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Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

Hi,

pls let me introduce myself, my name is Nafi, and this is my first time try to deploy BE6000 systems.

i wanna ask about license, where i can get my application license? like cucm, cpc, vcs and etc.

then i wanna ask about step by step for configuring BE6000 9.1 , maybe somebody had a good document to assist me,

actually i already installing all application ova/iso to vmware and all application is running,

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but i cant find any document that can be used to assist me to configure from zero until the system is running on production (like a jabber, telepresence, im, phone call, and etc)

i dont know where i will starting to configure it is it the cucm or cpc i dont have any idea for that

thanks a lot

Nafi

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Re: Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

For your licenses, since you use ELM you need to reach licensing@cisco.com so they can provide you with the license.

As for the configuration, there are no special guides, none of the products on a 6K have special documentation, they're the same as the standalone versions, and thus, use the exact same documentation for any procedure.

So, basically, go to cisco.com, click support, product support, and browse to the documentation of each product.

If you have configured the products that compose the 6K, then you're done, do the exact same things you've done in the past.

And even for standalone products, there are no steps-by-step guides on how to go from a basic configuration to all the advanced features.

EDIT: anf FYI, you can only run prime collaboration + four apps of your choice, if that's a screenshot of all you got installed on the server, that's NOT supported. That's not a 6K deployment.

HTH

java

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java

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Beginner

Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

Hi Jaime, 

thanks for respond,

what is ELM? sorry because its my first time.

so from your information basically we just configure it each one with each documentation right?

about cisco prime collaboration, so i need to use cisco provisioning manager ? not the prime collaboration?

thanks.

Nafi

Hall of Fame Cisco Employee

Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

ELM = Enterprise License Manager, and this is not particular for 6K, it's for the 9.X CUCM/CUC/IM&P releases in any install. If you haven't worked with it, review the online documentation for it.

Yes, follow the configuration/integration guides for each product.

On the 6K, you get:

  • Cisco Prime Provisioning

But the whole server can only have 5 apps, you got 8, that's NOT supported and won't be considered a 6K.

It's Prime + 4 apps

Cisco Business Edition 6000 supports up to 4 UC applications plus 1 Cisco Prime Provisioning (from the list of applications above) running co-resident on single UCS C200 or UCS C220 hardware platform and supports full featured redundancy for all the core applications over a WAN or LAN environment.

http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Cisco_Unified_Communications_Manager_Business_Edition_6000

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java

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java

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Cisco Employee

Re: Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

Hi Jamie, Ahmad,

We do have some BE6000 specific documentation to guide you through the initial set up of the server and the virtual machines. As you get deeper in to the applications, then there is the application specific documents as Jamie mentions.

Suggest you take a look at the following page then follow links as required starting from the top:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/ps11369/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Regards

Andy

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Beginner

Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

so  you mean my deployment actually not a BE6K deployment? but a co-resident?

can you explain more for that? because i found that ova/iso file on the data store so i install all the application.

then if the prime collaboration just can handle 4 app server and prime provisioning manager just 5, how the rest of app?

thank you

Hall of Fame Cisco Employee

Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

Yes, and that's assuming you're using the correct HW and not overprovisioning.

Yes, you get all of them, but you need to choose which ones to install, there are no instructions that tell you to install and deploy all of them in the same server.

You want to use all the other apps??? easy, get another server.

Otherwise, drop 3 of them.

Let's start by this, read all the information from the link I provided, and THEN, come with further questions.

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Rising star

Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

Hi Nafi,

Actually, BE6K comes with two hardware options:

1.- MD (medium density server) that support 5 VMs (4 collaboration apps + 1 management app). Support 1000 users, 1200 devices.

2.- HD (High density server) that support 9 VMs (8 collaboration apps + 1 management app). Support 1000 users, 2500 devices.

Hope to help, please remember to rate the post if it does.

Regards,

- Adrian.

Beginner

Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

Step-by-Step Installation Guide of BE6000 has been published. It does not have application configuration steps, but has the direction how to find help configuring the applications.

To find this guide, browse to the home page of BE6000 à www.cisco.com/go/be6000 .  On the right column, click the link “All Support information for Cisco Business Edition 6000”. This will take you to the Technical Documents of BE6000. Browse the “Install and Upgrade” section. Latest installation Guide is listed on the top.

Beginner

Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

Nafi,

I feel your pain, my friend. "Step-by-step" apparently means different things to different people. There is no single resource for taking it from zero to production. There are tidbits of information if you look really really hard though. This is what I've learned, hopefully it helps.

1) 9.1(2) is out and while I forget why I went with that one, it made sense at the time.

2) UPM is really easy. But it doesn't work so good, so don't even go there. CPC is where you should start (Prime Collaboration Provisioning)

3) CPC has 9.5 out now. My understanding it that it adds some functionality like Jabber, so you should probably get that from the download site. You'll be looking for "cpc-provisioning-9.5.0-245-small.ova." You'll license that with the license file in your datastore even though it says 9.0. (At least that's what I'm told so far. You may want to open a TAC case to actually get it installed unless you know linux...)

4) Here are some various links. This first one has a video on UPM, you'll have to pick out the pieces to ignore as you go through, like UPM.

series of 4 how-to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koSSjzO3juI&list=PLixMTX7DtRtrmFDlFO0lKxaICOoT336o4

CPC Quick start guide (nothing "quick" about it)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/prime/collaboration/9.5/quick/start/guide/Cisco_Prime_Collaboration_Quick_Start_Guide_9_5.html

This has more info.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/netmgtsw/ps6504/ps6528/ps12363/guide_c07-729225.html

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/prime/collaboration/9.5/administration/guide/Cisco_Prime_Collaboration_Administration_Guide_9_5.html

*Great resource* Helpful, probably worth reading first. Yeah, 372 pages. It's a good one to help answer the thousand questions you have after the first several links.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/prime/collaboration/9.5/provisioning/guide/Cisco_Prime_Collaboration_Provisioning_Guide_9_5.pdf

If you skip everything else on here, at least spend an hour or two watching this. It moves quick and covers a lot of space, but it's probably the single most helpful thing I've had.

http://www.applied-concepts.net/CPC9-Provisioning/player.html

I know this doesn't answer all your questions, but it's a start. Use TAC, ping your VPAM or SE or any other Cisco contacts you have as well. If you're using the hybrid Jabber/WebEx rather than using one of your VM slots to run CUP locally, that's a whole other can of worms, starts with getting a WebEx Connect account set up.

-Danny A

Cisco Employee

Step by step configuring Cisco BE 6000 9.1

Thanks Danny,

Some good links here - and yes, you're correct that the PCP9.0 license shipped with the BE6000 server can be used with that 9.5 image/upgrade.

Another resource you might like to consider are the Cisco Validated Designs.  These are not specific to the BE6000 at the moment, but the processes that they describe are really just what you need to get a system up and running.  Check out the following for the latest (August 2013) releases...

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/ns340/ns414/ns742/ns816/cisco_validated.html

Regards,

Andy