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Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 and Cisco MeetingPlace MeetingTime Release 5.3
Revised: May 22, 2009
These release notes describe the new features and caveats for all versions of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 and Cisco MeetingPlace MeetingTime Release 5.3.
Note To view the release notes for previous versions of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server and Cisco MeetingPlace MeetingTime, go to:
You can access the latest software upgrades and release notes for all versions of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server and Cisco MeetingPlace MeetingTime on Cisco Connection Online (CCO) at the following URL:
The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server is the software that runs the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system. This software resides on a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server, either a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 or a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 hardware server. Additional software components (such as Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Outlook) are installed on a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS).
MeetingTime is the desktop software that allows system administrators to access and use the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system functions from customer-provided Windows computers.
The software for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server and MeetingTime is installed and tested on the customer's Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server according to their specifications.
Note The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server must be connected to a network switch port that is configured for auto-negotiate. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace gateways must be connected to network switch ports that are configured for 100 MB Full Duplex.
For information about environmental requirements and hardware specifications for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server, see the Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3.
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Product Compatibility Matrix
For information about the compatibility of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components, see the "Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Product Compatibility Matrix" section in the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 5.3.
For additional information about all Cisco Unified MeetingPlace products, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/tsd_products_support_series_home.html
For information about additional documentation related to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3, see the "Related Documentation" section in the Preface of the Administrator Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3.
New and Changed Information
This section provides a brief overview of new features and enhancements in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3.
New Features in Release 5.3(0.33)
•Enhancement to Global Mute Feature—Allows privileged users to invoke the Mute All feature through MeetingTime and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing.
•Separate tracking of meeting console usage for billing purposes.
New Features in Release 5.3(0.32)
•Global Mute—Allows privileged users to simultaneously mute all meeting participants (other than themselves) by using #81 on their touch-tone telephone.
•Enhancement to Blast Outdial Call—Reduces the amount of time before a blast outdial call is started by triggering the blast outdial call before the meeting message is played.
•Enhancement to Multiserver Meeting Outdials—Modified the outdial behavior for multiserver meetings that are scheduled to start at the meeting's scheduled start time.
•Support Latest (2007) Time Zone Changes—Supports the US time zone changes that are scheduled to take effect in 2007.
New Features in Release 5.3(0.31)
•Meeting Extension Behavior Change—Future meetings scheduled with a non-zero value for audio or video ports will no longer extend if there are less than two audio or video participants in the conference, regardless of the number of active Data Conference participants at extension time.
The following sections contain information about installing and upgrading the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server and MeetingTime software:
Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3
To install a new Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3, you need to do the following:
•Procedure 1: Make a CD from which the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server can upgrade
Procedure 1: Make a CD
Step 1 Go to the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-voice.shtml
Step 2 Download the file called MP_53.iso.
Step 3 Using any commercially available CD-ROM burner program, burn this .iso file onto a CD. Do not exceed a speed of 8x when burning the ISO image onto the CD.
Step 4 After burning the CD, check to make sure the following directory structure was created:
Note The top directory on the CD must be "UPDATE".
If you do not see this structure, contact Cisco Network Consulting Engineering (NCE) for assistance (see "Obtaining Technical Assistance" in the Guide to Cisco Conferencing Documentation and Support).
Procedure 2: Perform the Upgrade
Step 1 Insert the CD you created in Procedure 1 into the CD-ROM drive on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server.
Step 2 Log in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Command Line Interface (CLI) at the technician level.
Step 3 Shut down the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server by entering down.
Step 4 After Cisco Unified MeetingPlace has been shut down, enter update on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace CLI.
Step 5 Indicate that the update is from a CD.
Step 6 After verifying that the file called MeetingPlace 5_3_0_33 will be installed, follow the instructions on the screen.
When the process is finished, the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server restarts itself, and the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system is available for use.
Installing MeetingTime Release 5.3
Before you install MeetingTime Release 5.3, you must download the software and decompress it.
Step 1 Go to the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-voice.shtml
Step 2 Download the file called MT_53.iso.
Step 3 Using any commercially available ISO file unpackaging program, expand the MT_53.iso file to the directory of your choice on your local hard disk.
(Optional) If you cannot find a program to expand .iso files, you can use any commercially available CD-ROM burner program, and burn the MT_53.iso file onto a CD.
Step 4 Check to make sure the following file was created (on the local disk or optional CD-ROM): SetupMeetingTime_5_3_0_29_for_server_5_3_0_33.exe
If you do not see this file, contact Cisco Network Consulting Engineering (NCE) for assistance (see "Obtaining Technical Assistance" in the Guide to Cisco Conferencing Documentation and Support).
Step 5 To perform the installation, click on the SetupMeetingTime_5_3_0_29_for_server_5_3_0_33.exe file to start the installation or reinstallation process.
When the process is finished, MeetingTime is available for use.
Note For information about installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace language prompts, see the Localization Procedure for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.
Upgrading to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3
You can upgrade Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 from the following:
•Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.1
Note If your Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.1 uses IP Access Blades for VoIP connectivity, you must replace that hardware before you can upgrade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 does not support IP Access Blades.
•Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.2
For complete information on upgrading to Release 5.3, including upgrading the IP Access Blades, see the Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3.
In Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 5.3 and later, QSIG is available only in the unshifted timeslot mode; that is, the B-channels must be numbered 1 to 15 and 17 to 31. The B-channel 16 is not available. If your version of QSIG does not allow this, you can configure your PBX to use ETSI ISDN (non-QSIG) instead.
You can find the latest open and resolved caveat information for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 and MeetingTime Release 5.3 by using Bug Toolkit, which is an online tool that is available for customers to query defects according to their own needs.
Tip You need an account with Cisco.com (Cisco Connection Online) to use the Bug Toolkit to find open and resolved caveats of any severity for any release.
To access the Bug Toolkit, log on to http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.
This section includes the following topics:
Using Bug Toolkit
To access Bug Toolkit, you need the following items:
•Cisco.com user ID and password
To use Bug Toolkit, follow this procedure.
Step 1 To access the Bug Toolkit, go to http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.
Step 2 Log on with your Cisco.com user ID and password.
Step 3 Click the Launch Bug Toolkit hyperlink.
Step 4 If you are looking for information about a specific caveat, enter the ID number in the "Enter known bug ID:" field.
To view all caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, go to the "Search for bugs in other Cisco software and hardware products" section, and enter Cisco MeetingPlace in the Product Name field. Alternatively, you can scroll through the product name list and click Cisco MeetingPlace.
Step 5 Click Next. The Cisco MeetingPlace search window displays.
Step 6 Choose the filters to query for caveats. You can choose any or all of the available options:
a. Choose the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace version:
•Choose the major version for the major releases (such as 5.1, 5.2, or 5.3).
A major release contains significant new features, enhancements, architectural changes, and/or defect fixes.
•Choose the revision for more specific information.
A revision (maintenance) release primarily contains defect fixes to address specific problems, but it may also include new features and/or enhancements.
b. Choose the Features or Components to query; make your selection from the "Available" list and click Add to place your selection in the "Limit search to" list.
•To query for all Cisco Unified MeetingPlace caveats for a specified release, choose "All Features" in the left window pane.
Note The default value specifies "All Features" and includes all of the items in the left window pane.
c. Enter keywords to search for a caveat title and description, if desired.
Note To make queries less specific, use the All wildcard for the major version/revision, features/components, and keyword options.
d. Choose the Set Advanced Options, including the following items:
•Bug Severity Level—The default specifies 1-3.
•Bug Status Group—Check the Fixed check box for resolved caveats.
•Release Note Enclosure—The default specifies Valid Release Note Enclosure.
e. Click Next.
Bug Toolkit returns the list of caveats on the basis of your query.
•You can modify your results by submitting another query and using different criteria.
•You can save your query for future use. See the "Saving Bug Toolkit Queries" section.
Note For detailed online help with Bug Toolkit, click Help on any Bug Toolkit window.
Saving Bug Toolkit Queries
Bug Toolkit allows you to create and then save your queries to monitor a specific defect or network situation. You can edit a saved search at any time to change the alert conditions, the defects being watched, or the network profile.
Follow this procedure to save your Bug Toolkit queries.
Step 1 Perform your search for caveats, as described in the "Using Bug Toolkit" section.
Step 2 In the search result window, click the This Search Criteria button that displays at the bottom of the window.
A new window displays.
Step 3 In the Name of saved search field, enter a name for the saved search.
Step 4 Under My Bug Groups, use one of the following options to save your defects in a bug group:
•Click the Existing group radio button and choose an existing group name from the drop-down list box.
•Click the Create new group named: radio button and enter a group name to create a new group for this saved search.
Note This bug group will contain the bugs that are identified by using the search criteria that you have saved. Each time that a new bug meets the search criteria, the system adds it to the group that you chose.
Bug Toolkit saves your bugs and searches, and makes them available through the My Stuff window. (The My Stuff window allows you to view, create, and/or modify existing bug groups or saved searches. Choose the My Stuff link to see a list of all your bug groups.)
Step 5 Under Email Update Options, you can choose to set optional e-mail notification preferences if you want to receive automatic updates of a bug status change. Bug Toolkit provides the following options:
•Do NOT send me any email updates—If you choose this default setting, Bug Toolkit does not send e-mail notifications.
•Send my updates to:—Click the radio button to choose this option to send e-mail notifications to the user ID that you enter in this field. Additional notification options include:
•Updates as they occur—Bug Toolkit provides updates that are based on status change.
•Weekly summaries—Bug Toolkit provides weekly summary updates.
•Apply these email update options to all of my saved searches—Check this check box to use these e-mail update options for all of your saved searches.
Step 6 To save your changes, click Save.
Step 7 A window displays the bug group(s) that you have saved. From this window, you can click a bug group name to see the bugs and the saved searches; you can also edit the search criteria.
This section describes possible unexpected behaviors by Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3. Only severity 1, severity 2, and select severity 3 open caveats are provided in this document.
Resolved Caveats—Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3(0.33)
Table 2 lists caveats that are resolved in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3(0.33) but that may be open in previous releases. Only severity 1, severity 2, and select severity 3 resolved caveats are provided in this document. For more information about an individual defect, click or go to the URL in Table 2 to access the online record for that defect.
Because defect status continually changes, be aware that Table 2 reflects a snapshot of the defects that were resolved at the time this report was compiled. For an updated view of resolved defects, access Bug Toolkit at http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl. Bug Toolkit requires that you have an account with Cisco.com (Cisco Connection Online).
Resolved Caveats—Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3(0.32)
Resolved Caveats—Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3(0.31)
Resolved Caveats—Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3(0.25)
Resolved Caveats—Cisco MeetingPlace MeetingTime Release 5.3(0.29)
Resolved Caveats—Cisco MeetingPlace MeetingTime Release 5.3(0.28)
Table 7 Resolved Caveats in Cisco MeetingPlace MeetingTime Release 5.3(0.28)
Illegal RSNA values accepted
Profile import does not update the scheduling home server field
Resolved Caveats—Cisco MeetingPlace MeetingTime Release 5.3(0.27)
Table 8 Resolved Caveats in Cisco MeetingPlace MeetingTime Release 5.3(0.27)
User ejected from the meeting automatically if close room and join again.
This section provides documentation changes that were unavailable when the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 documentation suite was released. It also describes major changes in the documentation set.
Topics in this section include:
Obsolescence of Getting Started Guide
From Release 5.3(0.33), the Getting Started Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 is no longer available as a system administrator guide. Content from this guide can be found in the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 5.3.
Disable Silence Removal
Added October 28, 2008
When playing back a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace data and audio recording, the audio is clipped and generally not in sync with the presentation. The audio pauses and then rapidly catches up to the time counter while the audio portion is playing back. There is no pause for the data playback. Audio recording playback by itself is unaffected from the web playback and .wav download works fine. This problem is caused by silence removal.
Use the setsilrem -disable command on the Audio Server CLI to disable silence removal.
Added an appendix to the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Release 5.3 that describes the incall performance rating for the Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server.
Changing the IP Address
Added a section to the Configuration Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 that describes how to change the IP address on your system.
Custom Voice Prompts
Added two appendices to the Administrator's Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 that describe how to customize the voice prompts for the Cisco MeetingPlace system.
RSNA and Creating Other Servers
In the "Procedure 1: Creating Other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Servers Records" section of the "Setting Up Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server" chapter, added the following note to the VoIP gateway IP address 1 and VoIP gateway IP address 2 fields:
Note Must be a valid and functioning address.
Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines
For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
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