Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server 6.x
Preparing to Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series Hardware
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Preparing to Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series Hardware

Table Of Contents

Preparing to Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series Hardware

Safety Warnings

Hardware Requirements

Tools Required for the Installation

Environmental Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106

Environmental Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112

Power Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series

T1 Digital Trunk Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

T1-Supported Protocols for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

Wiring Requirements for Customer-Supplied Connectors—U.S., Canada, and Hong Kong

Wiring Requirements for Customer-Supplied Connectors—U.K., Singapore, and India

E1 Digital Trunk Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

E1-Supported Protocols for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

Modem Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

LAN Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

LAN Cable Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems


Preparing to Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series Hardware


This chapter describes the requirements and hardware specifications for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server.

To ensure that the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace configuration integrates within your environment, refer to the configuration worksheets in the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.0 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html. Complete the pertinent worksheets before proceeding with the installation.


Caution Do not proceed with the installation until you have fulfilled every requirement in this chapter.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Safety Warnings

Hardware Requirements

Tools Required for the Installation

Environmental Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106

Environmental Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112

Power Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series

T1 Digital Trunk Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

T1-Supported Protocols for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

Wiring Requirements for Customer-Supplied Connectors—U.S., Canada, and Hong Kong

Wiring Requirements for Customer-Supplied Connectors—U.K., Singapore, and India

E1 Digital Trunk Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

E1-Supported Protocols for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

Modem Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

LAN Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

LAN Cable Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

Safety Warnings

Read the following safety warnings before you begin installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system. Translations of the warnings are available online in Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco MeetingPlace 8100 Series at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html.


Warning To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing this unit in a rack, you must take special precautions to ensure that the system remains stable. The following guidelines are provided to ensure your safety:
  ·   This unit should be mounted at the bottom of the rack if it is the only unit in the rack.
  ·   When mounting this unit in a partially filled rack, load the rack from the bottom to the top with the heaviest component at the bottom of the rack.
  ·   If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before mounting or servicing the unit in the rack. Statement 1006



Warning Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity. Statement 1001



Warning This unit is intended for installation in restricted access areas. A restricted access area can be accessed only through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security. Statement 1017



Warning To avoid electric shock, do not connect safety extra-low voltage (SELV) circuits to telephone-network voltage (TNV) circuits. LAN ports contain SELV circuits, and WAN ports contain TNV circuits. Some LAN and WAN ports both use RJ-45 connectors. Use caution when connecting cables. Statement 1021



Warning Before working on a chassis or working near power supplies, unplug the power cord on AC units. Statement 12



Warning The plug-socket combination must be accessible at all times, because it serves as the main disconnecting device. Statement 1019



Warning This product requires short-circuit (overcurrent) protection, to be provided as part of the building installation. Install only in accordance with national and local wiring regulations. Statement 1045



Warning Hazardous voltage or energy is present on the backplane when the system is operating. Use caution when servicing. Statement 1034



Warning Blank faceplates and cover panels serve three important functions: they prevent exposure to hazardous voltages and currents inside the chassis; they contain electromagnetic interference (EMI) that might disrupt other equipment; and they direct the flow of cooling air through the chassis. Do not operate the system unless all cards, faceplates, front covers, and rear covers are in place. Statement 1029



Warning Class 1 laser product. Statement 1008



Warning Do not stare into the beam or view it directly with optical instruments. Statement 1011



Warning Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations. Statement 1036



Warning Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface. Statement 1037



Warning Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines. Statement 177



Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024


Hardware Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system requires a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server.

For a new Release 6.0 system, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server software is installed in manufacturing, so you do not need to install Audio Server software.


Note The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server must be connected to a network switch port that is configured for auto-negotiate. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace gateways must be connected to network switch ports that are configured for 100/1000 MB Full Duplex.


Tools Required for the Installation

Before installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server, confirm that you have the following tools necessary for a successful installation:

Laptop computer.

Null modem female to female DB9 serial cable. Cisco Systems provides this cable. (For details, see the "Connecting Your Laptop to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace" section on page 3-1.)

Screwdriver with a type #2 blade.

Phillips #1 screwdriver.

Phillips #2 screwdriver.

Antistatic grounding strap.

Connectivity tester (ohm tester or pen light).

Crossover cable for RJ-48 connectors. Cisco Systems provides this cable. See Figure 1-1.

Figure 1-1 Crossover-Cable Pinouts

Environmental Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106

The recommended operating temperature range for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 is 50 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit with a noncondensing humidity of 5 to 80 percent.

It is essential to keep the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 equipment cool. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 has an internal fan assembly with four fans. To ensure that all Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 components are adequately cooled, the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 must meet the following requirements:

At least 1.5 inches of clearance in the front and back of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106.

At least 0.5 inches of clearance to the right and left of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106.

At least 0.5 inches of clearance on the top and bottom of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106.

Fill or cover all module slots (use filler panels in empty slots).

Airflow in an open frame rack or in an enclosed cabinet must be from left to right.

Environmental Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112

The recommended operating temperature range for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 is 50 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit with a noncondensing humidity of 5 to 80 percent.

It is essential to keep the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 equipment cool. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 has three internal DC-powered fans. To ensure that all Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 components are adequately cooled, the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 must meet the following requirements:

At least 24 inches of clearance in the back of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112.

At least 1.75 inches of clearance on top of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112.

Fill or cover all module slots (use filler panels in empty slots).

Airflow in an open frame rack must be from front to back.

Airflow in an enclosed cabinet must be from front to back and bottom to top.

Power Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series

Power for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series must come from a totally dedicated circuit breaker within 8 feet of the equipment. In addition, the site must have additional power outlets for test and maintenance equipment.

Do not plug any other electrical devices into an outlet connected to the circuit breaker serving the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 requirements

100-240V

3 A

50/60 Hz

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 requirements

100-115/200-230V

6/3 A

50/60 Hz

If the power in your area is susceptible to fluctuations or interruptions, consider installing surge suppressors or connecting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). If the Audio Server system loses power, it does not maintain its telephony connections.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 draws a maximum of 300 watts of power and produces a maximum of 1364 BTU per hour. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 draws a maximum of 600 watts of power and produces a maximum of 2048 BTU per hour.

Table 1-1 lists the power requirements by country for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series.

Table 1-1 Power Requirements by Country for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series 

Country
Power
Socket

U.S.

Canada

115 VAC

NEMA 5-15R socket. Outlet installed within 8 feet of the Audio Server.

Hong Kong

European Union

240 VAC

BS-1363 socket. Outlet installed within 8 feet of the Audio Server.

Japan

100 VAC
(50 Hz for East Japan;
60 Hz for West Japan)

NEMA 5-15R socket. Outlet installed within 8 feet of the Audio Server.


T1 Digital Trunk Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

T1 Smart Blades support digital connections to a PBX system or to a public switched phone network (PSTN). The framing for the digital lines can be either Extended Superframe (ESF) or D4 framing. The digital lines can use either Binary 8-Zero Substitution (B8ZS) or jammed-bit coding.

We recommend using ESF framing and B8ZS coding. Using D4 framing or jammed-bit coding may not be satisfactory.


Caution Supplemental earth grounding is required at all times. This supplemental grounding consists of a grounding cable that is attached to supplemental ground lugs on the back of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server chassis and is permanently connected to an earth ground point at the other end through an appropriate facilities-grounding terminal.

You must use shielded cables, and you must electrically terminate the shield at the back of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.

Note the following considerations:

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace supports fractional T1 services and has complete flexibility to activate any or all ports on a span.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace can use dialed-number information to directly connect the caller to a meeting or to determine the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace services to which the caller has access.

You can configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace to support devices where the T1 trunk does not provide any signaling and is always offhook. This is used in applications where a clear channel connection is required.

Table 1-2 lists the T1 digital trunk requirements by country for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

Table 1-2 T1 Digital Trunk Requirements by Country 

Country
Requirements

U.S.

Canada

Hong Kong

Public network to Channel Service Unit (CSU) connection—recEive and transMit (E&M) wink start (line side and trunk side). Ground start or loop start (line side only).

U.S. only—FCC and CSA-listed CSU required.

Customer-supplied connectors—USOC (male) RJ-48 jacks. See the "Wiring Requirements for Customer-Supplied Connectors—U.S., Canada, and Hong Kong" section.

Cable provided by Cisco Systems—25-foot shielded twisted-pair cable with ferrite.

PBX to CSU connection—FCC and CSA-listed CSU required for connections over 600 feet. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system ships with a 25-foot shielded cable with ferrite beads for each T1 span. The cable terminates in an RJ-48 connector. Listed CSU is provided for overvoltage protection for the T1 Smart Blades.

Japan

T1 connection into PBX with INS1500-to-T1 converter.

Customer-supplied connectors—RJ-45 connector.

Cable provided by Cisco Systems—50-foot shielded cable (male-male). One per T1 span.

Australia

Cisco Systems does not supply any T1 cables with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server systems that are shipped to Australia.


In some cases, the cables that Cisco Systems provides may not be appropriate for your Private Branch eXchange (PBX) or Network Interface Unit (NIU) side connections. If this is the case, create your own custom cables.

Custom T1 CAS (channel-associated signaling) and IP cables require the following:

Cat5e STP UTP cable with shielded RJ-45 connectors terminated to the cable shield at both ends.

Add the ferrite that is on the cable supplied by Cisco Systems.


Caution (U.S. only) The FCC Part 68 registration number is EMC USA-34550-XD-T. Be sure to use only FCC and CSA or UL-listed CSUs.

T1-Supported Protocols for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

The following protocols are supported for T1 digital trunks:

T1 CAS Cisco Unified MeetingPlace systems—E&M wink start, ground start, and loop start

T1 PRI Cisco Unified MeetingPlace systems—AT&T (TR41459), Telcordia Technologies (NI-2), and Nortel (DMS-100)

End-to-end positive disconnect supervision is essential. Without it, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace cannot reliably tell when a caller hangs up. Many PBX and central office systems can provide disconnect signaling; we recommend E&M wink start lines because they provide for a positive answer and disconnect supervision. In many cases, the person taking the order for the lines will not understand your request, so you will probably need to escalate the request to someone with a technical background.

Figure 1-2 illustrates the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace digital telephony connections with T1 trunks.

Figure 1-2 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Digital Connection Requirements—T1

Wiring Requirements for Customer-Supplied Connectors—U.S., Canada, and Hong Kong

Table 1-3 and Table 1-4 describe wiring requirements for customer-supplied RJ-48 connectors.

Table 1-3 Wiring of RJ-48 Connectors 

Pin
Name
Description

1

T1

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace received signal - tip

2

R1

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace received signal - ring

4

T

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace outgoing signal - tip

5

R

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace outgoing signal - ring


To identify the pins, hold the RJ-48 connector as if you are going to plug it in with the tab down. Pin 1 is on the left.

If transmit and receive need to be reversed, also reverse the pins. See Table 1-4.

Table 1-4 Wiring of RJ-48 Connectors When Transmit/Receive Is Reversed 

Pin
Name
Description

1

T

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace outgoing signal - tip

2

R

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace outgoing signal - ring

4

T1

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace received signal - tip

5

R1

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace received signal - ring


Wiring Requirements for Customer-Supplied Connectors—U.K., Singapore, and India

For the E1 card, the connection from the network interface to the network can be one of the following types:

RJ-45connector.

SMB coaxial connectors with SMB/BNC adapters.

Table 1-5 describes wiring requirements for customer-supplied RJ-45 connectors.

Table 1-5 Wiring of RJ-45 Connectors 

Pin
Signal
Description
Direction

1

LRT

Receive +ve (tip)

Input

2

LRR

Receive -ve (ring)

Input

4

LTT

Transmit +ve (tip)

Output

5

LTR

Transmit -ve (ring)

Output


E1 Digital Trunk Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

Confirm that the E1 digital trunk specifications meet the requirements in Table 1-6.

Table 1-6 E1 Digital Trunk Requirements 

Country
Requirements

European Union

Connection Type—Euro ISDN and QSIG digital telephony (E1).

Cable supplied by Cisco Systems—25-foot Cat5 cable with RJ-48c connectors at each end.

Socket—Connector must be an RJ-25 socket or an NBNC (female) connector.

Cable length (if you provide your own cable)—Maximum cable length is 328 feet.

Australia

Cisco Systems does not supply any E1 cables with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server systems that are shipped to Australia.


In some cases, the RJ-48c cables that Cisco Systems provides may not be appropriate for your PBX or NIU-side connections. If this is the case, create your own custom cables. Custom E1 and T1 PRI cables require the following:

Cat5e UTP cable.

RJ-48c connector on the breakout box side.

Add the ferrite that is on the cable that is supplied by Cisco Systems.


Note In E1 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace systems, you can connect Cisco Unified MeetingPlace directly to the PSTN. You do not need a CSU.


E1-Supported Protocols for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

The following protocols are supported for E1 digital trunks:

Euro-ISDN (ETSI 300-102).

QSIG (ECMA version)—Channels are numbered 1 to 30.

QSIG (ETSI version)—Channels are numbered 1 to 15 and 17 to 31.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system supports only E1 PRI protocols. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system does not support E1 CAS protocols.

Figure 1-3 illustrates the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace digital telephony connections with E1 trunks.

Figure 1-3 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Digital Connection Requirements—E1

Modem Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series includes an external modem that connects to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system through a serial cable. Connect the modem cable from the back of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series to the CPU transition module.

Confirm that you can call the modem extension from the outside so that Cisco TAC can access the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

Table 1-7 lists modem requirements by country for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

Table 1-7 Modem Requirements by Country 

Country
Requirements

U.S.

Canada

Hong Kong

U.S. modem supplied by Cisco Systems.

Serial cable.

6-foot modem cable.

Customer-supplied standard analog phone jack (RJ-11). You must be able to call the extension from the outside.

Japan

CE modem supplied by Cisco Systems.

Serial cable.

8.2-foot modem cable.

Customer-supplied standard analog phone jack (RJ-11). You must be able to call the extension from the outside.

European Union

Global modem supplied by Cisco Systems.

Serial cable.

Customer-supplied standard analog phone jack (RJ-11). You must be able to call the extension from the outside.


LAN Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

To connect to other applications, such as MeetingTime and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server systems require certain TCP and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) ports to remain open on your network.

Figure 1-4 illustrates the ports that a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system uses for communication. Unless otherwise specified, all ports listed are TCP.

Figure 1-4 TCP/UDP Port Requirements

Ensure that the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system resides on a network segment that is free from potential network problems, such as storms, loops, and collisions.

LAN Cable Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Systems

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system attaches to an Ethernet LAN, which provides all the communication from the Audio Server system to your network. There are two possible scenarios for using an Ethernet LAN cable:

Connecting from an Audio Server CPU to your network.

Connecting from an Audio Server Multi Access Blade to your network (for IP ports only).

For all configurations, you need a customer-supplied LAN cable to connect the Audio Server CPU to your network.

For IP configurations, Cisco Systems supplies the necessary LAN cables to connect the Multi Access Blade that is used for the IP configuration to your network.

Table 1-8 lists the LAN cable requirements by country for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

Table 1-8 LAN Cable Requirements by Country 

Country
Requirements

U.S.

Canada

Hong Kong

CPU to LAN cable—For twisted-pair Ethernet, 100BASE-TX. You need to supply an RJ-45 connector.

10BASET works but is not recommended.

Multi Access Blade to LAN cable—For twisted-pair Ethernet, Cat5e. You need an RJ-45 connector. Cisco Systems provides a 25-foot CAT-5e cable (#3300-0029-02) with a Ferrite snap-on bead on one end. If you change the cable, you must move the snap-on bead.

Note You must set the Ethernet switch port (or any other network devices) to which the Multi Access Blade connects directly to fixed 100BASE-TX Full Duplex. Otherwise, you may experience decreased voice quality.

Japan

CPU to LAN cable—For twisted-pair Ethernet, 100BASE-TX UTP. You need to supply an RJ-45 connector.

10BASET works but is not recommended.

Multi Access Blade to LAN cable—For twisted-pair Ethernet, Cat5e. You need an RJ-45 connector. Cisco Systems provides a 25-foot Cat5e cable (#3300-0029-02) with a Ferrite snap-on bead on one end. If you change the cable, you must move the snap-on bead.

Note You must set the Ethernet switch port (or any other network devices) to which the Multi Access Blade connects directly to fixed 100BASE-TX Full Duplex. Otherwise, you may experience decreased voice quality.

Australia

Cisco Systems does not supply any LAN cables with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server systems that are shipped to Australia.