Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.1 -- How to Configure the SMA-2S Deployment

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Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.1 > Web Conferencing > Configuring > Configuring External Access



This section provides an overview of the SMA-2S configuration process.

Contents

Before You Begin
Task List for Configuring the SMA-2S Deployment
  1. From the internal web server, configure external meeting redirection. For instructions, see the To Configure Redirection of External Meetings.
  2. (Optional) Configure your external web server for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support. For instructions, see the How to Configure Secure Sockets Layer.
  3. Test your configuration. For instructions, see the To Test Internal Meetings, and the To Test External Meetings.
To Configure Redirection of External Meetings

External meetings are held on an external web server so that users can access their meetings from the Internet. Rather than have all of your users log in to a particular external web server, configure automatic redirection of all external meetings from your internal web servers to a designated external web server.


You must have properly installed Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing on all of your internal and external web servers before beginning this procedure.


  1. From the internal web server, sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing.
  2. From the Welcome page, click Admin , then click Web Server .
  3. From a blank Web Server Name field, enter the name of a new web server to represent your designated external web server.
  4. For Hostname, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your external web server, that is, hostname.domain.com . If your web server is not in a Domain Name Server (DNS), enter the IP address instead.
    • You must be able to resolve this hostname from the internal web server.
    • If you are using SSL, make sure that the hostname on the SSL certificate resolves to the external web server IP address.
    • If you are using SSL and a segmented DNS, make sure that the DNS name and the SSL certificate name differ.
  5. To add this web server to the database, click Submit .
    This server now appears as part of your list of web servers on the bottom portion of the page.
  6. Return to the main Admin page and click Site . The Site administrative page appears.
  7. Click the Site Name that represents your cluster of internal web servers.
    • There should only be one site indicated on this page unless you deployed WebConnect.
    • Site Name should have a default value equal to the NetBIO name of the first web server you installed in this cluster.
  8. For DMZ Web Server, choose the external web server you just added.
    This configures the internal web servers in this cluster to point to this external web server in the case of external meetings.
  9. Click Submit .
    Tip: The external cluster does not require any additional SQL Server database configurations.
  10. Continue with the To Test Internal Meetings.
To Test Internal Meetings
  1. Open your web browser to an internal Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing website.
  2. Sign in by using a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace profile with System Manager privileges.
  3. Schedule a meeting with internal access and add two attachment files.
    1. From the Welcome page, click Schedule Meeting .
    2. Set your meeting details, including meeting date and time.
    3. For Allow External Web Participants , click No .
    4. Click Attachments/Recordings and add two attachments: a document file and a Microsoft PowerPoint attachment, then click OK .
    5. Click Schedule .
  4. Verify that you received a notification for the meeting you scheduled in Step 3.
  5. From inside the private corporate network, verify that the internal click-to-attend link in your notification works.
    1. Click the click-to-attend link.
    2. If you attended a meeting on this web server previously, you are directed to the meeting console.
    3. If you have not attended a meeting on this web server previously, the full-access Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing user interface appears.
  6. From the Internet, verify that the internal click-to-attend link in your notification does not work.
  7. Verify that you can attend the meeting.
    • If you attended a meeting on this web server previously, click the click-to-attend link to go directly in to the meeting console.
    • If you have not attended a meeting on this web server previously, enter the meeting ID and click Attend Meeting from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing home page.
  8. Verify that you are logged in as your profile by verifying that your profile name appears in the meeting console.
  9. Continue with the To Test External Meetings.
To Test External Meetings

You must have a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace profile with System Manager privileges to complete this procedure.


  1. Open your web browser to an internal Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing website.
  2. Sign in by using a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace profile with System Manager privileges.
  3. Schedule a meeting with external access, and add two attachment files by completing the following steps:
    1. From the Welcome page, click Schedule Meeting .
    2. Set your meeting details, including your meeting date and time.
    3. For Allow External Web Participants , click Yes .
    4. Click Attachments/Recordings and add two attachments: a document file and a Microsoft PowerPoint attachment, then click OK .
    5. Click Schedule .
  4. Verify that you received a notification for the meeting you scheduled in Step 3.
  5. Verify that the external click-to-attend link in your notification works.
    1. Click the click-to-attend link.
    2. If you attended a meeting on this web server previously, you are directed to the meeting console.
    3. If you have not attended a meeting on this web server previously, the external attend-only Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing user interface appears.
  6. Verify that you can attend the meeting.
    • If you attended a meeting on this web server previously, click the click-to-attend link to go directly in to the meeting console.
    • If you have not attended a meeting on this web server previously, enter a meeting ID and click Attend Meeting .
  7. Verify that you are logged in as your profile by verifying that your profile name appears in the meeting console.
  8. Verify that you can access the attachments and slide show from the external web server.
    1. From the meeting console, click the Attachments tab to verify that you can open an attachment.
    2. From the meeting console, click the Slides tab to verify that you can see the slides.
    3. Switch to Presentation mode to verify that the first slide appears in the web collaboration window.

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