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Interworking between RSVP capable and RSVP incapable networks
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Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks

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Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks

Prerequisites for Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks

Restrictions for Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks

How to Configure Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks

Troubleshooting for Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks Feature

Verifying Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks


Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks

The Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks feature provides precondition-based Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) support for basic audio call and supplementary services on Cisco Unified Border Element (UBE). This feature improves the interoperability between RSVP and non-RSVP networks. RSVP functionality added to Cisco UBE helps you to reserve the required bandwidth before making a call.

This feature extends RSVP support to delayed-offer to delayed-offer and delayed-offer to early-offer calls, along with the early-offer to early-offer calls.

Prerequisites for Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks

RSVP policies allow you to configure separate bandwidth pools with varying limits so that any one application, such as video, can consume all the RSVP bandwidth on a specified interface at the expense of other applications, such as voice, which would be dropped.

To limit bandwidth per application, you must configure a bandwidth limit before configuring Support for the Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks feature. See the "Configuring RSVP on an Interface" section.

Cisco Unified Border Element

Cisco IOS Release 15.0(1)XA or a later release must be installed and running on your Cisco Unified Border Element.

Cisco Unified Border Element (Enterprise)

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.1S or a later release must be installed and running on your Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router.

Restrictions for Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks

The Support for Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks feature has the following restrictions:

Segmented RSVP is not supported.

Interoperability between Cisco UBE and Cisco Unified Communications Manager is not available.

RSVP-enabled video calls are not supported.

How to Configure Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks

To enable support for Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks feature perform the steps in this section. This section contains the following subsections:

Configuring RSVP on an Interface (required)

Configuring Optional RSVP on the Dial Peer (optional)

Configuring Mandatory RSVP on the Dial Peer (optional)

Configuring Midcall RSVP Failure Policies (optional)

Configuring DSCP Values (optional)

Configuring an Application ID (optional)

Configuring Priority (optional)

Configuring RSVP on an Interface

You must allocate some bandwidth for the interface before enabling RSVP. Perform this task to configure RSVP on an interface.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. interface type slot/port

4. ip rsvp bandwidth [reservable-bw [max-reservable-bw] [sub-pool reservable-bw]]

5. end

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 

interface type slot/port

Example:

Router(config)# interface FastEthernet 0/1

Configures an interface type and enters interface configuration mode.

Step 4 

ip rsvp bandwidth [reservable-bw [max-reservable-bw] [sub-pool reservable-bw]]

Example:

Router(config-if)# ip rsvp bandwidth 10000 100000

Enables RSVP for IP on an interface.

Step 5 

end

Example:

Router(config-if)# end

(Optional) Exits interface configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Configuring Optional RSVP on the Dial Peer

Perform this task to configure optional RSVP at the dial peer level. This configuration allows you to have uninterrupted call even if there is a failure in bandwidth reservation.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. dial-peer voice tag voip

4. no acc-qos {controlled-load | guaranteed-delay} [audio | video]

5. req-qos {controlled-load | guaranteed-delay} [audio | video] [bandwidth [default bandwidth-value] [max bandwidth-value]]

6. end

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 

dial-peer voice tag voip

Example:

Router(config)# dial-peer 77 voip

Enters dial peer voice configuration mode.

Step 4 

no acc-qos {controlled-load | guaranteed-delay} [audio | video]

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# no acc-qos controlled-load

Removes any value configured for the acc-qos command.

Keywords are as follows:

controlled-load—Indicates that RSVP guarantees a single level of preferential service, presumed to correlate to a delay boundary. The controlled load service uses admission (or capacity) control to ensure that preferential service is received even when the bandwidth is overloaded.

guaranteed-delay—Indicates that RSVP reserves bandwidth and guarantees a minimum bit rate and preferential queueing if the bandwidth reserved is not exceeded.

Step 5 

req-qos {controlled-load | guaranteed-delay} [audio | video] [bandwidth [default bandwidth-value] [max bandwidth-value]]

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# req-qos controlled-load

Configures the desired quality of service (QoS) to be used.

Calls continue even if there is a failure in bandwidth reservation.

Note Configure the req-qos command using the same keyword that you used to configure the acc-qos command, either controlled-load or guaranteed-delay. That is, if you configured acc-qos controlled-load command in the previous step, then use the req-qos controlled-load command here.

Step 6 

end

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# end

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

Configuring Mandatory RSVP on the Dial Peer

Perform this task to configure Mandatory RSVP on the dial peer. This configuration ensures that the call does not connect if sufficient bandwidth is not allocated.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. dial-peer voice tag voip

4. acc-qos {best-effort | controlled-load | guaranteed-delay} [audio | video]

5. req-qos {best-effort [audio | video] | {controlled-load | guaranteed-delay} [audio | video] [bandwidth [default bandwidth-value] [max bandwidth-value]]}

6. end

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 

dial-peer voice tag voip

Example:

Router(config)# dial-peer 77 voip

Enters dial peer voice configuration mode.

Step 4 

acc-qos {best-effort | controlled-load | guaranteed-delay} [audio | video]

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# acc-qos best-effort

Configures mandatory RSVP on the dial-peer.

Keywords are as follows:

best-effort—Indicates that Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) makes no bandwidth reservation. This is the default.

controlled-load—Indicates that RSVP guarantees a single level of preferential service, presumed to correlate to a delay boundary. The controlled load service uses admission (or capacity) control to ensure that preferential service is received even when the bandwidth is overloaded.

guaranteed-delay—Indicates that RSVP reserves bandwidth and guarantees a minimum bit rate and preferential queueing if the bandwidth reserved is not exceeded.

Step 5 

req-qos {best-effort [audio | video] | {controlled-load | guaranteed-delay} [audio | video] [bandwidth [default bandwidth-value] [max bandwidth-value]]}

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# req-qos controlled-load

Configures mandatory RSVP on the dial-peer.

Calls continue even if there is a drop in the bandwidth reservation.

Step 6 

end

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# end

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

Configuring Midcall RSVP Failure Policies

Perform this task to enable call handling policies for a midcall RSVP failure.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. dial-peer voice tag voip

4. voice-class sip rsvp-fail-policy {video | voice} post-alert {optional keep-alive | mandatory {keep-alive | disconnect retry retry-attempts}} interval seconds

5. end

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 

dial-peer voice tag voip

Example:

Router(config)# dial-peer voice 66 voip

Enters dial peer voice configuration mode.

Step 4 

voice-class sip rsvp-fail-policy {video | voice} post-alert {optional keep-alive | mandatory {keep-alive | disconnect retry retry-attempts}} interval seconds

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# voice-class sip rsvp-fail-policy voice post-alert mandatory keep-alive interval 50

Enables call handling policies for a midcall RSVP failure.

Keywords are as follows:

optional keep-alive—The keepalive messages are sent when RSVP fails only if RSVP negotiation is optional.

mandatory keep-alive—The keepalive messages are sent when RSVP fails only if RSVP negotiation is mandatory.

Note Keepalive messages are sent at 30-second intervals when a postalert call fails to negotiate RSVP regardless of the RSVP negotiation setting (mandatory or optional).

Step 5 

end

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# end

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

Configuring DSCP Values

Perform this task to configure different Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) values based on RSVP status.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. dial-peer voice tag voip

4. ip qos dscp {dscp-value | set-af | set-cs | default | ef} {signaling | media [rsvp-pass | rsvp-fail] | video [rsvp-none | rsvp-pass | rsvp-fail]}

5. end

DETAILED STEPS
 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable


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 

dial-peer voice tag voip

Example:

Router(config)# dial-peer voice 66 voip

Enters dial peer voice configuration mode.

Step 4 

ip qos dscp {dscp-value | set-af | set-cs | default | ef} {signaling | media [rsvp-pass | rsvp-fail] | video [rsvp-none | rsvp-pass | rsvp-fail]}

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# ip qos dscp af11 media rsvp-pass

Configures DSCP values based on RSVP status.

Keywords are as follows:

media rsvp-pass—Specifies that the DSCP value applies to media packets with successful RSVP reservations.

media rsvp-fail—Specifies that the DSCP value applies to packets (media or video) with failed RSVP reservations.

The default DSCP value for all media (voice and fax) packets is ef.

Note You must configure the DSCP values for all cases: media rsvp-pass and media rsvp-fail.

Step 5 

end

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# end

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

Configuring an Application ID

Perform this task to configure a specific application ID for RSVP establishment.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. dial-peer voice tag voip

4. ip qos policy-locator {video | voice} [app app-string] [guid guid-string] [sapp subapp-string] [ver version-string]

5. end

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 

dial-peer voice tag voip

Example:

Router(config)# dial-peer voice 66 voip

Enters dial peer voice configuration mode.

Step 4 

ip qos policy-locator {video | voice} [app app-string] [guid guid-string] [sapp subapp-string] [ver version-string]

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# ip qos policy-locator voice

Configures a QoS policylocator (application ID) used to deploy RSVP policies for specifying bandwidth reservations on Cisco IOS Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) devices.

Step 5 

end

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# end

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

Configuring Priority

Perform this task to configure priorities for call preemption.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. dial-peer voice tag voip

4. ip qos defending-priority defending-pri-value

5. ip qos preemption-priority preemption-pri-value

6. end

DETAILED STEPS
 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable


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 

dial-peer voice tag voip

Example:

Router(config)# dial-peer voice 66 voip

Enters dial peer voice configuration mode.

Step 4 

ip qos defending-priority defending-pri-value

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# ip qos defending-priority 66

Configures the RSVP defending priority value for determining QoS.

Step 5 

ip qos preemption-priority preemption-pri-value

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# ip qos preemption-priority 75

Configures the RSVP preemption priority value for determining QoS.

Step 6 

end

Example:

Router(config-dial-peer)# end

(Optional) Exits dial peer configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Troubleshooting for Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks Feature

Use the following commands to debug any errors that you may encounter when you configure the Support for Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks feature.

debug call rsvp-sync events

debug call rsvp-sync func-trace

debug ccsip all

debug ccsip messages

debug ip rsvp messages

debug sccp all

Verifying Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks

This task explains how to display information to verify the configuration for the Support for Interworking Between RSVP Capable and RSVP Incapable Networks feature. These commands need not be entered in any specific order.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. show sip-ua calls

3. show ip rsvp installed

4. show ip rsvp reservation

5. show ip rsvp interface detail [interface-type number]

6. show sccp connections details

7. show sccp connections rsvp

8. show sccp connections internal

9. show sccp [all | connections | statistics]

DETAILED STEPS
 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable

Example:

Router> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2 

show sip-ua calls

Example:

Router# show sip-ua calls

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

Step 3 

show ip rsvp installed

Example:

Router# show ip rsvp installed

(Optional) Displays RSVP-related installed filters and corresponding bandwidth information.

Step 4 

show ip rsvp reservation

Example:

Router# show ip rsvp reservation

(Optional) Displays RSVP-related receiver information currently in the database.

Step 5 

show ip rsvp interface detail [interface-type number]

Example:

Router# show ip rsvp interface detail GigabitEthernet 0/0

(Optional) Displays the interface configuration for hello.

Step 6 

show sccp connections details

Example:

Router# show sccp connections details

(Optional) Displays SCCP connection details, such as call-leg details.

Step 7 

show sccp connections rsvp

Example:

Router# show sccp connections rsvp

(Optional) Displays information about active SCCP connections that are using RSVP.

Step 8 

show sccp connections internal

Example:

Router# show sccp connections internal

(Optional) Displays the internal SCCP details, such as time-stamp values.

Step 9 

show sccp [all | connections | statistics]

Example:

Router# show sccp statistics

(Optional) Displays SCCP information, such as administrative and operational status.