Outbound Option Guide for Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise and Hosted Release 9.0(4)
Outbound Option Installation: SIP Dialer
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Outbound Option Installation: SIP Dialer

Contents

Outbound Option Installation: SIP Dialer

This chapter, intended for system administrators who perform the first installation of Outbound Option, describes what you need to set up and install the Outbound Option platform.

This chapter groups installation activities to minimize switching between configuration and actual software installation. The general flow lists Unified CCE configuration first, then the Unified Communications Manager, and then the Outbound Option component software installation and associated database creation.

Installation task maps

System Configuration for Outbound Option

The first phase is to configure Outbound Option to handle the optional Outbound Option components. The following table lists the required steps and provides pointers to where the tasks are discussed.

Table 1 Configure Unified CCE for Outbound Option

Step Number

Task

Unified CCE Procedure

System PG Procedure

1

Configure the Unified CCE PG

Configure the PG

Configure the PG

2

Configure the Dialer component

Configure Dialer Component

Configure Dialer Component

3

Configure the port map

Configure Port Map

Configure Port Map

4

Create a Network VRU

Create a Network VRU

Create a Network VRU

5

Configure the Media Routing PG

Configure Media Routing PG (MR PG)

Configure Media Routing PG (MR PG)

6

Configure a Skill Group

Configure Skill Group

Configure Skill Group

7

Create a Dialed Number

Create Dialed Number

Create Dialed Number

8

Create Translation Route To IVR

Unified CCE Documentation

Unified CCE Documentation

9

Configure System Options

Configure System Options

Configure System Options

10

Enable ECC Variables

Enable Expanded Call Variables

Enable Expanded Call Variables

11

Configure and schedule personal callbacks (optional)

Configure Personal Callbacks

Configure Personal Callbacks

12

Enable packet capture

Packet Capture

Packet Capture

Software Installation and Database Creation

The next phase in installing Outbound Option is Outbound Option component software installation and associated database creation. The following table lists the steps that comprise software installation and database creation and provides pointers to where the tasks are discussed.

Table 2 Software Installation and Database Creation Steps

Step Number

Task

Unified CCE Procedure

System PG Procedure

1

Install the Outbound Option private database on the Logger Side A platform

Create Outbound Option Private Database

Create Outbound Option Private Database

2

Install the Dialer component on the PG platform

Install Dialer Component on the PG Platform

Install Dialer Component on the PG Platform

3

Edit Dialer-related Registry values

Edit Dialer-Related Registry Values

Edit Dialer-Related Registry Values

4

Install the MR PG on the PG platform

Install MR PG

Install MR PG

Unified CCE configuration for Outbound Option

This section provides procedures for the tasks that are associated with configuring the Unified CCE for Outbound Option.

Configure the PG

Perform the following steps to configure the PG (PG1).

Procedure
    Step 1   In ICM Configuration Manager, open the PG Explorer tool.
    Step 2   Click Retrieve, and then click Add.

    Add a Unified CCE PG.

    Step 3   Enter the name (for example, PG1).
    Step 4   Select the CallManager or PG Generic PG Type.
    Step 5   Add a peripheral.
    Step 6   Enter the name (for example, PG1_PIM1).
    Step 7   On the Peripheral tab, select the Enable post routing check box.
    Step 8   Select the Default Desk Setting from the drop-down list box.
    Step 9   On the Routing Client tab, enter the routing clientname (for example, PIM1_Voice).
    Step 10   Select the Cisco_Voice option from the Default media routing domain drop-down list box.
    Step 11   Click Save.
    Step 12   Record the assigned Logical Controller ID for later use: ____________________.
    Step 13   Record the assigned Peripheral ID for later use: ____________________.

    Configure Dialer Component

    Perform the following steps to configure the dialer component.

    Procedure
      Step 1   Make sure that all CCE services are running.
      Step 2   Open the Unified CCE Configuration Manager.
      Step 3   Expand Outbound Option, and double-click Dialer to display the Outbound Option Dialer configuration window.
      Step 4   Click Retrieve.
      Step 5   Click Add to add a new dialer.
      Step 6   Enter the following information in the Dialer General Tab fields.
      Table 3 Dialer General Tab Fields

      Field

      Description

      Dialer Name (required)

      The name of the system where the dialer is located. Maximum 32-character string, including alphanumeric characters, periods (.), and underscores (_). Alphabetic characters can be uppercase or lowercase. The name must begin with an alphanumeric character, and must not contain spaces.

      Note    When you install the dialer component (see Install Dialer Component on the PG Platform), you must enter the Dialer Name in Peripheral Gateway Setup exactly as you enter it on the Dialer General Tab. Otherwise, the dialer cannot register with Campaign Manager.

      Enable

      Check this check box to enable this dialer for all campaigns.

      ICM Peripheral Name (required)

      Select a preconfigured MR PG peripheral name. This field is a drop-down list and is not editable.

      Dialer Type

      Select SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)

      Description

      Maximum 255 characters. This description appears only on this tab page.

      General Telephony Section

      Include Area Code when Dialing

      When this option is enabled, the dialer uses the area code to reach local telephone numbers. The default is Disabled.

      Dial prefix

      Enter any dialing prefix required by your location or by your campaigns. For example, some locations require the prefix 9 to reach an outside telephone line.

      Long distance prefix

      Enter the long distance area code for all long distance calls. The dialer checks the local area codes against the contact number. If the configured local area code does not match the area code in the contact number, the dialer determines that this number is a long distance call. The default is 1.

      Note    If the dialer is installed in a location outside the United States, either enter the locally specific long distance prefix in the Long distance prefix field or leave the field blank.

      Local area code (comma delimited) (required)

      Enter the area/city code that is used at your location. Enter multiple local area codes separated by commas; for example, "508,978,617" represents three local area codes.

      Hangup Delay (1-10)

      Enter the number of seconds the dialer waits before reusing a port after a hangup event. The default is 1 second.

      Port Throttle

      The maximum calls-per-second rate at which the dialer dials outbound calls. Default is 10 to 15 calls per second for SIP dialer.

      Step 7   Click Save.

      Configure Port Map

      Perform the following steps to configure the port map for each dialer. The port map specifies the number of ports that are available on the dialer and the extension numbers that Unified Communications Manager assigns to those ports. Each configured port represents a dialer phone device on Unified Communications Manager.


      Note


      • For the SIP Dialer, you do not need to configure port extensions on the Unified Communications Manager. (Configuration of matching port extensions is required for the SCCP Dialer.)
      • Extension numbers must be unique across the full enterprise. If there are multiple Unified Communications Manager clusters, the extensions (Unified Communications Manager directory number) must still be unique. Extension numbers can be up to ten digits in length.
      • When selecting extension numbers for Dialer ports, check the phone numbers in Unified Communications Manager and the dial numbers in Device Target Explorer tool in Unified CCE Administration to make sure existing numbers are not being used.

      Procedure
        Step 1   In the Unified CCE Configuration Manager Outbound Option Dialer configuration window, click the Port Map Selection tab to display the port map configuration.
        Note    Make sure all agents and skill groups used by Outbound Option are associated with the Unified Communications Manager PG, not the MR PG.
        Step 2   To begin adding ports to this dialer, click Add.
        Step 3   Configure a set of ports and their associated extensions.

        Note: Make sure you provide the same number of ports for all the Dialers configured on the same peripheral.

        Step 4   Click OK. The port mappings appear on the Port Map Selection tab.
        Step 5   Click Save to save all the configuration information.

        Create a Network VRU

        Perform the following steps to create a Network VRU using the Network VRU Explorer tool.

        Procedure
          Step 1   Open the ICM Configuration Manager application.
          Step 2   Open the Explorer tools.
          Step 3   Open the Network VRU Explorer tool.
          Step 4   Create a type 2 VRU to be used during Media Routing (MR) PIM setup. Record the \ VRU name: ______________.
          Step 5   Click Save.


          Note


          See the ICM Configuration Guide for Cisco Unified ICM Enterprise for detailed information about the ICM Configuration Manager tools.

          Configure Media Routing PG (MR PG)

          Perform the following steps to configure the MR PG (PG2).

          Procedure
            Step 1   In ICM Configuration Manager, open the PG Explorer tool.
            Step 2   Click Retrieve, then click Add. Add an MR PG.
            Step 3   Enter the name (for example, PG2_MR).
            Step 4   Select the MR PG type.
            Step 5   Add a peripheral.
            Step 6   Enter the name (for example, PG2_MR_PIM1).
            Step 7   On the Peripheral tab, check the Enable post routing check box.
            Step 8   On the Routing Client tab, enter the routing client name (for example, MR_PIM1_Voice).
            Step 9   Configure the routing type for SocialMedia as Multichannel.

            Set the Default setting as None.

            Step 10   Select the Cisco_Voice option from the Default media routing domain drop-down list box.
            Step 11   On the Advanced tab, select the Network VRU that you created during IPCC installation from the drop-down list box.
            Step 12   Click Save.
            Step 13   Record the assigned Logical Controller ID for later use: ____________________.
            Step 14   Record the assigned Peripheral ID for later use: ____________________.

            Send to VRU

            The Send to VRU node can be used in a routing script for an IVR campaign. The following steps and accompanying diagram provide an example of how to create a script for an IVR campaign.

            Procedure
              Step 1  

              Using the Dialed Number tool, associate the MR dialed numbers with the configured call type.

              Step 2   Using the Script Editor Call Type Manager, associate the call type with the newly created reservation script.
              Note   

              See the Script Editor online help for information about using the Script Editor application.


              Configure Skill Group

              Perform the following steps to create a skill group using the Skill Group Explorer tool:

              Procedure
                Step 1   In ICM Configuration Manager, open the Skill Group Explorer tool.
                Step 2   Make sure the PIM is displayed in the Select filter data section (for information on creating the PIM, see Configure the PG).
                Step 3   Click Retrieve.
                Step 4   Click Add Skill Group.
                Step 5   Set the Media Routing Domain to Cisco_Voice.
                Step 6   Enter a peripheral name and number (record them):____________________. (You can either enter a name or allow the system to generate the name.)
                Step 7   Check the ICM picks the agent check box.
                Step 8   Click Add Route.
                Step 9   Enter a name for the new route (any name is allowed).
                Step 10   Click Save.

                Create Dialed Number

                Perform the following steps to create a dialed number for the MR PG.

                Procedure
                  Step 1   In ICM Configuration Manager, open the Dialed Number/Script Selector List tool.
                  Step 2   Click Add, and then enter a dialed number for the MR PG.
                  Step 3   Select the MR routing client from the drop-down list box.
                  Step 4   Select Cisco_Voice from the Media Routing Domain drop-down list box.
                  Step 5   Enter the dialed number.
                  Step 6   On the Dialed Number Mapping tab, click Add.
                  Step 7   In the Calling Line ID group box, click the All radio button.
                  Step 8   In the Caller-entered digits group box, click the All radio button.
                  Step 9   In the Call type drop-down list box, select the MR call type.
                  Step 10   Click OK on the Dialed Number Map Entry dialog box, and then click Save.


                  Note


                  To use the Personal Callback feature, a second dialed number is required. This dialed number must have the PersonalCallback dialed number string. As with the previous dialed number, map all Calling Line IDs and all Caller-entered digits to the call type previously created for the MR routing client. Multiple dialers require multiple dialed numbers—one for each routing client per skill group.

                  Configure System Options

                  Use the Outbound Option System Options component in the Unified CCE Configuration Manager to define contact dialing time ranges to apply to all of your Outbound Option campaigns.

                  Be sure to select AM or PM for your start and end times.

                  Procedure
                    Step 1   In Unified CCE Configuration Manager, expand Outbound Option, and then select System Options.
                    Step 2   Click the General Options tab to define the dialing time range for all your Outbound Option campaigns to use, and then click OK.
                    Step 3   Click the Bulk Update tab page to define specific dialing time ranges for telephone numbers, and then click Update All Campaigns.

                    Enable Expanded Call Variables

                    Perform the following steps to enable the expanded call variables.

                    Procedure
                      Step 1   Open the System Information tool in the Tools/Miscellaneous folder in the ICM Configuration Manager application.
                      Step 2   In Unified CCE Administration, click Manage > Expanded Call Variables.
                      Step 3   Check the Expanded call context enabled check box.
                      Step 4   Click Save.
                      Step 5   Open the List tools.
                      Step 6   Open the Expanded Call Variable List tool.
                      Step 7   Click all BAxxxx variables (BAAccountNumber, BABuddyName, BACampaign, BADialedListID, BAResponse, BAStatus, and BATimezone).
                      Step 8   In the Attributes tab, check the Enabled check box for each variable.
                      Step 9   Click Save.

                      (Optional) Configure Personal Callbacks

                      Personal Callback is an optional feature in Outbound Option. Personal Callback allows an agent to schedule a callback to a customer for a specific date and time. A personal callback connects the agent who originally spoke to the customer back to the customer at the customer-requested time.

                      This section describes how to configure your system to handle personal callbacks. Then, when your contact center users create campaigns, they enable the callback feature on a per campaign basis. The following table outlines the steps involved and lists which steps are described in detail below.


                      Note


                      All personal callbacks occur in Preview mode. Be aware that only one Dialer on a particular peripheral is assigned personal callback records.


                      Some personal callback options must be configured through the registry. Furthermore, if a personal callback record is not associated with a campaign, it follows the rules configured within the registry.

                      Procedure
                        Step 1   To enable Personal Callback, open the Unified CCE Configuration Manager.
                        Step 2   Select Outbound Option.
                        Step 3   Load the Campaign tool.
                        Step 4   Select the Campaign General tab.
                        Step 5   Open a predefined campaign.
                        Step 6   Check the personal callback check box.

                        Personal callback is now enabled. To configure the personal callback registry entries, continue with Step 7 of this procedure.

                        Step 7   Configure a call type for personal callback. For information about creating call types, see "Call Types" in the Packaged CCE Administration Guide.
                        Step 8   Create a dialed number with the name PersonalCallback on the outbound routing client. Refer to "Dialed Numbers" in the Packaged CCE Administration Guide for Release 9.0(x) for information about configuring dialed numbers.
                        Step 9   In Script Editor, create a routing script that sets up the Personal Callback reservation. Include the following nodes:
                        • Add a queue-to-agent node.
                        • Add a Wait node after the Queue to Agent node. Use a value that is less than the TimeToWaitForMRIResponse Dialer registry setting. The default value is 600 seconds (10 minutes).
                        • The script should end in a Release Node instead of an End Node to avoid filling the Router Log Viewer with "No Default Label" errors.

                        For example, the following Personal Callback reservation script uses nodes described in following sections:

                        Figure 1. Personal Callback Reservation Script



                        For details of routing scripts, refer to Set Up Routing Scripts.

                        Step 10   Open regedit on the data server (DS).
                        Step 11   Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cisco Systems, Inc.\ICM\<instance name>\LoggerA\BlendedAgent\CurrentVersion in the Outbound Option registry.
                        Step 12   Configure the personal callback registry entries listed in the following table. (Enter the values in decimal format.)
                        Note   

                        The minimum and maximum values in the table are enforced by Outbound Option at runtime. The registry does not validate the values. Also, the default values are sufficient for most users.

                        Name

                        Default Value (integers)

                        Description

                        CallbackTimeLimit

                        15

                        Calculates the callback time range for each personal callback in minutes. Outbound Option queries the Personal Callback List for callback records, where the CallbackDateTime value is between the current time and the sum of the current time minus the CallbackTimeLimit.

                        PersonalCallbackTimeToRetryBusy

                        1

                        Sets the amount of time, in minutes, that the Outbound Option Dialer waits before retrying a personal callback when the customer’s phone is busy (minimum value is 1; maximum value is 10).

                        PersonalCallbackTimeToRetryNoAnswer

                        20

                        Sets the amount of time, in minutes, that the Outbound Option Dialer waits before retrying a personal callback when the customer does not answer the phone (minimum value is 5; maximum value is 60).

                        PersonalCallbackTimeToRetryReservation

                        5

                        Sets the amount of time, in minutes, that the Outbound Option Dialer waits before retrying to reserve an agent if the agent is not available (minimum value is 1; maximum value is 10).

                        PersonalCallbackMaxAttemptsDefault

                        5

                        Sets the maximum number of times a personal callback is attempted (minimum value is 1; maximum value is 20). When the number of maximum attempts reaches 0, the record is not tried again and the status is set to "M" (max-ed out).

                        PersonalCallbackTimeToCheckForRecords

                        5

                        The interval time, in minutes, at which the Outbound Option Dialer checks the Campaign Manager for personal callback records (minimum value is 1; maximum value is 30).

                        PersonalCallbackDaysToPurgeOldRecords

                        5

                        The number of days after the personal callback has been scheduled to keep the record before it is purged (minimum value is 1; maximum value is 30).

                        PersonalCallbackRecordsToCache

                        20

                        The number of personal callback records to send to the Outbound Option Dialer at one time (minimum value is 5; maximum value is 100).

                        PersonalCallbackSaturdayAllowed

                        0

                        Indicates whether personal callbacks are allowed on Saturdays:

                        • 0: Personal callbacks are not allowed on Saturdays and will be scheduled for the next allowable day. For example, a personal callback which fails to reach the customer on a Friday will be rescheduled for the following Sunday or Monday.
                        • 1: Personal callbacks are allowed on Saturdays.

                        PersonalCallbackSundayAllowed

                        0

                        Indicates whether personal callbacks are allowed on Sundays:

                        • 0: Personal callbacks are not allowed on Sundays and will be scheduled for the next allowable day. For example, a personal callback which fails to reach the customer on a Friday will be rescheduled for the following Saturday or Monday.
                        • 1: Personal callbacks are allowed on Sundays.

                        PersonalCallbackCallStatusToPurge

                        C, M

                        If needed, this registry entry must be created.

                        String containing the call status types to consider when purging old personal callback records. For example, if the string contains "C,M,F,L,I," all calls with these call statuses are purged from the database. (If the registry entry is missing, the default is assumed.)

                        Note    The call status values can optionally be delimited using a comma, a hyphen, a semicolon, or a colon. For more information about call status values, see the Database Schema Guide for Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprisehttp:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​sw/​custcosw/​ps1844/​prod_​technical_​reference_​list.html.

                        PersonalCallbackNoAnswerRingLimit

                        4

                        If needed, this registry entry must be created.

                        The number of times a customer phone rings before the call is classified as an unanswered call (minimum value is 2; maximum value is 10).

                        Step 13   Create an enterprise skill group and an enterprise route. Then configure the Queue to Agent node.

                        Create an Enterprise Skill Group

                        To use the Personal Callback feature, you need to create the enterprise skill group associated with the agent using the Enterprise Skill Group List tool.

                        Procedure
                          Step 1   Open the List tools.
                          Step 2   Open the Enterprise Skill Group List tool.
                          Step 3   Create an enterprise skill group. In the Add Name field, type the enterprise name, then click Add. Select the skill group, and then click Save.
                          Step 4   In the Attributes tab, click Add to add the skill group or groups.
                          Step 5   Click Save.

                          Create an Enterprise Route

                          After you create the enterprise skill group associated with the agent, you need to create an enterprise route using the Enterprise Route List tool. This route should target the enterprise skill group created in the previous step.

                          Procedure
                            Step 1   Open the List tools.
                            Step 2   Open the Enterprise Route List tool.
                            Step 3   Create an enterprise route. In the Name field, type the enterprise route, and then click Add. Select the route, then click Save.
                            Step 4   On the Attributes tab, add the route.
                            Step 5   Click Save.

                            Configure Queue to Agent Node

                            Procedure
                              Step 1   In Script Editor, double-click the Queue to Agent node.
                              Step 2   Press Change in the Queue to agent type section.
                              Step 3   Click Lookup agent reference by expression, then click OK.
                              Step 4   In the agent expression column, enter Call.PreferredAgentID.
                              Step 5   Select the enterprise skill group you created in the Enterprise Skill Group section (see Create an Enterprise Skill Group). If you are configuring for Unified SCCE, select the Route you configured in that section.
                              Step 6   Select the enterprise route you created in the Enterprise Route section (see Create an Enterprise Route).
                              Step 7   Confirm that the Peripheral column is left blank.
                              Step 8   Click OK to save the Queue to Agent node.
                              Step 9   Save and then schedule the script. When scheduling the script, use the call type that is configured for personal callback.

                              Figure 2. Scheduling Script




                              Packet Capture

                              In order for SIP Dialer to properly capture data, you must ensure that the SIP Dialer on the call server machine is using the active interface from the Ethernet Interface list. You can find out which interface is the active interface by using a network protocol analyzer tool such as Wireshark, which you can download from www.wireshark.org. (From Wireshark, click Capture to open a Capture Interfaces dialog box; the listed interface with network packets is the active interface.)

                              You can change the SIP Dialer packet capture parameters to use the active interface from the Windows Registry Editor. Change the value of the interface name option (-i) in the CaptureOptions key to the number of the active interface. For example, to use the third interface, edit the value for -i to read -i 3.

                              Capture files are in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cisco Systems, Inc.\ICM\<customer instance>\Dialer registry key location.

                              • From a command prompt window, enter a procmon ba_capture command to specify that SIP Dialer use the active interface. In this command, specify the number of the active interface to use in the /options -i parameter.

                              The syntax of the procmon ba_capture command is as follows:

                              ba_capture [/on] [/off] [/options] [/type]

                              where

                              /on, /off

                              /on turns packet capture on, /off turns packet capture off. The default is off; you should turn it on.

                              /options

                              • -i <ifname>: Specifies interface name to capture on.
                              • -w <filename>: Captures directly to file in pcap format, file can be opened with Wireshark or with other tools.
                              • -C <file_size>: Specifies the maximum size of a capture file. The units of file_size are millions of bytes (1,000,000 bytes, not 1,048,576 bytes).
                              • -W <filecount>: Specifies the number of files created. The capture files are overwritten from the beginning, thus creating a rotating buffer. Capture files after the first capture file have the name specified with the -w flag, with a number after it, starting at 1 and continuing upward.
                              • -tt : Prints an unformatted timestamp on each dump line.
                              • -s : Snarfssnaplen bytes of data from each packet rather than the default of 68 . Setting snaplen to 0 means use the required length to catch whole packets.

                              /type

                              /type 1 captures SIP packets only or /type 2 captures the entire data payload on the Dialer host machine.

                              For example, the command

                              capture /on /options -i 2 -tt -C 20 –s 0 -W 20 -w DialerCapture

                              captures the network packets on interface 3 with capture files: capture1 – capture20. The maximum number of capture files stored is 20. After 20 files are created, the oldest capture file is overwritten with the new data. Maximum file size is 20 MB.

                              Unified Communications Manager and Gateway Configuration

                              The next phase of installing Outbound Option is configuring Unified Communications Manager and its related gateway.

                              The following table lists the steps that comprise Unified Communications Manager configuration and provides pointers to where the tasks are discussed.

                              Table 4 Unified CM Configuration Steps for Deployments with SIP Dialer

                              Step Number

                              Task

                              IPCC Enterprise Procedure

                              System PG Procedure

                              1

                              Disable Ring Tone for Dialer Transfer

                              Disable Ringback During Transfer to Agent for SCCP

                              Disable Ringback During Transfer to Agent for SCCP

                              2

                              Configure SIP Trunks

                              Configure SIP Trunks

                              Configure SIP Trunks

                              Disable Ringback During Transfer to Agent for SCCP

                              Perform the following configuration so that customers do not hear a ringback tone while a call is being transferred to an agent.


                              Note


                              The following configuration is applicable to H323 only. You cannot disable Ringback for the Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP).
                              Procedure
                                Step 1   Log into the Unified CM Administration window.
                                Step 2   Select System > Service Parameters. The Service Parameter Configuration screen appears.
                                Step 3   On the Server and Service drop-down menus, select the Server and Service. For Service, specify Cisco CallManager.
                                Step 4   Navigate to the Send H225 User Info Message drop-down menu. Select the Use ANN for Ringback option.
                                Step 5   Click Save.
                                Step 6   Repeat Steps 1 and 2.
                                Step 7   On the Server and Service drop-down menus, select the Server and Service. For Service, specify Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming App.
                                Step 8   Navigate to the Annunciator (ANN) parameters section of the screen.
                                Step 9   On the Run Flag drop-down menu, select False.
                                Step 10   Click Update.

                                Disable Ringback During Transfer to Agent for SIP

                                The configuration for the SCCP Dialer does not work for the SIP Dialer. When the SIP Dialer is handing off the call to an agent, it sends REFER to the voice gateway. The voice gateway initiates a new SIP call (new INVITE) to CUCM, and then receives a 180 RINGING response. As a result, the gateway generates a ringback tone to the customer. With CUCM 8.5 and later, you can disable the ringback by applying a SIP normalization script to the CUCM SIP trunk. This script manipulates the 180 RINGING to a 183 SESSION PROGRESS message to prevent the gateway from generating a ringback.


                                Note


                                • Apply this SIP normalization script only to the SIP trunk that is handling the inbound call from voice gateway for agent transfer. If you use the same gateway for both PSTN calls and the SIP Dialer, you must configure separate trunks in Unified Communications Manager and apply this normalization script only to the Dialer SIP trunk. The trunk for PSTN calls still needs a 180 ringing SIP message for inbound calls to trigger the gateway to play ringback to the PSTN.
                                • Skip Step 3 if a dedicated SIP trunk already exists for handling agent transfer dialer. Perform Step 1 if the same SIP trunk is used for normal inbound PSTN calls and dialer agent transfer calls.

                                Procedure
                                  Step 1   Navigate to https://<IP_address>:8443 where <IP_address> identifies the Unified Communications Manager server.
                                  Step 2   Log in to Unified Communications Manager
                                  Step 3   To create a SIP trunk in Unified Communications Manager with a SIP security profile for the dialer agent transfer calls, select Communications Manager GUI > System > Security > SIP Trunk Security Profile > [Add New]. The default port is 5060.
                                  Figure 3. SIP Security Profile

                                  Step 4   Click Save.
                                  Step 5   Create a New SIP trunk and associate the created SIP trunk Security Profile.
                                  Figure 4. Create a new SIP trunk

                                  Step 6   Click Save.
                                  Step 7   Click Reset.
                                  Step 8   In Communications Manager GUI > Devices > Device Settings > SIP Normalization Scripts > [Create New], enter the following SIP normalization script into the content field. All other values remain set to default.
                                  M = {}
                                  function M.outbound_180_INVITE(msg) 
                                  msg:setResponseCode(183, "Session in Progress") 
                                  end
                                  return M
                                  Figure 5. Add Normalization Script

                                  Step 9   Click Save.
                                  Step 10   Click Reset.
                                  Step 11   Associate the created normalization script with the SIP trunk.
                                  Figure 6. Associate Script with Trunk

                                  Step 12   Click Save.
                                  Step 13   Click Reset.

                                  In an Outbound Option deployment that uses the SIP Dialer, there are three possible types of configurations:

                                  • The SIP Dialer is connected to a SIP Proxy such as Cisco Unified SIP Proxy. The SIP Proxy, in turn, is connected to voice gateway. It is possible for the SIP Proxy to be connected to more than one voice gateway; a configuration with multiple voice gateways is known as a server group.
                                  • The SIP Dialer is connected directly to a voice gateway; no SIP Proxy is present. The voice gateway is configured with standard dial peer configuration so that the gateway knows how to direct traffic to agent extensions or to the IVR. This configuration is already commonly used for inbound calls.

                                  Specify which configuration you are using when you install the Dialer component.

                                  When you configure a voice gateway for use with Outbound Option, most of the default configuration values are sufficient. However, the following values must be specifically set. If you do not know these values, request the information from your voice network administrator.

                                  • You must ensure 100rel is enabled for Outbound Option. Otherwise, Outbound calls from the SIP Dialer fail. 100rel is enabled globally on the gateway by default. However, 100rel cannot be enabled globally if Unified CVP calls are also routed with this gateway. When using Outbound Option on the same gateway as Unified CVP, disable 100rel globally with the command rel1xx disable and enable 100rel on the Outbound dial peer with the example dial-peer command: voice-class sip rel1xx supported "100rel".
                                  • When configuring a voice gateway for use with the SIP Dialer, do not specify signaling forward unconditional under voice service voip. The SIP Dialer does not support this configuration. Instead, specify signaling forward none.
                                  • Telecom carriers sometimes send ISDN alerting message without a progress indicator, which causes the voice gateway to send a SIP 180 Ringing message instead of a SIP 183 Session In Progress message to the SIP dialer. When the dialer receives a SIP 180 message for an outbound call, it normally cancels the call with CallResult=2 due to lack of media information for Call Progress Analysis (CPA). To prevent the dialer from cancelling the call in this situation, add the following configuration to the POTS dial-peer of the voice gateway so that a SIP 183 message is sent to the SIP dialer:"progress_ind alert enable 8".

                                  • In some situations, the carrier may send an ISDN Connect message without an alerting message. In this case, the SIP Dialer disconnects the call because it receives 200 OK before a SIP 183 Session In Progress message. To correct this situation, add the configuration " progress_ind connect enable 8" to the POTS dial-peer of the voice gateway. This configuration causes the gateway to send the SIP 183 Session In Progress message before 200K.

                                  You must ensure the 100rel SIP capability is enabled for Outbound Option. Otherwise, outbound calls from the SIP Dialer fail. The following two sections provide examples of voice gateway configuration from the command line.


                                  Note


                                  In an Outbound SIP dialer with Unified CVP IVR deployment, a call-survivability script enabled on an incoming POTS dial-peer in the Ingress gateway is not invoked during dialer-related call flows. Enabling a call-survivability script on an Inbound POTS dial-peer, however, does not negatively affect dialer-related call flows.


                                  If you are using a SIP Proxy, perform the following configuration on the SIP Proxy:

                                  • Enable the SIP Dialer to reach the correct voice gateway for outbound calls.
                                  • Enable the voice gateway to reach all of the applicable Unified CM/CVP nodes for calls transferred to an agent, an IVR, or to CVP.
                                  • If your SIP proxy is connected to more than one voice gateway, you can optionally load balance between the voice gateways.

                                  For detailed instructions on how to perform SIP Proxy configuration, see the Cisco Unified SIP Proxy documentation website at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​partner/​products/​ps10475/​products_​installation_​and_​configuration_​guides_​list.html.

                                  Configure SIP Trunks

                                  Unified CM is connected to the voice gateway or the SIP Proxy by SIP Trunks, which you configure on Unified CM.

                                  Configure a SIP trunk on Unified CM from Unified CM to the voice gateway. Specify the IP address of the voice gateway in the Destination field. See also steps in this topic: Disable Ringback During Transfer to Agent for SIP.

                                  Procedure
                                    Step 1   Configure these trunks as follows:
                                    Option Description
                                    If you are using a SIP Proxy

                                    Configure two SIP trunks on Unified CM for making the transfer to agents. Configure one trunk between Unified CM and the SIP Proxy (specify the IP address of the SIP Proxy in the Destination field), and configure a second trunk from Unified CM to the voice gateways (specify the IP address of the voice gateways in the Destination field).

                                    If you are not using a SIP Proxy

                                    Configure a SIP trunk on Unified CM from Unified CM to the voice gateway (specify the IP address of the voice gateway in the Destination field).

                                    See the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for instructions on how to configure SIP trunks.

                                    Step 2   If your Unified CM cluster has more than two nodes, and you want to reach each node from both the voice gateway and Cisco Unified SIP Proxy, configure the trunk to belong to a device pool that points to the Communications Manager Publisher. This configuration ensures that calls go to the agent if a Subscriber node fails over. See the following configuration example:

                                    For information about logging into Ingress or VXML gateways, refer to the "Courtesy Callback" chapter.



                                    Example:
                                    dial-peer voice 617 voip
                                    description catch all for refer 
                                    destination-pattern 617T 
                                    session protocol sipv2 
                                    session target ipv4:10.86.227.107 (CUCM Publisher) 
                                    codec g711ulaw
                                    ! 
                                    dial-peer voice 508 voip 
                                    description catch all for refer 
                                    destination-pattern 508T 
                                    session protocol sipv2 
                                    session target ipv4:10.86.227.107 (CUCM Publisher) 
                                    codec g711ulaw
                                    ! 

                                    Outbound Option Software Installation Steps

                                    This section discusses the tasks that are associated with installing Outbound Option and related components. Before proceeding, navigate to the side A data server and stop all ICM services there. Then perform the steps in the following sections.

                                    Software Installation and Database Creation

                                    The next phase in installing Outbound Option is Outbound Option component software installation and associated database creation. The following table lists the steps that comprise software installation and database creation and provides pointers to where the tasks are discussed.

                                    Table 5 Software Installation and Database Creation Steps

                                    Step Number

                                    Task

                                    Unified CCE Procedure

                                    System PG Procedure

                                    1

                                    Install the Outbound Option private database on the Logger Side A platform

                                    Create Outbound Option Private Database

                                    Create Outbound Option Private Database

                                    2

                                    Install the Dialer component on the PG platform

                                    Install Dialer Component on the PG Platform

                                    Install Dialer Component on the PG Platform

                                    3

                                    Edit Dialer-related Registry values

                                    Edit Dialer-Related Registry Values

                                    Edit Dialer-Related Registry Values

                                    4

                                    Install the MR PG on the PG platform

                                    Install MR PG

                                    Install MR PG

                                    Create Outbound Option Private Database

                                    Before you use Outbound Option on Unified CCE, estimate the size of the Outbound Option private database and then create it on the Logger Side A platform using the ICM ICMDBA utility.

                                    Note


                                    It is important that you create the Outbound Option private database on side A only.


                                    Procedure
                                      Step 1   Collect the following information:
                                      • What is the size, in bytes, of each customer record in the import file? If the size is less than 128 bytes, use 128. (RecordSize)
                                      • How many records will be imported? (RecordCount)
                                      • Will new imports replace or append records that are already imported?
                                      Step 2   Estimate the contact table size using one of the following formulas:
                                      • If imports overwrite imports: Do not change record count
                                      • If imports append imports: RecordCount = total number of rows kept in a customer table at any one time
                                      • contact-table-size = RecordSize * RecordCount * 1.18
                                      Step 3   Estimate the dialing list table size using one of the following formulas:
                                      • If imports overwrite imports: RecordCount = number of rows imported * 1.5 (50% more rows are inserted into the dialing list than imported)
                                      • If imports append imports: RecordCount = total number of rows kept in customer table at any one time * 1.5
                                      • dialing-list-table-size = rows in dialing list * 128 bytes * 4.63
                                      Step 4   Calculate the database size using this formula:
                                      (Number of rows in all DL tables * (size of one row + size of index) ) + 
                                      (Number of rows in personal call back table * (size of one row + size of index) ) +  
                                      Sum of (Number of rows in Contact List table * (size of one row + size of index))
                                      Step 5   Start ICMDBA by entering ICMDBA in the Microsoft Windows Run dialog box or command window.
                                      Step 6   Select the Logger and select Database > Create.
                                      Step 7   In the Create Database window, specify the Outbound Option database type. Be sure to enable autogrow on the database.
                                      Step 8   Click Add. The Add Device window appears.

                                      Use this window to create a new data device and log device for the Outbound Option database. Specify the disk drive letter and size in megabytes for each new device. Click OK to create the device, and then click Create. Click Start.

                                      At a later time, if necessary, you can edit the device to change storage size, or remove a device, using the Database > Expand option.

                                      Step 9   Click Close.


                                      Caution


                                      No manual changes to the contents of the outbound database are allowed. Do not use triggers in the outbound database. Triggers for the dialing lists or personal callback list should not be added or modified. The Dialer_Detail table in the HDS contains the information required by custom applications. Extract that information from the historical database server (HDS) to a separate server where the custom application can process the data without impacting the HDS.

                                      Configure Logger

                                      Perform the following steps to configure the logger.

                                      Procedure
                                        Step 1   Click Web Setup.
                                        Step 2   Load the Logger and click Edit Logger.
                                        Step 3   Check the enable Outbound Option check box.
                                        Step 4   Click Save.

                                        Upgrade of an Outbound Option Database from a Previous Release

                                        If you are upgrading from a previous CCE/CCH release, you must run the Enhanced Database Migration Tool (EDMT) to upgrade your Outbound Option database. Otherwise, Campaign Manager will not start, and an alarm is triggered to indicate an incorrect private database version. See the Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified ICM/Contact Center Enterprise & Hosted at http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​sw/​custcosw/​ps1844/​prod_​installation_​guides_​list.html for instructions on running EDMT.

                                        Install Dialer Component on the PG Platform

                                        Perform the following steps to install the dialer component on the Side A PG platform.

                                        Procedure
                                          Step 1   Make sure all ICM Services are stopped.
                                          Step 2   On both the call server side A and side B run Peripheral Gateway Setup. Type Start > All Programs > Cisco Unified CCE Tools > Peripheral Gateway Setup.
                                          Step 3   In the Cisco Unified ICM/Contact Center Enterprise & Hosted Setup dialog box, in the left column under Instances, select an instance.
                                          Step 4   Click Add in the Instance Components section.

                                          The ICM Component Selection dialog box opens.

                                          Step 5   Click Outbound Option Dialer.

                                          The Outbound Option Dialer Properties dialog box opens.

                                          Step 6   In the initial Dialer Properties dialog box, check Production mode and Auto start at system startup unless you are specifically told otherwise by your Unified ICM support provider. These options set the Dialer Service startup type to Automatic, so the dialer starts automatically when the machine starts up.
                                          Step 7   For Dialer Type, select the radio button for SIP (Session Initiation Protocol).
                                          Step 8   Click Next.
                                          Note    After you create a dialer, you cannot change the Dialer Type. To switch dialer types, delete the existing dialer and create a new dialer.
                                          Step 9   An Outbound Option SIP Dialer Properties dialog box appears if you selected SIP as your Dialer Type. Supply the following information on this page:
                                          • In the SIP Dialer Name field, enter the name of the SIP dialer. There is a 32-character limit. Example: Dialer_for_Premium_Calling_List. The name entered here must match the name configured in Configuration Manager.
                                          • For SIP Server Type, select either Cisco voice gateway or Cisco Unified SIP Proxy (CUSP).
                                          • In the SIP Server field, enter the hostname or IP address of the Cisco voice gateway.
                                          • In the SIP Server Port field, enter the port number of the SIP Server port. Default is 5060.

                                          Click Next.

                                          Step 10   On the last Outbound Option Dialer Properties dialog box, specify the following information:
                                          • Outbound Option server: The host name or IP address of the Outbound Option server. This is typically the same machine where the Outbound Option Campaign Manager (Dataserver Side A) is located.
                                          • CTI server A: The hostname or IP address of the machine that has side A of CTI server installed. This is typically the same machine where the PG is located (Call Server Side A).
                                          • CTI server port A: The port number the dialer uses to create an interface with CTI server side A. The default is 42027. Make sure CTI server port matches with CG configuration. Locate the CTI OS Server port number by running the Diagnostic Framework Portico page from the call server machine, and selecting ListProcesses.
                                          • CTI server B: For duplexed installations, the hostname or IP address of the machine that has side B of CTI server installed.
                                          • CTI server port B: For duplexed installations, the port number the dialer uses to create an interface with CTI server side B. The default is 43027.
                                          • Heart beat: How often the dialer checks its connection to the CTI server, in milliseconds. The default value is 500.
                                          • Media routing port: The port number the dialer uses to create an interface with the Media Routing PIM on the Media Routing PG. The default is 3800 to 3801. Make sure the Media routing port matches that of the MR PG configuration. Access this registry key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cisco Systems, Inc.\ICM\mango\PG2A\PG\CurrentVersion\PIMS\pim1\MRData\Config\ApplicationTcpServiceName1.
                                          • Call Manager TFTP server: The host name or IP address of the CallManager TFTP server. This server is the same machine used for the CallManager publisher.
                                          Step 11   Click Next. A Summary screen appears.
                                          Step 12   Verify that you have specified the correct information. Click Back to make corrections if needed; otherwise, click Next to begin dialer installation.

                                          Modification of Local Static Route File

                                          The SIP Dialer installation process installs an empty template file named DNPHost in the \icm\customerInstanceName\Dialer directory. This file defines the static route mappings of a dialed number wildcard pattern to the IP address or host name with which an agent phone or CTI Route point is registered. For each static route you wish to define, enter a row in this file in the following format:

                                           wildcard pattern, IP address or host name, description 

                                          Examples:

                                           7?????, 10.86.227.144, transferring outbound calls to agent extensions 
                                          86! , 10.86.227.186, for CTI Route Points on CUCM node1 
                                          4?????, gambino.cisco.com, transfer to IVR campaign 

                                          For single gateway deployments, the SIP Dialer reads the static routing info from DNPHost and uses the information from the file to construct the SIP REFER message. If the SIP Dialer is setup to support a voice gateway, the SIP Dialer loads DNPHost, ensures that it has valid routing entries, and sends an alarm if the file does not exist or is invalid.

                                          See the installed DNPHost file template for additional information about its use.

                                          Edit Dialer-Related Registry Values

                                          After you finish installing the dialer component, perform the following dialer-related configuration:

                                          • Configure the Dialer throttling on each Dialer in the system. Open ICM Configuration Manager, select Outbound Option > Dialer, and then enter a value in the Port Throttle field. This field indicates the number of ports to throttle, which helps determine the calls per second rate at which the Dialer dials outbound calls. For example, a port throttle count=5 indicates that no more than 5 calls can be started during a one second period. If 5 calls are ready to be dialed, they are spaced evenly over that one second period. The total call capacity of Unified CM is dependent on several different factors, including the Unified CM version, inbound call rate, and outbound call rate. For more details, see the SNMP Guide for Cisco Unified ICM/Contact Center Enterprise & Hosted.
                                          • After the dialer process runs for the first time, change the value of the AutoAnswerCall entry to 0 to disable the auto answer setting in the Dialer registry. See Auto Answer Configuration on Agent Phones for details about other options for auto answer that support agent notification of an incoming call.

                                          Install MR PG

                                          Perform the following steps to install the MR PG on the Side A platform.

                                          Procedure
                                            Step 1   Run ICM Setup to install a PG that corresponds with PG2, which was configured earlier.
                                            Step 2   In the Peripheral Gateway Properties window, select the PG2 PG Node ID and the MediaRouting Client Type.
                                            Step 3   Click Next.
                                            Step 4   Add a PIM, PIM1.
                                            Step 5   In the MediaRouting Configuration window, enable the PIM.
                                            Step 6   Enter the peripheral name and the peripheral ID (recorded at the end of the procedure described in Configure Media Routing PG (MR PG)) of the MR_PIM.
                                            Step 7   Set the Application Hostname fields:
                                            • For simplex deployments, set both of the Application Hostname fields to the computer name of the Outbound Option Dialer.
                                            • For duplex Sip Dialers with duplex MR PG deployments,
                                              • Specify the local Dialer HostName in ApplicationHostName1.
                                              • Specify the remote, duplex Dialer HostName in ApplicationHostName2.
                                            Step 8   Set the Application Connection Port to the port number used by the Outbound Option Dialer (usually 38001).
                                            Step 9   Click Next until Setup finishes. When Setup finishes, click Finish.
                                            Step 10   Repeat the preceding steps to install the MR PG on the Side B PG platform.

                                            Installation of Cisco CTI Controls

                                            This section describes the installation process for the Cisco CTI controls. It also describes how to install the Cisco CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop (Win32) for Unified CCE.

                                            Perform the following procedures to install CTI controls to support Outbound Option on the desktop.

                                            See the CTI documentation available online at http:/​/​www.cisco.com.

                                            Integrate Outbound Option with CTI OS

                                            Outbound Option works with CTI OS, which provides an object-based interface to the CTI Server using the COM and C++ interfaces. These interfaces permit development of agent desktop applications that interface with Unified ICM software.

                                            Outbound Option is fully compatible with the CTI OS CIL library and the CTI Toolkit Agent Desktop (Win32). While there are no Outbound Option-specific controls available for the CTI Toolkit Agent Desktop (Win32), a sample CTI OS Desktop (known as the "Cisco CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop (Win32)"), which supports Outbound Option, is shipped with the product (located in <Drive Letter>:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CTIOS Client\CTIOS Toolkit\Win32 CIL\Samples\CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop). In addition, the standard CTI Toolkit Agent Desktop (Win32) can be modified to display all Outbound Option ECC variables in the call variable grid.


                                            Note


                                            Be aware that CTI OS Release 7.0(0) and greater uses CTI Protocol 11. As a result, there are more CTI fields available in CTI OS (for example, call type, CampaignID, and QueryRuleID).

                                            When installing, install the CTI OS Client, select the CTI Toolkit SDK and the Win32 check boxes to access the CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop (Win32) sample. (See the "Install CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop (Win32)" section for more details.)

                                            If you are running Outbound Option with CTI OS, perform the following procedure to add Outbound Option ECC variables to CTI OS Server:
                                            Procedure
                                              Step 1   Log in to the CTI OS server.
                                              Step 2   Rename the <Drive Letter>:\ICM\CTIOS_bin\blendedagent_addecc.reg.txt file to blendedagent_addecc.reg.
                                              Step 3   Save the blendedagent_addecc.reg read-only file. Right-click the file, select Properties, and then uncheck the Read Only check box.
                                              Step 4   Edit the blendedagent_addecc.reg file and globally change "InstanceName" to the real system instance name and save it.
                                              Step 5   Double-click on theblendedagent_addecc.reg file to add the Outbound Option ECC variables to CTI OS.
                                              Step 6   In the Node Manager, restart the CTI OS service on the call server.
                                              Step 7   Restart all CTI OS Desktop clients to download the new ECC variables.

                                              What to Do Next

                                              See the CTI OS System Manager's Guide for Cisco Unified ICM/Contact Center Enterprise & Hosted for more information. See CTI OS Outbound Option ECC Variable Settings for a sample .REG file which creates the applicable Outbound Option ECC registry entries. (This registry file must be edited and run on the CTI OS server.)

                                              After the Outbound Option ECC variables have been added to the standard CTI Toolkit Agent Desktop (Win32), the values can be set through the grid. (See the "Outbound Option Extended Call Context Variables" section for a description of each ECC variable.)

                                              Configure CTI OS Server for Outbound Option

                                              If you are running Outbound Option with CTI OS, perform the following procedure to add Outbound Option expanded call variables to CTI OS Server:

                                              Procedure
                                                Step 1   Log in to the CTI OS server.
                                                Step 2   Rename the <Drive Letter>:\ICM\CTIOS_bin\blendedagent_addecc.reg.txt file to blendedagent_addecc.reg.
                                                Step 3   Right-click the file, select Properties, and then uncheck the read-only check box.
                                                Step 4   Edit the blendedagent_addecc.reg file and globally change "InstanceName" to the system instance name from your Unified ICM setup.
                                                Step 5   Save the file.
                                                Step 6   Double-click the blendedagent_addecc.reg file to add the Outbound Option expanded call variables to CTI OS.
                                                Step 7   In the Node Manager, restart the CTI OS service on the call server.
                                                Step 8   Restart all CTI OS Desktop clients to automatically download the new expanded call variables.

                                                Install CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop (Win32)

                                                A sample CTI OS Desktop (known as the “Cisco CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop (Win32)”), which supports Outbound Option, is shipped with the product. It is located in <Drive Letter>:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CTIOS Client\CTIOS Toolkit\Win32 CIL\Samples\CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop.

                                                Procedure
                                                  Step 1   Install CTI OS Client and confirm that the CTI Toolkit SDK and Win32 check boxes are checked.
                                                  Note    See the CTI OS System Manager's Guide for Cisco Unified ICM/Contact Center Enterprise & Hosted for detailed information about installing the CTI Toolkit SDK.
                                                  Step 2   Access the CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop (Win32) from the following location:

                                                  <Drive Letter>:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CTIOS Client\CTIOS Toolkit\Win32 CIL\Samples\CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop

                                                  Step 3   Double-click the CTIOSOutOptSSoftphone.exe file. The CTI Toolkit Outbound Desktop (Win32) displays.

                                                  Integrate Outbound Option with Standard CTI Toolkit Agent Desktop

                                                  Outbound Option is fully compatible with the CTI OS CIL library and the CTI Toolkit Agent Desktop (Win32). While there are no Outbound Option-specific controls available for the CTI Toolkit Agent Desktop (Win32), the standard CTI Toolkit Agent Desktop (Win32) can be modified to display all Outbound Option expanded call variables in the call variable grid.

                                                  Set Outbound Option Expanded Call Variables

                                                  After you add the Outbound Option expanded call variables to the standard CTI Toolkit Agent Desktop (Win32), you can set the values through the grid on the Agent Desktop with Outbound Option. When the agent logs in, the Outbound Option-related expanded call variables are visible. The agent can then change values for those variables.

                                                  Setup of Outbound Option in Cisco Desktop Administrator

                                                  This section provides information about setting up Outbound Option with Cisco Desktop Administrator. When using Outbound Option with Cisco Agent Desktop, outbound calls appear as inbound calls to the agent, and information about the call appears in the Enterprise Data pane.

                                                  See the CAD documentation available online at http:/​/​www.cisco.com for more information.

                                                  Outbound Option Enterprise Data

                                                  To enable Outbound Option enterprise data to appear in the Cisco Agent Desktop Enterprise Data window, the administrator must edit the Default layout to include some or all Outbound Option variables. These variables are prefixed with "BA." (Edit the default enterprise data layout in the Cisco Desktop Administrator.)

                                                  • BAAccountNumber [200]
                                                  • BABuddyName [201]
                                                  • BACampaign [202]
                                                  • BADialedListID [203]
                                                  • BAResponse [204]
                                                  • BAStatus [205]
                                                  • BATimeZone [206]

                                                  Note


                                                  • The BAStatus field is required. All other BA fields are optional for Progressive and Predictive modes. In Preview mode, the Skip button will not work if BADialedListID is not enabled.
                                                  • The BABuddyName field is required, to see the customer’s name being called.
                                                  • If a call is part of a Preview dialing mode campaign, the first letter in the BAStatus field entry is P. If a call is part of a Direct Preview dialing mode campaign, the first letter in the BAStatus field entry is D.

                                                  Add Enterprise Data Fields to Layout List

                                                  Use the following procedure to add the Outbound Option variables.

                                                  Procedure
                                                    Step 1   Start Cisco Desktop Administrator.
                                                    Step 2   In the navigation tree, navigate to the Layout Editor in the Enterprise Data window: Location > (logical contact center name) > Enterprise Data Configuration > Enterprise Data. Click Edit.
                                                    Step 3   Add the following fields to the Layout List by selecting the field from the Available Fields List, and then clicking the left arrow button:
                                                    • BAAccountNumber
                                                    • BABuddyName
                                                    • BACampaign
                                                    • BADialedListID
                                                    • BAResponse
                                                    • BAStatus
                                                    • BATimeZone
                                                    Step 4   Click OK.
                                                    Step 5   Click Apply to save your changes.

                                                    Verification

                                                    This section provides a series of verification steps to determine if the system has been installed properly. These steps are designed to pinpoint problems that might exist in the setup before actually attempting to deploy the Dialer. If problems occur while using this product, please see this section before contacting Cisco Technical Support (TAC).


                                                    Note


                                                    This section assumes that the Outbound Option application is installed and at least one Dialer has been configured along with its associated port map. This section also assumes that the Dialer port map has been exported and configured on Unified CM using the BAT tool.

                                                    Dialer Component Status

                                                    The Dialer component process status provides details about the health of the installation even before any campaign configuration is initiated or before any call is placed. You can view the Dialer component status in the Diagnostic Framework Portico.

                                                    Figure 7. SIP Dialer Component Status

                                                    Customer Instance Name

                                                    The customer instance name shows the dialer’s customer instance, node name, and process name. This can be used if TAC asks you to interrogate the system while debugging a problem for a case.

                                                    Campaign Manager

                                                    The Campaign Manager shows the Campaign Manager connectivity status. This status is either A for active or X for disconnected. If the Campaign Manager connectivity status is X, the dialer is not connected to the Campaign Manager.

                                                    Try pinging from the dialer to the Campaign Manager machine by hostname and by IP Address.

                                                    • If the ping fails for the IP address, recheck that the IP address is correct and troubleshoot network connectivity.
                                                      • Check to see whether the Logger Side A node is running.
                                                      • Check to verify whether Outbound Option has been enabled in the Logger Side A setup, and that the Campaign Manager process is running.
                                                    • If the ping is successful for the IP address but not for the DNS hostname, check that the DNS hostname is correct and that it is properly configured in the system’s DNS server.
                                                    • If the ping is successful, then recheck the dialer component setup to see if the dialer component setup contains the wrong address or port number for the side A Logger.
                                                    • Check to see if the name of the Dialer configured in Configuration Manager matches the name entered during PG setup.

                                                    CTI Server

                                                    The third block shows CTI Server connectivity status. This status is either A for active or X for disconnected. If the status is X, then the dialer cannot connect to either CTI Server on side A or side B.

                                                    Try pinging from the dialer to the CTI Server/PG machines by hostname and by IP address.

                                                    • If the ping fails for the IP address:
                                                      • Recheck that the IP address is correct, and troubleshoot network connectivity.
                                                      • Check to see whether the CTI Server processes are running.
                                                    • If the ping is successful for the IP address but not for the DNS hostname, check that the DNS hostname is correct and whether it is properly configured in the system’s DNS server.
                                                    • If the ping is successful, then recheck the dialer component set up to see if the dialer component set up contains the wrong address or port number for the CTI Server.
                                                    • Check that the PG is online. Check that the PG has been enabled properly in the ICM Router setup.

                                                    Ports

                                                    The fourth block shows the state of all dialer ports. The first value, C, shows the total number of configured ports. The second value, R, shows the total number of ready ports. Finally, the third value, B, reports the number of dialer ports that are blocked. (This is runtime activity; it is unusual for ports to be blocked.)

                                                    If the number of ports Configured is zero, then the dialer is not receiving port configuration from the Campaign Manager component. Check to verify that ports are configured properly.

                                                    If the number of Ready ports is zero, confirm that the PG has been started.

                                                    MR PIM

                                                    The next block shows connectivity status with the MR PIM. This status is either A for active, X for disconnected, or NR which means connected but not yet able to route. (The U status is rarely seen and indicates that a particular connectivity object within the dialer has not been created yet.)

                                                    - If the MR Status is X, check the connectivity by verifying the MR PG address and port configured in the dialer component setup.

                                                    If the MR PG status is NR, then the Media Routing connection is established. Check to see if the MR PG is online by looking at its status window.

                                                    SIP Dialer

                                                    The final block shows connectivity status with the SIP Proxy or Voice Gateway that is connected to the SIP dialer. This status is either A for active, X for disconnected, or D for heartbeat disabled.

                                                    Verify Critical Configuration Steps

                                                    In the Dialer Configuration Component, click the Port Map Selection tab and ensure the Dialer is assigned to a Unified CM PG.

                                                    Verify Database Configuration

                                                    The procedure for verifying that the database configuration is properly set up for SQL Server varies, depending on the installed version of SQL Server.

                                                    For SQL Server 2008 R2, perform the following steps:

                                                    Procedure
                                                      Step 1   Open the SQL Server Management Studio.
                                                      Step 2   Expand the databases.
                                                      Step 3   Select the <cust instance_baA> Outbound Option database. Right click and select Properties.
                                                      Step 4   Select the Files page.
                                                      Step 5   In the database file row, click the button in the Autogrowth column. A Change Autogrowth dialog box appear.
                                                      Step 6   Ensure that the Enable Autogrowth box is checked. Click OK.
                                                      Step 7   In the log file row, click the button in the Autogrowth column. A Change Autogrowth dialog box appears.
                                                      Step 8   Ensure that the Enable Autogrowth box is checked. Click OK.
                                                      Step 9   Select the Options page.
                                                      Step 10   On the Recovery Model drop-down menu, select Simple.
                                                      Step 11   Click OK.

                                                      Verify Router Registry Key

                                                      If you are using the Transfer to IVR feature, verify that the following router registry key on Side A and Side B of the Router has a value of 2.
                                                      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cisco Systems, Inc.\ICM\<customer
                                                            instance>\RouterA/B\Router\
                                                            CurrentVersion\Configuration\Global\SkillGroupCallsInQTimerInterval = 2