Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Release 8.0(2)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Services Issues
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Cisco Unified Communications Manager Services Issues

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Cisco Unified Communications Manager Services Issues

No Available Conference Bridge

Hardware Transcoder Not Working As Expected

No Supplementary Services Are Available on an Established Call


Cisco Unified Communications Manager Services Issues


This section covers the solutions for the following most common issues that relate to Cisco Unified Communications Manager services:

No Available Conference Bridge

Hardware Transcoder Not Working As Expected

No Supplementary Services Are Available on an Established Call

No Available Conference Bridge

Symptom

The following message displays: No Conference Bridge Available.

Possible Cause

This could indicate either a software or a hardware problem.

Recommended Action

1. Check to see whether you have any available software or hardware conference bridge resources that are registered with Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

2. Use the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Cisco Unified Real-Time Monitoring Tool to check the number of Unicast AvailableConferences.

The Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming application performs the conference bridge function. One software installation of Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming will support 16 Unicast Available Conferences (three people/conference), as shown in the following trace.


Note The number of supported devices may vary with different Cisco Unified Communications Manager releases. Refer to the appropriate version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager documentation at the following location:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html


10:59:29.951 CCM CallManager|UnicastBridgeControl - wait_capabilities_StationCapRes - 
Device= CFB_kirribilli - Registered - ConfBridges= 16, Streams= 48, tcpHandle=4f12738 
10:59:29.951 CCM CallManager|UnicastBridgeManager - UnicastBridgeRegistrationReq - 
Device Registration Complete for Name= Xoð ô%ð  - DeviceType= 50, ResourcesAvailable= 
16, deviceTblIndex= 0
 
   

One E1 port (WS-X6608-E1 card contains 8x E1 ports) provides five Unicast Available Conferences (max conference size = 6), as shown in the following trace.

11:14:05.390 CCM CallManager|UnicastBridgeControl - wait_capabilities_StationCapRes - 
Device= CFB00107B000FB0 - Registered - ConfBridges= 5, Streams= 16, tcpHandle=4f19d64 
11:14:05.480 CCM CallManager|UnicastBridgeManager - UnicastBridgeRegistrationReq - 
Device Registration Complete for Name= Xoð ô%ð  - DeviceType= 51, ResourcesAvailable= 
5, deviceTblIndex= 0
 
   

The following hardware trace on the Cisco Catalyst 6000 8 Port Voice T1/E1 and Services Module indicates that the E1 port 4/1 in the card registered as a Conference Bridge with Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

greece-sup (enable) sh port 4/1
Port  Name               Status     Vlan       Duplex Speed Type
----- ------------------ ---------- ---------- ------ ----- ----------
 4/1                     enabled    1            full     -Conf Bridge
 
Port     DHCP    MAC-Address       IP-Address      Subnet-Mask
-------- ------- ----------------- --------------- ---------------
 4/1     disable 00-10-7b-00-0f-b0 10.200.72.31    255.255.255.0   
 
Port     Call-Manager(s)   DHCP-Server     TFTP-Server     Gateway
-------- ----------------- --------------- --------------- -----------
 4/1     10.200.72.25      -               10.200.72.25    -               
 
Port     DNS-Server(s)     Domain
-------- ----------------- -------------------------------------------
 4/1     -                 0.0.0.0
 
Port     CallManagerState DSP-Type
-------- ---------------- -------- 
4/1     registered       C549
 
Port  NoiseRegen NonLinearProcessing
----- ---------- -------------------
 4/1  disabled   disabled
 
   

3. Check the maximum number of users that are configured in your ad hoc or meet-me conference to determine whether the problem occurred because this number was exceeded.

4. Check the setting of the Audio Bandwidth field on the Location Configuration window. If the call bandwidth exceeds this configured limit, the conferencing fails. To resolve this issue, choose the Unlimited Bandwidth radio button. For more information on the Location Configuration window, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.

Hardware Transcoder Not Working As Expected

Symptom   

You have installed a hardware transcoder in the Cisco Catalyst 6000 8 Port Voice T1/E1 and Services Module, and it does not work as expected (you cannot make calls between two users with no common codec).

Possible Cause

You may not have any available transcoder resources that are registered with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (must be hardware).

Recommended Action

Use the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Cisco Unified Real-Time Monitoring Tool to check the number of available resources by viewing the ResourceAvailable counter in the Cisco MTP Device object.

One E1 port (WS-X6608-E1 card contains 8x E1 ports) provides transcoder/MTP resources for 16 calls, as shown in the following trace.


Note The number of supported devices may vary with different Cisco Unified Communications Manager releases. Refer to the appropriate version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager documentation at the following location:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html


11:51:09.939 CCM CallManager|MediaTerminationPointControl - Capabilities Received - 
Device= MTP00107B000FB1 - Registered - Supports 16 calls
 
   

The following hardware trace on the Cisco Catalyst 6000 8 Port Voice T1/E1 and Services Module indicates that the E1 port 4/2 in the card registered as an MTP/transcoder with Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

greece-sup (enable) sh port 4/2
Port  Name               Status     Vlan       Duplex Speed Type
----- ------------------ ---------- ---------- ------ ----- ----------
 4/2                     enabled    1            full     - MTP
 
Port     DHCP    MAC-Address       IP-Address      Subnet-Mask
-------- ------- ----------------- --------------- ---------------
 4/2     disable 00-10-7b-00-0f-b1 10.200.72.32    255.255.255.0   
 
Port     Call-Manager(s)   DHCP-Server     TFTP-Server     Gateway
-------- ----------------- --------------- --------------- -----------
 4/2     10.200.72.25      -               10.200.72.25    -               
 
Port     DNS-Server(s)     Domain
-------- ----------------- -------------------------------------------
 4/2     -                 0.0.0.0
 
Port     CallManagerState DSP-Type
-------- ---------------- --------
 4/2     registered       C549
 
Port  NoiseRegen NonLinearProcessing
----- ---------- -------------------
 4/2  disabled   disabled
 
   

Note You cannot configure the same E1 port for both Conference Bridge and Transcoder/MTP


To make a call between two devices that are using a low bit rate code (such as G.729 and G.723) that do not support the same codec, you need a transcoder resource.

Assume Cisco Unified Communications Manager has been configured such that the codec between Region1 and Region2 is G.729. The following scenarios apply:

If caller on Phone A initiates a call, Cisco Unified Communications Manager realizes it is a Cisco Unified IP Phone model 7960, which supports G.729. After the digits are collected, the Cisco Unified Communications Manager determines that the call is destined for User D who is in Region2. Because the destination device also supports G.729, the call gets set up, and the audio flows directly between Phone A and Phone D.

If a caller on Phone B, who has a Cisco Unified IP Phone model 12SP+, initiates a call to Phone D, this time the Cisco Unified Communications Manager would realize that the originating phone only supports G.723 or G.711. Cisco Unified Communications Manager would need to allocate a transcoding resource so audio would flow as G.711 between Phone B and the transcoder but as G.729 between the transcoder and Phone D. If no transcoder were available, Phone D would ring, but as soon as the call was answered, the call would disconnect.

If a user on Phone B calls Phone F, which is a Cisco Unified IP Phone model 12SP+, the two phones would actually use G.723, even though G.729 is configured as the codec to use between the regions. G.723 gets used because both endpoints support it, and it uses less bandwidth than G.729.

No Supplementary Services Are Available on an Established Call

Symptom

A call gets established, but supplementary services are not available.

Possible Cause

An MTP resource problem could provide the source of the transcoding problem if a call is established, but supplementary services are not available on an H.323 device that does not support H323v2.

Recommended Action

1. Determine whether you have any available software or hardware MTP resources that are registered with Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

2. Use Performance monitoring in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Cisco Unified Real-Time Monitoring Tool to check the number of MTP devices available.

Using MTP to support supplementary services with H.323 devices that do not support H.323v2 allows one MTP software application to support 24 calls as shown in the following trace.


Note The number of supported devices may vary with different Cisco Unified Communications Manager releases. Refer to the appropriate version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager documentation at the following location:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html


10:12:19.161 CCM CallManager|MediaTerminationPointControl - Capabilities Received - 
Device= MTP_kirribilli. - Registered - Supports 24 calls
 
   

One E1 port (WS-X6608-E1 card contains 8x E1 ports) provides MTP resources for 16 calls, as shown in the following trace.

11:51:09.939 CCM CallManager|MediaTerminationPointControl - Capabilities Received - 
Device= MTP00107B000FB1 - Registered - Supports 16 calls
 
   

The following hardware trace from the Cisco Catalyst 6000 8 Port Voice T1/E1 and Services Module indicates that the E1 port 4/2 in the card has registered as an MTP/transcoder with Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

greece-sup (enable) sh port 4/2
Port  Name               Status     Vlan       Duplex Speed Type
----- ------------------ ---------- ---------- ------ ----- ----------
 4/2                     enabled    1            full     - MTP
 
Port     DHCP    MAC-Address       IP-Address      Subnet-Mask
-------- ------- ----------------- --------------- ---------------
 4/2     disable 00-10-7b-00-0f-b1 10.200.72.32    255.255.255.0   
 
Port     Call-Manager(s)   DHCP-Server     TFTP-Server     Gateway
-------- ----------------- --------------- --------------- -----------
 4/2     10.200.72.25      -               10.200.72.25    -               
 
Port     DNS-Server(s)     Domain
-------- ----------------- -------------------------------------------
 4/2     -                 0.0.0.0
 
Port     CallManagerState DSP-Type
-------- ---------------- --------
 4/2     registered       C549
 
Port  NoiseRegen NonLinearProcessing
----- ---------- -------------------
 4/2  disabled   disabled
 
   

3. In the Gateway Configuration window of Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, check to see whether the Media Termination Point Required check box is checked.

4. Verify that Cisco Unified Communications Manager allocated the required number of MTP devices.