Cisco CallManager Administration Guide, Release 3.3(2)
Route Group Configuration
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Route Group Configuration

Table Of Contents

Route Group Configuration

Finding a Route Group

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Removing Devices from a Route Group

Updating a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Route Group Configuration Settings


Route Group Configuration


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 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 topics to add or delete a route group or to add devices to or to remove devices from a route group:

Finding a Route Group

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Removing Devices from a Route Group

Updating a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Route Group Configuration Settings

Finding a Route Group

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

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Route Group.

The Find and List Route Groups 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 route groups registered in the database, click Find without entering any search text.


A list of discovered route groups displays by route group name.


Note You can delete multiple route groups from the Find and List Route Groups window by checking the check boxes next to the appropriate route groups and clicking Delete Selected. You can delete all of the route groups 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 route group that matches your search criteria.

The window displays the route group that you choose.


Related Topics

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Removing Devices from a Route Group

Updating a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Adding a Route Group

The following procedure describes how to add a route group.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Route Group.

Step 2 Click Add a New Route Group.

Step 3 Enter a name in the Route Group Name field. The name can contain up to 50 alphanumeric characters and can contain any combination of spaces, periods (.), hyphens (-), and underscore characters (_). Ensure that each route group name is 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 Choose the appropriate settings as described in Table 17-1.

Step 6 To add this route group with one device, click Insert.


Related Topics

Finding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Removing Devices from a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Route Group Configuration Settings

Adding a Route List, page 18-3

Adding Route Groups to a Route List, page 18-4

Understanding Route Plans, Cisco CallManager System Guide

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.


Note Cisco CallManager Administration does not allow you to add gateways that are configured with a QSIG protocol type and gateways that are configured with a non-QSIG protocol type to the same route group.


Before You Begin

You must define one or more gateway devices before performing this procedure. A device can reside in only one route group.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Route Group.

Step 2 Locate the route group to which you want to add a device. See the "Finding a Route Group" section.

Step 3 Click Add Device.

Step 4 Choose the appropriate settings as described in Table 17-1.

Step 5 To add this gateway and selected ports to the route group, click Insert.

Step 6 In the Order drop-down list box, choose the order in which the new device is to be accessed in this route group.

Step 7 Click Update to update the device order for this route group.


Related Topics

Finding a Route Group

Adding a Route Group

Removing Devices from a Route Group

Updating a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Route Group Configuration Settings

Adding a Route List, page 18-3

Understanding Route Plans, Cisco CallManager System Guide

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 Choose Route Plan > Route Group.

Step 2 Locate the route group from which you want to remove a device. See the "Finding a Route Group" section.

Step 3 Under the Route Group Members subheading, check the check boxes to the left of the devices that are to be deleted.

Step 4 Click Remove Device.

A dialog box displays to warn you that you cannot undo removal of devices from a route group.

Step 5 To remove the devices, click OK or to cancel the action, click Cancel. If you click OK, Cisco CallManager removes the devices from the route group.

Step 6 To update the route group, click Update.


Related Topics

Finding a Route Group

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Updating a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Route Group Configuration Settings

Adding a Route List, page 18-3

Understanding Route Plans, Cisco CallManager System Guide

Updating a Route Group

The following procedure describes how to update a route group.

Before You Begin

Before performing this procedure, ensure the route group to be updated is already configured.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Route Group.

Step 2 Locate the route group that you want to update. See the "Finding a Route Group" section.

Step 3 Update the appropriate fields as described in Table 17-1.

Step 4 Click Update.


Related Topics

Finding a Route Group

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Route Group Configuration Settings

Adding a Route List, page 18-3

Understanding Route Plans, Cisco CallManager System Guide

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.



Tip To delete route groups and route patterns, first delete the route pattern; second, delete the route list, and finally, delete the route group.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose Route Plan > Route Group.

Step 2 Locate the route group that you want to delete. See the "Finding a Route Group" section.

Step 3 Check the check box next to the route group that you want to delete and click Delete Selected.

A dialog box displays to warn you that you cannot undo deletion of route groups.

Step 4 To delete the group, click OK or to cancel the action, click Cancel. If you click OK, the Cisco CallManager removes the route group from the route group list. Other route groups or route patterns can now select the gateways that belonged to the deleted route group, provided that all ports were available with the gateways.


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



Related Topics

Finding a Route Group

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Updating a Route Group

Adding a Route List, page 18-3

Understanding Route Plans, Cisco CallManager System Guide

Route Group Configuration Settings

Table 17-1 describes the route group configuration settings.

Table 17-1 Route Group Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

Device Name

From the Device Name drop-down list box, choose the device that you want to add to the group. You cannot add devices that are configured with QSIG and non-QSIG protocol types to the same route group. If the route group contains a gateway that is configured with a QSIG protocol type, only gateways that are configured with a QSIG protocol type display in the drop-down list box. If the route group contains a gateway that is configured with a non-QSIG protocol type, only gateways that are configured with a non-QSIG protocol type display in the drop-down list box.

Port

If this device supports individually configurable ports, choose the port. (Devices that allow you to choose individual ports include Cisco Access Analog and Cisco MGCP Analog gateways and T1 CAS.) Otherwise, choose All (default value).

Order

Choose the order in which you want to access this port or device (1 having the highest priority). For more information about the order of devices in a route group, see Route Plan Overview, page 13-1, in the Cisco CallManager System Guide.


Related Topics

Finding a Route Group

Adding a Route Group

Adding Devices to a Route Group

Removing Devices from a Route Group

Updating a Route Group

Deleting a Route Group

Understanding Route Plans, Cisco CallManager Administration Guide