You should already have a working CUCM install within a virtual machine with a supporting network and services, as described in lab A-1. For simplicity, we'll be installing the SFTP server onto the same computer that hosts the CUCM VM. In regard to best practices, placing your backup destination on the same hardware as your backup source is clearly cringe-worthy, but we're just creating a learning environment. Also worrying is the practice of using a dynamic address (DHCP) for the computer that will host the SFTP server. The instructions for the lab where a backup destination is configured will need to include determining the address of the computer at that time, and they do.
|SFTP Server Host Address||SFTP Login / Password|
|Determined by DHCP||cucmback / ciscoclass|
Installing an SFTP server, such as SolarWinds, provides the supporting infrastructure for labs that prepare test-takers for the following exam objectives:
|4||Maintain Cisco Unified Communications System|
|4.7||Perform manual system backup|
You're starting the program that allows you to configure the server. On a first run, the server will be stopped, as shown in the lower left corner of the window.
The defaults are probably fine. The destination directory defaults to a new directory at the top of the C: drive and you can move it somewhere easier to find if you want. The TCP/IP address of the server defaults to the address of the computer it's running on, we'll keep that.
This is a user account name and password combination (cucmback/ciscoclass) that CUCM will use to authenticate itself when it writes to the SFTP server. With SolarWinds on Windows, the account is configured inside the program. In other operating systems, e.g. Unix, the account might be a "real" account, configured in the operating system and perhaps limited so that it couldn't be used by a human to log into the machine.
In SolarWinds, after you enter the username and password, you need to click both the [Apply Changes] and the [OK] button to add the user.
By now, you may have rushed ahead far enough to realize that you're not actually able to start the SFTP server the way you expected. Here's a workaround. In the Windows operating system, open the "Services" interface, scroll down to "SolarWinds SFTP" and double-click on the entry.
Change the service's startup type from "Manual" to "Automatic" and click [Start].