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What else do I need to try a small CME lab?

Will M

I work in an environment that already has a full CUCM setup, and help provision new accounts, simple tasks.

We have some left over equipment from decommed offices and I'm wondering what I can do, lab with, any kind of walk through practice labs, etc.

So at a minimum I would like to try and get Call Manager Express on and make a successful call between 2 hardware phones.

I currently have these at my disposal:

2x  3750X 48 port switches

2x older 3750 48port fast ethernet switches

1x older 3750 24port gigabit switch

1x vg224.

I have access to a few 7962, 7841 and 8845 phones. 

Also I only recently found out you can virtualize some devices in gns3 supposedly and have them interact with external hardware as well? If so I am definitely interested in trying this out, and maybe start to mess around with vmware as that's something I have had some interest in but had no reason to pursue it.



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Jaime Valencia
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CME runs on IOS on ISR platforms, you can find compatibility here:



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