I've just stumbled into something, i am trying to perform an upgrade to a 8.5 CUCM to versión 11.5, for this i'm using the backup/restore method (backup producción 8.5 CUCM and re-build cluster in new hardware and then upgrade that one).
My new hardware has a 6.5 VMware managed via vCenter, i tried downloading every ova available at cisco.com without success (i can deploy a 11.5 ova without problems) my question is: is there a ova template out that has support for vmware 6.5?
And if not, what is the supported way to build a VM for CUCM 8.5 in that vmware version?
Thanks so much in advance for any help you can give me,
Your not going to find a 8.X ova imagine. You could build one that matches in non production or lab and then upgrade it. You will have to do a back up and restore of it again as your partitions will not line up. You also couldn’t do this in 6.5
If it where me I would be looking at if PCD do (check PCD guide for p to v migration path) this or just a fresh install depending on other factors.
The best way is to use PCD. I always use PCD when going from MCS (physical) to UCS (virtual)