Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco Unity Connection Release 10.x
Troubleshooting a Cisco Unity Connection 10.x Cluster Configuration
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Troubleshooting a Cisco Unity Connection 10.x Cluster Configuration

One Server Stops Functioning and the Other Server is Not Handling Calls

Verifying the Status of the Voice Messaging Ports

Verifying the Voice Messaging Ports Assignments for Phone System Integration

Confirming that Voice Messaging Ports are Registered (SCCP Integrations Only)

Both Servers Attain Primary Server Status

Unity Connection Cluster Not Functioning Correctly

Confirm that Applicable Services are Running on the Server with Primary Server Status

Confirming that Applicable Services are Running on Both Servers

Server Cannot Be Added to Unity Connection Cluster

Cannot Access Alert Logs When the Publisher Server Stops Functioning

Troubleshooting a Cisco Unity Connection 10.x Cluster Configuration

See the following sections:


Note The Cisco Unity Connection cluster feature is not supported for use with Cisco Business Edition. Requirements for the Unity Connection cluster feature are available in the “Requirements for a Unity Connection 10.x Cluster” section in the System Requirements for Cisco Unity Connection Release 10.x, available at http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/10x/requirements/10xcucsysreqs.html#pgfId-360177.


One Server Stops Functioning and the Other Server is Not Handling Calls

When one Unity Connection server in a Unity Connection cluster is not functioning (for example, when the subscriber server is undergoing maintenance) and the remaining server does not answer calls or send MWI requests, use the following task list to determine the cause and to resolve the problem.

Following are the tasks to troubleshoot when one server stops functioning and the other server is not handling calls:

1. Verify the status of the voice messaging ports in Cisco Unity Connection Serviceability. See the “Verifying the Status of the Voice Messaging Ports” section.

2. Verify the voice messaging port assignments for the phone system integration. See the “Verifying the Voice Messaging Ports Assignments for Phone System Integration” section.

3. For SCCP integrations, confirm that the voice messaging ports are registered with the Cisco Unified CM server. See the “Confirming that Voice Messaging Ports are Registered (SCCP Integrations Only)” section.

4. Enable the SRM micro trace (all levels) in Cisco Unity Connection Serviceability. For detailed instructions on enabling the micro trace and viewing the trace logs, see the “Using Cisco Unity Connection Serviceability Traces to Troubleshoot Problems” section.

Verifying the Status of the Voice Messaging Ports

To Verify the Status of the Voice Messaging Ports in Cisco Unity Connection Serviceability


Step 1 In Cisco Unity Connection Serviceability, on the Tools menu, select Cluster Management .

Step 2 On the Cluster Management page under Port Manager, verify the following for the server that should be handling calls:

    • In the Total Ports column, the number of ports that is listed is correct.
    • In the Change Port Status column, the Stop Taking Calls button appears. If the Take Calls button appears, select Take Calls .


 

Verifying the Voice Messaging Ports Assignments for Phone System Integration

To Verify the Voice Messaging Port Assignments for the Phone System Integration


Step 1 In Cisco Unity Connection Administration, expand Telephony Integrations , then select Phone System .

Step 2 In the Related Links list, select Check Telephony Integration and select Go .

The Task Execution Results displays one or more messages with troubleshooting steps.

Step 3 Follow the steps for correcting the problems.

Step 4 Repeat Step 2 through Step 3 until the Task Execution Results displays no problems.


 

Confirming that Voice Messaging Ports are Registered (SCCP Integrations Only)

To Confirm That the Voice Messaging Ports Are Registered (SCCP Integrations Only)


Step 1 In Cisco Unified CM Administration, on the Voice Mail menu, select Voice Mail Port .

Step 2 On the Find and List Voice Mail Ports page, select Find .

Step 3 In the Status column, confirm that all ports show the status of “ Registered with <server name> .”


 

Both Servers Attain Primary Server Status

Use the troubleshooting information in this section if both servers in the Unity Connection cluster have Primary server status (a “split brain” condition). See the following possible causes:

  • The network is not functioning or is preventing the publisher and subscriber servers from communicating with each other.

The solution is to restore the network Unity Connection so that the publisher and subscriber servers can communicate.

  • The host name for the subscriber server was changed and is not entered correctly on the System Settings > Cluster page of the publisher server.

The solution is to enter the correct host name of the subscriber server on the System Settings > Cluster page of the publisher server.

Unity Connection Cluster Not Functioning Correctly

When a Unity Connection cluster is not functioning correctly (for example, server status does not change when expected), use the following task list to determine the cause and to resolve the problem. Do the tasks in the order presented until the problem is resolved:

1. Confirm that the applicable services are running on the server with primary server status. See the “Confirm that Applicable Services are Running on the Server with Primary Server Status” section.

2. Confirm that the applicable services are running on both servers. See the “Confirming that Applicable Services are Running on Both Servers” section.

3. Use traces to troubleshoot the Unity Connection cluster. For detailed instructions on enabling the applicable traces and viewing the trace logs, see the “Traces in Cisco Unity Connection Serviceability” section.

Confirm that Applicable Services are Running on the Server with Primary Server Status

To Confirm that Applicable Services are Running on the Server with Primary Server Status


Step 1 In Cisco Unity Connection Serviceability, on the Tools menu, select Service Management .

Step 2 On the Control Center - Feature Services page, under Critical Services, confirm that the following services have the Started service status:

    • Connection Message Transfer Agent
    • Connection Notifier

Step 3 If the services have the Stopped service status, select Start .


 

Confirming that Applicable Services are Running on Both Servers

To Confirm that Applicable Services are Running on Both Servers


Step 1 In Cisco Unity Connection Serviceability, on the Tools menu, select Service Management .

Step 2 On the Control Center - Feature Services page, under Status Only Services, confirm that the Unity Connection Server Role Manager service has the Started service status.

The services in the Status Only Services section cannot be started in Cisco Unity Connection Serviceability. You must use the command line interface (CLI) to start or stop these services. For information on the CLI, see the Command Line Interface Reference Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Solutions Release 9.0(1) at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6509/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html .

Step 3 Under Critical Services, check the service status for the following services:

    • Connection Conversation Manager
    • Connection Mixer

If the services have the Started service status, skip to Step 4. If the services have the Stopped service status, select Start .

Step 4 Under Base Services, check the service status for the Unity Connection DB Event Publisher service.

If the service has the Started service status, skip to Step 5. If the service has the Stopped service status, select Start .

Step 5 Under Optional Services, check the service status for the following services:

    • Connection File Syncer
    • Connection IMAP Server
    • Connection SMTP Server

If the service has the Stopped service status, select Start .


 

Server Cannot Be Added to Unity Connection Cluster

Use the troubleshooting information in this section if the Add New button is disabled on the System Settings > Cluster page so that you cannot add a server to the Unity Connection cluster. See the following possible reasons why the Unity Connection cluster feature is not available:

Cannot Access Alert Logs When the Publisher Server Stops Functioning

When the publisher server is not functioning and you cannot access the alert logs from the subscriber server, you must specify the subscriber server as the failover collector.

To Enable the Subscriber Server to Access the Alert Logs When the Publisher Server Stops Functioning


Step 1 On the publisher server, in Cisco Unity Connection Administration, expand System Settings , then select Service Parameters .

Step 2 On the Service Parameters page, in the Server field, select the publisher server.

Step 3 In the Service field, select Cisco AMC Service .

Step 4 In the Failover Collector field, select the subscriber server.

Step 5 Select Save .

Step 6 In Cisco Unified Serviceability, in the Tools menu, select Control Center - Network Services .

Step 7 In the Server field, select the subscriber server and select Go .

Step 8 Under Performance and Monitoring, select Cisco AMC Service and select Restart .

Step 9 When prompted to confirm that you want to restart the service, select OK .