Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.0 -- Quick Start Configuration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web User Portal for Scheduling and Joining Meetings

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This module describes how to configure the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server to enable users to schedule and join meetings from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal. Advanced Web Server configuration instructions are available in the other topics in this guide.


Note: This module does not apply to deployments in which users schedule meetings from the Cisco WebEx site. For information about Cisco WebEx integration deployments, see the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Cisco_Unified_MeetingPlace%2C_Release_8.0_--_Planning_Your_Deployment.


Contents

About Web Server Software Configuration


Configuration Restrictions

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web deployments that are customized beyond the built-in configuration capabilities of the product, or beyond the documented configuration settings, procedures, or instructions, are not supported by Cisco Systems.


Examples of such customizations include, but are not limited to, the following: modifying web page templates, changing HTML or Javascript code, changing IIS running parameters or applying custom ASP pages or ISAPI filters, modifying SQL server configuration or authentication method, and modifying Windows OS security through IPSec policies and NTFS ACL.


Cisco Policy for Use of Third-Party Software

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace documentation describes the system, end user, and other requirements for the use of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software. Failure to meet these requirements or the introduction of unsupported third-party products may interfere with the operation of the Web Server software, and may affect Cisco support for the Web Server.


Proxy Servers

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software supports most proxy servers on the market. If you are accessing it through a proxy server, set the proxy server as follows:

  • Timeout value from 120 seconds to 300 seconds.
  • Cache expiration policy set to "Explicit Expiration Information Only."


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Roadmap for Configuring the Web Server Software

Before You Begin

Set up your system for voice and video meetings. See the Quick Start Configuration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Basic Voice and Video Conferencing module.


Procedure
High-Level Task Where to Find Instructions

Step 1

Sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration page.

Signing In to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration

Step 2

(Optional) Change the format of the Web Server hostname from an IP address to a hostname.

Changing the Web Server Hostname From an IP Address to a Hostname in the Configuring Security Features for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server module

Step 3

Set your Web Server options.

Setting Your Web Server Options

Step 4

Configure the click-to-attend links through the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Administration Center.

Configuring Click-to-Attend Links in the Configuring Email Notifications for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Step 5

(Optional) Set up web conferencing.

Step 6

(Optional) Configure the Web Server if it is behind a proxy and will require connection to the Cisco WebEx meeting room.

Configuring a Web Server Behind a Proxy

Step 7

(Optional) Configure a site of multiple Web Servers.

Configuring a Site



Signing In to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration

The administrator web interface on the Web Server is called the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration.


Before You Begin
  • Only users of type System administrator can sign in to the Web Administration.
  • You cannot use the preconfigured Admin Profile to sign in to the Web Administration.
Procedure
  1. Sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal using an administrator profile.
  2. Select Admin.
  3. Select an option on the Administration page to begin configuration.


Note: When navigating within the Web Administration, do not use the Back button on your web browser to go to a previous page. Instead, use the links available at the top of each Web Administration page.


What To Do Next

If this is your first time accessing the Web Server, then proceed to Setting Your Web Server Options.


Setting Your Web Server Options

From the Web Server administration page, you can configure features and functionality for local Web Servers. This includes enabling Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Web Server Authentication, and configuring denial-of-service handling, which provides for better performance at the capacity threshold of the server.


The customizations you select on the local Web Server override functionality that is normally allowed by individual class-of-service or meeting permissions.


Procedure
  1. Sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal using an administrator profile.
  2. Select Admin.
  3. Select Web Server.
  4. Scroll down to the "View" section of the screen.
  5. Select the name of the Web Server that you want to configure.
    This populates the "Edit" section of the screen with predefined settings.
  6. Configure the following parameters in the "Web Server Specific" section.
    Note: The hostname was populated during the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software installation. The [[Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.0 -- Web Administration References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace#Hostname [Home Page]|Hostname [Home Page]]] was assigned the first (Local Area Connection) IP address in the operating system. If you upgraded from Release 7.0 to Release 8.0, then the [[Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.0 -- Web Administration References for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace#Hostname [Web Conferencing]|Hostname [Web Conferencing]]] was assigned the second (Local Area Connection 2) IP address in the operating system. You should not need to redefine these unless you want users to be able to access the Web Server by using the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server or you plan to configure SSL for this server. If enabling SSL, you must use hostnames rather than IP addresses.
  7. Configure the "Web Server Customization Values" section.
    • Select Yes to enable a feature.
    • Select No to disable a feature.
    • Select (Site Default) to synchronize the feature on this Web Server with that already configured for the site.
    Note: You can configure site information on the Site administration page.
  8. Select Submit.


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Configuring a Web Server Behind a Proxy

Complete this procedure if you are configuring a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server behind a proxy and plan to connect to the Cisco WebEx meeting room.


Note: This topic does not apply to deployments in which users schedule meetings from the Cisco WebEx site. For information about Cisco WebEx integration deployments, see the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace at http://docwiki-dev.cisco.com/wiki/Cisco_Unified_MeetingPlace%2C_Release_8.0_--_Planning_Your_Deployment.


Procedure
  1. Open an Internet Explorer browser window on the Web Server.
  2. Select Tools > Internet Options > Connections.
  3. Select LAN Settings.
  4. Check Use a Proxy server for your LAN.
  5. Check Bypass proxy server for local addresses.
  6. Select Advanced.
  7. Enter your proxy information and exceptions for local connections.
  8. Select OK.


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Configuring a Site

Procedure
  1. Sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal using an administrator profile.
  2. Select Admin.
  3. Select Site.
  4. From the "View" section of the page, select the name of the site you want to configure.
    Information about this site populates the "Edit" section of the page.
  5. Select field options to configure the site.
    The Site Name entry on the Site administration page must match the Web Server Name entry on the Web Server administration page. This must be consistent for each site. If these entries do not match, searches will not display the same site name.
  6. Select Yes for all parameters in the Site Customization Default Values section.
    Choosing Yes synchronizes all of the Web Servers in this site to share the same parameters.
  7. Select Submit.
  8. Repeat Step 4 through Step 7 for each remaining site listed in the "View" section of the Site administration page.


Troubleshooting Tips

To delete a site from your image, select it and select Delete. You can only delete external sites from an image.


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