Saturday, April 2, 2016

How to Install CUCM 10.5 on VMware for Testing

Get a bootable ISO image file of CUCM 1st and you must have 80 GB of hard disk space + 4 GB of RAM to allocate to VM. If you have those resources you are ready to go. This is just how I did it.

I am installing this on VMware 12 on my Windows 10 core i5 laptop which has a 8 GB RAM.

Open VMware workstation & go to File > New Virtual Machine

Select Typical & click Next

Select Installer disk image file (iso) & give the path to the ISO file & click Next

Guest operating system will be selected by default as Linux & the version as RHEL 3 64-bit, click Next

Give your virtual machine a  name & give the path to the location to be installed & click Next

Give the Maximum disk size to 80 GB & select Split virtual disk into multiple files & click Next

Now click Customize hardware to edit the RAM & the Network adapter

Give the RAM as 4 GB & the Network adapter as Bridged & click Close

Before finish, basic VM configuration will be like this.

Now click Finish & power up the virtual machine

Let it run until the 1st dialog box appears.

(click on the images to see the full size)

Now the 1st dialog box will be like the following.

Hit Space or Enter to select the items & Tab to move between elements. What to do is stated on the bottom line of the screen.

If a Cheksum Error Occurred after you hit space, hit space again to select OK for that message .

Again if a message comes Unsupported Hardware Detected hit space to select OK

Give it some time now to run the system installer & complete the hardware setup

Next it will ask to select the Product Suite, Hit space for OK

Hit Yes to proceed with install in the next dialog box

Hit Proceed in the next dialog box too which is Platform Installation Wizard

Hit No to Apply Patch

Hit Continue to Basic Install

Select your Time Zone & hit OK

Hit Continue to Auto Negotiation Configuration

Hit No to MTU Configuration

Hit No to DHCP Configuration

Now the Static Network Configuration is as following.

IP address of my laptop is and the gateway of the router is
Because the Network adapter of VM is bridged, giving an IP address in the same range to VM ( will work.

Hit No to DNS Client Configuration

Give login details to the Administrator Login Configuration, this login will be use to log into the server platform only

Give the details on the next dialgog box, the Certificate Information, because you are installing this for testing purposes you will give some random info & Hit OK

Hit Yes for the First Node Configuration to make this CUCM the Publisher of the cluster

What I entered as the NTP server IP address was (University of Colarado) in the NTP Client Configuration page, Hit OK

Then enter the Cluster/ System Password in the Security Configuration Page, Hit OK

Hit No to SMTP Host Configuration

Select Disable All Call Home on System Start on the Smart Call Home Enable page & hit OK

Enter the login details on the Application User Configuration page which is used to login to the CUCM via web browser & hit OK

Now hit OK to the last dialog box. After here you will no longer be able to modify the basic server platform settings like IP addresses, NTP etc

Now wait the setup to complete. For me it took about 1.25 Hours to complete the installation.

If the everything went OK, It will ask you to enter the CUCM login and password. Give the username and passwords which you entered in Administrator Login Configuration page. When you logged into the platform it will start up the command line interface and now you are ready to log into the CUCM via web browser.

Now go to the web browser & type the ip address in URL field.
Browser will cutoff the connection saying the connection is not private. Ignore the warning and Proceed

Now give the browser login details which you entered in Application User Configuration page to log into the CUCM. Here is my fianl result. (click on the images to see the full size)

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