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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cisco CCIE Collaboration Bootcamp - Sept 10 - Nov 15, 2016



Although the CCIE Collaboration is not very much different than it's predecessor the CCIE Voice Lab you still need some new equipment (PVDM3-128 and Cisco 2911 Voice Gateways along with the CP9971CL) besides the telepresence products to work on every aspect of the lab....

This will be my first batch in Sydney, Australia having conducted more than 20 Cisco Bootcamps in the Middle East (Saudi, Dubai), having tutored close to 100 students and helped CCIE Certify 10-20 students. I've been taking CCIE Voice/Collab Classes since Nov 2008, (Voice, Collab and DataCenter) and this would be my 1st batch in Australia, each batch normally consists of an average of 8 students (min of 6 and max of 12).

Book a Class: 

All those interested may confirm their seats up to a week prior to the scheduled start date of Sept 10, 2016, a seat can only be confirmed with an advanced payment of AuD 600/- (balance fee of AUD 2000/- to be paid a week before the course starts)

** Do keep in mind that all payments made are non-refundable.

Course Details: This is a complete hands-on course with all concepts explained and demonstrated practically, we will cover the core CCNA, CCNP and CCIE Collaboration topics with emphasis on the CCIE Collaboration Lab, although this course will not cover each and every CCNA, CCNP topic it will definitely cover the core topics that would get you ready for the CCIE COLLAB LAB.

The Equipment we'll be working on is as per the CCIE Collaboration Lab Blueprint and is a complete lab with all the equipment matching the CCIE Collaboration Lab requirements except we'll be using the ISM-300 instead of the SRE-710 running code 8.6, the PSTN and Site B would be a 2911 Voice Gateway while the HQ and Site C would have a 2921 Voice Gateway, PVDM3-128 would be present to test Video Conferencing, besides this all the Application Servers are running on VM and you'll have three Cisco 9971 Phones for testing Video.  A complete BoQ with snaps of the class can be found on my LinkedIn profile or you may visit my blog @, you may as well shoot me an email.

Duration of the Course: Between 45 - 70 days depends on the number of breaks we take!!, ideally the class gets over in roughly 60 days.

Class Timings: Classes will be thrice a week after (timings to be confirmed with all students in the batch), each class would roughly span 2-4 hours, the class would be recorded and you may take the recordings for your future reference, 1 day of the week would be hands-on only.

Note: If you do happen to pay the fee and are unable to join for whatever reason then you are most welcome to join another batch (based on seat and class availability ) free of charge but bear in mind a refund is not an option. Once the course is over you may as well join another batch (subject to availability of a seat) for free to revise concepts.

Class Room: The batch would consist of a maximum of 12 students and a minimum of 6 students.

Contact Me: Feel free to give me a call on +61437371153 if you've got any questions on the course or mail me on

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Equipment List

Cisco Spark Hybrid - What the Portal Looks like

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Upgrading BE6000 with PCD - PCD Not Supported

Virtualization Software License Types

Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment is not compatible with all license types of VMware vSphere ESXi, as some of these licenses do not enable required VMware APIs. Please be aware of the below ESXi licensing requirements for Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment and virtual machines that will be required for Unified CM Release 10.0(1), since it has impact to the migration functionality. Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000 customers will be impacted due to the below license requirement.

The following are compatible with Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment:

 Cisco UC Virtualization Foundation (appears as "Foundation Edition" in vSphere Client)
 VMware vSphere Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Enterprise Plus Edition
 Evaluation mode license


PCD Release Notes stating the same:

"Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment is not compatible with all license types of VMware vSphere ESXi, as some licenses do not enable required VMware APIs."

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cisco Pre-Sales Question: Does the BE6000S come with Expressway

Answer: No, you'll have to host it separately on some other Server. You can however have it included in the BE6K-Medium or High.

Polycom IP6000/7000 Endpoint Registered to Cisco CUCM - Is the Polycom Endpoint able to use Cisco CUCM's Conference Resources to enable greater than 3 Party Conf. Calls (Ad-Hoc) or MeetMe

Question: Can the Polycom EndPoint IP6000/7000 use Centralized Conferencing Resources when registered to CUCM.

Answer: No

SoundStation IP phones only support three-way audio conference(local bridge) when they are deployed with CUCM.


Since SoundStation IP phones cannot use CUCM conferencing resources, we may need to initiate conference from Cisco IP phones when there are more than three participants in the conference.

Ref: Polycom TAC: 
SR#1-781454034 IP 6000 To using Cisco Call manager 10.5 for centralized control but no options found

Cisco Pre-Sales Question - Is the BE600S capable of being part of a Cisco Call Manager Cluster

Q: Can the BE6ks can be part of another cluster server?

A: "The quick answer is yes, BE6000S appliances may be clustered.

SRST allows call control resiliency to be accommodated within the "single box" solution.  The applications provided with the BE6000S support standard clustering with application instances on an additional server host, if that is required.  Note: Cluster capacity is limited to that of the smallest member (i.e. 150 users / 300 devices) where clustering between BE6000S and BE6000M or H hosts is considered."

 BE6ks (01304783) 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

9971 SIP Phones fail to register to CME

Other than the below roughly make sure your SIP is bound to the same interface as your "source address" under "voice register global"... 

voice service voip
bind control source-interface Loopback0
bind media source-interface Loopback0

** above the sip is bound to my interface Loopback0 and below the voice register global has the source-address mentioned as my voice vlan interface ip..... this was what prevented the 9971 phone from registering to CME, once I changed the sip bind to gi0/0.11 (same as the source-address... the phones registered)

voice service voip
    allow-connections h323 to h323
    allow-connections h323 to sip
    allow-connections sip to h323
    allow-connections sip to sip
     bind control source-interface gi0/0.11 (was earlier set to Loopback0)
     bind media source-interface gi0/0.11 (was earlier set to Loopback0)
     registrar server expires max 300 min 60

voice register global
    max-dn 25
    max-pool 10
    mode cme
    source-address port 5060
    load 9971 sip9971.9-4-1SR1-2
    authenticate register
    tftp-path flash:
    create profile

voice register dn  1
    number 3001

voice register pool  1
    id mac 5ca4.8a64.5e87
    type 9971
    number 1 dn 1
    username cisco password cisco

tftp-server flash:dkern9971.100609R2-9-4-1SR1-2.sebn
tftp-server flash:kern9971.9-4-1SR1-2.sebn
tftp-server flash:rootfs9971.9-4-1SR1-2.sebn
tftp-server flash:sboot9971.031610R1-9-4-1SR1-2.sebn
tftp-server flash:sip9971.9-4-1SR1-2.loads
tftp-server flash:skern9971.022809R2-9-4-1SR1-2.sebn