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Release Notes for the Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 11.1

Contents

Introduction

What's New in This Release

Applications and Features Supported by Previous Releases of Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution

System Requirements

Hardware and Software Components

Determining Software Release Versions

Cisco IOS

Cisco PGW 2200

Limitations and Restrictions

DPNSS Limitations

Caveats

Caveats for Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9.6(1)

Caveats for Other Software

Related Documentation

Release Notes

Obtaining Documentation

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Product Documentation DVD

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Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Release Notes for the Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 11.1


1/20/06

Solution Release 11.1: January 20, 2006

Contents

These release notes describe the features and caveats for the Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 11.1:

Introduction

System Requirements

Determining Software Release Versions

Limitations and Restrictions

Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Introduction

The Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution provides a carrier-class infrastructure to support multiple IP-based services, including dial access, voice transit, business voice services (voice virtual private networks, PBX tandem, and service-provider hosted Cisco CallManager and IP Call Center), and H.323/SIP PSTN Gateway for residential voice services. Based on the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch, the solution provides a bridge between legacy PSTN and next-generation packet networks.

These notes cover the Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 11.1. This release includes enhancements and adds support for the features, applications, and element management updates described in the next section.

What's New in This Release

Support for new features supported by the Cisco PGW 2200 9.6 software:

Call Limiting, providing the ability to specify a call limit (maximum number of calls) on any interface, including PGW nodes, media gateways, and H.323 or SIP endpoints

DPNSS calling features (BTNR188 Issue 5) for interworking with Cisco CallManager, including advanced features:

Basic call

Add-on Conference

Call Back When Free

Call Back When Next Used

Call Forward (also known as Call Diversion)

Call Hold

Call Redirection (also known as Call Transfer)

Call Waiting

Calling Name Display

Centralized Operator

Extension Status

Loop Avoidance

Message Waiting Indicator

Night Service

Route optimization

Three Party Service: Shuttle, Transfer, and Add-on


Note When DPNSS features are interworked between a legacy DPNSS PBX network and Cisco Call Manager (and vice-versa), the given features mimic the implementation of the features in a DPNSS network. For information on exceptions, refer to "DPNSS Limitations".


SIP REFER and unsolicited NOTIFY for Message Waiting Indicator

Interworking of the Cisco Unity unified messaging server with DPNSS and QSIG PBXs, providing advanced voice messaging features:

DPNSS feature support: Basic call, Call Hold, Message Waiting Indicator, Calling and Called Number ID, Auto Attendant

QSIG feature support: Basic call, Call Hold, Message Waiting Indicator, Calling and Called Number ID, Auto Attendant

For more information, refer to the feature module documentation at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/mgcfm/96/index.htm.

This release supports all MGCP features added to Cisco IOS gateways in Release 12.3(8)T. Refer to Cisco IOS 12.3T Release Notes at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios123/123relnt/xprn123t/index.htm.

Applications and Features Supported by Previous Releases of Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution

Previous versions of Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution introduced support for additional applications and features described in the solution release notes:

Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 10.3:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/dialvoic/pstngw/relnote/pstrn103.htm

Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 10.2:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/dialvoic/pstngw/relnote/pstrn102.htm

Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 10.1:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/dialvoic/pstngw/relnote/pstrn101.htm

Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 10:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/dialvoic/pstngw/relnote/pstrn10.htm

Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 9:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/dialvoic/pstngw/relnote/pstnrn9.htm


Note Solution Release 8 was a maintenance release supporting the same applications as Solution Release 7.


Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 7:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/dialvoic/pstngw/relnote/pstnrn7.htm#244223

Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 5:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/dialvoic/pstngw/relnote/pstnrn5.htm#228816

Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 3:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/dialvoic/pstngw/relnote/pstnrn3.htm#151327

Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 2:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/dialvoic/pstngw/relnote/pstnrn2.htm#90215

Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 1:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/solution/dialvoic/pstngw/relnote/pstnrn.htm#88627

System Requirements

Hardware and Software Components

The following table provides a list of hardware, software, and firmware requirements for the Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution.

Contact Cisco Systems Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for additional information.


Note If you are using platform versions that are later than the ones listed in the following table, contact Cisco's Technical Assistance Center (TAC) to verify which versions are supported.


Table 1 Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution Release 11 Components 

Component Type
Role
Hardware
Software Required

Cisco PGW Node

Call control

Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch

Media Gateway Control (MGC) software Version 9.6(1), S9/P9 or later

   

HSI (H.323)

Release 4.2 patch 1 or later

   

Signaling Link Terminal:

   

Cisco 2611 SLT

Cisco IOS Version 12.3(8)T4

   

Cisco 2651 SLT

Cisco IOS Version 12.3(8)T4

   

Ethernet Switch/Router:

   

Cisco Catalyst 2900XL

Current FCS Release

   

Cisco Catalyst 5500

Current FCS Release

   

Cisco Catalyst 6500

Current FCS Release

Call Manager

IP PBX and Key Switch

Cisco CallManager

Version 4.1(2)

Cisco CallManager Express

Version 3.2

Unified Messaging Server

 

Cisco Unity

Version 4.0(4) SR1

IP transfer point

 

Cisco ITP 2651, Cisco ITP 72xx, Cisco ITP 75xx

Cisco IOS Version 12.2(25)

Media Gateways (MGCP-controlled for PSTN trunking)

 

Cisco AS5300

Cisco IOS Version 12.3 mainline

   

Cisco AS5350

Cisco IOS Version 12.3(8)T4

   

Cisco AS5350XM

Cisco IOS Version 12.4(1)

   

Cisco AS5400hpx

Cisco IOS Version 12.3(8)T4

   

Cisco AS5400XM

Cisco IOS Version 12.3(8)T4

   

Cisco AS5400XM

Cisco IOS Version 12.4(1)

   

Cisco AS5850

Cisco IOS Version 12.3 mainline

   

Cisco AS5850 with STM1 module

Cisco IOS Version 12.3(x)T

   

Cisco MGX 8000 Voice Gateway (VISM-PR)

Release 3.3.0

   

Cisco MGX 8880 Voice Gateway (Cisco VXSM)

Release 5.2.0.200 (VXSM 2.0)

Media Gateways (MGCP-controlled for PBX access)

 

Cisco 2651XM, 2691XM, 36xx, 37xx

Cisco IOS Version 12.3(8)T

   

BRI backhaul: Cisco 1721 1751, 1751v, 1761, 1761v 2612

Cisco IOS Version 12.3(X)xc

   

PRI/Q.931 backhaul for call agents:
Cisco 2691

Cisco IOS Version 12.3(7)T1

Firewall

 

Cisco PIX 515, 525, or 535 Security Appliance

7.0

Network Management

 

Cisco Billing and Measurement Server (BAMS)

Version 3.20

   

Cisco MGW Node Manager (MNM)

Version 2.6(1)

   

Cisco VSPT

Version 2.6(1)

   

Cisco Media Gateway Manager for Cisco VXSM/VISM

Version 5.0

   

Network management for AS5xx0: CiscoWorks LMS

Version 2.2

   

Cisco Signaling Gateway Manager (SGM) for ITP

Version 3.2

   

CiscoView

Version 5.4

Optional Software

 

Cisco Internetwork Performance Monitor (IPM)

Version 2.3

   

Cisco Info Center (CIC)

Version 3.5


Determining Software Release Versions

Cisco IOS

To determine the release version of Cisco IOS software currently running, log in to the router and enter the show version EXEC command. The following sample output from the show version command indicates the version number on the second output line:

Router> show version
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software 
IOS (tm) 12.2 Software c5300-i-mz, Version 12.2(1)T3, RELEASE SOFTWARE

Cisco PGW 2200

To determine the release version of the Cisco MGC software currently running, enter the following MML command on the Cisco Media Gateway Controller (MGC):

mml> rtrv-ne

Media Gateway Controller 2004-03-29 14:15:22

M RTRV

"Type:"MGC""

"Hardware platform:sun4u sparc SUNW,Netra-440"

"Vendor:"Cisco Systems, Inc.""

"Location:Media Gateway Controller"

"Version:"9.6(1)""

"Platform State:ACTIVE"

Limitations and Restrictions

DPNSS Limitations

The following supplementary service features have limitations.

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Table 2 DPNSS Limitations

Feature
Limitation

Call Back When Free
Call Back When Next Used

These features are not supported on non-XML IP phones.

Also not supported:

Directory numbers with multiple or shared lines

Directory numbers with multiple partitions

Call from a DPNSS phone to an IP phone that has been forwarded

Call to a DPNSS phone that has been set for Call Forward-Immediate (also known as Call Diversion-Immediate)

Call Forward No Answer (also known as Call Diversion-No Reply)

Limitation: This feature does not work with a call from an IP Phone user to a DPNSS phone with the default Media Gateway "Trigger for SDP Transmit to H.323" setting of Address Complete.

For this feature to work, set the trigger to Answer.

Call Offer

Cisco PGW 2200 maps call offer to call waiting. With call waiting, the Cisco IP phone user receives an audible inband tone and Caller ID information on the phone display. If all the lines on the Cisco IP phone are being used, the Call Offer is rejected with Busy.

Call Redirection

Not supported from Cisco CallManager to DPNSS PBX

Centralized Operator

Supported from DPNSS to Cisco CallManager IP, but not from Cisco CallManager to DPNSS.

Not supported: Executive intrusion and Series Call

Extension Status

Not supported from an IP operator in the Cisco CallManager domain to a DPNSS extension.

Loop Avoidance

Loop avoidance counter values cannot be passed to Cisco CallManager.

Loop avoidance is not supported for calls that go from or are transferred from a DPNSS PBX to Cisco CallManager and on to another DPNSS PBX (such "hairpinned" calls are not detected).

Note Loop avoidance can be enabled or disabled on a per call basis.

Message Waiting Indicator

Only DPNSS TDM-based voicemail is supported.

Night Service

Only a DPNSS extension can serve as the night service target extension.

Route optimization

Route optimization within the DPNSS network is supported: A call from DPNSS PBX A to DPNSS PBX B which is then transferred to Cisco CallManager will be optimized if DPNSS PBX A has a trunk to Cisco CallManager.

Route optimization from Cisco CallManager to a PBX to Cisco CallManager and route optimization from PBX to Cisco CallManager to PBX is not supported.


Table 3 Cisco Unity DPNSS or QSIG Limitations

Feature
Limitation

(DPNSS or QSIG) Auto Attendant

Supervised Transfer option is not supported.


Caveats

Caveats for Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9.6(1)

Known issues and operational recommendations for the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9.6(1) are described at
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/relnote/rn961.htm.

Open and resolved caveats are no longer listed in the release notes. Use the Bug Toolkit to query defects (you must be logged in to Cisco.com). The tool is located at the following url: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl

Caveats for Other Software

To view caveats for software for other supported platforms, please refer to the relevant Release Notes listed in Release Notes.

Related Documentation

Release Notes

The following component release notes are available for the Cisco PSTN Gateway Solution:

Table 4 Cisco PSTN Gateway Platform Release Notes

Component
Location

Cisco MGC, Release 9.6(1) Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc
/rel9/relnote/rn961.htm

Catalyst 2900XL Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan
/c2900xl/index.htm

Catalyst 6500 Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan
/cat6000/relnotes/index.htm

Catalyst 5000 Family Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat5000/
c5krn/index.htm

Cisco CallManager, Version 4.1 Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/
prod_release_note09186a00802b434f.html

Cisco H.323 Signaling Interface, Version 4.2 Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/
rel9/hsi_41/hsi41rn.htm

Cisco Internetwork Performance Monitor 2.3

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps1008/
prod_release_note09186a008007fb4d.html

Cisco IOS 12.2(15)ZJ (used with Cisco 3745)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5012/
prod_release_note09186a008021e9bb.html

Cisco IOS 12.3 Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/
ios123/123relnt/xprn123/index.htm

Cisco IOS 12.3(x)T (used with Cisco AS5850 with STM1 module)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5207/
prod_release_notes_list.html

Cisco IOS 12.3T Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/
ios123/123relnt/xprn123t/index.htm

Cisco PGW 2200 Billing and Measurement Server (BAMS), Version 3.2 Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/bams320/320rn

Cisco PIX Firewall Software Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/ciscosecure/pix.shtml

Cisco Signaling Link Terminal Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/slt/
sltrns/index.htm

Cisco Unity 4.0(4)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/
prod_release_note09186a008022e04d.html

Cisco Voice Interworking Service Module Release 3.3 Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps1938/
prod_release_note09186a00802daef1.html

Cisco VXSM 5.2.00 Release Notes

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/wanbu/mgx8880/relnote/528880.htm

CiscoView, Version 5.4

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps4565/
prod_release_note09186a00800e3f0c.html

CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution 2.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps2425/
prod_release_notes_list.html

Cisco Media Gateway Node Manager Release 2.6(1)

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/
sc/rel9/cmnm261/index.htm

Cisco Voice Services Provisioning Tool Release 2.6(1)

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/
sc/rel9/vspt261/index.htm

Cisco Media Gateway Manager 5.0

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps1920/prod_release_note_chapter09186a00802745b0.html

Cisco Signaling Gateway Manager 3.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/wirelssw/ps2153/
prod_release_note09186a0080203b3d.html


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