Cisco BBSM 5.3 Configuration Guide
17 - Configuring Bandwidth Management
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Configuring Bandwidth Management

Table Of Contents

Configuring Bandwidth Management

Bandwidth Reservation Overview

What Bandwidth Reservation Adds to Your Router

Configuring Bandwidth Throttling

Configuring Bandwidth Reservation

Verifying the External Router

Configuring the Total Bandwidth

Configuring Classes of Service

Creating and Configuring Access Codes

Finding Access Codes

Finding Reservations by Date

Access Codes for Meeting Rooms


Configuring Bandwidth Management


This chapter describes bandwidth management, including bandwidth throttling and bandwidth reservation. It provides the procedure for creating, configuring, and managing access codes, which are alphanumeric strings that BBSM generates for end users to access the Internet:

Bandwidth Reservation Overview

Configuring Bandwidth Throttling

Configuring Bandwidth Reservation

Creating and Configuring Access Codes

As of BBSM 5.2, BBSM supports the new bandwidth reservation feature, as well as the bandwidth throttling feature used in previous releases. These features are explained below:

Bandwidth throttling—The specified bandwidth is a maximum bandwidth. Clients receive no more than the specified bandwidth.

Bandwidth reservation—Clients in the reservation pool share the specified minimum bandwidth. Instead of using Quality of Service (QoS), bandwidth is reserved by using the Cisco IOS Class-Based Shaping feature. For additional information about Class-Based Shaping, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121newft/121t/121t2/
clsbsshp.htm

Bandwidth Reservation Overview

This section provides an overview of bandwidth reservation. Refer also to each section for detailed information about that configuration procedure.

With bandwidth reservation, hotel customers can reserve bandwidth for meetings that require broadband access. When hotel customers reserve meeting rooms, they can specify bandwidth for their meeting. During the meeting when guests are logged in, the reserved bandwidth is available only to meeting room guests.

Being able to reserve bandwidth provides several specific advantages to the hotel:

An added source of revenue—Because the hotel can provide a range of bandwidths, it can offer a tiered pricing structure to meeting room customers.

More efficient use of hotel Internet bandwidth—Guests use the Internet primarily in the evening. During the day, hotel bandwidth is usually underused and can generate additional meeting room revenue.

Hotels wanting to use the bandwidth reservation feature do not need to buy any additional bandwidth. Instead, they can re-allocate their existing bandwidth. For example, if a hotel has 1000 kbps allocated for guest use, a bandwidth reservation of 200 kbps would decrease the total amount of bandwidth available for general guest use to 800 kbps. However, reservations do not actually decrement the total hotel bandwidth unless someone is logged into the reservation. As soon as the last person using the reserved bandwidth logs out, the bandwidth is available again for guest use.

It is important not to oversubscribe the network. If the full amount of bandwidth were reserved, no bandwidth would be left for hotel guests. Each hotel must determine how much bandwidth it wants to provide for its guests and weigh that against the increased revenue potential of the bandwidth reservation system.

What Bandwidth Reservation Adds to Your Router

In some cases, the external router is managed by a service provider who may be concerned about the configuration that BBSM adds to the router. If you are working with an ISP who needs more information about what the bandwidth reservation feature adds to the router, this section describes the router configuration in more detail. Note that no BBSM bandwidth reservation commands are ever entered manually on the router; BBSM adds them automatically when the bandwidth reservation feature is used.

Bandwidth reservation uses the IOS Class-Based Shaping feature to configure the router. Refer to the following website for documentation about Class-Based Shaping:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121newft/121t/121t2/
clsbsshp.htm

The configuration added to the router consists of a policy map, several class maps (one for each class of service), and one extended access list for each class map. Some parts of the configuration are static, and some are dynamic, as follows:

Static—The policy map is the static part of the configuration.

Dynamic—Class maps and extended access lists are created dynamically as users log in to the reservations. When the last user logs out of a reservation, the class map and extended access list for that reservation are deleted from the running configuration.

None of the configuration is stored in permanent memory (NVRAM). It is only kept in the running configuration. If you reload the running configuration, you erase the bandwidth reservation configuration.

All of the configuration settings on the router contain the string BBSM. If you want to test the bandwidth reservation feature, first create a reservation. (Refer to the "Creating and Configuring Access Codes" section.) Then log into BBSM as an end user using an access code. Now Telnet to your external router and view the running configuration. Look for the BBSM string. The policy map, class maps, and extended access lists all have names that include this string. As mentioned earlier, when you deactivate the client session, the dynamic part of the configuration is removed. You can always reload the running configuration on the router to restore the previous configuration.

Configuring Bandwidth Throttling

The bandwidth throttling feature enables end users to choose a bandwidth when they connect. Bandwidth throttling enables you to control the maximum bandwidth that you allocate to end users on a per-port basis.

If you are using the AccessCode and MeetingRoom page sets, you can control bandwidth by choosing an Access Codes Bandwidth option—bandwidth disabled, throttling, or reservation—on the WEBconfig BBSM Server Settings web page. The options for this web page are described in "Configuring Bandwidth Management."

This section repeats the procedure to configure bandwidth throttling.


Step 1 From the Dashboard, click WEBconfig. The BBSM Server Settings web page appears.

Step 2 In the Bandwidth Management area, verify that you chose Throttling in the Access Codes Bandwidth field. This option enables bandwidth throttling. (If you choose None, bandwidth management is disabled.)

Step 3 To reserve bandwidth, follow the procedure in the "Creating and Configuring Access Codes" section.


Configuring Bandwidth Reservation

The bandwidth reservation feature enables a property to set aside a specified bandwidth for a meeting room users. When a hotel customer reserves a meeting room, he or she has the option of specifying a bandwidth reservation for the meeting. At the time of the meeting, this bandwidth is available only to meeting room users, not for general usage. You must configure the bandwidth reservation option on the Bandwidth Reservation web pages in WEBconfig.

To configure bandwidth reservation, you must configure the following:

The bandwidth management Reservation option on the BBSM Server Settings web page

The external router

The total property bandwidth

The classes of service

The sections that follow describe how to configure these options.

Verifying the External Router

Follow this procedure to verify the external router for bandwidth reservation. Cisco recommends using a Cisco 2600 router. You must have Cisco IOS Release 12.1(2)T or later. Other routers may support this feature depending on the IOS version installed. Please consult the Cisco website for the full capabilities of your particular router and Cisco IOS software version.


Step 1 From the Dashboard, click WEBconfig. The BBSM Server Settings web page appears.

Step 2 In the Bandwidth Management area, verify that you chose Reservation in the Access Code Bandwidth field. This option enables bandwidth reservation for access codes.

Step 3 In the NavBar, navigate to the External Router web page by choosing Bandwidth Reservation > External Router. The External Router web page appears. (See Figure 17-1.)

Figure 17-1 Bandwidth Reservation External Router Web Page

Step 4 Enter the external router options based on the information shown in Table 17-1 and click Save.

Table 17-1 External Router Options

Field
Description

IP Address

Enter the IP address for the external router.

Telnet `terminal' Password

Enter the terminal password, as configured in IOS on the router (Telnet password).

IOS `enable' Password

Enter the enable password, as configured in Cisco IOS on the router.

BBSM Router Interface

After you enter the correct passwords and click Save, the Router Interface field appears with the name of the BBSM router interface.

Buttons

Restore Router Configuration

Restores the BBSM bandwidth reservation policy map to the router's running configuration. Because BBSM does not write its configuration to the router's memory, if the router is reset, the BBSM reservation settings are lost. To restore these settings, click this button. The static policy map is restored. The dynamic user information is not. Users need to reauthenticate to rejoin their reservation.

Requery

Refreshes the web page (click before saving changes).

Save

Saves the changes made to the web page.



Configuring the Total Bandwidth

Follow this procedure to configure the total bandwidth.


Step 1 From the Dashboard, click WEBconfig. The BBSM Server Settings web page appears.

Step 2 In the NavBar, navigate to the Total Bandwidth web page by choosing Bandwidth Reservation > Total Bandwidth. The Total Bandwidth web page appears. (See Figure 17-2.)

Figure 17-2 Bandwidth Reservation Total Bandwidth Web Page

Step 3 Configure the bandwidth options based on the information shown in Table 17-2 and click Save.

Table 17-2 Total Bandwidth Options

Field
Description

Effective Date

From the drop-down menus, choose the date that the total bandwidth setting takes effect at the property:

The first date that you enter is always the date when you begin using bandwidth reservation.

Subsequent dates are the scheduled dates when you will begin offering bandwidth changes.

The bandwidth setting remains in effect until another date begins.

Note If you choose a date to decrease bandwidth, reservations already made for dates in this time period of decrease will be deleted.

Total Property Bandwidth

From the drop-down menu, choose the full bandwidth at the property, or choose Enter your bandwidth and enter a bandwidth.

Minimum Guest Bandwidth
(in kbps)

Enter the minimum bandwidth for all users that are not in a reservation. This number will be subtracted from the Total Bandwidth to determine the bandwidth that is available for reservations. This must be a multiple of 8 kbps.

Buttons

New

Creates another entry when you are installing additional bandwidth or removing bandwidth. (You can have many bandwidth entries.) A blank web page appears so the new total bandwidth entry can be configured.

Requery

Refreshes the web page (click before saving changes).

Save

Saves the changes made to the web page.

Delete

Deletes the total bandwidth entry.



Configuring Classes of Service

Classes of service are configured using the Bandwidth Reservation Classes of Service web page. This page is optional because BBSM ships with several default classes of service. Use this page to add, modify, or delete classes of service.

BBSM creates bandwidth classes of service that correspond to levels of Internet service. In a particular day, several different bandwidth reservations can exist that are composed of different classes. For example, if a hotel set aside 500 kbps for meeting room bandwidth reservations, it could define three classes of service—300 kbps, 200 kbps, and 100 kbps. Notice that the total bandwidth exceeds the maximum of 500 kbps, so BBSM does not allow all three classes of service to be reserved for 1 day to prevent the hotel from reserving unavailable bandwidth. However, the hotel could reserve five reservations at the 100 kbps class on one day and three reservations with one at the 100 kbps class and two at the 200 kbps class the next day. Although the system ensures that no more than 500 kbps can be reserved in 1day, the classes can be combined in any way to total 500 kbps. The BBSM server uses this method of managing classes rather than QoS because it provides greater flexibility.

After a class of service has been created, you can modify the class properties until the class is used for a reservation. When a reservation has been created using the class, the class name and bandwidth cannot be modified, which ensures that the network does not become oversubscribed. A maximum of 64 classes of service can be created.


Note After a class of service has been created, you can modify its properties or delete it using the Delete button until the class is used for a reservation. When past or future reservations exist at this class of service, it cannot be deleted. However, it can be disabled to prevent new reservations from being made.


Follow this procedure in this section to configure a class of service.


Step 1 From the Dashboard, click WEBconfig. The BBSM Server Settings web page appears.

Step 2 In the NavBar, navigate to the Classes of Service web page by choosing Bandwidth Reservation > Classes of Service. The Classes of Service web page appears. (See Figure 17-3.)

Figure 17-3 Classes of Service Web Page

Step 3 Configure the bandwidth reservation class of service options based on the information shown in Table 17-3 and click Save.

Table 17-3 Classes of Service Options

Field
Description

Package name

Enter the name of the class of service. The BBSM operator will use this name when making bandwidth reservations, so descriptive names (such as Gold, Silver, and Bronze or First Class and Second Class) are recommended.

Bandwidth
(in kbps)

For the specified service package (class of service), enter a bandwidth.

Price

Enter a price per access code. This is the suggested price, which can be changed at the time the reservation is made.

Description

Enter a package description. The description is displayed to the BBSM operator when making reservations, but the customer does not see the description. Use this field to write notes to the those making reservations, such as Best service - for use by priority customers only.

Disable class of service

Check to keep the class of service, but disable it at this time. (If a class of service is disabled, no new reservations can be made with this class.)

Buttons

New

Enters a new class of service. A blank web page appears so the new class and options can be added.

Requery

Refreshes the web page (click before saving changes).

Save

Saves the changes made to the web page.

Delete

Deletes this class of service. Classes of service can be deleted only if they are not used for any bandwidth reservations (past or present). To phase out a class of service, disable it first. It can be deleted after 1 year, at which time the system automatically purges old reservations.



Creating and Configuring Access Codes

This section describes how to create access codes and configure them. Before creating and configuring them, you must choose a bandwidth management option on the BBSM Server Settings web page and, if you are using bandwidth reservation, configure reservation on the Bandwidth Reservation web pages. Refer to the "Configuring Bandwidth Reservation" section.

Internet access is purchased in these ways:

Specified date range (start and end date and time)—This specified time period can be paid for when reserving the access code or at the time the access code is used. Only this option (with a specified start and end time) can be used to make reservations because the system could be oversubscribed by access codes specified by duration if too many users logged on at the same time.

Specified duration (in minutes, hours, days, or weeks)—With this feature, access codes are based on duration of usage instead of a specific time period. The feature supports bandwidth throttling and not bandwidth reservation because BBSM would have no way of preventing oversubscribing. When an end user logs onto the Internet using access codes by duration, a disconnect window displays the time remaining. The time is displayed in minutes only unless the time exceeds 1000 minutes, in which case it is displayed in hours and minutes. The end user can log out and log in as many times as he or she wishes. BBSM maintains the total internet usage time, and when the time lapses, the end user is disconnected. If end users attempt to connect with an access code that has no time left on it, they are given an error page similar to the page presented to a prepaid RADIUS user with no time remaining.

This feature applies to exclusive access codes only. If an end user attempts to connect with an access code tied to a duration and the Connect page specifies that the session should be non-exclusive (set in the post page), BBSM automatically overrides this setting and forces the session to be exclusive. If anyone else attempts to log in with that access code, he or she will receive an error page stating that the access code is already in use.

When an end user finishes using all of their allocated time, BBSM disconnects them and purges the access code from the system. This puts their access code back into the pool of available codes for future use. The benefit of this is that it increases the number of codes for use in the future. The drawback is that if the access code gets used right away, then the previous user might still remember the code and could potentially steal some internet time from the new user.

These are some other BBSM access code features:

For auditing purposes, the access code system enables you to view past and future reservations, which includes any reserved bandwidth.

For those access codes that have a specified date range, BBSM stores access codes for 1 year for auditing purposes. After that, they are purged from the system so you do not need to delete access codes.

The BBSM server does not bill when users log in with access codes. In addition, access code charges cannot be sent to a PMS or local printer.

Follow this procedure to create and configure the access codes.


Step 1 From the Dashboard, click WEBconfig. The BBSM Server Settings web page appears.

Step 2 In the Bandwidth Management area, verify that you chose Throttling or Reservation in the Access Code Bandwidth field. This option enables bandwidth throttling or reservation for access codes.

Step 3 Click Dashboard in the upper right-hand corner and then click Access Code Management. The Codes by Date web page appears. This web page is used to create access codes based on date range. The page differs, depending on the access codes bandwidth options that you configured on BBSM Server Settings web page in WEBconfig:

None—If you chose None from the Access Codes Bandwidth drop-down menu, the bandwidth defaults to Full Speed and that is shown in the Manage Codes web page.

Throttle—If you chose Throttle from the Access Codes Bandwidth drop-down menu, the Manage Codes web page appears as shown in Figure 17-4 without the Bandwidth Class of Service options.

Reservation—If you chose Reservation from the Access Codes Bandwidth drop-down menu, the Manage Codes web page appears as shown in Figure 17-5 with the Bandwidth Class of Service options.

Note the following features of bandwidth reservation:

You can edit a bandwidth reservation at any time with the calendar user interface in WEBconfig. If you need to change the bandwidth for a reservation, you can choose a different class of service associated with the reservation before and during the event time.

If you modify the bandwidth during a meeting and users are logged into the reservation, the new bandwidth does not apply to the existing users, but to new end users logging in. This feature enables the hotel to change the bandwidth during a meeting if the system becomes too heavily subscribed.

To access the reserved bandwidth, end users connect to BBSM using an access code that is generated when the user reserves the bandwidth. When the end user makes the reservation, he or she specifies the number of needed access codes (the maximum number is 1000). Because all access codes for a group (reservation) share the reserved bandwidth, bandwidth is reserved per group, not per access code. Larger groups require more bandwidth.

The bandwidth reservation does not correspond to any particular port, so users are not limited to the meeting room. If meeting attendees are also hotel guests, they can use their access codes to log in from their rooms. (This functionality depends on the page set that is available from the guest rooms because not all page sets enable users to enter an access code.) Because access codes are confined to a site (not a port), users at one hotel site cannot travel to another site and connect with the same access code.

Step 4 Create access codes by using the Codes by Date or Codes by Duration web page:

If you want to create access codes by date, go to Step 5.

If you want to create access codes by duration, go to Step 6.

Step 5 Configure the options for creating access codes by date range, based on the information shown in Table 17-4 and click Save. You have completed the procedure to create access codes by date range.


Note If you try to modify a reservation while clients for that reservation are connected, bandwidth changes will not apply to these active clients.


Figure 17-4 Codes by Date Web Page Using the Throttle Option

Figure 17-5 Codes by Date Web Page Using the Reservation Option

Table 17-4 Options for Creating Access Codes by Date Range 

Field
Description
Calendar

Monthly calendar

The calendar section shows you the following information:

By scrolling, you can see previous and future months and make reservations by clicking the appropriate dates.

From the drop-down menu on the right, you can see reservations for all customers, which is the default, or choose a specific customer's reservations.

As shown in the lower left-hand corner, the calendar is color coded to highlight dates for which reservations have been made.

Click Today to highlight the current day and see its reservations.

Customer

Date

Displays the chosen calendar and reservation date.

Site

Displays the site number for the applicable reservation.

Name

Shows the site name and the percentage of bandwidth used by that reservation. Click the name to recall the reservation details. (The fields at right are populated with the details.)

Access Codes

Customer

Enter a customer name.

Set Start Date
Time

On the calendar at the left, click a starting date. Click Set Start Date and choose a starting time. The default is 12:00am (midnight).

Set End Date
Time

On the calendar at the left, click an ending date. Click Set End Date and choose a ending time. The default is 12:00am (midnight).

Code Prefix

Enter an optional one- to three-letter customer code. After you save the changes, BBSM adds this prefix to the numeric portion of the access code when the access code is generated. The combination is the access code. For example, if you entered CIS and entered 5 for the length, the access codes would be in the form of CISxxxxx, where x is the numeric portion of the code. If no prefix is entered, the access code appears as xxxxx.

Quantity

Enter the number of access codes that you need. The maximum number of access codes that can be saved is 1000. Because customer names do not have to unique for access codes, the same customer name can be used to create 1000 codes. Nevertheless, the maximum number allowed in the Quantity field is 1000.

Access Code Price

Enter the price that you want to charge for each access code. Although the price is recorded for auditing purposes, BBSM does not perform any billing when users log in with access codes. (The currency type was chosen from the Currency Type drop-down menu on the BBSM Server Settings web page. The currency specified on that web page applies to all options.)

Length of Codes

Enter the length of the numeric portion of the access code. The minimum length of the numeric portion of the access code is 4 numbers and the maximum length is 15 numbers. The default is 5 numbers.

Bandwidth Class of Service

(These fields apply only for bandwidth reservation.)

Package

From the drop-down menu, choose a service package.

Bandwidth

Displays the bandwidth in kbps for the entire group

Description

Displays a description of the chosen bandwidth package.

Bandwidth Throttle

Bandwidth kbps

Note This field only appears when bandwidth throttling is being used.

From the drop-down menu, choose a maximum bandwidth that is applied to each user that logs in with one of the access codes.

Buttons

View Access Codes

Shows the access codes that you configured.

New

Adds a new reservation. A web page with blank fields appears so the access codes can be configured.

Requery

Refreshes the web page (click before saving changes).

Save

Saves the changes made to the web page.

Delete

When you choose a reservation, deletes the reservation.


Step 6 Verify that you checked Enable Bandwidth Throttle or chose Throttling in the Access Code Bandwidth field on the BBSM Server Settings web page. Choosing one of these options allows the bandwidth to be specified on the Codes by Duration web page.

Step 7 Configure the options for creating access codes by duration and click Save. The View Access Codes button appears on the web page so you can view the access codes for this group. See Figure 17-6 and Table 17-5.

If you do not check this box, you can modify any other settings without altering the time remaining on the access codes (the Duration field is ignored).


Note The Reset Time Remaining check box appears on this page when you are editing access codes. This check box can be used to reset the time remaining on all access codes in the group. If this box is checked and you click Save, a confirmation dialog box appears, asking you to verify that you want to reset the time remaining. When you click OK, all codes in the group are updated so the time remaining is equal to the chosen duration.


Step 8 Click the View Access Codes button to verify your configuration. The values that you configured appear on the page.

Figure 17-6 Codes by Duration Web Page

Table 17-5 Options for Creating Access Codes by Duration 

Field
Description

Customer

Enter a customer name.

Duration of Each Code

Enter the numeric value for the duration that the access code can be used. From the drop-down menu on the right, choose minutes, hours, days, or weeks.

Price per Code

Enter the price that you want to charge for each access code. Although the price is recorded for auditing purposes, BBSM does not perform any billing when users log in with access codes. (The currency type was chosen from the Currency Type drop-down menu on the BBSM Server Settings web page. The currency specified on that web page applies to all options.)

Bandwidth (kbps per user)

Note This option is only available when you check Enable Bandwidth Throttle or choose Throttling in the Access Code Bandwidth field on the BBSM Server Settings web page. Choosing one of these options allows the bandwidth to be specified on the Codes by Duration web page.

From the drop-down menu, choose a maximum bandwidth that is applied to each user that logs in with one of the access codes.

Quantity

Enter the number of access codes that you need. The maximum number of access codes that can be saved is 1000. Because customer names do not have to be unique for access codes, the same customer name can be used to create 1000 codes. Nevertheless, the maximum number allowed in the Quantity field is 1000.

Code Prefix

Enter an optional one- to three-letter customer code. After you save the changes, BBSM adds this prefix to the numeric portion of the access code when the access code is generated. The combination is the access code. For example, if you entered CIS and entered 5 for the length, the access codes would be in the form of CISxxxxx, where x is the numeric portion of the code. If no prefix is entered, the access code appears as xxxxx.

(The Code Prefix and Length of Each Code fields are disabled after the access code is created because they cannot be changed after the codes have been saved.)

Length of Each Code

From the drop-down menu, choose the number of digits for the numeric portion of the access code. The minimum length of the numeric portion of the access code is 4 numbers and the maximum length is 15 numbers. The default is 5 numbers.

(This field is disabled after the access code is created because the prefix can no longer be changed.)



Finding Access Codes

Follow this procedure to find reservations and access codes by the customer name or code.


Step 1 From the Dashboard, click Access Code Management. The Codes by Date web page appears.

Step 2 From the menu bar, click Find Access Codes. The Find Access Codes web page appears. (See Figure 17-7.)

Figure 17-7 Find Access Codes Web Page

Step 3 Find access codes in one of the following ways:

In the Find by Customer area, choose a customer from the Customer drop-down menu.

In the Find by Access Code area, enter the access code in the Access Code field. (The access code entered does not have to be a complete access code. You can enter partial codes. The access code is not case sensitive—typing s123 in the Access Code field finds any codes that contain S123 or s123.


Note If a customer is chosen and an access code is entered, BBSM will search only for the customer name and ignore the access code field.


Step 4 Click Find Codes. The View Access Codes web page appears. The access codes are displayed either by customer or access code order. The search string that was used is displayed at the top of the page. Also, the access codes that contained the search string are displayed in bold so they are easier to find on the page. (See Figure 17-8.)

Figure 17-8 View Access Codes Web Page

Step 5 To edit an existing group of access codes, click one of the Edit buttons on the page. When you click the Edit button for a group, you are taken to the View Access Codes web page that shows the access codes for one group. Access codes can only be edited on a group basis, rather than by individual access code. Editing by group means that more time cannot be added for only one access code. It can only be added to the entire group.

Step 6 On the View Access Codes web page, click Printable to print the access codes in a larger format that can be given to guests. The Printer Format Access Codes web page appears.


Finding Reservations by Date

Follow this procedure to find reservations by the date of the reservation.


Step 1 From the Dashboard, click Access Code Management. The Codes by Date web page appears.

Step 2 From the menu bar, click View by Year. The Find Codes by Date web page appears, showing highlighted dates for the existing reservations. (See Figure 17-9.)

Figure 17-9 Find Codes by Date Web Page

Step 3 Click the date to view the details about the reservation. The Codes by Date web page appears, showing the existing reservations for the date.


Access Codes for Meeting Rooms

The administrator or operator can configure access so that either multiple users or only one person at a time can use a particular access code. This is determined by the page set that you chose in the Network Element Port Settings pop-up window for the meeting room site or ports:

For access by only one person at a time per code, choose the MeetingRoom page set.

For access by more than one person at a time per code, choose the AccessCode page set.

(For additional information, refer to the "Page Set Overview" section and "Configuring PMS or Print Billing.")

You can configure the site so it consists only of meeting rooms. In addition, you can manage your server to mix meeting rooms and guest rooms at the site. This configuration does not depend on the property's physical layout.


Note When using access codes, all of the BBSM sites are assumed to be located in the same time zone.


When you mapped your rooms, if you checked the "Check here if this is a meeting room" check box, the MeetingRoom page set was applied by default to these rooms. If you want to change the page set to the AccessCode page set, refer to the chapter on using the port control option in the Cisco BBSM 5.3 Operations Guide.