Cisco CallManager Administration Guide, Release 3.0(1)
Route Group
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Route Group

Table Of Contents

Route Group

Understanding Route Groups

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Removing Devices from a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group


Route Group


A route group allows you to designate the order in which gateways are selected. It allows you to prioritize a list of gateways and ports for outgoing trunk selection.

For example, if you use two long distance carriers, you could add a route group so that long distance calls to the less expensive carrier are given priority. Calls only route to the more expensive carrier if the first trunk is unavailable.

Use the following procedures to add or delete a route group or to add devices to or remove devices from a route group:

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Removing Devices from a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Understanding Route Groups

Each gateway or gateway and port combination can only belong to one route group and can only be listed once within that route group. All gateways in a route group must have the same route pattern. The pattern is assigned to the route list containing the route group (not the route group itself).

Route groups are optional. If a proposed route group only contains one gateway or one gateway and port combination and that route group is not to be included in a route list, the route group is not needed.

Adding a Route Group

The following procedure describes how to add a route group.

Before You Begin

You must define one or more gateway devices before you add a route group.

Procedure


Step 1 Open Cisco CallManager Administration.

Step 2 Select Route Plan > Route Group in the menu bar.

Step 3 Enter a name in the Route Group Name field. The name can consist of up to 50 alphanumeric characters, and can contain any combination of spaces, periods (.), hyphens (-), and underscore characters (_). Each route group name must be unique to the route plan.


Timesaver Use concise and descriptive names for your route groups. The CompanynameLocationGroup format usually provides a sufficient level of detail and is short enough to enable you to quickly and easily identify a route group. For example, CiscoDallasAA1 identifies a Cisco Access Analog route group for the Cisco office in Dallas.


Step 4 Click Continue.

Step 5 Select the device you want to add to the group from the Device Name drop-down list box.

Step 6 If this device supports individually configurable ports, select the port in the Port drop-down list box. (Cisco Access Analog and Cisco MGCP Analog gateways allow you to select individual ports.) Otherwise, select All.

Step 7 Select the order in which you want to access this port or device in the Order drop-down list box.

Step 8 Click Insert to add this route group with one device.

Step 9 Click Add Device and repeat Steps 4 through 8 to add more devices to this route group. Click New and repeat Steps 3 through 8 to add more route groups.


Additional Information

Understanding Route Plans, page 5-1

Understanding Route Groups

Related Procedures

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Removing Devices from a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Adding a Route List, page 22-5

Adding Route Groups to a Route List, page 22-7

Adding Devices to a Route Group

You can add devices to a new route group or to an existing route group. The following procedure describes adding a device to an existing route group.

Before You Begin

You must define one or more gateway devices before performing this procedure.

Procedure


Step 1 Open Cisco CallManager Administration.

Step 2 Select Route Plan > Route Group in the menu bar.

Step 3 Select a name from the route group list on the left side of the page.

Step 4 Click Add Device.

Step 5 Select the device you want to add to the group from the Device Name drop-down list box.

Step 6 If this device supports individually configurable ports, select the port in the Port drop-down list box. (Cisco Access Analog and Cisco MGCP Analog gateways allow you to select individual ports.) Otherwise, select All.

Step 7 Click Insert to add this gateway or gateway and port combination.

Step 8 Select the order in which the new device is to be accessed in this route group in the Order drop-down list box.

Step 9 Click Update to update the device order for this route group.

Step 10 Click Add Device and repeat Steps 5 through 9 to add more devices to this route group.


Additional Information

Understanding Route Plans, page 5-1

Understanding Route Groups

Related Procedures

Adding a Route Group

Removing Devices from a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Adding a Route List, page 22-5

Adding Route Groups to a Route List, page 22-7

Removing Devices from a Route Group

You can remove devices from a new route group or from an existing route group. The following procedure describes removing a device from an existing route group.

Procedure


Step 1 Open Cisco CallManager Administration.

Step 2 Select Route Plan > Route Group in the menu bar.

Step 3 Select a name from the route group list on the left side of the page.

Step 4 Select the check boxes on the left sides of all the fields that contains the names of devices to be deleted.

Step 5 Click Remove Device. A dialog box appears warning you that removing devices from a route group cannot be undone.

Step 6 Click OK to remove the devices, or click Cancel to cancel the action. If you click OK, the devices are removed from the route group and the message "Status: Ready" is displayed.

Step 7 Select a name in the route group list on the left side of the page and repeat Steps 4 through 6 to remove devices from another route group.


Additional Information

Understanding Route Plans, page 5-1

Understanding Route Groups

Related Procedures

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Adding a Route List, page 22-5

Adding Route Groups to a Route List, page 22-7

Deleting a Route Group

The following procedure describes how to delete a route group.


Note You cannot delete a route group that is referenced by one or more route lists. You must remove the route group from all route lists to which it belongs before deleting the route group.


Procedure


Step 1 Open Cisco CallManager Administration.

Step 2 Select Route Plan > Route Group in the menu bar.

Step 3 Select a name from the route group list on the left side of the page.

Step 4 Click Delete. A dialog box appears warning you that deleting route groups cannot be undone.

Step 5 Click OK to delete the group, or click Cancel to cancel the action. If you click OK, the route group is removed from the route group list and the message "Status: Ready" is displayed.

Step 6 Select a name in the route group list on the left side of the page and repeat Steps 4 and 5 to remove another route group.


Additional Information

Understanding Route Plans, page 5-1

Understanding Route Groups

Related Procedures

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Adding a Route List, page 22-5

Adding Route Groups to a Route List, page 22-7