Well, one day I built my OCS 2007 R2 Lab, and was very happy with it, except one thing… The Voice part!
The challenge was that after I configured the mediation server, I need to confirm it’s working fine and would interact with the IP GW/ IP PBX successfully.
After googling around and binging around, It worked for me -thanks God- and the virtualized Cisco Communications Manager (or Cisco unified Communications Manager Installation CUCM) took its place in the lab, and configured to work with the mediation server.
In this article I will introduce to you how to setup Cisco Unified Call Manager on a virtual machine, and how to do simple post installation steps,But my guess is that you will use this not on your OCS 2007 R2 Lab, but in the Lync Server 2010 lab instead, right?
Important Note: I ended the subject with: For Non-Cisco Folks” because my scope about installing, and configuring CUCM was for LAB purpose only, If you attend to implement this in production, you better consult a Cisco CUCM expert.
First: You will need:
– VMWare Workstation installed on your PC (I used version 7.x).
– Cisco unified Communications Manager Installation DVD (I Used Cisco unified Communications Manager version 126.96.36.1990-4)
Create a new virtual machine with these configurations:
- OS: RED HAT Enterprise Linux 3
- HDD: 80 GB
- RAM: 1 GB
- NIC: 1
- CD: Use CUCM6.iso
- Floppy: Remove floppy
Now start the VM, it should boot from the CUCM6 DVD,
Go with the installation as mentioned in the coming screenshots (Click on image to enlarge),
but note that, the mouse courser is for indication only, you need to use Tab/Space keys on your keyboard to navigate/select.