This document describes the steps to increase the number of
participants for a meet-me conference on Cisco Unified Communications Manager
6.x and later.
There are no specific requirements for this document.
The information in this document is based on the Cisco Unified
Communications Manager 6.x and later.
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.
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Meet-me conferences require that a range of directory numbers be
allocated for exclusive use of the conference. When a meet-me conference is set
up, the conference controller chooses a directory number and advertises it to
members of the group. The users call the directory number to join the
conference. Anyone who calls the directory number while the conference is
active joins the conference. This situation applies only when the maximum
number of participants that is specified for that conference type is not
exceeded and when sufficient streams are available on the conference
When you press Meet-Me on the phone in order to initiate a meet-me
conference, Cisco Unified Communications Manager considers you the conference
controller. The conference controller provides the directory number for the
conference to all attendees, who can then dial that directory number to join
the conference. If other participants in a meet-me conference press Meet-Me and
the same directory number for the conference bridge, the Cisco Unified
Communications Manager ignores the signals.
Complete these steps in order to increase the number of participants or
sessions for a meet-me conference on Cisco Unified Communications
Go to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager web administration
page, and choose System > Service
Note: Choose Service > Service
parameters for Cisco CallManager 4.x.
Choose the publisher server from the Server drop-down
Choose Cisco call manager service from the Service
Select the Maximum MeetMe Conference Unicast
parameter under the Clusterwide Parameters (Service ) section.
You can increase or decrease the meet-me sessions for the conference.
Note: The value of the Maximum MeetMe Conference
Unicast field depends on the capabilities of the software/hardware
conference bridge. For example, a software conference bridge conferences up to
128 participants. When a conference is created, the system automatically
reserves a minimum of three streams. If you specify a value less than three, it
allows a maximum of three.
Note: In order to verify if you have a software or hardware conference
bridge, go to Cisco Unified CM Administration >
Media Resources > Conference Bridges and
click on the configured conference bridge. Under the Conference Bridge
Type field, you can see if it is a software or hardware conference
Example: If the software conference bridge is
configured for 48 streams, the Max meetMe conference Unicast
is set to ten, and you have four meet-me numbers, you can have up to four
meet-me conferences of ten participants each.
Bridge Types in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration for
more information about the conference bridge and its maximum participant
There is currently no verification procedure available for this
There is currently no specific troubleshooting information available
for this configuration.