Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Release 6.1(1)
Server Configuration
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Server Configuration

Table Of Contents

Server Configuration

Finding a Server

Configuring a Server

Deleting a Server

Server Configuration Settings

Related Topics


Server Configuration


Use the server configuration to specify the address of the server where Cisco Unified Communications Manager is installed. If your network uses Domain Name System (DNS) services, you can specify the host name of the server. If your network does not use DNS services, you must specify the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the server.


Note You must update the DNS server with the appropriate Cisco Unified Communications Manager name and address information before you use that information to configure the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server.


For information about how to add, update, or delete a server address in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database, see the "Related Topics" section.

Finding a Server

Because you might have several servers in your network, Cisco Unified Communications Manager lets you locate specific servers on the basis of specific criteria. Use the following procedure to locate servers.


Note During your work in a browser session, the cookies on the client machine store your find/list search preferences. If you navigate to other menu items and return to this menu item, or if you close the browser and then reopen a new browser window, your Cisco Unified Communications Manager search preferences get retained until you modify your search.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Server.

The Find and List Servers window displays. Records from an active (prior) query may also display in the window.

Step 2 To find all records in the database, ensure the dialog box is empty; go to Step 3.

To filter or search records

From the first drop-down list box, select a search parameter.

From the second drop-down list box, select a search pattern.

Specify the appropriate search text, if applicable.


Note To add additional search criteria, click the + button. When you add criteria, the system searches for a record that matches all criteria that you specify. To remove criteria, click the - button to remove the last added criterion or click the Clear Filter button to remove all added search criteria.


Step 3 Click Find.

All matching records display. You can change the number of items that display on each page by choosing a different value from the Rows per Page drop-down list box.


Note You can delete multiple records from the database by checking the check boxes next to the appropriate record and clicking Delete Selected. You can delete all configurable records for this selection by clicking Select All and then clicking Delete Selected.


Step 4 From the list of records that display, click the link for the record that you want to view.


Note To reverse the sort order, click the up or down arrow, if available, in the list header.


The window displays the item that you choose.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Configuring a Server

This section describes how to add or update a server address to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database.

Before You Begin

The following guideline applies to adding a server:

Make sure that you only add each server once on the Server Configuration window. If you add a server by using the host name and add the same server by using the IP address, Cisco Unified Communications Manager cannot accurately determine component versions for the server after a Cisco Unified Communications Manager upgrade. If you have two entries in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration for the same server, delete one of the entries before you upgrade (see the "Deleting a Server" section).

Procedure


Step 1 Perform one of the following tasks:

To add a server, choose System > Server and click Add New.

To update a server, find the server by using the procedure in the "Finding a Server" section.

The Server Configuration window displays.

Step 2 Enter the appropriate settings as described in Table 2-1.

Step 3 Click the Save icon that displays in the tool bar in the upper, left corner of the window (or click the Save button that displays at the bottom of the window) to save the data and to add the server to the database.

Changes to the server configuration do not take effect until you restart Cisco Unified Communications Manager. For information about restarting the Cisco CallManager service, refer to the Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide.



Note When you perform a fresh installation of Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you must define any subsequent servers (nodes) in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Server Configuration window before you can install the Cisco Unified Communications Manager software on each subsequent server. To define a subsequent node, click Add New, as described in the preceding Step 1, and configure the server. After you add the subsequent server, you can then install the Cisco Unified Communications Manager software on that server.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Deleting a Server

This section describes how to delete a server from the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database.

Before You Begin

If the dependency records feature is not enabled for the system, the dependency records summary window displays a message showing the action that you can take to enable the dependency records; the message also displays information about high CPU consumption that is related to the dependency records feature. For more information about dependency records, refer to the "Accessing Dependency Records" section on page A-2.

Procedure


Step 1 Find the server by using the procedure in the "Finding a Server" section.

Step 2 From list of matching records, choose the server that you want to delete.

Step 3 Click the Delete Selected Item icon that displays in the tool bar in the upper, left corner of the window (or click the Delete Selected button that displays at the bottom of the window) to delete the server.

If the server is not in use, Cisco Unified Communications Manager deletes it. If it is in use, a message displays.

Changes to the server configuration do not take effect until you restart Cisco Unified Communications Manager. For information about restarting the Cisco CallManager service, refer to the Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Server Configuration Settings

Table 2-1 describes the server configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 2-1 Server Configuration Settings 

Field
Description
Server Information

Host Name/IP Address

If your network uses DNS services, you can enter the host name of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server. Otherwise, you must enter the full IP address of the server.

Note You must update the DNS server with the appropriate Cisco Unified Communications Manager name and address information before using that information here.

MAC Address

Consider this entry as optional.

Enter the media access control (MAC) address of the network interface card (NIC) in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server. The MAC address specifies the permanent hardware address of the NIC.

Tip If you plan to move the server periodically to different locations on the network, you must enter the MAC address, so other devices on the network can always identify the server. If you do not plan to relocate the server, consider entry of the MAC address as optional.

Description

Consider this entry as optional.

Enter a description of the server.


Related Topics

Finding a Server

Configuring a Server

Deleting a Server

Server Configuration Settings

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Configuration, page 3-1