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

Table Of Contents

Annunciator Configuration

Before You Begin

Finding an Annunciator

Updating an Annunciator

Annunciator Configuration Settings

Accessing Dependency Records

Resetting an Annunciator

Related Topics


Annunciator Configuration


An annunciator, an SCCP device that uses the Cisco Media Streaming Application service, enables Cisco Unified Communications Manager to play prerecorded announcements (.wav files) and tones to Cisco Unified IP Phones and gateways. The annunciator, which works with Cisco Multilevel Precedence and Preemption (MLPP), enables Cisco Unified Communications Manager to alert callers as to why the call fails. Annunciator can also play tones for some transferred calls and some conferences.

Use the following topics to find and update annunciators:

Before You Begin

Finding an Annunciator

Updating an Annunciator

Annunciator Configuration Settings

Resetting an Annunciator

Before You Begin

Verify that you have activated the Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming Application service on the server where you plan to configure the annunciator.


Tip When you add a Cisco Unified Communications Manager server, the annunciator for the server will automatically get added to the database. After you activate the Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming Application service, the annunciator device registers with Cisco Unified Communications Manager; verify whether the annunciator exists by using the "Finding an Annunciator" section.


Finding an Annunciator

Perform the following procedure to find an annunciator:

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Media Resources > Annunciator.

The Find and List Annunciators window displays.

To find a specific annunciator quickly, specify the search criteria by performing the following procedure.

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 criteria or click the Clear Filter button to remove all added search criteria.


Step 3 Click Find.

All or 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.

Updating an Annunciator

This section describes how to update an annunciator.

Before You Begin

Before you update an annunciator, verify that you have completed the following tasks:

Configured the appropriate servers

Configured device pools

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Media Resources > Annunciator.

The Find and List Annunciators window displays.

Step 2 To update an annunciator, locate the appropriate annunciator as described in the "Finding an Annunciator" section.


Tip When you add a Cisco Unified Communications Manager server, the annunciator for the sever will automatically get added to the database. After you activate the Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming Application service, the annunciator device registers with Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Step 3 Click the annunciator that you want to update and continue with Step 4.

Step 4 Enter the appropriate settings as described in Table 63-1.

Step 5 Click Save.

Step 6 Be sure the Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming Application service has been activated. For information on activating services, refer to the Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Annunciator Configuration Settings

Table 63-1 describes the annunciator configuration settings. For more information about related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 63-1 Annunciator Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

Server

The system automatically displays the preconfigured server (servers get added at installation).

Name

This field designates the name that is used when the device registers with the Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Enter a name of up to 15 alphanumeric characters (periods, dashes, and underscores are allowed).

Description

Enter a description of up to 54 alphanumeric characters (periods, dashes, and underscores are allowed). By default, the server name, which includes the prefix ANN_, is used.

Device Pool

Choose Default or choose a device pool from the drop-down list of configured device pools.

Location

Choose the appropriate location for this annunciator. A location setting of Hub_None means that the locations feature does not keep track of the bandwidth that this annunciator consumes.


Accessing Dependency Records

To find which devices are using the annunciator, choose Dependency Records from the Related Links drop-down list menu and click Go. If the dependency records are not enabled for the system, the dependency records summary window displays a message. For more information about dependency records, see the "Accessing Dependency Records" section on page A-2.

Resetting an Annunciator

To reset an annunciator, perform the following procedure:

Procedure


Step 1 Locate the annunciator by using the procedure in the "Finding an Annunciator" section.

Step 2 Click the annunciator that you want to reset.

Step 3 Click the Reset button.

Step 4 The Device Reset Window displays. To continue, click Reset.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

Before You Begin

Finding an Annunciator

Updating an Annunciator

Annunciator Configuration Settings

Accessing Dependency Records

Resetting an Annunciator

Dependency Records, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide

Multilevel Precedence and Preemption, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide

Annunciator, Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide