Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, Release 7.0 -- How to Prepare to Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server

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Reviewing System Requirements

Before installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server, read:


The Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS)

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server is installed on a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS). You may also install it on a server from a different manufacturer if it has identical technical specifications to the Cisco MCS.

For complete information about installing the Cisco MCS, see the documentation at this location: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/prod_installation_guides_list.html.


Reviewing Duplex Setting Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 supports the following Ethernet port settings:

  • Application Server: Auto/Auto (Speed/Duplex)
  • Ethernet Switch Port (must be a Gigabit switchport): Auto/Auto (Speed/Duplex)
  • Result: Auto-negotiated to Gigabit/Full


Gathering Installation Values

Gather and record the information in Table: Installation Values to prepare for your installation of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server.


Caution! Be sure these are the correct values for system. It is difficult to change most of these values after the initial installation.

Table: Installation Values
Field Format Step

Primary


Primary DNS address

ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd1

You must have a valid DNS service configuration for the correct operation of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

You can test your DNS service by entering on the command-line interface, ping <DNS_IP_Address>. You should get a response in under 200 milliseconds.

Step 4

Secondary


The secondary DNS address

Notes:

  • Only used if you enable DNS.
  • This field is optional.

ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd1

Step 4

Domain Name


DNS search path

Note: Only used if you enable DNS.

<company_name>.com Example: cisco.com

Note: You must use the .com extension if you are using SSL.

Step 4

Host Name


An arbitrary name for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace host.

This must be a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN).


Can include any letters in upper or lower case, any numbers, period, and the dash symbol (-). Must be 32 characters or less and must start with a letter.


Example: mpxSystem.cisco.com

Note: You must use the .com extension if you are using SSL.

Step 4

IP Address


IP address for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd1

Step 4

Subnet Mask


For Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd1

Step 4

Gateway


Default gateway address for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd1

Step 4

Auto-Negotiation


Enables devices to automatically exchange information over a link.


See Reviewing Duplex Setting Requirements.

  • On
  • Off

Step 4


and


Step 13

Speed (Full Duplex)


The speed setting for the Ethernet ports, in Mbps.


See Reviewing Duplex Setting Requirements.

  • 100
  • 1000

Note: If you choose 1000 Mbps, you must set auto negotiation to On.

Step 4


and


Step 14

Mail Server


Mail server hostname. Used when sending e-mail from the Linux console using the mail command

Note: This is not the same as the mail server that you set in the Administration Center.

  • ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd1 or
  • Can include any letters in upper or lower case, any numbers, and the dash symbol (-). Must start with a letter.

Step 4

Duplex mode


How information moves.

Note: You cannot set the duplex mode during the operating system configuration. By default, it is set to full duplex. If you need to change the duplex mode, change it during the application installation.


See Reviewing Duplex Setting Requirements.

  • Full duplex
  • Half duplex

Note: When transmitting voice across a data network, half duplex can cause packet collisions, which can result in degraded voice quality. Therefore, full duplex is the recommended choice in all cases. Half duplex should only be used when no full duplex switch port is available, and then only at a speed of 1000 Mbps.

Step 14

Time zone


Where this Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system resides.

Choose from the drop-down menu.

Step 6

NTP Server (optional)


IP address for the NTP server that you want to connect to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd1

Step 9

Password


For the root user.

Must be at least 8 characters. Can include any printable ASCII characters including A-Z, a-z, 0-9, ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~

Note: This password is case-sensitive.

Step 15

Password


For the mpxadmin user.

Must be at least 8 characters. Can include any printable ASCII characters including A-Z, a-z, 0-9, ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~

Note: This password is case-sensitive.

Step 15

Password


For the administrator

Must be at least 8 characters. Can include any printable ASCII characters including A-Z, a-z, 0-9, ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~

Note: This password is case-sensitive.

Step 15

(Release 7.0.3 only) PIN


For the administrator

Numeric. Must be at least 8 digits.

Step 15

Footnote 1: For all IP addresses, the values in each quartet must range between 0 and 255.

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