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CME 10.5 install on C881V

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hello i am trying to install CME 10.5 on an old ISR C881V..  i've installed 

c880voice-universalk9-mz.154-3.M10.bin and so now i can access the CCP admin page on the router at


how to install the CME 10.5 software?  this cucme manual says to download the components from but that site is no longer available.



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thanks i got it .. just had to follow the instructions for enabling gui access for the system administrator  .. now i can access both /telephony-service and /ccme.html

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is this the right fileset ? how to install it .. just xtract to flash same as i did for ccp express?

That file set is for enabling the CME GUI which only allows you to configure SCCP phones. So if you have SIP phones, you can skip copying that tar file and activating the GUI on the CME.

For configuring the router as CME, you need to activate the advanced enterprise licensing package on the router. 

thanks .. this thread from 2013 references but i get "access denied" error on that url .. and the same thread says:


The SL license for the UC technology package (of which CME-SRST is part) is a paper PAK enclosed in an unsealed envelope. It is a piece of paper that Cisco charges $350 list price for. The UC technology package on the 881-v platform is part of Advanced IP Services and is not enforceable in this platform. I did not have to generate a license with the paper PAK. In fact, the paper PAK has no number on it that could be used to generate a license. The CME-SRST feature works out of the box as long as Advanced IP Services IOS image is running on the router.

so CME is not included in advanced ip services? must i purchase the SL-8XX-UC-K9" paper pack?  how to link this router to my smartnet cisco account? 


Router#show license
Index 1 Feature: advipservices                  
        Period left: Life time
        License Type: Permanent
        License State: Active, In Use
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: Medium
Index 2 Feature: ios-ips-update                 
        Period left: Not Activated
        Period Used: 0  minute  0  second  
        License Type: EvalRightToUse
        License State: Active, Not in Use, EULA not accepted
        License Count: Non-Counted
        License Priority: None



What IOS version are you running on that router? Is this the universalk9?

yes:  c880voice-universalk9-mz.154-3.M10.bin 


maybe i can install the CME 12.3 full set instead of just CME 10.5 GUI? but the router reports:


c881v#sh telephony-service
CONFIG (Version=10.5)
Version 10.5
Max phoneload sccp version 17
Max dspfarm sccp version 18
CME 10.5 file set
0.79 MB
CME 12.3 File Set
327.54 MB

The CME version is 10.5 so you should be using the complete set for CME 10.5.
What's the output when you run this command under global config?
Router(config)#license boot suite ?
Also, what are you trying to achieve with the complete set of packages?

c881v#config t
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
c881v(config)#license boot suite ?
% Unrecognized command

my goal is to provision 7945 wireline and 8211 wireless (fast track) phones, and configure the router for sip trunk primary access and FXO backup.  where can i find the complete file set for CME 10.5?  all i could find for 10.5 is the GUI:
CME 10.5 file set
0.79 MB

The locale files are present here:
That's pretty much it.

thanks .. i extracted my locale files from the tar to flash but still no access to CME. it should be accessible from http://router/cme.html ?  that gives 404 not found.  but i can access http://router/flash:ccpexp/html/ccpExpress.html .. what am i missing?


c881v#archive tar /xtract tftp:// flash:/
Loading CME-locale-en_US-English- from (via FastEthernet4): !
[OK - 1382400 bytes]



thanks i got it .. just had to follow the instructions for enabling gui access for the system administrator  .. now i can access both /telephony-service and /ccme.html