Configuration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5
Web Scheduling Interface for Scheduling and Joining Meetings
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Quick Start Configuration: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Scheduling Interface for Scheduling and Joining Meetings

Table Of Contents

Quick Start Configuration: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Scheduling Interface for Scheduling and Joining Meetings

About Web Server Software Configuration

Configuration Restrictions

Cisco Policy for Use of Third-Party Software

Proxy Servers

Roadmap for Configuring the Web Server Software

Signing In to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration

Setting Your Web Server Options

Configuring a Web Server Behind a Proxy

Configuring a Site


Quick Start Configuration: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Scheduling Interface for Scheduling and Joining Meetings


Release 8.5
Revised: September 19, 2011 3:25 pm

This module describes how to configure the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server to enable users to schedule and join meetings from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal. Advanced Web Server configuration instructions are available in the other topics in this guide.


Note This module does not apply to deployments in which users schedule meetings from the Cisco WebEx site. For information about Cisco WebEx integration deployments, see the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/
ps5664/ps5669/products_implementation_design_guides_list.html
.


About Web Server Software Configuration

Roadmap for Configuring the Web Server Software

Signing In to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration

Setting Your Web Server Options

Configuring a Web Server Behind a Proxy

Configuring a Site

About Web Server Software Configuration

Configuration Restrictions

Cisco Policy for Use of Third-Party Software

Proxy Servers

Configuration Restrictions

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

Proxy Servers

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software 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 the Web Server Software

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.

Procedure

 
High-Level Task
Where to Find Instructions

Step 1 

Sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration page.

Signing In to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration

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 Security Features for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server 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 Email Notifications for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace on MeetingPlace-Scheduled and Audio-Only Deployments module

Step 5 

(Optional) Set up web conferencing.

About Integrating with Cisco WebEx module

Step 6 

(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 7 

(Optional) Configure a site of multiple Web Servers.

Configuring a Site

Signing In to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration

The administrator web interface on the Web Server is called the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration.

Before You Begin

Only users of type System administrator can sign in to the Web Administration.

You cannot use the preconfigured Admin Profile to sign in to the Web Administration.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal using an administrator profile.

Step 2 Select Admin.

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


Note When navigating within the Web Administration, do not use the Back button on your web browser to go to a previous page. Instead, use the links available at the top of each Web Administration page.



What To Do Next

If this is your first time accessing the Web Server, then proceed to Setting Your Web Server Options.

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 permissions.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal using an administrator profile.

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 hostname was populated during the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software installation. The Hostname [Home Page] was assigned the first (Local Area Connection) IP address in the operating system. If you migrated from Release 8.0 to Release 8.5, then the Hostname [Web Conferencing] was assigned the second (Local Area Connection 2) 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 Security Features for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server 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 the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server module

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

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

Configuring Segmented Meeting Access for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

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.


Note This topic does not apply to deployments in which users schedule meetings from the Cisco WebEx site. For information about Cisco WebEx integration deployments, see the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/
products_implementation_design_guides_list.html
.


Procedure


Step 1 Open an Internet Explorer browser window on the Web Server.

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 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal using an administrator profile.

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.

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