Administration Guide for the Cisco Unified Application Environment (2.3)
Configuring the Cisco Unified Media Engine
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Configuring the Cisco Unified Media Engine

Table Of Contents

Configuring the Cisco Unified Media Engine

Uploading and Activating a Media Firmware License

Uploading and Activating a Text-to-Speech License

Configuring the Media Server Password and Firmware Address

Configuring Speech Recognition Parameters


Configuring the Cisco Unified Media Engine


This chapter describes how to configure the Cisco Unified Media Engine from the management console and contains the following sections:

Uploading and Activating a Media Firmware License

Uploading and Activating a Text-to-Speech License

Configuring the Media Server Password and Firmware Address

Configuring Speech Recognition Parameters

Uploading and Activating a Media Firmware License

Each media engine requires a valid Host Media Processor (HMP) license. If an application requires media capabilities, then you must upload the appropriate license file when the media engine is first installed and configured.


Note If your organization has purchased a media engine license, go to cume-license-support@cisco.com to access the license file.


HMP licenses are bound to a valid MAC address on a network adapter on the server. If the MAC address of the server changes (for example, if a network adaptor is replaced), then you must request a replacement license for the new MAC address.

Open the Media Firmware License page (Figure 4-1) to view information about the current license, download a backup of the current license, or upload a new license.

Figure 4-1 Media Firmware License Page

To upload a new license, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From the Main Control Panel, click Service Control and verify that the media server is running.

Step 2 From the Main Control Panel, click Media Firmware License.

Step 3 Click Browse... and highlight the file.

Step 4 Click Open to make the file available for uploading.

Step 5 Click Upload and Activate.

Step 6 Reboot the server.


To download a backup of the current license, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From the Main Control Panel, click Media Firmware License.

Step 2 Click Download a backup of this license.

Step 3 Click Save to specify a location for the license file.

Step 4 Click Save.


Uploading and Activating a Text-to-Speech License

Each media engine requires a valid text-to-speech license if an application uses text-to-speech capabilities. If an application requires media capabilities, then you must upload the appropriate license file when the media engine is first installed and configured.


Note If your organization has purchased a text-to-speech license, go to cume-license-support@cisco.com to access the license file.


Text-to-speech licenses are bound to a valid MAC address on a network adapter on the server. If the MAC address of the server changes (for example, if a network adaptor is replaced), then you must request a replacement license for the new MAC address.

Open the Text to Speech License page (Figure 4-2) to view information about the current text-to-speech license or upload a new text-to-speech license.

Figure 4-2 Text to Speech License Page

To upload a new text-to-speech license, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From the Main Control Panel, click Text to Speech License.

Step 2 Click Browse and highlight the file.

Step 3 Click Open to make the file available for uploading.

Step 4 Click Upload.


Configuring the Media Server Password and Firmware Address

To configure a media engine to work with the application server, you must assign the media server password that the application server uses to deploy media files to media engines when an application is installed. The password is checked each time you add a media server entry by way of the Media Servers page in the management console. If the media server password is changed while an application server is controlling a media engine, then the password must be updated in the management console; otherwise the application may fail to execute.

You must also enter the default IP address and MAC address to which the media firmware will bind. Because the hardware running on the media engine can have more than one network adapter, these fields enable you to determine the network adapter to be used. If a different adaptor is needed, you should update both the IP address and MAC address fields. Changing the IP address causes the Realtime Transfer Protocol (RTP) streams sent to the media engine to use the new IP address, enabling you to assign different functions to different network adaptors on the media engine.

From the Main Control Panel, open the Media Server Configuration page (Figure 4-3) to specify the media server password and media firmware addresses.

Figure 4-3 Media Server Configuration Page

To configure the media server settings, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From the Main Control Panel, click Media Server Configuration.

Step 2 To change the password, enter a new password in the New Password field, then reenter it in the Verify Password field.

Step 3 Click Submit.

Step 4 Verify the default IP address and default MAC address to which the media firmware will bind. These changes are implemented when the media server is restarted.

Step 5 Click Submit.


Configuring Speech Recognition Parameters

The Cisco Unified Application Environment supports the Nuance Open Speech Recognizer (Nuance OSR) for speech recognition. If an installed application requires speech recognition capabilities, then you must identify the Nuance OSR servers. Whenever the application performs a speech recognition operation, the identified servers perform the operation.

From the Main Control Panel, open the Speech Recognition Setup page (Figure 4-4) to specify speech recognition servers and licenses for the Nuance OSR.

Figure 4-4 Speech Recognition Setup Page

To configure the speech recognition settings, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From the Main Control Panel, click Speech Recognition Setup.

Step 2 Enter the host or IP address and port for the speech recognition server, then click Add Server.

Step 3 Enter the host or IP address and port for the speech recognition license server, then click Add Server.

Step 4 From the Main Control Panel, open the Service Control page and restart the Media Server Service.


Note When you make changes that involve either list of servers, you must manually reset the media server.



To remove a speech recognition server, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 On the Speech Recognition Setup page, click Remove.

Step 2 From the Main Control Panel, open the Service Control page and restart the Media Server Service.


Note When you make changes that involve either list of servers, you must manually reset the media server.