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Virtualization Co-Residence with Singlewire InformaCast

Learn more about the requirements for running Singlewire InformaCast co-resident with Cisco Unified Communications Manager in a virtualized server environment.



We're talking with Jerry Steinhauer, Chief Technology Officer at Singlewire, about virtualization co-residence support. Can you talk to us about what this is and what it means?

Sure, so for those who haven't heard, Cisco is in the process of migrating the environment in which Communications Manager runs, you know back about 5 years ago or so now they migrated from a Windows environment to a Linux environment, and at the time, you would install that on a bare metal server, so if you needed two Communications Managers, you would have two servers.

If you needed Unity server, a Unity connection for voicemail you have a third server, if you needed a CUP server for Presence, you'd have a fourth server and on and on and on so, Cisco, as many companies have, has gotten into the virtualization game. And what this means is that now virtual machines essentially become like building blocks where you can take capacity that are provided by a server and service one or more virtual machines on top of what you used to use that sent physical footprint that used to handle only one server can now handle several or many depending on the server that's being installed, the amount of RAM, the amount of disk, and the amount of CPU.

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Topics: Jerry Steinhauer, Cisco, InformaCast, Podcast, Engineer Tools & Resources, VMWare

Cisco IP Phone Free Applications - Now with International Weather

These no-cost applications from Singlewire Software are a quick and easy way to add new functionality to your Cisco IP phones.

We've recently updated our popular no-cost IP phone applications for Cisco phones. Users now have the option of looking-up international weather.

Simply choose the country, US, UK, or Canada, enter your postal code, and press Submit. The Local Weather window appears with the weather information of the area of the zip/postal code you entered.

For instructions on how to implement these services in your organization, visit Free Applications for Cisco IP Phones on


free phone services international weather singlewire

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Topics: ip phones, Engineer Tools & Resources, Free Phone Services

Podcast - Singlewire Multicast and SNMP Network Testing Kit Overview

Singlewire Software has developed two simple software tools that network engineers can use to determine whether your organization has multicast, SNMP, and AXL set up correctly on the network. These tools offer a great “quick check” of the network and are an easy way to validate that your systems are configured correctly. The Singlewire Multicast Tester can be used when your organization is not getting audio but insist that multicast is working on the network.

Learn more about this tool from Singlewire by listening to the podcast or transcript below.

The Singlewire Multicast and SNMP Testing Kit is available at no cost.Click here to learn more and download.



Podcast Transcript

OK, Peter can you tell us about the multicast and the SNMP network testing kit that you have on the site?

Yeah, the SNMP networking tool or the CUCM tester as I like to call it and the multicast testing tool are things that I developed for our support team mainly and for implementation engineers because when some of the more common errors that people run into involve these items.

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Topics: ip speakers, Support, SNMP, InformaCast, ip paging, Multicast, Implementation, ip phones, Testing Tool, Engineer Tools & Resources

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