Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Configuration Guide, Release 12.4T
Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role
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Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Table Of Contents

Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Finding Feature Information

Contents

Prerequisites for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Restrictions for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Information About Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Authentication of Connections

How to Configure Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Configuring Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Troubleshooting Tips

Monitoring and Maintaining Asynchronous Rotary Line Queues

Configuration Examples for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Configuring Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role: Example

Verifying Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role: Example

Additional References

Related Documents

Standards

MIBs

RFCs

Technical Assistance

Feature Information for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Glossary


Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role


First Published: June 06, 2004
Last Updated: June 30, 2009

The Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role feature allows priority users making Telnet connection requests to busy asynchronous rotary groups to be placed at the head of the queue when asynchronous rotary line queueing is enabled. When a priority user makes a Telnet connection request, that user goes to the head of the queue, and a second requester will be placed behind the first. This feature allows a priority user to access the first available line.

The Asynchronous Call Queuing by role feature allows priority users to bypass the queue and access the first available line to complete necessary administrative tasks more quickly.


Note Priority users must have the privilege level of administrator (PRIV_ROOT) to take advantage of the Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role feature.


Finding Feature Information

For the latest feature information and caveats, see 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 for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role" section.

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

Contents

Prerequisites for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Restrictions for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Information About Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

How to Configure Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Configuration Examples for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Additional References

Glossary

Prerequisites for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

The router must have operational and successfully configured asynchronous interfaces, and asynchronous rotary groups must be enabled.

Restrictions for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

To configure the Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role feature, you must also configure asynchronous rotary line queueing. Make sure you comply with the following requirements when configuring asynchronous rotary line queueing:

You must configure more virtual terminal lines than will ever be used by waiting asynchronous rotary connection attempts. Even when the queue is at its maximum, there must be at least one virtual terminal line available so that system operators or network administrators can use Telnet to access the router to show, debug, or configure system performance.

When adding lines to a rotary group, all lines must be either queued or not queued. A mixture of queued and nonqueued lines in the same rotary group is not supported and can result in unexpected behavior.

All lines within a queued rotary group need to use the same authentication method. Using different authentication methods within the same rotary group can result in unexpected behavior.

Additional information about configuring asynchronous lines and rotary groups can be found in the Configuring Asynchronous Lines and Interfaces.

Information About Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

To configure asynchronous rotary linequeueing and the Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role feature, you must understand the following concepts:

Authentication of Connections

Authentication of Connections

Connections are authenticated using the method specified for the line configurations for the asynchronous rotary group. If a connection is queued, authentication is done prior toqueueing, and no authentication is done when the connection is later established.

How to Configure Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

This section contains the following procedures:

Configuring Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role (required)

Monitoring and Maintaining Asynchronous Rotary Line Queues (optional)

Configuring Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

This task configures asynchronous rotary line queueing and the Asynchronous Call queueing by Role feature.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. line [aux | console | tty | vty] line-number [ending-line-number]

4. rotary group [queued [by-role]]

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

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 

line [aux | console | tty | vty] line-number [ending-line-number]

Example:

Router(config)# line 1 2

Identifies a specific line or group of lines for configuration and enters line configuration mode.

Step 4 

rotary group [queued [by-role]]

Example:

Router(config-line)# rotary 1 queued by-role

Enables asynchronous rotary line queueing on the designated line or group of lines.

The optional by-role keyword enables asynchronous call queueing by role.


Troubleshooting Tips

In the event that asynchronous rotary line queueing is not operating correctly, use the following debug commands in privileged EXEC mode to determine the source of the problem:

debug async async-queue

debug ip tcp transactions

debug modem

Refer to the Cisco IOS Debug Command Reference publication for information about the debug modem, debug ip tcp transactions, and the debug async async-queue commands.

Monitoring and Maintaining Asynchronous Rotary Line Queues

This task displays queued lines and removes lines from the queue:

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. show line async-queue rotary-group

4. clear line async-queue rotary-group

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

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 

show line async-queue rotary-group

Example:

Router# show line async-queue 1

Displays which lines are queued.

Step 4 

clear line async-queue rotary-group
Example:

Router# clear line async-queue 1

Clears all rotary queues or the specified rotary queue.

If the rotary-group argument is not specified, all rotary queues are removed.


Configuration Examples for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

This section provides the following configuration examples:

Configuring Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role: Example

Verifying Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role: Example

Configuring Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role: Example

The following example enables asynchronous rotary line queueing and by-role queueing on lines 1 and 2 on rotary group 1:

line 1 2
  rotary 1 queued by-role

Verifying Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role: Example

The following example shows the output of the show line async-queue command when by-role queueing is enabled on lines tty35 and tty38:

Router# show line async-queue

Showing async-queue for ALL rotary groups 

Queue for Rotary Group 1:
Pos Waiting TTY Dest Port Source Host Waiting Time 
1 tty66 3001 10.2.72.13 00:01:32 
2 tty67 3001 10.2.72.13 00:01:23 

Lines which have Queueing  enabled [tty (group)]: 
tty33 (2) tty34 (2) 

Lines which have Queueing  by role enabled [tty (group)]: 
tty35 (1) tty38 (1) 

Additional References

The following sections provide additional references related to the Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role feature.

Related Documents

Related Topic
Document Title

Configuring asynchronous lines and rotary groups

Configuring Asynchronous Lines and Interfaces feature guide

DIAL commands: complete command syntax, command mode, command history, defaults, usage guidelines, and examples

Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Command Reference

Cisco IOS commands

Cisco IOS Master Command List, All Releases

debug commands

Cisco IOS Debug Command Reference


Standards

Standards
Title

None


MIBs

MIBs
MIBs Link

None

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

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


RFCs

RFCs
Title

None


Technical Assistance

Description
Link

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Access to most tools on the Cisco Support website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password.

http://www.cisco.com/public/support/tac/home.shtml


Feature Information for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Table 1 lists the features in this module and provides links to specific configuration information.

Not all commands may be available in your Cisco IOS software release. For release information about a specific command, see the command reference documentation.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and software image support. Cisco Feature Navigator enables you to determine which Cisco IOS and Catalyst OS software images support a specific software release, feature set, or platform. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.


Note Table 1 lists only the Cisco IOS software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given Cisco IOS software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that Cisco IOS software release train also support that feature.


Table 1 Feature Information for Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

Asynchronous Call Queueing by Role

12.1(1)T
12.2(15)T
12.2(28)T
12.1(3)T

This feature allows Telnet connection requests to busy asynchronous rotary groups to be queued so that users automatically obtain the next available line, rather than needing to try repeatedly to open a Telnet connection. The Cisco IOS software sends a periodic message to the user to update progress in the connection queue.


Glossary

asynchronous transmission—Term describing digital signals that are sent without precise clocking. Such signals generally have different frequencies and phase relationships. Asynchronous transmissions usually encapsulate individual characters in control bits (called start and stop bits) that designate the beginning and end of each character.

rotary groups—Several contiguous lines that allow a connection to be made to the next free line in the group. Also called a hunt group.

TCP—Transmission Control Protocol. Connection-oriented transport layer protocol that provides reliable full-duplex data transmission. TCP is part of the TCP/IP protocol stack.

Telnet—Standard terminal emulation protocol in the TCP/IP protocol stack. Telnet is used for remote terminal connection, enabling users to log in to remote systems and use resources as if they were connected to a local system. Telnet is defined in RFC 854.

Transmission Connection Protocol—See TCP.

TTY—terminal line.

VTY—virtual terminal line.