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Release Notes for the Cisco Unified Presence Server (CUPS) Release 1.0(1)
July 17, 2006
These release notes describe caveats for CUPS 1.0(1). For more specific information, please see the and the "Open Caveats" section.
These release notes include the following topics:
The Cisco Unified Presence Server a critical component for delivering the full value of a Cisco Unified Communications environment, collects information about users' availability, such as whether they are using communications devices (for example, a phone) at a particular time. It can also collect information about individual user communications capabilities, such as whether web collaboration or video conferencing is enabled. Using this information, applications such as Cisco Unified Personal Communicator and Cisco Unified CallManager can improve productivity by helping employees connect with colleagues more efficiently through determining the most effective way for collaborative communication.
For More Information
Cisco strongly recommends that you review the following documents before you perform theinstallation.
•Cisco Unified Presence Server Administration Guide
•Cisco Unified CallManager Administration Guide and Cisco Unified CallManager System Guide
•Cisco Unified CallManager Features and Services Guide
•Cisco Unified CallManager Serviceability System Guide and Cisco Unified CallManager Serviceability Administration Guide
•Cisco IP Telephony Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide
•Cisco IP Telephony Platform Administration Guide
•Cisco Unified CallManager Security Guide
Table 1 lists URLs for software and additional documentation.
Restarting CUPS delays IPPM services
After a system restart, the IPPM service many not be available for up to 10 minutes while various components in the system are initializing.
Fresh installation on a subscriber can result in the inability to activate services on the subscriber node from the publisher node
Depending on the state of the hardware clock on the system and the time zone, it is possible the Tomcat certificate can be generated with a timestamp that is invalid (the validity of the certificate is some number of hours in the future; until this number of hours has elapsed since the subscriber installation, it is not possible to start services for this subscriber).
To activate the services,
1. Regenerate the Tomcat certificate (the only relevant ones) prior to service activation and after installation completes on the subscriber.
2. Log in to the subscriber platform GUI and select: Security > Certificate Mgmt > Delete Regenerate Certificate.
3. Activate services for the subscriber.
Running a large BAT job on Cisco Unified CallManager, can result in change notification not working properly.
If you run a large BAT job, stop the synchronization so that change notification works properly.
Running a large synchronization from Cisco Unified CallManager to CUPS over AXL, may cause intermittent timeouts in the NCSClient connection.
If you run a large synchronization over AXL, stop any provisioning on Cisco Unified CallManager.
The following sections contain information on how to obtain the latest resolved caveat information and descriptions of open caveats of severity level 1, 2 and 3.
Caveats describe unexpected behavior on a Cisco Unified Presence server. Severity 1 caveats represent the most serious caveats, severity 2 caveats represent less serious caveats, and severity 3 caveats represent moderate caveats.
You can find the latest resolved caveat information for Cisco Unified Presence Server 1.0(1) by using Bug Toolkit, which is an online tool that is available for customers to query defects according to their own needs.
Tip You need an account with Cisco.com (Cisco Connection Online) to use the Bug Toolkit to find open and resolved caveats of any severity for any release.
To access the Bug Toolkit, log on to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.
This section includes the following topics:
Using Bug Toolkit
To access Bug Toolkit, you need the following items:
•Cisco.com user ID and password
To use Bug Toolkit, follow this procedure.
Step 1 To access the Bug Toolkit, go to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.
Log on with your Cisco.com user ID and password.
Step 2 Click the Launch Bug Toolkit hyperlink.
Step 3 If you are looking for information about a specific caveat, enter the ID number in the "Enter known bug ID:" field.
To view all caveats for Cisco Unified CallManager, go to the "Search for bugs in other Cisco software and hardware products" section, and enter Cisco Unified CallManager in the Product Name field. Alternatively, you can scroll through the product name list and click Cisco Unified CallManager.
Step 4 Click Next. The Cisco Unified CallManager search window displays.
Step 5 Choose the filters to query for caveats. You can choose any or all of the available options:
a. Choose the Cisco Unified CallManager version:
•Choose the major version for the major releases (such as, 5.0, 4.1, 4.0).
A major release contains significant new features, enhancements, architectural changes, and/or defect fixes.
•Choose the revision for more specific information; for example, choosing major version 5.0 and revision version 3 queries for release 5.0(2) caveats.
A revision (maintenance) release primarily contains defect fixes to address specific problems, but it may also include new features and/or enhancements.
b. Choose the Features or Components to query; make your selection from the "Available" list and click Add to place your selection in the "Limit search to" list.
•To query for all Cisco Unified CallManager caveats for a specified release, choose "All Features" in the left window pane.
Note The default value specifies "All Features" and includes all of the items in the left window pane.
•To query only for Cisco Unified CallManager-related caveats, choose "ciscocm" and then click Add.
•To query only for phone caveats, choose "ciscocm-phone" and then click Add.
•To query only for gateway caveats, choose "voice-gateway" and then click Add.
c. Enter keywords to search for a caveat title and description, if desired.
Note To make queries less specific, use the All wildcard for the major version/revision, features/components, and keyword options.
d. Choose the Set Advanced Options, including the following items:
•Bug Severity level—The default specifies 1-3.
•Bug Status Group—Check the Fixed check box for resolved caveats.
•Release Note Enclosure—The default specifies Valid Release Note Enclosure.
e. Click Next.
Bug Toolkit returns the list of caveats on the basis of your query.
•You can modify your results by submitting another query and using different criteria.
•You can save your query for future use. See the "Saving Bug Toolkit Queries" section.
Note For detailed online help with Bug Toolkit, click Help on any Bug Toolkit window.
Saving Bug Toolkit Queries
Bug Toolkit allows you to create and then save your queries to monitor a specific defect or network situation. You can edit a saved search at any time to change the alert conditions, the defects being watched, or the network profile.
Follow this procedure to save your Bug Toolkit queries.
Step 1 Perform your search for caveats, as described in the "Using Bug Toolkit" section.
Step 2 In the search result window, click the This Search Criteria button that displays at the bottom of the window.
A new window displays.
Step 3 In the Name of saved search field, enter a name for the saved search.
Step 4 Under My Bug Groups, use one of the following options to save your defects in a bug group:
•Click the Existing group radio button and choose an existing group name from the drop-down list box.
•Click the Create new group named: radio button and enter a group name to create a new group for this saved search.
Note This bug group will contain the bugs that are identified by using the search criteria that you have saved. Each time that a new bug meets the search criteria, the system adds it to the group that you chose.
Bug Toolkit saves your bugs and searches and makes them available through the My Stuff window. (The My Stuff window allows you to view, create, and/or modify existing bug groups or saved searches. Choose the My Stuff link to see a list of all your bug groups.)
Step 5 Under Email Update Options, you can choose to set optional e-mail notification preferences if you want to receive automatic updates of a bug status change. Bug Toolkit provides the following options:
•Do NOT send me any email updates—If you choose this default setting, Bug Toolkit does not send e-mail notifications.
•Send my updates to:—Click the radio button to choose this option to send e-mail notifications to the user ID that you enter in this field. Additional notification options include
•Updates as they occur—Bug Toolkit provides updates that are based on status change.
•Weekly summaries—Bug Toolkit provides weekly summary updates.
•Apply these email update options to all of my saved searches—Check this check box to use these e-mail update options for all of your saved searches.
Step 6 To save your changes, click Save.
Step 7 A window displays the bug group(s) that you have saved. From this window, you can click a bug group name to see the bugs and the saved searches; you can also edit the search criteria.
For complete Cisco Unified IP Phone firmware release note information, refer to the applicable firmware release notes for your specific model IP phone at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_ipphon/english/.
Table 2 describes possible unexpected behaviors, which are sorted by component, in Cisco Unified Presense Server 1.0(1) and are sorted by component.
Note For more information about an individual defect, click the associated Identifier in Table 1 to access the online record for that defect, including workarounds.
Understanding the Fixed-in Version and the Integrated-in Fields in the Online Defect Record
When you open the online record for a defect, you may see data in the "First Fixed-in Version" or "Integrated-in" fields. The information that displays in these fields identifies the list of Cisco Unified Presence interim versions in which the defect was fixed. These interim versions then get integrated into Cisco Unified Presence Server releases.
Some more clearly defined versions include identification for Engineering Specials (ES) or Service Releases (SR); for example 03.3(04)ES29 and 04.0(02a)SR1.
Because defect status continually changes, be aware that Table 2 reflects a snapshot of the defects that were open at the time this report was compiled. For an updated view of open defects, access Bug Toolkit and follow the instructions as described in the "Using Bug Toolkit" section.
Bug Toolkit requires that you have an account with Cisco.com (Cisco Connection Online). By using the Bug Toolkit, you can find caveats of any severity for any release. Bug Toolkit may also provide a more current listing than this document provides. To access the Bug Toolkit, log on to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.
For troubleshooting information, refer to the Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco Unified CallManager, Release 5.0(4). This document provides troubleshooting procedures for Cisco Unified CallManager systems. The Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco Unified CallManager, Release 5.0(4) provides guidance for network administrators who are responsible for managing the Cisco Unified CallManager system, for enterprise managers, and for employees. This document does not cover every possible trouble event that might occur on a Cisco Unified CallManager system but instead focuses on those events that are frequently seen by the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) or frequently asked questions from newsgroups.
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