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Conference Bridge Configuration

Table Of Contents

Conference Bridge Configuration

Software Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Hardware Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco IOS Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco Video Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco Conference Bridge (WS-SVC-CMM) Configuration Settings

Finding a Conference Bridge

Configuring a Conference Device

Synchronizing a Conference Device

Deleting a Conference Device

Related Topics


Conference Bridge Configuration


Use the following topics to configure conference bridges:

Configuration Settings

Software Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Hardware Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco IOS Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco Video Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco Conference Bridge (WS-SVC-CMM) Configuration Settings

Finding, Configuring, Synchronizing or Deleting a Conference Bridge

Finding a Conference Bridge

Configuring a Conference Device

Synchronizing a Conference Device

Deleting a Conference Device

Related Topics

Software Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Conference Bridge for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, a software or hardware application, allows both ad hoc and meet-me voice conferencing. Each conference bridge can host several simultaneous, multiparty conferences.

Be aware that both hardware and software conference bridges can be active at the same time. Software and hardware conference devices differ in the number of streams and the types of codec that they support.

You cannot add software conference bridges to Cisco Unified Communications Manager by using Conference Bridge Configuration. Software conference bridges automatically get added when a Cisco Unified Communications Manager server gets added (see the "Configuring a Server" section on page 2-5 for more information). After a Cisco Unified Communications Manager server gets added, the software conference bridge gets displayed in the Find/List Conference Bridges window (by default, the first software conference bridge gets configured during Cisco Unified Communications Manager installation) when you perform a search. You can update software conference bridges, but you cannot delete them.

Refer to the "Conference Bridges" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for more information about conference bridges.

Table 71-1 describes the software conference bridge configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 71-1 Software Conference Bridge Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

Conference Bridge Type

This field automatically displays Cisco Conference Bridge Software.

Host Server

This field automatically displays the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server for this software conference bridge.

Conference Bridge Name

This field automatically displays the software conference bridge name. The format of the name specifies CFB_ followed by a digit that represents the value of the software conference bridge; for example, CFB_3 represents the third conference bridge in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager system.

Description

This field automatically displays a description, but the administrator can update this field.

Device Pool

Choose a device pool that has the highest priority within the Cisco Unified Communications Manager group that you are using or choose Default.

Common Device Configuration

Choose the common device configuration to assign to the conference bridge. The common device configuration includes attributes, such as MOH audio source, that support features and services for phone users.

Device configurations that are configured in the Common Device Configuration window display in the drop-down list. See Common Device Configuration for more information.

Location

Use locations to implement call admission control (CAC) in a centralized call-processing system. CAC enables you to regulate audio quality and video availability by limiting the amount of bandwidth that is available for audio and video calls over links between locations. The location specifies the total bandwidth that is available for calls to and from this location.

From the drop-down list box, choose the appropriate location for this conference bridge.

A location setting of Hub_None means that the locations feature does not keep track of the bandwidth that this conference bridge consumes. A location setting of Phantom specifies a location that enables successful CAC across intercluster trunks that use H.323 protocol or SIP.

To configure a new location, use the System > Location menu option.

For more details about locations, see the "Location Configuration" section on page 18-1. For an explanation of location-based CAC across intercluster trunks, see "Location-Based Call Admission Control Over Intercluster Trunk" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Use Trusted Relay Point

From the drop-down list box, enable or disable whether Cisco Unified Communications Manager inserts a trusted relay point (TRP) device with this media endpoint. Choose one of the following values:

Default—If you choose this value, the device uses the Use Trusted Relay Point setting from the common device configuration with which this device associates.

Off—Choose this value to disable the use of a TRP with this device. This setting overrides the Use Trusted Relay Point setting in the common device configuration with which this device associates.

On—Choose this value to enable the use of a TRP with this device. This setting overrides the Use Trusted Relay Point setting in the common device configuration with which this device associates.

A Trusted Relay Point (TRP) device designates an MTP or transcoder device that is labeled as Trusted Relay Point.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager places the TRP closest to the associated endpoint device if more than one resource is needed for the endpoint (for example, a transcoder or RSVPAgent).

If both TRP and MTP are required for the endpoint, TRP gets used as the required MTP. See "TRP Insertion in Cisco Unified Communications Manager" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for details of call behavior.

If both TRP and RSVPAgent are needed for the endpoint, Cisco Unified Communications Manager first tries to find an RSVPAgent that can also be used as a TRP.

If both TRP and transcoder are needed for the endpoint, Cisco Unified Communications Manager first tries to find a transcoder that is also designated as a TRP.

Refer to "Trusted Relay Point" and its subtopics in the "Media Resource Management" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for a complete discussion of network virtualization and trusted relay points.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Hardware Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Conference Bridge for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, a software or hardware application, allows both ad hoc and meet-me voice conferencing. Each conference bridge can host several simultaneous, multiparty conferences.

Be aware that both hardware and software conference bridges can be active at the same time. Software and hardware conference devices differ in the number of streams and the types of codec that they support.


Note The hardware model type for Conference Bridge contains a specific Media Access Control (MAC) address and device pool information.


Refer to the "Conference Bridges" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for more information about conference bridges.

Before you configure a conference bridge, configure the device pools. See the "Deleting a Device Pool" section on page 9-19.

Table 71-2 describes the hardware conference bridge configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 71-2 Hardware Conference Bridge Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

Conference Bridge Type

Choose Cisco Conference Bridge Hardware.

For a description of this type, refer to the "Conference Bridge Types in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration" section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

MAC Address

Enter a unique device MAC address in this required field. MAC addresses comprise 12 hexadecimal digits (0-9, A-F).

Example

1231123245AB

Description

This field automatically generates from the MAC address that you provide. You can update this field if you choose.

Device Pool

Choose a device pool that has the highest priority within the Cisco Unified Communications Manager group that you are using or choose Default.

Common Device Configuration

Choose the common device configuration to assign to the conference bridge. The common device configuration includes attributes, such as MOH audio source, that support features and services for phone users.

Device configurations that are configured in the Common Device Configuration window display in the drop-down list. See Common Device Configuration for more information.

Location

Use locations to implement call admission control (CAC) in a centralized call-processing system. CAC enables you to regulate audio quality and video availability by limiting the amount of bandwidth that is available for audio and video calls over links between locations. The location specifies the total bandwidth that is available for calls to and from this location.

From the drop-down list box, choose the appropriate location for this conference bridge.

A location setting of Hub_None means that the locations feature does not keep track of the bandwidth that this conference bridge consumes. A location setting of Phantom specifies a location that enables successful CAC across intercluster trunks that use H.323 protocol or SIP.

To configure a new location, use the System > Location menu option.

For more details about locations, see the "Location Configuration" section on page 18-1. For an explanation of location-based CAC across intercluster trunks, see "Location-Based Call Admission Control Over Intercluster Trunk" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Use Trusted Relay Point

From the drop-down list box, enable or disable whether Cisco Unified Communications Manager inserts a trusted relay point (TRP) device with this media endpoint. Choose one of the following values:

Default—If you choose this value, the device uses the Use Trusted Relay Point setting from the common device configuration with which this device associates.

Off—Choose this value to disable the use of a TRP with this device. This setting overrides the Use Trusted Relay Point setting in the common device configuration with which this device associates.

On—Choose this value to enable the use of a TRP with this device. This setting overrides the Use Trusted Relay Point setting in the common device configuration with which this device associates.

A Trusted Relay Point (TRP) device designates an MTP or transcoder device that is labeled as Trusted Relay Point.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager places the TRP closest to the associated endpoint device if more than one resource is needed for the endpoint (for example, a transcoder or RSVPAgent).

If both TRP and MTP are required for the endpoint, TRP gets used as the required MTP. See "TRP Insertion in Cisco Unified Communications Manager" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for details of call behavior.

If both TRP and RSVPAgent are needed for the endpoint, Cisco Unified Communications Manager first tries to find an RSVPAgent that can also be used as a TRP.

If both TRP and transcoder are needed for the endpoint, Cisco Unified Communications Manager first tries to find a transcoder that is also designated as a TRP.

Refer to "Trusted Relay Point" and its subtopics in the "Media Resource Management" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for a complete discussion of network virtualization and trusted relay points.

Special Load Information

Enter any special load information or leave blank to use default.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Cisco IOS Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Conference Bridge for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, a software or hardware application, allows both ad hoc and meet-me voice conferencing. Each conference bridge can host several simultaneous, multiparty conferences.

Be aware that both hardware and software conference bridges can be active at the same time. Software and hardware conference devices differ in the number of streams and the types of codec that they support.

Before you configure a conference bridge, configure the device pools. See the "Deleting a Device Pool" section on page 9-19.

Refer to the "Conference Bridges" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for more information about conference bridges.

Table 71-3 describes the Cisco IOS conference bridge configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 71-3 Cisco IOS Conference Bridge Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

Conference Bridge Type

Choose Cisco IOS Conference Bridge or Cisco IOS Enhanced Conference Bridge.

For a description of these types, refer to the "Conference Bridge Types in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration" section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Conference Bridge Name

Enter the same name that exists in the gateway Command Line Interface (CLI).

You can enter up to 15 characters. Valid characters comprise alphanumeric characters (a-z, A-Z, 0-9), as well as dot (.), dash (-),and underscore (_).

Description

This field automatically generates from the conference bridge name that you provide. You can update this field if you choose.

Device Pool

Choose a device pool or choose Default.

Common Device Configuration

Choose the common device configuration to assign to the conference bridge. The common device configuration includes attributes, such as MOH audio source, that support features and services for phone users.

Device configurations that are configured in the Common Device Configuration window display in the drop-down list. See Common Device Configuration for more information.

Location

Use locations to implement call admission control (CAC) in a centralized call-processing system. CAC enables you to regulate audio quality and video availability by limiting the amount of bandwidth that is available for audio and video calls over links between locations. The location specifies the total bandwidth that is available for calls to and from this location.

From the drop-down list box, choose the appropriate location for this conference bridge.

A location setting of Hub_None means that the locations feature does not keep track of the bandwidth that this conference bridge consumes. A location setting of Phantom specifies a location that enables successful CAC across intercluster trunks that use H.323 protocol or SIP.

To configure a new location, use the System > Location menu option.

For more details about locations, see the "Location Configuration" section on page 18-1. For an explanation of location-based CAC across intercluster trunks, see "Location-Based Call Admission Control Over Intercluster Trunk" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Device Security Mode

This field displays for Cisco IOS Enhanced Conference Bridge only.

If you choose Non Secure Conference Bridge, the nonsecure conference establishes a TCP port connection to Cisco Unified Communications Manager on port 2000.

Tip Ensure this setting matches the security setting on the conference bridge, or the call will fail.

The Encrypted Conference Bridge setting supports the secure conference feature. Refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide for secure conference bridge configuration procedures.

Use Trusted Relay Point

From the drop-down list box, enable or disable whether Cisco Unified Communications Manager inserts a trusted relay point (TRP) device with this media endpoint. Choose one of the following values:

Default—If you choose this value, the device uses the Use Trusted Relay Point setting from the common device configuration with which this device associates.

Off—Choose this value to disable the use of a TRP with this device. This setting overrides the Use Trusted Relay Point setting in the common device configuration with which this device associates.

On—Choose this value to enable the use of a TRP with this device. This setting overrides the Use Trusted Relay Point setting in the common device configuration with which this device associates.

A Trusted Relay Point (TRP) device designates an MTP or transcoder device that is labeled as Trusted Relay Point.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager places the TRP closest to the associated endpoint device if more than one resource is needed for the endpoint (for example, a transcoder or RSVPAgent).

If both TRP and MTP are required for the endpoint, TRP gets used as the required MTP. See "TRP Insertion in Cisco Unified Communications Manager" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for details of call behavior.

If both TRP and RSVPAgent are needed for the endpoint, Cisco Unified Communications Manager first tries to find an RSVPAgent that can also be used as a TRP.

If both TRP and transcoder are needed for the endpoint, Cisco Unified Communications Manager first tries to find a transcoder that is also designated as a TRP.

Refer to "Trusted Relay Point" and its subtopics in the "Media Resource Management" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for a complete discussion of network virtualization and trusted relay points.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Cisco Video Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Conference Bridge for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, a software or hardware application, allows both ad hoc and meet-me voice conferencing. Each conference bridge can host several simultaneous, multiparty conferences.

Be aware that both hardware and software conference bridges can be active at the same time. Software and hardware conference devices differ in the number of streams and the types of codec that they support.

Before you configure a conference bridge, configure the device pools. See the "Deleting a Device Pool" section on page 9-19.

Refer to the "Conference Bridges" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for more information about conference bridges.

Table 71-4 describes the Cisco video conference bridge configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 71-4 Cisco Video Conference Bridge Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

Conference Bridge Type

Choose Cisco Video Conference Bridge (IPVC-35xx).

For a description of this type, refer to "Conference Bridge Types in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

MAC Address

Enter a unique device MAC address in this required field. MAC addresses comprise 12 hexadecimal digits (0-9, A-F).

Example

1231123245AB

Description

This field automatically generates from the conference bridge name that you provide. You can update this field if you choose.

Device Pool

Choose a device pool or choose Default.

Common Device Configuration

Choose the common device configuration to assign to the conference bridge. The common device configuration includes attributes, such as MOH audio source, that support features and services for phone users.

Device configurations that are configured in the Common Device Configuration window display in the drop-down list. See Common Device Configuration for more information.

Location

Use locations to implement call admission control (CAC) in a centralized call-processing system. CAC enables you to regulate audio quality and video availability by limiting the amount of bandwidth that is available for audio and video calls over links between locations. The location specifies the total bandwidth that is available for calls to and from this location.

From the drop-down list box, choose the appropriate location for this conference bridge.

A location setting of Hub_None means that the locations feature does not keep track of the bandwidth that this conference bridge consumes. A location setting of Phantom specifies a location that enables successful CAC across intercluster trunks that use H.323 protocol or SIP.

To configure a new location, use the System > Location menu option.

For more details about locations, see the "Location Configuration" section on page 18-1. For an explanation of location-based CAC across intercluster trunks, see "Location-Based Call Admission Control Over Intercluster Trunk" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Use Trusted Relay Point

From the drop-down list box, enable or disable whether Cisco Unified Communications Manager inserts a trusted relay point (TRP) device with this media endpoint. Choose one of the following values:

Default—If you choose this value, the device uses the Use Trusted Relay Point setting from the common device configuration with which this device associates.

Off—Choose this value to disable the use of a TRP with this device. This setting overrides the Use Trusted Relay Point setting in the common device configuration with which this device associates.

On—Choose this value to enable the use of a TRP with this device. This setting overrides the Use Trusted Relay Point setting in the common device configuration with which this device associates.

A Trusted Relay Point (TRP) device designates an MTP or transcoder device that is labeled as Trusted Relay Point.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager places the TRP closest to the associated endpoint device if more than one resource is needed for the endpoint (for example, a transcoder or RSVPAgent).

If both TRP and MTP are required for the endpoint, TRP gets used as the required MTP. See "TRP Insertion in Cisco Unified Communications Manager" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for details of call behavior.

If both TRP and RSVPAgent are needed for the endpoint, Cisco Unified Communications Manager first tries to find an RSVPAgent that can also be used as a TRP.

If both TRP and transcoder are needed for the endpoint, Cisco Unified Communications Manager first tries to find a transcoder that is also designated as a TRP.

Refer to "Trusted Relay Point" and its subtopics in the "Media Resource Management" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for a complete discussion of network virtualization and trusted relay points.

Product-Specific Configuration

Model-specific configuration fields that the device manufacturer defines

The device manufacturer specifies the model-specific fields under product-specific configuration. Because they are dynamically configured, they can change without notice.

To view field descriptions and help for product-specific configuration items, click the "?" information icon under the Product Specific Configuration heading to display help in a popup dialog box.

If you need more information, refer to the documentation for the specific device that you are configuring or contact the manufacturer.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Cisco Conference Bridge (WS-SVC-CMM) Configuration Settings

Conference Bridge for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, a software or hardware application, allows both ad hoc and meet-me voice conferencing. Each conference bridge can host several simultaneous, multiparty conferences.

Be aware that both hardware and software conference bridges can be active at the same time. Software and hardware conference devices differ in the number of streams and the types of codec that they support.

Before you configure a conference bridge, configure the device pools. See the "Deleting a Device Pool" section on page 9-19.

Refer to the "Conference Bridges" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for more information about conference bridges.

Table 71-5 describes the Cisco Conference Bridge (WS-SVC-CMM) configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 71-5 Cisco Conference Bridge (WS-SVC-CMM) Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

Conference Bridge Type

Choose Cisco Conference Bridge (WS-SVC-CMM).

For a description of this type, refer to "Conference Bridge Types in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Description

Enter a description (up to 50 characters) or leave blank to generate automatically from the MAC address that you provide. Invalid characters comprise quotes ("), angle brackets (<>), backslash (), ampersand,(&), and percent sign (%).

MAC Address

Enter a unique device MAC address in this required field. MAC addresses comprise 12 hexadecimal digits (0-9, A-F).

Example

1231123245AB

Subunit

From the drop-down list box, choose the value for the daughter card for a given slot on the Communication Media Module card.

Device Pool

Choose a device pool or choose Default.

Common Device Configuration

Choose the common device configuration to assign to the conference bridge. The common device configuration includes attributes, such as MOH audio source, that support features and services for phone users.

Device configurations that are configured in the Common Device Configuration window display in the drop-down list. See Common Device Configuration for more information.

Location

Use locations to implement call admission control (CAC) in a centralized call-processing system. CAC enables you to regulate audio quality and video availability by limiting the amount of bandwidth that is available for audio and video calls over links between locations. The location specifies the total bandwidth that is available for calls to and from this location.

From the drop-down list box, choose the appropriate location for this conference bridge.

A location setting of Hub_None means that the locations feature does not keep track of the bandwidth that this conference bridge consumes. A location setting of Phantom specifies a location that enables successful CAC across intercluster trunks that use H.323 protocol or SIP.

To configure a new location, use the System > Location menu option.

For more details about locations, see the "Location Configuration" section on page 18-1. For an explanation of location-based CAC across intercluster trunks, see "Location-Based Call Admission Control Over Intercluster Trunk" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Use Trusted Relay Point

From the drop-down list box, enable or disable whether Cisco Unified Communications Manager inserts a trusted relay point (TRP) device with this media endpoint. Choose one of the following values:

Default—If you choose this value, the device uses the Use Trusted Relay Point setting from the common device configuration with which this device associates.

Off—Choose this value to disable the use of a TRP with this device. This setting overrides the Use Trusted Relay Point setting in the common device configuration with which this device associates.

On—Choose this value to enable the use of a TRP with this device. This setting overrides the Use Trusted Relay Point setting in the common device configuration with which this device associates.

A Trusted Relay Point (TRP) device designates an MTP or transcoder device that is labeled as Trusted Relay Point.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager places the TRP closest to the associated endpoint device if more than one resource is needed for the endpoint (for example, a transcoder or RSVPAgent).

If both TRP and MTP are required for the endpoint, TRP gets used as the required MTP. See the "TRP Insertion in Cisco Unified Communications Manager" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for details of call behavior.

If both TRP and RSVPAgent are needed for the endpoint, Cisco Unified Communications Manager first tries to find an RSVPAgent that can also be used as a TRP.

If both TRP and transcoder are needed for the endpoint, Cisco Unified Communications Manager first tries to find a transcoder that is also designated as a TRP.

Refer to "Trusted Relay Point" and its subtopics in the "Media Resource Management" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for a complete discussion of network virtualization and trusted relay points.

Maximum Capacity

Choose the maximum number of streams for a given service on a daughter card. Possible values include 32, 64, 96, and 128 streams. Ensure that each daughter card has as many ports as the value that you choose.

Product-Specific Configuration

Model-specific configuration fields that the device manufacturer defines

To view field descriptions and help for product-specific configuration items, click the "?" information icon under the Product Specific Configuration heading to display help in a popup dialog box.

If you need more information, refer to the documentation for the specific device that you are configuring or contact the manufacturer.


Finding a Conference Bridge

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


Note During your work in a browser session, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration retains your conference bridge search preferences. If you navigate to other menu items and return to this menu item, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration retains your conference bridge search preferences until you modify your search or close the browser.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose Media Resources > Conference Bridge.

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

Step 2 To find all records in the database, ensure the Find 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 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 conference bridge records in the database 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 Conference Device

This section describes how to configure a conference device.

Before You Begin

Make sure that the following prerequisites are met before you proceed with the steps:

Configure the device pools. See the "Deleting a Device Pool" section on page 9-19.


Note Software conference bridges automatically get created when the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server gets created. You cannot add software conference bridges to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. See the "Software Conference Bridge Configuration Settings" section.


For software conference bridges, activate the Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming Application service. Refer to the Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Media Resources > Conference Bridge.

Step 2 Perform one of the following tasks:

To add a conference device, click Add New.

To update a conference device, locate the conference bridge by using the procedure in the "Finding a Conference Bridge" section.

The Conference Bridge Configuration window displays.

Step 3 Enter the appropriate settings as described in the following sections:

Software Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Hardware Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco IOS Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco Video Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco Conference Bridge (WS-SVC-CMM) Configuration Settings

Step 4 Click Save.


Note See the procedure described in "Synchronizing a Conference Device" section before deciding on whether to proceed to Step 5.


Step 5 To reset the conference bridge device and apply your changes, click Reset.

The Device Reset window displays.

Step 6 Click Reset and close the window.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Synchronizing a Conference Device

To synchronize a conference device with the most recent configuration changes, perform the following procedure, which will apply any outstanding configuration settings in the least-intrusive manner possible. (For example, a reset/restart may not be required on some affected devices.)

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Media Resources > Conference Bridge.

The Find and List Conference Bridges window displays.

Step 2 Choose the search criteria to use.

Step 3 Click Find.

The window displays a list of conference bridges that match the search criteria.

Step 4 Check the check boxes next to the conference bridges that you want to synchronize. To choose all conference bridges in the window, check the check box in the matching records title bar.

Step 5 Click Apply Config to Selected.

The Apply Configuration Information dialog displays.

Step 6 Click OK.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Deleting a Conference Device

This section describes how to delete a conference device. You cannot delete Cisco Unified Communications Manager Conference Bridge Software. See the "Configuring a Conference Device" section.

Before You Begin

Cisco Unified Communications Manager allows you to delete devices that may be associated with things such as media resource groups. To find out what dependencies the conference device may have, choose the Dependency Records link from the drop-down list box and click Go from the Conference Bridge Configuration window. 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.

Procedure


Step 1 Locate the conference bridge by using the procedure in the "Finding a Conference Bridge" section.

Step 2 Click the conference bridge that you want to delete.

Step 3 Click Delete Selected.

A message displays the following warning:

You are about to permanently delete this Conference Bridge. This action cannot be undone. Continue?

Step 4 To delete the conference device, click OK.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

Software Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Hardware Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco IOS Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco Video Conference Bridge Configuration Settings

Cisco Conference Bridge (WS-SVC-CMM) Configuration Settings

Finding a Conference Bridge

Configuring a Conference Device

Synchronizing a Conference Device

Deleting a Conference Device

Configuring a Meet-Me Number/Pattern, page 62-4

Deleting a Meet-Me Number/Pattern, page 62-4

Conference Bridges, Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide

Conference Bridge Types in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide

Trusted Relay Point, Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide

Other Information

Configuring Secure Conference Bridge in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3511 MCU and Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3540 MCU Module Administrator Guide

Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide