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Cisco Unified Border Element Intercluster Lookup Service

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Cisco Unified Border Element Intercluster Lookup Service

The Cisco Unified Border Element (Cisco UBE) Intercluster Lookup Service feature enables Cisco Unified Communications Manager to establish calls using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs.) It provides a framework for sharing information about user-contact information between Cisco Unified Communications Manager clusters. All URIs being used within a cluster are grouped together and associated with a cluster identifier called a route string. To interoperate with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco UBE is enhanced to route the call based on the received destination route string. This feature works with Cisco Unified Communication Manager Version 9.5 and later.

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Information About Cisco UBE Intercluster Lookup Service

Cisco UBE Intercluster Lookup Service Overview

A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a device-independent user address. A subscriber can use a URI as a personal identity and move from one network to another without any change in the URI. You cannot summarize URIs within an enterprise network (for example, abc@company.com) the same way that directory number ranges are summarized.

The Intercluster Lookup Services is a dynamic mechanism to discover URIs. When it is enabled, Cisco Unified Communications Manager users can initiate calls using URIs. The Intercluster Loookup Service provides a framework for sharing user-contact information between Cisco Unified Communications Manager clusters. All URIs being used within a cluster are grouped together and associated with a cluster identifier called a route string. These URI groups and their associated route strings are shared between all other participating clusters.

While initiating a call, the URI uses the Intercluster Lookup Service to identify the target URI and associated route string to route the call between clusters. Cisco Unified Communications Manager uses a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) route pattern to match the route string returned by Intercluster Lookup Service and route the call over a SIP trunk. If Intercluster Lookup Service is enabled, the Cisco Unified Communications Manager SIP trunk sends the SIP invite message with destination route string header information.

To interoperate with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco UBE is enhanced to route the call based on the received destination route string. Cisco UBE supports exact match and wildcard match for a route string and parses the received destination route string header and routes a call forward to the destination. The destination can be a Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster, public switched telephone network (PSTN), or any third-party unified communications device.

The dial-peer module is enhanced to support the dial-peer matching based on the destination route string header. The destination route string is used to match an outbound dial peer. The match can be an exact match or wildcard match.

For example, consider London.UK.EU as the route string. The SIP dial-peer configuration is as follows:
  • Dial-peer 1: London.UK.EU
  • Dial-peer 2: *.UK.EU
  • Dial-peer 3: *.EU

The destination route string header and route string match are not case-sensitive. In this scenario, London.UK.EU and london.uk.eu match dial-peer 1 and therefore, dial-peer 1 is selected for outbound process.

If call routing policies are enabled, call routing based on a destination route string takes precedence over any other routing configurations. For example, if call routing is configured on a destination route string globally or at the dial-peer level, the call is routed considering the destination route string. If no match is found, then the call is routed using other URLs and header configuration options.

Cisco UBE Enterprise Support for URIs

Cisco UBE Enterprise does not support non-E164 URI number user-part in request line and header. For URI dialing from Cisco Unified Communications Manager phone, the URI in user@dest-route-string format is used. By default, the integrated services router (ISR) converts this format to the session target IP address of the outbound dial-peer and delivers non-E164 numbers.

As a workaround, you can use a SIP profile to pass through the required URI format. You can configure the SIP profile on an outbound dial-peer to modify the URI to the desired format.

How to Configure Cisco UBE Intercluster Lookup Service

Configuring a Route String Pattern

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    voice class route-string tag

    4.    pattern string

    5.    end


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Device> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3voice class route-string tag


    Example:
    Device(config)# voice class route-string 2
     

    Enters voice class configuration mode.

     
    Step 4pattern string


    Example:
    Device(config-class)# pattern london.uk.eu
     

    Configures a pattern string in the specified route string.

    Note   

    Multiple patterns can be configured under one route string class and the same route string class can be configured under multiple dial-peers. You also can use an asterisk (*) as the wildcard match option while provisioning the pattern.

     
    Step 5end


    Example:
    Device(config-class)# end
     

    Exits voice class configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

     

    Configuring a Call Route on a Destination Route String Globally

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    enable

      2.    configure terminal

      3.    voice service voip

      4.    sip

      5.    call-route dest-route-string

      6.    end


    DETAILED STEPS
       Command or ActionPurpose
      Step 1 enable


      Example:
      Device> enable
       

      Enables privileged EXEC mode.

      • Enter your password if prompted.
       
      Step 2configure terminal


      Example:
      Device# configure terminal
       

      Enters global configuration mode.

       
      Step 3voice service voip


      Example:
      Device(config)# voice service voip
       

      Enters voice service configuration mode.

       
      Step 4sip


      Example:
      Device(conf-voi-serv)# sip
       

      Enters SIP configuration mode.

       
      Step 5call-route dest-route-string


      Example:
      Device(conf-serv-sip)# call-route dest-route-string
       
      Configures call routing globally on a destination route string.
      Note   

      By default, call routing on a destination route string is disabled.

       
      Step 6end


      Example:
      Device(conf-serv-sip)# end
       

      Exits SIP configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

       

      Configuring a Route String Passthrough List Header

      SUMMARY STEPS

        1.    enable

        2.    configure terminal

        3.    voice class sip-hdr-passthrulist tag

        4.    passthru-hdr name

        5.    end


      DETAILED STEPS
         Command or ActionPurpose
        Step 1 enable


        Example:
        Device> enable
         

        Enables privileged EXEC mode.

        • Enter your password if prompted.
         
        Step 2configure terminal


        Example:
        Device# configure terminal
         

        Enters global configuration mode.

         
        Step 3 voice class sip-hdr-passthrulist tag


        Example:
        Device(config)# voice class sip-hdr-passthrulist 2
         

        Enters voice class configuration mode.

         
        Step 4passthru-hdr name


        Example:
        Device(config-class)# passthru-hdr x-cisco-dest-route-string
         

        Configures header to be added to the route string passthrough list.

         
        Step 5end


        Example:
        Device(config-class)# end
         

        Exits voice class configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

         

        Configuring a Destination Route String Call Route at the Dial-Peer Level

        SUMMARY STEPS

          1.    enable

          2.    configure terminal

          3.    dial-peer voice tag voip

          4.    description string

          5.    destination route-string tag

          6.    session protocol sipv2

          7.    session target ipv4:destination address

          8.    voice-class sip call-route dest-route-string

          9.    end


        DETAILED STEPS
           Command or ActionPurpose
          Step 1 enable


          Example:
          Device> enable
           

          Enables privileged EXEC mode.

          • Enter your password if prompted.
           
          Step 2configure terminal


          Example:
          Device# configure terminal
           

          Enters global configuration mode.

           
          Step 3 dial-peer voice tag voip


          Example:
          Device(config)# dial-peer voice 1 voip
           

          Enters dial peer voice configuration mode.

           
          Step 4description string


          Example:
          Device(config-dial-peer)# description outbound-dialpeer
           

          Adds descriptive information about the dial peer.

           
          Step 5destination route-string tag


          Example:
          Device(config-dial-peer)# destination route-string 2
           
          Configures a destination route string for the dial peer.
          Note   

          By default, the call route on a destination route string is disabled. The destination route string call route configuration at the dial-peer level takes precedence over the global configuration when routing a call.

           
          Step 6session protocol sipv2


          Example:
          Device(config-dial-peer)# session protocol sipv2
           

          Configures the IETF Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for the dial peer.

           
          Step 7session target ipv4:destination address


          Example:
          Device(config-dial-peer)# session target ipv4:192.0.2.6
           

          Configures the session target IP address of the dial peer.

           
          Step 8voice-class sip call-route dest-route-string


          Example:
          Device(config-dial-peer)# voice-class sip call-route dest-route-string
           

          Configures call routing on the destination route string for a dial peer.

           
          Step 9end


          Example:
          Device(config-dial-peer)# end
           

          Exits dial peer voice configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

           

          Configuring a Route String Header Pass-Through Using Pass-Through List

          SUMMARY STEPS

            1.    enable

            2.    configure terminal

            3.    voice class sip-hdr-passthrulist list-tag

            4.    passthru-hdr header-name

            5.    passthru-hdr-unsupp

            6.    exit

            7.    dial-peer voice tag voip

            8.    description string

            9.    session protocol sipv2

            10.    voice-class sip pass-thru headers list-tag

            11.    end


          DETAILED STEPS
             Command or ActionPurpose
            Step 1 enable


            Example:
            Device> enable
             

            Enables privileged EXEC mode.

            • Enter your password if prompted.
             
            Step 2configure terminal


            Example:
            Device# configure terminal
             

            Enters global configuration mode.

             
            Step 3voice class sip-hdr-passthrulist list-tag


            Example:
            Device(config)# voice class sip-hdr-passthrulist 101
             

            Configures list of headers to be passed through and enters voice class configuration mode.

             
            Step 4passthru-hdr header-name


            Example:
            Device(config-class)# passthru-hdr Resource-Priority
             

            Adds header name to the list of headers to be passed through. Repeat this step for every non-mandatory header.

             
            Step 5passthru-hdr-unsupp


            Example:
            Device(config-class)# passthru-hdr-unsupp
             

            Adds the unsupported headers to the list of headers to be passed through.

             
            Step 6exit


            Example:
            Device(config-class)# exit
             

            Exits the current configuration session and returns to global configuration mode.

             
            Step 7 dial-peer voice tag voip


            Example:
            Device(config)# dial-peer voice 1 voip
             

            Enters dial peer voice configuration mode.

             
            Step 8description string


            Example:
            Device(config-dial-peer)# description inbound-dialpeer
             

            Adds descriptive information about the dial peer.

             
            Step 9session protocol sipv2


            Example:
            Device(config-dial-peer)# session protocol sipv2
             

            Configures the IETF Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for the dial peer.

             
            Step 10voice-class sip pass-thru headers list-tag


            Example:
            Device(config-dial-peer)# voice-class sip pass-thru headers 101
             

            Enables call routing based on the destination route string for a dial peer.

             
            Step 11end


            Example:
            Device(config-dial-peer)# end
             

            Exits the current configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

             

            Verifying Cisco UBE Intercluster Lookup Service Configuration

            The show commands can be entered in any order.

            SUMMARY STEPS

              1.    enable

              2.    show voice class route-string

              3.    show call active voice

              4.    show call history voice

              5.    show sip call


            DETAILED STEPS
              Step 1   enable

              Enables privileged EXEC mode.

              • Enter your password if prompted.


              Example:
              Device> enable
              Step 2   show voice class route-string

              Displays the call route-string status for voice ports.



              Example:
              Device# show voice class route-string
              voice class route-string 2:
                pattern london.uk.eu
                configured in dial-peers: 7 4 6
              
              Step 3   show call active voice

              Displays call information for voice calls in progress. The sample output below shows the destination route string configuration.



              Example:
              Device# show call active voice
              DestinationRouteStr=london.uk.eu
              
              Step 4   show call history voice

              Displays the call history table for voice calls. The sample output below shows the destination route string configuration.



              Example:
              Device# show call history voice | in Des
              DestinationRouteStr=london.uk.eu
              
              Step 5   show sip call

              Displays active user agent client (UAC) and user agent server (UAS) information on SIP calls.



              Example:
              Device# show sip call
              Total SIP call legs:2, User Agent Client:1, User Agent Server:1
              SIP UAC CALL INFO
              Call 1
              SIP Call ID                : 5A4CAE55-E48D11E2-802BDD60-8693A1D1@192.0.2.1
                 State of the call       : STATE_ACTIVE (7)
                 Substate of the call    : SUBSTATE_NONE (0)
                 Calling Number          : 345111
                 Called Number           :
                 Bit Flags               : 0xC04018 0x10000100 0x80
                 CC Call ID              : 12
                 Source IP Address (Sig ): 192.0.2.1
                 Destn SIP Req Addr:Port : [192.0.2.6]:5060
                 Destn SIP Resp Addr:Port: [192.0.2.6]:5060
                 Destination Name        : 192.0.2.6
                 Number of Media Streams : 1
                 Number of Active Streams: 1
                 RTP Fork Object         : 0x0
                 Media Mode              : flow-through
                 Media Stream 1
                   State of the stream      : STREAM_ACTIVE
                   Stream Call ID           : 12
                   Stream Type              : voice-only (0)
                   Stream Media Addr Type   : 1
                   Negotiated Codec         : g711ulaw (160 bytes)
                   Codec Payload Type       : 0
                   Negotiated Dtmf-relay    : inband-voice
                   Dtmf-relay Payload Type  : 0
                   QoS ID                   : -1
                   Local QoS Strength       : BestEffort
                   Negotiated QoS Strength  : BestEffort
                   Negotiated QoS Direction : None
                   Local QoS Status         : None
                   Media Source IP Addr:Port: [192.0.2.1]:16406
                   Media Dest IP Addr:Port  : [192.0.2.6]:6020
              
              
              Options-Ping    ENABLED:NO    ACTIVE:NO
                 Number of SIP User Agent Client(UAC) calls: 1
              
              SIP UAS CALL INFO
              Call 1
              SIP Call ID                : 1-27273@192.0.2.6
                 State of the call       : STATE_ACTIVE (7)
                 Substate of the call    : SUBSTATE_NONE (0)
                 Calling Number          : 345111
                 Called Number           : alice
                 Bit Flags               : 0xC0401C 0x10000100 0x4
                 CC Call ID              : 11
                 Source IP Address (Sig ): 192.0.2.1
                 Destn SIP Req Addr:Port : [192.0.2.6]:5061
                 Destn SIP Resp Addr:Port: [192.0.2.6]:5061
                 Destination Name        : 192.0.2.6
                 Destination Route String: london.uk.eu  //This is the configured dest-route-string pattern.//
                 Number of Media Streams : 1
                 Number of Active Streams: 1
                 RTP Fork Object         : 0x0
                 Media Mode              : flow-through
                 Media Stream 1
                   State of the stream      : STREAM_ACTIVE
                   Stream Call ID           : 11
                   Stream Type              : voice-only (0)
                   Stream Media Addr Type   : 1
                   Negotiated Codec         : g711ulaw (160 bytes)
                   Codec Payload Type       : 0
                   Negotiated Dtmf-relay    : inband-voice
                   Dtmf-relay Payload Type  : 0
                   QoS ID                   : -1
                   Local QoS Strength       : BestEffort
                   Negotiated QoS Strength  : BestEffort
                   Negotiated QoS Direction : None
                   Local QoS Status         : None
                   Media Source IP Addr:Port: [192.0.2.1]:16404
                   Media Dest IP Addr:Port  : [192.0.2.6]:6000
              
              
              Options-Ping    ENABLED:NO    ACTIVE:NO
                 Number of SIP User Agent Server(UAS) calls: 1
              

              Configuration Examples for Cisco UBE Intercluster Lookup Service

              Example: Configuring a Route String Pattern

              Device> enable
              Device# configure terminal
              Device(config)# voice class route-string 2
              Device(config-class)# pattern london.uk.eu
              Device(config-class)# pattern *.uk.eu
              Device(config-class)# pattern *.eu
              Device(config-class)# end
              

              Example: Configuring a Call Route on a Destination Route String Globally

              Device> enable
              Device# configure terminal
              Device(config)# voice service voip
              Device(conf-voi-serv)# sip
              Device(conf-serv-sip)# call-route dest-route-string
              Device(conf-serv-sip)# end
              

              Example: Configuring a Route String Passthrough List Header

              Device> enable
              Device# configure terminal
              Device(config)# voice class sip-hdr-passthrulist 2
              Device(config-class)# passthru-hdr x-cisco-dest-route-string
              

              Example: Configuring a Destination Route String Call Route at the Dial-Peer Level

              Device> enable
              Device# configure terminal
              Device# dial-peer voice 1 voip
              Device(config-dial-peer)# description outbound-dialpeer
              Device(config-dial-peer)# destination route-string 2
              Device(config-dial-peer)# session protocol sipv2
              Device(config-dial-peer)# session target ipv4:192.0.2.6
              Device(config-dial-peer)# voice-class sip call-route dest-route-string
              

              Example: Configuring a Route String Header Pass-Through Using Pass-Through List

              Device> enable
              Device# configure terminal
              Device(config)# voice class sip-hdr-passthrulist 101
              Device(config-class)# passthru-hdr X-hdr-1
              Device(config-class)# passthru-hdr Resource-Priority
              Device(config-class)# passthru-hdr-unsupp
              Device(config-class)# exit
              Device(config)# dial-peer voice 1 voip
              Device(config-dial-peer)# description inbound-dialpeer
              Device(config-dial-peer)# session protocol sipv2
              Device(config-dial-peer)# voice-class sip pass-thru headers 101
              Device(config-dial-peer)# end
              

              Feature Information for Cisco UBE Intercluster Lookup Service

              The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

              Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

              Table 1 Feature Information for CUBE Inter Cluster Look Up Service

              Feature Name

              Releases

              Feature Information

              CUBE Intercluster Lookup Service (ILS)

              15.3(3)M

              The Cisco UBE Inter Cluster Look up Service feature enables Cisco Unified Communications Manager to establish calls using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs.) It provides a framework for sharing information about user-contact information between Cisco Unified Communications Manager clusters. All URIs being used within a cluster are grouped together and associated with a cluster identifier called a route string. To interoperate with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco UBE is enhanced to route the call based on the received destination route string. This feature works with Cisco Unified Communication Manager Version 9.5 and later.

              The following commands were introduced or modified: call-route,destination route-string,passthru-hdr,voice class route-string,voice class sip-hdr-passthrulist,voice-class sip call-route,show call active voice,show call history voice.

              CUBE Intercluster Lookup Service (ILS)

              Cisco IOS XE Release 3.10S

              The Cisco UBE Inter Cluster Look up Service feature enables Cisco Unified Communications Manager to establish calls using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs.) It provides a framework for sharing information about user-contact information between Cisco Unified Communications Manager clusters. All URIs being used within a cluster are grouped together and associated with a cluster identifier called a route string. To interoperate with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco UBE is enhanced to route the call based on the received destination route string. This feature works with Cisco Unified Communication Manager Version 9.5 and later.

              The following commands were introduced or modified: call-route,destination route-string,passthru-hdr,voice class route-string,voice class sip-hdr-passthrulist,voice-class sip call-route,show call active voice,show call history voice.