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Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3
Revised: March 30, 2006
These release notes describe the new features and caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3.
Note To view the release notes for previous versions of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services, go to: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/conf/mtgplace/mpds/index.htm
You can access the latest software upgrades and release notes for all versions of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services on Cisco Connection Online (CCO) at the following URL:
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A directory server stores your company's directory information in a logical structure that organizes user, group, and access information for easy retrieval and maintenance. Use Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services to synchronize your directory server information with your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system profiles.
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services supports the following directory servers:
•Microsoft Active Directory 2000 and 2003: Microsoft Active Directory allows you to store, access, manipulate organizational information about users and resources, and manage all elements of a networked environment, such as computers, groups, users, policies, and other user-defined objects.
•Netscape/SunOne/iPlanet LDAP Directory Server Version 4 and Version 5: Netscape/SunOne/iPlanet is a general purpose LDAP directory that stores, publishes, and centrally manages users and network resources.
•Cisco Unified CallManager directory: Synchronizations of user data from the Cisco Unified CallManager directory allow the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system to support IP telephony users who are configured in Cisco Unified CallManager.
With Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services, you can easily integrate the information that is stored on your corporate directory server with your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system. By using LDAP technology, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services creates an all-inclusive meta-directory that combines and synchronizes Microsoft Active Directory or Netscape/SunOne/iPlanet directory information with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system information.
Benefits of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services include the following:
•For new Cisco Unified MeetingPlace enterprise systems, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services eliminates the need to manually create new profiles in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.
•For existing systems, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services simplifies ongoing maintenance of user information in the system. Name changes, additions, deletions, and changes in status can be automatically propagated from your corporate directory to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.
System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3
This section contains the following information:
Revised: March 30, 2006
Table 1 lists the system requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3.
Table 1 System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3
New installation of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3
For a new installation of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services, your system must meet the following requirements:
You must install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services on a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS).
Note You can install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services on a Cisco MCS 7835 or Cisco MCS 7845 with other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration applications. For more information, see the "Compatibility with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Integration Applications" section.
Cisco MCS OS 2000.2.6 (SR 4) or a later release
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3
Upgrade installation of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3
To upgrade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services from a legacy Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system, your system must meet the following requirements:
You must be using either a supported Cisco MCS or the exact HP or IBM equivalent
Note If you do are not using a supported Cisco MCS or a legacy HP or IBM equivalent, you must install Release 5.3 as a new installation on a supported Cisco MCS. For information on Cisco MCS specifications, see the Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Servers platform information. To access this information, you need a Cisco.com username and password.
Windows 2000 Server (SP 4)
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 188.8.131.52 or a later release
Note For additional information about upgrading to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3, see the "Upgrading to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services" section in the Administrator's Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3.
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3
You must have one of the following directory servers to use Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3:
•Microsoft Active Directory 2000
•Microsoft Active Directory 2003
•Netscape Directory Server Version 4.x
•iPlanet Directory Server Version 5.x
•SunONE Directory Server Version 5.x
•Cisco CallManager 3.3.x
•Cisco Unified CallManager 4.0.x
•Cisco Unified CallManager 4.1.x
Cisco MCS Requirements
For more information about the Cisco MCS, see the Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Servers platform information. To access this information, you need a Cisco.com username and password.
Cisco MCS 7835
•For systems with up to 480 voice user licenses.
•Supports up to 50 web-conferencing user licenses.
•Deployments with fewer than 50 web-conferencing user licenses can run web conferencing on the Cisco MCS server with bundled software and other options.
Cisco MCS 7845
•For systems with more than 480 voice user licenses.
•Supports up to 200 web-conferencing user licenses per server.
•If you have more than 50 web-conferencing user licenses, move your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration applications to a Cisco MCS 7845 that is dedicated to web conferencing.
•Add a dedicated Cisco MCS 7845 for each additional 200 web-conferencing user licenses.
When you install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3, the following restrictions apply:
•If the number of records that you expect to synchronize by using Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3 exceeds 10,000, then you must install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3 on a dedicated Cisco MCS server with hardware specifications that meet or exceed a Cisco MCS 7835.
You must make a reasonable estimate of the number of records that you expect to synchronize by using Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3. The number of entries that you synchronize depends on your corporate directory size, as well as the filtering and synchronization rules that you configure in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3.
Note 10,000 records is an approximate count; use a dedicated server for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3 if you expect Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3 to synchronize approximately 10,000 records or more.
When you install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3 with other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration applications, the following restrictions apply:
•When the number of voice user licenses is fewer than or equal to 480, the minimum supported hardware for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications is a Cisco MCS 7835.
•When the number of voice user licenses is more than 480, the minimum supported hardware for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications is a Cisco MCS 7845.
Note To determine if there are additional restrictions for installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3 with a specific Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration application, see the release notes and other documentation for that integration application.
Compatibility with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Integration Applications
You can install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3 on a dedicated Cisco MCS or with only the following Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration applications:
•Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing
•Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway Software
•Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Outlook
•Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes
•Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway
Note Do not install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3 with any other applications or products, non-Cisco Unified MeetingPlace or otherwise.
Limitations and Restrictions
There is no language support in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3. We only support English LDAP integration.
•Read Me First: Guide to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Conferencing Documentation and Support
•Administrator's Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3
•Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 5.3
New and Changed Information
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3 includes the following new features and enhancements:
Resolved Caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3
You can find the latest open and resolved caveat information for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services 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.
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To access the Bug Toolkit, log on to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.
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Using Bug Toolkit
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•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/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.
Log on with your Cisco.com user ID and password.
Step 2 Click the Launch Bug Toolkit hyperlink.
Step 3 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 Unified MeetingPlace in the Product Name field. Alternatively, you can scroll through the product name list and click Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.
Step 4 Click Next. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace search window displays.
Step 5 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.
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.
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.
Table 3 describes the defects that have been fixed in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3. For the complete description of a defect, use the Bug Toolkit (described in the "Resolved Caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3" section).
Open Caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3
There are no open caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3.
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