Installation and Getting Started Guide for Cisco Finesse Release 9.1(1)
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This guide explains how to install Cisco Finesse, and how to perform initial tasks so that agents and supervisors can sign in to the Finesse desktop.

This guide is prepared for system engineers and administrators who are responsible for the installation of, and initial access to, Cisco Finesse.


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In addition to this preface, this guide is arranged as follows:

This Chapter


Before You Install

An overview of Cisco Finesse

A configuration worksheet for gathering information needed for the installation


Obtaining the installation files

Completing the Installation Wizard configuration screens

A list of the processes that occur during the installation

Installing Cisco Finesse on a secondary node


Performing an upgrade

Performing a rollback

After the Installation (Getting Started)

Disabling Cisco Security Agent

Configuring system and database settings in the Administration Console

Restarting Cisco Tomcat

Verifying that agents have passwords in Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise Configuration Manager

Verifying that the logout non-activity time is configured in Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise Configuration Manager

Signing in to the Finesse Agent Desktop

Configuring DNS on Finesse clients

Chapter 5, Frequently Asked Questions about the Installation

Tips and frequently asked questions

HTTPS Support

Cisco Finesse supports both HTTP and secure HTTP (HTTPS). Administrators can sign in to the Administration Console using HTTP or HTTPS. Agents and supervisors can sign in to the Cisco Finesse Agent Desktop using either HTTP or HTTPS.

Administrators can run the Cisco Finesse HTTPS Redirect CLI command to enforce HTTPS access for both the Administration Console and the Agent Desktop. For more information, see Cisco Finesse HTTPS Redirect.

This guide uses HTTP for all example URLs.


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