UC Home Lab

So today I decided to setup some kind of home lab on my Windows 7 desktop. I found this very helpful guide on how to setup a CUCM lab:

http://www.bemsel.com/TechTip/techiestuff/RBE-CUCM-ESXi.pdf

This was extremely helpful as I kept getting a kickstart error when I finished the CUCM installation wizard. Using the guide I manged to overcome this. Thanks Rainer!

Spec so far:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate Desktop
  • VMWare Workstation
  • CUCM 9.1

As we speak I am installing the Publisher and have noted the following installation points:

  • 2GB
  • 80GB HDD
  • 1 CPU
  • Security Password for Cluster
  • Application User
  • Administrator User
  • 1st Node in Cluster = YES

For this small lab I aim to setup 1 Publisher and 2 Subscribers, also a Cisco Unity Connection cluster. More to follow…