Migrating to Cisco Unity Connection


The prelude (aka – technical article, aka – white paper) can be found here:

My CMUG presentation is here:

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3 responses to “Migrating to Cisco Unity Connection

  1. Good high level overview, on your link.
    Having moved about 700 mailboxes from Unity to Unity Connection recently (took 30 minutes to cut over and 1 month preparation)
    But did not address some of the items below:
    – having to deal with exchange 2003 servers
    – needing to create multiple user templates, based on time zone, exchange 2003 affiliation
    – the fact that not all Unity user settings are matched in UC
    – if doing LDAP integration, you need to make sure that LADP info matches with what the user has when imported from Unity
    – Needing to review call handlers
    – having a dedicated person to handle high touch customers
    – push of VMO to users

    Overall, not hard, but not as simple as some documents imply. There is a lot more than just “run Cobras”.

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