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Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Release Notes, Versions 2000.4.3 and 2000.4.3a
Note This document provides information that supports operating system installations 2000.4.3 and 2000.4.3a; it also provides information that supports operating system upgrade 2000.4.3a.
These release notes provide information for Cisco-provided operating system versions 2000.4.3 and 2000.4.3a, which support Cisco Unified CallManager, Cisco Personal Assistant, Cisco Emergency Responder, Cisco Unified Contact Center Express, Cisco Unified IP-IVR, Cisco Unified IP Queue Manager, Cisco Conference Connection, Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal, and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.
This release notes document contains information on the following topics:
Table 1 provides the revision history of this document.
Table 1 Revision History of This Document
Revision Date Comment
July 5, 2006
•Updated the "Known Issues" section.
•Updated the "Resolved Issues" section.
•Updated the "What Is New in Releases 2000.4.3 and 2000.4.3a" section.
•Updated the "Hardware Requirements" section.
Use these release notes in conjunction with the following documents:
•Installing the Operating System on the Cisco Unified Communications Server
This document provides information on installing the operating system.
•Cisco IP Telephony Operating System, SQL Server, Security Updates
This document provides information for tracking Cisco-supported operating system, SQL Server, and security files that are available for web download.
•The readme document that posts on the web next to the operating system upgrade
This document provides a list of changes from the last release and additional information on the operating system.
To obtain these documents, click the following URL:
This Cisco Unified Communications operating system supports new installations for the Cisco Media Convergence Servers (MCS) and Cisco-approved, customer-provided servers that are listed in Table 2. For information about supported upgrades, see the "What Is New in Releases 2000.4.3 and 2000.4.3a" section.
Note Cisco-approved, customer-provided servers must meet exact server configurations.
Note This operating system does not support servers with only "ECS" appended to the end of the model number.
What Is New in Releases 2000.4.3 and 2000.4.3a
Cisco Unified Communications operating system versions 2000.4.3 and 2000.4.3a contain the following changes, which are the same for both versions of the operating system.
•Inclusion of Microsoft Windows 2000 updates for Service Pack (sP)4
•Inclusion of hotfixes that released after SP4
•Updates to Compaq/HP and IBM firmware, drivers, and software
•Inclusion of additional security settings
•Upgrade of Microsoft services and components
Cisco labels new installations of the operating system as either 2000.4.3 or 2000.4.3a, and Cisco labels the operating system upgrade as 2000.4.3a. For details about 2000.4.3 and 2000.4.3a, review the following information:
•The Cisco MCS-7825-H2 only supports new installations of 2000.4.3a (not 2000.4.3). All other servers in Table 2 support new installations of 2000.4.3 or 2000.4.3a.
•If you are performing a new installation and want to identify the version of the operating system installation that your server supports, locate the operating system installation disk that ships in your software kit.
•If you run 2000.4.3 on the Cisco MCS-7815-I2, Cisco strongly recommends that you apply a 2000.4.3a service release, for example, 2000.4.3asr1, as described in the "Installing Operating System Software Updates" section of Installing the Operating System on the Cisco Unified Communications Server. For this server, operating system 2000.4.3 lacks a driver for the PCI-X card, which the 2000.4.3a service release includes.
•If the server runs 2000.4.3, you cannot upgrade it to 2000.4.3a, but you can apply the 2000.4.3a service releases to get the fixes that are available in 2000.4.3a.
•You can upgrade any Cisco MCS or Cisco-approved, customer-provided server that runs 2000.2.7 (or later) to 2000.4.3a, unless the server already runs 2000.4.3. The upgrade detects the current version that runs on the server, and if the server does not run a compatible version, the upgrade aborts.
Using Bug Toolkit
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•Cisco.com user ID and password
To enter a specific bug ID in Bug Toolkit, perform the following procedure:
Step 2 Log on with your Cisco.com user ID and password.
Step 3 Click the Launch Bug Toolkit hyperlink.
Step 4 Enter the bug ID number in the Enter known bug ID: field; click Search.
Table 4 provides a list of known issues. To access information on a specific bug, click the URL in the Headline column.
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Submitting a Service Request
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Asia-Pacific: +61 2 8446 7411 (Australia: 1 800 805 227)
EMEA: +32 2 704 55 55
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Severity 1 (S1)—An existing network is down, or there is a critical impact to your business operations. You and Cisco will commit all necessary resources around the clock to resolve the situation.
Severity 2 (S2)—Operation of an existing network is severely degraded, or significant aspects of your business operations are negatively affected by inadequate performance of Cisco products. You and Cisco will commit full-time resources during normal business hours to resolve the situation.
Severity 3 (S3)—Operational performance of the network is impaired, while most business operations remain functional. You and Cisco will commit resources during normal business hours to restore service to satisfactory levels.
Severity 4 (S4)—You require information or assistance with Cisco product capabilities, installation, or configuration. There is little or no effect on your business operations.
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