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Universal Port Resource Pooling for Voice and Data Services

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Universal Port Resource Pooling for Voice and Data Services

Table Of Contents

Universal Port Resource Pooling for Voice and Data Services

Feature Overview

Benefits

Restrictions

Related Features and Technologies

Related Documents

Supported Platforms

Supported Standards, MIBs, and RFCs

Prerequisites

Configuration Tasks

Confirming Voice Resource Pool Service Availability

Enabling Voice Resource Pool Service

Verifying Voice Resource Pool Service

Configuration Examples

Confirming Voice Resource Pool Service Availability Example

Configuring Voice Resource Pool Service Example

Command Reference

voice

Glossary


Universal Port Resource Pooling for Voice and Data Services


Feature History

Release
Description

12.2(2)XA

This feature was introduced on the Cisco AS5350 and AS5400.

12.2(2)XB1

This feature was implemented on the Cisco AS5850 platform.

12.2(11)T

This feature was integrated into Cisco IOS Release 12.2(11)T and support was added for the Cisco AS5350, Cisco AS5400, and Cisco AS5850 platforms.


This document describes the Universal Port Resource Pooling for Voice and Data Services feature and includes the following sections:

Feature Overview

Supported Platforms

Supported Standards, MIBs, and RFCs

Configuration Tasks

Command Reference

Glossary

Feature Overview

With Cisco Resource Pool Manager (RPM), telephone companies and Internet service providers (ISPs) can share dial resources for wholesale and retail dial network services in a single network access server (NAS) or across multiple NAS stacks. Call management and call discrimination can be configured to occur before the call is answered, and customers are differentiated by using configurable customer profiles that are based on the dial number identification service (DNIS) and call type determined at the time of an incoming call. As a result, Cisco RPM enables service providers to count, control, and manage resources and provide accounting for shared resources when implementing different service-level agreements.

The Universal Port Resource Pooling for Voice and Data Services feature now enables service providers to mix voice and data services using resource pool management. With the implementation of the new voice command in resource-pool profile service configuration mode, a resource group with voice service is designated under a particular customer profile, and voice resource pool service is enabled after resouce pool management is configured.

Cisco RPM can be configured in one or more standalone Cisco NASs or, optionally, across multiple NAS stacks by using one or more external Cisco Resource Pool Manager Servers (RPMSs). This document presents the single, standalone NAS version of Cisco RPM. For more information about Cisco RPMS, see the Cisco Resource Pool Manager Server Solution Guide.

Benefits

The Universal Port Resource Pooling for Voice and Data Services feature provides the following benefits:

Mix voice and data services in a single access server or stack of servers using resource pool management.

Manage customer use of shared resources.

Offer advanced wholesale dial-up services directly to customers. Because the PPP and AAA feature sets are selected by the incoming DNIS, the service provider no longer needs tunneling technology to provide unique service-level agreements to wholesale dial customers.

Efficiently use resource groups to offer differing over-subscription rates and dial service-level agreements.

Accept or reject a call based on the incoming DNIS number before answering the call.

Include local retail dial services in the same NAS with the wholesale dial customers.

Restrictions

For voice calls, resource pool management is done only for incoming calls (calls from PSTN legs). For outgoing voice calls, resources are allocated only from the default system resource group.

Mixing of voice DNIS numbers and data DNIS numbers within the same DNIS group in resource pool management is not allowed.

The same DNIS cannot be used for both voice and data calls in resource pool management.

Modem pooling and resource pool management are not compatible.

Related Features and Technologies

Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA)

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

Virtual Private Dialup Network (VPDN)

Related Documents

Cisco Resource Pool Manager Server Configuration Guide

Cisco Resource Pool Manager Server Installation Guide

Cisco Resource Pool Manager Server Solutions Guide

Release Notes for Cisco Resource Pool Manager Server, Release 1.0

Resource Pool Management

Resource Pool Management with Direct Remote Services

Supported Platforms

Cisco AS5350 universal gateway

Cisco AS5400 universal gateway

Cisco AS5850 universal gateway

Table 1 Cisco IOS Release and Platform Support for this Feature

Platform
12.2(2)XA
12.2(2)XB1
12.2(11)T

Cisco AS5350

X

Not supported

X

Cisco AS5400

X

Not supported

X

Cisco AS5850

Not supported

X

X


Determining Platform Support Through Cisco Feature Navigator

Cisco IOS software is packaged in feature sets that support specific platforms. To get updated information regarding platform support for this feature, access Cisco Feature Navigator. Cisco Feature Navigator dynamically updates the list of supported platforms as new platform support is added for the feature.

Cisco Feature Navigator is a web-based tool that enables you to determine which Cisco IOS software images support a specific set of features and which features are supported in a specific Cisco IOS image. You can search by feature or release. Under the release section, you can compare releases side by side to display both the features unique to each software release and the features in common.

To access Cisco Feature Navigator, you must have an account on Cisco.com. If you have forgotten or lost your account information, send a blank e-mail to cco-locksmith@cisco.com. An automatic check will verify that your e-mail address is registered with Cisco.com. If the check is successful, account details with a new random password will be e-mailed to you. Qualified users can establish an account on Cisco.com by following the directions at http://www.cisco.com/register.

Cisco Feature Navigator is updated regularly when major Cisco IOS software releases and technology releases occur. For the most current information, go to the Cisco Feature Navigator home page at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/fn

Availability of Cisco IOS Software Images

Platform support for particular Cisco IOS software releases is dependent on the availability of the software images for those platforms. Software images for some platforms may be deferred, delayed, or changed without prior notice. For updated information about platform support and availability of software images for each Cisco IOS software release, refer to the online release notes or, if supported, Cisco Feature Navigator.

Supported Standards, MIBs, and RFCs

Standards

No new or modified standards are supported by this feature.

MIBs

No new or modified MIBs are supported by this feature.

To obtain lists of MIBs supported by platform and Cisco IOS release and to download MIB modules, go to the Cisco MIB website on Cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml.

RFCs

No new or modified RFCs are supported by this feature.

Prerequisites

Because Cisco RPM differentiates customers through configured customer profiles based on the DNIS and call type determined at the time of an incoming call, the following components of resouce pool management must be configured before enabling voice resource pool service:

Customer Profile Types

Call Types

DNIS Groups

Resource Groups

Resource Services

For more information about configuring resouce pool management, see Configuring Resource Pool Management.

Configuration Tasks

See the following sections for configuration tasks for this feature. Each task in the list is identified as either required or optional.

Confirming Voice Resource Pool Service Availability (optional)

Enabling Voice Resource Pool Service (required)

Verifying Voice Resource Pool Service (optional)

Confirming Voice Resource Pool Service Availability

To confirm voice resource pool service availability, use the following commands, beginning in global configuration mode:

 
Command
Purpose

Step 1 

Router(config)# resource-pool profile service voip

Enters profile service configuration mode.

Step 2 

Router(config-service-profile)# ?

Displays profile service configuration mode options.

Enabling Voice Resource Pool Service

To configure voice resource pool service, use the following commands, beginning in service profile configuration mode:

 
Command
Purpose

Step 1 

Router(config-service-profile)# voice

Enables voice resource pool service.

Verifying Voice Resource Pool Service


Step 1 Enter the show running-config command in privileged EXEC mode. If the "resource-pool profile service voip voice" string is displayed, voice resource pool service is enabled.

Router# show running-config
...
resource-pool enable
!
resource-pool group resource voip-rg
 range port 3/1 3/15
!
resource-pool profile customer cp-voice
 limit base-size all
 limit overflow-size 0
 resource voip-rg speech service voip
 dnis group dnis-voip
!
resource-pool profile service voip
  voice
!
dialer dnis group dnis-voip
 number 526
 number 522
 number 525x
 call-type cas speech
...

Configuration Examples

This section provides the following configuration examples:

Confirming Voice Resource Pool Service Availability Example

Configuring Voice Resource Pool Service Example

Confirming Voice Resource Pool Service Availability Example

In the following example, the help feature is used in profile service configuration mode to confirm that voice resource pool services can be configured.

Router(config)# resource-pool profile service voip

Router(config-service-profile)# ?

  Service Profile Configuration Commands:
  default   Set a command to its defaults
  exit      Exit from resource-manager configuration mode
  help      Description of the interactive help system
  modem     Configure modem service parameters
  no        Negate a command or set in its defaults
  voice     Configure voice service parameters

Configuring Voice Resource Pool Service Example

In the following example, DNIS is assigned with leading digits of 522, 525x, and 526 to a DNIS group named "dnis-voip," and voice resource pool service is enabled.

Router(config)# dialer dnis group dnis-voip
Router(config-dnis-group)# number 525x
Router(config-dnis-group)# number 522
Router(config-dnis-group)# number 526
Router(config-dnis-group)# call-type cas speech
Router(config-dnis-group)# exit

Router(config)# resource-pool group resource voip-rg
Router(config-resource-group)# range port 3/1 3/15
Router(config-resource-group)# exit

Router(config)# resource-pool profile service voip
Router(config-service-profile)# voice
Router(config-service-profile)# exit

Router(config)# resource-pool profile customer cp-voice
Router(config-customer-profile)# resource voip-rg speech service voip
Router(config-customer-profile)# dnis group dnis-voip

Note For more information about using wildcards in DNIS profiles, see "Configuring DNIS Groups" in Configuring Resource Pool Management.


Command Reference

This section documents the new voice command. All other commands used with this feature are documented in the Cisco IOS Release 12.2 command reference publications.

voice

voice

To enable voice resource pool services for resource pool management, use the voice command in service profile configuration mode. To disable voice services, use the no form of this command.

voice

no voice

Syntax Description

There is no syntax for this command.

Defaults

Disabled

Command Modes

Service profile configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

12.2(2)XA

This command was introduced on the Cisco AS5350 and AS5400.

12.2(2)XB1

This command was implemented on the Cisco AS5850 platform.

12.2(11)T

This command was integrated into Cisco IOS Release 12.2(11)T and support was added for the Cisco AS5350, Cisco AS5400, and Cisco AS5850 platforms.


Examples

The following example shows that voice service is available and enables voice resource pool service using the voice command in service profile configuration mode:

Router(config)# resource-pool profile service voip

Router(config-service-profile)# ?
  Service Profile Configuration Commands:
  default   Set a command to its defaults
  exit      Exit from resource-manager configuration mode
  help      Description of the interactive help system
  modem     Configure modem service parameters
  no        Negate a command or set in its defaults
  voice     Configure voice service parameters

Router(config-service-profile)# voice

Command History

Command
Description

resource-pool enable

Enables resource pool management.

resource-pool profile service voip

Defines the VoIP service profile for resource pool management.


Glossary

AAA—authentication, authorization, and accounting.

DNIS—Dialed Number Identification Service. Telephone service that identifies for the receiver of a call the number that the caller dialed.

DSP—Digital Signal Processor.

NAS—network access server. Cisco platform or collection of platforms, such as an AccessPath system, that interfaces between the packet world (for example, the Internet) and the circuit world (for example, the PSTN).

PPP—Point-to-Point Protocol. Successor to SLIP that provides router-to-router and host-to-network connections over synchronous and asynchronous circuits. Whereas SLIP was designed to work with IP, PPP was designed to work with several network layer protocols, such as IP, IPX, and ARA. PPP also has built-in security mechanisms, such as CHAP and PAP. PPP relies on two protocols, LCP and NCP.

PSTN—Public Switched Telephone Network. General term referring to the variety of telephone networks and services in place worldwide. Sometimes called POTS.

RPM—Resource Pool Manager.

RPMS—Resource Pool Manager Server.

SLIP—Serial Line Internet Protocol. Standard protocol for point-to-point serial connections using a variation of TCP/IP. Predecessor of PPP.

VPDN—virtual private dialup network.


Note For a list of other internetworking terms, see the Internetworking Terms and Acronyms document available on the Documentation CD-ROM and Cisco.com at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/ita/index.htm.