Upgrading Cisco CallManager Release 4.1(2)

Table Of Contents


Purpose of Document



Locating Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation


Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


This preface describes the purpose, audience, organization, and conventions of this guide and provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

The preface covers these topics:

Purpose of Document



Locating Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Purpose of Document

This document provides Cisco CallManager upgrade procedures and requirements for the Cisco Media Convergence Server and the customer-provided server that meets approved Cisco configuration standards.

This document contains information on the following topics:

Preinstallation Information

Upgrading Your Cisco CallManager Server (When You Are Not Replacing Hardware)

Performing Post-Upgrade Tasks

Reverting to the Previous Configuration After an Upgrade Attempt

Upgrade Messages

Replacing Servers During the Upgrade

Tip Use this document in conjunction with the documents that are listed in the "Locating Related Documentation" section.


The Upgrading Cisco CallManager document provides information for network administrators who are responsible for maintaining the Cisco CallManager system. This guide requires knowledge of telephony and IP networking technology.


Consider the following documentation conventions as you review this upgrade document:

Unless otherwise specified, base server model numbers will be used in this document. For example references to the MCS-7835 apply to servers including the MCS-7835, the MCS-7835-1000, the MCS-7835-1266, the MCS 7835H-2.4, the MCS-7835I-2.4, MCS-7835H-3.0, MCS-7835I-3.0, the customer-provided DL380, and the customer-provided IBM xSeries 342 and 345.

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This convention indicates that you must perform the procedure. Failing to perform the procedure could cause a total system failure or a loss of data and configuration settings.


This convention indicates that the procedure is strongly recommended, but not required.

Locating Related Documentation

Cisco strongly recommends that you review the following documents before you upgrade:

Release Notes for Cisco CallManager Release 4.1

Cisco provides a version of this document that matches the version of the upgrade document. Use this document as a companion guide to the upgrade document.

Cisco CallManager Compatibility Matrix

To ensure continued functionality with interfacing Cisco IP telephony applications after the Cisco CallManager upgrade, refer to the Cisco CallManager Compatibility Matrix, which provides information and workarounds for applications that are integrated with Cisco CallManager.

Affected applications may include Cisco Conference Connection, Cisco SoftPhone, Cisco uOne, Cisco 186 Analog Telephony Adaptor, Cisco Personal Assistant, Cisco Customer Response Solutions (CRS), Telephony Application Programming Interface and Java Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI/JTAPI) applications, including Cisco-provided and third-party applications, and Cisco Telephony Service Provider (TSP).

If you use Cisco CallManager and related Cisco IP telephony applications in a call-center environment, review this document before you begin any upgrade procedures.

Third-party application compatibility information

Before you upgrade Cisco CallManager, verify that all the Cisco-provided and Cisco-approved applications that run in your network are compatible with this version of Cisco CallManager.

Cisco IP Telephony Operating System, SQL Server, Security Updates

This document provides information on the latest operating system, SQL Server, and security support updates. Information in this document applies to servers that are running the following Cisco IP telephony applications: Cisco CallManager, Conference Connection, Personal Assistant, and Cisco Customer Response Applications/Solutions, and so on.

Cisco IP Telephony Backup and Restore System (BARS) Administration Guide 4.0(1) (or later)

This document describes how to install the BARS utility, configure the backup settings, back up Cisco CallManager data, and restore the data/server.

This document also provides a list of files that the utility backs up. This utility does not back up operating system files, except for Hosts/LMHosts files, if those files exist on the server.

Cisco CallManager Security Guide

This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to configure and troubleshoot authentication and encryption for Cisco CallManager, Cisco IP Phones, SRST references, and Cisco MGCP gateways.

The appropriate Cisco IP telephony application documentation

Locate the release notes, installation/upgrade, and configuration guides for the applications that you have integrated with Cisco CallManager.

Click the URLs in Table 1 to navigate to the appropriate documentation.

Table 1 Quick Reference for URLs 

Related Information and Software
URL and Additional Information

Operating system documentation and Virtual Network Computing (VNC) documentation

(not readme documentation)


Cisco MCS data sheets


Software-only servers (IBM, HP, Compaq, Aquarius)


Cisco CallManager Compatibility Matrix


Cisco AVVID Partner Program Compatibility Information


Cisco AVVID Technology Affiliate Program Compatibility Information


Cisco CallManager documentation


Cisco CallManager backup and restore documentation


Cisco CallManager, SQL Server, and operating system service releases, upgrades, and readme documentation


See the "Verifying Services, Patches, and Hotfixes" section.

Note The operating system and SQL Server 2000 service releases post on the voice products operating system cryptographic software page. You can navigate to the site from the Cisco CallManager software page.

Cisco CallManager Security Guide



Related Cisco IP telephony application documentation


Obtaining Documentation

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

For all customers, partners, resellers, and distributors who hold valid Cisco service contracts, Cisco Technical Support provides 24-hour-a-day, award-winning technical assistance. The Cisco Technical Support Website on Cisco.com features extensive online support resources. In addition, Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineers provide telephone support. If you do not hold a valid Cisco service contract, contact your reseller.

Cisco Technical Support Website

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Note Use the Cisco Product Identification (CPI) tool to locate your product serial number before submitting a web or phone request for service. You can access the CPI tool from the Cisco Technical Support Website by clicking the Tools & Resources link under Documentation & Tools. Choose Cisco Product Identification Tool from the Alphabetical Index drop-down list, or click the Cisco Product Identification Tool link under Alerts & RMAs. The CPI tool offers three search options: by product ID or model name; by tree view; or for certain products, by copying and pasting show command output. Search results show an illustration of your product with the serial number label location highlighted. Locate the serial number label on your product and record the information before placing a service call.

Submitting a Service Request

Using the online TAC Service Request Tool is the fastest way to open S3 and S4 service requests. (S3 and S4 service requests are those in which your network is minimally impaired or for which you require product information.) After you describe your situation, the TAC Service Request Tool provides recommended solutions. If your issue is not resolved using the recommended resources, your service request is assigned to a Cisco TAC engineer. The TAC Service Request Tool is located at this URL:


For S1 or S2 service requests or if you do not have Internet access, contact the Cisco TAC by telephone. (S1 or S2 service requests are those in which your production network is down or severely degraded.) Cisco TAC engineers are assigned immediately to S1 and S2 service requests to help keep your business operations running smoothly.

To open a service request by telephone, use one of the following numbers:

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Definitions of Service Request Severity

To ensure that all service requests are reported in a standard format, Cisco has established severity definitions.

Severity 1 (S1)—Your 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 operation 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 your network is impaired, but 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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