Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Release 8.6(1)
Route List Configuration
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Route List Configuration

Table Of Contents

Route List Configuration

Route List Configuration Settings

Adding Route Groups to a Route List

Removing Route Groups From a Route List

Changing the Order of Route Groups in a Route List

Synchronizing a Route List With Affected Route Groups

Related Topics


Route List Configuration


Use the following topics to add or delete route lists or to add, remove, or change the order of route groups in a route list:

Route List Configuration Settings

Adding Route Groups to a Route List

Removing Route Groups From a Route List

Changing the Order of Route Groups in a Route List

Synchronizing a Route List With Affected Route Groups

Related Topics

Route List Configuration Settings

In Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, use the Call Routing > Route/Hunt > Route List menu path to configure route lists.

A route list associates a set of route groups in a specified priority order. A route list then associates with one or more route patterns and determines the order in which those route groups are accessed. The order controls the progress of the search for available devices for outgoing calls.

A route list can contain only route groups. Each route list should have at least one route group. Each route group includes at least one device, such as a gateway, that is available. Based on device type, Cisco Unified Communications Manager can choose some, or all, ports as resources in each route group. Some devices, such as digital access, only allow you to choose all ports.

You can add a route group to any number of route lists.

Tips About Configuring Route Lists

To begin configuration of a new route list, click the Add New button to display the Route List Configuration window where you configure the new route list.

After you configure a new route list, add at least one route group to the new route list.

After you configure a route list, see the following topics to continue configuration of a route list:

Adding Route Groups to a Route List

Removing Route Groups From a Route List

Changing the Order of Route Groups in a Route List

Synchronizing a Route List With Affected Route Groups

Tips About Deleting Route Lists

The Cisco Unified Communications Manager associates a route list with a route pattern. You cannot delete a route list if it associates with a route pattern. To find out which route patterns are using the route list, click the Dependency Records link from the Route List Configuration window. If 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.


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

Using the GUI

For instructions on how to use the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Graphical User Interface (GUI) to find, delete, configure, or copy records, see the "Navigating the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Application" section and its subsections, which explain how to use the GUI and detail the functions of the buttons and icons.

Configuration Settings Table

Table 32-1 describes the route list configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 32-1 Route List Configuration Settings 

Field
Description
Route List Information

Route List Name

Enter a name for this rout e list. The name can comprise up to 50 alphanumeric characters and can contain any combination of spaces, periods (.), hyphens (-), and underscore characters (_). Ensure that each route list name is unique to the route plan.

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

Description

Enter a description for this route list.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Group

From this drop-down list box, choose a Cisco Unified Communications Manager group.

Note The route list registers with the first Cisco Unified Communications Manager in the group, which is its primary Cisco Unified CM.

Note If you choose a Cisco Unified CM group that has only one configured Cisco Unified CM, you receive the following warning:

WARNING! The selected Cisco Unified Communications Manager Group has only one Cisco Unified Communications Manager configured. For the control process to have redundancy protection, please select a Cisco Unified Communications Manager Group with more than one Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Enable this Route List

By default, the system checks this check box for a new route list.

If you want to disable this route list, uncheck this check box. A popup window explains that calls in progress do not get affected, but this route list will not accept additional calls.

Run On All Active Unified CM Nodes

To enable the active route list to run on every node, check this check box.

Save

When you click this button to save a route list, a popup message reminds you that you must add at least one route group to this route list for it to accept calls.

Add Route Group

To add a route group to this route list, click this button and perform Step 4 through Step 8 of the "Adding Route Groups to a Route List" section.

Note For called party and calling party transformation information, you can click the name of a route group that belongs to this route list. The route group names display in the Route List Details list box at the bottom of the Route List Configuration window. This action displays the Route List Detail Configuration window for the route group that you choose.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Adding Route Groups to a Route List

You can add route groups to a new route list or to an existing route list. Route groups can exist in one or more route lists. The following procedure describes adding a route group to an existing route list.


Note You cannot add route groups that contain MGCP gateways that use the QSIG protocol (a QSIG route group) and route groups that contain gateways that use the H.323 protocol (H.323 route group) to the same route list. For more information, see the "Route Groups and Route Lists" section in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Before You Begin

Before performing this procedure, you must build one or more route groups and add a route list.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Call Routing > Route/Hunt > Route List.

Step 2 Locate the route list to which you want to add route group.

Step 3 To add a route group, click Add Route Group.

The Route List Detail Configuration window displays.

Step 4 From the Route Group drop-down list box, choose a route group to add to the route list.


Note If the route list contains a QSIG route group, H.323 route groups do not display in the drop-down list box. If the route group contains a H.323 route group, QSIG route groups do not display in the drop-down list box.

Note When you are configuring the Local Route Group feature, add the Standard Local Route Group to the route list by selecting the Standard Local Route Group entry in the drop-down list box.

See the "Local Route Groups" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide for details.

Step 5 If you need to manipulate the calling party number on calls that are routed through this route group, set up the calling party transformations in the appropriate fields.


Note For more information on calling party transformations, see "Calling and Called Party Transformations" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Step 6 If you need to manipulate the dialed digits on calls that are routed through this route group, set up the called party transformations in the appropriate fields.


Note For more information on called party transformations, see "Called Party Number Transformations Settings" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Step 7 To add the route group, click Save.

The route group details information appears in the Route List Details link.

Step 8 To add more route groups to this list, click Add Route Group and repeat Step 3 through Step 7.

Step 9 When you finish adding route groups to the route list, click Save.


Note See the "Synchronizing a Route List With Affected Route Groups" section before deciding whether to proceed to Step 10 below.

Step 10 Click Reset for changes to take effect. When the popup windows display, click Reset.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Removing Route Groups From a Route List

You can remove route groups from a new route list or from an existing route list. The following procedure describes removing a route group from an existing route list.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Call Routing > Route/Hunt > Route List in the menu bar.

Step 2 Locate the route list from which you want to remove a route group.

Step 3 From the Selected Groups list, choose a route group name.


Note To select multiple route groups from the list, press the Shift key and click the desired route groups.

Step 4 Click the Down Arrow below the Selected Groups list box to move the selected route group to the Removed Groups list.

Step 5 To remove the route group, click Save.

When the window refreshes, click OK to remove the route group from the route list.

Step 6 Click Reset for the changes to take effect. Click Reset in response to the popup windows.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Changing the Order of Route Groups in a Route List

Cisco Unified Communications Manager accesses route groups in the order in which they appear in the route list. The following procedure allows you to change the access order of route groups.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Call Routing > Route/Hunt > Route List.

Step 2 Locate the route list in which you want to change the order of a route group.

Step 3 From the Selected Groups list, choose a route group.

Step 4 To move the route group up or down in the list, choose a route group; then, click the up or down arrows on the right side of the list box.

Step 5 Click Save.


Note For called party and calling party transformation information, click the route group icon or route group name in the Route List Details list at left. This action takes you to the Route List Detail Configuration window for the corresponding route group.

Step 6 Click Reset for the changes to take effect. Click Reset in response to the popup windows.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Synchronizing a Route List With Affected Route Groups

To synchronize route groups with a route list that has undergone configuration changes, perform the following procedure, which applies 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 Call Routing > Route/Hunt > Route List.

The Find and List Route Lists window displays.

Step 2 Choose the search criteria to use and click Find.

The window displays a list of route lists that match the search criteria.

Step 3 Check the check boxes next to the route lists to which you want to synchronize applicable route groups. To choose all route lists in the window, check the check box in the matching records title bar.

Step 4 Click Apply Config to Selected.

The Apply Configuration Information dialog displays.

Step 5 Click OK.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

Route List Configuration Settings

Adding Route Groups to a Route List

Removing Route Groups From a Route List

Changing the Order of Route Groups in a Route List

Synchronizing a Route List With Affected Route Groups

Understanding Route Plans, Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide

Understanding How Presence Works with Route Lists, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide

Local Route Groups, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide