Cisco Unified Presence, Release 7.x -- How to Upgrade to a Later Release of Cisco Unified Presence Software

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Note: If your Cisco Unified Presence server is operating in Evaluation or Evaluation-Expire mode following a fresh installation, you cannot upgrade it. To upgrade a Cisco Unified Presence server that is already in production, refer to the Cisco Unified Operating System Maintenance Guide for Cisco Unified Presence. Select Software Upgrades > Install/Upgrade to perform your software upgrade in the Operating System interface. For specific release information, see the Release Notes for Cisco Unified Presence at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6837/prod_release_notes_list.html


If you chose Apply Additional Release during a fresh installation of Cisco Unified Presence, the installation wizard first installs the software version on the DVD and then restarts the system. You are then prompted to enter certain network configuration parameter values and the location of the upgrade file. Determine whether you want to upgrade from:

  • LOCAL-Retrieves the upgrade file from a local CD or DVD.
  • SFTP-Retrieves the upgrade file from a remote server by using the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).
  • FTP-Retrieves the upgrade file from a remote server by using File Transfer Protocol (FTP).




Upgrading from a Local Disk

Before You Begin

Before you can upgrade from a local drive, you must download the appropriate patch file from Cisco.com and copy the file to a CD or DVD. Because of the size of the patch files, you will need to copy the files to a DVD in most cases.


The patch-file name has the following format:

UCSInstall_UCOS_*.sgn.iso


Procedure
  1. Enter the patch directory and patch name, if required, and click OK. The window displays the patch file that is available on the CD or DVD.
  2. Click Continue to update the system with this patch. After the system restarts, the Preexisting Configuration Information window displays.


Troubleshooting Tips

You only need to enter the patch directory when the patch is not stored in the root directory of the CD or DVD.


What To Do Next

Configuring the Basic Installation




Upgrading from a Remote Server

Before You Begin

If you chose to upgrade through an FTP or SFTP connection to a remote server, you must first configure the network settings.


Procedure
  1. Perform one of the following actions in the Auto Negotiation Configuration window:
If you want to: Action

Automatically set the speed and duplex settings of the Ethernet network interface card (NIC) using automatic negotiation

Click Yes.

Note: To use this option, your hub or Ethernet switch must support automatic negotiation.

Disable automatic negotiation

  1. Click No.
  2. Complete the following tasks in the Duplex Configuration window:
  • Manually select the appropriate NIC Speed and Duplex settings.
  • Click OK to continue.

2. Perform one of the following actions in the DHCP Configuration window:

If you want to: Action

Use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

  1. Click Yes.
  2. Skip to the procedure that describes how to retrieve a remote patch.

Set up a static IP address for the server and gateway

  1. Click No
  2. Perform the following actions in the Static Network Configuration window:
  • Enter your static network configuration values.
  • Click OK.

3. Perform the following actions in the DNS Client Configuration window:

  • Click Yes,and enter your DNS client information.
  • Click OK.
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What To Do Next

Retrieving the Remote Patch




Retrieving the Remote Patch

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Procedure
  1. Enter the location and sign in information for the remote file server.
  2. Select the upgrade patch that you want to install, after the system connects to the remote server and retrieves a list of available upgrade patches. The system downloads, unpacks, and installs the patch and then restarts the system.


What To Do Next

Configuring the Basic Installation

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