cisco Catalyst 6608, 6624 (voice gateway)

Bundled with Unified Communications Manager

Cisco VG202 and 204 (analog voice gateway)

15.1(3)1T

Cisco VG224 (analog voice gateway)

15.1(3)1T

Cisco VG248 (analog voice gateway)

1.3(2)

Third Party

McAfee Antivirus4

Enterprise 8.7.0i

1 Cisco IOS Release 15.1(3)T and 15.1(1)T are short deployment Standard Maintenance releases ideal for the very latest new features and hardware support from Cisco. Cisco provides 18 months of support for Standard Maintenance releases. Customers requiring longer-term maintenance support should consider upgrading to the next 15 M Extended Maintenance release (when it becomes available), which will incorporate all features and hardware support of previous Standard Maintenance and Extended Maintenance releases. For more information, refer to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps8802/ps10587/ps10591/ps10621/qa_c67_561940.html

2 Adhoc conferencing feature in Unified MeetingPlace Releases 8.0/8.5 is not supported with Unified Communications Manager Release 8.5(1).

3 Will be available in CYQ1 2011.

4 You can install third-party antivirus agents on Windows-based servers such as Unified Operations Manager and Unified Provisioning Manager, but not on non-Windows appliances such as Unified Communications Manager and Unified Communications Manager Business Edition.


Firmware Version Matrix

The following table lists the recommended firmware versions of the Cisco Unified IP Phones (SCCP and SIP) used in the Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) system test.

Table 2 Firmware Versions of Cisco SCCP and SIP Phones in Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) 

Component
SCCP Firmware Version
SIP Firmware Version

Cisco Unified IP Phone 3911

SIP3951.8-1-2SR1

Cisco Unified IP Phone 3951

SIP3951.8-1-2SR1

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6901

SCCP6901.9-1-1-0

SIP6901.9-1-1-0

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6911

SCCP6911.9-1-1-0

SIP6911.9-1-1-0

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6921

SCCP69xx.9-1-1-0

SIP69xx.9-1-1-0

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6941

SCCP69xx.9-1-1-0

SIP69xx.9-1-1-0

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6961

SCCP69xx.9-1-1-0

SIP69xx.9-1-1-0

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7902

CP7902080002SCCP0608

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7905

CP7905080003SCCP0704

CP7905080001SIP060412

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7906

SCCP11.9-1-1SR1S

SIP11.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7910

P00405000700

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7911

SCCP11.9-1-1SR1S

SIP11.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7912

CP7912080001SIP060412

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7920

CMTERM_7920.4.0-03-02

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7921G (wireless)

CP7921G-1.3.4SR1

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7925

CP7925G-1.3.4SR2

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931

SCCP31.9-1-1SR1S

SIP31.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7935

P00503021900

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7936

CMTERM_7936.3-3-20-0

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7937

APPS37SCCP.1-4-3-0

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7940

P00308010200

P0S3-8-12-00

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7941

SCCP41.9-1-1SR1S

SIP41.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7941G-GE

SCCP41.9-1-1SR1S

SIP41.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7942

SCCP42.9-1-1SR1S

SIP42.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7945

SCCP45.9-1-1SR1S

SIP45.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960

P00308010200

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7961

SCCP41.9-1-1SR1S

SIP41.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7961G-GE

SCCP41.9-1-1SR1S

SIP41.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7962

SCCP42.9-1-1SR1S

SIP42.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965

SCCP45.9-1-1SR1S

SIP45.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7970

SCCP70.9-1-1SR1S

SIP70.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7971

SCCP70.9-1-1SR1S

SIP70.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975

SCCP70.9-51-1SR1S

SIP75.9-1-1SR1S

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7985

CMTERM_7985.4-1-7-0

Cisco ATA 186

ATA030204SCCP090202A

SIP8961.9-0-2

Cisco ATA 187

ATA187.9-0-3-0

SIP9951.9-0-2


Latest Software Upgrades and Licenses

The following are links to the latest software upgrades and licenses for Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) components:

Go to http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-voice.shtml to download the software for the following products:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express

Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST)

Cisco Unified Presence

Cisco Unified SIP Proxy

Unified Contact Center Express

Cisco Emergency Responder

Cisco Unified Application Environment

Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway

Unified MeetingPlace

Cisco Unity

Cisco Unity Express

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Voice/video endpoints such as Unified IP Phones, Analog Telephone Adaptors (ATAs), Cisco IP Communicator, Unified Personal Communicator and Unified Video Advantage

Cisco IOS routers and gateways: http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/Redirect.x?mdfid=268438303

Catalyst switches:
http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/Redirect.x?mdfid=268438038

Wireless products: http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-wireless.shtml

Firewalls and security modules: http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-ciscosecure.shtml

Network management software: http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-netmgmt.shtml

Product Upgrade Tool (for ordering CDs of new major/minor releases):
http://tools.cisco.com/gct/Upgrade/jsp/index.jsp

Related Documentation

System Documentation

The components in these release notes, including the platforms tested, are discussed in the Technical Information site at: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/docs/iam/unified/ipt851/Install_and_Configure_System_Components.html

See this content for the specific versions of the components tested and links to relevant documentation for installation and configuration procedures.

Upgrade information for components that have been tested and verified during system testing is provided in the System Installation and Upgrade for IP Telephony Enterprise Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/uc_system/UC8.5.1/ipt_system_inst_upg/suimt851.pdf

For additional information about specific hardware recommendations or bills of material for each product, see System Requirements.

Manageability Documentation

For manageability information about certain products, see documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/uc_system/unified/communications/system/Managed_Services.html

Product Documentation

The following table provides links to the main page for documentation on various Cisco Unified Communications components, from which you can navigate to individual documents.

Table 3 Related Documentation URLs 

Category
Component
Documentation URL

Call Control

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

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

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 3000

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11370/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 5000

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7273/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11369/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Communications Session Management Edition

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10661/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps4625/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2169/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Intercompany Media Engine

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10669/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Contact Center

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1846/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Applications

Cisco Unified Presence

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6837/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Emergency Responder

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps842/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Application Environment

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7058/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Attendant Consoles

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7282/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified SIP Proxy Software

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10475/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Conferencing

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3500 Series Products

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/video/ps1870/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Voice Mail and Unified Messaging

Cisco Unity

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unity Connection

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6509/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unity Express

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps5520/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps8605/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Voicemail

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10769/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Endpoints and Clients

Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3900 Series

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7193/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10326/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7900 Series

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified IP Phone 8900 Series

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10451/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified IP Phone 9900 Series

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10453/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco IP Communicator

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps5475/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco UC Integration™ formerly Microsoft Office Communicator

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10317/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Communications for RTX

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11241/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Communications Widgets

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9829/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6844/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Video Advantage

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps5662/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Wireless and Mobility

Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Points

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controllers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Mobility Advantage

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7270/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7271/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Security

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA 5520, ASA 5540, ASA 5580)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco ASA Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Module (AIP-SSM)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9774/prod_module_series_home.html

Cisco Security Agents

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps5057/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Enterprise Policy Manager

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9529/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Network Management

Cisco Unified Operations Manager

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6535/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Service Monitor

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6536/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Service Statistics Manager

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7285/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7125/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Communications Infrastructure

Cisco IOS Software Release 15.1T

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10592/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco 870, 881 Integrated Services Routers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps380/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco 1861 Integrated Services Router

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5853/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5854/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10537/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5855/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services Routers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10536/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Border Element

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps5640/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco VGD 1T3 Voice Gateway

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9890/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco VG30D Voice Gateway

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10601/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Data Center Switches

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5023/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Access Switches

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Access Switches

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Catalyst 6600 Series Voice Gateways

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/tsd_products_support_eol_series_home.html

Cisco VG200 Series Analog Voice Gateways

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/gatecont/ps2250/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco ATA 180 Series Analog Telephone Adaptors

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/gatecont/ps514/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Unified Computing

Cisco Unified Computing System

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10477/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10280/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10493/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


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Limitations and Restrictions

This section includes the following topics:

Important Notes

Resolved Caveats

Open Caveats

If you are a Cisco partner or a registered Cisco.com user with a Cisco service contract, you can use the Bug Toolkit to find caveats of any severity for any release. Access the Bug Toolkit at: http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/

Cisco offers a Product Alert Tool that allows you to set up one or more profiles that enable you to receive email notification of new Field Notices, Product Alerts, or End of Sale information for the products that you select. The Product Alert Tool is available at: http://tools.cisco.com/Support/PAT

Important Notes

This section includes important notes related to the testing of Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) for IP telephony and includes the following issue:

NextPort Digital Signal Processor card nearing end-of-life

NextPort Digital Signal Processor card nearing end-of-life

There will be no software updates for the NextPort Digital Signal Processor card after March 31, 2011. Outstanding issues with the NextPort DSP include the following:

CSCtj23118 AS5400 intermittent problem sending rtp-nte packets. Between 0.1 and 0.2% of calls experience mid-call DTMF failure. However, if the digits are re-entered, they are properly sent by the gateway.

CSCtj73695 AS5400 NextPort sip-notify leaking memory. The Console displays a "low memory" message. The problem does not occur if the rtp-nte protocol is used instead of sip-notify.

Workaround:

New installations and upgrades should use the Cisco AS5X-FC card.

Resolved Caveats

Table 4 lists caveats, grouped by severity, that are resolved now but are not included in the recommended component versions of Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) for IP telephony.


Note For information about the caveats that were resolved in specific versions of each component, see the appropriate release notes for each component.


To determine the software version that includes the fix, click on the linked caveat number in the Identifier column in Table 4 to access the Bug Toolkit.

Table 4 Resolved Caveats Not Included in Cisco Unified Communications Release 8.5(1) 

Identifier
Headline
Severity 2-3 caveats

CSCtf80774

Calls with high-definition (HD) video are not supported for clients running on Microsoft Windows XP.

CSCtj08268

SIP trunk call to a PBX over SME fails.

CSCtj83752

Video consult transfer is not working for E2E RSVP SIP to H225 trunk.

Severity 4-6 Caveats

CSCth70899

Large DNS responses cannot be resolved (such as SRV records that resolve to many hosts).


Open Caveats

Table 5 lists known caveats, grouped by severity, related to the testing of IP telephony components in Cisco Unified Communications System Release 8.5(1) and previous releases, which were not resolved at the time this document was written.

For additional information about each defect, click on the linked caveat number in the Identifier column in Table 5 to access the Bug Toolkit.

Table 5 Open Caveats

Identifier
Headline
Severity 2-3 Caveats

CSCtc36395

Issues with static locations when using SAF enabled trunk.

CSCth73331

NME-CUE config lost after Reload.

CSCti02486

7985 Video phone to TB H320 pstn endpoint video calls are not working.

CSCti60031

Re-order tone in originating side (CUCM) for unanswered CME call.

CSCtj65451

SAFF client handle error after changing selected nodes in CUCM.

Severity 4-6 Caveats

CSCti23462

Display error message when user rebalance ignores an unhealthy node8.5(1).

CSCtd52204

Memory leak while encrypted SIP and SCCP make calls through the TLS Proxy.

CSCtc57638

No indication that there is an attachment in a message in Cisco Visual Voicemail.

CSCtf90314

Some configurations are lost while upgrading Unified Videoconferencing 3500 Series.

CSCte50676

Users who are newly assigned to the system cannot login over SOAP interface after Unified Presence database restart.

CSCte70132

Need method to handle overlapping large reassignment operations in Unified Presence cluster.

CSCsq43974

VPIM configuration: hostnames should also be allowed for Active/Active cluster.

CSCsz12017

Alert that auto failback is not available when the secondary publisher is acting as primary publisher.

CSCtk66134

Service cores during shutdown.


Troubleshooting

For important troubleshooting information, tips, and recommendations related to Cisco Unified Communications System Release for IP telephony, see the troubleshooting information at:
http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/docs/iam/unified/ipt851/Introduction_to_Troubleshooting.html

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information about 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