Configuration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.6
Installing MeetingPlace Conference Manager
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Installing MeetingPlace Conference Manager

Table Of Contents

Installing MeetingPlace Conference Manager

Downloading and Installing MeetingPlace Conference Manager

MeetingPlace Conference Manager Updates

Uninstalling MeetingPlace Conference Manager

Configuring MeetingPlace Conference Manager

Changing the Look and Feel of MeetingPlace Conference Manager

Differences Between MeetingPlace Conference Manager Release 8.5 and Release 8.6

In-Session Monitoring


Installing MeetingPlace Conference Manager


The MeetingPlace Conference Manager application allows system administrators and Help Desk personnel to manage and monitor the audio component of active Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meetings.

Downloading and Installing MeetingPlace Conference Manager

MeetingPlace Conference Manager Updates

Uninstalling MeetingPlace Conference Manager

Configuring MeetingPlace Conference Manager

Changing the Look and Feel of MeetingPlace Conference Manager

Differences Between MeetingPlace Conference Manager Release 8.5 and Release 8.6

Downloading and Installing MeetingPlace Conference Manager

Before You Begin

You must have Java JRE 6.0 or later and Java Web Start installed. For best performance, we recommend that you install the latest version of Java JRE.

You must have a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace profile with either System Manager or Attendant privileges.

(MeetingPlace-managed only) Configure the click-to-attend links in the Administration Center. See "Configuring Click-to-Attend Links".

Restriction

If you have a system configured for MeetingPlace-managed, do not install MeetingPlace Conference Manager on a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server that is running the Cisco Security Agent (CSA). CSA blocks the MeetingPlace Conference Manager-required connection from the Web Server to the Application Server.

Procedure


Step 1 Sign in to the Administration Center.

Step 2 Select Services > Download MeetingPlace Conference Manager.


Note If you do not have Java JRE 6.0 or later installed, selecting the download link will automatically take you to the Sun download site.


Step 3 Select the link to download MeetingPlace Conference Manager.

Step 4 Choose to save the meetingmanager.jnlp file.

Java Web Start downloads all required files.

Step 5 Double-click the meetingmanager.jnlp icon to start the installation.

Step 6 (Optional) If Java Web Start prompts you for your user credentials, enter your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace username and password to authorize the download from the Application Server.

Step 7 (Optional) If you receive a security warning, select OK.

Step 8 Select Accept for the license agreement.

Wait for the installation to finish.


MeetingPlace Conference Manager Updates

MeetingPlace Conference Manager is a Java Swing-based desktop application. Java Web Start regularly contacts the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server from which the application is installed to check if there is a newer version available. If a newer version is available, it is automatically downloaded and started.

If the server version could not be checked, the current (cached) version of MeetingPlace Conference Manager is started.


Note Java Web Start might prompt users to provide their Cisco Unified MeetingPlace credentials to access the Application Server.


Uninstalling MeetingPlace Conference Manager

You can uninstall MeetingPlace Conference Manager by using the Add/Remove Programs feature that comes with your operating system or from the Java Control Panel.

If you have problems uninstalling MeetingPlace Conference Manager, first uninstall Java JRE and then uninstall MeetingPlace Conference Manager by using the Add/Remove Programs feature.

Configuring MeetingPlace Conference Manager

MeetingPlace Conference Manager automatically inherits the Network Settings defined in the Java Control Panel. Java Control Panel, a part of the standard OS Control Panel, is the main configuration utility for all Java Web Start-based applications.

For example, if MeetingPlace Conference Manager needs to use a proxy server to access a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server, make sure that you first define the proxy setting in the Java Control Panel.

For more information, see the Java Control Panel documentation.

Changing the Look and Feel of MeetingPlace Conference Manager

Before You Begin

If you have not opened the application, double-click the meetingmanager.jnlp icon on your desktop.

Procedure


Step 1 Select the Properties button.

The Application Properties window displays.

Step 2 Choose one of the available Look and Feel drop-down menu options.

Step 3 Select OK.


Differences Between MeetingPlace Conference Manager Release 8.5 and Release 8.6

Differences are organized according to deployment where appropriate.

In-Session Monitoring

In-Session Monitoring

Release 8.5
MeetingPlace-Scheduling and/or Audio-Only Deployments in Release 8.6
WebEx-Scheduling Deployment in Release 8.6

Users can view a log of events that are taking place during a meeting. Examples of meeting events include when a user joins or leaves a meeting, when a user is renamed, when a user starts or stops a meeting recording.

Users can view a log of events that are taking place during a meeting. Due to performance issues, you must select the Enable User Join/Leave Logs option to have the system log the meeting event of users joining or leaving a meeting. This option is disabled by default.

When you check the Enable User Join/Leave Logs option, the system displays a message which indicates this option may cause the Cisco Unified Communications Manager to freeze when more that 200 users join the same meeting.

Users can view a log of events that are taking place during a meeting. Due to performance issues, you must select the Enable User Join/Leave Logs option to have the system log the meeting event of users joining or leaving a meeting. This option is disabled by default.

When you check the Enable User Join/Leave Logs option, the system displays a message which indicates this option may cause the Cisco Unified Communications Manager to freeze when more that 200 users join the same meeting.