Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, Release 6.x -- Configuring the Audio Server System

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This chapter explains how to configure a newly-installed Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system, which consists of the following activities:


Note: For information about the CLI commands, see Command-Line Interface Reference.


Contents

Configuring the LAN Parameters for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series

The LAN parameters identify your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series on your TCP/IP network. Use the LAN parameter information from worksheet 3-3 in the applicable Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace , at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html.

To Configure LAN Parameters
  1. If you do not already have terminal logging turned on, turn it on. For information on logging, see the applicable Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server , at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html.
  2. Enter getether . The Ethernet address of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series appears as in the following example:
    meetingplace: tech$ getether
    0001af0bc2cd
  3. Record the Ethernet address for future use.
  4. Enter net . The following menu appears:
    meetingplace:tech$ net
    1) View the server & site configuration
    2) Modify the server configuration
    3) Select another server (current unit = #0)
    99) Quit
    Select:
  5. Modify the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server configuration by entering 2 . The following menu appears:
    Select: 2
    1) View the current configuration
    2) Select a different site for this server
    3) Change the host and site names
    4) Change server IP address and Ethernet address
    5) Change site subnet mask or broadcast addr
    6) Change site routing information
    7) Change network time protocol servers
    99) Return to the main menu
  6. Select 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , and 7 in order and follow the prompts to enter values by using Worksheet 3-5 in the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace .
    See Table: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server System Configuration Parameters for the details of each parameter.


Table: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server System Configuration Parameters
Parameter Explanation

Active

System status, noneditable.

Description

Designates three names:


Host name -The name that appears as the command line prompt for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace CLI.

Note: To help with network maintenance issues, you may want to make this name identical to the external DNS name. This external DNS name is how the network refers to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series. However, configuring this host name in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace does not automatically configure the DNS entry in your DNS server. In addition, when attempting to access other servers from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, the other server IP address must be used because Cisco Unified MeetingPlace is not configured to support DNS internally.


Host description -The name of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server as seen in MeetingTime and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing. It is helpful to use "MeetingPlace" in this field because it can be different from the TCP/IP name.


Site name -An arbitrary name for the location of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.

IP address

Must correspond to your network requirements. See worksheet 3-5 in the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace .

Ethernet address

The Media Access Control (MAC) address of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server. It corresponds to the MAC hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network. During setup, the getether command produced this value.

NTP server

This IP address designates the Network Time Protocol (NTP) server on your LAN. It allows Cisco Unified MeetingPlace to synchronize its clock with the network time server.

Site subnet mask

A bit mask used to determine to which subnet an IP address belongs. Your network administrator specifies this value. See worksheet 3-5 in the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace .

Site broadcast address

Address used to broadcast packets on the LAN segment. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server provides this automatically. See worksheet 3-5 in the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace .

Site default gateway

Address of the gateway that accepts and routes information to other networks. See worksheet 3-5 in the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace .


  1. See the Examples for detailed examples.
  2. Quit modifying by entering 99 .
  3. Save the changes you made by entering y . The net command menu is displayed.
  4. View and confirm the new configuration by entering 1 . See the following example:
    meetingplace:tech$ net
    1) View the server & site configuration
    2) Modify the server configuration
    3) Select another server (current unit = 30)
    99) Quit
    Select: 1
    Current server configuration:
    1. Unit: #0 (giraffe)
      Active: YES
      Description: MeetingPlace
      Kind: Conference server
      IP Address: 172.20.21.13
      Ethernet address: 0001af0bc2cd
      NTP servers: 198.207.208.114 198.207.208.84
      Site: #0 (Home Site)
      Site subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
      Site broadcast addr: 172.20.255.255
      Site default gateway: 172.20.1.1
    1) View the server & site configuration
    2) Modify the server configuration
    3) Select another server 9current unit = 30)
    99) Quit
    Select:
  5. Exit the net command by entering 99 .
    Note: You must restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system before some of the changes made by the net command can take affect. If you need to restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system, the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system will say so. If you need to restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system to test your changes, restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system, wait five minutes, and then ping the IP address you entered with the net command.
Examples

See the following for an example of changing the host and site names (option 3 from the net command menu):

Select: 3
Enter new host name [giraffe]: giraffe
Enter new host description [MeetingPlace]: MeetingPlace
Enter new site name [Home Site]: Home Site
1) View the current configuration
2) Select a different site for this server
3) Change the host and site names
4) Change server IP address and Ethernet address
5) Change site subnet mask or broadcast addr
6) Change site routing information
7) Change network time protocol servers
99) Return to the main menu


See the following for an example of changing the IP address and verifying the Ethernet address (option 4 from the net command menu):

Select: 4
Enter new IP address [172.20.21.13]: 172.20.21.13
Please enter the 12-digit Ethernet address (e.g., 0000c0112233).
[0001af0bc2cd]: 0001af0bc2cd
1) View the current configuration
2) Select a different site for this server
3) Change the host and site names
4) Change server IP address and Ethernet address
5) Change site subnet mask or broadcast addr
6) Change site routing information
7) Change network time protocol servers
99) Return to the main menu


See the following for an example of changing the site subnet mask or broadcast address (option 5 from the net command menu). The net command displays the default site subnet mask and broadcast address. You do not need to modify these unless they are different from the default.

Select: 5
Enter new subnet mask [255.255.0.0]: 255.255.0.0
Enter new broadcast address [172.20.255.255]: 172.20.255.255
1) View the current configuration
2) Select a different site for this server
3) Change the host and site names
4) Change server IP address and Ethernet address
5) Change site subnet mask or broadcast addr
6) Change site routing information
7) Change network time protocol servers
99) Return to the main menu


See the following for an example of changing the site routing information (option 6 from the net command menu). The net command displays the default gateway. You do not need to be modify it unless it is different.

Select: 6
To specify no default gateway, enter "0.0.0.0".
Enter new default gateway address [172.20.1.1]: 172.20.1.1
1) View the current configuration
2) Select a different site for this server
3) Change the host and site names
4) Change server IP address and Ethernet address
5) Change site subnet mask or broadcast addr
6) Change site routing information
7) Change network time protocol servers
99) Return to the main menu


See the following for an example of changing the Network Time Protocol servers (option 7 from the net command menu):

Select: 7
The IP addresses for up to three Network Time Protocol servers may be entered.
To clear an entry, use the address "0.0.0.0".
NTP server #1 [198.201.208.114]: 198.207.208.114
NTP server #2 [198.201.208.84]: 198.207.208.84
NTP server #3 [0.0.0.0]: 0.0.0.0
1) View the current configuration
2) Select a different site for this server
3) Change the host and site names
4) Change server IP address and Ethernet address
5) Change site subnet mask or broadcast addr
6) Change site routing information
7) Change network time protocol servers
99) Return to the main menu


Configuring the Time Zone for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series

This section describes how to configure the time zone for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series.


Note: If the time zone is not set correctly, meetings will occur at the wrong time.


Note: See Time Zone Codes for a complete list of the time zone codes.


To Configure the Time Zone
  1. If you do not already have terminal logging turned on, turn it on. For information on logging, see the applicable Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server , at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html.
  2. At the tech$ prompt, enter timezone . The following example appears:
    meetingplace:tech$ timezone
    Please select the region where this server is installed:
    1) Europe
    2) Far East
    3) North America
    99) quit
    Select:
  3. Enter the number that applies to the region where your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server is located. Another menu appears with options for that region. The following is an example of the screen that appears:
    Select: 3
    Please select the time zone for this server.
    The following timezones are available:
    1) America/Anchorage
    2) America/Chicago
    3) America/Denver
    4) America/Edmonton
    5) America/Fort_Wayne
    6) America/Halifax
    7) America/Los_Angeles
    8) America/Montreal
    9) America/New_York
    10) America/Phoenix
    11) America/Vancouver
    12) America/Winnipeg
    13) America/Honolulu
    99) no action
    Select:
  4. Enter the number that appears next to the location where your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server is. The following is an example of the screen that appears if you select option 7 for Los Angeles:
    Select: 7
    The local time zone (PST) is 480 minutes west of GMT
    Daylight savings time policy: US/Canada
    Please confirm (y/n):
  5. Confirm your selection by entering y . The line "DONE" and the tech$ prompt appear.

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