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Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4

Compatibility Information

Related Documentation

New and Changed Requirements and Functionality in Release 5.4

Release 5.4(205.0)

Release 5.4(114.0)

Release 5.4(104.0)

Release 5.4(7.0)

Installation and Upgrade Information

Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 for the First Time

Upgrading to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4

Limitations and Restrictions

Caveats

Using Bug Toolkit

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Release 5.4(205.0)

Release 5.4(114.0)

Release 5.4(104.0)

Release 5.4(7.0)

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4


Revised: December 12, 2008 10:18 am, OL-10994-02

These release notes contain information about new and changed support, new and changed functionality, limitations and restrictions, and open and resolved caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 up to and including Release 5.4(205.0).


Note Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 is compatible with many Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x components.


You can access the latest software upgrades for all versions of Directory Services on the Cisco Software Center website at http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-voice.shtml.

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Related Documentation

New and Changed Requirements and Functionality in Release 5.4

Installation and Upgrade Information

Limitations and Restrictions

Caveats

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Introduction

A directory server stores the directory information for your company in a logical structure that organizes user, group, and access information for easy retrieval and maintenance. Use Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services to synchronize your directory server information with your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system profiles.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services supports the following directory servers:

Microsoft Active Directory 2000, 2003, and 2008: Microsoft Active Directory allows you to store, access, and manipulate organizational information about users and resources, and manage all elements of a networked environment, such as computers, groups, users, policies, and other user-defined objects.

Netscape/SunOne/iPlanet LDAP Directory Server Version 4 and Version 5: Netscape/SunOne/iPlanet is a general purpose LDAP directory that stores, publishes, and centrally manages users and network resources.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager directory: Synchronizations of user data from the Cisco Unified Communications Manager directory allow the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system to support IP telephony users who are configured in Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

With Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services, you can easily integrate the information that is stored on your corporate directory server with your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system. By using LDAP technology, Directory Services creates an all-inclusive meta-directory that combines and synchronizes Active Directory or Netscape/SunOne/iPlanet directory information with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system information.

Benefits of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services include the following:

For new Cisco Unified MeetingPlace enterprise systems, Directory Services eliminates the need to manually create new profiles in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

For existing systems, Directory Services simplifies ongoing maintenance of user information in the system. Name changes, additions, deletions, and changes in status can be automatically propagated from your corporate directory to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

System Requirements

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4

Compatibility Information

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 is compatible with many Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x components. System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.0 contains the most current information about Directory Services requirements when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x. The document is available at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html.

Compatibility Information

You can install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services on a dedicated Cisco MCS or with only the following Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components and integration applications:

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP Gateway

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway

Do not install Directory Services with any other applications or products.

For information about the version compatibility of Directory Services with other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components, refer to Compatibility Matrix: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Components at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_device_support_tables_list.html.

Related Documentation

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4. is compatible with many Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x components. The complete documentation set for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x is now available in wiki format at http://docwiki.cisco.com/index.php/Cisco_Unified_MeetingPlace,_Release_6.x. Cisco community members with CCO passwords can contribute expertise to articles and exchange ideas on the Discussion page associated with each article. For more information, click the About DocWiki link at the bottom of any page on the wiki.

The wiki includes documentation for this release of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services as it is used with Release 6.x of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

For descriptions and locations of traditional Cisco Unified MeetingPlace documentation on Cisco.com, refer to the Documentation Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace. The document is shipped with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace and is available at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html.

New and Changed Requirements and Functionality in Release 5.4

This section contains information about new and changed requirements and support in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 time frame only. Refer to the release notes of the applicable version for information on new and changed support with earlier versions of Directory Services. Release notes for all versions of Directory Services are available at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_release_notes_list.html.

Release 5.4(205.0)

Release 5.4(114.0)

Release 5.4(104.0)

Release 5.4(7.0)

Release 5.4(205.0)

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4(205.0) is a maintenance release that contains fixes to defects and product enhancements. See the "Caveats" section for a list of these defects and enhancements.

This release of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services supports AD 2008 with the current configuration agreements. New schema changes in AD 2008 have not been incorporated into the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services configuration. Therefore, users who have Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4(205.0) can upgrade to AD 2008 without any configuration changes.

Release 5.4(114.0)

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4(114.0) is a maintenance release that contains fixes to defects and product enhancements. See the "Caveats" section for a list of these defects and enhancements.

Release 5.4(104.0)

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4(104.0) is a maintenance release that contains fixes to defects and product enhancements. See the "Caveats" section for a list of these defects and enhancements.

Release 5.4(7.0)

A new utility converts single-byte characters from the extended ASCII character set to regular ASCII characters in the database.

Note that multiple-byte characters are not supported.

Installation and Upgrade Information

Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 for the First Time

Upgrading to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4

Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 for the First Time

For instructions on installing Directory Services, refer to the "Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services" chapter of the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html or in the wiki at http://docwiki.cisco.com/index.php/Cisco_Unified_MeetingPlace,_Release_6.x.

Upgrading to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4

For instructions on upgrading Directory Services, refer to the "Upgrading Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services" chapter of the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html or in the wiki at http://docwiki.cisco.com/index.php/Cisco_Unified_MeetingPlace,_Release_6.x.

Limitations and Restrictions

There is no language support in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4. Only English LDAP integration is supported.

In addition, the following caveat has been closed, which means that Cisco acknowledges that there is a problem but is choosing not to fix it. See the "Using Bug Toolkit" section for information about accessing this caveat.

Table 1 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 Closed Caveat 

Caveat Number
Severity
Component
Description

CSCsq23673

2

directory-services

MPDS upgrade from 5.3.0.18 to 5.3.0.29 failed


Caveats

Using Bug Toolkit

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Using Bug Toolkit

Known problems (bugs) are graded according to severity level. These release notes contain descriptions of the following:

All severity level 1 or 2 bugs.

Significant severity level 3 bugs.

All customer-found bugs.

You can search for problems by using the Cisco Software Bug Toolkit.

Before You Begin

To access Bug Toolkit, you need the following items:

Internet connection

Web browser

Cisco.com user ID and password

Procedure


Step 1 To access the Bug Toolkit, go to http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/action.do?hdnAction=searchBugs.

Step 2 Log in with your Cisco.com user ID and password.

Step 3 To look for information about a specific problem, enter the bug ID number in the "Search for Bug ID" field, then click Go.


For information about how to search for bugs, create saved searches, and create bug groups, click Help in the Bug Toolkit page.

Open Caveats

The caveats in Table 2 describe possible unexpected behavior in the latest Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services release. These caveats may also be open in previous releases. Bugs are listed in order of severity and then in alphanumeric order by bug identifier.

Table 2 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 Open Caveats 

Caveat Number
Severity
Component
Description

CSCsh60206

2

directory-service

MPDS<-->MPDS: Replication failed

CSCsh78602

3

directory-service

User fail to sync when the field length for an attribute is exceeded

CSCsl89012

3

directory-service

Received "could not stop" message when using 5.4 MPDS with 6.0 MR1 GW SIM

CSCsg01274

6

directory-service

No indication of progress on DCD link

CSCsi44195

6

directory-service

Encyrpted LDAP support


Resolved Caveats

This section lists caveats that are resolved but that may have been open in previous releases.

Bugs are listed in order of severity and then in alphanumeric order by bug identifier. Because defect status continually changes, be aware that this document reflects a snapshot of the defects that were resolved at the time this report was compiled. For an updated view of resolved defects, access the Bug Toolkit (see the "Using Bug Toolkit" section).

The following sections list caveats that are resolved in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services but that may have been open in previous releases:

Release 5.4(205.0)

Release 5.4(114.0)

Release 5.4(104.0)

Release 5.4(7.0)

Release 5.4(205.0)

Table 3 Caveats Resolved in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4(205.0)

Caveat Number
Severity
Component
Description

CSCsu50251

1

directory-service

dcdmmu.exe unable to locate component error when metalinks are created

CSCso13873

2

directory-service

Cannot upgrade from 5.4.0.104 to 5.4.0.108

CSCsu39992

2

directory-service

Cannot upgrade from 5.4MR1 to 5.4MR2

CSCsg01219

3

directory-service

Communications issues impact DCD link across data centers

CSCso36732

3

directory-service

MP directory lastnum reset to zero on upgrade

CSCsr68854

3

directory-service

MPDS StringRightN returns "$" in the string with "4"

CSCsr87544

3

directory-service

MPDS operation failure when losing network connectivity

CSCsu72031

3

mp-docs-ds

changelog.mmu instead of mpds-repl.mmu

CSCsv50531

3

mp-docs-ds

Support of AD2008

CSCsm54268

4

directory-service

MPDS gateway uninstall disables Gateway SIM

CSCso57569

6

directory-service

Convert MPDS project from VS 6 to VS .NET (2003)

CSCso57573

6

directory-service

MPDS installation to be built in InstallShield (DevStudio) 9

CSCsu36302

6

mp-docs-ds

RandomPickUnique API plug-in has no documentation


Release 5.4(114.0)

Table 4 Caveats Resolved in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4(114.0)

Caveat Number
Severity
Component
Description

CSCso41948

1

directory-service

MP control panel value query on "Install Key" failed with code 2 error

CSCso01918

2

directory-service

MPDS installation unable to install schema with latest DCL patch

CSCsj81557

3

directory-service

When MPDS installing reboot appears before completing

CSCsk52397

3

directory-service

DCD errors occupy hard disk space

CSCsm71855

3

directory-service

Check the validity of Enable Extended ASCII reg key for MPDS

CSCsm71868

3

directory-service

Cache size changes missing in dccustom.ini from MPDS Release 5.4

CSCso02258

3

directory-service

MPDS uninstaller does not remove some dlls from system32 folder

CSCso36732

3

directory-service

MeetingPlace Directory lastnum reset to zero on upgrade

CSCso74517

3

mp-docs-ds

Documentation updates for the MPDS Config Gd


Release 5.4(104.0)

Table 5 Caveats Resolved in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4(104.0)

Caveat Number
Severity
Component
Description

CSCsg36430

2

directory-service

Profile with 12 characters in VU password crashes MPDS

CSCsg36567

2

directory-service

MPDS failed upgrade

CSCse90010

3

directory-service

MPDS memory leak

CSCsg36438

3

directory-service

Add detailed tracing for the export and import functions for MPDS


Release 5.4(7.0)

Table 6 Caveats Resolved in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4(7.0)

Caveat Number
Severity
Component
Description

CSCse27730

3

directory-service

MPDS installation did not check for case-sensitive password

CSCse36427

3

directory-service

Incorrect message after uninstalling MPDS


Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html