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Fujitsu 9600 Serial Integration Guide for Cisco Unity 4.0

Integration Tasks

Task List to Create the Integration

Task List to Make Changes to an Integration

Task List to Delete an Existing Integration

Requirements

Integration Description

Call Information

Integration Functionality

Integrations with Multiple Phone Systems

Planning How the Voice Messaging Ports Will Be Used by Cisco Unity

Preparing for Programming the Phone System

Programming the Fujitsu 9600 Phone System

Creating a New Integration with the Fujitsu 9600 Phone System

Testing the Integration

Integrating a Secondary Server for Cisco Unity Failover

Requirements

Integration Description

Setting Up the Secondary Server for Failover

Changing the Settings for an Existing Integration

Deleting an Existing Integration


Appendix: Using Alternate Extensions and MWIs

Alternate Extensions

Setting Up Alternate Extensions

Alternate MWIs

Setting Up Alternate MWIs


Appendix: Documentation and Technical Assistance

Conventions

Obtaining Documentation

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Product Documentation DVD

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Reporting Security Problems in Cisco Products

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support & Documentation Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Fujitsu 9600 Serial Integration Guide for Cisco Unity 4.0


Revised April 3, 2006

This document provides instructions for integrating the phone system with Cisco Unity.

Integration Tasks

Before doing the following tasks to integrate Cisco Unity with the Fujitsu 9600 phone system, confirm that the Cisco Unity server is ready for the integration by completing the applicable tasks in the applicable Cisco Unity installation guide.

The following task lists describe the process for creating, changing, and deleting integrations.

Task List to Create the Integration

Use the following task list to set up a new integration with the Fujitsu 9600 phone system. If you are installing a new Cisco Unity server by using the applicable Cisco Unity installation guide, you may have already completed some of the following tasks.

1. Review the system and equipment requirements to confirm that all phone system and Cisco Unity server requirements have been met. See the "Requirements" section.

2. Plan how the voice messaging ports will be used by Cisco Unity. See the "Planning How the Voice Messaging Ports Will Be Used by Cisco Unity" section.

3. Program the Fujitsu 9600 phone system and extensions. See the "Programming the Fujitsu 9600 Phone System" section.

4. Create the integration. See the "Creating a New Integration with the Fujitsu 9600 Phone System" section.

5. Test the integration. See the "Testing the Integration" section.

6. If you have a secondary server for Cisco Unity failover, integrate the secondary server. See the "Integrating a Secondary Server for Cisco Unity Failover" section.

Task List to Make Changes to an Integration

Use the following task list to make changes to an integration after it has been created.

1. Start the Cisco Unity Telephony Integration Manager (UTIM). See the "Changing the Settings for an Existing Integration" section.

2. Make the changes you want to the existing integration. See the "Changing the Settings for an Existing Integration" section.

Task List to Delete an Existing Integration

Use the following task list to remove an existing integration.

1. Start UTIM. See the "Deleting an Existing Integration" section.

2. Delete the existing integration. See the "Deleting an Existing Integration" section.

Requirements

The Fujitsu 9600 integration supports configurations of the following components:

Phone System

Fujitsu 9600.

The serial data port in the phone system connected to a serial port (COM1 is the default) on the Cisco Unity server with an RS-232 serial cable.

We recommend that the serial cable have the following construction:

A maximum of 50 feet (15.24 m) in length

24 AWG stranded conductors

Low capacitance—for example, no more than 12 pF/ft (39.4 pF/m) between conductors

At least 65 percent braided shield over aluminized polymer sleeve around conductors

UL-recognized overall cable jacket insulation with low dielectric constant

Braided shield fully terminated to and enclosed by a metal connector backshell

Gold-plated connector contacts

The voice messaging ports in the phone system connected to the voice cards in the Cisco Unity server.

The phone system ready for the integration as described in the installation guide for the phone system.

Cisco Unity Server

The applicable voice cards, installed. For details, refer to the "Supported Circuit-Switched Phone System Integrations" section in your version of Cisco Unity System Requirements at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/prod_installation_guides_list.html.

Cisco Unity installed and ready for the integration, as described in the applicable Cisco Unity installation guide at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/prod_installation_guides_list.html.

A license that enables the applicable number of voice messaging ports.

An available serial port (COM1 is the default).

Integration Description

The Fujitsu 9600 integration uses a data link, which consists of an RS-232 serial cable connecting the phone system and the Cisco Unity server. The voice messaging lines from the phone system connect to the analog voice cards in the Cisco Unity server. Figure 1 shows the required connections.

Figure 1 Connections Between the Phone System and Cisco Unity

Call Information

The phone system sends the following information through the data link:

The extension of the called party

The extension of the calling party (for internal calls) or the phone number of the calling party (if it is an external call and the system uses caller ID)

The reason for the forward (the extension is busy, does not answer, or is set to forward all calls)

Cisco Unity uses this information to answer the call appropriately. For example, a call forwarded to Cisco Unity is answered with the personal greeting of the subscriber. If the phone system routes the call to Cisco Unity without this information, Cisco Unity answers with the opening greeting.

Integration Functionality

The Fujitsu 9600 integration with Cisco Unity provides the following integration features:

Call forward to personal greeting

Call forward to busy greeting

Caller ID

Easy message access (a subscriber can retrieve messages without entering an ID because Cisco Unity identifies the subscriber based on the extension from which the call originated; a password may be required)

Identified subscriber messaging (Cisco Unity identifies the subscriber who leaves a message during a forwarded internal call, based on the extension from which the call originated)

Message waiting indication (MWI)

Integrations with Multiple Phone Systems

Depending on the version, Cisco Unity can be integrated with two or more phone systems:

Cisco Unity 4.0 and 4.1 can be integrated with a maximum of two phone systems at one time. For information on and instructions for integrating Cisco Unity with two phone systems, refer to the Dual Phone System Integration Guide at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_unity/integuid/multi/itmultin.htm.

Cisco Unity 4.2 and later can be integrated with two or more phone systems at one time. For information on the maximum supported combinations and instructions for integrating Cisco Unity with multiple phone systems, refer to the Multiple Phone System Integration Guide at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_unity/integuid/multi/multcu42.htm.

Planning How the Voice Messaging Ports Will Be Used by Cisco Unity

Before programming the phone system, you need to plan how the voice messaging ports will be used by Cisco Unity. The following considerations will affect the programming for the phone system (for example, setting up the hunt group or call forwarding for the voice messaging ports):

The number of voice messaging ports installed.

The number of voice messaging ports that will answer calls.

The number of voice messaging ports that will only dial out, for example, to send message notification, to set message waiting indicators (MWIs), to make AMIS deliveries, and to make telephone record and playback (TRAP) connections.

The following table describes the voice messaging port settings in Cisco Unity that can be set in UTIM, and that are displayed as read-only text on the System > Ports page of the Cisco Unity Administrator.

Table 1 Settings for the Voice Messaging Ports 

Field
Considerations

Extension

Enter the extension for the port as assigned on the phone system.

Enabled

Check this check box to enable the port. The port is enabled during normal operation.

Uncheck this check box to disable the port. When the port is disabled, calls to the port get a ringing tone but are not answered. Typically, the port is disabled only by the installer during testing.

Answer Calls

Check this check box to designate the port for answering calls. These calls can be incoming calls from unidentified callers or from subscribers.

Message Notification

Check this check box to designate the port for notifying subscribers of messages. Assign Message Notification to the least busy ports.

Dialout MWI

(not used by serial or SMDI integrations)

Check this check box to designate the port for turning MWIs on and off. Assign Dialout MWI to the least busy ports.

AMIS Delivery

(available with the AMIS licensed feature only)

Check this check box to designate the port for making outbound AMIS calls to deliver voice messages from Cisco Unity subscribers to users on another voice messaging system. Cisco Unity supports the Audio Messaging Interchange Specification (AMIS) protocol, which provides an analog mechanism for transferring voice messages between different voice messaging systems.

This setting affects outbound AMIS calls only. All ports are used for incoming AMIS calls.

Because the transmission of outgoing AMIS messages may tie up voice ports for long periods of time, you may want to adjust the schedule on the Network > AMIS > Schedule page so that outgoing AMIS calls are placed during closed hours or at times when Cisco Unity is not processing many calls.

TRAP Connection

Check this check box so that subscribers can use the phone as a recording and playback device in Cisco Unity web applications and e-mail clients. Assign TRAP Connection to the least busy ports.


The Number of Voice Messaging Ports to Install

The number of voice messaging ports to install depends on numerous factors, including:

The number of calls Cisco Unity will answer when call traffic is at its peak.

The expected length of each message that callers will record and that subscribers will listen to.

The number of subscribers.

The number of ports that will be set to dial out only.

The number of calls made for message notification.

The number of MWIs that will be activated when call traffic is at its peak.

The number of AMIS delivery calls.

The number of TRAP connections needed when call traffic is at its peak. (TRAP connections are used by Cisco Unity web applications and e-mail clients to play back and record over the phone.)

The number of calls that will use the automated attendant and call handlers when call traffic is at its peak.

It is best to install only the number of voice messaging ports that are needed so that system resources are not allocated to unused ports.

The Number of Voice Messaging Ports That Will Answer Calls

The calls that the voice messaging ports answer can be incoming calls from unidentified callers or from subscribers. Typically, the voice messaging ports that answer calls are the busiest.

You can set voice messaging ports to both answer calls and to dial out (for example, to send message notifications). However, when the voice messaging ports perform more than one function and are very active (for example, answering many calls), the other functions may be delayed until the voice messaging port is free (for example, message notifications cannot be sent until there are fewer calls to answer). For best performance, dedicate certain voice messaging ports for only answering incoming calls, and dedicate other ports for only dialing out. Separating these port functions eliminates the possibility of a collision, in which an incoming call arrives on a port at the same time that Cisco Unity takes the port off-hook to dial out.

The Number of Voice Messaging Ports That Will Only Dial Out, and Not Answer Calls

Ports that will only dial out and will not answer calls can do one or more of the following:

Notify subscribers by phone, pager, or e-mail of messages that have arrived.

Turn MWIs on and off for subscriber extensions.

Make outbound AMIS calls to deliver voice messages from Cisco Unity subscribers to users on another voice messaging system. (This action is available only with the AMIS licensed feature.)

Make a TRAP connection so that subscribers can use the phone as a recording and playback device in Cisco Unity web applications and e-mail clients.

Typically, these voice messaging ports are the least busy ports.


Caution In programming the phone system, do not send calls to voice messaging ports in Cisco Unity that cannot answer calls (voice messaging ports that are not set to Answer Calls). For example, if a voice messaging port is set only to Dialout MWI, do not send calls to it.

Preparing for Programming the Phone System

Record your decisions about the voice messaging ports to guide you in programming the phone system.

Programming the Fujitsu 9600 Phone System

If you use programming options other than those supplied in the following procedure, the performance of the integration may be affected.


Caution In programming the phone system, do not send calls to voice messaging ports in Cisco Unity that cannot answer calls (voice messaging ports that are not set to Answer Calls). For example, if a voice messaging port is set only to Dialout MWI, do not send calls to it.

Do the following procedure.

To Program the Fujitsu 9600 Phone System


Step 1 Assign a DCC port for integration with Cisco Unity.

Step 2 On the phone system, in Assign Single Line Phone, set Type to 1 for the Fujitsu 9600 phone lines used as voice messaging ports.

Step 3 In Change Service Parameter, make the following changes:

Set Type to 2 and ID:01 to 01 for the Fujitsu 9600 phone lines used as voice messaging ports.


Note This setting disables the immediate ring feature.


Set Type to 2 and ID:64 to 0 for the reorder tone so that Cisco Unity can recognize disconnected calls.

Set Type to 1 and ID:41 to 500 (500 milliseconds) for the hookflash timer to match the setting in Cisco Unity.

Step 4 Program each subscriber phone to forward calls to the pilot number assigned to the voice messaging ports, based on one of the Cisco Unity call transfer types shown in Table 2:

Table 2 Call Transfer Types 

Transfer Type
Usage

Release transfer
(blind transfer)

Program the phone to forward calls to the pilot number when:

The extension is busy

The call is not answered

Supervised transfer

Program the phone to forward calls to the pilot number only when the call is not answered. Confirm that call forwarding is disabled when the extension is busy.




Note You can use alternate extensions to create multiple line appearances, enable easy message access from cell phones, and simplify addressing messages to subscribers at different locations in Cisco Unity. Enabling alternate MWIs lets Cisco Unity turn MWIs on at more than one extension. For details, see the "Appendix: Using Alternate Extensions and MWIs" section.


Creating a New Integration with the Fujitsu 9600 Phone System

After ensuring that the Fujitsu 9600 phone system and the Cisco Unity server are ready for the integration, do the following procedures to set up the integration and to enter the port settings.

To Create an Integration


Step 1 If UTIM is not already open, on the Windows Start menu of the Cisco Unity server, click Programs > Cisco Unity > Manage Integrations. UTIM appears.

Step 2 In the left pane of the UTIM window, click Cisco Unity Server.

Step 3 On the Integration menu of the UTIM window, click New. The Telephony Integration Setup Wizard appears.

Step 4 On the Welcome page, click the applicable phone system type, depending on your version of Cisco Unity:

Cisco Unity 4.2 or later—Circuit-Switched via Voice Cards

Cisco Unity 4.0 or 4.1—Circuit-Switched (Traditional PBX)

Step 5 Click Next.

Step 6 On the Name the Phone System Integration page, accept the default name or enter the phone system name to identify this integration, then click Next.

Step 7 On the Select Integration Method page, click Serial, then click Next.

Step 8 On the Select Phone System Manufacturer page, click the following settings, then click Next.

Table 3 Settings for the Select Phone System Manufacturer Page 

Field
Setting

Manufacturer

Fujitsu

Model

9600

Software Version

All

Configuration File

<if you have made copies of the .ini configuration file, the name of the configuration file that you want to use>


Step 9 On the Select Serial Integration Packet Settings page, enter the following settings, then click Next.

Table 4 Settings for the Select Serial Integration Packet Settings Page 

Field
Setting

Station Field Length

<the station prefix plus the default extension length; accept the default or click another setting; this length is either 10 or 7>

Default Extension Length

<the default length of extensions on the phone system; accept the default or click another setting>


Step 10 On the Select COM Port Settings page, enter the following settings, then click Next.

Table 5 Settings for the Select COM Port Settings Page 

Field
Setting

COM Port

<the communications port on the Cisco Unity server that will receive the call information; typically, this setting is 1>

Baud Rate

<the baud rate that the phone system uses>

Data Bits

<the number of data bits that the phone system uses>

Stop Bits

<the number of stop bits that the phone system uses>

Parity

<the parity that the phone system uses>


Step 11 On the Set Number of Voice Messaging Ports page, enter the number of voice messaging ports on Cisco Unity that you want to connect to the phone system, then click Next.

This number cannot be more than the number of ports on the installed voice cards or the number of ports set up on the phone system.

Step 12 If other integrations already exist, the Enter Trunk Access Code page appears. Enter the extra digits that Cisco Unity must use to transfer calls through the gateway to extensions on the other phone systems with which it is integrated. Then click Next.

Step 13 (Cisco Unity 4.2 and later only) On the Reassign Subscribers page, any subscribers whose phone system integration has been deleted and who are not currently assigned to a phone system integration will appear in the list.

If no subscribers appear in the list, click Next and continue to Step 14.

Otherwise, select the subscribers that you want to assign to this phone system integration and click Next. You can use the following selection controls for selecting subscribers.

Table 6 Selection Controls for the Reassign Subscribers Page 

Selection Control
Effect

Check All

Checks the check boxes for all subscribers in the list.

Uncheck All

Unchecks the check boxes for all subscribers in the list.

Toggle Selected

For the subscribers highlighted in the list, toggles between checking and unchecking the check boxes.

If some highlighted subscriber check boxes are checked and others are unchecked, clicking this button will check all the check boxes. Clicking again will uncheck all the check boxes.


Step 14 (Cisco Unity 4.2 and later only) On the Reassign Call Handlers page, any call handlers whose phone system integration has been deleted and that are not currently assigned to a phone system integration will appear in the list.

If no call handlers appear in the list, click Next and continue to Step 15.

Otherwise, select the call handlers that you want to assign to this phone system integration and click Next. You can use the following selection controls for selecting call handlers.

Table 7 Selection Controls for the Reassign Call Handlers Page 

Selection Control
Effect

Check All

Checks the check boxes for all call handlers in the list.

Uncheck All

Unchecks the check boxes for all call handlers in the list.

Toggle Selected

For the call handlers highlighted in the list, toggles between checking and unchecking the check boxes.

If some highlighted call handler check boxes are checked and others are unchecked, clicking this button will check all the check boxes. Clicking again will uncheck all the check boxes.


Step 15 On the Completing page, verify the settings you entered, then click Finish.

Step 16 At the prompt to restart the Cisco Unity services, click Yes. The Cisco Unity services restart.

Alternatively, you can restart the Cisco Unity services in UTIM on the Tools menu by clicking Restart Cisco Unity.


To Enter the Voice Messaging Port Settings for the Integration


Step 1 After the Cisco Unity services restart, on the View menu, click Refresh.

Step 2 In the left pane of the UTIM window, expand the phone system integration that you are creating.

Step 3 In the left pane, click the name of the phone system.

Step 4 In the right pane, click the Ports tab.

Step 5 Enter the settings shown in Table 8 for the voice messaging ports.

For best performance, use the first voice messaging ports for incoming calls and the last ports to dial out. This helps minimize the possibility of a collision, in which an incoming call arrives on a port at the same time that Cisco Unity takes the port off-hook to dial out.


Caution In programming the phone system, do not send calls to voice messaging ports in Cisco Unity that cannot answer calls (voice messaging ports that are not set to Answer Calls). For example, if a voice messaging port is set only to Message Notification, do not send calls to it.

Table 8 Settings for the Voice Messaging Ports 

Field
Considerations

Extension

Enter the extension for the port as assigned on the phone system.

Enabled

Check this check box to enable the port. The port is enabled during normal operation.

Uncheck this check box to disable the port. When the port is disabled, calls to the port get a ringing tone but are not answered. Typically, the port is disabled only by the installer during testing.

Answer Calls

Check this check box to designate the port for answering calls. These calls can be incoming calls from unidentified callers or from subscribers.

Message Notification

Check this check box to designate the port for notifying subscribers of messages. Assign Message Notification to the least busy ports.

Dialout MWI

(not used by serial or SMDI integrations)

Check this check box to designate the port for turning MWIs on and off. Assign Dialout MWI to the least busy ports.

AMIS Delivery

(available with the AMIS licensed feature only)

Check this check box to designate the port for making outbound AMIS calls to deliver voice messages from Cisco Unity subscribers to users on another voice messaging system. Cisco Unity supports the Audio Messaging Interchange Specification (AMIS) protocol, which provides an analog mechanism for transferring voice messages between different voice messaging systems.

This setting affects outbound AMIS calls only. All ports are used for incoming AMIS calls.

Because the transmission of outgoing AMIS messages may tie up voice ports for long periods of time, you may want to adjust the schedule on the Network > AMIS > Schedule page so that outgoing AMIS calls are placed during closed hours or at times when Cisco Unity is not processing many calls.

TRAP Connection

Check this check box so that subscribers can use the phone as a recording and playback device in Cisco Unity web applications and e-mail clients. Assign TRAP Connection to the least busy ports.


Step 6 Click Save.

Step 7 Exit UTIM.


If the phone system uses extension numbers that begin with zero (for example, 0123 or 09876), do the following procedure.

Note that after the procedure is done all extension numbers must have the same number of digits. In this case, for example, 0123 and 1234 are both allowed, but 0123 and 234 are not allowed. The extension 234 would be interpreted as 0234.

To Enable Extensions Beginning with Zero


Step 1 On the Windows Start menu, click Programs > Cisco Unity > Manage Integrations. UTIM appears.

Step 2 In the left pane of the UTIM window, click the phone system integration, and click the Properties node.

Step 3 In the right pane of the UTIM window, click the Integration tab.

Step 4 Note the name of the Switch.ini file that appears in the Configuration File field.

Step 5 Exit UTIM.

Step 6 On the Windows Start menu, click Programs > Accessories > Notepad. The Notepad window appears.

Step 7 On the File menu, click Open.

Step 8 In the Open dialog box, browse to the \CommServer\IntLib directory, and double-click the name of the Switch.ini file you noted in Step 4.

Step 9 In the Configuration section of the file, insert the following line:

AllowZeroLeadingExtensions=1

If the line is already present in the Configuration section, confirm that the final digit is 1.

Step 10 Save the file, and exit Notepad.

Step 11 For the settings to take effect, restart the Cisco Unity server.


Testing the Integration

To test whether Cisco Unity and the phone system are integrated correctly, do the following procedures in the order listed.

If any of the steps indicate a failure, refer to the following documentation as applicable:

The installation guide for the phone system.

Cisco Unity Troubleshooting Guide, available at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/prod_troubleshooting_guides_list.html.

The setup information earlier in this guide.

To Set Up the Test Configuration


Step 1 Set up two test extensions (Phone 1 and Phone 2) on the same phone system that Cisco Unity is connected to.

Step 2 Set Phone 1 to forward calls to the Cisco Unity pilot number when calls are not answered.


Caution The phone system must forward calls to the Cisco Unity pilot number in no fewer than four rings. Otherwise, the test may fail.

Step 3 In the Cisco Unity Administrator, create a test subscriber to use for testing by doing the applicable substeps below.

If your message store is Microsoft Exchange, do the following:

a. In the Cisco Unity Administrator, go to the Subscribers > Subscribers > Profile page.

b. Click the Add icon.

c. Select New Exchange Subscriber.

d. On the Add Subscriber page, enter the applicable information.

e. Click Add.

If your message store is IBM Lotus Domino, do the following:

a. In the Cisco Unity Administrator, go to the Subscribers > Subscribers > Profile page.

b. Click the Add icon.

c. Click Notes.

d. In the Address Book list, confirm that the address book listed is the one that contains the user data that you want to import.

If the address book that you want to use is not listed, go to the System > Configuration > Subscriber Address Books page and add a different address book.

e. In the Find Domino Person By list, indicate whether to search by short name, first name, or last name.

f. Enter the applicable short name or name. You also can enter * to display a list of all users, or enter one or more characters followed by * to narrow your search.

g. Click Find.

h. On the list of matches, click the name of the user to import.

i. On the Add Subscriber page, enter the applicable information.

j. Click Add.

Step 4 In the Extension field, enter the extension of Phone 1.

Step 5 In the Active Schedule field, click All Hours - All Days.

Step 6 Click the Save icon.

Step 7 In the navigation bar, click Call Transfer to go to the Subscribers > Subscribers > Call Transfer page for the test subscriber.

For more information on transfer settings, refer to the "Subscriber Template Call Transfer Settings" section in the Cisco Unity Administrator Help.

Step 8 Under Transfer Incoming Calls, click Yes, Ring Subscriber's Extension, and confirm that the extension number is for Phone 1.

Step 9 Under Transfer Type, click Release to Switch.

Step 10 Click the Save icon.

Step 11 In the navigation bar, click Messages to go to the Subscribers > Subscribers > Messages page for the test subscriber.

Step 12 Under Message Waiting Indicators (MWIs), check Use MWI for Message Notification.

Step 13 In the Extension field, enter x.

Step 14 Click the Save icon.

Step 15 Open the Status Monitor by doing one of the following:

In Internet Explorer, go to http://<Cisco Unity server name>/web/sm.

Double-click the desktop shortcut to the Status Monitor.

In the status bar next to the clock, right-click the Cisco Unity tray icon and click Status Monitor.


To Test an External Call with Release Transfer


Step 1 From Phone 2, enter the access code necessary to get an outside line, then enter the number outside callers use to dial directly to Cisco Unity.

Step 2 On the Status Monitor, note which port handles this call.

Step 3 When you hear the opening greeting, enter the extension for Phone 1. Hearing the opening greeting means that the port is configured correctly.

Step 4 Confirm that Phone 1 rings and that you hear a ringback tone on Phone 2. Hearing a ringback tone means that Cisco Unity correctly released the call and transferred it to Phone 1.

Step 5 Leaving Phone 1 unanswered, confirm that the state of the port handling the call changes to "Idle." This state means that release transfer is successful.

Step 6 Confirm that, after the number of rings that the phone system is set to wait, the call is forwarded to Cisco Unity and that you hear the greeting for the test subscriber. Hearing the greeting means that the phone system forwarded the unanswered call and the call-forward information to Cisco Unity, which correctly interpreted the information.

Step 7 On the Status Monitor, note which port handles this call.

Step 8 Leave a message for the test subscriber and hang up Phone 2.

Step 9 On the Status Monitor, confirm that the state of the port handling the call changes to "Idle." This state means that the port was successfully released when the call ended.

Step 10 Confirm that the MWI on Phone 1 is activated. The activated MWI means that the phone system and Cisco Unity are successfully integrated for turning on MWIs.


To Test Listening to Messages


Step 1 From Phone 1, enter the internal pilot number for Cisco Unity.

Step 2 When asked for your password, enter the default password. Hearing the request for your password means that the phone system sent the necessary call information to Cisco Unity, which correctly interpreted the information.

Step 3 Confirm that you hear the recorded voice name for the test subscriber (if you did not record a voice name for the test subscriber, you will hear the extension number for Phone 1). Hearing the voice name means that Cisco Unity correctly identified the subscriber by the extension.

Step 4 When asked whether you want to listen to your message, press 1.

Step 5 After listening to the message, press 3 to delete the message.

Step 6 Confirm that the MWI on Phone 1 is deactivated. The deactivated MWI means that the phone system and Cisco Unity are successfully integrated for turning off MWIs.

Step 7 Hang up Phone 1.

Step 8 On the Status Monitor, confirm that the state of the port handling the call changes to "Idle." This state means that the port was successfully released when the call ended.


To Set Up Supervised Transfer on Cisco Unity


Step 1 In the Cisco Unity Administrator, go to the Subscribers > Subscribers > Call Transfer page.

If the name of the test subscriber is not displayed, click the Find icon (the magnifying glass) in the title bar, then click Find, and select the name of the test subscriber in the list that appears.

For more information on transfer settings, refer to the "Subscriber Template Call Transfer Settings" section in the Cisco Unity Administrator Help.

Step 2 Under Transfer Type, click Supervise Transfer.

Step 3 Set the Rings to Wait For field to 3.

Step 4 Click the Save icon.


To Test Supervised Transfer


Step 1 From Phone 2, enter the access code necessary to get an outside line, then enter the number outside callers use to dial directly to Cisco Unity.

Step 2 On the Status Monitor, note which port handles this call.

Step 3 When you hear the opening greeting, enter the extension for Phone 1. Hearing the opening greeting means that the port is configured correctly.

Step 4 Confirm that Phone 1 rings and that you do not hear a ringback tone on Phone 2. Instead, you should hear the indication your phone system uses to mean that the call is on hold (for example, music or beeps).

Step 5 Leaving Phone 1 unanswered, confirm that the state of the port handling the call remains "Busy." This state and hearing an indication that you are on hold mean that Cisco Unity is supervising the transfer.

Step 6 Confirm that, after three rings, you hear the greeting for the test subscriber. Hearing the greeting means that Cisco Unity successfully recalled the supervised-transfer call.

Step 7 During the greeting, hang up Phone 2.

Step 8 On the Status Monitor, confirm that the state of the port handling the call changes to "Idle." This state means that the port was successfully released when the call ended.


To Delete the Test Subscriber


Step 1 In the Cisco Unity Administrator, go to the Subscribers > Subscribers > Profile page.

If the name of the test subscriber is not displayed, click the Find icon (the magnifying glass) in the title bar, then click Find, and select the name of the test subscriber in the list that appears.

Step 2 In the title bar, click the Delete Subscriber icon (the X).

Step 3 Click Delete.


Integrating a Secondary Server for Cisco Unity Failover

The Cisco Unity failover feature enables a secondary server to provide voice messaging services when the primary server becomes inactive. For information on installing a secondary server for failover, refer to the applicable Cisco Unity installation guide, available at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/prod_installation_guides_list.html.

For information on failover, refer to the Cisco Unity Failover Configuration and Administration Guide. The Domino version of the guide is available at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_unity/fail/fail401/dom/index.htm. The Exchange version of the guide is available at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_unity/fail/fail401/ex/index.htm.

Requirements

The following components are required to integrate a secondary server:

Phone System

A serial data port for the data link.

A data splitter unit to split the single data link into two serial cables.

Two additional RS-232 serial cables (to be used with the serial cable from the integration of the primary server). With the three serial cables, connect one from the data port in the phone system to the data splitter unit; connect the second from the data splitter unit to the serial port on the primary server; and connect the third from the data splitter unit to the serial port on the secondary server.

Cisco Unity Server

One secondary server for each primary server installed and ready for the integration, as described in the applicable Cisco Unity installation guide and earlier in this integration guide.

The applicable cable configuration for each analog voice messaging port to simultaneously connect the phone system to the corresponding ports on both the primary and the secondary servers. For example, connect port 1 on the phone system with both port 1 on the primary server and port 1 on the secondary server.

A license that enables failover.

Integration Description

The phone system uses a data link to send call information to the primary and secondary servers. The data splitter unit splits the single serial cable into two serial cables, enabling the data link to connect to the primary and secondary servers. The analog voice messaging lines from the phone system provide voice connectivity to the primary and secondary servers. Figure 2 shows the required connections.

Figure 2 Connections Between the Phone System and Cisco Unity Servers

The primary and secondary servers act in the following manner:

When the primary server is operating normally, the secondary server is inactive.

When the primary server becomes inactive, the secondary server becomes active.

When the primary server becomes active again, the secondary server becomes inactive.

Setting Up the Secondary Server for Failover

Do the following procedure to integrate the secondary server.

To Set Up the Secondary Server for Failover


Step 1 Install a secondary server with the same configuration as the primary server. For installation instructions, refer to the applicable Cisco Unity installation guide.

Step 2 Make all voice connections from the phone system to the corresponding ports on both the primary server and the secondary server. For example, connect port 1 from the phone system with port 1 on both the primary and the secondary servers.

Step 3 Connect one serial cable from the serial port on the phone system to the data splitter unit.

Step 4 Connect the remaining two serial cables to the two serial ports on the data splitter unit. Then connect one serial cable to the serial port on the primary server and the other serial cable to the serial port on the secondary server.

Step 5 On the Windows Start menu of the secondary server, click Programs > Cisco Unity > Manage Integrations. The UTIM window appears.

Step 6 On the Integration menu of the UTIM window, click New. The Telephony Integration Setup Wizard appears.

Step 7 Enter the settings to match the integration settings on the primary server.


Note We recommend not reassigning any unassigned subscribers and call handlers to the new integration, if you are asked by the wizard. Failover replication will automatically assign the correct integration.


Step 8 At the prompt to restart the Cisco Unity services, click Yes.


Note When restarting the Cisco Unity services, use the UTIM prompt instead of the Cisco Unity icon in the Windows taskbar. The taskbar icon does not restart all of the Cisco Unity services.


Step 9 After Cisco Unity restarts, on the Windows Start menu of the Cisco Unity server, click Programs > Cisco Unity > Manage Integrations. UTIM appears.

Step 10 In the left pane of the UTIM window, click the phone system integration that you created in Step 6.

Step 11 For Cisco Unity 4.0 and 4.1, continue to Step 12.

For Cisco Unity 4.2 and later, do the following substeps.

a. In the right pane, click Properties.

b. On the Integration tab, compare the setting of the Integration ID field for the secondary server to the setting of the Integration ID field for the primary server.

c. If the integration IDs of the phone system on the primary and secondary server are the same, continue to Step 12.

If the integration IDs of the phone system on the primary and secondary servers are different, on the secondary server, click Modify Integration ID.

d. When cautioned that subscribers associated with the current Integration ID setting will not be automatically associated with the new Integration ID setting, click OK.

e. In the Modify Integration ID dialog box, in the Enter New Integration ID field, enter the Integration ID setting for the phone system on the primary server and click OK.

f. Click Save.

g. At the prompt to restart the Cisco Unity services, click No.

h. In the left pane, click the phone system integration that you created in Step 6.

Step 12 In the right pane of the UTIM window, click the Ports tab.

Step 13 Enter the port settings to match the port settings on the primary server.


Caution In programming the phone system, do not send calls to voice messaging ports in Cisco Unity that cannot answer calls (voice messaging ports that are not set to Answer Calls). For example, if a voice messaging port is set only to Dialout MWI, do not send calls to it.

Step 14 Click Save.

Step 15 Exit UTIM.

Step 16 Click Programs > Cisco Unity > Edit Switch Utility.

Step 17 In the Switch Configuration Editor window, in the Manufacturer field, click Fujitsu.

Step 18 In the Model field, click 9600.

Step 19 Click Edit.

Step 20 In the Switch Configuration dialog box, click the Incoming Calls tab.

Step 21 In the Call Rings field, enter 3 and click OK.

Step 22 In the Switch Configuration Editor dialog box, click Exit.

Step 23 On the Windows Start menu, click Run.

Step 24 Enter Regedit and click OK.


Caution Changing the wrong registry key or entering an incorrect value can cause the server to malfunction. Before you edit the registry, confirm that you know how to restore it if a problem occurs. (Refer to the "Restoring" topics in Registry Editor Help.) If you have any questions about changing registry key settings, contact Cisco TAC.

Step 25 If you do not have a current backup of the registry, click Registry > Export Registry File, and save the registry settings to a file.

Step 26 Expand the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Active Voice\Miu\1.0\Initialization.

Step 27 Double-click New Call Delay on Inactive Backup Server.

Step 28 In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, in the Value Data field, enter 0, and click OK.

Step 29 Close the Registry Editor.

Step 30 Restart the Cisco Unity server.


No changes to the hunt group programming on the phone system are necessary.

Changing the Settings for an Existing Integration

After the integration is set up, if you want to change any of its settings (for example, to add or remove voice messaging ports for an integration), do the following procedure.

To Change the Settings for an Integration


Step 1 On the Cisco Unity server, on the Windows Start menu, click Programs > Cisco Unity > Manage Integrations. The UTIM window appears.

Step 2 In the left pane, double-click Unity Server. The existing integrations appear.

Step 3 Click the integration you want to modify.

Step 4 In the right pane, click the name of the cluster, phone system, or PIMG unit (depending on your integration) for the integration.

Step 5 In the right pane, click the applicable tab for the integration.

Step 6 Enter new settings in the fields that you want to change.


Caution If you are adding or removing voice messaging ports, make sure you change the settings for the individual ports so that there are an appropriate number of ports set to answer calls and an appropriate number of ports set to dial out.

Step 7 In the UTIM window, click Save.

Step 8 If prompted, restart the Cisco Unity services.


Deleting an Existing Integration

If you want to delete an existing integration (for example, you have replaced the phone system with which Cisco Unity originally integrated), do the following procedure.

To Delete an Existing Integration


Step 1 On the Cisco Unity server, on the Windows Start menu, click Programs > Cisco Unity > Manage Integrations. The UTIM window appears.

Step 2 In the left pane, double-click Unity Server. The existing integrations appear.

Step 3 Click the integration that you want to delete.

Step 4 On the Integration menu, click Delete.

Step 5 Follow the on-screen instructions to assign the subscribers of the deleted phone system integration to another phone system integration.

Step 6 At the prompt to restart the Cisco Unity services, click Yes. The Cisco Unity services restart.

Alternatively, you can restart the Cisco Unity services in UTIM on the Tools menu by clicking Restart Cisco Unity.

Step 7 If the integration you deleted used voice cards, remove the voice cards from the Cisco Unity server.



Appendix: Using Alternate Extensions and MWIs


Alternate Extensions

In addition to the "primary" extension that you specify for subscribers, you can assign subscribers up to nine alternate extensions. (The primary extension is the one that you assign to each subscriber when you create his or her subscriber account; it is listed on the Subscribers > Subscribers > Profile page.)

Reasons to Use Alternate Extensions

There are several reasons that you may want to specify alternate extensions for subscribers. For example, if you have more than one Cisco Unity server that accesses a single, corporate-wide directory, you may want to use alternate extensions to simplify addressing messages to subscribers at the different locations. With alternate extensions, the number that a subscriber uses when addressing a message to someone at another location can be the same number that the subscriber dials when calling. You may also want to use alternate extensions to:

Handle multiple line appearances on subscriber phones.

Offer easy message access on direct calls from a cell phone, home phone, or phone at an alternate work site (assuming that the phone number is passed along to Cisco Unity from these other phone systems). In addition, when such phones are used as alternate extensions, and are set to forward to Cisco Unity, callers can listen to the subscriber greeting, and leave messages for the subscriber just as they would when dialing the primary extension for the subscriber.


Tip To reduce the number of requests from subscribers who want alternate extensions set up for multiple cell phones, home phones, and other phones, give subscribers class of service (COS) rights to specify their own set of alternate extensions. (See the Subscribers > Class of Service > Profile page.) With proper COS rights, a subscriber can specify up to five alternate extensions in the Cisco Unity Assistant—in addition to the nine that you can specify on the Subscribers > Alternate Extensions page in the Cisco Unity Administrator.


Enable URL-based extensions in Cisco Unity for an integration with a SIP phone system.

How Alternate Extensions Work

Before you set up alternate extensions, review the following list for information on how alternate extensions work:

Alternate extensions cannot exceed 30 characters in length. By default, each administrator-defined alternate extension must be at least 3 characters in length, while subscriber-defined alternate extensions must be at least 10 characters.

You can use the Advanced Settings tool in Tools Depot to specify a minimum extension length for the extensions entered in the Cisco Unity Administrator and the Cisco Unity Assistant. Refer to the Advanced Settings Tool Help for details on using the settings. Respectively, the settings are Administration—Set the Minimum Length for Locations, and Administration—Set the Minimum Length for Subscriber-Defined Alternate Extensions.

You can control whether subscribers can use the Cisco Unity Assistant to view the alternate extensions that you specify in the Cisco Unity Administrator. To do so, see the Subscribers > Class of Service > Profile page. The Subscriber-Defined Alternate Extension table displays the alternate extensions that the subscriber adds.

Neither the Cisco Unity Administrator nor the Cisco Unity Assistant will accept an extension that is already assigned to another subscriber (either as a primary or alternate extension), or to a public distribution list, call handler, directory handler, or interview handler. Cisco Unity verifies that each alternate extension is unique—up to the dialing domain level, if applicable—before allowing either an administrator or a subscriber to create it.

All alternate extensions use the same transfer settings as the primary extension.

In many cases, Cisco Unity can activate a message waiting indicator (MWI) for an alternate extension. However, depending on the phones and phone systems involved, some additional phone system programming may be required to set this up.

Setting Up Alternate Extensions

Do the applicable procedure to add, modify, or delete alternate extensions:

To Add Administrator-Defined Alternate Extensions

To Modify or Delete Alternate Extension(s)

To Add Administrator-Defined Alternate Extensions


Step 1 In the Cisco Unity Administrator, go to any Subscribers > Alternate Extensions page.

Step 2 In the Administrator-Defined Alternate Extensions table, enter an extension in any row. When entering characters in the Alternate Extensions table, consider the following:

You can enter an extension up to 30 characters in length. (SIP integrations can use up to 30 alphanumeric characters.)

Each extension must be unique—up to the dialing domain level, if applicable.

Enter digits 0 through 9. Do not use spaces, dashes, or parentheses.

For SIP integrations, you can also enter a valid alias for a SIP URL. For example, if the URL is SIP:aabade@cisco.com, enter aabade. Do not use spaces.

Rows are numbered as a convenience. You can enter alternate extensions in any order, and you can have blank rows.

Step 3 Repeat Step 2 as necessary.

Step 4 Click the Save icon. Alternate extensions are enabled for all rows in the table.


To Modify or Delete Alternate Extension(s)


Step 1 In the Cisco Unity Administrator, go to any Subscribers > Alternate Extensions page.

Step 2 Do any of the following:

To modify an extension, change the extension in the Alternate Extensions table.

To delete extensions, check the check boxes next to the alternate extensions that you want to delete.

To remove all alternate extensions listed in the table, click Select All.

Step 3 Click the Save icon.

Step 4 Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 as necessary.



Note You can run the Cisco Unity Bulk Import wizard when you want to add alternate extensions for multiple subscribers at once. When you do, the Cisco Unity Bulk Import wizard appends the new alternate extensions to the existing table of alternate extensions, beginning with the first blank row.


Alternate MWIs

You can set up Cisco Unity to activate alternate MWIs when you want a new message for a subscriber to activate the MWIs at up to 10 extensions. For example, a message left at extension 1001 can activate the MWIs on extensions 1001 and 1002.

Cisco Unity uses MWIs to alert the subscriber to new voice messages. MWIs are not used to indicate new e-mail, fax, or return receipt messages.

Setting Up Alternate MWIs

Cisco Unity can activate alternate MWIs. Note that depending on the phones and phone systems, some additional phone system programming may be necessary. Refer to the installation guide for the phone system.

To enable alternate MWIs for extensions, do the following procedure for each subscriber who needs alternate MWIs.

To Set Up Alternate MWIs for Extensions


Step 1 In the Cisco Unity Administrator, go to the applicable Subscribers > Subscribers > Messages page.

Step 2 Confirm that the Use MWI for Message Notification check box is checked.

Step 3 Click the Add button located beneath the MWI Extensions table to add a row to the table. By default, the first row in the table contains an "X" to indicate the primary extension assigned to a subscriber. If you want one more extension and do not need to activate the MWI on the primary extension, you can also modify the first row.

Step 4 Enter the applicable extension in the Extension field of the table. MWIs are automatically enabled for all rows in the table. When entering characters in the MWI Extensions table, consider the following:

Enter digits 0 through 9. Do not use spaces, dashes, or parentheses.

Enter , (comma) to insert a one-second pause.

Enter # and * to correspond to the # and * keys on the phone.

Step 5 Click the Save icon.

Step 6 Repeat Step 3 through Step 5 as necessary.



Note You can run the Cisco Unity Bulk Import wizard when you want to set up alternate MWIs for multiple subscribers at once.


To change or delete alternate MWIs for extensions, do the following procedure.

To Modify or Delete Alternate MWIs


Step 1 In the Cisco Unity Administrator, go to the applicable Subscribers > Subscribers > Messages page.

Step 2 Do either of the following:

To modify an extension, change the extension in the MWI Extensions table.

To delete extensions, check the check boxes next to the rows that you want to delete in the MWI Extensions table, and then click the Delete button.

Step 3 Click the Save icon.

Step 4 Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 as necessary.



Appendix: Documentation and Technical Assistance


Conventions

The Fujitsu 9600 Serial Integration Guide for Cisco Unity 4.0 uses the following conventions.

Table 9 Fujitsu 9600 Serial Integration Guide for Cisco Unity 4.0 Conventions 

Convention
Description

boldfaced text

Boldfaced text is used for:

Key and button names. (Example: Click OK.)

Information that you enter. (Example: Enter Administrator in the User Name box.)

< >

(angle brackets)

Angle brackets are used around parameters for which you supply a value. (Example: In the Command Prompt window, enter ping <IP address>.)

-

(hyphen)

Hyphens separate keys that must be pressed simultaneously. (Example: Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete.)

>

(right angle
bracket)

A right angle bracket is used to separate selections that you make:

On menus. (Example: On the Windows Start menu, click Settings > Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options.)

In the navigation bar of the Cisco Unity Administrator. (Example: Go to the System > Configuration > Settings page.)

[x]

(square brackets)

Square brackets enclose an optional element (keyword or argument). (Example: [reg-e164])

[x | y]

(vertical line)

Square brackets enclosing keywords or arguments separated by a vertical line indicate an optional choice. (Example: [transport tcp | transport udp])

{x | y}

(braces)

Braces enclosing keywords or arguments separated by a vertical line indicate a required choice. (Example: {tcp | udp})


The Fujitsu 9600 Serial Integration Guide for Cisco Unity 4.0 also uses the following conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the document.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

For descriptions and URLs of Cisco Unity documentation on Cisco.com, see the About Cisco Unity Documentation. The document is shipped with Cisco Unity and is available at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_unity/about/aboutdoc.htm.

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Never use a revoked or an expired encryption key. The correct public key to use in your correspondence with PSIRT is the one linked in the Contact Summary section of the Security Vulnerability Policy page at this URL:

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