Cisco Unified Border Element (Enterprise) SIP Support Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3S
Session Refresh with Reinvites
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Session Refresh with Reinvites

Session Refresh with Reinvites

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest caveats and feature information, see Bug Search Tool and the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the feature information table at the end of this module.

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.

Prerequisites for Session Refresh with Reinvites

The allow-connections sip to sip command must be configured before you configure the Session refresh with Reinvites feature. For more information and configuration steps see the "Configuring SIP-to-SIP Connections in a Cisco Unified Border Element" section.

Cisco Unified Border Element

  • Cisco IOS Release 12.4(20)T or a later release must be installed and running on your Cisco Unified Border Element.

Cisco Unified Border Element (Enterprise)

  • Cisco IOS XE Release 2.5 or a later release must be installed and running on your Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router.

Information about Session Refresh with Reinvites

Configuring support for session refresh with reinvites expands the ability of the Cisco Unified Border Element to receive a REINVITE message that contains either a session refresh parameter or a change in media via a new SDP and ensure the session does not time out. The midcall-signaling command distinguishes between the way a Cisco Unified Communications Express and Cisco Unified Border Element releases signaling messages. Most SIP-to-SIP video and SIP-to-SIP ReInvite-based supplementary services features require the Configuring Session Refresh with Reinvites feature to be configured.

Cisco IOS Release 12.4(15)XZ and Earlier Releases

Session refresh support via OPTIONS method. For configuration information, see the "Enabling In-Dialog OPTIONS to Monitor Active SIP Sessions" section.

Cisco IOS Release 12.4(15)XZ and Later Releases

Cisco Unified BE transparently passes other session refresh messages and parameters so that UAs and proxies can establish keepalives on a call.

How to Configure Session Refresh with Reinvites

Configuring Session refresh with Reinvites

Before You Begin

Note


SIP-to-SIP video calls and SIP-to-SIP ReInvite-based supplementary services fail if the midcall-signalingcommand is not configured.



Note


The following features function if the midcall-signaling command is not configured: session refresh, fax, and refer-based supplementary services.


  • Configuring Session Refresh with Reinvites is for SIP-to-SIP calls only. All other calls (H323-to-SIP, and H323-to-H323) do not require the midcall-signalingcommand be configured
  • Configuring the Session Refresh with Reinvites feature on a dial-peer basis is not supported.
SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    voice service voip

    4.    sip

    5.    midcall-signaling passthru

    6.    exit

    7.    end


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Router> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Router# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 voice service voip


    Example:
    Router(config)# voice service voip
     

    Enters VoIP voice-service configuration mode.

     
    Step 4 sip


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

    Enters SIP configuration mode.

     
    Step 5 midcall-signaling passthru


    Example:
    Router(conf-serv-sip)# midcall-signaling passthru
     

    Passes SIP messages from one IP leg to another IP leg.

     
    Step 6 exit


    Example:
    Router(conf-serv-sip)# exit
     

    Exits the current mode.

     
    Step 7 end


    Example:
    Router(conf-serv-sip) end
     

    Returns to privileged EXEC mode.

     

    Feature Information for Session Refresh with Reinvites

    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.

    Feature Name

    Releases

    Feature Information

    Session Refresh with Reinvites

    12.4(20)T

    Expands the ability of the Cisco Unified BE to control the session refresh parameters and ensure the session does not time out.

    In Cisco IOS Release 12.4(20)T, this feature was implemented on the Cisco Unified Border Element.

    midcall-signaling

    Session Refresh with Reinvites

    Cisco IOS XE Release 2.5

    Expands the ability of the Cisco Unified BE to control the session refresh parameters and ensure the session does not time out.

    In Cisco IOS XE Release 2.5, this feature was implemented on the Cisco Unified Border Element (Enterprise).

    midcall-signaling