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Replacing a Failed SPE 310 in a Cisco ICS 7750
This document describes replacing a failed system processing engine (SPE 310) installed in a Cisco ICS 7750 and restoring the configurations, applications, and data.
In order to perform the replacement operation, you need to be familiar with the tasks for administering or using the following applications:
This document applies to the Cisco ICS 7750 with ICS System Manager version 2.6. For more information about Cisco ICS 7750 hardware, refer to the Cisco ICS 7750 Hardware Installation Guide and the Cisco ICS 7750 Administration and Troubleshooting Guide at this URL.
The information in this document is based on the following software and hardware versions:
•System Software versions—
–Bundle 2.5 for Cisco CallManager 3.2 or earlier
–Bundle 2.6 for Cisco CallManager 3.3 or later
•Hardware revision—SPE 310
Refer to the Cisco ICS 7750 Compatibility Matrix for supported combinations of ICS 7750 System software, Cisco CallManager, Cisco Unity, Cisco Customer Response Solutions (CRS) and IPCC Express at this URL:
Note If your network is live, understand that replacing an SPE will impact your telecommunications service. You might need to perform this task after normal service hours.
Prior to starting the recovery of an SPE310, be sure to review all associated documentation and the following process.
Locating and Obtaining Software
To recover your SPE310 and reload the existing data, you must install the same versions of the operating system, Cisco CallManager, or Unity that were previously used on the SPE310. Therefore, you need to locate discs or download copies of your current OS, Cisco CallManager, Cisco Unity, and any engineering special (ES) or service release (SR) versions.
You can download copies of software from the Software Center on Cisco.com at this URL:
Locate the reimage CD that shipped with the SPE kit. If the original CD is not available, you must create a service request to obtain a copy of the software by following these steps.
Step 1 Create a Service Request by using the following URL:
Step 2 Access and download the required files by following the instructions in the Service Request.
Step 3 Create a CD using file SPE_reimage_CD_188.8.131.52.iso.
Note This is an ISO CD image file so open the file in an application that you use for writing to a CD.
Back Up the Current System Information
Refer to the following documentation to back up the data on the SPE.
•For general backup procedures, refer to ICS 7750 Backup and Restore Procedures
•For backup procedures for your version of Cisco CallManager, refer to this URL:
•For backup procedures for your version of Cisco Unity, refer to this URL:
Step 1 Back up the Cisco CallManager or Cisco Unity data.
Step 2 If you are running ICS 7750 System Manager co-resident with Cisco CallManager, back up ICS 7750 System Manager data.
Step 3 Save the Cisco CallManager backup file, mcs.sti, and the ICS 7750 System Manager backup file or the Cisco Unity backup file to a location other than the SPE 310 to be replaced. Note the location of these backup files.
Step 4 Record the computer name and IP address of the current SPE that is being replace. You will need to reuse this information when configuring the replacement SPE.
Step 5 Record the full versions of Cisco Unity or Cisco CallManager and ICS System Manager including any engineering special (ES) or service release (SR). The same versions must be installed for a successful restore
Replace the SPE
Follow these steps to replace the SPE310.
Step 1 Use Terminal Service to access the current SPE.
Step 2 Shut down the processor by clicking Start > Shutdown.
Step 3 Remove the old SPE from the slot in the ICS 7750 chassis.
Step 4 Insert a new SPE 310 into same slot in ICS 7750 chassis.
Reimage the Replacement SPE
Follow these steps to reimage the SPE. Refer to the following documentation for more information.
Step 1 Connect a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and USB CD ROM drive to the new SEP 310.
Step 2 Insert the SPE_reimage_CD into USB CD ROM drive attached to the new SPE 310.
Step 3 Follow the instructions on the screen to reimage the SPE.
Configure the New SPE
Change the new SPE computer name and IP address to be the same ones that the replacement SPE used.
Reinstall Software Applications on the New SPE
You must install the same versions of ICS System Manager, Cisco CallManager or Cisco Unity including patches that were previously used on the ICS 7750. You cannot restore your database if the Cisco CallManager release is different. You can get software from the Software Download Center on Cisco.com at this URL:
Recovering an SPE Running Cisco CallManager
Follow these steps to install software on the new SPE. Refer to the following documentation for procedures:
Step 1 Install ICS System Manager software using the appropriate file.
•ICS System Manager Release 2.5 uses S77a-2.5.0.exe and supports Cisco Callmanager 3.2 or earlier
•ICS System Manager Release 2.6 uses S77a-2.6.2.exe and supports Cisco CallManager 3.3 and 4.0
Step 2 Install the MS Operating System upgrade that you were previously using. Refer to the readme file for additional instructions.
Note You can get the latest operating system upgrades from the Software Download Center.
Step 3 Install the Cisco CallManager version that was previously on the SPE.
Step 4 Install service release (SR) for your version of the MS Operating System. See the readme file for additional instructions.
Step 5 Install any Cisco CallManager ES that you were running.See the readme file or additional instructions.
Restoring the Cisco CallManager Data
Use the following steps and documentation to restore the Cisco CallManager application data on the new SPE.
Step 1 Restore the Cisco CallManager data from the mcs.sti file. Refer to the backup and restore documentation for your version of Cisco CallManager for more information.
Step 2 Restore the ICS System Manager data. Refer to the ICS 7750 Backup and Restore Procedures for more information.
Step 3 Test the applications that were restored on the new SPE.
Recovering an SPE Running Cisco Unity
If the SPE was running Cisco Unity, refer to the following documentation for Unity installation information.
Step 1 Install the MS Operating System upgrade that you were previously using. Refer to the readme file for additional instructions.
Note You can get the latest operating system upgrades from the Software Download Center.
Step 2 Install the Cisco Unity version that was previously on the SPE.
Step 3 Install any Cisco Unity ES that you were running. See the readme file or additional instructions.
Restore the Cisco Unity Data
If the SPE was running Cisco Unity, refer to the following documentation for Cisco Unity recovery information.
•Cisco ICS 7750 Getting Started Guide
•Release Notes for the Cisco ICS 7750
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