[cisco-voip] Is anyone using using a non-Cisco approved server for CUCM?

Lelio Fulgenzi lelio at uoguelph.ca
Wed Feb 18 20:45:29 EST 2009

Support is the biggest issue. Also, it may not install properly. 

The rumour is that Cisco is slowly reviewing it's swonly specs. We should see newer HP specs for the 7845 sometime in the fall. It's not ideal, but it's something to look forward to. Of course, it's totally unofficial and could not even happen. But that's what I'm gambling on. 

Lelio Fulgenzi, B.A. 
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hiroshi Omori" <HOmori at cts.ucla.edu> 
To: cisco-voip at puck.nether.net 
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:36:41 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: [cisco-voip] Is anyone using using a non-Cisco approved server for CUCM? 

In these times of shrinking budgets, I was wondering if anyone is using a non-Cisco approved server for the CUCM? 

Cisco and HP created a part number, 470064-887, which is equivalent to the MCS 7845H2. It’s still available from HP but it looks like it has a discontinued CPU(5140) and the RAID controller is a P400/256 instead of a P400/512. 

I received a quote for a HP DL-380 G5 server that has a newer CPU and RAID controller that is almost half the price of the Cisco “approved” configuration. 

I’m pretty sure the CUCM would run fine, in fact we’re running a 5 server cluster on HP DL-380 G5 servers using the E5345 CPU’s in our test lab but I wanted to see if anyone has encountered any problems. 


Hiroshi Omori 

Network Engineer 

UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles 

Communications Technology Services 

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Los Angeles , Ca. 90095 

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