Installation and Administration Guide for the Cisco TelePresence Exchange System Release 1.0
Configuring Endpoints
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Configuring Endpoints

Table Of Contents

Configuring Endpoints

Configuring Endpoints

Adding Endpoints

Editing Endpoints

Deleting Endpoints

Endpoints Fields

Configuring Media Profiles

Adding Media Profiles

Editing Media Profiles

Deleting Media Profiles

Media Profile Fields

Configuring CTS Manager Resources

Adding CTS Manager Resources

Editing CTS Manager Resources

Deleting CTS Manager Resources

CTS Manager Fields


Configuring Endpoints


Revised June 30, 2011

The following sections describe how to configure endpoints:

Configuring Endpoints

Configuring Media Profiles

Configuring CTS Manager Resources

Configuring Endpoints

The Cisco TelePresence Exchange System supports three types of endpoints:

Provisioned endpoints—Endpoints for which all configuration details (such as name, phone number, number of screens, and organization) are known by the administrator and configured on the Cisco TelePresence Exchange System. Meet-Me and Direct Dial calls are placed on provisioned endpoints.

Unprovisioned endpoints—Endpoints for which none of the configuration details are known by the administrator except the name of the organization that schedules meetings for the endpoint. Through the administration console you can reserve bandwidth for unprovisioned endpoints on the service provider network. This allows the endpoint to connect with other known endpoints within the network that are scheduled for the same meeting. This capability is useful for intercompany meetings.

Remote endpoints—Endpoints for which no configuration details are known. Remote endpoints are endpoints that join the meeting from another service provider network. Configuring a remote endpoint on the Cisco TelePresence Exchange System reserves capacity for the endpoint on the service provider network on which it is resident. The Cisco TelePresence Exchange System automatically determines and reserves the capacity to support these interprovider meetings.

The following sections describe how to configure endpoints:

Adding Endpoints

Editing Endpoints

Deleting Endpoints

Endpoints Fields.

Adding Endpoints

Before You Begin

Configure the organization that hosts the endpoint.

Procedure

To add a new endpoint, do the following procedure:


Step 1 From the navigation pane, choose Endpoint Management > Endpoints.

The Endpoints window is displayed.

Step 2 From the toolbar, click Add a New Endpoint.

Step 3 Enter the settings as indicated in Table 11-1 to configure the endpoint.

Step 4 To save your changes, click Save.


Editing Endpoints

Procedure

To edit an endpoint, do the following procedure:


Step 1 From the navigation pane, choose Endpoint Management > Endpoints.

The Endpoints window is displayed.

Step 2 In the item table, click the applicable entry.

Details for the endpoint is displayed.

Step 3 From the toolbar, click Edit This Endpoint.

The Edit Endpoint window is displayed. Fields contain the currently-configured values.

Step 4 Modify field entries as required.

Table 11-1 describes the fields.

Step 5 To save your changes, click Save.


Deleting Endpoints

Procedure

To delete an endpoint, do the following procedure:


Step 1 From the navigation pane, choose Endpoint Management > Endpoints.

The Endpoint window is displayed.

Step 2 Do the following sub-steps, depending on your Cisco TelePresence Exchange System version.

Cisco TelePresence Exchange System Release 1.0(3)

a. In the item table, check the check box next to the entry that you want to delete. You can delete multiple endpoints at one time by checking the check box next to each entry that you want to delete.

b. Click Delete.

c. In the Deletion Confirmation dialog box, click Delete to confirm the deletion.


Tip If you prefer to view the details of a endpoint prior to deleting it, in the Endpoints window, you can click the applicable Endpoint to go to the Endpoint page. After verifying that you have chosen the correct endpoint to delete, click Delete This Endpoint, and then in the Deletion Confirmation dialog box, click Delete to confirm the deletion.


Cisco TelePresence Exchange System Release 1.0(2) and earlier

a. In the item table, click the entry that you want to delete.

b. Details for the endpoint display.

c. From the toolbar, click Delete This Endpoint.

d. To confirm deletion of the endpoint, click OK in the panel that is displayed.


Endpoints Fields

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Table 11-1 Endpoint Field Descriptions 

Field
Description

Name

Text string to identify this endpoint.

See the "Common Field Properties" section on page 2-4.

Description

Text string to describe the endpoint.

See the "Common Field Properties" section on page 2-4.

Number

E.164 number. Enter the phone number for the endpoint.

Note There is no need to note a country code in the number.

Active

Check box. If you check the Active check box, the endpoint becomes available immediately.

Organization

Drop-down list of available organizations. Choose the organization that hosts the endpoint.

Media Profile

Drop-down list of endpoint types. Choose the media type that corresponds to the endpoint.

Supports OBTP

Check box. Check this check box for provisioned endpoints in order to support One-Button-to-Push (OBTP) functionality.

Note OBTP support is available only for TIP-based Cisco TelePresence System endpoints.

CTS-MAN

(Optional) Is displayed when you check the Support OBTP check box.

Drop-down list of available Cisco TelePresence Managers. Choose the Cisco TelePresence Manager that connects with the Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) that hosts this endpoint.

Note For more details on the Unified CM settings set on the Cisco TelePresence Manager, see the "Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager" chapter.

This field is required only for endpoints that support OBTP.

Hosted Room

(Optional) Is displayed when you check the Support OBTP check box.

Drop-down list of hosted rooms available on the Cisco TelePresence Manager. Choose the room that corresponds to this endpoint.

Note The Cisco TelePresence Manager automatically refreshes the hosted room listing every hour. To update the room listing in between the hourly updates, click Refresh Room List.


Configuring Media Profiles

You must assign a media profile for each type of endpoint that connects to this Cisco TelePresence Exchange System.

The media profile contains information that allows different types of endpoints to connect successfully.

Pre-defined media profiles exist for Cisco endpoints. When you are adding a non-Cisco endpoint, Cisco recommends creating a specific media profile for that endpoint.

The following sections describe how to configure media profiles:

Adding Media Profiles

Editing Media Profiles

Deleting Media Profiles

Media Profile Fields

Adding Media Profiles

Procedure

To add a new media profile, do the following procedure:


Step 1 From the navigation pane, choose Endpoint Management > Media Profiles.

The Media Profiles window is displayed.

Step 2 Click Add a New Media Profile.

Step 3 Enter the settings as appropriate.

Table 11-2 describes the settings for the media profile.

Step 4 To save your changes, click Save.


Editing Media Profiles

Procedure

To edit a media profile, do the following procedure:


Step 1 From the navigation pane, choose Endpoint Management > Media Profiles.

The Media Profiles window is displayed.

Step 2 In the item table, click the applicable entry.

The Media Profile Details window is displayed.

Step 3 From the toolbar, click Edit This Media Profile.

The Edit Media Profile window is displayed. Fields contain the currently-configured values.

Step 4 Modify field entries as required.

Table 11-2 describes the fields.

Step 5 To save your changes, click Save.


Deleting Media Profiles

Procedure

To delete a media profile, do the following procedure:


Step 1 From the navigation pane, choose Endpoint Management > Media Profiles.

The Media Profiles window is displayed.

Step 2 Do the following sub-steps, depending on your Cisco TelePresence Exchange System version.

Cisco TelePresence Exchange System Release 1.0(3)

a. In the item table, check the check box next to the entry that you want to delete. You can delete multiple media profiles at one time by checking the check box next to each entry that you want to delete.

b. Click Delete.

c. In the Deletion Confirmation dialog box, click Delete to confirm the deletion.

Cisco TelePresence Exchange System Release 1.0(2) and earlier

a. In the item table, check the check box next to the entry you want to delete.

b. From the drop-down list that appears, choose Delete.

c. Click Go.

d. In the panel that is displayed to confirm the deletion, click OK.


Tip If you prefer to view the details of a media profile prior to deleting it, in the Media Profiles window, you can click the applicable Media Profile to go to the Media Profile page. After verifying that you have chosen the correct media profile to delete, click Delete This Media Profile, and then in the Deletion Confirmation dialog box, click Delete to confirm the deletion.



Media Profile Fields

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Table 11-2 Media Profile Field Descriptions 

Field
Description

Name

Text string to identify this media profile.

See the "Common Field Properties" section on page 2-4.

Description

Text string to describe the media profile.

See the "Common Field Properties" section on page 2-4.

Video Bandwidth

(Optional) Numeric value in megabits per second (Mbit/s). When set, specifies the maximum video bandwidth allowed for the endpoint type.

When no value is set for this field, there is no maximum.

Note Cisco recommends that you leave this field blank unless network conditions require an adjustment.

Audio Bandwidth

(Optional) Numeric value in megabits per second (Mbit/s). Sets the maximum audio bandwidth available for the endpoint type.

When no value is set for this field, there is no maximum.

Note Cisco recommends that you leave this field blank unless network conditions require an adjustment.

Number of Screens

Numeric value. Enter the number of screens (segments) that this endpoint type provides.

Protocol

Drop down list. Choose the signaling protocol required for this endpoint type. The choices include ISDN, H323, and SIP.

Participant Type

Drop down list. Choose the value that corresponds to this endpoint type. The choices include:

T3—Cisco TelePresence three-screen endpoint.

CTS—Cisco TelePresence TIP-based endpoint. (When you choose this option, it attempts to detect the number of screens automatically).

CTS1—Cisco TelePresence TIP-based one-screen endpoint.

CTS3—Cisco TelePresence TIP-based three-screen endpoint.

Built In

(Read-Only Field) Boolean. The system automatically assigns the read-only field value after the configuration of the media profile is complete, and displays it on the Media Profiles Summary window.

Field is set to TRUE for each default media profile and is set to FALSE for any media profiles that you add.

Manufacturer

(Optional) Text string. Enter the manufacturer. This field is for information only.


Configuring CTS Manager Resources

The Cisco TelePresence Exchange System communicates with the Cisco TelePresence Manager to obtain information about the telepresence endpoints that are associated with hosted subscribers.

You need to configure information about the Cisco TelePresence Manager that is associated with this Cisco TelePresence Exchange System.

The following sections describe how to configure CTS Manager resources:

Adding CTS Manager Resources

Editing CTS Manager Resources

Deleting CTS Manager Resources

CTS Manager Fields

Adding CTS Manager Resources

Before You Begin

Install and configure the Cisco TelePresence Manager. For additional information, see the "Configuring Cisco TelePresence Manager" chapter.

You need a valid login ID and password for the Cisco TelePresence Manager to configure it on the Cisco TelePresence Exchange System.

Procedure

To add a new Cisco TelePresence Manager resource, do the following procedure:


Step 1 From the navigation pane, choose Endpoint Management > CTS-MAN Resources.

The CTS-MAN Resources window is displayed.

Step 2 From the toolbar, click Add a New CTS-MAN Resource.

Step 3 Enter settings as appropriate.

Table 11-3 summarizes the field descriptions for the Cisco TelePresence Manager resource.

Step 4 (Optional) Click Test Connection to verify the connection between the Cisco TelePresence Exchange System and Cisco TelePresence Manager.

Step 5 To save your changes, click Save.


Editing CTS Manager Resources

Procedure

To edit a Cisco TelePresence Manager resource, do the following procedure:


Step 1 From the navigation pane, choose Endpoint Management > CTS-MAN Resources.

The CTS-MAN Resources window is displayed.

Step 2 In the summary list, click the applicable entry.

Details for the resource display.

Step 3 From the toolbar, click Edit This CTS-MAN Resource.

The Edit CTS-MAN Resource window is displayed. Fields contain the currently-configured values.

Step 4 Modify field entries as necessary.

Table 11-3 summarizes the field descriptions.

Step 5 To save your changes, click Save.


Deleting CTS Manager Resources

Before You Begin

Note the following before deleting the Cisco TelePresence Manager resource.

When you delete a Cisco TelePresence Manager resource, all endpoints that are associated with the deleted resource and that previously were configured to support OBTP, lose the ability to support OBTP.

A review of the endpoint configuration window for affected endpoints (Endpoint Management > Endpoints > Endpoint) shows that the check box Support OBTP is no longer checked. However, all other configuration parameters for those endpoints remain intact on the Cisco TelePresence Exchange System.

After you delete the Cisco TelePresence Manager resource, you can edit the configuration for those affected endpoints to again allow support for OBTP. After this configuration is done, the system locates and assigns a new Cisco TelePresence Manager.

Procedure

To delete a Cisco TelePresence Manager resource, do the following procedure:


Step 1 From the navigation pane, choose Endpoint Management > CTS-MAN Resources.

The CTS-MAN Resources window is displayed.

Step 2 Do the following sub-steps, depending on your Cisco TelePresence Exchange System version.

Cisco TelePresence Exchange System Release 1.0(3)

a. In the item table, check the check box next to the entry that you want to delete. You can delete multiple Cisco TelePresence Manager resources at one time by checking the check box next to each entry that you want to delete.

b. Click Delete.

c. In the Deletion Confirmation dialog box, click Delete to confirm the deletion.


Tip If you prefer to view the details of a Cisco TelePresence Manager resource prior to deleting it, in the CTS-MAN Resources window, you can click the applicable CTS-MAN Resource to go to the CTS-MAN Resource page. After verifying that you have chosen the correct Cisco TelePresence Manager resource to delete, click Delete This CTS-MAN Resource, and then in the Deletion Confirmation dialog box, click Delete to confirm the deletion.


Cisco TelePresence Exchange System Release 1.0(2) and earlier

a. In the item table, click the entry that you want to delete.

b. The CTS-MAN Resource Details window is displayed.

c. In the toolbar, click Delete This CTS-MAN Resource.


CTS Manager Fields

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Table 11-3 CTS Manager Field Descriptions 

Field
Description

Name

Text string identifying the Cisco TelePresence Manager.

See the "Common Field Properties" section on page 2-4.

Description

Text string describing the Cisco TelePresence Manager.

See the "Common Field Properties" section on page 2-4.

Host

The IP address (or hostname, if DNS is enabled) of the Cisco TelePresence Manager.

See the "Common Field Properties" section on page 2-4.

Username

Valid user login name for this Cisco TelePresence Manager.

Password

Login password for the above user name.