Cisco CallManager Administration Guide, Release 3.3(2)
Partition Configuration
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Partition Configuration

Table Of Contents

Partition Configuration

Finding a Partition

Adding a Partition

Updating a Partition

Deleting a Partition

Partition Configuration Settings


Partition Configuration


A partition contains a list of route patterns (directory number (DN) and route patterns). Partitions facilitate call routing by dividing the route plan into logical subsets that are based on organization, location, and call type. For more information about partitions, refer to "Partitions and Calling Search Spaces" in the Cisco CallManager System Guide.

Use the following topics to add or delete route partitions:

Finding a Partition

Adding a Partition

Updating a Partition

Deleting a Partition

Partition Configuration Settings

Finding a Partition

Because you might have several partitions in your network, Cisco CallManager lets you locate specific partitions based on specific criteria. Use the following procedure to locate partitions.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Partition.

The Find and List Partitions window displays.

Step 2 From the drop-down list box, choose one of the following criteria:

begins with

contains

ends with

is exactly

Step 3 Specify the appropriate search text, if applicable, and click Find. You can also specify how many items per page to display.


Note To find all partitions that are registered in the database, click Find without entering any search text.


A list of discovered partitions displays by

Partition name

Description


Note You can delete multiple partitions from the Find and List Partitions window by checking the check boxes next to the appropriate partitions and clicking Delete Selected. You can delete all partitions in the window by checking the check box in the matching records title bar and clicking Delete Selected.


Step 4 From the list of records, click the partition that matches your search criteria.

The window displays the partition that you chose.


Related Topics

Finding a Partition

Adding a Partition

Updating a Partition

Deleting a Partition

Partition Configuration Settings

Adding a Partition

Perform the following procedure to add a partition.

Procedure


Step 1 In the menu bar, choose Route Plan > Partition.

Step 2 Click Add a New Partition.

Step 3 Enter the appropriate settings as described in Table 14-1.

Step 4 Click Insert to add the new partition(s).


Note You can configure multiple partitions. To enter multiple partitions, use one line for each partition entry. You can enter up to 75 partitions; the names and descriptions can have a total of up to 1475 characters. Use a comma (,) to separate the partition name and description on each line. If you do not enter a description, Cisco CallManager uses the name as the description.



Related Topics

Finding a Partition

Updating a Partition

Deleting a Partition

Partition Configuration Settings

Updating a Partition

This section describes how to update a partition.

Procedure


Step 1 In the menu bar, click Route Plan > Partition.

Step 2 Locate and display the partition that you want to update. See the "Finding a Partition" section.

Step 3 Update the partition name and/or description and click Update.

Step 4 Click Restart Devices. When you restart devices that are associated with the partition, all calls on affected gateways drop.


Related Topics

Finding a Partition

Adding a Partition

Deleting a Partition

Partition Configuration Settings

Deleting a Partition

The following procedure describes how to delete a partition.


Note You cannot delete a partition if it is assigned to a calling search space or to a device.


Procedure


Step 1 In the menu bar, choose Route Plan > Partition.

Step 2 Locate the partition that you want to delete. See the "Finding a Partition" section.

Step 3 Check the check box of the partition that you want to delete and click Delete Selected.


Tip You can delete all the partitions in the list by checking the check box in the Matching Record(s) title bar and clicking Delete Selected.


A message displays that states that you cannot undo this action.

Step 4 To delete the partition, click OK or to cancel the deletion, click Cancel.


Caution Before initiating this action, check carefully to ensure that you are deleting the correct partition. You cannot retrieve deleted partitions. If a partition is accidentally deleted, you must rebuild it.


Tip You can also delete a partition by locating and displaying the partition that you want to delete and clicking Delete.



Related Topics

Finding a Partition

Adding a Partition

Partition Configuration Settings

Partition Configuration Settings

Table 14-1 describes the partition configuration settings.

Table 14-1 Partition Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

(Partition Name, Description)

Enter a name in the partition name and description box. Ensure each partition name is unique to the route plan. Partition names can contain alphanumeric characters, as well as spaces, hyphens (-), and underscore characters (_).

Note The length of the partition names limits the maximum number of partitions that can be added to a calling search space. Table 14-2 provides examples of the maximum number of partitions that can be added to a calling search space if partition names are of fixed length.

Follow the partition name by a comma (,); then, enter a description on the same line as the Partition Name. If you do not enter a description, Cisco CallManager automatically enters the partition name in this field.

Use a new line for each partition and description.



Timesaver Use concise and descriptive names for your partitions. The CompanynameLocationCalltype format usually provides a sufficient level of detail and is short enough to enable you to quickly and easily identify a partition. For example, CiscoDallasMetroPT identifies a partition for toll-free, inter-local access and transport area (LATA) calls from the Cisco office in Dallas.



Tip You can enter multiple partitions at the same time by entering the partition name and description, if applicable, in the Partition Name & Description text box. Remember to use one line for each partition entry and to separate the partition name and description with a comma.


Table 14-2 provides examples of the maximum number of partitions that can be added to a calling search space if partition names are of fixed length. Refer to "Partition Name Limitations" in the Cisco CallManager System Guide for details about how this maximum number is calculated.

Table 14-2 Calling Search Space Partition Limitations

Partition Name Length
Maximum Number of Partitions

2 characters

170

3 characters

128

4 characters

102

5 characters

86

. . .

. . .

10 characters

46

15 characters

32


Related Topics

Finding a Partition

Adding a Partition

Updating a Partition

Deleting a Partition