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Configuring Call-Control Integration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Table Of Contents

Configuring Call-Control Integration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

Configuring the Cisco Unified CallManager Integration Without a Gatekeeper

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gateway and Route Pattern

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to Cisco Unified CallManager

About Cisco Unified IP Phone Services

About the Security of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

About Username and Password Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

About Language Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

About User Authentication By an External Directory

Requirements for User Authentication By an External Directory

Restrictions for User Authentication By an External Directory

User Profile Settings When Authenticated By an External Directory

Configuring User Authentication By an External Directory—Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x

Configuring User Authentication By an External Directory—Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.x

Information About Integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Prerequisites for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Required Tasks for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment

Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment: Adding the Gateway

Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment: Configuring the Dial Peer

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to a Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Device

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Prerequisites for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Required Tasks for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Configuring the Gatekeeper: Identifying the Hostname, Zone, and Technology Prefix

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gatekeeper, Trunk, and Route Pattern

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices: Adding the Gatekeeper

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices: Configuring the Dial Peer

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Adding the Gatekeeper

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Prerequisites for Integration in a SIP Environment

Cisco Unified CallManager Restrictions for Integration in a SIP Environment

Required Tasks for Integration in a SIP Environment

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the SIP Trunk and Route Pattern

Adding the SIP Trunk and Route Pattern in Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.1

Adding the SIP Trunk and Route Pattern in Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.x

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Cisco IOS Software Voice-Enabled Routers: Adding the SIP Gateway and Dial Peer

Shutting Down or Enabling Voice over IP (VoIP) Service on the Cisco Gateway

Configuring SIP Server Support

Verifying SIP Gateway Status

Configuring SIP Support for Voice Dial Peers

Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server

Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server: Adding Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express as a Subscriber

Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server: Configuring a Route

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to a Call-Control Device Through a SIP Trunk


Configuring Call-Control Integration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express


Revised: October 18, 2006, OL-11374-01

This chapter describes how to integrate your system with specific call-control devices that can route calls to and from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express. Topics in this section include:

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

Information About Integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

The content in this chapter applies only to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system and not to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT system.

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

We recommend that you use Cisco Unified CallManager to provide call-control and other services for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express and your IP telephony network.

Table 7-1 Options and Features for Integrating Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express With Cisco Unified CallManager

Integration Options
Where to Find Information
Call-Control Environment Options

(Recommended) Integration in an H.323 environment with a gatekeeper.

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Integration in an H.323 environment without a gatekeeper.

Configuring the Cisco Unified CallManager Integration Without a Gatekeeper

Integration in a SIP environment.

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Feature and Service Options

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

About Cisco Unified IP Phone Services

External user authentication

About User Authentication By an External Directory

Ad hoc conferencing for voice, video, and web

Information About Ad Hoc Conferencing, page 6-2


Topics in this section include:

Configuring the Cisco Unified CallManager Integration Without a Gatekeeper

About Cisco Unified IP Phone Services

About User Authentication By an External Directory

Configuring the Cisco Unified CallManager Integration Without a Gatekeeper

This topic describes how to integrate Cisco Unified CallManager with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express in an H.323 environment. In this method, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express is configured as a gateway to Cisco Unified CallManager. No gatekeeper is used in this setup.


Note If you have a Cisco Unified CallManager cluster that provides call-processing redundancy, and if the primary Cisco Unified CallManager server goes down, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express cannot complete dial-out calls without a gatekeeper. For information about Cisco Unified CallManager integration with a gatekeeper, see the "Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper" section.


Prerequisites

Verify that your Cisco Unified CallManager release and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express release are compatible. See the Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Verify that your IP telephony network is already set up and working properly. For example:

Verify that the Cisco Unified IP Phones are properly connected and added to the Cisco Unified CallManager database.

Verify that you can place and receive internal and external calls on the Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Required Tasks

To integrate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express with Cisco Unified CallManager in an H.323 environment without a gatekeeper, complete the following tasks:

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gateway and Route Pattern

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to Cisco Unified CallManager

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gateway and Route Pattern

This topic describes how to identify Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express as a gateway in the Cisco Unified CallManager configuration database. This topic also describes how to enable Cisco Unified CallManager to route calls to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express by associating a phone number with the gateway. This association is called a route pattern.

Before You Begin

See the Prerequisites and other information in the "Configuring the Cisco Unified CallManager Integration Without a Gatekeeper" section.

This task is performed in the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration pages. Because the pages and menus vary by Cisco Unified CallManager release, you may need to see the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration online help for more accurate step-by-step instructions than those provided in this procedure. The following procedure refers to Cisco Unified CallManager release 4.1.

Procedure


Step 1 Go to http://ccm-server/ccmadmin/main.asp, where ccm-server is the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the Cisco Unified CallManager server.

Step 2 Log in with your Cisco Unified CallManager administrator username and password.

Step 3 Add the gateway to the Cisco Unified CallManager database by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Device > Gateway.

b. In the top right corner of the page, click Add a New Gateway.

c. Select the H.323 Gateway type.

d. Select the H.225 device protocol.

e. Click Next.

f. In the Gateway Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-2.

Table 7-2 Fields for Adding A New Gateway to Cisco Unified CallManager 

Gateway Configuration Field
Action

Device Name

Enter the IP address or hostname for Port 1 (eth0) of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server.

If you are using DNS, then enter the full server name with the qualifying domain, for example: mpx-server.example.com.

Description

Enter a short description to distinguish this gateway from other gateways to Cisco Unified CallManager.

Device Pool

If no device pools are defined, then select Default.

If the Cisco Unified CallManager deployment utilizes customer-defined device pools, then either create a new device pool or choose an existing device pool for a region with a codec that is compatible with the conferencing gateway. Currently, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express supports only the G.711 audio codec.

The device pool specifies a collection of properties for this device including Cisco Unified CallManager Group, Date/Time Group, and Region.

Location

If no locations are defined, then keep the default value of None.

If the Cisco Unified CallManager deployment utilizes customer-defined locations, then configure this field to avoid conflicts with QoS settings on the WAN. Either create a new location or choose an existing location that represents the conferencing gateway within the corporate WAN.

The location specifies the total bandwidth that is available for calls to and from this location. A location setting of None means that the locations feature does not keep track of the bandwidth that this device consumes.

Signaling Port

Keep the default value of 1720.

Media Termination Point Required

Uncheck this check box.

Media Termination Point (MTP) is required only if you have non-G.711 endpoints joining your meetings. In such circumstances, make sure that the Media Resource Group List (MRGL) associated with the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server has a transcoder and that the inter-region setting between the transcoder and the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server is G.711.

Calling Search Space

If no calling search spaces (CSSs) are defined, then keep the default value of None.

If the Cisco Unified CallManager deployment utilizes customer-defined CSSs, then either create a new CSS or choose an existing CSS that allows the conferencing gateway to dial any numbers that are required to join attendees in to conferences and to reach the Help Desk attendant.

A CSS specifies the collection of Route Partitions that are searched to determine how a collected (originating) number should be routed.

Use the CSS to prevent toll fraud by controlling which dial patterns may be dialed out from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express. For example, you can use CSS to block international calls.

AAR Calling Search Space

If no AAR CSSs are defined, then keep the default value of None.

If the Cisco Unified CallManager deployment utilizes customer-defined CSSs, then choose the appropriate CSS for the device to use when it performs automated alternate routing (AAR). The AAR CSS specifies the collection of route partitions that are searched to determine how to route a collected (originating) number that is otherwise blocked due to insufficient bandwidth.


g. For all other required fields on the Gateway Configuration page, configure them appropriately for the current Cisco Unified CallManager deployment. For information about each field, see the Cisco Unified CallManager online help or see the administration guide for your specific Cisco Unified CallManager release.

h. Click Insert.

Step 4 Add the route pattern to the Cisco Unified CallManager database by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Route Plan > Route/Hunt > Route Pattern.

b. In the top right corner, click Add a New Route Pattern.

c. In the Route Pattern Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-3.

Table 7-3 Fields for Adding A New Route Pattern to Cisco Unified CallManager 

Route Pattern Configuration Field
Action

Route Pattern

Enter the phone number that users will use to call in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express. Do not enter any spaces in this field.

Gateway or Route List

Select the value that matches the Device Name you entered for the gateway in Step 3f.


d. Click Insert to add the route pattern to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 5 If you have multiple Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express access numbers, repeat Step 4 for each access number, including the following:

Meeting phone numbers entered on the Usage Configuration page

Direct meeting dial-in numbers

Step 6 Proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to Cisco Unified CallManager" section.


Related Topics

Configuring Meeting Phone Numbers and Notification Labels, page 4-7

Configuring Direct Meeting Dial-In, page 5-21

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

Configuring the Cisco Unified CallManager Integration Without a Gatekeeper

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to Cisco Unified CallManager

This topic describes how to configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express to connect directly to Cisco Unified CallManager in an H.323 environment.

Before You Begin

See the Prerequisites and other information in the "Configuring the Cisco Unified CallManager Integration Without a Gatekeeper" section.

Complete the task described in the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gateway and Route Pattern" section.

This task is completed in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Administration Center.

When you modify the parameters on the H.323 Configuration page, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express reinitializes H.323 signaling with the call-control device, for example, Cisco Unified CallManager. During the reinitialization process, which can take up to 2 minutes, calls and voice meetings may be affected.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 2 Click Administration at the top of the page.

Step 3 On the left side of the page:

a. Click System Configuration.

b. Click Call Configuration.

c. Click H.323 Configuration.

Step 4 In the H.323 Configuration page, configure the fields in Table 7-4.

Table 7-4 Required Configuration for H.323 Configuration Page on Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express for Cisco Unified CallManager Integration Without a Gatekeeper 

H.323 Configuration Page Field
Required Value

H.323 enabled

Yes

Local H.323 port

1720 (default)

Use gatekeeper

No

H.323 gateway 1

IP address of the Cisco Unified CallManager server.

If you have a cluster of Cisco Unified CallManager servers, then enter the IP address of the primary call-processing server in the cluster.

H.323 gateway 2

H.323 gateway 3

H.323 gateway 4

H.323 gateway 5

IP addresses of other Cisco Unified CallManager servers in the cluster that provide call-processing redundancy, if any.

Note If the primary Cisco Unified CallManager server goes down, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express cannot complete dialed-out calls without a gatekeeper. These fields enable only incoming calls to be routed by the failover Cisco Unified CallManager servers.


Step 5 Click Save.

Step 6 On the left side of the page:

a. Click System Configuration.

b. Click Call Configuration.

c. Click Dial Configuration.

Step 7 In the Dial Configuration Page, configure the Outdials field to H.323.

Step 8 Click Save.

Step 9 Test this integration by placing a call from any phone to the phone number that is used to access the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system. You should hear the "Welcome to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express" greeting.


Related Topics

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

Configuring the Cisco Unified CallManager Integration Without a Gatekeeper

About This Page: H.323 Configuration, page C-75

About This Page: Dial Configuration, page C-42

About Cisco Unified IP Phone Services

A Cisco Unified CallManager feature, Cisco Unified IP Phone services comprise XML applications that enable the display of interactive content with text and graphics on certain models of Cisco Unified IP Phones. For a list of supported phone models, see the Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone offers users a convenient way to join meetings, start reservationless meetings, view a list of upcoming meetings, and view meeting details. After joining a meeting, a user can perform in-meeting operations such as locking the meeting, recording the meeting, viewing a list of participants, and muting or ejecting participants.


NoteThe Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone is available only to Cisco Unified IP Phones that are registered to Cisco Unified CallManager.

Cisco Unified CallManager Express does not support the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone.


Related Topics

Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

About the Security of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Using the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone may affect the way you secure your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system or network:

Once a Cisco Unified IP Phone is subscribed to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone, anyone can use that Cisco Unified IP Phone screen to view the meeting details and invitees of published meetings. To join a meeting through this Cisco Unified IP Phone service, however, the user is always prompted for his phone profile password (numeric PIN).

Each time a Cisco Unified IP Phone accesses the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone, the following items are sent as clear text over the network:

Username

PIN or password (See Table 7-5.)

Phone number of the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Related Topics

About Cisco Unified IP Phone Services

About Username and Password Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

About Username and Password Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

The username and password required to subscribe to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone depends on how the user is authenticated when logging in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express from a workstation. See Table 7-5.

Table 7-5 Required Username and Password for Subscribing to the Cisco Unified IP Phone Service 

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Authentication Method
Required Username for name Parameter
Required Password for wfpassword Parameter

Locally by the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express database

User ID in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express user profile

Profile Password in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express user profile

Externally by Cisco Unified CallManager

Username in Cisco Unified CallManager

Numeric PIN in Cisco Unified CallManager

Externally by Active Directory, Netscape Directory, or iPlanet Directory

Username in external directory

Numeric PIN in external directory


Related Topics

Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

About Cisco Unified IP Phone Services

About User Authentication By an External Directory

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

About Language Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

The requirements in this section apply when Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express, Cisco Unified CallManager, or the Cisco Unified IP Phones are configured for multiple locales, which are language versions for specific regions. For example, U.S. English is English for the United States, and U.K. English is English for the United Kingdom. Although both versions use the English language, they are different locales.

For each language enabled on Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express, the matching locale must be installed on Cisco Unified CallManager. See the Cisco IP Telephony Locale Installer documentation.

For each Cisco Unified IP Phone subscribed to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service, the User Locale specified in Cisco Unified CallManager must match the Language specified in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express user profile.

Related Topics

Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

About Cisco Unified IP Phone Services

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

Configuring the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

This topic describes how to configure Cisco Unified CallManager to enable users to subscribe to and access the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

About the Security of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

About Username and Password Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

About Language Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Configure Cisco Unified CallManager as the call-control device for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express. See the "Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager" section.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone is available only to Cisco Unified IP Phones that are registered to Cisco Unified CallManager.

This task is performed in the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration pages. Because the pages and menus vary by Cisco Unified CallManager release, you may need to see the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration online help for more accurate step-by-step instructions than those provided in this procedure. The following procedure refers to Cisco Unified CallManager release 4.1.

Procedure


Step 1 Go to http://ccm-server/ccmadmin/main.asp, where ccm-server is the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the Cisco Unified CallManager server.

Step 2 Log in with your Cisco Unified CallManager administrator username and password.

Step 3 Add a new Cisco Unified IP Phone service by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Feature > Cisco IP Phone Services.

b. In the top right corner, click Add a New IP Phone Service.

c. In the Service Information area, configure the fields described in Table 7-6.

Table 7-6 Fields for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone 

Service Information Field
Action

Service Name

Name of the service that appears on the Cisco Unified IP Phone and on the menu of available services on user subscription pages.

Enter a name, for example: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

If you have more than one Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server, name the services appropriately so that users can distinguish among them.

Service Description

Description of what the service provides

Enter a brief description, for example: Integrated voice and web conferencing.

Service URL

URL where the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service application for the Cisco Unified IP Phone is located. For this service to be available, the phones in the Cisco Unified CallManager cluster must have network connectivity to this server.

Enter the URL in one of the following formats, where server is the hostname or IP address of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system:

If SSL is enabled on the system: http://server/MPAPI/ipphone/login?serverhost=server

If SSL is not enabled on the system: http://server:8080/MPAPI/ipphone/login?serverhost=server:8080

Note This URL is case sensitive.

Make sure that this server remains independent of the servers in your Cisco Unified CallManager cluster. Do not specify a Cisco Unified CallManager server or any server that is associated with Cisco Unified CallManager (such as a TFTP server or directory database publisher server).


d. Click Insert to add the Cisco Unified IP Phone service.

e. (Optional) To add another Cisco Unified IP Phone service, click New and repeat Steps 3c and 3d.

f. To finish, click Insert and Close.

g. Click Update Subscriptions.

Step 4 Find the Cisco Unified IP Phone service you just added by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Feature > Cisco IP Phone Services.

b. In the Find and List IP Phone Services page, click Find.

c. In the Matching Records area, locate the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Step 5 Click the name of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Step 6 Add the Cisco IP Phone Number parameter to this Cisco Unified IP Phone service by completing the following actions:

a. In the Service Parameter Information area, click New.

b. In the Configure Cisco IP Phone Service Parameter window, configure the fields described in Table 7-7.

Table 7-7 Fields for the Cisco IP Phone Number Parameter 

Service Parameter Information Field
Action

Parameter Name

Exact query string used to build the subscription URL.

Enter ipphone.

This field is case-sensitive.

Parameter Display Name

Descriptive parameter name displayed to the user on the Cisco IP Phone Users Options (ccmuser) website.

Enter Cisco IP Phone Number.

Parameter Description

Description that the user can access while subscribing to the service. The parameter description should help users enter the correct value for the parameter.

Enter Your Cisco IP Phone number for MeetingPlace Express to call you.

Parameter is Required

Specifies that this parameter is required for a Cisco Unified IP Phone to subscribe to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service.

Check Parameter is Required.


c. Click Insert to add the Cisco IP Phone Number parameter.

Step 7 Add the User Name parameter to this Cisco Unified IP Phone service by completing the following actions:

a. In the Service Parameter Information area, click New.

b. In the Configure Cisco IP Phone Service Parameter window, configure the fields described inTable 7-8.

Table 7-8 Fields for the User Name Parameter 

Service Parameter Information Field
Action

Parameter Name

Exact query string used to build the subscription URL.

Enter name.

This field is case-sensitive.

Parameter Display Name

Descriptive parameter name displayed to the user on the Cisco IP Phone Users Options (ccmuser) website.

Enter User Name.

Parameter Default Value

Enter guest.

Parameter Description

Description to help users enter the correct username when they subscribe to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Enter a helpful description.

The username required depends on how the user is authenticated when logging into Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express from a workstation. See the "About Username and Password Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone" section.

Parameter is Required

Specifies that this parameter is required for a Cisco Unified IP Phone to subscribe to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service.

Check Parameter is Required.


c. Click Insert to add the User Name parameter.

Step 8 Add the User Password parameter to this Cisco Unified IP Phone service by completing the following actions:

a. In the Service Parameter Information area, click New.

b. In the Configure Cisco IP Phone Service Parameter window, configure the fields described in Table 7-9.

Table 7-9 Fields for the User Password Parameter 

Service Parameter Information Field
Action

Parameter Name

Exact query string used to build the subscription URL.

Enter wfpassword.

This field is case-sensitive.

Parameter Display Name

Descriptive parameter name displayed to the user on the Cisco IP Phone Users Options (ccmuser) website.

Enter User PIN.

Parameter Description

Description to help users enter the correct password when they subscribe to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Enter a helpful description.

The password required depends on how the user is authenticated when logging into Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express from a workstation. See the "About Username and Password Requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone" section.

Parameter is Required

Specifies that this parameter is required for a Cisco Unified IP Phone to subscribe to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service.

Check Parameter is Required.

Parameter is a Password (mask contents)

Masks the password on the screen as the user enters it.

Check Parameter is a Password (mask contents)


c. Click Insert and Close to add the User Password parameter and close the Configure Cisco IP Phone Service Parameter dialog.

Step 9 To apply the Cisco Unified IP Phone service and parameter changes, take one of the following actions:

If the service was modified after subscriptions existed, then click Update Subscriptions to rebuild all user subscriptions. You must update subscriptions if you changed the service URL, removed a phone service parameter, or changed the name for a phone service parameter.

If the service is new and you do not need to rebuild user subscriptions, then click Update.

Step 10 Subscribe Cisco Unified IP Phones to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service by taking one or both of the following actions:

You can subscribe individual Cisco Unified IP Phones to the Cisco Unified IP Phone service through Cisco Unified CallManager. See the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration Guide.

Notify end users that they can subscribe their Cisco Unified IP Phones to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service. See the User Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.


Related Topics

About Cisco Unified IP Phone Services

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

Enabling SSL

About User Authentication By an External Directory


Note User authentication by an external directory is only supported with Cisco Unified CallManager.


You can simplify user profile administration by enabling an external directory to authenticate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express users. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express automatically creates a user profile in the local database when a new user attempts to log in and successfully authenticates through an external directory.

Each user profile in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express includes an authentication method setting (local or external) that affects the following:

How the user is authenticated in future attempts to access Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Which user profile parameters may be modified by either the system administrator or the end user through Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

The authentication method for a user cannot be configured through the Administration Center. The authentication method can be modified only within a user profile import file. Set the isLocalUser field to one of the following values:

Yes—User is authenticated locally by the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express database. This is the default setting for user profiles that are imported or manually created through the Administration Center.

No—User is authenticated by an external directory. This is the default setting for user profiles that are automatically created when new users successfully authenticate through an external directory.

Related Topics

Configuring User Authentication By an External Directory—Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x

Configuring User Authentication By an External Directory—Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.x

About the Methods of Adding User Profiles, page 8-4

Importing User Profiles, page 9-7

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

Requirements for User Authentication By an External Directory

Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.0 or a later release is required to use an external directory to authenticate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express users.

Table 7-10 lists the supported authentication methods and directories.

Table 7-10 Supported Authentication Methods By an External Directory 

Cisco Unified CallManager Release
Authentication Method
Supported Directories

4.x

LDAP1

Cisco Unified CallManager DC-Directory2

Any LDAP directory with the installed Cisco Customer Directory Configuration Plugin for Cisco Unified CallManager3

5.x

AXL SOAP API4

Cisco Unified CallManager user directory

Any LDAP directory that is synchronized with Cisco Unified CallManager5

1 LDAP = Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

2 DC-Directory = Data Connection Directory, embedded LDAP directory in Cisco Unified CallManager

3 Supported LDAP directories depend on the specific Cisco Unified CallManager release. See Installing the Cisco Customer Directory Configuration Plugin for Cisco CallManager for your specific release of Cisco Unified CallManager.

4 AXL SOAP API = Administrative XML Layer Simple Object Access Protocol Application Programming Interface

5 For information about synchronizing Cisco Unified CallManager with an LDAP directory, see the system guide and administration guide for your specific release of Cisco Unified CallManager.


Related Topics

About User Authentication By an External Directory

Restrictions for User Authentication By an External Directory

The following restrictions apply for each user profile that is automatically created during authentication by an external directory, or configured as requiring external authentication during an import process:

The user is always authenticated through the external directory. Therefore, if the connection fails between Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express and the external directory, the user will not be able to log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Because the user is authenticated through the external directory, the User ID, User password, Profile Number, and Profile Password fields cannot be modified through Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express by the user or by the system administrator.

These password-expiration fields on the Usage Configuration page do not apply to users that are authenticated by an external directory: Change profile password (days) and Change user password (days).

Related Topics

About User Authentication By an External Directory

User Profile Settings When Authenticated By an External Directory

The following user profile fields are populated with information from the external directory:

First name

Last name

User ID

User password

Profile Number—Unique number based on the user's phone number.

Profile Password—Numeric PIN used to access Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express by phone.

E-mail address

Search order for "Find Me"

If any of the listed fields are not available in the external directory, then the field is left blank in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express user profile.

All other user profile fields are populated with the values configured in the Guest profile.

Related Topics

About User Authentication By an External Directory

Information About the Guest Profile and Guest Users, page 8-21

Configuring User Authentication By an External Directory—Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x

This topic describes how to configure user authentication by an external directory that is either embedded in or integrated with Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x.


Note If you instead want to configure user authentication by an external directory that is either embedded in or integrated with Cisco Unified CallManager 5.x, then see the "Configuring User Authentication By an External Directory—Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.x" section.


Before You Begin

Read the following topics:

Requirements for User Authentication By an External Directory

Restrictions for User Authentication By an External Directory

User Profile Settings When Authenticated By an External Directory

If you plan to authenticate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express users against an LDAP directory that is separate from the DC-Directory embedded in Cisco Unified CallManager, then complete the required tasks in Installing the Cisco Customer Directory Configuration Plugin for your specific Cisco Unified CallManager release.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 2 Click Administration at the top of the page.

Step 3 On the left side of the page:

a. Click System Configuration.

b. Click Usage Configuration.

Step 4 Configure the following fields, the full descriptions and examples of which are provided in the "Fields on the Usage Configuration Page" section on page C-144:

Cisco Unified CallManager version—Set this field to Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x.

LDAP URL—Set this field as follows:

Make sure that this URL starts with ldap, not http. For example, ldap://server-ip-address:port/

Make sure that there are no spaces after the URL.

Directory username—Use the format of an LDAP distinguished name, for example:
cn=Directory Manager, o=cisco.com

Password—Use the password that was specified during Cisco Unified CallManager installation.

Cisco base—Leave blank if you are not using the Cisco Unified CallManager DC-Directory to authenticate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express users.

User base

Directory type

Step 5 Click Save.


Related Topics

About User Authentication By an External Directory

About This Page: Usage Configuration, page C-144

About the Methods of Adding User Profiles, page 8-4

Configuring User Authentication By an External Directory—Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.x

To configure user authentication by an external directory that is either embedded in or integrated with Cisco Unified CallManager 5.x, complete both of the following tasks:

1. Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager to Support Authentication of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Users

2. Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express for External User Authentication By Cisco Unified CallManager 5.x


Note If you instead want to configure user authentication by an external directory that is either embedded in or integrated with Cisco Unified CallManager 4.x, then see the "Configuring User Authentication By an External Directory—Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x" section.


Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager to Support Authentication of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Users

This topic describes how to create an application user in Cisco Unified CallManager 5.x that enables Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express users to be authenticated by one of the following directories:

User directory in Cisco Unified CallManager 5.x

Any LDAP directory that is synchronized with Cisco Unified CallManager 5.x

For information about synchronizing Cisco Unified CallManager with an LDAP directory, see the system guide and administration guide for your specific release of Cisco Unified CallManager.

Before You Begin

Read the following topics:

Requirements for User Authentication By an External Directory

Restrictions for User Authentication By an External Directory

User Profile Settings When Authenticated By an External Directory

Make sure that you enable the AXL web service on the Cisco Unified CallManager so that other applications, such as Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express, can access it. See the administration documentation for your release of Cisco Unified CallManager.

Procedure


Step 1 Go to http://ccm-server/ccmadmin/main.asp, where ccm-server is the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the Cisco Unified CallManager server.

Step 2 Log in with your Cisco Unified CallManager administrator username and password.

Step 3 Create a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express LDAP application user by following these steps:

a. Select User Management from the main menu.

b. Select Application User from the drop-down list.

c. Enter a username for the new application user, such as mpeaxl, and assign a password.

Associate the new application user to the user group that has permission to access the Cisco Unified CallManager AXL database, by configuring the following:

Step 4 Create a role for AXL users by following these steps:

a. Select User Management from the main menu.

b. Select Role Configuration from the drop-down list.

c. In the Name field, enter "Standard AXL API Access."

d. Under Resource Access Information, next to AXL Database API, make sure that the check box next to Allow to use API is checked. This allows AXL database access.

Step 5 Create a user group by following these steps:

a. Select User Management from the main menu.

b. Select User Group from the drop-down list.

c. In the Name field, enter "Standard AXL Users."


Note This user group may already exist. If it does, proceed to Step 6.


d. Click Save to create the group.

Step 6 Add application users to the group by following these steps:

a. Select User Management from the main menu.

b. Select User Group Configuration from the drop-down list.

c. Click Add Application Users to Group.

d. Check the check box next to the name of the application user you created in Step 3c.

e. Click Add Selected.

f. Click Save.

Step 7 Assign a role to the user group by following these steps:

a. Select User Management from the main menu.

b. Select User Group from the drop-down list.

c. Click the Role Information icon next to the Standard AXL API Users created in step 4b.

d. Click Assign Role to Group.

e. Select Standard AXL API Access and then click Add Selected.

f. Click Save.


Related Topics

Configuring User Authentication By an External Directory—Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.x

About User Authentication By an External Directory

About the Methods of Adding User Profiles, page 8-4

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express for External User Authentication By Cisco Unified CallManager 5.x

This topic describes how to configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express to authenticate users through one of the following directories:

User directory in Cisco Unified CallManager 5.x

Any LDAP directory that is synchronized with Cisco Unified CallManager 5.x

For information about synchronizing Cisco Unified CallManager with an LDAP directory, see the system guide and administration guide for your specific release of Cisco Unified CallManager.

Before You Begin

Read the following topics:

Requirements for User Authentication By an External Directory

Restrictions for User Authentication By an External Directory

User Profile Settings When Authenticated By an External Directory

Complete the task described in the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express for External User Authentication By Cisco Unified CallManager 5.x" section.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 2 Click Administration at the top of the page.

Step 3 On the left side of the page:

a. Click System Configuration.

b. Click Usage Configuration.

Step 4 Configure the following fields, the descriptions and examples of which are provided in the "Fields on the Usage Configuration Page" section on page C-144:

Cisco Unified CallManager version—Set this field to Cisco Unified CallManager release 5.x.

AXL username—Username for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express application user that you configured in Cisco Unified CallManager.

See Step 3 in the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager to Support Authentication of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Users" section.

AXL password—Password for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express application user that you configured in Cisco Unified CallManager.

See Step 3 in the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager to Support Authentication of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Users" section.

Step 5 In the New AXL URL field:

a. Enter the URL or hostname of the AXL directory server.

b. Click Add.

Step 6 Verify that the URL or hostname correctly appears in the AXL URL field.

Step 7 Click Save.

Step 8 Proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager to Support Authentication of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Users" section.


Related Topics

Configuring User Authentication By an External Directory—Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.x

About User Authentication By an External Directory

About This Page: Usage Configuration, page C-144

About the Methods of Adding User Profiles, page 8-4

Information About Integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Besides Cisco Unified CallManager, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express also supports integration with other standards-based H.323 call-control devices such as the following:

Cisco Unified CallManager Express

Cisco Unified CallManager Express is suitable for entry-level Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express systems that support up to 200 ports. For Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express systems that support a larger user base, we recommend Cisco Unified CallManager instead of Cisco Unified CallManager Express for call control.

Cisco IOS software voice-enabled routers

Third-party standards-based H.323 call-control devices

This topic describes one method of integrating Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express with these standards-based H.323 call-control devices. In this method, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express is configured as a gateway to the call-control device. No gatekeeper is used in this setup.

Topics in this section include:

Prerequisites for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Required Tasks for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to a Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Device

Prerequisites for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

The following prerequisites apply when you integrate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express with Cisco Unified CallManager Express or another standards-based H.323 call-control device:

Verify that the versions of your call-control device and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express are compatible. See the Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Verify that your IP telephony network is already set up and working properly. For example:

Verify that the Cisco Unified IP Phones are properly connected and added to the database of your call-control device.

Verify that you can place and receive internal and external calls on the Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Related Topics

Information About Integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Required Tasks for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

The tasks you need to complete depend on the type of call-control device you are using. See Table 7-11 for a task roadmap.

Table 7-11 Roadmap to Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express With a Standards-Based Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment 

Task
Reference

1. Configure your particular call-control device.

If you are configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express or a Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router, complete the tasks described in the "Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment" section.

If you are using a third-party standards-based H.323 call-control device, see the product documentation that came with your device for configuration instructions.

2. Configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express to connect to your call-control device.

See the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to a Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Device" section.


Related Topics

Information About Integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment

This topic describes how to add Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express as an H.323 gateway to a Cisco call-control device other than Cisco Unified CallManager. This includes Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Cisco IOS software voice-enabled routers.

This topic consists of two tasks:

Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment: Adding the Gateway

Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment: Configuring the Dial Peer

Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment: Adding the Gateway

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

Information About Integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Prerequisites for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

This task is performed in the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) of the router. For more information about the Cisco IOS commands used in this procedure, see the Cisco IOS Commands Master List for your Cisco IOS software major release.

Procedure


Step 1 On the Cisco router, enter privileged EXEC mode (or any other security level set by a system administrator). Enter your password if prompted.

Router# enable 

Step 2 Enter global configuration mode.

Router# configure terminal 

Step 3 Enter interface configuration mode.

Router(config)# interface type number

Step 4 Configure the IP address and subnet mask used by this gateway.

Router(config-if)# ip address [ip-address] [subnet-mask]

Step 5 (Optional) If you configured a Fast Ethernet interface, configure duplex operation as auto, which specifies the autonegotiation capability. The gateway automatically operates at half or full duplex depending on environmental factors, such as the type of media and transmission speeds for the peer routers, hubs, and switches used in the network configuration.

Router(config-if)# duplex {full | half | auto}

Step 6 (Optional) If you configured a Fast Ethernet interface, configure the speed for this gateway.

Router(config-if)# speed {10 | 100 | auto}

Step 7 Set the source IP address to be used for this gateway. This command binds all H.323 messages from the gateway to this IP address.

Router(config-if)# h323-gateway voip bind srcaddr [ip-address]

Step 8 Exit the current mode.

Router(config-if)# exit

Step 9 Proceed to the "Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment: Configuring the Dial Peer" section.


Example

The following example displays an H.323 gateway configuration with an IP address of 10.10.10.1. Both duplex operation and interface speed are configured for autonegotiation and all H.323 messages are bound to this IP address.

!
interface FastEthernet0/0
 ip address 10.10.10.1 255.255.255.0
 duplex auto
 speed auto
 h323-gateway voip bind srcaddr 10.10.10.1

Related Topics

Required Tasks for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Information About Integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment: Configuring the Dial Peer

This topic describes how to enable your call-control device to route calls to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express by configuring a dial peer. Configuring dial peers is the key to implementing dial plans and providing voice services over an IP packet network. Dial peers are used to identify call source and destination endpoints and to define the characteristics applied to each call leg in the call connection.

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

Information About Integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Prerequisites for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Complete the task described in the "Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment: Adding the Gateway" section.

This task is performed in the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) of the router. For more information about the Cisco IOS commands used in this procedure, see the Cisco IOS Commands Master List for your Cisco IOS software major release.

Procedure


Step 1 On the Cisco router, enter privileged EXEC mode or any other security level set by a system administrator. Enter your password if prompted.

Router# enable 

Step 2 Enter global configuration mode.

Router# configure terminal 

Step 3 Enter dial peer voice configuration mode and define a remote voice over IP (VoIP) dial peer.

Router(config)# dial-peer voice number voip

number—is one or more digits that identify the dial peer. Valid entries are from 1 to 2147483647.

voip—indicates a VoIP peer that uses voice encapsulation on the IP network.

Step 4 (Optional) Provide a comment or a description to help you remember what is attached to this interface.

Router(config-dialpeer)# description string

Step 5 Route calls to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server.

Router(config-dialpeer)# destination-pattern digits

digits—indicates the numbers that match the destination pattern.

Step 6 Configure the IP address of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server.

Router(config-dialpeer)# session target ipv4:ip-address

Step 7 Configure the router to use dual tone multifrequency (DTMF) relay to transport DTMF digits.

Router(config-dialpeer)# dtmf-relay h245-alphanumeric

Step 8 Configure the router to use a particular codec.

Router(config-dialpeer)# codec [g711ulaw | g711alaw]

Step 9 Disable voice activity detection (VAD) for the calls using this dial peer.

Router(config-dialpeer)# [no] vad 

Step 10 Exit the current mode.

Router(config-dialpeer)# exit

Step 11 Proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to a Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Device" section.


Example

The following example displays dial peers that were configured to direct calls to a primary Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express number and an alternate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express number. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express IP address is configured as 10.10.10.4.

!
dial-peer voice 1 voip
 description MP Express main number
 destination-pattern 7777
 session target ipv4:10.10.10.4
 dtmf-relay h245-alphanumeric
 codec g711ulaw
 no vad
!
dial-peer voice 2 voip
 description MP Express alternate number
 destination-pattern 7000
 session target ipv4:10.10.10.4
 dtmf-relay h245-alphanumeric
 codec g711ulaw
 no vad
!

Related Topics

Required Tasks for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Information About Integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to a Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Device

This topic describes how to configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express to connect directly to a call-control device in an H.323 environment. This topic supports the following call-control devices:

Cisco Unified CallManager Express

Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router

Third-party standards-based H.323 call-control devices

Before You Begin

See the "Prerequisites for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices" section.

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express or a Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router, complete the tasks described in the "Configuring a Cisco Call-Control Device in an H.323 Environment" section.

If you are using a third-party standards-based H.323 call-control device, configure your device as outlined in your product documentation.

When you modify the parameters on the H.323 Configuration page, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express reinitializes H.323 signaling with the call-control device, for example, Cisco Unified CallManager. During the reinitialization process, which can take up to 2 minutes, calls and voice meetings may be affected.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 2 Click Administration at the top of the page.

Step 3 On the left side of the page:

a. Click System Configuration.

b. Click Call Configuration.

c. Click H.323 Configuration.

Step 4 In the H.323 Configuration page, configure the fields in Table 7-12.

Table 7-12 Required Configuration for H.323 Configuration Page on Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express for Integration With a Call-Control Device Without a Gatekeeper 

H.323 Configuration Page Field
Required Value

H.323 enabled

Yes

Local H.323 port

1720 (default)

Use gatekeeper

No

H.323 gateway 1

IP address of your call-control device.

If you have a cluster of call-control devices, then enter the IP address of the primary call-processing device in the cluster.

H.323 gateway 2

H.323 gateway 3

H.323 gateway 4

H.323 gateway 5

IP addresses of other call-control devices in the cluster, if any.

Note If the primary call-control device goes down, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express cannot complete dialed-out calls without a gatekeeper. These fields enable only incoming calls to be routed by the failover call-control devices.


Step 5 Click Save.

Step 6 On the left side of the page:

a. Click System Configuration.

b. Click Call Configuration.

c. Click Dial Configuration.

Step 7 In the Dial Configuration Page, configure the Outdials field to H.323.

Step 8 Click Save.

Step 9 Test this integration by placing a call from any phone to the phone number that is used to access the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system. You should hear the "Welcome to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express" greeting.


Related Topics

Information About Integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices

About This Page: H.323 Configuration, page C-75

About This Page: Dial Configuration, page C-42

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

This topic describes the preferred method of integrating Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express with a call-control device in an H.323 environment. This method involves using an external gatekeeper device to perform call admission control (CAC), bandwidth allocation, and dial pattern resolution, and to maintain a registry of devices in the multimedia network.

If you have a cluster of call-control devices that provide call-processing redundancy, then a gatekeeper enables Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express to complete dialed-out calls even if the primary call-control device goes down.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express supports integration with the following call-control devices through a gatekeeper:

Cisco Unified CallManager

Cisco Unified CallManager Express

Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router

Topics in this section include:

Prerequisites for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Required Tasks for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Configuring the Gatekeeper: Identifying the Hostname, Zone, and Technology Prefix

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gatekeeper, Trunk, and Route Pattern

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Adding the Gatekeeper

Prerequisites for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

The gatekeeper must be a Cisco router with Cisco IOS software that supports the Gatekeeper or Multimedia Conference Manager feature.

Verify that your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express and call-control device versions are compatible. See the Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Verify that your IP telephony network is working properly. For example, verify that the Cisco Unified IP Phones are connected and added to the database of your call control application. Also verify that you can place and receive internal and external calls on the Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Related Topics

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Required Tasks for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

The tasks you need to complete depend on the type of call-control device you are using. See Table 7-13 for a task roadmap.

Table 7-13 Roadmap to Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper 

Task
Reference

1. (Optional) If your gatekeeper is not yet configured or defined in your call-control device, then configure your gatekeeper.

See the "Configuring the Gatekeeper: Identifying the Hostname, Zone, and Technology Prefix" section.

2. Configure your particular call-control device.

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager, see the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gatekeeper, Trunk, and Route Pattern" section

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express or a Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router, see the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices" section

3. Configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express to integrate with your chosen call-control device.

See the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Adding the Gatekeeper" section.


Related Topics

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Configuring the Gatekeeper: Identifying the Hostname, Zone, and Technology Prefix

This topic describes how to configure the gatekeeper to integrate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express with a call-control device.

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Prerequisites for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

If your gatekeeper is already configured with a hostname, zone, and technology prefix, then do not perform this task. Instead, take one of the following actions:

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager, proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gatekeeper, Trunk, and Route Pattern" section.

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express or a Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router, proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices" section.

This task is performed in the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) of the gatekeeper.

Procedure


Step 1 On the Cisco router, enter privileged EXEC mode or any other security level set by a system administrator. Enter your password if prompted.

Router# enable 

Step 2 Enter global configuration mode.

Router# configure terminal 

Step 3 Enter interface configuration mode.

Router(config)# interface type number

Step 4 Configure the IP address and subnet mask used by this gateway.

Router(config-if)# ip address [ip-address] [subnet-mask]

Step 5 (Optional) If you configured a Fast Ethernet interface, configure duplex operation as auto, which specifies the autonegotiation capability. The gateway automatically operates at half or full duplex depending on environmental factors, such as the type of media and transmission speeds for the peer routers, hubs, and switches used in the network configuration.

Router(config-if)# duplex auto

Step 6 (Optional) If you configured a Fast Ethernet interface, configure the speed for this gateway.

Router(config-if)# speed auto

Step 7 Configure this interface as an H.323 gateway interface.

Router(config-if)# h323-gateway voip interface

Step 8 Define the name and location of the gatekeeper for this gateway.

Router(config-if)# h323-gateway voip id [hostname] ipaddr [ip-address]

Step 9 Configure the H.323 name of the gateway identifying this gateway to its associated gatekeeper.

Router(config-if)# h323-gateway voip h323-id hostname

Step 10 Define the technology prefix that the gateway will register with the gatekeeper.

Router(config-if)# h323-gateway voip tech-prefix prefix

prefix—Defines the numbers used as the technology prefixes. Each technology prefix can contain up to 11 characters. Although not strictly necessary, a pound (#) symbol is frequently used as the last digit in a technology prefix. Valid characters are 0 though 9, the pound (#) symbol, and the asterisk (*).

Step 11 Exit the current mode.

Router(config-if)# exit

Step 12 Enter gatekeeper configuration mode.

Router(config)# gatekeeper 

Step 13 Configure the zone name and the name of the domain served by this gatekeeper.

Router(config-gk)# zone local zone-name domain-name [ip-address] [port] 

Optionally, you may specify the IP address of one of the interfaces on the gatekeeper. When the gatekeeper responds to gatekeeper discovery messages, it signals the endpoint or gateway to use this address in future communications.

Set the gatekeeper port for Registration, Admission, and Status (RAS) signaling to 1719. This is the default.

Step 14 Configure the technology prefix, also called the gateway-type prefix.

Router(config-gk)# gw-type-prefix type-prefix 

Step 15 End your configuration session by exiting to privileged EXEC mode.

Router(config-gk)# end 

Step 16 Proceed to the next step in your integration configuration:

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager, proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gatekeeper, Trunk, and Route Pattern" section.

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express or a Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router, proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices" section.


Example

In the following Cisco IOS configuration example, the gatekeeper router hostname gk-1.example.com is also used as the zone name. Matching these names is not necessary but simplifies administration.

!
interface FastEthernet0/0 
 ip address 1.1.100.200 255.255.0.0 
 duplex auto 
 speed auto 
 h323-gateway voip interface 
 h323-gateway voip id gk-1 ipaddr 10.1.100.200 1719 
 h323-gateway voip h323-id ipipgw_core 
 h323-gateway voip tech-prefix 1# 
! 
gatekeeper 
 zone local gk-1.example.com 1.1.100.200
 gw-type-prefix 1#* default-technology 
!

Tips

For more information about the Cisco IOS commands used in this procedure, see the Cisco IOS Commands Master List for your Cisco IOS software major release.

For conceptual information about gatekeepers, zones, and technology prefixes, see the Cisco IOS H.323 Configuration Guide for your Cisco IOS software major release.

Related Topics

Required Tasks for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gatekeeper, Trunk, and Route Pattern

This topic describes how to configure Cisco Unified CallManager in an H.323 environment to integrate with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express through a gatekeeper.

Before You Begin

If the gatekeeper is already defined in Cisco Unified CallManager, then do not perform this task. Proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Adding the Gatekeeper" section.

See the "Prerequisites for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper" section.

Complete the task described in the "Configuring the Gatekeeper: Identifying the Hostname, Zone, and Technology Prefix" section.

This task is performed in the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration pages. Because the pages and menus vary by Cisco Unified CallManager release, you may need to see the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration online help for more accurate step-by-step instructions than those provided in this procedure. The following procedure refers to Cisco Unified CallManager release 4.1.

Procedure


Step 1 Go to http://ccm-server/ccmadmin/main.asp, where ccm-server is the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the Cisco Unified CallManager server.

Step 2 Log in with your Cisco Unified CallManager administrator username and password.

Step 3 Add the gatekeeper to the Cisco Unified CallManager database by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Device > Gatekeeper.

b. In the top right corner, click Add a New Gatekeeper.

c. In the Gatekeeper Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-14.

Table 7-14 Fields for Adding A New Gatekeeper to Cisco Unified CallManager 

Gatekeeper Configuration Field
Action

Host Name/IP Address

IP address or hostname of the gatekeeper.

Enter one of the following values:

Hostname of the gatekeeper

IP address of the gatekeeper, as entered in Step 13 in the "Configuring the Gatekeeper: Identifying the Hostname, Zone, and Technology Prefix" section.

Enable Device

Enables the registration of this gatekeeper with Cisco Unified CallManager.

Make sure that this check box is checked.


d. Click Insert to add the new gatekeeper to the Cisco Unified CallManager database.

e. Click Reset Gatekeeper to have the changes take effect.

Step 4 Add a new trunk to the gatekeeper by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Device > Trunk.

b. In the top right corner, click Add a New Trunk.

c. In the Trunk type field, select H.225 Trunk (Gatekeeper Controlled).

d. In the Device Protocol field, select H.225.

e. Click Next.

f. In the Trunk Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-15.

Table 7-15 Fields for Adding A New Trunk to Cisco Unified CallManager 

Trunk Configuration Field
Action
Device Information

Device Name

Enter a unique identifier for this trunk, such as the name or IP address of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server.

Gatekeeper Information

Gatekeeper Name

Select the name or IP address you entered in the Host Name/IP Address field in Step 3c.

Terminal Type

Select Gateway.

Technology Prefix

Enter the same value you entered for the type-prefix argument in Step 14 of the "Configuring the Gatekeeper: Identifying the Hostname, Zone, and Technology Prefix" section.

Zone

Enter the same value you entered for the zone-name argument in Step 13 of the "Configuring the Gatekeeper: Identifying the Hostname, Zone, and Technology Prefix" section.


g. For all other required fields on the Trunk Configuration page, configure the fields appropriately for the current Cisco Unified CallManager deployment. For information about each field, see the Cisco Unified CallManager online help or see the administration guide for your specific Cisco Unified CallManager release.

h. Click Insert to add the new trunk to the gatekeeper.

i. Click Reset Trunk to have the changes take effect.

Step 5 Add a new route pattern to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express through the gatekeeper by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Route Plan > Route/Hunt > Route Pattern.

b. In the top right corner, click Add a New Route Pattern.

c. In the Route Pattern Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-16.

Table 7-16 Fields for Adding A New Route Pattern to Cisco Unified CallManager 

Route Pattern Configuration Field
Action

Route Pattern

Enter the phone number that users will use to call in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express. Do not enter any spaces in this field.

Gateway or Route List

Select the value that matches the Device Name you entered for the trunk in Step 4f.


d. Click Insert to add the route pattern to the gatekeeper.

Step 6 (Optional) If you have multiple Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express access numbers, repeat Step 7 for each access number. This includes phone numbers entered on the Usage Configuration page as well as direct meeting dial-in numbers.

Step 7 Proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Adding the Gatekeeper" section.


Related Topics

Required Tasks for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices

This topic describes how to configure Cisco Unified CallManager Express and other Cisco IOS software voice-enabled routers to integrate with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express through a gatekeeper.

This topic is divided into two tasks:

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices: Adding the Gatekeeper

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices: Configuring the Dial Peer

Related Topics

Required Tasks for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices: Adding the Gatekeeper

Before You Begin

If the gatekeeper is already defined in your Cisco IOS router, then do not perform this task. Proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Adding the Gatekeeper" section.

See the "Prerequisites for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper" section.

Complete the task described in the "Configuring the Gatekeeper: Identifying the Hostname, Zone, and Technology Prefix" section.

This task is performed in the Cisco IOS command)-line interface (CLI) of the Cisco router.

Procedure


Step 1 On the Cisco router, enter privileged EXEC mode or any other security level set by a system administrator. Enter your password if prompted.

Router# enable 

Step 2 Enter global configuration mode.

Router# configure terminal 

Step 3 Enter interface configuration mode.

Router(config)# interface type number

Step 4 Configure the IP address and subnet mask used by this gateway.

Router(config-if)# ip address [ip-address] [subnet-mask]

Step 5 (Optional) If you configured a Fast Ethernet interface, configure duplex operation as auto, which specifies the autonegotiation capability. The gateway automatically operates at half or full duplex depending on environmental factors, such as the type of media and transmission speeds for the peer routers, hubs, and switches used in the network configuration.

Router(config-if)# duplex auto

Step 6 (Optional) If you configured a Fast Ethernet interface, configure the speed for this gateway.

Router(config-if)# speed auto

Step 7 Configure this interface as an H.323 gateway interface.

Router(config-if)# h323-gateway voip interface

Step 8 Define the name and location of the gatekeeper for this gateway.

Router(config-if)# h323-gateway voip id [hostname] ipaddr [ip-address]

Step 9 Configure the H.323 name of the gateway identifying this gateway to its associated gatekeeper.

Router(config-if)# h323-gateway voip h323-id hostname

Step 10 Define the technology prefix that the gateway will register with the gatekeeper.

Router(config-if)# h323-gateway voip tech-prefix prefix

prefix—Defines the numbers used as the technology prefixes. Each technology prefix can contain up to 11 characters. Although not strictly necessary, a pound (#) symbol is frequently used as the last digit in a technology prefix. Valid characters are 0 though 9, the pound (#) symbol, and the asterisk (*).

Step 11 Set the source IP address to be used for this gateway. This command binds all H.323 messages from the gateway to this IP address.

Router(config-if)# h323-gateway voip bind srcaddr [ip-address]

Step 12 Exit the current mode.

Router(config-if)# exit

Step 13 Proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices: Configuring the Dial Peer" section.


Example

The following example displays integration between a Cisco IOS voice gateway with an IP address of 1.1.100.1 and a gatekeeper named gk-1 that has an IP address of 1.1.100.200.

interface FastEthernet0/0 
 ip address 1.1.100.1 255.255.255.0 
 duplex auto 
 speed auto 
 h323-gateway voip interface 
 h323-gateway voip id gk-1 ipaddr 1.1.100.200 1719 
 h323-gateway voip h323-id cme1 
 h323-gateway voip tech-prefix 1# 
 h323-gateway voip bind srcaddr 1.1.100.1

Related Topics

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices: Configuring the Dial Peer

This topic describes how to enable your call-control device to route calls to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express by configuring a dial peer. Configuring dial peers is the key to implementing dial plans and providing voice services over an IP packet network. Dial peers are used to identify call source and destination endpoints and to define the characteristics applied to each call leg in the call connection.

Before You Begin

See the "Prerequisites for Integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call Control Devices" section.

Complete the task described in the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices: Adding the Gatekeeper" section.

This task is performed in the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) of the router. For more information about the Cisco IOS commands used in this procedure, see the Cisco IOS Commands Master List for your Cisco IOS software major release.

Procedure


Step 1 On the Cisco router, enter privileged EXEC mode or any other security level set by a system administrator. Enter your password if prompted.

Router# enable 

Step 2 Enter global configuration mode.

Router# configure terminal 

Step 3 Enter dial peer voice configuration mode and define a remote voice over IP (VoIP) dial peer.

Router(config)# dial-peer voice number voip

number—is one or more digits that identify the dial peer. Valid entries are from 1 to 2147483647.

voip—indicates a VoIP peer that uses voice encapsulation on the IP network.

Step 4 Route calls to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server.

Router(config-dialpeer)# destination-pattern digits

digits—indicates the numbers that match the destination pattern.

Step 5 (Optional) Provide a comment or a description to help you remember what is attached to this interface.

Router(config-dialpeer)# description string

Step 6 Specify the network specific address for this dial peer to use Registration, Admission, and Status (RAS) signaling

Router(config-dialpeer)# session target ras

Step 7 Configure the router to use dual tone multifrequency (DTMF) relay to transport DTMF digits.

Router(config-dialpeer)# dtmf-relay h245-alphanumeric

Step 8 Configure the router to use a particular codec.

Router(config-dialpeer)# codec [g711ulaw | g711alaw]

Step 9 Disable voice activity detection (VAD) for the calls using this dial peer.

Router(config-dialpeer)# [no] vad 

Step 10 Exit the current mode.

Router(config-dialpeer)# exit

Step 11 Proceed to the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Adding the Gatekeeper" section.


Example

The following example displays dial peers that were configured to direct calls to a primary Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express number and an alternate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express number using RAS.

!
dial-peer voice 1 voip 
 destination-pattern 7777 
 description MP express main number 
 session target ras 
 dtmf-relay h245-alphanumeric 
 codec g711ulaw 
 no vad
! 
dial-peer voice 2 
 voip destination-pattern 7000 
 description MP express alternate number 
 session target ras 
 dtmf-relay h245-alphanumeric 
 codec g711ulaw 
 no vad

Related Topics

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Adding the Gatekeeper

This topic describes how to add a gatekeeper to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express in an H.323 environment.

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Prerequisites for Integrating With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Configure your call-control device by completing one of the following tasks:

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager, see the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the Gatekeeper, Trunk, and Route Pattern" section.

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express or a Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router, see the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Standards-Based H.323 Call-Control Devices" section.

This task is completed in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Administration Center.

When you modify the parameters on the H.323 Configuration page, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express reinitializes H.323 signaling with the call-control device, for example, Cisco Unified CallManager. During the reinitialization process, which can take up to 2 minutes, calls and voice meetings may be affected.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 2 Click Administration at the top of the page.

Step 3 On the left side of the page:

a. Click System Configuration.

b. Click Call Configuration.

c. Click H.323 Configuration.

Step 4 In the H.323 Configuration page, configure the fields in Table 7-17.

Table 7-17 Required H.323 Configuration on Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express for Integration With a Gatekeeper 

H.323 Configuration Page Field
Required Value

H.323 enabled

Yes

Local H.323 port

1720

Use gatekeeper

Yes

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper IP address


Step 5 Click Save.

Step 6 On the left side of the page:

a. Click System Configuration.

b. Click Call Configuration.

c. Click Dial Configuration.

Step 7 In the Dial Configuration Page, configure the Outdials field to H.323.

Step 8 Click Save.

Step 9 Test this integration by placing a call from any phone to the phone number that is used to access the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system. You should hear the "Welcome to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express" greeting.


Related Topics

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

About This Page: H.323 Configuration, page C-75

About This Page: Dial Configuration, page C-42

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express supports integration with various devices in a SIP call-control environment. To deploy Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express in a SIP environment, your network must have one of the following applications to route calls:

Cisco Unified CallManager

Cisco Unified CallManager Express

Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router

Cisco SIP Proxy Server

Topics in this section include:

Prerequisites for Integration in a SIP Environment

Cisco Unified CallManager Restrictions for Integration in a SIP Environment

Required Tasks for Integration in a SIP Environment

Prerequisites for Integration in a SIP Environment

Verify that the versions of your call-control device and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express are compatible. See the Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Verify that your IP telephony network is working properly. For example:

Verify that the Cisco Unified IP Phones are connected and added to the database of your call-control device.

Verify that you can place and receive internal and external calls on the Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Cisco Unified CallManager Restrictions for Integration in a SIP Environment

The number of simultaneous calls through the SIP trunk is limited by the number of available Media Termination Point (MTP) resources. This limitation exists because SIP uses in-band RFC 2833 for DTMF tones while H.323, MGCP, TAPI/JTAPI and SCCP all use out-of-band DTMF in Cisco Unified CallManager. The following restrictions and conditions apply:

Do not configure more than 48 MTP resources on the Cisco Unified CallManager server. Since each call requires two streams to the MTP device, with one Cisco Unified CallManager server and no external hardware MTP resources, the SIP trunk can support only up to 24 calls.

If you have a cluster of Cisco Unified CallManager servers, then each server in the cluster can provide up to 48 MTP resources to support calls through the SIP trunk. For example, a cluster with two Cisco Unified CallManager servers can support up to 48 calls over the SIP trunk.

For external hardware MTP resources, you can use a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Communication Media Module (CMM) with at least one Ad-Hoc Conferencing and Transcoding (ACT) Port Adapter. This combination provides 512 MTP resources.

You can avoid the MTP resource issue altogether by using an H.323 connection through a gatekeeper between Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express and Cisco Unified CallManager.

Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x requires DSP resources to transcode calls in other codecs to G.711. Without the transcoding, only G.711 calls can be accepted by Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express over the SIP trunk from Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x. For information about supported Cisco DSP resources for transcoding, see the Cisco Unified CallManager System Guide.

Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x does not support RFC 3515, the SIP Refer Method of transferring calls. Therefore, if you use a SIP trunk to integrate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express with Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x, then calls cannot be transferred to the attendant. Instead, callers hear a busy signal in the situations listed in the "About Operator Assistance" section on page 4-1.

Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Information About Integration With a Call-Control Device Through a Gatekeeper

Required Tasks for Integration in a SIP Environment

The tasks you need to complete depend on the type of call-control device you are using. See Table 7-18 for a task roadmap.

Table 7-18 Roadmap to Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express With a Call-Control Device in a SIP Environment 

Task
Reference

1. Configure your particular call-control device.

See one of the following procedures depending on your call-control device:

If you are using Cisco Unified CallManager, see the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the SIP Trunk and Route Pattern" section.

If you are using Cisco Unified CallManager Express or a Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router, see the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Cisco IOS Software Voice-Enabled Routers: Adding the SIP Gateway and Dial Peer" section.

If you are using Cisco SIP Proxy Server, see the "Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server" section

2. Configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express to connect to your call-control device through a SIP trunk.

See the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to a Call-Control Device Through a SIP Trunk" section.


Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the SIP Trunk and Route Pattern

Perform one of the following tasks, depending on your Cisco Unified CallManager release:

Adding the SIP Trunk and Route Pattern in Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.1

Adding the SIP Trunk and Route Pattern in Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.x

Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Adding the SIP Trunk and Route Pattern in Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.1

This topic describes how to add the SIP trunk to the Cisco Unified CallManager configuration database. This topic also describes how to enable Cisco Unified CallManager to route calls to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express by associating a phone number with the trunk. This association is called a route pattern.

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Prerequisites for Integration in a SIP Environment

Cisco Unified CallManager Restrictions for Integration in a SIP Environment

This task is performed in the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration pages. Because the pages and menus vary by Cisco Unified CallManager release, you may need to see the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration online help for more accurate step-by-step instructions than those provided in this procedure.

Procedure


Step 1 Go to http://ccm-server/ccmadmin/main.asp, where ccm-server is the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the Cisco Unified CallManager server.

Step 2 Log in with your Cisco Unified CallManager administrator username and password.

Step 3 Add a new SIP trunk by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Device > Trunk.

b. In the top right corner, click Add a New Trunk.

c. In the Trunk type field, select SIP Trunk.

d. In the Device Protocol field, select SIP.

e. Click Next.

f. In the Trunk Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-19.

Table 7-19 Fields for Adding A New Trunk to Cisco Unified CallManager 

Trunk Configuration Field
Action

Device Name

Enter a unique identifier for this trunk, such as the name or IP address of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server.

Device Pool

If no device pools are defined, then select Default.

If the Cisco Unified CallManager deployment utilizes customer-defined device pools, then either create a new device pool or choose an existing device pool for a region with a codec that is compatible with the conferencing gateway. Currently, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express supports only the G.711 audio codec.

The device pool specifies a collection of properties for this device including Cisco Unified CallManager Group, Date/Time Group, and Region.

Media Termination Point Required

Check this check box.

Destination Address

Enter the IP address of Port 1 (eth0) of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server.

Destination Port

Incoming Port

Keep the default value of 5060.

If it becomes necessary for you to change this port number, then make sure that you configure the exact same port number in the Local SIP port: field in the SIP Configuration page of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Administration Center.

Outgoing Transport Type

Select UDP.


g. For all other required fields on the Trunk Configuration page, configure the fields appropriately for the current Cisco Unified CallManager deployment. For information about each field, see the Cisco Unified CallManager online help or see the administration guide for your specific Cisco Unified CallManager release.

h. Click Insert to add the new trunk.

Step 4 Add the route pattern to the Cisco Unified CallManager database by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Route Plan > Route/Hunt > Route Pattern.

b. In the top right corner, click Add a New Route Pattern.

c. In the Route Pattern Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-20.

Table 7-20 Fields for Adding A New Route Pattern to Cisco Unified CallManager 

Route Pattern Configuration Field
Action

Route Pattern

Enter the phone number for users to call in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express. This number must match the value configured in the Username: field in the SIP Configuration page of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Administration Center.

Do not enter any spaces in this field.

Gateway or Route List

Select the value that matches the Device Name you entered for the gateway in Step 3f.


d. Click Insert to add the route pattern to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.


Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

About This Page: SIP Configuration, page C-131

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

Adding the SIP Trunk and Route Pattern in Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.x

This topic describes how to add the SIP trunk to the Cisco Unified CallManager configuration database. This topic also describes how to enable Cisco Unified CallManager to route calls to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express by associating a phone number with the trunk. This association is called a route pattern.

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Prerequisites for Integration in a SIP Environment

Cisco Unified CallManager Restrictions for Integration in a SIP Environment

This task is performed in the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration pages. Because the pages and menus vary by Cisco Unified CallManager release, you may need to see the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration online help for more accurate step-by-step instructions than those provided in this procedure. The following procedure was created using Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.0(3).

Procedure


Step 1 Go to http://ccm-server/ccmadmin/main.asp, where ccm-server is the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the Cisco Unified CallManager server.

Step 2 Log in with your Cisco Unified CallManager administrator username and password.

Step 3 Add a new SIP trunk by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Device > Trunk.

b. Click Add New.

c. In the Trunk type field, select SIP Trunk.

d. In the Device Protocol field, select SIP if it is not automatically selected for you.

e. Click Next.

f. In the Trunk Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-21.

Table 7-21 Fields for Adding A New Trunk to Cisco Unified CallManager 

Trunk Configuration Field
Action

Device Name

Enter a unique identifier for this trunk, such as the name or IP address of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server.

Device Pool

If no device pools are defined, then select Default.

If the Cisco Unified CallManager deployment utilizes customer-defined device pools, then either create a new device pool or choose an existing device pool for a region with a codec that is compatible with the conferencing gateway. Currently, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express supports only the G.711 audio codec.

The device pool specifies a collection of properties for this device including Cisco Unified CallManager Group, Date/Time Group, and Region.

Media Termination Point Required

Check this check box.

Destination Address

Enter the IP address of Port 1 (eth0) of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server.

Destination Port

Keep the default value of 5060.

If it becomes necessary for you to change this port number, then make sure that you configure the exact same port number in the Local SIP port: field in the SIP Configuration page of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Administration Center.

SIP Trunk Security Profile

Select Non Secure SIP Trunk Profile.

SIP Profile

Select Standard SIP Profile.

DTMF Signaling Method

Select RFC 2833.


g. For all other required fields on the Trunk Configuration page, configure the fields appropriately for the current Cisco Unified CallManager deployment. For information about each field, see the Cisco Unified CallManager online help or see the administration guide for your specific Cisco Unified CallManager release.

h. Click Save to add the new trunk.

Step 4 Configure the standard SIP profile by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Device > Device Settings > SIP Profile.

b. To list all SIP profiles, click Find without entering anything in the Search Options fields.

c. Under Search Results, click Standard SIP Profile.

d. On the SIP Profile Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-22.

Table 7-22 Fields for Configuring the Standard SIP Profile in Cisco Unified CallManager

SIP Profile Field
Action

Default MTP Telephony Event Payload Type

Keep the default value of 101.

If it becomes necessary for you to change this number, then make sure that you configure the exact same number in the RFC2833 payload type field on the SIP Configuration page of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Administration Center.

Disable Early Media on 180

Ensure that this check box is not selected.


e. For all other required fields on the SIP Profile Configuration page, configure the fields appropriately for the current Cisco Unified CallManager deployment. For information about each field, see the Cisco Unified CallManager online help or see the administration guide for your specific Cisco Unified CallManager release.

f. Click Save.

Step 5 Configure the nonsecure SIP trunk profile by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click System > Security Profile > SIP Trunk Security Profile.

b. To list all SIP trunk security profiles, click Find without entering anything in the Search Options fields.

c. Under Search Results, click Non Secure SIP Trunk Profile.

d. On the SIP Trunk Security Profile Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-23.

Table 7-23 Fields for Configuring the Non Secure SIP Trunk Profile in Cisco Unified CallManager

SIP Trunk Security Profile Information Field
Action

Incoming Transport Type

Keep the default value of TCP+UDP.

Outgoing Transport Type

Select UDP.


e. For all other required fields on the SIP Trunk Security Profile Configuration page, configure the fields appropriately for the current Cisco Unified CallManager deployment. For information about each field, see the Cisco Unified CallManager online help or see the administration guide for your specific Cisco Unified CallManager release.

f. Click Save.

Step 6 Add the route pattern to the Cisco Unified CallManager database by completing the following actions:

a. In the menu at the top of the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration page, click Call Routing > Route/Hunt > Route Pattern.

b. Click Add New.

c. In the Route Pattern Configuration page, configure the fields described in Table 7-24.

Table 7-24 Fields for Adding A New Route Pattern to Cisco Unified CallManager 

Route Pattern Configuration Field
Action

Route Pattern

Enter the phone number for users to call in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express. This number must match the value configured in the Username: field in the SIP Configuration page of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Administration Center.

Do not enter any spaces in this field.

Gateway/Route List

Select the value that matches the Device Name you entered for the gateway in Step 3f.


d. For all other required fields on the Route Pattern Configuration page, configure the fields appropriately for the current Cisco Unified CallManager deployment. For information about each field, see the Cisco Unified CallManager online help or see the administration guide for your specific Cisco Unified CallManager release.

e. Click Save to add the route pattern to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

f. Click OK to any pop-up dialog box messages that you see.


Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

About This Page: SIP Configuration, page C-131

Information About Integration With Cisco Unified CallManager

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Cisco IOS Software Voice-Enabled Routers: Adding the SIP Gateway and Dial Peer

This topic describes how to configure Cisco call-control devices other than Cisco Unified CallManager for the SIP voice over IP (VoIP) service.

For further information about Cisco IOS and SIP configuration, see the Cisco IOS SIP Configuration Guide for your Cisco IOS software major release.

This topic is divided in to four tasks:

Shutting Down or Enabling Voice over IP (VoIP) Service on the Cisco Gateway

Configuring SIP Server Support

Verifying SIP Gateway Status

Configuring SIP Support for Voice Dial Peers

Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Shutting Down or Enabling Voice over IP (VoIP) Service on the Cisco Gateway

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Prerequisites for Integration in a SIP Environment

This task is performed in the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) of the Cisco router. For more information about the Cisco IOS commands used in this procedure, see the Cisco IOS Commands Master List for your Cisco IOS software major release.

Procedure


Step 1 On the Cisco router, enter privileged EXEC mode or any other security level set by a system administrator. Enter your password if prompted.

Router# enable 

Step 2 Enter global configuration mode.

Router# configure terminal 

Step 3 Enter voice-service VoIP configuration mode.

Router(config)# voice service voip

Step 4 Enter SIP configuration mode.

Router(config-voi-serv)# sip

Step 5 Shut down or enable VoIP call services for the selected submode.

Router(config-serv-sip)# [no] call service stop [forced] [maintain-registration]

To stop SIP service without killing active calls, choose the maintain registration attribute, that is:

Router(config-serv-sip)# call service stop maintain-registration 

To stop SIP service and tear down active calls, choose the forced argument, that is:

Router(config-serv-sip)# call service stop forced

Step 6 Exit the current mode.

Router(config-serv-sip)# exit

Step 7 Proceed to the "Configuring SIP Server Support" section.


Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Cisco IOS Software Voice-Enabled Routers: Adding the SIP Gateway and Dial Peer

Configuring SIP Server Support

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Prerequisites for Integration in a SIP Environment

Complete the task described in the "Shutting Down or Enabling Voice over IP (VoIP) Service on the Cisco Gateway" section.

This task is performed in the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) of the Cisco router. For more information about the Cisco IOS commands used in this procedure, see the Cisco IOS Commands Master List for your Cisco IOS software major release.

Procedure


Step 1 On the Cisco router, enter privileged EXEC mode or any other security level set by a system administrator. Enter your password if prompted.

Router# enable 

Step 2 Enter global configuration mode.

Router# configure terminal 

Step 3 Enter SIP user-agent configuration mode.

Router(config)# sip-ua

Step 4 Register E.164 numbers with an external SIP proxy or SIP registrar server.

Router(config-sip-ua)# registrar [dns:address] [ipv4:ip-address] expires seconds [tcp] 
[secondary]

dns:address—Domain-name server that resolves the name of the dial peer to receive calls.

ipv4:ip-address:—IP address of the dial peer to receive calls.

expires seconds—Default registration time, in seconds.

tcp—Sets transport layer protocol to TCP. UDP is the default.

secondary—(Optional) Specifies registration with a secondary SIP proxy or registrar for redundancy purposes.

Step 5 Specify the network address (IP address or hostname) of the SIP proxy server.

Router(config-sip-ua)# sip-server [ipv4:ip-address] [dns:address] 

Step 6 Exit the current mode.

Router(config-sip-ua)# exit

Step 7 Proceed to the "Verifying SIP Gateway Status" section.


Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Cisco IOS Software Voice-Enabled Routers: Adding the SIP Gateway and Dial Peer

Verifying SIP Gateway Status

Before You Begin

Complete the task described in the "Configuring SIP Server Support" section.

This task is performed in the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) of the Cisco router. For more information about the Cisco IOS commands used in this procedure, see the Cisco IOS Commands Master List for your Cisco IOS software major release.

Procedure


Step 1 Use the following commands on the Cisco router to verify your SIP gateway status:

Router # show sip service

Router # show sip-ua register status

Router # show sip-ua statistics

Router # show sip-ua status

Router # show sip-ua timers

Step 2 Proceed to the "Configuring SIP Support for Voice Dial Peers" section.


Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Cisco IOS Software Voice-Enabled Routers: Adding the SIP Gateway and Dial Peer

Configuring SIP Support for Voice Dial Peers

This topic describes how to enable your call-control device to route calls to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express using SIP. Configuring dial peers is the key to implementing dial plans and providing voice services over an IP packet network. Dial peers are used to identify call source and destination endpoints and to define the characteristics applied to each call leg in the call connection.

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Prerequisites for Integration in a SIP Environment

Complete the "Verifying SIP Gateway Status" section.

This task is performed in the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) of the router. For more information about the Cisco IOS commands used in this procedure, see the Cisco IOS Commands Master List for your Cisco IOS software major release.

Procedure


Step 1 On the Cisco router, enter privileged EXEC mode or any other security level set by a system administrator. Enter your password if prompted.

Router# enable 

Step 2 Enter global configuration mode.

Router# configure terminal 

Step 3 Enter dial peer voice configuration mode and define a remote voice over IP (VoIP) dial peer.

Router(config)# dial-peer voice number voip

number—One or more digits that identify the dial peer. Valid entries are from 1 to 2147483647.

voip—Indicates a VoIP peer that uses voice encapsulation on the IP network.

Step 4 Enter the session protocol type.

Router(config-dialpeer)# session protocol sipv2

sipv2—Configures the dial peer to use IETF SIP.

Step 5 Configure the router to use a particular codec.

Router(config-dialpeer)# codec [g711ulaw | g711alaw]} 

Step 6 Configure the router to use dual tone multifrequency (DTMF) relay to transport DTMF digits.

Router(config-dialpeer)# dtmf-relay rtp-nte

Step 7 Specify a network-specific address for a dial peer.

Router(config-dialpeer)# session target {sip-server | dns:[hostname]| 
ipv4:ip-address:[port-num]}

sip-server— Sets the session target to the global SIP server. Used when the sip-server command has already specified the host name or IP address of the SIP server interface.

dns:hostname—Sets the global SIP server interface to a domain name server (DNS) host name. A valid DNS host name takes the following format: name.gateway.xyz.

ipv4:ip-address:—Sets the IP address.

port-num—(Optional) Sets the UDP port number for the SIP server.


Note Wildcards can be used when defining the session target for VoIP peers


Step 8 Disable voice activity detection (VAD) for the calls using this dial peer.

Router(config-dialpeer)# [no] vad 

Step 9 Exit the current mode.

Router(config-dialpeer)# exit

Example

The following example displays a dial peer that was configured to direct calls to a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express number by using SIP. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express IP address is configured as 10.8.17.42.

!
dial-peer voice 123 voip
 destination-pattern [12]...
 session protocol sipv2
 session target ipv4:10.8.17.42
 dtmf-relay rtp-nte
 codec g711ulaw
 no vad

Related Topics

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Cisco IOS Software Voice-Enabled Routers: Adding the SIP Gateway and Dial Peer

Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server

The Cisco SIP proxy server (Cisco SPS) is a call-control software package that enables service providers and others to build scalable, reliable packet voice networks and to provide call-session management in a VoIP network. It can also serve as a registrar or redirect server. It provides a full array of call-routing capabilities for maximizing network performance in both small and large packet voice networks.

Cisco SPS has the capabilities of an edge proxy server, performing such functions as authentication, accounting, registration, network-access control, and security. It can also has the capabilities of an infrastructure proxy server, performing such functions as next-hop routing based on received or translated destination URLs.

This topic describes how to configure Cisco SPS to recognize Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express as an endpoint. It is comprised of two tasks:

Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server: Adding Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express as a Subscriber

Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server: Configuring a Route


Note For detailed information about how to install, configure, and manage Cisco SPS, see the Installation Guide or Administrator Guide for your Cisco SIP proxy server release.


Related Topics

Required Tasks for Integration in a SIP Environment

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server: Adding Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express as a Subscriber

A subscriber is a SIP endpoint that has static, configurable subscriber information. This topic describes how to add Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express as a subscriber to Cisco SIP proxy server (SPS).

Before You Begin

Install and configure your Cisco SPS by using the instructions in the Cisco SIP Proxy Server documentation.

Procedure


Step 1 From the Cisco SPS main menu, click Subscribers.

Step 2 To add a new subscriber, do the following:

a. Click Add.

b. Enter Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express information. Any field that has a red asterisk must have an entry.

c. Click Submit.


Related Topics

Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server: Configuring a Route

You can add, change, or delete dynamic and static routes.

A dynamic route is a path through the network that is automatically calculated according to routing protocols and routing update messages. A static route is a fixed path through the network that you explicitly configure. Static routes take precedence over dynamic routes and are synchronized among farm members. Configurable route information includes the following:

Destination pattern and type

Next hop and next-hop port

Transport protocol

Priority and weight

Tech-prefix action

Allow less-specific route

Route block

In service

Label

Define destination patterns for routes when setting up a static route with Cisco SIP Proxy Server (SPS) as follows:

Use user=phone when routing based on the phone number in the user portion.

Example: +14085550122@cisco.com; user=phone (where 140855501222 is an E.164 number)

Example: 50122@cisco.com; user=phone (where 50122 is an unambiguous extension within the cisco.com domain)

Use user=ip when routing based on the domain portion (also known as domain routing).

You can use any of the characters included in the following directive when specifying a destination pattern, with the following caveat:

NumericUsernameCharacterSet—Set of characters that Cisco SPS uses to determine whether the user-information portion of a Request-URI is in a category that applies to the "NumericUsernameInterpretation" processing step. This set does not apply to any user-information parameters.

Default is +0123456789.-() (global phone number combinations). For more information on this directive, see the sipd.conf file.


Caution Some characters are treated as visual separators (examples: ( ) . -). These characters are removed before looking in the route database. Do not include them when defining a route destination pattern.

Special characters for defining a route are as follows:

* indicates a multiple-digit wildcard (example: 9* matches 911, 914085551212)

. indicates a single-digit wildcard (example: 9.. matches 911, but not 9111)

\* indicates an actual * character (example: \*69 matches *69)

Before You Begin

Install and configure your Cisco SPS by using the instructions in the Cisco SIP Proxy Server documentation.

Complete the task described in the "Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server: Adding Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express as a Subscriber" section.

Procedure


Step 1 From the Cisco SPS main menu, click Routes.

Step 2 Display existing routes by performing a search with the search tool.

Step 3 To add a new route, do the following:

a. Click Add.

b. Enter route information. Any field that has a red asterisk must have an entry.

c. Click Submit.


Related Topics

Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment

Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express: Connecting to a Call-Control Device Through a SIP Trunk

This topic describes how to configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express to connect directly to a supported call-control device through a SIP trunk.

Before You Begin

Read the following sections:

Prerequisites for Integration in a SIP Environment

Cisco Unified CallManager Restrictions for Integration in a SIP Environment

Configure your call-control device:

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager, complete the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager: Adding the SIP Trunk and Route Pattern" section.

If you are integrating with Cisco Unified CallManager Express or a Cisco IOS software voice-enabled router, complete the tasks described in the "Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Other Cisco IOS Software Voice-Enabled Routers: Adding the SIP Gateway and Dial Peer" section.

If you are integrating with Cisco SIP Proxy Server, complete the "Configuring Cisco SIP Proxy Server" section.

This task is completed in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Administration Center.

Procedure


Step 1 Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Step 2 Click Administration at the top of the page.

Step 3 On the left side of the page:

a. Click System Configuration.

b. Click Call Configuration.

c. Click SIP Configuration.

Step 4 In the SIP Configuration page, configure the fields in Table 7-25.

Table 7-25 Required Configuration for SIP Configuration Page on Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express for Integration Through a SIP Trunk 

SIP Configuration Page Field
Required Value

SIP enabled?

Yes

Local SIP port:

5060 (default)

SIP proxy server 1:

IP address of the call-control device or SIP proxy server.

SIP calls initiated by Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express are directed to this IP address. If you have a cluster of call-control devices, then enter the IP address of the primary call-processing server in the cluster.

SIP proxy server 2:

SIP proxy server 3:

SIP proxy server 4:

SIP proxy server 5:

SIP proxy server 6:

IP addresses of other call-control devices or SIP proxy servers in a cluster that provides call-processing redundancy, if any.

Note If the primary call-control application goes down, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express cannot complete dialed-out calls. These fields enable only incoming calls to be routed by the failover call-control application.


Step 5 Click Save.

Step 6 On the left side of the page:

a. Click System Configuration.

b. Click Call Configuration.

c. Click Dial Configuration.

Step 7 In the Dial Configuration Page, configure the Outdials field to SIP.

Step 8 Click Save.

Step 9 Test this integration by placing a call from any phone to the phone number that is used to access the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system. You should hear the "Welcome to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express" greeting.


Related Topics

Required Tasks for Integration in a SIP Environment

Information About Integration in a SIP Environment