PCD for Migrations/upgrades

Still many engineers are not aware about Cisco’s Prime collaboration Deployment and many hesitate to use it.

From my experience its an awesome tool when upgrade/migrate UC application. PCD can also be used for UC backups(refer my previous blog https://defaultgateway.org/2021/02/06/cucm-backup-using-pcd-as-a-sftp-server/).

When using PCD, always read the admin guide corresponding to your version. The below tables where taken from PCD 14 admins guide.

Note:- When using PCD remember bug id, CSCvg24063. PCD: Migration being source and destination same would fail at database instillation.

Supported Tasks for Applications and Versions

TaskRelease
Cluster Discovery10.x, 11.x, 12.x and14
Migrate Cluster (Install Application and Import Data from Old System)From 10.x, 11.x, 12.x and 14 To 11.5, 12.x and 14
Upgrade Cluster (Upgrade Application Version or Install COP Files)From 11.5, 12.x and 14 To 11.5, 12.x and 14
Restart11.5, 12.x and 14
Switch Version11.5, 12.x and 14
Fresh Install New Cluster or Edit or Expand an Existing Cluster11.5, 12.x and 14
Readdress (Change Hostname or IP Addresses for One or More Nodes in a Cluster)11.5, 12.x and 14
TaskRelease
Cluster Discovery10.x, 11.x, 12.x, 14
Migrate Cluster (Install Application and Import Data from Old System)From 10.x, 11.x, 12.x and 14 To 11.5, 12.x and 14
Upgrade Cluster (Upgrade Application Version or Install COP Files)From 11.5, 12.x and 14 To 11.5, 12.x and 14
Restart11.5, 12.x and 14
Switch Version11.5 12.x and 14
Fresh Install New Cluster or Edit or Expand an Existing Cluster11.5, 12.x and 14
Readdress (Change Hostname or IP Addresses for One or More Nodes in a Cluster)Not Supported
TaskRelease
Cluster Discovery11.5, 11.6, 12.x
Migrate Cluster (Install Application and Import Data from Old System)Not Supported
Upgrade Cluster (Upgrade Application Version or Install COP Files)Release Supported: 11.5, 11.6, 12.xTo 11.5, 11.6, 12.x Note  Deployment of UCCX upgrade of a COP file for release 12.0.1, 11.x, and 10.x should be done one node at a time using PCD.
Restart11.5, 11.6, 12.x
Switch Version11.5, 11.6, 12.x
Fresh Install New Cluster or Edit or Expand an Existing Cluster11.5, 11.6, 12.x
Readdress (Change Hostname or IP Addresses for One or More Nodes in a Cluster)11.5, 11.6, 12.x
NoteWhen you perform any task (Upgrade Cluster, Fresh Install New Cluster, or Edit or Expand an Existing Cluster) from Unified Contact Center Express, you cannot use the touchless installation method. The user needs to enter the details manually. For more information on the installation process, see the Installation Guide and Upgrade Guide of Cisco Unified Contact Center Express.
TaskRelease
Cluster Discovery11.5, 12.x and 14
Migrate Cluster (Install Application and Import Data from Old System)Not Supported
Upgrade Cluster (Upgrade Application Version or Install COP Files)11.5, 12.x and 14 To 11.5, 12.x and 14
Restart11.5, 12.x and 14
Switch Version11.5, 12.x and 14
Fresh Install New Cluster or Edit or Expand an Existing Cluster11.5, 12.x and 14
Readdress (Change Hostname or IP Addresses for One or More Nodes in a Cluster)11.5, 12.x and 14
Cluster Discovery11.5(x), 12.x, 14
Migrate Cluster (Install Application and Import Data from Old System)Not Supported
Upgrade Cluster (Upgrade Application Version or Install COP Files)11.5(x), 12.x, 14 To 11.5(x), 12.x, 14
Restart11.5(x), 12.x, 14
Switch Version11.5(x), 12.x, 14
Fresh Install New Cluster or Edit or Expand an Existing ClusterNot Supported
Readdress (Change Hostname or IP Addresses for One or More Nodes in a Cluster)11.5(x), 12.x, 14

Upgrade Paths for Export Restricted and Unrestricted Software

The following table lists the supported upgrade paths for applications that have an export restricted and an export unrestricted version. You can identify which version of an application you have by looking at the license SKU: export unrestricted versions are indicated by XU and export restricted versions are indicated by K9.

FromToTask Types Supported
Export Restricted (K9)Export Restricted (K9)Supported for Upgrade paths Supported for Migration paths
Export Restricted (K9)Export Unrestricted (XU)Not supported for Upgrade paths Supported for Migration paths
Export Unrestricted (XU)Export Restricted (K9)Not supported for Upgrade paths Not supported for Migration paths
Export Unrestricted (XU)Export Unrestricted (XU)Supported for Upgrade paths Supported for Migration paths

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