This section contains two procedures. Use the applicable procedure, depending on whether you want to use Unity Connection Administration or a command-line interface (CLI) session to determine the version.
Using Cisco Unity Connection Administration
Step 1 In Cisco Unity Connection Administration, in the upper-right corner below the Navigation list, select About.
The Unity Connection version is displayed below “Cisco Unity Connection Administration”.
Using the Command-Line Interface
Step 1 Start a command-line interface (CLI) session. (For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Help.)
Step 2 Run the show cuc version command.
Cisco Personal Communications Assistant Application
This section contains the procedure to determine the version using Cisco Personal Communications Assistant application.
Using Cisco Personal Communications Assistant (PCA) Application
Step 1 Sign in to the Cisco PCA.
Step 2 On the Cisco PCA Home page, select About in the upper right corner. (The link is available on every Cisco PCA page.)
Step 3 The Cisco Unity Connection version is displayed. The Cisco PCA version is the same as the Unity Connection version.
Cisco Unified Communications Operating System
This section contains two procedures. Use the applicable procedure, depending on whether you want to use Cisco Unified Operating System Administration or a command-line interface session to determine the version.
Using Cisco Unified Operating System Administration
Step 1 In Cisco Unified Operating System Administration, the System Version is displayed below “Cisco Unified Operating System Administration” in the blue banner on the page that appears after you sign in.
Using the Command-Line Interface
Step 1 Start a command-line interface (CLI) session. (For more information, see Cisco Unified Operating System Administration Help.)
The following SAML SSO - related enhancements are introduced in Cisco Unity Connection, Release 10.5(2).
Export/Import of SSO Metadata
In Cisco Unity Connection Administration, navigate to System Settings> SAML Single Sign on> the Export All Metadata button is enabled by default, regardless of whether the SAML SSO state is set to active.
Enable SAML SSO
The following note was added to the Enable SAML SSO procedure in the Features and Services Guide.
Note After you select Import IdP Metadata, then select Next, a new status message appears in the SAML Single Sign-On Configuration window. It provides information to either skip or continue further with steps to upload the server metadata to the IdP.
Touchless Installation for Virtual Machine
Touchless Installation for a virtual machine is a new feature supported with Unity Connection 10.5(2). It is used for simplified cluster installation using the Answer File Generation (AFG) and Subscriber Dynamic-Cluster-Configuration process. Using this feature, the deployment of new cluster can be done with minimum intervention.
The upgrade from an existing Unity Connection server to Unity Connection 10.5(2) is dependent on your existing version of Unity Connection.
10.x to 10.5(2)
Note You need to install this cop file only if the Unity Connection 10.x server that you want to upgrade has locales installed on it.
9.1 to 10.5(2)
9.0 to 10.5(2)
8.6 to 10.5(2)
8.5 to 10.5(2)
8.0.2 to 10.5(2)
Utility Updates on the Cisco Unity Tools Website
Updates to utilities on the Cisco Unity Tools website are frequently posted between Cisco Unity Connection releases. The updates commonly do not apply to a specific release, so we do not list the tools that have been updated since the last version of Unity Connection. However, you can sign up to be notified when the utilities posted on the Cisco Unity Tools website are updated. Go to http://www.ciscounitytools.com, and sign up for receiving notifications.
Downloading a VMware OVA Template for a Unity Connection 10.5(2) Virtual Machine
A VMware OVA template is not required to configure VMware for Unity Connection, but templates are provided to simplify the process of configuring VMware for Unity Connection. If you want to deploy the VMware OVA template for Unity Connection, do the following procedure to download the OVA file.
To Download a VMware OVA Template for a Unity Connection 10.5(2) Virtual Machine
Note To access the software download page, you must be signed in to Cisco.com as a registered user.
Step 2 In the tree control on the Downloads page, expand Products > Unified Communications >Unified Communications Applications > Messaging > Unity Connection, and select Unity Connection Virtualization.
Step 3 On the Download Software page, select OVA-10.5(2) and the download links appear on the right side of the page.
Step 4 Confirm that the computer you are using has sufficient hard-disk space for the downloaded files. (The download file sizes appear below the download links.)
Step 5 Select the applicable link to download.
The following configurations are available with the OVA file, and you can select the required configurations for deploying the OVA template:
For up to 1,000 Unity Connection users.
Configures one virtual CPU, 4 GB RAM, and one 160-GB virtual disk with the file system aligned at 64KB blocks.
Configures two virtual CPU, 4 GB RAM, and one 160-GB virtual disk with the file system aligned at 64KB blocks.
For up to 5,000 Unity Connection users.
Configures two virtual CPUs, 6 GB RAM, and one 200-GB virtual disk with the file system aligned at 64KB blocks.
For up to 10,000 Unity Connection users.
Configures four virtual CPUs, 6 GB RAM, and two 146-GB virtual disks with the file system aligned at 64 KB blocks.
Comes in 3 variations: 146 GB, 300 GB, and 500 GB. In 300 GB and 500 GB variations, the datastore where the Unity Connection virtual machine will reside must be formatted with a VMware VMFS block size of 2 MB or more. A block size of 1 MB limits the maximum virtual hard disk size to 256 GB. A block size of 2 MB allows 512 GB virtual disks.
For up to 20,000 Unity Connection users.
Configures sever virtual CPUs, 8 GB RAM, and either two 300-GB virtual disks or two 500-GB virtual disks with the file system aligned at 64KB blocks.
When running on VMWare vSphere version ESXi4.x requires Enterprise Plus solution. There is no restriction when running on VMWare vSphere version ESXi5.x.
If you are installing Japanese because you want Cisco Unity Connection Administration to be localized, you must also install the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Japanese locale. See the “Locale Installation” section in the “Software Upgrades” chapter of the applicable Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html.If you are installing other languages because you want the Cisco Personal Communications Assistant to be localized, you must also install the corresponding Cisco Unified Communications Manager locales. See the “Locale Installation” section in the “Software Upgrades” chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html.
Reverting a Server to the Unity Connection Version on the Inactive Partition
If you revert from Unity Connection 10.5(2) to an earlier version of Unity Connection, some of the data for new Unity Connection 10.5(2) features is lost and cannot be retrieved when you upgrade again to Unity Connection 10.5(2).
Pre-Upgrade Steps When Upgrading from Unity Connection 10.5(1) to Unity Connection 10.5(2)
Before you upgrade from Unity Connection 10.5(1) to Unity Connection 10.5(2), if the LDAP Configuration is enabled and the Directory URI is mapped to a non NULL LDAP attribute, then you must perform the following procedure for every LDAP Configuration.
Step 1 In Cisco Unity Connection Administration, navigate to LDAP Directory Configuration > Standard User Fields To Be Synchronized > Directory URI.
Step 2 Change the value of Directory URI to None (and select Save.
Step 3Select the Perform Full Sync Now button and wait till the full sync process is complete. Select the Refresh button to verify the full sync process is complete.
Step 4 Change the value of Directory URI to its original LDAP attribute (non NULL) and select Save.
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