Installation, Upgrade, and Migration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5
Configuring the Audio and Video Blades
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Configuring the Audio and Video Blades for the Hardware Media Server

Table Of Contents

Configuring the Audio and Video Blades for the Hardware Media Server

Viewing LED Information for the Hardware Media Server

How to View General Information for the Hardware Media Server

Accessing the Basics Tab

Viewing Software Version Details for the Hardware Media Server

Setting the Location for the Hardware Media Server

How to View Address Settings for the Hardware Media Server

About the Addressing Tab

Changing Address Settings for the Hardware Media Server

How to Configure Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

Viewing Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

Adding and Editing Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

Deleting Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

How to Configure Security for the Hardware Media Server

Changing the Web Server Port for the MSA Interface for the Hardware Media Server

Changing the SNMP Values for the Hardware Media Server


Configuring the Audio and Video Blades for the Hardware Media Server


Release 8.5
Revised: September 19, 2011 3:26 pm

Viewing LED Information for the Hardware Media Server

How to View General Information for the Hardware Media Server

How to View Address Settings for the Hardware Media Server

How to Configure Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

How to Configure Security for the Hardware Media Server


Note The system does not preserve changes to the Audio Blade configuration when you upgrade the firmware (with the exception of changes made to the network interface configuration). Therefore, we recommend that you do not change the Audio Blade configuration unless absolutely necessary.


Viewing LED Information for the Hardware Media Server

You can monitor the status of all the Hardware Media Server front panel LED indicators from the LED Monitoring tab. The system displays the LEDs in diagrams reproducing the layout of the Hardware Media Server front panel.

Procedure


Step 1 Do one of the following, in the sidebar for the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server:

Select Board (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server).

Select Device (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server).

Step 2 Select the LED Monitoring tab.

Step 3 Place the mouse cursor over the any of the LEDs in the diagram to view a description of that LED.


How to View General Information for the Hardware Media Server

Accessing the Basics Tab

Viewing Software Version Details for the Hardware Media Server

Setting the Location for the Hardware Media Server

Accessing the Basics Tab

Procedure


Step 1 Do one of the following, in the sidebar for the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server:

Select Board (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server).

Select Device (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server).

Step 2 Select the Basics tab.


Table 1 describes the elements that appear in the Basics tab for the Hardware Media Server.


Note The descriptions listed are for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server. The descriptions in brackets are for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server.


Table 1 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server Basics Tab Elements 

Field
Description

Board [Device] name

Model number of the board [device].

Location

User-configured description about the board [device].

Slot number

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server only: Number of the cPCI slot in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server chassis in which this Audio Blade is inserted.

Serial number

Serial number that the factory assigned to the board [device].

Hardware version

Version number of the current hardware configuration.

Software version

First two digits of the version number of the software installed on the board [device].

Date/Time

Date and time that the Audio Blade [Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server] clock reports.


Viewing Software Version Details for the Hardware Media Server

Procedure


Step 1 Do one of the following, in the sidebar for the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server:

Select Board (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server).

Select Device (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server).

Step 2 Select the Basics tab.

Step 3 Select Details....

The system displays the Version Details window.


Setting the Location for the Hardware Media Server

You can install the Hardware Media Server anywhere on your network including on a remote site. You can describe the current location of the Hardware Media Server from the Basics tab.

Procedure


Step 1 Do one of the following, in the sidebar for the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server:

Select Board (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server).

Select Device (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server).

Step 2 Select the Basics tab.

Step 3 Enter the location information about the Hardware Media Server that you want to display in the Location field.

The field displays up to 23 characters.

Step 4 Select Upload.


How to View Address Settings for the Hardware Media Server

About the Addressing Tab

Changing Address Settings for the Hardware Media Server

About the Addressing Tab

You can view address information for the Hardware Media Server such as IP address information, Domain Name Server (DNS) information, and Ethernet port speed and duplex from the Addressing tab. Table 2 describes the elements that appear on the Addressing tab.

Table 2 Addressing Tab Elements

Field
Description
IP Address

IP Address

IP address assigned to the Hardware Media Server.

Router IP

Address of the router that the Hardware Media Server uses.

Subnet Mask

Subnet address that the Hardware Media Server uses.

DNS

DNS suffix

DNS alias that the Hardware Media Server uses.

Preferred DNS server

IP address of the primary DNS server that the Hardware Media Server uses.

Alternate DNS server

IP address of the alternative DNS server that the Hardware Media Server uses.

Ethernet

Port type

Information about the Ethernet connection (read-only).

Port settings

Ethernet speed and duplex that the Hardware Media Server uses.

Note Changing the value selected in the Port settings option causes the Hardware Media Server to go offline and reboot. When there is a duplex mismatch between the Hardware Media Server and the switch it is attached to, the Hardware Media Server goes offline and does not accept any incoming calls.

MAC Address

MAC address assigned to the Hardware Media Server (read-only).

Port status

Actual Ethernet speed and duplex that the Hardware Media Server uses on the network (read-only).


Changing Address Settings for the Hardware Media Server

You can change the following address information for the Hardware Media Server from the Addressing tab: IP address, DNS information, and the Ethernet port speed and duplex.

Procedure


Step 1 Do one of the following, in the sidebar for the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server:

Select Board (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server).

Select Device (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server).

Step 2 Select the Addressing tab.

Step 3 Perform one of the following steps to change an IP address setting:

Enter the IP address that you want to assign to the Hardware Media Server in the IP Address field.

Enter the IP address of the router that you want the Hardware Media Server to use in the Router IP field.

Enter the subnet mask that you want the Hardware Media Server to use in the Subnet Mask field.

Step 4 Choose the Ethernet port and duplex speed value that you want to set in the Port settings field.

Step 5 Select Upload.


How to Configure Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

Users must have authorization to access the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server.

Viewing Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

Adding and Editing Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

Deleting Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

Viewing Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

You can view all the user names that are registered with this Hardware Media Server and the access level for each user from the Users tab. Table 3 lists the elements that appear in the Users tab.

Table 3 User Tab Elements 

Field
Description

Name

The sign-in name for the user.

Access Level

The access privilege assigned to the user.

Telnet/FTP

Indicates whether or not the user is authorized to use Telnet or FTP to access the Hardware Media Server.


Adding and Editing Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

Procedure


Step 1 Do one of the following, in the sidebar for the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server:

Select Board (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server).

Select Device (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server).

Step 2 Select the Users tab.

Step 3 Do one of the following:

Select Add to add a user.

Highlight a user name and select Edit to edit an existing user.

Step 4 Enter or edit the sign-in name for the user in the User name field.

Step 5 Select Administrator from the Access level field. This allows this user to launch the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server, use the meeting list that has links to web pages of current meetings, share meeting moderator control with another user, and access this device through Telnet, FTP, and the Cisco Upgrade Utility.


Note The system can have a maximum of ten administrators.


Step 6 Enter or edit the password for the user in the Password field.

Passwords can contain a maximum of 32 characters and can include the "a-z", "A-Z" and "0-9" characters only.

Step 7 Re-enter the password that you entered in the previous step into the Confirm password field.

Step 8 Check Enable for Telnet/FTP to allow this user to access this device through Telnet and FTP.


Note You use Telnet and FTP to maintain the Hardware Media Server.


Step 9 Select Upload.


Deleting Administrators for the Hardware Media Server

You can delete administrators as long as you have at least one. Your system must have at least one administrator.

Procedure


Step 1 Do one of the following, in the sidebar for the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server:

Select Board (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server).

Select Device (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server).

Step 2 Select the Users tab.

Step 3 Select the user that you want to delete.

Step 4 Select Delete.

Step 5 Select Yes to confirm that you want to delete the user.


How to Configure Security for the Hardware Media Server

Changing the Web Server Port for the MSA Interface for the Hardware Media Server

Changing the SNMP Values for the Hardware Media Server

Changing the Web Server Port for the MSA Interface for the Hardware Media Server

The default web server port for the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server is port 80. For additional security, you can modify the web server port on the Web tab.


Caution We do not recommend that you change this port. If you change the port, the "Go To MCU..." button will not work in the Media Server Administration for the Hardware Media Server.

Procedure


Step 1 Do one of the following, in the sidebar for the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server:

Select Board (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server).

Select Device (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server).

Step 2 Select the Web tab.

Step 3 Enter the port number in the Web server port field.

Step 4 Select Upload.


Changing the SNMP Values for the Hardware Media Server

Procedure


Step 1 Do one of the following, in the sidebar for the MSA interface for the Hardware Media Server:

Select Board (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server).

Select Device (for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server).

Step 2 Select the Security tab.

Step 3 Enter default strings used to enable SNMP communication between the Hardware Media Server and an external application such as the Cisco Upload Utility in the SNMP Read community and Write community fields.


Note If you change these SNMP settings, those same settings must be applied in the MSA resource management section for that Audio Blade; otherwise, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace cannot connect to that Audio Blade.


Step 4 Select Upload.