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Cisco Call Manager

http://everythingvoice.blogspot.com/2010/02/configuring-cisco-callmanager-part-1.html

I have been reading through the article in  the link above, on how to configure Cisco Call Manager, but I am not sure if Call Manager is a specific Cisco appliance or Cisco Router or it is just an application that you can install on Windows Computer.

Any idea?
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erik_nodlandCommented:
Hi
The version in the article is very old now. Cisco Callmanager is up to v9.0 and that runs on a cisco appliance that runs a flavour of unix.

Callmanager v3 and v4 can be run on any windows appliance. You are supposed to use HP DL320 etc to install them onto but any PC has worked for me in the past. There are various resources available on how to install it on a regular PC. Most people do it on a VM as it is easier. This is a good link

http://www.blindhog.net/cisco-install-call-manager-4x-with-vmware/

Apparently v6 of CM is easy to install on VM as well

http://www.blindhog.net/how-to-install-call-manager-6x-in-vmware/

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José MéndezCommented:
CallManager = runs on a Cisco tailored made Windows

Communications Manager = versions 5 and above, runs on top of RedHat Enterprise Linux, the installer is a 4 GB DVD that installs the operating system including the application, it has a closed linux command line interpreter and its configured through an HTTP GUI.

Communications Manager express: it runs as an additional feature set in th IOS of a voice router such as a 2800, 2600, 2900, 3800, 3900 and so forth.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
What do you basically need to set up the IP phones ?

- Switch that support voice
- Router that support voice
- Call Manager to do the basic configuration of the IP phones
- Ip phones.


I don't know what the Communication Manager is used for ?
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erik_nodlandCommented:
Hi

Communication Manager is essentially Callmanager. It's the software that runs on top of windows/Linux that does all the configuration and call control for your ip phones. All you would need is a Switch that supports PoE (power over Ethernet) to power the phone. You could also use a regular switch with separate power modules for each of the phones. You will only need a router if you want to hook up to the PSTN and that's it. You use call manager to configure the phones with numbers, partitions, calling search spaces etc but that is all you would need to get a basic system up.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
So I need :

- A Switch
- A Router if I want to hook up to the PSTN
-call manager
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erik_nodlandCommented:
Yep that's about it as well as an IP phone and a power block if the switch isn't PoE.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thank you !!!
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