Saturday, June 26, 2010

See ya in Las Vegas

I'll be leaving for Las Vegas Sunday afternoon.

During Cisco Live (Networkers), I'll be in the Technical Solution Clinic (Unified Communications). I'll attend the CCIE party at VooDoo Lounge Tuesday (June 29).

See you guys there.

By the way, I'll bring two copies of my "Deploying Cisco Unified Presence" book. For those who need it, just drop by and take it. :)

7/1/2010 13:30 PDT - Whoever brought me a dessert at Technical Solution Clinic, thank you very much! I really enjoyed it. (though I don't know who it was) :)


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Unified Communications Manager (CallManager) Upgrade Tool

It seems that when planning a Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) upgrade, the amount of releases are sometimes dizzying! Can I direct upgrade or not? Do I need to PUT (product upgrade tool) for a license and CD? How do I match the release ID with the CUCM version ID (7.1(3a) vs. I know that pain and Cisco has created a tool to help us with the process. Check out the link here.

With this tool, you can input your version (supports only 5.1(3)+) and which version you want to migrate to. It will let you know if you can upgrade directly and what the licensing implications are. As a customer looking at upgrading to 8.x, this tool is a terrific resource for upgrade planning. Check it out!