Installation, Upgrade, and Migration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5
Changing Values for the Media Server
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Changing Values for the Hardware Media Server

Table Of Contents

Changing Values for the Hardware Media Server

About the Interfaces for the Hardware Media Server

Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server

Changing the Media Server Administration Password for the Hardware Media Server

Adding an Audio Blade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Adding an Audio Blade for Failover Systems

Designating the Audio Blade Template

Synchronizing Audio Blade Meeting Types with the Template Audio Blade

Synchronizing an Audio Blade

Synchronizing Audio Blades after Adding a Video Blade

Changing the Online and Offline Status of an Audio Blade

Changing the Password for an Installed Audio Blade


Changing Values for the Hardware Media Server


Release 8.5
Revised: 9/19/11

This is step 3 of the installation and configuration process. See the Quick Start for Installing and Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 module for information about the order in which to install and configure the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 components.

The steps in this module are optional and should only be performed if you are installing a Hardware Media Server and not an Express Media Server. (You selected the type of media server when you installed the Application Server.)


About the Interfaces for the Hardware Media Server

Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server

Changing the Media Server Administration Password for the Hardware Media Server

Adding an Audio Blade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Adding an Audio Blade for Failover Systems

Designating the Audio Blade Template

Synchronizing Audio Blade Meeting Types with the Template Audio Blade

Synchronizing an Audio Blade

Synchronizing Audio Blades after Adding a Video Blade

Changing the Online and Offline Status of an Audio Blade

Changing the Password for an Installed Audio Blade

About the Interfaces for the Hardware Media Server

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Hardware Media Server has multiple user interfaces. Two of them have similar names and perform similar functions, but are very different. These are the Media Server Administration and the Media Server Administrator and they are both used only with the Hardware Media Server. They are not used if your system deploys an Express Media Server.

Media Server Administration
Media Server Administrator

Was formerly called iCM.

Also called the MSA interface.

Accessed from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Administration Center.

See the Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Accessed from the Media Server Administration.

See the Signing In to the Media Server Administrator for the Hardware Media Server in the Using the Media Server Administrator (MSA) Interface for the Hardware Media Server module.

Used to add and synchronize Audio Blades.

See the Adding an Audio Blade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace and the Synchronizing Audio Blade Meeting Types with the Template Audio Blade.

Used to perform advanced configuration of the Audio and Video Blades.

See Configuring the Audio and Video Blades for the Hardware Media Server.


Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server

Restriction

If all three of the following conditions are true, you cannot access the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server from the Application Server:

You accessed the Application Server from the Web Server

The Web Server is running the Cisco Security Agent (CSA)

You are using Internet Explorer

For example, if you are using Internet Explorer to access the Web Server (and the Web Server has CSA running on it), and you then sign in to the Application Server and select the Media Server Administration tab, the system generates an error message.

To access the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server, do not use Internet Explorer with a Web Server that is running the CSA. If you must use Internet Explorer with a Web Server that is running the CSA, do not access the Media Server Administration from the Application Server.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in as an administrator to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Media Server Administration on the top right.

The Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server sign in page appears in a new window.


Note The Media Server Administration link is only visible if your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system has a Hardware Media Server installed. You will not see this link if your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system has an Express Media Server.


Step 3 Sign in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server as an administrator. Use the same username and password that you used to sign in to the Administration Center.


Changing the Media Server Administration Password for the Hardware Media Server

Use this procedure if you know the current password for the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server and want to change it.


Note If you do not know the current password and need to reset it, use the resetmsapassword command in the CLI. See the Using the Command-Line Interface (CLI) on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server module for information about using the CLI.


Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Step 2 Select My Profile from the left panel.

Step 3 Select Modify Password.

Step 4 Enter the current password.

Step 5 Enter a new password.

Step 6 Confirm the new password.

Step 7 Select OK in the Modify Password dialog box.

Step 8 Select OK in the My Profile page.

Step 9 Select Logoff.

The system displays the sign in page for the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Step 10 Sign in using the new password.


Related Topics

Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server

Adding an Audio Blade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

The following are the default values for new Audio Blades:

Parameter
Default

Name

--

IP address

--

Admin user name

Note This is the only user who can access the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

admin

Note Cannot be changed.

Admin user password

By default, this is the same password that you used to sign in to the Administration Center. However, if you have changed the password using the procedure in the Changing the Media Server Administration Password for the Hardware Media Server, use the new password.

SNMP read community name

RVGET2

SNMP write community name

RVSET2



Note Once an Application Server is configured with the credentials for an Audio Blade, that Application Server will attempt to control that Audio Blade even if the Audio Blade is attached to a different Application Server. This can result in the two systems fighting for control. To avoid this problem, it is best to use a different set of Audio Blade passwords and SNMP community names with each Application Server.


Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Step 2 Select Resource Management > MCU from the left panel.

Step 3 Select Add.

Step 4 Enter a name for the Audio Blade, the IP address, and login name and password for the admin user.

Step 5 Enter the SNMP community names.


Note If the Audio Blade has factory-set values for the password or SNMP community names, you can enter new values here and they will overwrite the factory-set values. If the Audio Blade has previously-set values for the password or SNMP community names, you must enter those values.


Step 6 Select OK.

Step 7 Repeat steps 3 to 6 until all the Audio Blades have been added.


Related Topics

Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server

Adding an Audio Blade for Failover Systems


Note This procedure only applies to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace systems with MeetingPlace scheduling. It does not apply to systems with Cisco WebEx scheduling.


If your system has primary and failover Application Servers that share a common set of Audio Blades and Video Blades, then you must add all the Audio Blades to both the primary and failover Application Servers.

Restrictions

You must use the same passwords and SNMP community names for both systems. Otherwise, the failover process does not work.

Before You Begin

Install two Application Servers. Set one as the primary Application Server and the other as the failover Application Server.

Procedure


Step 1 Ensure that the primary Application Server is active.

Step 2 Add an Audio Blade to the primary Application Server.

Step 3 Shut down the primary Application Server.

Step 4 Set the failover Application Server to active.

Step 5 Add an Audio Blade to the failover Application Server.

Step 6 Shut down the failover Application Server.

Step 7 Set the primary Application Server to active.

Step 8 Repeat these steps for any additional Audio Blades.


Related Topics

Adding an Audio Blade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server Software module

Configuring Application Server Failover for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Designating the Audio Blade Template

The template Audio Blade contains the core properties of the system, including service prefixes and service codes.

When you synchronize the meeting types, the system downloads information from the template Audio Blade and synchronizes all the Audio Blades with the same information. Ensure that the system information for the template Audio Blade is correct. The template Audio Blade can also be used to customize system settings, by first customizing the template Audio Blade and then synchronizing all the other Audio Blades with the template.

Restriction

Only one Audio Blade can be the template at any given time.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Step 2 Add Audio Blades to the system.

Step 3 Select Resource Management > MCU from the left panel.

Step 4 Choose the radio button under the Template column for the Audio Blade that you want to set as the system template.

Step 5 Select OK at the confirmation.


Related Topics

Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server

Adding an Audio Blade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Synchronizing Audio Blade Meeting Types with the Template Audio Blade

This procedure synchronizes the meeting types from the template Audio Blade to all the other Audio Blades on the system. Perform this procedure after you assign an Audio Blade to be the template.

Before You Begin

Perform the procedure in the Designating the Audio Blade Template.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Step 2 Add Audio Blades to the system.

Step 3 Select Resource Management > Meeting Types.

Step 4 Select Synchronize to synchronize the meeting type definitions for all the Audio Blades.


Related Topics

Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server

Adding an Audio Blade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Synchronizing an Audio Blade

Performing this procedure whenever you add an Audio Blade to the system or whenever you put an Audio Blade online.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Step 2 Add an Audio Blade to the system.

Step 3 Select Resource Management > MCU from the left panel.

Step 4 Select the name of the Audio Blade.

Step 5 Select Synchronize on the Resource Management page.

Step 6 Select OK at the informational message.

Step 7 Select Synchronize on the Active Meeting Types page.

The system displays a message that the meetings were downloaded successfully.

Step 8 Select OK.


Related Topics

Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server

Adding an Audio Blade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Synchronizing Audio Blades after Adding a Video Blade

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Step 2 Select Resource Management > MCU from the left panel.

Step 3 Select the name of the Audio Blade to which you have added a Video Blade.

Step 4 Select Synchronize to assure that all the Audio Blades have the same meeting type definitions.

You may now take Video Blades offline and then put them back online if needed without this synchronization. However, we recommend that you always perform the synchronization when adding Video Blades back to the Audio Blade.


Related Topics

Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server

Changing the Online and Offline Status of an Audio Blade

When an Audio Blade is offline, it cannot be used.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Step 2 Select Resource Management > MCU from the left panel.

Step 3 Select the name of an Audio Blade.

Step 4 Perform one of the following actions:

To bring the Audio Blade online, select online.

To bring the Audio Blade offline, select offline and either enter a date to bring the Audio Blade online or check Permanently to keep the Audio Blade offline permanently.

Step 5 Select OK.


Related Topics

Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server

What To Do Next

We recommend that you synchronize the Audio Blade with the template Audio Blade after you bring an Audio Blade online.

Changing the Password for an Installed Audio Blade

Before You Begin

Take the Audio Blade offline by following the procedure in the Changing the Online and Offline Status of an Audio Blade.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Step 2 Select Resource Management > MCU from the left panel.

Step 3 Select the name of the Audio Blade for which you want to change the password.

Step 4 Enter the new password.

Step 5 Select online.

Step 6 Select OK.


Related Topics

Signing in to the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server