Call Manager Question??

networknoobnetworknoob Member Posts: 18 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi, I want to purchase a Call Manager Server for the CCVP track but its kinda pricy ($500 or more)
I notice most of the Call Manager servers selling on Ebay are HP DL320. Is it possible to get any DL320 and then install CM on it ? Thanks


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    dtlokeedtlokee Member Posts: 2,378 ■■■■□□□□□□
    People have installed it on VMware and Virtual PC, althought I have never tried it. Try a search on google for more information
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    antonyice1antonyice1 Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
    yes you can install call manager on a DL320 and if u r installing a ccm 3.x or 4.x you can even install it on a normal pc
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    fid500fid500 Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□

    You dont have to buy an MCS server. If you have Callmanager 6, you can install it on vmware. I installed mine on my desktop running windows 2003 server and vmware server.
    Good Luck
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    CADCAD Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    You can also install MCS media on WMvare , os 2003 1.2 works ( ccm 4.3)

    there is also a registry "trick" for a generic 2000 server install , that allows you to install callamanger on top of that , (ccm <4.2 )

    there are numerous articles out there on that

    here's one

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    networknoobnetworknoob Member Posts: 18 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks a bunch for the info guys , I really appreciate it....
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    antonyice1antonyice1 Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
    don't worry u can install ccm 3.x and 4.x on normal pc.but u will have to edit the registry and make it a virtual MCS server
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    mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Is it possible to get any DL320 and then install CM on it ?
    Different versions with different processor speeds (and memory/disk) may (or may not) work for different versions of CallManager.

    Check out the the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Server Support Matrix to be sure a particular DL320 would support the CallManager version you want to install.

    I like having the actual software running on the supported hardware, but for a lab environment, the VMWare option or the registry hack option also works fine if money is a big consideration.
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    timbetztimbetz Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have call manager 6.0.1 running on my macbookpro in a vmware. Just make sure you set the OS to REDHAT ENTERPRISE 3 and give the filesystem 72gb (do not allocate) and make sure the network is bridged and you should have no issues installing.
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    madgislasmadgislas Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
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