This document describes one of the reasons why an agent name change
and/or dynamic re-skilling of an agent does not automatically appear in the
titlebar or CTIOS Status Screen of the Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)
Object Server (OS) Agent Desktop/IP Contact Center (IPCC) Supervisor Desktop in
a Cisco Intelligent Contact Management (ICM) Enterprise or Cisco Internet
Protocol Contact Center (IPCC) Enterprise environment.
Readers of this document should be knowledgeable of:
The information in this document is based on the software and hardware
All Cisco ICM versions prior to 7.0
All Cisco CTIOS versions prior to 7.0
All Cisco CTIOS Agent Desktop versions prior to 7.0
All Cisco IPCC Supervisor Desktop versions prior to
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you
understand the potential impact of any command.
For more information on document conventions, refer to
Technical Tips Conventions.
CTIOS is primarily comprised of two components:
CTIOS server node
CTIOS server connects to the clients and Cisco ICM using TCP
CTIOS uses the same fault-tolerant principles as ICM. In a typical
configuration there is a pair of CTIOS (Side A and B), each interfacing with
the same pair of ICM and CTI servers. The difference is that both CTIOS are
active and working all the time.
CTIOS clients are randomly distributed between the pair to load balance
the work. In the event there is a CTIOS failure, the client switches
automatically to the other side.
Agent configuration information such as the agent name is passed from a
Logger to CTIOS server to CTIOS client.
Changing the name of an existing agent—when you modify the name of an
existing agent through ICM Configuration Manager while CTIOS is running, the
new modified agent name does not appear in the titlebar of CTIOS Agent
Desktop/IPCC Supervisor Desktop. The titlebar still displays the old agent name
before the configuration change. The agent name in the titlebar should be
appear like the red rectangle in the figure below.
Re-skilling an agent—when you dynamically re-skill an agent from one
skillgroup to another on an Admin Workstation (AW) using Agent Explorer, while
CTIOS is running, the old skillgroup is still displayed on the agents CTIOS
display and on the CTIOS Agent Desktop/IPCC Supervisor Desktop.
When CTIOS starts, it reads all agent information from the ICM
configuration database. New agent information, added while CTIOS is running, is
transferred from the ICM server to the CTIOS in real time. Therefore, when the
new added agent logs in, the correct agent name and skillgroup appears in the
titlebar of CTIOS Agent Desktop/IPCC Supervisor Desktop. However, when
modifying the name of an existing agent and or dynamically re-skilling the
agent, the new name of the existing agent and/or skillgroup change is not
transferred to CTIOS from the ICM server until CTIOS service is cycled.
To cycle the CTIOS service, follow the steps below:
Double-click ICM Service Control.
Select the CTIOS service, as shown
Click the Stop button to stop CTIOS
Click the Start button to start CTIOS
After stopping and starting CTIOS, the new name of the existing agent
should appear in the titlebar of the CTIOS Agent Desktop.