Cisco Unified Operating System Maintenance Guide for Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.0, 8.5, and 8.6
Changing Settings in Cisco Unified Operating System
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Changing Settings in Cisco Unified Operating System

Table Of Contents

Changing Settings in Cisco Unified Operating System

How to Change IP Settings

Changing Ethernet Settings

Changing the IP Publisher Node Address on Subsequent Nodes

Troubleshooting IP Publisher Node Address Change on a Subsequent Node

Changing NTP Settings

Changing SMTP Settings

Changing Time Settings

Maintaining Correct Time Zone Data


Changing Settings in Cisco Unified Operating System


You can view and update the following operating system settings:

IP—the IP addresses and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client settings that were entered when the application was installed.

SMTP—the SMTP host that the operating system uses for sending email notifications.

How to Change IP Settings

Changing NTP Settings

Changing SMTP Settings

Changing Time Settings

Maintaining Correct Time Zone Data

How to Change IP Settings

Changing Ethernet Settings

Changing the IP Publisher Node Address on Subsequent Nodes

Troubleshooting IP Publisher Node Address Change on a Subsequent Node

Changing Ethernet Settings

You can determine whether Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is active and locate the related Ethernet IP addresses, as well as the IP address for the network gateway.

Before You Begin

All Ethernet settings apply only to Eth0. You cannot configure any settings for Eth1. The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) on Eth0 defaults to 1500.

Changing the Ethernet settings causes an immediate system restart.


Caution If you change any of these settings, the license MAC value will change if the server is hosted on virtual hardware. You must request a new license with the new license MAC value, upload the new license and restart the License Manager. Cisco recommends that you delete the old license before you request a new one.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration.

Step 2 Select Settings > IP > Ethernet.

Step 3 Enter the new values in the appropriate fields to modify the Ethernet settings.

Table 2-1 Ethernet Settings Fields and Descriptions 

Field
Description

DHCP

Indicates whether DHCP is Enabled or Disabled.

Hostname

Shows the name of the host server.

You can only change the hostname after changes to these configuration settings are complete:

DNS

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Application Server List

Cisco Unified Presence Topology

IP Address

Shows the IP address of the system.

Note Changing the IP address or host on the Cisco Unified Presence publisher server can affect system performance.

Subnet Mask

Shows the IP subnet mask address.

Default Gateway

Shows the IP address of the network gateway.



Troubleshooting Tips

If you enable DHCP, the system disables the Port and Gateway setting, and it cannot be changed.

Changing the IP Publisher Node Address on Subsequent Nodes

If, for network configuration purposes, you changed the IP address or hostname on the Cisco Unified Presence publisher node, then you will need to update the IP address of the publisher node on subsequent nodes in Cisco Unified Presence.

Before You Begin

Use this functionality only if you want a subsequent node in Cisco Unified Presence to point to a different Cisco Unified Presence publisher node. If this node is the Cisco Unified Presence publisher node, be aware that you cannot use this window to change the IP address.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration.

Step 2 Select Settings > IP > Publisher.

Step 3 Enter the new Publisher IP address.


Troubleshooting Tips

Following a fresh installation of Cisco Unified Presence, you can change the IP address of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager publisher server. Select System > CUCM Publisher in Cisco Unified Presence Administration

Related Topics

Changing Ethernet Settings

Troubleshooting IP Publisher Node Address Change on a Subsequent Node

Changing the IP Address and Hostname for Cisco Unified Presence (on Cisco.com)

Troubleshooting IP Publisher Node Address Change on a Subsequent Node

Before You Begin

If the IP address of the Cisco Unified Presence publisher node changes while a subsequent node is offline, be aware that you may not be able to sign in to Cisco Unified Presence Administration on the subsequent node. If Cisco Unified Presence does not function properly, follow this procedure:

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in directly to Operating System Administration on the subsequent node by using the following URL:

http://server-name/cmplatform

where server-name specifies the host name or IP address of the subsequent node.

Step 2 Enter your Administrator user name and password and select Submit.

Step 3 Select Settings > IP > Publisher.

Step 4 Enter the new IP address for the publisher server and select Save.

Step 5 Restart the subsequent node.


Related Topics

Changing the IP Publisher Node Address on Subsequent Nodes

Changing NTP Settings

By design, you cannot configure or change the NTP server following a fresh installation of Cisco Unified Presence.

Changing SMTP Settings

Before You Begin

You must configure an SMTP host if you want the system to send you email, for example, from the Certificate Expiry Monitor.


Caution If you change the SMTP server, the license MAC value will change if the server is hosted on virtual hardware. You must request a new license with the new license MAC value, upload the new license and restart the License Manager. Cisco recommends that you delete the old license before you request a new one.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration.

Step 2 Select Settings > SMTP.

Step 3 Enter or modify the SMTP hostname or IP address.


Changing Time Settings

You can manually configure the server time if NTP is currently disabled.

Before You Begin

Before you can manually configure the server time, you must delete any NTP servers that you have configured.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration.

Step 2 Select Settings > Time.

Step 3 Enter the date and time for the system.


Related Topics

Changing the IP Publisher Node Address on Subsequent Nodes

Maintaining Correct Time Zone Data

Maintaining Correct Time Zone Data

Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.0 includes the latest time zone information and Cisco contacts you about major time zone events. After you install Cisco Unified Presence, you can download a COP file with the latest updates. For more information on how to correctly upgrade your time zone data, see the Release Notes for Cisco Unified Presence on Cisco.com.