Configuration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5
Connecting the Application Server to a Web Server
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Connecting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server to a Web Server

Table Of Contents

Connecting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server to a Web Server

Adding or Editing a Web Server Connection

Disabling a Web Server Connection


Connecting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server to a Web Server


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


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
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Adding or Editing a Web Server Connection

Disabling a Web Server Connection

Adding or Editing a Web Server Connection

This task enables you to:

Configure the Gateway SIM connections between the Application Server and the Web Servers.

Add links to the Web Server from the Administration Center. The links appear in a drop-down menu at the top of each Administration Center page.

After you install and configure the Gateway SIM on the Web Server, the Gateway SIM automatically registers the Web Server to the Application Server by opening an inbound connection from the Web Server to port 5003 on the Application Server. Successfully registered Web Servers are automatically configured on the Web Servers Page, and links to those Web Servers appear in a drop-down menu at the top of each Administration Center page.

If inbound connections are not allowed, such as in segmented meeting access deployments or when a firewall is in use, then you need to perform this task to enable the Application Server to open an outbound "reverse connection" to port 5003 on the Web Server.

Before You Begin

the moduleInstall Gateway SIM and the Web Server software. See the Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server Software module.

Configure Gateway SIM on the Web Server. See the Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Gateway System Integrity Manager module.

From the Web Server, write down the following values on the Gateway SIM tab in the MeetingPlace Gateways Configuration Utility:

Unit

Installation Key (for reverse connection only)

Local IP Address (for reverse connection only)

See "Opening the MeetingPlace Gateways Configuration Utility" in the Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Gateway System Integrity Manager module.

If you plan to use a reverse connection, then confirm the following configurations:

Outbound connections to port 5003 on the Web Server are not blocked, for example, by a firewall.

The Application Server name configured on the Web Server exactly matches the hostname that is displayed by entering the hostname command on the Application Server.

Restrictions

After you add or enable a Web Server entry, the link to that Web Server does not appear until you sign out and sign back in to the Administration Center.

You cannot delete Web Server entries. You can, however, disable them.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select System Configuration > Web Servers.

Step 3 Select the Unit number of the Web Server.

If the unit number was unassigned on the Web Server, then select an unused or obsolete Unit number.

Step 4 Enter or confirm the FQDN and Hostname of the Web Server.

Step 5 To enable reverse connection, enter the Installation key and IP address of the Web Server.

Step 6 Set Enabled to Yes.

Step 7 Select Save.

Step 8 Repeat this task for each Web Server in the site.


Related Topics

Field Reference: Edit Web Server Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Gateway System Integrity Manager module

Port information in the System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/
products_device_support_tables_list.html

Disabling a Web Server Connection

Use this procedure if you need to:

Disable the Gateway SIM connection between the Application Server and a Web Server.

Hide the link to the Web Server from the Administration Center.

Restrictions

After you disable a Web Server entry, the link to that Web Server does not disappear until you sign out and sign back in to the Administration Center.

You cannot delete Web Server entries. You can only disable or edit them.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select System Configuration > Web Servers.

Step 3 Select the Web Server entry.

Step 4 Set Enabled to No.

Step 5 Select Save.


Related Topics

Field Reference: Edit Web Server Page in the Administration Center Page References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module