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Quick Start Guide for Administrators: Installing
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Release 5.4

Requirements for This Configuration

Overview of Components

How To Prepare for Install

How To Verify Preparedness of Component Systems

Meeting the Requirements for This Configuration

Verifying That Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace System Works Without Video

Verifying That the MCU Can Run Video Conferences Independently of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Configuring the MCU

Verifying Correct EMP Port Addressing (for 3545 MCUs only)

Configuring the Audio Server

Configuring the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper

How To Install and Configure the Video Administration Component

Preparing the MCS Server for Installation

Installing the MSDE Software

Installing the Video Administration Component

Accessing the Video Administration Component

Adding the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper to the Video Administration Component

Identifying Your MCU in the Video Administration Component

Downloading Meeting Types From Your MCU

Installing the Video Integration Component

How To Modify the Web Conferencing Server Configuration

Configuring the Web Conferencing Servers to Synchronize with the Network Time Protocol Server

Uploading the Meeting Types to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Servers

How To Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Adding the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper

Creating an H.225 Trunk for the IOS Gatekeeper

Adding A Route Pattern to Route Calls to the Internal ECS Gatekeeper

Getting More Information


Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide for Administrators: Installing
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Release 5.4


Part Number: OL-14865-01
Revised:  October 10, 2007,

1 Requirements for This Configuration

This document provides instructions for installing and configuring the simplest possible deployment of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration.


Note Other configurations are supported but not documented here.


For this installation, these instructions assume your environment meets the following conditions:

General


Caution If you have already attempted this installation, uninstall everything and undo changes you have made before reinstalling following these instructions.

You have not yet begun to install and configure this application.

Your equipment meets the requirements described in the system requirements and compatibility matrix documents at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_device_support_tables_list.html.

Your equipment complies with the limitations, restrictions, and other information in the Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration, available from http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_release_notes_list.html.

The following restrictions apply for the configuration described in this document only. They do not necessarily apply to all deployments.

Network

There is a single Cisco Unified Communications Manager or Cisco Unified CallManager that is set up and can route calls properly.

There is a single Cisco IOS Gatekeeper (plus one internal ECS gatekeeper that is installed with this application).

All components are installed at the same geographic location and are on the same network.

There are no bandwidth bottlenecks between devices on your network.

This deployment needs to support only IP resources, no ISDN or PSTN resources.

You have a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server to which you can synchronize all servers in this deployment.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace System

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system (release 5.4 or 6.0) has only one audio server.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system is licensed for video conferencing.

The web conferencing servers are not configured for DMZ access.

The Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes integrations are not used.

Calls are routed via a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway.

The audio system includes only IP phones.

MCU

One Cisco Unified Videoconferencing Multipoint Control Unit (MCU), model 3515 or 3545, release 5.x.

Video Endpoints

All video endpoints are H.323 endpoints or desktop cameras associated with the primary phone number configured for each user in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

There are no high-definition endpoints.

The Video Administration Component (Installed During This Process)

Video Administration will control only video conferences. Audio-only conferences are handled by the audio server.

You have a clean, dedicated Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) server model 7835 or 7845 available on which to install the Video Administration component. This server is on your network and has a static IP address.

Your environment has no limitations or restrictions that will prevent you from using the default settings for this application, including the default database provided with this software.

Other Requirements

This document assumes you are familiar with administrative functions for the following products:

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace audio and web conferencing

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing

Cisco Unified Communications Manager or Cisco Unified CallManager

2 Overview of Components

3 How To Prepare for Install

Important: Perform all tasks in this document in the order they appear, exactly as described. You can configure additional changes after you have verified that your system is running properly.

How To Verify Preparedness of Component Systems

Configuring the MCU

Verifying Correct EMP Port Addressing (for 3545 MCUs only)

Configuring the Audio Server

Configuring the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper

How To Verify Preparedness of Component Systems

Meeting the Requirements for This Configuration

Verifying That Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace System Works Without Video

Verifying That the MCU Can Run Video Conferences Independently of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Meeting the Requirements for This Configuration

Make sure your equipment, software and network characteristics meet the requirements for the configuration detailed in this document. See Requirements for This Configuration.

Verifying That Your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace System Works Without Video

Procedure


Step 1 Make sure audio participants can dial in to join a conference.

Step 2 Make sure the system can dial out to audio participants to bring them into the conference.

Step 3 Make sure all participants can successfully hear each other and participate in the same web conference.


Verifying That the MCU Can Run Video Conferences Independently of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Procedure


Step 1 Schedule a video conference on the MCU.

Step 2 Make sure video endpoints can dial in to join a video conference.

Step 3 Make sure the MCU can dial out to video endpoints to bring them into the conference.

Step 4 Make sure all video endpoints can see and hear each other in the video conference.


Configuring the MCU

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to your MCU Administrator interface.

Step 2 Synchronize the MCU with the NTP server:

a. For Model 3515 MCU: Click Device.

For Model 3545 MCU: Click Board.

b. Click the Basics tab.

c. For Date/Time, click Change.

d. Check NTP Enabled.

e. Click Synchronize with NTP server address.

f. Enter the IP address of the NTP server.

g. Click Upload.

Step 3 Check to be sure the port addressing is correct:

a. Click the Addressing tab.

b. Make sure Port status is set to 100Mbps/ Full Duplex.

c. Check to see which port on the switch the MCU is physically connected to.

d. Set that port to 100Mbps/ Full Duplex.

e. Click Upload.

Step 4 Click MCU.

Step 5 Click the Settings tab.

Step 6 Click Advanced.

Step 7 Set options:

Option
Value

Conferences Can Be Created Using

Scheduler only.

After you change this setting, it will only be possible to create video conferences via Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Participants Can Join the Conference Using

Invite and Dial-in

External conference authorization policy

None


Step 8 Click Upload.

Step 9 Click the Protocols tab.

Step 10 Click H.323.

Step 11 Set Gatekeeper Address to the IP Address of the MCS server on which you will install the Video Administration component.

Step 12 Click Upload.

Step 13 If the preconfigured MeetingPlace service prefix will not work with your existing dial plan:

a. Click the Services tab.

b. Change the prefix to a number that will work in your dial plan.

c. Click Upload.


Verifying Correct EMP Port Addressing (for 3545 MCUs only)

Procedure


Step 1 Make sure the port addressing for the EMP card is set to Auto-negotiate.

Step 2 Make sure the port to which the EMP card is physically connected is also set to Auto-negotiate.

Step 3 If either of these is not correct, see the documentation for your EMP card.


Configuring the Audio Server

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace MeetingTime.

Step 2 Synchronize the audio server with the NTP server:

a. Click the Configure tab.

b. Click System Parameters in the left panel.

c. Click Query.

d. Look for NTP Server in the panel on the right.

e. Enter the IP address of your NTP server.

f. Click Save changes.

Step 3 Configure user and group profiles for video conferencing, especially the Allow Video Scheduling parameter in the Restrictions section.

Step 4 Set Video Meeting parameters:

a. Click the Configure tab.

b. Click Scheduling Parameters in the left panel.

c. Click Query.

d. Scroll down in the panel on the right to Video Meetings.

e. Make sure that Max ports per meeting does not exceed the total number of ports available on your MCU.

f. Leave the other values at the default for this configuration.

g. Click Save changes, if applicable.


Configuring the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper

The Cisco IOS Gatekeeper must:

route calls from H.323 endpoints that begin with the MeetingPlace service prefix to the internal ECS gatekeeper that is included in the Video Administration component of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration.

route calls to the H.323 endpoints.

route unknown calls to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Procedure


Step 1 Access the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper.

Step 2 Make sure your configuration includes the following entries: (replace the variables between the angle brackets as appropriate)

zone local <LOCAL ZONE NAME><DOMAIN> <LOCAL ACTIVE IP ADDRESS FOR GATEKEEPER REGISTRATION>

zone remote <VIDEO ADMINISTRATION ZONE NAME> <DOMAIN> <IP ADDRESS OF THE SERVER ON WHICH YOU WILL INSTALL THE VIDEO ADMINISTRATION COMPONENT>

zone prefix <VIDEO ADMINISTRATION ZONE NAME> <MEETINGPLACE SERVICE PREFIX ON MCU*>

zone prefix <LOCAL ZONE NAME><PATTERN TO COVER VIDEO ENDPOINT DEVICES REGISTERED TO THIS GATEKEEPER>

gw-type-prefix <DEFAULT TECHNOLOGY PREFIX AS CONFIGURED IN CISCO UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER> default-technology

lrq forward-queries add-hop-count

no use-proxy <LOCAL ZONE NAME> default inbound-to terminal

no use-proxy <LOCAL ZONE NAME> default outbound-from terminal



Note The port number 1719 is appended automatically to the zone remote line.


4 How To Install and Configure the Video Administration Component

The Video Administration component includes an internal ECS Gatekeeper that routes calls between the Video Administration component and the MCU.


Note All H.323 endpoints and Cisco Unified Communications Manager trunks register to the external Cisco IOS Gatekeeper, which routes all calls between the internal gatekeeper and the video endpoints.


Preparing the MCS Server for Installation

Installing the MSDE Software

Installing the Video Administration Component

Accessing the Video Administration Component

Adding the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper to the Video Administration Component

Identifying Your MCU in the Video Administration Component

Downloading Meeting Types From Your MCU

Preparing the MCS Server for Installation

Before You Begin

Make sure that the Microsoft Windows SNMP service is installed.

Procedure

On the MCS server on which you will install the Video Administration component:


Step 1 Configure this server to synchronize with the NTP server:

a. At the command line, issue net time /setsntp:<NTP-SERVER-NAME>

b. Set the Windows Time service (in the Services Control Panel) to start automatically, then start the service.

Step 2 Make sure the following ports are not occupied:

1098

1099


Installing the MSDE Software

Install Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) on the same MCS server as the Video Administration component.

Before You Begin

Make sure you will not need to interrupt this installation.

Procedure


Step 1 Launch Setup_MSDE.exe.

Step 2 Accept all defaults.



Note The actual database will be created during installation of the Video Administration component.


Installing the Video Administration Component

Before You Begin

Make sure you install this component on the server on which you have just installed MSDE.

Make sure you have completed all previous tasks in this document.

Make sure you will not need to interrupt this installation.

Procedure


Step 1 Run the Video Administration installer.

The name of the installer should be similar to Cisco_Video_Admin_<version #>.exe or CUMP_Video_Administration <version number>.exe.

Step 2 Accept all defaults when presented.

Exception: You may change the database password for security purposes.

Note your new password if you change it.

Step 3 When prompted for the Video Admin Account Login Information, enter values of your choice. (This is the only set of login information that does not present default values.)

You will use this information to access the Video Administration component.

Restrictions:

Value
Restriction

Login ID

No more than 16 characters long

Password

No more than 12 characters long



Accessing the Video Administration Component

The Video Administration component runs as a Windows service. This service automatically starts when the server on which it is installed starts.

Procedure


Step 1 Point your browser at http://<Your-Video-Administration-server>:8080/va.


Note Port number is required.


Step 2 If you see a window that offers options for User Provisioning:

a. Make no changes.

b. Click OK.

c. Click OK again.

You will see this only the first time you access Video Administration after installation.

Step 3 Log in.


Adding the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper to the Video Administration Component

Procedure


Step 1 Click Resource Management.

Step 2 Click the Gatekeeper/SIP Server tab.


Note The local_gatekeeper that you see in the list is the internal ECS gatekeeper. The authorization connection will show Disconnected. This is expected.


Step 3 Click Add.

Step 4 Add your Cisco IOS Gatekeeper:

Option
Value

Name

Identifying name for your Cisco IOS Gatekeeper

IP Address

IP address of your Cisco IOS Gatekeeper

Model

Cisco MCM 500

 

All other values

Use the defaults.


Step 5 Click OK.

This gatekeeper is automatically defined as the neighbor of the internal ECS gatekeeper.

The Cisco IOS Gatekeeper does not necessarily show Connected when you view it in the table.


Identifying Your MCU in the Video Administration Component

Procedure


Step 1 Click Resource Management.

Step 2 Click the MCU tab.

Step 3 Click Add.

Step 4 Add information about your MCU:

Option
Value

Name

Name of your MCU

IP Address

IP Address of MCU

Model

Cisco IPVC - 36xx v5.x

Registered To

local_gatekeeper

Login Name

Login information for the MCU.

 

Login Password

All other values

Use the defaults.


Step 5 Click OK.

Step 6 If you have configured SNMP on your MCU, configure the Video Administration server to match:

a. Click Advanced.

b. Enter the values to match those configured on your MCU.

c. Click OK.

Step 7 Click OK.

Step 8 Wait for the Video Administration component to synchronize with the MCU.


Downloading Meeting Types From Your MCU


Note Meeting Types in the Video Administration component are called Services or Service Prefixes in the MCU.


Procedure


Step 1 Click Meeting Types.

Step 2 Click Download.

You should see the MeetingPlace service in the list.

Step 3 Click OK.

Step 4 Click OK.


5 Installing the Video Integration Component

Before You Begin

Make sure you have completed all previous tasks in this document.

Make sure that the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system is not in use. The Video Integration installer will stop the web conferencing master service and all subordinate services.

Verify that the Video Administration server and the Cisco Unified Videoconferencing MCUs are available on the network (reachable via their IP addresses).

Note the E.164 number that is used to direct calls to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway. To locate that number:

On the machine on which the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway is installed, choose Start > Programs > MeetingPlace Applications > MeetingPlace Management.

Procedure


Step 1 Run the Setup.exe for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration.

After installation is complete, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace services will restart automatically.

Step 2 Repeat Step 1 on each web conferencing server. Check the Host Video Conferences check box for only one web conferencing server.


6 How To Modify the Web Conferencing Server Configuration

Configuring the Web Conferencing Servers to Synchronize with the Network Time Protocol Server

Uploading the Meeting Types to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Servers

Configuring the Web Conferencing Servers to Synchronize with the Network Time Protocol Server

For a Release 5.4 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system, use this procedure.

For a Release 6.0 system, the web conferencing servers automatically synchronize with the audio server.

Procedure


Step 1 Navigate to the Windows Control Panel.

Step 2 Double-click MeetingPlace Gateways.

Step 3 Click Internet Time.

Step 4 Check Synchronize Server Time with NTP Server.

Step 5 Enter values for all other options in the window.

Step 6 Click OK.

Step 7 Repeat this procedure on each web conferencing server.


Uploading the Meeting Types to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Servers

This procedure imports the Meeting Types from the Video Administration component into the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to any Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing server in the system.

Step 2 Click Admin.

Step 3 Click Replication Service.

Step 4 For Replication Service Command, choose Update All Terminals.

This also updates the Meeting Types.

Step 5 Click Submit.


7 How To Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Information in this section also applies to your supported version of Cisco Unified CallManager.

Do the following if you have not yet done so:

Adding the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper

Creating an H.225 Trunk for the IOS Gatekeeper

Adding A Route Pattern to Route Calls to the Internal ECS Gatekeeper

Adding the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper

Procedure


Step 1 Launch and log in to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration interface.

Step 2 Choose Device > Gatekeeper.

Step 3 Click Add a New Gatekeeper or Add New.

The exact text depends on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager version.

Step 4 Enter options:

Option
Value

Host Name / IP Address

IP address of the IOS gatekeeper.

Description

A name that identifies this gatekeeper.

Enable Device

Check the check box.

Other options

Values as appropriate for your environment.


Step 5 Click Insert or Save.

The exact text depends on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager version.


Creating an H.225 Trunk for the IOS Gatekeeper

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Device > Trunk from the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration menu bar.

Step 2 Click Add a New Trunk or Add New.

The exact text depends on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager version.

Step 3 For Trunk Type, choose H.225 (Gatekeeper Controlled).

Step 4 Click Next.

Step 5 Enter options. (Scroll down to see all options.)

Option
Value

Device Name

A name that identifies this trunk.

Description

A descriptive name for this trunk that connects to your IOS gatekeeper.

Retry Video Call as Audio

Check the check box.

Wait for Far End H.245 Terminal Capability Set

Uncheck the check box.

Gatekeeper Name

Select the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper that you configured earlier in this process.

Terminal Type

Gateway.

Technology Prefix

The prefix or pattern that will route calls to Cisco Unified Communications Manager from the gatekeeper.

This value must match the default technology prefix specified in the IOS Gatekeeper.

Zone

Enter the name of the local zone you specified in Configuring the Cisco IOS Gatekeeper. This value is case-sensitive.

Other parameters

Values as appropriate for your environment.


Step 6 Click Insert or Save.

The exact text depends on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager version.

Step 7 Click OK.

Step 8 Click Reset Trunk or Reset.

The exact text depends on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager version.


Adding A Route Pattern to Route Calls to the Internal ECS Gatekeeper

Procedure


Step 1 From the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration menu bar, do one of the following:

In Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.0, choose Route Plan > Route Pattern/Hunt Pilot.

In Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.1, choose Route Plan > Route /Hunt > Route Pattern.

In Cisco Unified Communication Manager 5.x and 6.x, choose Route /Hunt > Route Pattern.

Step 2 Click Add a New Route Pattern/Hunt Pilot or Add New.

The exact text depends on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager version.

Step 3 Enter options:

Option
Value

Route Pattern/Hunt Pilot

The MeetingPlace service prefix you defined on the Cisco Unified Videoconferencing MCU, followed by an exclamation point (!).

Description

A name that describes this route pattern.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.0: Gateway or Route/Hunt List

Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.1: Gateway or Route List

Cisco Unified Communications Manager 5.1:

Gateway/Route List

The IP address or hostname of the H225 Trunk (Gatekeeper Controlled) that you created.

Provide Outside Dialtone

Uncheck this check box.

Other parameters.

Values as appropriate for your environment.


Step 4 Click Insert or Save.

The exact text depends on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager version.

Step 5 If you see a message telling you that the authorization code will not be activated, click OK.

This deployment does not use authorization codes.


8 Getting More Information

The complete Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Release 5.4 is available at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html. The administration guide includes troubleshooting information and instructions for configuring more complex systems.

The "Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Integration" chapter of the Cisco Unified Communications SRND Based on Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x has a section on "Unified MP Video Integration". This Solution Reference Network Design document is available at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_implementation_design_guides_list.html.