About a year ago, we did an upgrade on our standalone Cisco Prime License Manager (PLM). After the upgrade, the option to schedule backups via the GUI was no longer there. Initially, I was told by a Cisco TAC Engineer that scheduled backups were not possible. Turns out if you dig into the CLI guide, it is possible but took me a little bit of trial and error to get the syntax correct. Here is what I used…
I had to assist a few users with an odd local chat history issue with Cisco Jabber recently where some message history went missing. In working this issue, I had to engineer a method to read the local history database file and extract the chat history. This post covers how you can open and query this file if you find yourself in a similar situation.
I recently ran into a scenario that wasn’t really covered in Cisco’s Changing IP Address and Hostname for Cisco Unified Communications Manager documentation. We had already had our CUCM hostnames defined by hostname, but they were not using Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) hostnames. In this post I will cover the steps I used to just add the domain name to my node definitions as the process is much less complicated when compared to the full rename procedure.
I recently did a migration to move our CUCM nodes to be specified by FQDN hostname. We had been using non-FQDN hostnames, however, we wanted to migrate to using the FQDN hostname to line up with current best practices and in prep for piloting Mobile and Remote Access (MRA) on Expressway. In the process of putting together my implementation plan, I realized that we would likely lose any RTMT profiles we had saved which can be quite complicated and have a number of custom counters defined.
Few things in collaboration will get people more worked up than a user experience change, especially when a contact center is involved. (Protip: do NOT anger the contact center gods). Here is a little story about firmware release 9.4(2SR1.1) (or 9-4-2SR1-1S or 9.4(2)SR1 depending on where you see the version referenced) for the Cisco 7900 series IP Phones and how it has caused grief for not only us, but other customers as well.
As part of the 10.X Cisco Collaboration Systems Release, Enterprise License Manager (ELM) has been changed to Prime License Manager (PLM) and the system operates a little bit differently than ELM did. There are a few differences including how you install 3rd party signed certificates on the box. I will discuss some operating differences and how to handle getting 3rd party certificates on the PLM. Continue reading “Installing 3rd Party Certificate on Cisco Prime License Manager”