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Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4) on the Cisco ICS 7750
These release notes describe features and functionality related to Cisco Unity 4.0(4) that are unique to the Cisco Integrated Communications System 7750 (ICS 7750). For more information about Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4), use the Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4) at this URL:
Note For the latest version of the Release Notes for Cisco Unity 4.0(4) on the Cisco ICS 7750, go to this URL:
These release notes contain the following sections:
Software Discs for Cisco Unity Release 4.0 for the Cisco ICS 7750
The Cisco Unity 4.0(4) product for the Cisco ICS 7750 includes the following CD-ROM discs:
•Cisco Unity Application, Version 4.0, Disc 1 through 3
•Cisco Unity Localizations, Version 4.0, Discs 4 through 25
•Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6.0
•Cisco Unity Service Packs (Discs 1 and 2)
•Cisco Unity Message Store 5.5 (Microsoft Exchange 5.5)
•Cisco Unity Enterprise Message Store 2000 (Microsoft Exchange 2000)
•Cisco Unity Data Store 2000 (Microsoft SQL Server and MSDE)
•Cisco Unity 4.0(4) Post-Install
The Cisco Unity 4.0 product also includes this printed documentation:
•About Cisco Unity Documentation
•Read This First for Cisco Unity Upgrades on the Cisco ICS 7750
Note The Cisco Unity DVD disc is not supported for installing Cisco Unity on the Cisco ICS 7750.
New and Changed Support for Cisco Unity
For information about the new features that are supported in Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4), refer to the Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4) at this URL:
Limitations and Restrictions
Cisco Unity 4.0 on the Cisco ICS 7750 does not support the following:
•Microsoft SQL 2000 for the Cisco Unity data store.
•Cisco Unity failover.
•Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks (RAID).
•DVD installation for Cisco Unity Software.
•Japanese graphical user interface (GUI).
•IP Fax Configuration Wizard. An external router that supports the store-and-forward fax over IP (T.37) is required for supporting inbound fax.
•Localized versions of the data store and message store software applications. The Cisco ICS 7750 supports only the English version of Windows 2000; therefore, the German, French, and Japanese versions of the data store and message store applications are not supported.
Cisco Unity Unified Messaging on the Cisco ICS 7750
Cisco Unity Unified Messaging Release 4.0 on the Cisco ICS 7750 has the following restrictions:
•With a minimum of 512 MB of RAM on the SPE, up to 32 ports and 500 users are supported.
•The system processing engine (SPE) for running Cisco Unity supports only Microsoft Desktop Engine (MSDE) 2000; it does not support Microsoft SQL 2000.
•Cisco Unity Unified Messaging on the Cisco ICS 7750 supports Microsoft Exchange 2000, Exchange 5.5, or IBM Lotus Domino and Active Directory running on an external server only.
•Cisco Unity on the Cisco ICS 7750 supports up to 50 Cisco CPA sessions.
Cisco Unity Voice Messaging on the Cisco ICS 7750
Cisco Unity Voice Messaging Release 4.0 on the Cisco ICS 7750 has the following restrictions:
•With a minimum of 512 MB of RAM, up to 16 ports and 350 users are supported.
•With a minimum of 1 GB of RAM, up to 32 ports and 500 users are supported.
•The SPE for running Cisco Unity has the following support limitations:
–Supports Microsoft Desktop Engine (MSDE) 2000 but does not support Microsoft SQL 2000.
–Supports Microsoft Exchange 2000 but does not support Exchange 5.5 or Lotus Domino running on the SPE.
•Cisco Unity Voice Messaging does not support IBM Lotus Domino.
•Cisco Unity Voice Messaging on the Cisco ICS 7750 now supports Exchange 2000 or Exchange 5.5 installed on an external server.
•Cisco Unity Voice Messaging on the Cisco ICS 7750 supports up to 50 Cisco CPA sessions.
Windows Terminal Services Limitations
Table 1 lists the limitations for using Windows Terminal Services on a Cisco Unity server with version 4.0(4) and later.
Using Windows Terminal Services to install Cisco Unity is not recommended. To ensure a successful installation, install Cisco Unity directly on the SPE.
Text-to-Speech Does Not Play Name in From Field
When subscribers listen to their e-mail messages by using the Cisco Unity phone conversation, there are instances when the text-to-speech (TTS) feature does not "read" the name in the From field to subscribers. If the message is from someone who is not a Cisco Unity subscriber, the Cisco Unity conversation does not state who sent the message. However, when a message is from a Cisco Unity Subscriber, the Cisco Unity conversation plays the name (if one is recorded) or the extension for that subscriber. This design provides better TTS performance.
For more information, refer to caveat CSCdx95644. See the "Known and Resolved Problems" section for information about locating caveats.
Qualified Combinations of Product Releases
Cisco Unity version 4.0 and the Cisco Unity-Cisco CallManager (Cisco Unity-CM) Telephony Service Provider (TSP) have been qualified for the product combinations listed in Table 2.
Note For information about how to determine the Cisco Unity software version, refer to the "Determining the Software Version" section in the Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4).
For the most current list of all qualified version combinations—including combinations qualified after the Cisco Unity Release 4.0—refer to the Compatibility Matrix: Cisco Unity, the Cisco Unity-CM TSP, Cisco CallManager, and Cisco CallManager Express at this URL:
Required and Optional Service Packs for Cisco Unity 4.0(4)
For the most current list of all supported service packs—including service packs qualified after Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4)—refer to the Recommended and Supported Service Packs and Updates for Use with Cisco Unity and the Cisco Unity Bridge at this URL:
Cisco Unity Releases and Supported Subscriber Software
Cisco Unity 4.0(4) with Microsoft Exchange supports the software on subscriber workstations only in the combinations listed in Table 3.
Cisco Unity 4.0(4) with IBM Lotus Domino supports the software on subscriber workstations only in the combinations listed in Table 4.
For the most current list of all qualified version combinations—including combinations qualified after the Cisco Unity Release 4.0—refer to the Compatibility Matrix: Cisco Unity and the Software on Subscriber Workstations at this URL:
New and Changed Functionality in Cisco Unity
This section describes new and changed functionality in Cisco Unity 4.0.
New and Changed Functionality—Release 4.0(4)
For information about the new and changed functions in Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4), refer to the "New and Changed Functionality" section of the Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4) at this URL:
For information about changes in earlier releases of Cisco Unity Release 4.0, refer to the "New and Changed Functionality" sections of the Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 4.0(x) at this URL:
Upgrading to Cisco Unity 4.0(4) on the Cisco ICS 7750
For detailed information and instructions for upgrading to Cisco Unity 4.0(4), refer to the following chapters in the appropriate Cisco Unity Reconfiguration and Upgrade Guide at this URL:
•For information about adding or changing Cisco Unity licensed features, refer to the "Adding Features to the Cisco Unity 4.0(4) System" chapter.
•For information about upgrading from Cisco Unity 3(x), refer to the "Upgrading Cisco Unity 3(x) Software to Version 4.0(4)" chapter.
Additional information for installing or upgrading a Cisco Unity 4.0 system is available in the "Installation and Upgrade Notes" section of the Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4).
Note If you are migrating from Cisco Unity Voice Messaging to Unified Messaging, you must reimage the SPE running Cisco Unity and perform a new installation of Cisco Unity.
Reinstalling Cisco Unity on the Cisco ICS 7750
If you need to reinstall Cisco Unity on a replacement SPE, use the following instructions to guide you through preparing the SPE for the Cisco Unity installation.
Step 1 Install the SPE for Cisco Unity in the Cisco ICS 7750. Refer to the "Installing an SPE" section in the Cisco ICS 7750 FRU Installation guide at
Step 2 Configure the IP address and primary DNS information by using ICSconfig. Refer to the "Installing a New SPE for Applications" section in the Cisco ICS 7750 FRU Installation guide
Step 3 Configure the following items for the SPE by using Windows Control Panel:
a. Set the correct time by clicking Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date/Time.
b. Change the computer name before installing software by clicking Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Network Identification.
Step 4 You need to change the NetBIOS settings for the SPE for Cisco Unity to correct a problem with the Cisco Unity installation on the ICS 7750. Refer to the "Changing the NetBIOS Settings for the SPE for Cisco Unity" section.
Step 5 If required, install the ICS System Manager software upgrade by using the Cisco ICS 7750 System Software CD-ROM for Release 2.6.2.
Tip For more information on how to perform these tasks, review the Cisco ICS 7750 documentation at http://cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/ics/ics26/index.htm
Step 6 Upgrade the SPE to Cisco-provided operating system 2000.2.6 by using the Cisco IP Telephony Server Operating System OS Upgrade CD for OS 2000.2.6 included with your upgrade kit. Or you can download the operating system web file. To obtain the most recent version of the operating system upgrade and readme documentation, go to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/cmva-3des
Step 7 Use the Cisco Unity System Preparation Assistant to customize the Cisco Unity platform.
•IBM Lotus Domino, refer to the "Customizing the Cisco Unity Platform."
•Microsoft Exchange, refer to the "Customizing the Cisco Unity Platform."
Step 8 Install and configure the applicable message store software. Refer to "Setting Up the Message Store " in the Cisco Unity Installation Guide Release 4.0(2) for your system:
•IBM Lotus Domino, refer to "Setting Up Domino and Configuring Lotus Notes"
•Microsoft Exchange, refer to "Setting Up Exchange"
Note The Exchange software you install and configure—Exchange administration software or the full version of Exchange—and where the software is installed depend on the Cisco Unity configuration you are installing. For the supported versions and locations of Exchange, refer to the "Cisco Unity Configurations" section of Cisco Unity 4.0 System Requirements, and Supported Hardware and Software.
Step 9 Create the accounts required for the Cisco Unity installation, and set rights and permissions.
•IBM Lotus Domino, refer to "Creating Accounts for the Installation and Setting Rights and Permissions"
•Microsoft Exchange, refer to "Creating Accounts for the Installation and Setting Rights and Permissions"
Step 10 Use the Cisco Unity Installation and Configuration Assistant to install and configure Cisco Unity.
•IBM Lotus Domino, refer to "Installing and Configuring Cisco Unity Software"
•Microsoft Exchange, refer to "Installing and Configuring Cisco Unity Software"
Step 11 Install any optional software.
•IBM Lotus Domino, refer to "Installing Optional Software"
•Microsoft Exchange, refer to "Installing Optional Software"
Caution Do not install Microsoft Outlook on the Cisco Unity server, or Cisco Unity may not notify subscribers of new messages.
Step 12 Set up authentication for the Cisco Unity Administrator web application.
•IBM Lotus Domino, refer to "Setting Up Authentication for the Cisco Unity Administrator"
•Microsoft Exchange, refer to "Setting Up Authentication for the Cisco Unity Administrator"
Step 13 Store all of the software that was shipped with Cisco Unity together in a location that is safe and can be readily accessed. You may need the discs later to upgrade or to otherwise modify the Cisco Unity system, or Cisco TAC may require you to access them during a service call.
Note To complete the installation of Cisco Unity 4.0(4), use the task list in the Cisco Unity 4.0(4) Installation Guide for your system:
•With IBM Lotus Domino, Overview of Mandatory Tasks for Installing Cisco Unity
•With Microsoft Exchange, Overview of Mandatory Tasks for Installing Cisco Unity
Step 14 Complete the tasks in the following sections:
•Part 2: Populating the Cisco Unity System with Subscriber and Call Management Data
•Part 3: Setting Up Networking Options (If Applicable)
•Part 4: Backing Up Cisco Unity
You must successfully complete each task in the sequence that is given in this task list. If a task is unsuccessful or if you skip a task, the Cisco Unity installation can fail, or Cisco Unity will not run properly after it has been installed.
Changing the NetBIOS Settings for the SPE for Cisco Unity
After installing the SPE and configuring the IP address and primary DNS information by using ICSconfig, perform this workaround to correct problems when Cisco Unity is installed on the Cisco ICS 7750.
Follow these steps to change the NetBIOS setting to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
Step 1 Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network and Dial-up Connections > Local Area Connection.
Step 2 Click Properties, and select, but do not uncheck, Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Step 3 Click Properties > Advanced > WINS tab.
Step 4 Choose Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP, and click OK.
Step 5 If a message states that this connection has an empty primary WINS address, click Yes to continue.
Step 6 Close all the open dialog boxes.
Tips for Using Cisco Unity System Preparation Assistant With the Cisco ICS 7750
During the Unity installation procedure, the Cisco Unity System Preparation Assistant guides you through the installation or upgrade of several Microsoft components. When the Preparation Assistant directs you to install NNTP and SMTP by inserting the Service Pack CD 1, you must browse to the files (ims.cab and ins.cab) at this location on the SPE:
When the Preparation Assistant directs you to install Microsoft Desktop Engine (MSDE) 2000 by inserting the Cisco Unity Data Store CD, the installation might not start automatically. In this case, refer to "Appendix C, Manual Installation Procedures for Software Installed by the Cisco Unity System Preparation Assistant During a New Installation," in the Cisco Unity 4.0(4) Installation Guide (with Microsoft Exchange).
Migrating Cisco Unity to an MCS Server
This section provides information for migrating Cisco Unity from the Cisco ICS 7750 to a new MCS server and includes the following topics:
Transferring Unity Licenses
Prior to migrating a Cisco Unity system to a new platform, the Unity user licenses need to be transferred from the Cisco ICS 7750 system to the new MCS system. To transfer the licenses, customers need to send an e-mail message to email@example.com with the following information:
•E-mail address for receiving new licenses
•MAC address of ICS 7750 SPE used for Unity system
•MAC address of new MCS server for Unity
•Description of reason for switching licenses
After receiving this information, the licensing team deactivates the licenses associated with the ICS 7750 and reissues licenses for the new server.
Migrating Cisco Unity to an MCS Server
For information and procedures for migrating the Cisco Unity software applications and configuration from the ICS 7750 to the new MCS server, use the chapter, "Replacing a Cisco Unity Server" in the appropriate Cisco Unity Reconfiguration and Upgrade Guide at this URL:
Known and Resolved Problems
Known problems (bugs) are graded according to severity level. These release notes contain descriptions of:
•All severity level 1 or 2 bugs.
•Significant severity level 3 bugs.
You can search for problems by using the Cisco Software Bug Toolkit. To access the Software Bug Toolkit, perform the following procedure:
Step 1 Log in to Cisco.com.
Step 2 Choose Service & Support > Technical Support Help—Cisco TAC > Tool Index.
Step 3 In the "Jump to" links at the top of the page, click the letter S; then choose Software Bug Toolkit.
You can also access the Software Bug Toolkit by entering the following URL in your web browser:
Table 5 describes the problems that are known to exist with Cisco Unity 4.0(4) on the Cisco ICS 7750.
To see a list of known problems for Cisco Unity 4.0(4), refer to the "Caveats" section of the Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4).
To see a list of known problems for the Cisco Unity-CM TSP, refer to the "Caveats" section of the Release Notes for Cisco Unity-CM TSP, Release 7.0(4).
Table 6 describes the problems that are resolved with Cisco Unity 4.0(4) on the Cisco ICS 7750.
Cisco Unity Demonstration System
A Cisco Unity demonstration system is a fully functioning version of Cisco Unity that uses one of two different license files:
•Default license file that is available in the Cisco Unity software for the server
•Time-limited license file that must be ordered from Cisco
For more information about the following topics, refer to the Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4):
•Limits on a Cisco Unity Demonstration System
•Enabling a Cisco Unity Demonstration System with the Default License File
•Enabling a Cisco Unity Demonstration System with the Time-Limited File
•Converting a Cisco Unity Demonstration System to a Standard System
For a list of all Cisco Unity documentation, refer to the About Cisco Unity Documentation, which is shipped with the product. To view the most recent version of these documents, go to this URL:
For the latest version of the Release Note for Cisco Unity 4.0(4) on the Cisco ICS 7750, go to this URL:
For the latest documentation related to the Cisco ICS 7750, go to this URL:
For new or additional information that is not included in the current Cisco Unity documentation, refer to the "Documentation Updates" section of the Release Notes for Cisco Unity Release 4.0(4).
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