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Multimedia Conference Manager with Voice Gateway Image with RSVP to ATM SVC Mapping

Feature Overview

MCM, Gatekeeper, Proxy, and Gateway

ATM Non-Real-Time VBR SVC Support for Video

Benefits

Restrictions

Related Features and Technologies

Related Documents

Supported Platforms

Supported Standards, MIBs, and RFCs

Prerequisites

Configuration Tasks

Configuring the Proxy and T.120

Configuring the Gatekeeper to Support Zone Bandwidth

Configuring RSVP-ATM QoS Interworking

Verifying Configuration

Configuration Examples

Cisco IP/VC 3510 MCU with Cisco IOS MCM/Proxy

Command Reference

bandwidth

bandwidth remote

h323 interface

h323 t120

show gatekeeper status

show gatekeeper zone status

show proxy h323 status

Glossary


Multimedia Conference Manager with Voice Gateway Image with RSVP to ATM SVC Mapping


April 10, 2001
Release 12.1(5)T

This feature module describes the Multimedia Conference Manager with Voice Gateway Image with RSVP to ATM SVC Mapping feature. It includes information on the following topics:

Feature Overview

Supported Platforms

Supported Standards, MIBs, and RFCs

Prerequisites

Configuration Tasks

Configuration Examples

Command Reference

Glossary

Feature Overview

This feature is designed to deliver the Cisco H.323 gatekeeper, proxy, and voice gateway solutions with routing as a single Cisco IOS image. In addition, the ability to map H.323 Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) reservations to ATM non-real-time variable bit rate (nRTVBR) switched virtual circuits (SVCs) has also been incorporated for guaranteeing quality of service (QoS) over ATM backbones for video applications.

MCM, Gatekeeper, Proxy, and Gateway

The H.323 Multimedia Conference Manager (MCM) provides the network administrator with the ability to identify H.323 traffic and apply appropriate policies. H.323 MCM is implemented on Cisco IOS software. MCM provides a network manager with the ability to limit the H.323 traffic on the LAN and WAN; provides user accounting for records based on the service utilization; injects QoS for the H.323 traffic generated by applications such as VoIP, data conferencing and video conferencing; and provides the mechanism to implement security for H.323 communications. In addition to this functionality, this new and separate image also incorporates Cisco voice gateway and routing functionalities in the same image.

For more detailed information about the MCM, see Multimedia Conference Manager for Cisco IOS Release 12.0(3)T.

ATM Non-Real-Time VBR SVC Support for Video

ATM non-real-time variable bit rate (nRTVBR) switched virtual circuit (SVC) service operates much like X.25 SVC service, although ATM allows much higher throughput. Virtual circuits are created and released dynamically, providing user bandwidth on demand. This service requires a signaling protocol between the router and the switch. Each ATM node is required to establish a separate connection to every other node in the ATM network with which it needs to communicate. All such connections are established using a permanent virtual circuit (PVC) or an SVC with an ATM signaling mechanism.

With this feature, customers that use ATM backbones can guarantee that video sessions traverse that backbone with QoS features enabled. The Cisco IOS image takes H.323 RSVP reservations and maps them to ATM nRTVBR SVCs that are dynamically established and torn down when video sessions are established and terminated. End-to-end IP routing across the network backbone is no longer required to guarantee video QoS.

Benefits

One-Box Solution

By incorporating the gateway into the MCM image, customers can reduce their overall cost of ownership. What was historically a two-box solution is now reduced to one box. Not only is this a cost savings to the customer, but also one less box to manage.

Bandwidth and Resource Management

Users can stipulate bandwidth limits for each video conferencing connection as well as an aggregate bandwidth limit for all video conferencing sessions. This is not an attempt to provide line conditioning, rather the ability to provide notification to endpoints of bandwidth limitations.

NetMeeting Capabilities

The Proxy can now forward T.120 connections, thus enhancing real-time data conferencing capabilities.

Load-Balancing

The gatekeeper has been enhanced to perform load-balancing functionality for external H.323 v2 gateways.

Call Accounting

The MCM supports Call Accounting functionality for proxied calls. Proxied calls are recorded into call history to provide additional call detail information.

CallManager Environments

Necessary gatekeeper functionality within a Cisco IOS gateway device has been integrated to save costs and increase reliability of IP telephony systems. Use of an H.323 gatekeeper is recommended for multiple CallManagers or CallManager cluster domains. This provides critical Connection Admission Control (CAC) between domains to guarantee that the number of calls between locations does not exceed available bandwidth.

Restrictions

Permanent virtual pathways (PVPs) are supported only on OC-3 cards and DS3/E3 cards. Neither the T1-IMA cards nor the T1 interface on the Cisco MC3810 supports PVPs.

T.120 proxy has been tested and proven to work with Microsoft NetMeeting 3.01. Based on testing, T.120 proxying does not currently work with VCon endpoints. T.120 proxy works only with endpoints that can connect to ports other than the default port of 1503. Microsoft NetMeeting 3.01 can do this, but VCon cannot.

Some older H.323 endpoint implementations, especially those used in video conferencing, may not be able to connect to an H.225 call setup port number other than 1720. If you have to use those endpoints with the MCM proxy feature, consider using an image without the Cisco H.323 VoIP gateway (an -ix- image).

ATM-25 cards have not been tested for interoperability with this feature.

Related Features and Technologies

ATM SVCs

ATM SVCs are ATM connections setup and maintained by a standardized signaling mechanism between ATM CPE (ATM user end systems) across a Cisco StrataCom network. ATM SVCs are created on user demand and removed when the call is over, thus freeing up network resources.

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is the international standard for cell relay in which multiple service types (such as voice, video, or data) are conveyed in fixed-length (53-byte) cells. Fixed-length cells allow cell processing to occur in hardware, thereby reducing transit delays. ATM is designed to take advantage of high-speed transmission media such as E3, SONET, and T3.

A switched virtual circuit (SVC) only exists when there is data to send and a calling process has been initiated. With a switched virtual circuit, there must be some signaling mechanism to build a connection each time the user needs it. In addition, when the call is disconnected, there must be a mechanism for the orderly disconnection of the call, and the network's resources must be relinquished. During a disconnect, the Cisco StrataCom network sweeps through its connection tables and removes the connection.

Multimedia Conference Manager for Cisco IOS Release 12.0(3)T

Deploying H.323 applications and services requires careful design and planning both on the network infrastructure and the H.323 devices. The Multimedia Conference Manager provides both gatekeeper and proxy capabilities, which are required for service provisioning and management of H.323 networks. Using Multimedia Conference Manager, you can implement H.323-compliant applications on existing networks in an incremental fashion without upgrades. This feature also provides a rich list of networking capability, including:

A means to implement Quality of Service (QoS), which is required for the successful deployment of H.323 applications.

Inter-zone routing in the E.164 address space. When using H.323-ID format addresses, inter-zone routing is done through domain names.

Non-Real-Time Variable Bit Rate

Non-real-time variable bit rate (nRTVBR) is intended for non-real-time applications that have bursty traffic characteristics and are characterized in terms of a PCR, SCR, and MBS.

Resource Reservation Protocol

The Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) is a network-control protocol that enables Internet applications to obtain special qualities of service (QoSs) for their data flows. RSVP is not a routing protocol; instead, it works in conjunction with routing protocols and installs the equivalent of dynamic access lists along the routes that routing protocols calculate. RSVP occupies the place of a transport protocol in the OSI model seven-layer protocol stack. RSVP originally was conceived by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is now working toward standardization through an RSVP working group.

Related Documents

Configuring H.323 VoIP Gatekeeper for Cisco Access Platforms

Multimedia Conference Manager, Cisco IOS Release 12.0(3)T

New VC Configuration

RSVP-ATM QoS Interworking

Video over ATM Switched Virtual Circuits on the Cisco MC3810

Supported Platforms

Cisco 2600 series

Cisco 3600 series

Cisco 3810

Cisco 7200 series

Supported Standards, MIBs, and RFCs

Standards

New or modified standards supported by this feature:

T.120 is now supported.

MIBs

New or modified MIBs supported by this feature:

CISCO-GATEKEEPER-MIB

CISCO-PROXY-CONTROL-MIB

To obtain lists of MIBs supported by platform and Cisco IOS release and to download MIB modules, go to the Cisco MIB web site on Cisco Connection Online (CCO) at http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml.

RFCs

No new or modified RFCs are supported by this feature.

Prerequisites

For this feature to function properly, you must have 16 megabytes of Flash memory and 64 megabytes of DRAM memory. For the Cisco 3660 and Cisco 7200 series, 96 megabytes of DRAM is required.

Configuration Tasks

See the following sections for configuration tasks for the Multimedia Conference Manager (MCM) with Voice Gateway Image with RSVP to ATM SVC Mapping feature. Each task in the list indicates if the task is optional or required.

Configuring the Proxy and T.120 (Required)

Configuring the Gatekeeper to Support Zone Bandwidth (Required)

Configuring RSVP-ATM QoS Interworking (Required)

Configuring the Proxy and T.120

To configure the MCM for voice, video, and data traffic, refer to the Cisco IOS Release 12.0(3)T document Multimedia Conference Manager.

To configure the MCM for this feature, follow these steps:

 
Command
Purpose/Comment

Step 1 

Router(config)# proxy h323

Enables the proxy's activity. If the current running state has the negative specified, the proxy is dormant.

Step 2 

Router(config)# ip routing

Makes sure that Fast Switching is enabled, which is required for the T.120 feature.

Step 3 

Router(config)# interface interface type number [name-tag]

Enters interface configuration mode.

Step 4 

Router(config-if)# ip route-cache same-interface

Tells the proxy that when sending the packets out, it should use the same interface that the packets came in on. The packets are sent within the interrupt service context. Otherwise, the packets are queued for processing by the Cisco IOS, which is slower and may lead to packet loss.

Step 5 

Router(config-if)# h323 interface [port number]

Enables proxy on this interface. With this feature, a port can be assigned. To use the default port, enter no h323 interface and then h323 interface.

Step 6 

Router(config-if)# h323 h323-id

Specifies the name of the proxy being registered with the gatekeeper.

Note It is recommended that this be a fully qualified e-mail ID, with the domain name being the same as that of its gatekeeper.

If the proxy has registered successfully on a Cisco MCM gatekeeper, you can see the name of the proxy when you enter the show gatekeeper endpoints command.

Step 7 

Router(config-if)# h323 gatekeeper [id gatekeeper-id] {ipaddr ipaddr [port] | multicast}


Specifies the gatekeeper interface for registration. You can specify a gatekeeper name (with id), IP address (with ipaddr), and port. You can also tell the proxy to use a well-known multicast address to discover a gatekeeper.

Step 8 

Router(config-if)# h323 t120 {bypass | proxy}

Enables T.120 proxy capabilities on the router. To disable the T.120 proxy, enter h323 t120 bypass.

Step 9 

Router(config-if)# exit

Exits interface configuration mode.

Configuring the Gatekeeper to Support Zone Bandwidth

To configure the gatekeeper to support zone bandwidth, use the bandwidth command, beginning in gatekeeper configuration mode. For more information on configuring gatekeepers, refer to the document Configuring H.323 VoIP Gatekeeper for Cisco Access Platforms.

 
Command
Purpose/Comment

Step 1 

Router(config)# gatekeeper

Enters gatekeeper configuration mode.

Step 2 

Router(config-gk)# bandwidth session {interzone | 
total | session} {default | zone zone-name} 
bandwidth-size 

Specifies the maximum bandwidth allowed for a session in Zone to 500 kbps.

Step 3 

Router(config-gk)# bandwidth remote bandwidth-size 

Specifies the total bandwidth for H.323 traffic between this gatekeeper and another gatekeeper.

Step 4 

Router(config-gk)# exit

Exits gatekeeper configuration mode.

Configuring RSVP-ATM QoS Interworking

The RSVP-ATM Quality of Service (QoS) Interworking feature provides support for Controlled Load Service using RSVP over an ATM core network. This feature requires the ability to signal for establishment of switched virtual circuits (SVCs) across the ATM cloud in response to RSVP reservation messages. To meet this requirement, RSVP over ATM supports mapping of RSVP sessions to ATM SVCs. Refer to the document RSVP-ATM QoS Interworking for information on how to configure RSVP over an ATM core network.

Verifying Configuration


Step 1 Enter the show gatekeeper status command to see information about the remote bandwidth.

Router# show gatekeeper status

Gatekeeper State:UP
Zone Name:       DVM1
Zone Name:       DVM2
Zone Name:       test1
Accounting:      DISABLED
Security:        DISABLED
Maximum Remote Bandwidth:
Current Remote Bandwidth:0 kbps

Step 2 Enter the show gatekeeper zone status command. This displays the bandwidth information for all zones.

Router# show gatekeeper zone status
                         GATEKEEPER ZONES
                         ================
GK name      Domain Name   RAS Address     PORT  FLAGS
-------      -----------   -----------     ----- -----

DVM1         dvm1.com      172.28.129.50   1719  LS
  BANDWIDTH INFORMATION (kbps) :
    Maximum interzone bandwidth :
    Current interzone bandwidth :   0
    Maximum total bandwidth :
    Current total bandwidth :   0
    Maximum session   bandwidth :
  SUBNET ATTRIBUTES :
    All Other Subnets :(Enabled)
  PROXY USAGE CONFIGURATION :
    Inbound Calls from DVM2 :
      to terminals in local zone DVM1 :use proxy
      to gateways in local zone DVM1  :do not use proxy
    Outbound Calls to DVM2 :
      from terminals in local zone DVM1 :use proxy
      from gateways in local zone DVM1  :use proxy
    Inbound Calls from all other zones :
      to terminals in local zone DVM1 :use proxy
      to gateways in local zone DVM1  :do not use proxy
    Outbound Calls to all other zones :
      from terminals in local zone DVM1 :use proxy
      from gateways in local zone DVM1  :do not use proxy

DVM2         dvm2.com      172.28.129.50   1719  LS
  BANDWIDTH INFORMATION (kbps) :
    Maximum interzone bandwidth :
    Current interzone bandwidth :   0
    Maximum total bandwidth :
    Current total bandwidth :   0
    Maximum session   bandwidth :
  SUBNET ATTRIBUTES :
    All Other Subnets :(Enabled)
  PROXY USAGE CONFIGURATION :
    Inbound Calls from all other zones :
      to terminals in local zone DVM2 :use proxy
      to gateways in local zone DVM2  :do not use proxy
    Outbound Calls to all other zones :
      from terminals in local zone DVM2 :use proxy
      from gateways in local zone DVM2  :do not use proxy

test1        cisco.com     172.28.129.50   1719  LS
  BANDWIDTH INFORMATION (kbps) :   Maximum session   bandwidth :
  SUBNET ATTRIBUTES :
    All Other Subnets :(Enabled)
  PROXY USAGE CONFIGURATION :
    Inbound Calls from all other zones :
      to terminals in local zone test1 :use proxy
      to gateways in local zone test1  :do not use proxy
    Outbound Calls to all other zones :
      from terminals in local zone test1 :use proxy
      from gateways in local zone test1  :do not use proxy

TEST2        test2.com     172.28.129.54   1719  RS
    Maximum interzone bandwidth :
    Current interzone bandwidth :   0

Step 3 Enter the show proxy h323 status command. This displays information about the proxy such as the T.120 mode and what port is being used.

Router# show proxy h323 status

        H.323 Proxy Status
        ==================
    H.323 Proxy Feature:Enabled
    Proxy interface = Ethernet0:UP
    Proxy IP address = 172.28.129.50
    Proxy IP port = 11720
    Application Specific Routing:Disabled
    RAS Initialization:Complete
    Proxy aliases configured:
      H323_ID:PROXY
    Proxy aliases assigned by Gatekeeper:
      H323_ID:PROXY
    Gatekeeper multicast discovery:Disabled
    Gatekeeper:
        Gatekeeper ID:DVM1
        IP address:172.28.129.50
    Gatekeeper registration succeeded
    T.120 Mode:PROXY
    RTP Statistics:OFF
    Number of calls in progress:0


Configuration Examples

Cisco IP/VC 3510 MCU with Cisco IOS MCM/Proxy

The following example is of an interzone calling configuration with two zones defined as Aspen and Vail.

Figure 1 Interzone Calling Configuration with Two Zones

The terminals are H.323 terminals.

The definitions for the above are as follows:

Aspen Terminal A has an E.164 address of 31.

Aspen Terminal B has an E.164 address of 32.

Aspen Terminal C has an E.164 address of 33.

Aspen IP/VC 3510 MCU has an IP address of 10.0.0.2.

Aspen IP/VC 3510 MCU has three conference prefixes defined 60, 61 and 62.

Aspen MCM GK Proxy has an IP Address of 10.0.0.1.

Domain is cisco.com.

Vail Terminal A has an E.164 address of 21.

Vail Terminal B has an E.164 address of 22.

Vail MCM GK proxy has an IP Address of 12.0.0.1.

Aspen has a zone prefix of 11.

Vail has a zone prefix of 12.

Every device with Aspen in its name is registered with the Aspen gatekeeper, and every device with Vail in its name is registered with the Vail gatekeeper.

The following is the configuration for Aspen MCM GK Proxy:

Hostname         Aspen_MCM_GK_Proxy
Proxy h323 
interface Ethernet0/0
ip address 10.0.0.1 255.0.0.0
h323 interface
h323 qos ip-precedence 6
h323 h323-id aspen-proxy
h323 gatekeeper id aspen ipaddr 10.0.0.1
gatekeeper
zone local aspen   cisco.com 10.0.0.1
zone remote vail cisco.com 12.0.0.1
zone prefix aspen 11
zone prefix vail 12
use-proxy aspen default outbound-from gateway
no shutdown

The following is the configuration for Vail MCM GK Proxy:

Hostname       Vail_MCM_GK_Proxy
Proxy h323
interface Ethernet0/0
ip address 10.0.0.1 255.0.0.0
h323 interface
h323 qos ip-precedence 6
h323 h323-id vail-proxy
h323 gatekeeper id vail ipaddr 12.0.0.1
gatekeeper
zone local vail cisco.com 12.0.0.1
zone remote aspen cisco.com 10.0.0.1
zone prefix aspen 11
zone prefix vail 12
gw-type-prefix 60 hopoff aspen
gw-type-prefix 61 hopoff aspen
gw-type-prefix 62 hopoff aspen
use-proxy aspen default outbound-from gateway
no shutdown

In this example, any terminal registered with the Aspen or Vail gatekeeper may participate in a multiparty call with any participant in either zone. For example, Aspen Terminal A could have a conference with Aspen Terminal C and Vail Terminal A by dialing 61555**33**1221. The conference prefix is 61, the conference password is 555, the invite is **, the E.164 address of Aspen Terminal C is 33, the zone prefix to reach the Vail zone is 12, and the E.164 address of Vail Terminal A is 21.

Alternatively, each terminal could independently dial 61555 to join the conference.

Command Reference

This section documents new or modified commands. All other commands used with this feature are documented in the Cisco IOS Release 12.1 command reference publications.

bandwidth

bandwidth remote

h323 interface

h323 t120

show gatekeeper status *

show gatekeeper zone status *

show proxy h323 status *


Note The asterisk indicates new show command output only. There were no new command keywords, or arguments were developed for these commands.


bandwidth

To specify the maximum aggregate bandwidth for H.323 traffic, use the bandwidth gatekeeper configuration command. To disable, use the no form of this command.

bandwidth {interzone | total | session} {default | zone zone-name} bandwidth-size

no bandwidth {interzone | total | session} {default | zone zone-name} bandwidth-size

Syntax Description

interzone

Specifies the total amount of bandwidth for H.323 traffic from the zone to any other zone.

total

Specifies the total amount of bandwidth for H.323 traffic allowed in the zone.

session

Specifies the maximum bandwidth allowed for a session in the zone.

default

Specifies the default value for all zones.

zone

zone-name

Specifies a particular zone.

Names the particular zone.

bandwidth-size

Maximum bandwidth. For interzone and total, the range is from 1 to 10,000,000 kbps. For session, the range is from 1 to 5,000 kbps.


Defaults

None

Command Modes

Gatekeeper configuration

Command History

Release
Modification

11.3(2)NA

The zone bw command was introduced.

12.1(5)T

The bandwidth command replaces the zone bw command.


Usage Guidelines

In previous Cisco IOS software releases, the functionality of the bandwidth command was obtained by using the zone bw gatekeeper command.

Examples

The following example configures the default maximum bandwidth for all zones to 5,000 kbps:

Router(config)# gatekeeper
Router(config-gk)# bandwidth total default 5000

Related Commands

Command
Description

bandwidth remote

Specifies the total bandwidth for H.323 traffic between this gatekeeper and any other gatekeeper.

h323 interface

Defines which port the proxy will listen on.

h323 t120

Enables the T.120 capabilities on your router and specifies bypass or proxy mode.


bandwidth remote

To specify the total bandwidth for H.323 traffic between this gatekeeper and any other gatekeeper, use the bandwidth remote gatekeeper configuration command. To disable, use the no form of this command.

bandwidth remote bandwidth-size

no bandwidth remote bandwidth-size

Syntax Description

bandwidth-size

Maximum bandwidth. Range is from 1 to 10,000,000 kbps.


Defaults

None

Command Modes

Gatekeeper configuration

Command History

Release
Modification

11.3(2)NA

The zone remote command was introduced.

12.1(5)T

The bandwidth remote command replaces the zone remote command.


Usage Guidelines

In previous Cisco IOS software releases, the functionality of the bandwidth remote command was obtained by using the zone remote gatekeeper command.

Examples

The following example configures the remote maximum bandwidth to 100,000 kbps:

Router(config)# gatekeeper
Router(config-gk)# bandwidth remote 100000

Related Commands

Command
Description

bandwidth

Specifies the maximum aggregate bandwidth for H.323 traffic from a zone to another zone, within a zone, or for a session in a zone.

h323 interface

Defines which port the proxy will listen on.

h323 t120

Enables the T.120 capabilities on your router and specifies bypass or proxy mode.


h323 interface

To select an interface whose IP address will be used by the proxy to register with the gatekeeper, use the h323 interface interface configuration command. To use the default port, use no h323 interface and then h323 interface.

h323 interface [port number]

no h323 interface [port number]

Syntax Description

port number

(Optional) The port number the proxy will listen on for incoming call setup requests. Range is from 1 to 65,356.

The default port number for the proxy is 11,720 in -isx- or -jsx- Cisco IOS images.

The default port number for the proxy is 1720 in -ix- Cisco IOS images, which do not contain the VoIP gateway.


Defaults

Default port number is image dependent; see the Syntax Description table above.

Command Modes

Interface configuration

Command History

Release
Modification

11.3(2)NA

This command was introduced.

12.1(5)T

The ability to specify the proxy port number was added.


Usage Guidelines

At proxy startup, the code checks for the presence of the VoIP gateway subsystem. If the subsystem is found to be present, the proxy code opens and listens for call setup requests on the new port. The proxy then registers this port with the gatekeeper.

Examples

The following example show how to configure Ethernet interface 0 (e0) for incoming call setup requests:

Router(config)# interface e0
Router(config-if)# h323 interface

Related Commands

Command
Description

bandwidth

Specifies the maximum aggregate bandwidth for H.323 traffic from a zone to another zone, within a zone, or for a session in a zone.

bandwidth remote

Specifies the total bandwidth for H.323 traffic between this gatekeeper and any other gatekeeper.

h323 t120

Enables the T.120 capabilities on your router and specifies bypass or proxy mode.


h323 t120

To enable the T.120 capabilities on your router and to specify bypass or proxy mode, use the h323 t120 interface configuration command.

h323 t120 {bypass | proxy}

Syntax Description

bypass

Bypass mode. In this mode, the H.245 Open Logical Channel messages for T.120 data channels are passed unmodified through the proxy, and TCP connections for T.120 are established directly between the two endpoints of the H.323 call.

proxy

Proxy mode. In this mode, the H.245 Open Logical Channel messages for T.120 data channels are modified as they pass through the proxy.


Defaults

Bypass mode

Command Modes

Interface configuration

Command History

Release
Modification

12.1(5)T

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

The no form of this command has no function—the only possible commands are h323 t120 bypass and h323 t120 proxy.

Examples

The following example shows how to enable the T.120 capabilities in proxy mode:

Router(config)# proxy h323
Router(config)# interface e0
Router(config-if)# h323 t120 proxy

Related Commands

Command
Description

bandwidth

Specifies the maximum aggregate bandwidth for H.323 traffic from a zone to another zone, within a zone, or for a session in a zone.

bandwidth remote

Specifies the total bandwidth for H.323 traffic between this gatekeeper and any other gatekeeper.

h323 interface

Defines which port the proxy will listen on.


show gatekeeper status

To show overall gatekeeper status that includes authorization and authentication status, zone status, and so on, use the show gatekeeper status command in EXEC mode.

show gatekeeper status

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Defaults

No default behavior or values.

Command Modes

EXEC

Command History

Release
Modification

11.3(2)NA and 12.0(3)T

This command was introduced.

12.1(5)T

Remote bandwidth output was added.


Examples

The following is sample output from the show gatekeeper status command:

router# show gatekeeper status

Gatekeeper State: UP
Zone Name: gk-px4.cisco.com
Accounting: DISABLED
Security: DISABLED
Maximum Remote Bandwidth:
Current Remote Bandwidth:0 kbps

Table 1 describes the fields contained in the show gatekeeper status sample output.

Table 1 show gatekeeper status Field Descriptions  

Field
Description

Gatekeeper State

The gatekeeper status:

UP is operational

DOWN is administratively shut down

INACTIVE is administratively enabled, that is, the no shutdown command has been issued but no local zones have been configured

HSRP STANDBY indicates the gatekeeper is on hot standby and will take over when the currently active gatekeeper fails.

Zone Name

Zone name.

Accounting

Authorization and accounting status.

Security

Security status.

Maximum Remote Bandwidth

Maximum amount of bandwidth in kbps for the remote gatekeeper.

Current Remote Bandwidth

Current amount of bandwidth used in kbsp for the remote gatekeeper.


Related Commands

Command
Description

show gatekeeper calls

Shows the status of each ongoing call that a gatekeeper is aware of.

show gatekeeper endpoints

Displays the status of all registered endpoints for a gatekeeper.

show gateway

Displays the current gateway status.


show gatekeeper zone status

To display the status of zones related to a gatekeeper, use the show gatekeeper zone status command in privileged EXEC mode.

show gatekeeper zone status

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Defaults

No default behavior or values.

Command Modes

Privileged EXEC

Command History

Release
Modification

11.3(2)NA

This command was introduced.

12.0(5)T

This display format was modified for H.323 Version 2.

12.1(5)T

Bandwidth information added.


Usage Guidelines

Use this command to display the status of all zones related to a gatekeeper.

Examples

The following is an example from the show gatekeeper zone status command:

router# show gatekeeper zone status

                      GATEKEEPER ZONES
                      ================
GK name      Domain Name   RAS Address     PORT  FLAGS MAX-BW   CUR-BW
                                                       (kbps)   (kbps)
-------      -----------   -----------     ----  ----- ------   ------
sj.xyz.com   xyz.com       1.14.93.85      1719  LS             0       
BANDWIDTH INFORMATION (kbps) :
    Maximum interzone bandwidth :
    Current interzone bandwidth :   0
    Maximum total bandwidth :
    Current total bandwidth :   0
    Maximum session   bandwidth :
SUBNET ATTRIBUTES :
    All Other Subnets :(Enabled)
  PROXY USAGE CONFIGURATION :
    inbound Calls from germany.xyz.com :
      to terminals in local zone sj.xyz.com :use proxy
      to gateways in local zone sj.xyz.com  :do not use proxy
    Outbound Calls to germany.xyz.com
      from terminals in local zone germany.xyz.com :use proxy
      from gateways in local zone germany.xyz.com  :do not use proxy
    Inbound Calls from all other zones :
      to terminals in local zone sj.xyz.com :use proxy
      to gateways in local zone sj.xyz.com  :do not use proxy
    Outbound Calls to all other zones :
      from terminals in local zone sj.xyz.com :do not use proxy
      from gateways in local zone sj.xyz.com  :do not use proxy
tokyo.xyz.co xyz.com       172.21.139.89      1719  RS             0  
milan.xyz.co xyz.com       171.69.57.90       1719  RS             0

Table 2 describes the fields contained in the show gatekeeper zone status sample output.

Table 2 show gatekeeper zone status Field Descriptions 

Field
Description

GK name

The gatekeeper name (also known as zone name), which is truncated after 12 characters in the display.

Domain Name

The domain with which the gatekeeper is associated.

BANDWIDTH INFORMATION

The bandwidth information is displayed.

RAS Address

The RAS address of the gatekeeper.

FLAGS

Displays the following information:

S = Static (CLI-configured, not DNS-discovered)

L = Local

R = Remote

MAX-BW

The maximum bandwidth for the zone in kilobits per second.

CUR-BW

The current bandwidth in use, in kbps.

SUBNET ATTRIBUTES

A list of subnets controlled by the local gatekeeper.

PROXY USAGE CONFIGURATION

Inbound and outbound proxy policies as configured for the local gatekeeper (or zone).


Related Commands

Command
Description

show gatekeeper calls

Shows the status of each ongoing call that a gatekeeper is aware of.

show gatekeeper endpoints

Displays the status of all registered endpoints for a gatekeeper.

show gateway

Displays the current gateway status.


show proxy h323 status

To display the overall status of a proxy, use the show proxy h323 status command in privileged EXEC mode.

show proxy h323 status

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Defaults

No default behavior or values.

Command Modes

Privileged EXEC

Command History

Release
Modification

11.3(2)NA and 12.0(3)T

This command was introduced.

12.1(5)T

Proxy IP address and port number added


Examples

The following is sample output from the show proxy h323 status command:

router# show proxy h323 status

  H.323 Proxy Status
        ==================
    H.323 Proxy Mode: Enabled
    Proxy interface = Serial1: UP 
Proxy interface = Ethernet0:UP
    Proxy IP address = 172.28.129.50
    Proxy IP port = 11720
Application Specific Routing: Disabled
    RAS Initialization: Complete
    Proxy aliases configured:
      H323_ID: px2
    Proxy aliases assigned by Gatekeeper:
      H323_ID: px2
    Gatekeeper multicast discovery: Disabled
    Gatekeeper:
        Gatekeeper ID: gk.zone2.com
        IP address: 70.0.0.31
    Gatekeeper registration succeeded
    T.120 Mode: BYPASS
    RTP Statistics: OFF
    Number of calls in progress: 1
RTP Statistics 

Table 3 describes the fields contained in the show proxy h323 status sample output.

Table 3 show proxy h323 status Field Descriptions 

Field
Description

H.323 Proxy Mode

H.323 proxy mode, enabled or disabled.

Proxy interface

Proxy interface type and status.

Application Specific Routing

Application Specific Routing enabled or disabled.

RAS Initialization

RAS initialization complete or incomplete

Proxy aliases configured

Name of proxy aliases configured.

Proxy aliases assigned by Gatekeeper

Name of the proxy aliases assigned.

Gatekeeper multicast discovery

Gatekeeper multicast discovery enabled or disabled.

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper ID and IP address data.

Gatekeeper registration succeeded

Gatekeeper registration status

T.120 Mode

T.120 mode type displayed.

RTP Statistics

RTP statistics displayed.

Number of calls in progress

Indicates the number of calls in progress.


Related Commands

Command
Description

show proxy h323 calls

Shows a list of each active call on the proxy.

show proxy h323 detail-call

Displays the details of a particular call on the proxy.


Glossary

AAA—Authorization, authentication, and accounting.

ABR—Available bit rate.

ASR—Application Specification Routing.

ATMAsynchronous Transfer Mode. The ATM module command-line interface (CLI) uses a subset of the Cisco IOS software commands. Generally, the Cisco IOS software works the same on the ATM module as it does on routers.

BGP—Border Gateway Protocol.

gatekeeper—A gatekeeper maintains a registry of devices in the multimedia network. The devices register with the gatekeeper when they start up, and request admission to a call from the gatekeeper.

gateway—Gateways allow H.323 terminals to communicate with non-H.323 terminals by converting protocols.

H.225.0—An ITU standard that governs H.323 session establishment and packetization. H.225.0 actually describes several different protocols: Registration, Admission, and Status protocol (RAS); use of Q.931,;and use of Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP).

H.245—An ITU standard that governs H.323 endpoint control.

H.323—An International Telecommunication Union (ITU) standard that describes packet-based video, audio, and data conferencing. H.323 is an umbrella standard that describes the architecture of the conferencing system, and refers to a set of other standards (H.245, H.225.0, and Q.931) to describe its actual protocol.

H.323 terminal—Endpoints in the multimedia network that provide real-time, two-way communications with another H.323 terminal. H.323 terminals are typically computer-based video conferencing systems.

MCM—Multimedia Conference Manager. Provides both gatekeeper and proxy capabilities, which are required for service provisioning and management of H.323 networks.

MCU— Multipoint control unit. An endpoint on the LAN that provides the capability for three or more terminals and gateways to participate in a multipoint conference.

NAT—Network Address Translation.

NMS—Network management system.

node—An H.323 entity that uses Registration, Admission, and Status protocol (RAS) to communicate with the gatekeeper; for example, an endpoint such as a terminal, proxy, or gateway.

PAT—Port Address Translation.

proxy—Special gateways that relay one H.323 session to another.

PVC—Permanent virtual circuit.

Q.931—An ITU standard that describes ISDN signaling. The H.225.0 standard uses a variant of Q.931 to establish and disconnect H.323 sessions.

QoS—Quality of service. Prioritizes network traffic with IEEE 802.1P class of service (CoS) values that allow network devices to recognize and deliver high-priority traffic in a predictable manner. When congestion occurs, QoS drops low-priority traffic to allow delivery of high-priority traffic.

RAI—Resource Availability Indication.

RAS—Registration, Admission, and Status protocol. This is the protocol used between endpoints and the gatekeeper.

RTP—Real-Time Transport Protocol. An IETF standard protocol. The H.225.0 standard describes how to use RTP to handle the packetization of video and audio in H.323.

RSVP—Resource Reservation Protocol. Protocol that supports the reservation of resources across an IP network. Applications running on IP end systems can use RSVP to indicate to other nodes the nature (bandwidth, jitter, maximum burst, and so forth) of the packet streams they want to receive. RSVP depends on IPv6. Also known as Resource Reservation Setup Protocol.

SNMP—Simple Network Management Protocol.

SVC—switched virtual circuit. Virtual circuit that is dynamically established on demand and is torn down when transmission is complete. SVCs are used in situations where data transmission is sporadic. Called a switched virtual connection in ATM terminology.

T.120—An ITU standard that describes data conferencing. H.323 provides for the ability to establish T.120 data sessions inside an existing H.323 session.

VBR—variable bit rate. QoS class defined by the ATM Forum for ATM networks. VBR is subdivided into a real time (RT) class and non-real time (nRT) class. VBR (RT) is used for connections in which there is a fixed timing relationship between samples. VBR (nRT) is used for connections in which there is no fixed timing relationship between samples, but that still need a guaranteed QoS.

VoFR—Voice over Frame Relay.

VoIP—Voice over IP. Voice over IP enables a router to carry voice traffic (for example, telephone calls and faxes) over an IP network.