I haven’t touched Cisco VOICE product ever since 2008. The last time I used CUCM (it was called CCM) was in 2008 while Cisco Call Manager was still in version 4.3. Technology has changed a lot since, Cisco has released CUCM 5, 6, 7, 8. and by end of 2012, they are releasing CUCM Version 9.
I think it’s time for me to catch up the technology. I am not going to do a CCIE Voice, however, I have to at least make myself familiar with the CUCM product. Hence, I have asked the company to get a NFR CUCM Kit for me to play with.
I have installed the CUCM 8.6 and Cisco Unity Connection on the VMware fusion 4 (for Mac OS). It was a bit tricky when I trying to install the Unity Connection, as it keep on saying the Hardware (VM Setting) doesn’t support it. If you are looking at setup a Cisco Voice Lab, I suggest to use the following setting.
For CUCM 8.6.
– 1 core CPU
– 2 gb memory
– 76 gb of HDD
For Unity Connection
– 2 core CPU
– 4 gb memory
– 200 gb of HDD
– 200 gb of HDD (you need 2 HDD, otherwise, you cannot install Unity Connection)
You can see the different of the setup screen if you have different Hardware setting.