642-437 CVOICE v8.0 Passed – Have Some Notes

So last Friday I went in after ~2 1/2 weeks of study and passed the CVoice 8.0 exam. So I’m 1/5 of the way to my CCNP Voice. After a project wraps up at work, I’ll start in on CIPT 1. Here is a raw dump of the notes I took during my study that seem to …

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CUCM 9.1 AMD Virtual Machine

So as you may or may not know Cisco has a hit and miss relationship with compiling for AMD processors. Case in point I’ve spun up CUCM 7.1.5 and 8.6SU2 on my AMD VMHost and it’s a happy camper. However I recently wanted to start working on setting up my lab with 9.1 and get …

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Exchange 2010 UM QoS Policy – A Picture Story

Setting up QoS (Quality of Service) Marking for Exchange 2010 UM As promised here is a high level picture guide on how to set up the QoS marking GPO for Exchange 2010 UM to mark outbound RTP traffic as DSCP 46 – EF. The pictures are for a local policy but the same idea applies …

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Cisco TMS & IIS Authentication

TMS & IIS You Need to Play Nice! So one of the many projects I have is to upgrade our aged and dusty legacy Tandberg Management System version 10. To a new shiny Cisco TMS system version 14.1.1. Given the limited number of endpoints we decided to forgo the pain of doing an upgrade and …

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Exchange 2010 UM Quality of Service (QoS) – You Hurt Me So

First a story, and by story I mean rant: So I know QoS and Microsoft are like oil and water. As much as they would beg to differ they don’t really want to know about the network layer they run on. They would just like to assume we all have 10Gbe links everywhere including to …

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Apache Virtual Host Configuration

Apache virtual Host

What is an Apache Virtual Host? So for whatever reason I always find myself having to look up how one makes virtual hosts in Apache. For you that don’t know what a virtual host is, it’s basically being able to host multiple DNS names via a single IP on a web server. Rather important unless …

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Shut that beep up! (Silent Music on Hold)

So the situation is pretty simple. VP is having a lovely conference call with umpteen million staff members and in the middle of it someone has the brilliant idea to take another call placing the conference on hold…. Lets just say listening to the awesome Cisco hold music for the next 15 minutes didn’t go over as well as …

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Blog New Home

So I’ve decided to up and leave Google Blogger in favor of a self hosted WordPress site. Why? Well mainly just because I couldn’t find a theme that jived with me. I’m the first to admit I’m a developer not a designer. An engineer not an artist Jim! All and all though it’s been a …

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Exchange 2010 Blind Transfer

Scenario Edward executive admin answers the phone for Edna executive. This is setup in CUCM so that Edward has two line appearances. His x1000, and then Edna’s on his second line button x1001. When someone calls Edna both her and Edward’s phones ring. Occasionally Edward would answer Edna’s line and the caller would ask to …

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CUCM SQL Magic (well really just queries) – Part 2

So last time we figured out how to read from the CUCM DB directly using SQL statements. This time we’re going to start changing things. So like last time I recommend you take a backup and don’t do anything you think could end in creating a fissure in the space time continuum. We learned that DN 1234 had …

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