Release Notes for
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
First Published: March 28, 2013
Last Updated: July 31, 2014
The Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR-G2) platforms require 1 GB of DRAM.
The following Cisco ISR-G2 series platforms are supported:
- Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers
- Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers
- Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services Routers
- Cisco 3900E Series Integrated Services Routers
Determining the Software Version
To determine the release of Cisco IOS software currently running on your Cisco router, log in to the router and enter the show version command. The following sample output from the show version command indicates the Cisco IOS release on the first output line:
C881WD-E-K9# show version
Cisco IOS Software, C800 Software (C800-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.2(4)M1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
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New and Changed Information
New Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 15.4(3)M
Cisco Jabber Client Support
Cisco Jabber Client devices are now supported with a phone-only mode which does not have IM dependency. From Cisco Unified CME-10.5 onwards, the phone-only mode of Cisco Jabber devices are also supported. For more information see the ”Cisco Jabber Client Support” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .
In Cisco Unified CME 10.5, distinct audible tone will be played for the following scenarios:
1. To join and unjoin a voice hunt group via FAC
2. To log in and log out from voice hunt group via Hlog/DND, or FAC
The audible tone will be played for ephone hunt group and voice hunt group for SCCP Phones.
For more information see the”SCCP: Enabling Audible Tone for Successful Login and Logout of a Hunt Group” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .
Conference Blocking Over Trunk
In Cisco Unified CME 10.5, conference blocking over trunk is also supported on Cisco Unified Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) and Cisco Unified Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) IP phones.
Table 1 Configuration Modes for Conference Blocking Commands
voice register pool
voice register template
voice register pool
voice register template
For more information on conference blocking commands, see the Cisco Unified CME Command Reference Guide.
Viewing Active Parked Calls
In Cisco Unified CME 10.5, you can view the list of active parked calls on SIP and SCCP phones using the phone menu by pressing the service button on the phone and navigating to My Phone Apps > Park List.
For more information, see the “Viewing Active Parked Calls” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .
Enhancement Support for Voice Hunt Group Agent
In Cisco Unified CME 10.5, support for voice hunt group is enhanced to support login or logout and join or unjoin from a voice hunt group
For more information, see the “Enhancement of Support for Ephone Hunt Group Agent Statistics” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .
Call Park Recall Enhancement
Prior to Cisco Unified CME 10.5, the ring tones for park recall and incoming calls were the same. In Cisco Unified CME 10.5, a new ring tone is introduced for park recall to assist the user to distinctly identify the type of call.
For more information, see the “Call Park Recall Enhancement” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .
New Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 15.3(3)M
Cisco Jabber for Microsoft Windows
Cisco Jabber for Windows client is supported from Cisco Unified CME Release 10 onwards. Cisco Jabber for Windows supports the visual voice mail functionality integrated with the Cisco Unity connection. Cisco Jabber for Windows is a SIP-based soft client with integrated Instant Messaging and presence functionality, and uses the new Client Services Framework 2nd Generation (CSF2G) architecture. For more information, see the “Cisco Jabber for Microsoft Windows” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .
Cisco Unified CME and SRST Licensing
In Cisco Unified CME Release 10 and Cisco Unified SRST Release 10, you should purchase:
Cisco Unified CME and SRST Permanent License
When you purchase a Cisco Unified CME permanent license, the permanent license is installed on the device when the product is shipped to you. A permanent license never expires and you will gain access to that particular feature set for the lifetime of the device across all IOS release.
Collaboration Professional Suite License
Collaboration Professional is a new suite of licenses. The Collaboration Professional Suite can be purchased either as a permanent license or an RTU license.
For more information, see the “License” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .
Fast-Track Configuration Approach for Cisco Unified SIP IP Phones
In Cisco Unified CME Release 10, the Fast-Track Configuration feature provides a new configuration utility using which you can input the phone characteristics of a new SIP phone model. This utility allows you to configure the existing SIP line features to the new SIP phone models. In the fast-track configuration, an option is provided to input an existing SIP phone as a reference phone. For more information, see the “Fast-Track Configuration Approach for Cisco Unified SIP IP Phones” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .
Secure SIP Trunk Support on Cisco Unified CME
Prior to Cisco Unified CME Release10, supplementary-services are not supported with the secure SIP trunk on secure SCCP-CME. This feature provides support for the following supplementary services in Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) and SRTP fallback modes on SIP trunk of SCCP-CME:
- Basic secure calls
- Call Hold and Resume
- Call Transfer (Blind & Consult)
- Call Forward (CFA,CFB,CFNA)
- DTMF support
For more information, see the “Secure SIP Trunk Support on Cisco Unfied CME” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .
Open Caveats—Release 15.4(3)M
The following are the open caveats for Cisco IOS Release 15.4(3)M:
Symptom When Cisco Unified CME is enabled, the BLF functionality does not work in VRF.
Conditions Cisco SIP phones which are registered to Cisco Unified CME with session transport TCP and Multi-VRF configured under voice register global.
Workaround You must switch to session transport UDP.
Symptom The phones that are registered to CME in multiple, VRF get stuck in reboots.
Conditions When the phones registered to CME with multi VRF are configured under voice register global, with session transport UDP, shared line is enabled on the phones.
Workaround Switch to session transport TCP.
Symptom When Cisco Unified CME SIP Multi-VRF is configured, loopback address is not supported for SIP line and SIP trunk calls.
Conditions Cisco Unified CME SIP with Multi-VRF is configured under voice register global and loopback address is used for SIP line and SIP trunks calls.
Open Caveats—Release 15.3(3)M
There are no open caveats for this release.
Service and Support
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