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Release Notes for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express

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Release Notes for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Memory Requirements

Hardware Supported

Platforms

Software Compatibility

Determining the Software Version

Upgrading to a New Software Release

Feature Set Tables

New and Changed Information

New Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 15.4(3)M

Cisco Jabber Client Support

Audible Tone

Conference Blocking Over Trunk

Localization Enhancements

Multi-VRF Support for CME SIP Phones

New Phone Support

Viewing Active Parked Calls

Enhancement Support for Voice Hunt Group Agent

Call Park Recall Enhancement

New Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 15.3(3)M

Cisco Jabber for Microsoft Windows

Cisco Unified CME and SRST Licensing

Fast-Track Configuration Approach for Cisco Unified SIP IP Phones

Secure SIP Trunk Support on Cisco Unified CME

Version Negotiation for Cisco Unified SIP IP Phones in Cisco Unified SRST 10.0

Caveats

Open Caveats—Release 15.4(3)M

Open Caveats—Release 15.3(3)M

Related Documentation

Software Documents

Service and Support

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Release Notes for
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express

First Published: March 28, 2013

Last Updated: July 31, 2014

OL-29182-03

System Requirements

Memory Requirements

The Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR-G2) platforms require 1 GB of DRAM.

Hardware Supported

Platforms

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)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2012 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 27-Jul-12 04:45 by prod_rel_team

Upgrading to a New Software Release

To upgrade to a new software release, see the “Installing and Upgrading Cisco Unified CME Software” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .

New and Changed Information

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 .

Audible Tone

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

Commands
Cisco Unified CME

conference max-length

ephone

ephone-template

voice register pool

voice register template

conference-pattern blocked

ephone

ephone-template

voice register pool

voice register template

For more information on conference blocking commands, see the Cisco Unified CME Command Reference Guide.

Localization Enhancements

Cisco Unified CME 10.5 Release onwards, the System defined locales are deprecated and User-defined locales are recommended.

For more information, see the “Installing User-Defined Locales” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .

Multi-VRF Support for CME SIP Phones

In Cisco Unified CME 10.5, you can configure up to five VRF groups for SIP phones registering to Cisco Unified CME.

For more information, see the “SIP:Creating VRF Groups” section of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator Guide .

New Phone Support

In Cisco Unified CME 10.5, Cisco Unified DX650 and Cisco Unified 78xx phones will be supported.

For more information, see the “Cisco Unified DX650 Phones” and “Cisco Unified 78XX Phones” sections of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Administrator 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 .

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 .

Caveats

Open Caveats—Release 15.4(3)M

The following are the open caveats for Cisco IOS Release 15.4(3)M:

  • CSCup09446

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.

  • CSCup26363

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.

  • CSCup30934

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.

Workaround None.

Open Caveats—Release 15.3(3)M

There are no open caveats for this release.

Service and Support

The Cisco Support and Documentation website provides online resources to download documentation, software, and tools. Use these resources to install and configure the software and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues with Cisco products and technologies.

Access to most tools on the Cisco Support and Documentation website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password.

To access the website, go to: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation , which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the “Related Documentation” section.

Any Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and phone numbers used in this document are not intended to be actual addresses and phone numbers. Any examples, command display output, network topology diagrams, and other figures included in the document are shown for illustrative purposes only. Any use of actual IP addresses or phone numbers in illustrative content is unintentional and coincidental.

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