Installing CUCM 7.1.3 in VMWare

Many people are asking us for simple step by step instructions for installing CUCM 7.1.3 in VMWare. To help, I've compiled some screen shots of how I got it up and running for us:

- Firstly, download VMWare Server We're using VMWare Server 2.0.1

- Install the VMWare software on your PC or Server. We're using a Dell PowerEdge R300 Server with 12GB RAM + 2 X 146GB HD's

- Once you've installed your VM software you'll need to create a New Virtual Machine. Select Virtual Machine>Create Virtual Machine. Use the following options:


- Unfortunatley you require an NTP server to complete this install, ensure you have one to hand before going any further otherwise the install will fail.

- You're now ready to install CUCM. Install the CUCM 7.1.3 Install disk into your PC and then reset your VM machine so that it will recognize that you've inserted a disk. Follow the on-screen steps to install CUCM.

- The first screen you should get will read "Proceed with Install", select "Yes"


- During the install the system will recognise that you're installing into VMWare and should load the following page if you've configured your VM image correctly:


- Product Deployment Selection - Select Cisco Unified Communications Manager:


- You should also be asked if this is the First Node (Publisher), select Yes:


- Follow the on-screen prompts, you'll be asked for details such as Hostname, IP Address, Administrator and application username and passwords, NTP, DNS etc etc….

- From your PC/Server web browser go to https://<x.x.x.x> IP of CUCM/ccmadmin, login with the u'name and p'word you entered during setup, once logged in you'll notice a demo license warning, this is fine.


- Now that CUCM is installed you'll be glad to know that Cisco provide you with one 3 server licenses and 150 DLU's for testing purposes only. Goto to System>Licensing>License Unit Report: LicenseReport.jpg

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