Release Notes for Cisco Unity Connection Release 11.0(1) and 11.0(1a)
Published July, 2015
These release notes contain information on Cisco Unity Connection 11.0(1) and 11.0(1a) new and changed functionality, upgrade information, limitations, and restrictions.
Cisco Unity Connection 11.0(1a) contains fixes and changes to the operating system and/or Cisco Unified Communications Manager 11.0(1) application components, including components shared by Unity Connection and Cisco Unified CM. The following defects of Cisco Unified CM 11.0(1) are fixed in this release:
CSCuu84269 -Ccm rejects calls via DNS query when FQDN in contact.
CSCuu97800 -Core file generated - all phones unregistered.
Note the following information:
If you are still running Unity Connection 11.0(1) and you are impacted by the above defects, do either of the following tasks:
– Download and install the COP file ciscocm.FQDNwithDNS-v1.0.k3.cop from cisco.com. If you install the COP file, you will still be running release 11.0(1), but it will be equivalent to release 11.0(1)a.
Throughout this document, references to 11.0(1) also apply to 11.0(1a), unless otherwise noted.
Anything documented as compatible with Connection 11.0(1)—for example, versions and tools, and other Cisco products—are equally compatible with 11.0(1a).
Note Items in release notes may be added, or revised to correct or clarify information after the initial publication date (the date the software was released). When an item has been changed, the phrase “Added <date>” or “Revised <date>” is included in the text of an item.
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 to view the Unity Connection.
Cisco Personal Communications Assistant Application
This section contains the procedure to determine the version using Cisco PCA application.
Using Cisco PCA Application
Step 1 Sign in to Cisco PCA.
Step 2 On the Cisco PCA Home page, select the About link in the upper-right corner. (The link is available on every Cisco PCA page.)
Step 3 The Unity Connection version is displayed, which is same as the version of Cisco PCA.
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 session. (For more information, see Cisco Unified Operating System Administration Help.)
Step 2 Run the show version active command to view the Cisco Unified Operating System Administration version.
Summary Notification feature allows the end user to receive summary notifications of your voice messages in email. An administrator has the option of customizing the notifications templates using the number of options provided. For example, specifying the number of message count to be provided in summary, customizing the subject of the email, setting up the time stamp. The settings for the summary notification can be done from Cisco Personal Communications Assistant as well as Cisco Unity Connection Administration. For more information on default templates and settings for messaging assistant, see System Administration Guide for Cisco Unity Connection Release 11.x at https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/11x/administration/guide/b_cucsag.html.
Next Generation Security over SIP interface provides high confidentiality, integrity, and message authentication through cryptographic algorithms. Next Generation Encryption is more secure as it restricts SIP interface to use Suite B ciphers based on TLS 1.2, SHA-2 and AES256 protocols. In addition to ciphers, Next Generation Encryption also includes third party certificates that must be uploaded on both Unity Connection and Cisco Unified CM. During the communication between Unity Connection and Cisco Unified CM, both ciphers and third party certificates are verified at both the ends.
The System Restore Tool is a new tool introduced in Unity Connection that allows the administrator to take either manual backup or schedule backup at specified intervals of time. The tool creates restore points that the administrator can use to restore data. For example, if the database is corrupted, the data can be restored using restore points. For more information on System Restore Tool, see the “About System Restore Tool ” section in “Backing Up and Restoring Cisco Unity Connection Components” chapter of the Install, Upgrade, and Maintenance Guide for Cisco Unity Connection Release 11.x at https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/11x/install_upgrade/guide/b_11xcuciumg.html.
Unity Connection 11.0(1) provides the NTLM security in FIPS mode. The administrator can configure this functionality by updating the web-based authentication mode setting to NTLM. However, if the option is selected in web-based authentication mode, the Unified Messaging Interface becomes non-FIPS compliant. For more information on NTLM support with FIPS, see Security Guide for Cisco Unity Connection Release 11.x at https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/11x/security/b_11xcucsecx.html.
Changed Functionality—Release 11.0(1)
This section contains information about changed functionality in the 11.0(1) release time frame only.
Cisco Unity Connection 11.0(1a) contains fixes and changes to the operating system and/or Cisco Unified Communications Manager 11.0(1) application components, including components shared by Unity Connection and Cisco Unified CM.
The shipping DVD and the DVD image available on the Cisco Unity Connection 11.0 Software Download page on Cisco.com have been updated with release 11.0(1a).
For related information, see the following sections in these release notes:
Updates to utilities on the Cisco Unity Tools website are frequently posted between different 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.
Notifications And Outside Caller Messages: Configure From Field
With Unity Connection 11.0(1) and later, the administrator has the rights to configure the sender name for System Generated Notifications and Outside Caller Messages. Unity Connection uses this configured name as the welcome message.
Downloading a VMware OVA Template for a Unity Connection 11.0(1) Virtual Machine
It is recommended to use VMware OVA template to configure VMware for Unity Connection, which simplifies the process of configuring the virtual machine. 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 11.0(1) 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 Cisco Unity Connection Virtualization.
Step 3 On the Download Software page, select OVA-11.0(1a), 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.
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 11.0(1) to an earlier version of Unity Connection, some of the data for new Unity Connection 11.0(1) features is lost and cannot be retrieved when you upgrade again to Unity Connection 11.0(1).
Abstraction layer between the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System and the applications hosted on the platform
Security for connections to the server
Service Manager (ServM)
External vendor issues
Apache Tomcat and third-party software
Installation and access to the configuration database (IDS)
IDS database patches
Identity Management System (IMS)
Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT)
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