Configuration and Maintenance Guide for MeetingPlace 7.1
Basic Web Conferencing
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Quick Start Configuration: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Basic Web Conferencing

Table Of Contents

Quick Start Configuration: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Basic Web Conferencing

About Web Conferencing Configuration

Configuration Restrictions

Cisco Policy for Use of Third-Party Software

Proxy Servers

Roadmap for Configuring Basic Web Conferencing

Using the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration Page

Setting Your Web Server Options

Configuring a Web Server Behind a Proxy

Configuring a Site


Quick Start Configuration: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Basic Web Conferencing


Release 7.1
Revised: April 3, 2011 8:30 pm

This module describes how to quickly configure one Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server for basic web conferencing. Advanced configuration instructions are available in the other topics in this guide.

About Web Conferencing Configuration

Roadmap for Configuring Basic Web Conferencing

Using the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration Page

Setting Your Web Server Options

Configuring a Web Server Behind a Proxy

Configuring a Site

About Web Conferencing Configuration

Configuration Restrictions

Cisco Policy for Use of Third-Party Software

Proxy Servers

Configuration Restrictions

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing deployments that are customized beyond the built-in configuration capabilities of the product, or beyond the documented configuration settings, procedures, or instructions, are not supported by Cisco Systems.

Examples of such customizations include, but are not limited to, the following: modifying web page templates, changing HTML or Javascript code, changing IIS running parameters or applying custom ASP pages or ISAPI filters, modifying SQL server configuration or authentication method, and modifying Windows OS security through IPSec policies and NTFS ACL.

Cisco Policy for Use of Third-Party Software

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing documentation describes the system, end user, and other requirements for the use of the Web Conferencing software. Failure to meet these requirements or the introduction of unsupported third-party products may interfere with the operation of the Web Conferencing software, and may affect Cisco support for the Web Conferencing product.

Proxy Servers

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing supports most proxy servers on the market. If you are accessing it through a proxy server, set the proxy server as follows:

Timeout value from 120 seconds to 300 seconds.

Cache expiration policy set to "Explicit Expiration Information Only."

Related Topics

Configuring a Web Server Behind a Proxy

Roadmap for Configuring Basic Web Conferencing

Before You Begin

Set up your system for voice and video meetings. See the Quick Start Configuration: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Basic Voice and Video Conferencing module.

Make sure that you have already installed the web-conferencing licenses on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server.

Procedure

 
High-Level Task
Where to Find Instructions

Step 1 

Sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration page.

Using the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration Page

Step 2 

(Optional) Change the format of the Web Server hostname from an IP address to a hostname.

Changing the Web Server Hostname From an IP Address to a Hostname in the Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Security Features module

Step 3 

Set your Web Server options.

Setting Your Web Server Options

Step 4 

Configure the click-to-attend links through the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Administration Center.

Configuring Click-to-Attend Links in the Configuring E-Mail Notifications for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Step 5 

(Optional) Configure the Web Server if it is behind a proxy and will require connection to the Cisco WebEx meeting room.

Configuring a Web Server Behind a Proxy

Step 6 

(Optional) Configure a site of multiple Web Servers.

Configuring a Site

Using the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration Page

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration page allows you to complete various configuration and maintenance tasks through a convenient graphic user interface.


Note When navigating within the Web Administration pages, do not use the Back button on your web browser to go to a previous page. Use the links available in the user interface instead.


Before You Begin

You must have a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace profile with System Manager privileges to access this and all subsequent web administration pages.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the end-user web interface by using your System Manager-level profile.

Step 2 Select Admin.

Step 3 Select an option on the Administration page to begin configuration.


Setting Your Web Server Options

From the Web Server administration page, you can configure features and functionality for local Web Servers. This includes enabling Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Web Server Authentication, and configuring denial-of-service handling, which provides for better performance at the capacity threshold of the server.

The customizations you select on the local Web Server override functionality that is normally allowed by individual class-of-service or meeting console permissions.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the end-user web interface.

Step 2 Select Admin.

Step 3 Select Web Server.

Step 4 Scroll down to the "View" section of the screen.

Step 5 Select the name of the Web Server that you want to configure.

This populates the "Edit" section of the screen with predefined settings.

Step 6 Configure the following parameters in the "Web Server Specific" section.


Note The Web Server hostname was populated during the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing installation. The Hostname [Home Page] was assigned the first IP address in the Operating System. The Hostname [Web Conferencing] was assigned the second IP address in the Operating System. You should not need to redefine these unless you want users to be able to access the Web Server by using the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server or you plan to configure SSL for this server. If enabling SSL, you must use hostnames rather than IP addresses.


Require SSL

Trust Web Server Authentication

Max Concurrent Web Conference Users

Performance Tuning

Verbose Logging

Step 7 Configure the "Web Server Customization Values" section.

Select Yes to enable a feature.

Select No to disable a feature.

Select (Site Default) to synchronize the feature on this Web Server with that already configured for the site.


Note You can configure site information on the Site administration page.


Step 8 Select Submit.


Related Topics

Changing the Web Server Hostname From an IP Address to a Hostname in the Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Security Features module

Field Reference: Web Server Specific Fields in the Web Administration References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Field Reference: Web Server Customization Values in the Web Administration References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Configuring a Site

Configuring User Authentication for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing module

Configuring Shared Storage in the Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server for Optimal Data Storage module

How to Configure Secure Sockets Layer in the Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Security Features module

Configuring External Access to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing module

Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing in a Load-Balancing Configuration module in the Installation, Upgrade, and Migration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.1 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Configuring a Web Server Behind a Proxy

Complete this procedure if you are configuring a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server behind a proxy and plan to connect to the Cisco WebEx meeting room.

Procedure


Step 1 Open an Internet Explorer browser window.

Step 2 Select Tools > Internet Options > Connections.

Step 3 Select LAN Settings.

Step 4 Check Use a Proxy server for your LAN.

Step 5 Check Bypass proxy server for local addresses.

Step 6 Select Advanced.

Step 7 Enter your proxy information and exceptions for local connections.

Step 8 Select OK.


Related Topics

Proxy Servers

Configuring a Site

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the end-user web interface.

Step 2 Select Admin.

Step 3 Select Site.

Step 4 From the "View" section of the page, select the name of the site you want to configure.

Information about this site populates the "Edit" section of the page.

Step 5 Select field options to configure the site.

The Site Name entry on the Site administration page must match the Web Server Name entry on the Web Server administration page. This must be consistent for each site. If these entries do not match, searches will not display the same site name.


Note The "Warn before Rolling onto Site" field is part of the WebConnect feature and is not supported in this release.


Step 6 Select Yes for all parameters in the Site Customization Default Values section.

Choosing Yes synchronizes all of the Web Servers in this site to share the same parameters.

Step 7 Select Submit.

Step 8 Repeat Step 4 through Step 7 for each remaining site listed in the "View" section of the Site administration page.


Troubleshooting Tips

To delete a site from your image, select it and select Delete. You can only delete external sites from an image.

Related Topics

Field Reference: Site Configuration Page in the Web Administration References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module