Cisco Intercompany Media Engine Installation and Configuration Guide, Release 9.0(1)
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This document provides instructions for installing and administering the Cisco Intercompany Media Engine ( Cisco IME). This guide includes descriptions of procedural tasks that you complete by using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration and the Cisco IME command line interface.

Use this book for following products:
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 5000
  • Cisco Unity Connection


This guide provides information for network administrators who are responsible for managing the Cisco Unified Communications Manager system. This guide requires knowledge of telephony and IP networking technology.

Related documentation

Refer to the following documents for further information about related Cisco IP telephony applications and products:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Documentation Guide
  • Release Notes for Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Release Notes for Cisco Intercompany Media Engine
  • Cisco Intercompany Media Engine TCP and UDP Port Usage
  • Cisco Intercompany Media EngineCommand Line Interface Reference Guide
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide
  • Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide
  • Cisco Unified Real-Time Monitoring Tool Administration Guide
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration Guide
  • Cisco Unified Communications Solution Reference Network Design (SRND)

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