Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, Release 7.0 -- About the Gateway SIM

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The Gateway System Integrity Manager (Gateway SIM) is a common component of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace products. Gateway SIM functions as the channel through which Cisco Unified MeetingPlace gateways communicate with the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server. It improves the reliability and serviceability of all Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications by detecting gateway outages and logging these errors to the Alarm Table. It also allows you to add and delete gateway units (computers that have Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing or other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications installed) from the Application Server.


The Gateway SIM is comprised of two modules:

  • Gateway SIM Agent-Resides in the MeetingPlace Gateways Configuration Utility on the Web Server. The Gateway SIM Agent sends scheduled updates to the Gateway SIM Manager.
  • Gateway SIM Manager-Resides on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server. If the Gateway SIM Manager does not receive updates when expected, it logs a major alarm to the Alarm Table.


The following table describes the fields in the Gateway SIM Agent.


Field or Window Description

Version

The version number of the Gateway SIM.

Installation Key

The Ethernet address of this Windows computer.


It is through this Ethernet address that this computer registers itself in to the database of the active Application Server.

Remote Management Enabled

Enables a Cisco support representative to issue remote management requests that can help diagnose problems and restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Service.

NOTE: When you restart the Web Server, all manual changes made to the registry are lost.

Gateway Alarms Enabled

Enables the Gateway SIM to log alarms from this computer to the Alarm Table.

Lower left window

Indicates the FQDN of the Application Server to which this computer is connected.

Lower right window

Contains information about this computer including the following:

  • Whether the Gateway SIM on this computer is connected to the Application Server.
  • The unit number assigned to this computer by the active Application Server.
  • The IP address of this computer.
  • Whether link encryption is enabled.
  • Release of the server software that the active Application Server is running.



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