I finally was able to get this setup in my lab, obviously this doesn’t relate to my CCIE studying, but I needed a little mental break. It all works pretty well, but there are a few things with the application that I wish worked a little better. For instance, when your iPhone goes to sleep, the phone unregisters. But, with how Apple implemented their ‘multitasking’, I don’t know if this is really something that can be fixed.
Everything else is pretty cool. Being able to send calls back and forth between your desk and iPhone, utilizing Visual Voicemail and being able to transfer from the VoIP to the Mobile Voice Network (GSM).
I have come across an issue, as many others have, that the IP Voice Media Streaming App service will not start when running CUCM on VMWare. According to my research, this is only a problem when running on an AMD processor, and was supposed to be fixed in the 7.1 release of CUCM. Evidently, it was not.
As most of you probably know, the IP Voice Media Streaming App service provides voice media streaming functionality for CUCM for use with MTP, Conferencing, and MoH. If this service is not running, you will having problems working through any lab scenarios that involve any of the items listed.
The steps to get this working are pretty simple, but since they involve manipulating files in the root directories of CUCM, I would not recommend doing anything like this on a system that is in production. Since CUCM installed on VMWare is normally in a lab, you may proceed.
I was recently able to get my hands on a nice suite of Cisco NFR software to aid in my studies. Items included: CUCM 7.1.3 / Unity Connections 7.1 / CUPS 7.0(5) / UCCX 7.0(1). It also included CUCM 7.0(2a) which is what is outlined on the CCIE-Voice exam blueprint. I was pretty happy about this, since I currently only have CUCM 6.x and wanted to be able to have some hands-on with the actual version that I will be seeing in the lab.
Being like a kid on Christmas, I broke out the CUCM 7.0(2a) DVD and started the install on my VMWare server. This is where it all went wrong. Like getting an awesome new toy, but your parents forgot to buy the batteries.
There has too often been a situation that has come up where I have needed to remotely obtain a server’s manufacturer & serial number (parts replacement, TAC case, etc…) and either the documentation that I have is incomplete, or just non-existent.
There are many ways that you can attempt to get this information (ILO/RSA ports, SNMP walks, device monitoring platforms) but the simplist and least time consuming has been to run the following windows script: