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Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3
Revised: May 10, 2006, OL-6770-02
These release notes describe the new features and caveats for all versions of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3.
You can access the latest software upgrades and release notes for all versions of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway on Cisco Connection Online (CCO) at the following URL:
These release notes discuss the following topics:
This document describes Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3 and includes system requirements, new features, and outstanding caveats.
New installations of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3 require a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) dedicated to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications. Hardware configuration is based on the number of voice and web-conferencing user licenses (ports) on your system.
Upgrading to Release 5.3 requires a Cisco MCS or exact HP or IBM equivalent. If you are not using an exact HP or IBM equivalent, you must install Release 5.3 as a new installation on a supported Cisco MCS.
Table 1 provides information about system requirements for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3.
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Product Compatibility
For information about the interoperability among the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace products, see the "Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Product Compatibility Matrix" section of the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 5.3 at the following URL:
Cisco Security Agent
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3 is not compatible with Cisco Security Agent (CSA). We recommend that you do not install Cisco Security Agent on a gateway server where Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3 is or will be installed.
If Cisco Security Agent is installed on an end-user system, users will see a security alert when they attempt to use the application-sharing feature. Users can choose to proceed with the feature and use application-sharing without difficulty.
For additional information about Cisco Unified MeetingPlace products or about obtaining documentation or technical support, see the Guide to Cisco Conferencing Documentation and Support at the following URL:
New and Changed Information
Topics in this section include:
New Features in Release 5.3(0.68)
This release includes bug fixes. There are no new features in this release.
New Features in Release 5.3(0.60)
This release includes bug fixes. There are no new features in this release.
New Features in Release 5.3(0.53)
This release provides localized strings to support French, German, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish (Latin America).
Note We recommend that you install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway after installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing. See the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing documentation set for more information about installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing.
Upgrading a legacy Cisco MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway system (such as Release 4.3) to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3 requires a legacy third-party Windows server with system specifications comparable to Cisco MCS specifications required for the same deployment. For information on Cisco MCS specifications, see the following URL:
You can find the latest resolved caveat information for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway 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 onto http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.
This section includes the following topics:
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.
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 5.2 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.
•To query only for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace-related caveats, choose "ciscocm" and then click Add.
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 SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3. Only severity 1, severity 2, and select severity 3 open caveats are provided in this document. Unless otherwise noted, these caveats apply to all Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway 5.3 releases up to and including release 5.3(0.68).
There are no open caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3.
Resolved Caveats—Release 5.3(0.68)
Table 2 lists caveats that are resolved in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.3(0.68) but that may be open in previous releases. Only severity 1, severity 2, and select severity 3 resolved caveats are provided in this document, and they are listed in alphanumeric order by bug identifier. 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/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl. Bug Toolkit requires that you have an account with Cisco.com (Cisco Connection Online).
Resolved Caveats—Release 5.3(0.60)
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