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Release Notes for Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3

Contents

Introduction

Early Deployment Releases

System Requirements

About Cisco CallManager Installation via VNC

Segmented Meeting Access Requirements

WebConnect Requirements

End-User Requirements

Cisco MeetingPlace Product Compatibility Matrix

Upgrading to Release 5.3

New and Changed Information

Documentation Updates

Errors

Omissions

Caveats

Using Bug Toolkit

Saving Bug Toolkit Queries

Related Documentation


Release Notes for Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3


August 5, 2007

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Cisco MeetingPlace Product Compatibility Matrix

Upgrading to Release 5.3

New and Changed Information

Documentation Updates

Caveats

Related Documentation

Introduction

This document describes Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3 and includes system requirements, new features, and outstanding caveats since Release 4.3(0.43).


Note Throughout this document, Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3 is referred to as Release 5.3.


Early Deployment Releases

Release
Date of Release
General Description

5.3(0.55)

05/25/05

Support for Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 and the Lotus Domino release 6.0.4 and 6.5.2 server, client, and template environment.

4.3(0.43)

02/27/04

First commercial shipment (FCS).

4.2(7.22)

09/16/02

Provides support for Domino server release 5.0.9a. Features include Web-only implementation, improved MeetingPlace tab and click-to-attend link, system manager agents, DMZ support, Domino polling frequency feature, and improved administration database. Requires prior installation of MeetingPlace Web on same machine.

4.1.3.31

06/08/01

Maintenance release. Provides support for Domino server release 5.05.

4.1.3.29

02/22/01

Features include a new click-to-attend link enhancement.


System Requirements

New installations of Release 5.3 require a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) dedicated to Cisco MeetingPlace applications. Hardware configuration is based on the number of voice and web-conferencing user licenses (ports) on your system.

When reviewing this section, remember the following:

You must have installed Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3 on the machine before installing Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3.

You must install Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3 in the same directory as Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing. For example, if you install Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing in C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems, also install Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes in the Cisco Systems directory.

If you are installing Release 5.3 in a segmented meeting access configuration, allowing external access, make sure that you also see the "Segmented Meeting Access Requirements" section.

For end-user requirements, see the "End-User Requirements" section.

For information about upgrading from Release 4.3(0.x) to Release 5.3, see the "Upgrading to Release 5.3" section.


Note We do not support installing or upgrading to Release 5.3 using Terminal Services.


Table 1 Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes System Requirements 

Component
Requirement

Integration server machine

(This is the same machine where you installed Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3)

Hardware

A Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS), or the exact equivalent from HP or IBM, that is dedicated to Cisco MeetingPlace applications. The number of MCSs that you require depends on the number of voice and web-conferencing user licenses (ports) on your Cisco MeetingPlace system.

Note For information about the Cisco MCS, see the following URL. You will require your Cisco.com username and password to access this page: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html

Cisco MCS 7835H-3.0-IPC1 or 7835I-3.0-IPC1.

For systems up to 480 voice user licenses.

Supports up to 50 web-conferencing user licenses.

Cisco MCS 7845H-3.0-IPC1.

For systems up to 1152 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 MeetingPlace integrations, for example, Cisco MeetingPlace for Outlook, Cisco MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway, to a MCS 7845 that is dedicated to web-conferencing.

Add a dedicated MCS 7845 for each additional 200 web-conferencing user licenses.

Operating System

Cisco MCS OS 2000.2.6 (SR 4) or a later release.

Software

Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3 or a later release installed and running.

Release 5.3 supports the Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing release 4.2.7, 4.3, and 5.3 click-to-attend links.

Lotus Notes client release 5.0.13, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, or 6.5.2.

Other

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0.

Microsoft IIS 5.0 is installed and configured on the Cisco MCS when the operating system is installed.

Lotus Notes templates 5.0.13, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, or 6.5.2.

Lotus Domino server

Domino server release R5, R6, R6.5

Note Domino server and Release 5.3 must reside on separate machines. Domino must run on a Windows machine.

Audio server

Hardware

Cisco MeetingPlace 8112 Server or Cisco MeetingPlace 8106 Server.

Software

Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 or a later release.

Other

Access ports (voice).

Cisco MeetingPlace WebPublisher Option Key.

Cisco  MeetingPlace Data Conferencing Option Key (required for application sharing and presentations).

Cisco MeetingNotes Data Option Key (required for presentations and attachments).

Cisco MeetingNotes Voice Option Key (required for meeting recordings).

Cisco MeetingPlace Video Integration Option Key (required for video-conferencing).


About Cisco CallManager Installation via VNC

There is a known problem installing Cisco CallManager remotely by using VNC on a server running IBM Director 4.11 and later releases. This problem affects initial installations or upgrades of Release 5.3 when you are installing on an IBM MCS-7835I.

To avert this issue, we strongly recommend that you do not use VNC to initially install Release 5.3 or upgrade to Release 5.3 on an IBM MCS-7835I.

For additional information, use the Bug Toolkit as indicated in the "Caveats" section and see CSCsa39488.

Segmented Meeting Access Requirements

Release 5.3 supports two segmented meeting access (SMA) deployments for external access: Segmented Meeting Access - 1 Server (SMA-1S) and Segmented Meeting Access - 2 Server (SMA-2S).

For additional system requirements, see the Release Notes for Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3.

For additional information about SMA deployments, see Chapter 5, "Providing External Access to Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing," in the Administrator's Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3.

WebConnect Requirements

WebConnect provides seamless integration between multiple internal and external web-conferencing servers through a single URL.

For additional system requirements, see the Release Notes for Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3.

For additional information about the WebConnect feature, see Chapter 7, "Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing and WebConnect," in the Administrator's Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3.

End-User Requirements

Release 5.3 is compatible with third-party environments as indicated in the following table. Service Packs (SP) listed are required minimums. Those greater than the ones listed are assumed to work unless documented otherwise.

Table 2 Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes End-User Requirements 

Operating System
Requirements

Windows

Windows ME, 2000 Professional, 2000 Server Edition (SP 2), 2000 Advanced Server Edition (SP 2), or XP operating system.

Lotus Notes client release 5.0.13, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, or 6.5.2.

Lotus Notes templates 5.0.13, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, or 6.5.2.

Users of Domino server R5 require the Lotus Notes release 5.0.13 client and template.

Users of Domino server R6 require the Lotus Notes release 6.0.3 or 6.0.4 client and template.

Users of Domino server R6.5 require the Lotus Notes release 6.5.2 client and template.


Cisco MeetingPlace Product Compatibility Matrix

For information about Cisco MeetingPlace product interoperability, see the "Cisco MeetingPlace Product Compatibility Matrix" section in Chapter 1 of the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Release 5.3 at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/conf/mtgplace/ipg/53ipg/ipg01.htm

Upgrading to Release 5.3

Upgrading a legacy system from Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 4.3(0.x) to Release 5.3 requires a legacy third-party Windows server with system specifications comparable to Cisco MCS specifications required for the same deployment.


NoteWe do not support mixed template environments, that is, all users must be on the same Domino server and template environment.

You must upgrade the integration server machine to Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3 before attempting your Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes upgrade.


For information on MCS specifications, see the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html

For information on upgrading Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing, see the Release Notes for Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3.

For additional information about upgrading your integration server machine to Release 5.3, see Appendix C, "Upgrading Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes," in the administrator's guide.

New and Changed Information

Release 5.3 includes the following new features and enhancements.

Feature
Description

Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3 support

Supports Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3.

Domino release 6 or 6.5 support

Supports Domino release 6.0.3, 6.0.4 and 6.5.2 server, client, and template environments. Also supports the Domino release 5.0.13 environment.

Support for scheduling and attending Cisco MeetingPlace video conferences through Lotus Notes

If the Cisco MeetingPlace system includes Cisco MeetingPlace Video Conferencing, users can schedule and attend video conferences by using the Lotus Notes client.

Segmented meeting access

Meeting schedulers can choose to access a meeting externally (outside a firewall) over the Internet.

WebConnect support

WebConnect is an automatic rollover feature. If the initial Cisco MeetingPlace web-conferencing server is unavailable for scheduling, meeting scheduling automatically rolls over to another available Cisco MeetingPlace web-conferencing server.


Documentation Updates

This section contains the following types of documentation updates:

Errors

Omissions

Errors

Appendix B: Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Template Integration

Appendix B: Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Template Integration in the Administrator's Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3 includes the following incorrect information about mail template integration for Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3:

Section
Error

Adding the webDlgJoinVoiceConf Form

This form does not exist in the Cisco template.

Adding the MPNewPassword Subform

This subform does not exist in the Cisco template.

Adding the MeetingPlace Agents: WebJoinMPVoiceConference and WebMPOutDialVoiceConf

These agents do not exist in the Cisco template.

Modifying Existing Script Libraries

There is no ProcessViewCommand and ViewDragPasteHandler in CSEventClass.

This procedure should state the following information:

You need to add Cisco MeetingPlace-specific code to the following functions in the following Lotus Notes mail template script libraries:

Common—Options, CSDocSave, CopyProfileValues, CSDocScanForUpdates

CSCalendarEntry—Options, Declaration

CSEventClass—Declarations, Options, RemoveFromMiniView

CSUIViewClass—Options, ViewDragPasteHandler, ProcessViewCommand

CSEventNotes—Options, Declarations

CSEventWeb—Options, Declarations


Omissions

Chapter 2: Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Installation and Configuration: "Installing Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes" Section

Chapter 2: Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Installation and Configuration does not contain the following information in the "Installing Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes" section: You must install Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3 in the same directory as Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing. For example, if you install Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing in C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems, also install Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes in the Cisco Systems directory.

Appendix B: Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Template Integration Information

Appendix B: Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Template Integration in the Administrator's Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3 does not include the following information about mail template integration for Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3.0.56 and the 6.0.4 mail template: There is no reference to the CalProfileNameChange subform; this subform may be the MPNewPassword.

Appendix B: Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Template Integration: "Modifying the Calendar Profile Form" Section

Appendix B: Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Template Integration in the Administrator's Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3 does not include Step 7 through Step 11 in the following procedure:


Step 1 In Designer, open the mail6.ntf and mail6MP.ntf templates.

Step 2 In the mail6MP.ntf template, select the Calendar Profile form.

Step 3 In the fields area at the top of the mail6MP.ntf template, locate the two Cisco MeetingPlace fields MP_ServerNames and MP_ServerAddress, in the last row of fields.

Step 4 Select the two fields, and choose Edit > Copy.

Step 5 Switch to the mail6.ntf template. In the field area at the top of the Calendar Profile form, add a new line after the last row of fields.

Step 6 Choose Edit > Paste to paste the two Cisco MeetingPlace fields in to the Lotus Notes mail template Calendar Profile form.

Step 7 Click the Calendar & To Do tab; then, click the MeetingPlace tab.

Step 8 Select all text and fields on this tab; then, choose Edit > Copy.

Step 9 Switch to the mail6.ntf template and insert a row by completing the following steps:

a. Click the Calendar & To Do tab.

b. Click the To Do tab and click inside this tab.

c. Choose Table > Insert Row.

Step 10 Create a new tab by completing the following steps:

a. Click inside the newly created row.

b. Right-click and choose Table Properties.

c. Click the Table Rows tab.

d. In the Tab label and Caption field, enter MeetingPlace.

e. Close the Properties window.

Step 11 Configure the properties of the newly created MeetingPlace tab by completing the following steps:

a. Click inside the MeetingPlace tab.

b. Choose Edit > Paste.

c. Click Yes.

Step 12 Save your changes to the mail6.ntf template.


Appendix B: Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Template Integration: "Configuring Cisco MeetingPlace Fields" Section

Appendix B: Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Template Integration in the Administrator's Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3 does not include the following fields: MP_VideoIP and MP_VideoISDN. Therefore, Step 1 of the "Configuring Cisco MeetingPlace Fields" procedure should state:


Step 1 In the mail6MP.ntf Calendar Entry form, locate the Cisco MeetingPlace fields at the top of the form. They are located in a block below the fields tmpRepeatConflictDates and DispDuration. The block of Cisco MeetingPlace fields include the following:

Field MP_BeenProcessed, Field MP_ServerNames, Field MP_ServerAddress, MP_ServerAddress_External, MP_AttachAddr, MP_NotesAuth, MP_DisableURL, MP_Prefix, MP_Postfix, MP_CallLabel, MPIDLabel, MP_DaysAdvance, MP_UniqueMeetingID, MP_UniqueMeetingIDs, MP_Telephone, MP_Database, MP_DOCID, MP_IsOnline, MP_Server, MP_Server_Selected, MP_WebOnlyMeeting, MP_NOSHOW, MP_VideoIP, MP_VideoISDN


Caveats

You can find the latest open and resolved caveat information for Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes by using Bug Toolkit, 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/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.


This section includes the following topics:

Using Bug Toolkit

Saving Bug Toolkit Queries

Using Bug Toolkit

To access Bug Toolkit, you need the following items:

Internet connection

Web browser

Cisco.com user ID and password

To use Bug Toolkit, follow this procedure.

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 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 4 Click Next. The Cisco 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 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.

Procedure


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.


Related Documentation

See the following URL for information about Cisco Conferencing documentation and support:

Guide to Cisco Conferencing Documentation and Support

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/conf/mtgplace/roadmap.htm

See the following URLs for information about documentation referred to in this guide:

Administrator's Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/conf/mtgplace/audio/53/53ag/index.htm

Administrator's Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/conf/mtgplace/web/53/index.htm