Using CTMS Administration Software
•Overview of CTMS Tasks and Roles
•Supported Web Browser Types
•Overview of the CTMS Administrative Interface
Overview of CTMS Tasks and Roles
Administrators use the CTMS administration software to configure, maintain, and monitor the Cisco TelePresence Multipoint Switch. System information in the Troubleshoot section of the administrative interface can help administrators troubleshoot issues related to endpoints in multipoint meetings.
CTMS administrative tasks include the following:
•Configuring system settings. These tasks include configuring general system settings, Cisco TelePresence Manager (CTS-Man) settings, and access management settings (such as administrative roles), System settings tasks are described in "Chapter 4: Configuring CTMS Administration Software."
•Managing meetings. These tasks include defining meeting templates, defining static and ad hoc meetings and managing active meetings, as well as being able to observe information about scheduled meetings. Meeting management tasks are described in "Chapter 5: Managing Meetings."
•Troubleshooting and monitoring the system. These tasks include monitoring system errors and log files to determine the causes of system errors. Troubleshooting is described in "Chapter 6: Troubleshooting and Monitoring CTMS."
Prior to configuring CTMS Administration software, you must configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) to support multipoint switching. Unified CM for CTMS configuration tasks are described in "Chapter 2: Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager for CTMS."
Installing CTMS Administration software is described in "Chapter 3: Installing CTMS Administration Software."
CTMS administration software recognizes three different administrative roles; access to various tasks is dependent on defined administrative roles.
•Administrators: Using this super user role, administrators have the authority to perform all tasks associated with CTMS, including configuring system settings, managing multipoint meetings, maintaining, monitoring and troubleshooting CTMS. Administrators have access to all folders in CTMS Administration software.
•Meeting Scheduler: Meeting Schedulers have the authority to perform multipoint meeting management tasks, such as defining meeting templates, and setting up (and breaking down, as necessary) ad hoc, static and scheduled meetings. Meeting Schedulers have access to the Meeting Management folder in CTMS Administration software.
•Diagnostic Technician: Diagnostic Technicians have the authority to perform CTMS monitoring and troubleshooting tasks. Diagnostic Technicians have access to the Troubleshooting and Monitoring folders in CTMS Administration software.
Note In the CTMS administrative GUI, you can give an administrative user both Meeting Scheduler and Diagnostic Technician privileges.
Configuring administrative roles is described in "Chapter 4: Configuring CTMS Administration Software."
Supported Web Browser Types
You can access the CTMS release 1.8 administrative UI using these browsers:
•Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x and 8.x (Windows)
•Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (Mac and Windows)
Overview of the CTMS Administrative Interface
CTMS Administration software user interface is similar to the interface used in Cisco TelePresence System Administration software and Cisco TelePresence Manager software. The user interface is organized as follows:
Figure 1-1 shows an example of the CTMS Administration software user interface.
Figure 1-1 CTMS Administration User Interface
The header at the top of all CTMS administration pages list the name of the software application, the username of the user who is logged in, and links:
•<username>—In Figure 1-1, the username is admin.
•Preferences—By default, the Time Zone attribute is set to "UTC—Coordinated Universal Time." To change the value of this attribute, click Preferences to display the User Preferences dialog box, where you can change this value. CTMS logs display a time stamp that is based on the value of this attribute.
•Logout—Click to log out of the system.
•Help—Click to display online help.
•About—Click to display software version and licensing information.
System status is always in view in the lower left corner of the CTMS Administration page. The system status is updated every 60 seconds. Click the Refresh icon in the upper right corner of the box to obtain an immediate update.
The system status box shows the following information:
•Active meetings: Shows the number of meetings currently in progress.
•Segments Used: Shows the number of segments (speakers) used during CTMS meetings.
•Errors: Shows the total number of system errors that are defined as either CRIT or ERROR. If the total number of system errors is 0, a green check is displayed. If the total number of system errors is more than 0, a red error icon is displayed. System errors are described in Chapter 6 "Troubleshooting and Monitoring CTMS."
•Warnings: Shows the total number of system errors defined as WARN. If the total number of system errors is 0, a green check is displayed. If the total number of system errors is more than 0, a red error icon is displayed. System warnings are described in Chapter 6 "Troubleshooting and Monitoring CTMS."
•Status: Shows the current state of all system processes. If all system processes are in the RUNNING state, a green check is displayed. If one or more processes are in the STOPPED state, a red check is displayed. System processes are described in Chapter 6 "Troubleshooting and Monitoring CTMS."
In the navigation at the left side of the CTMS admin page, Manage, Configure, and Troubleshoot display lists of tasks associated with CTMS. Content specific to those tasks is displayed in the content area of the page when you click links in the left navigation.
The right side of the page is the content area. When you click a link in the left navigation, the content associated with that item displays in the content area.
Click System Information under Troubleshoot in the left navigation to view information about the Cisco TelePresence Multipoint Switch. The information displayed under System Information is configured during CTMS software installation.
•Hostname: Hostname of the CTMS.
•IP Address and subnet mask: IP address and corresponding subnet mask of the Cisco TelePresence Multipoint Switch.
•MAC Address: MAC address of the supported hardware platform on which the Cisco TelePresence Multipoint Switch software is running. This MAC address belongs to Ethernet interface 0 (the eth0 network interface card [NIC]). With failover, this MAC address persists even though another Ethernet interface becomes active.
•Hardware Model: Model number of the supported hardware platform on which the Cisco TelePresence Multipoint Switch is running.
•Software Version: Version of CTMS Administration software currently installed.
•Operating System (OS) Version