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kminin 03-14-2012 12:45 AM

Upgrading from 4.0.5 to 6
Good afternoon.
Who made the upgrade from version 4.0.5 to 6? Interestingly, that is not transferred automatically? What are the challenges faced? As worked patch 00.5.742.0-1211.tar.gz?
Thank you.

aa1 03-14-2012 03:52 AM

Upgrading from 4.0.5 to 6
What exactly are you looking for? tips and tricks from experience? Or exact steps on how to perform. Upgrading from CM 4.x to CM 6.x isn't as easy as upgrading from CM 3.x to CM 4.x. CM 6.x uses templates. Some of the old hardware that CM 4.x runs on are no longer supported on CM 6.x. Also, there is no control network A and B and etc... I collected few links to help you out

Supported servers
Communication Manager 6.0, runs on only three servers: Avaya S8300D Server, Avaya S8510 Server, and the Avaya S8800 Server. These servers are the only ones that have the required memory and hard drives to run Communication Manager on System Platform.
What's New in Avaya Aura™ Communication Manager, Avaya Servers and Media Gateways for Release 6.0 (Page 30)

Upgrade paths
Release 4.x.x (all other servers): Upgrade to Release 4.0.5 and then install a preupgrade service pack before you upgrade to Release 6.2
What's New in Avaya Aura™ Communication Manager, Avaya Servers and Media Gateways for Release 6.0 (Page 32)

Upgrading simplex / duplex from CM < 6.x to CM >=6.x
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Check for example chapter 3 and 5.
Upgrading to Avaya Aura® Communication Manager Release 6.2

Converting private control networks A and B to control network C
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Before you upgrade the system to Communication Manager Release 6.2, you must remove private control networks, and place all IPSI on the network that connects the Communication Manager server to the corporate LAN
http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100157063 (Page 1645)

Communication Manager Software & Firmware Compatibility Matrix
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Additional documents
You can find more documents at:

Hope these help

kminin 03-15-2012 02:49 AM

Thank you very much.
I am looking for information just from personal experience. According to some, not all information is transferred to the new CM6.

fdilalla 10-27-2012 11:28 AM


The documents linked are very useful, can anyone post some personal experience on this upgrade ?


dang3 04-18-2013 01:29 PM

Sorry this is a tad late. Personally I started my knowledge base from CM 6 so it tends to color my viewpoints a tad.

To accomplish the upgrade for our clients we used ASD design to ensure the gear was correct and then used Provision to 'backup' the translations from CM4 and 'massage' them for CM6 compliance. Sure we had to double check COS/COR settings, etc as sometimes one might miss some settings but other than that, everything went well. We also upgraded the CMM from 4 to 6 and that worked out quite well as the translations, names and messages could be exported from 4 to 6 easily.

I'd suggest getting the servers in place a couple of weeks in advance and get used to loading CM 6's templates.

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