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New Training: How to Install Cisco Unified Communications Manager

by Team Nuggets
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Published on February 22, 2021

In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Lalo Nunez reviews how to install CUCM (Cisco Unified Communications Manager) and build a Cisco Collaboration lab environment. Watch this new Cisco training.

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This training includes:

  • 8 videos

  • 1 hour of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Intro: Install Cisco Unified Communications Manager

  • The different ways to lab concepts

  • Our topology and my homelab

  • CUCM Installation Requirements

  • CUCM Publisher Install Process

  • CUCM Post Installation

  • CUCM Phone Auto-Registration

  • Bonus: CUCM Subscriber Install Process

How to Prepare Your Environment to Install CUMC

The Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUMC) has specific IT environment requirements before it can be installed. Is your infrastructure ready for CUMC?

First, determine your user load. IT staff will need to decide whether a medium or high availability server is required for deployment. Server requirements depend on the number of users needing access to communication services.

Do you have a subnet segmentation available for CUMC? CUMC can't be installed on a Class A or Class B subnet.

Is your DNS configured properly? CUMC requires a single, highly available DNS system. You can't use a mixed-node DNS system.

If you aren't using DNS for CUMC, do you have a way to manually track and assign IP addresses to both the CUMC server as well as each host? Though CUMC can use IP instead of DNS, more care will need to be taken to ensure IP addresses are properly tracked and configured between the server and clients.

The Cisco Unified Communications Manager software has specific network environment requirements to ensure that your business communications infrastructure can handle telephony and video communications properly. Installing the CUMC out of spec can cause performance and connection issues. Make sure that your network is ready before attempting to deploy the CUMC software.

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