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Obtaining Documentation

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

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Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

Contacting TAC by Telephone

About This Guide


This guide describes the tasks and tools necessary to install, configure, and administer Listener, LGMapper, and AlarmTracker software.

Note The AlarmTracker software requires that you also install the Listener and LGMapper software. If you are not installing the AlarmTracker software, you do not need to read Chapter 3 and Chapter 4.


This publication is intended primarily for users who configure and administer Listener, LGMapper, and AlarmTracker software. The administrator should have a general understanding of call center operations and management and specific information about the call centers and carrier networks connected to Cisco ICM software. The administrator should also have a good understanding of Windows NT 4.0.


This guide contains the following chapters.


"Remote Monitoring Suite Overview"

Provides a brief description of the utilities you use to configure and maintain Listener, LGMapper, and AlarmTracker.

It also provides background information so that you can understand the security and user rights issues when these utilities and your configuration databases work together in a network.

"Installing and Configuring the Listener"

Describes how to install and configure the Listener software, including how to set up the processing that occurs when messages arrive at the Listener.

"Installing the LGMapper Server"

Explains the process of installing the LGMapper and the LGArchiver servers. Provides information on how to use the DCOMCnfg tool and how to troubleshoot the LGMapper installation.

"LGMapperCnfg and LGArchiverCnfg Tools"

Provides information on how to use the LGMapperCnfg and the LGMapperCnfg tools.

"LGMapperNM and LGArchiverNM"

Discusses the LGMapper Node Manager (LGMapperNM) and the LGArchiver Node Manager (LGArchiverNM).

"Alarms Database Maintenance"

Describes maintaining the Alarms Database.

"LGCnfg Tool"

Describes how to manage the Alarms Database using the LGCnfg tool.

"Installing the AlarmTracker Client"

Describes how to install the AlarmTracker client software on your users' systems.

"The Exclude Node Feature"

Describes the Exclude Node feature of the AlarmTracker Client software.

"Deployment Issues"

Discusses deployment issues.

"Backwards Compatibility Considerations"

Discusses backward compatibilty considerations.

"Implementing the IWantHelp Interface"

Describes implementing the IWantHelp interface.


Provides the Alarms Database schema.


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Other Publications

For additional information about Cisco Intelligent Contact Management (ICM) software, see the Cisco web site listing ICM documentation.

Obtaining Documentation

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World Wide Web

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco provides as a starting point for all technical assistance. Customers and partners can obtain documentation, troubleshooting tips, and sample configurations from online tools. For registered users, additional troubleshooting tools are available from the TAC website. is the foundation of a suite of interactive, networked services that provides immediate, open access to Cisco information and resources at anytime, from anywhere in the world. This highly integrated Internet application is a powerful, easy-to-use tool for doing business with Cisco. provides a broad range of features and services to help customers and partners streamline business processes and improve productivity. Through, you can find information about Cisco and our networking solutions, services, and programs. In addition, you can resolve technical issues with online technical support, download and test software packages, and order Cisco learning materials and merchandise. Valuable online skill assessment, training, and certification programs are also available.

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Technical Assistance Center

The Cisco TAC website is available to all customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product or technology that is under warranty or covered by a maintenance contract.

Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

If you have a priority level 3 (P3) or priority level 4 (P4) problem, contact TAC by going to the TAC website:

P3 and P4 level problems are defined as follows:

P3—Your network performance is degraded. Network functionality is noticeably impaired, but most business operations continue.

P4—You need information or assistance on Cisco product capabilities, product installation, or basic product configuration.

In each of the above cases, use the Cisco TAC website to quickly find answers to your questions.

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If you cannot resolve your technical issue by using the TAC online resources, registered users can open a case online by using the TAC Case Open tool at the following website:

Contacting TAC by Telephone

If you have a priority level 1 (P1) or priority level 2 (P2) problem, contact TAC by telephone and immediately open a case. To obtain a directory of toll-free numbers for your country, go to the following website:

P1 and P2 level problems are defined as follows:

P1—Your production network is down, causing a critical impact to business operations if service is not restored quickly. No workaround is available.

P2—Your production network is severely degraded, affecting significant aspects of your business operations. No workaround is available.