Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1) (Authorized Self-Study Guide) [NOOK Book]

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Overview

Foundation learning for CIPT1 exam 642-446

 

Dennis Hartmann, CCIE® No. 15651

 

Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1), is a Cisco®-authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCVP® foundation learning. This book provides the knowledge necessary to install, configure, and deploy a Cisco Unified Communications solution based on Cisco Unified Communications Manager, the call routing and signaling component of the Cisco Unified Communications solution. By reading this book, you will gain an understanding of deploying a Cisco Unified Communications Manager to support single site, centralized, distributed, and hybrid call processing models.

 

This book focuses on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 6.x. You will learn how to install and configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager, power over Ethernet switches, and gateways using MGCP. You will also learn how to build a scalable dial plan for on-net and off-net calls. The dial plan chapters of the book cover call routing, call coverage, digit manipulation, class of service, and call coverage components. This book will teach you how to implement media resources, LDAP directory integration, and various endpoints including Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). Cisco Unified Video Advantag endpoint configuration is covered, in addition to, Cisco Unity® voice mail integration and basic voice mail box creation. Various user features are discussed including Presence.

 

Whether you are preparing for CCVP certification or simply want to gain a better understanding of Cisco Unified Communications Manager fundamentals, you will benefit from the foundation information presented in this book.

 

Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1), is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.

 

Dennis J. Hartmann, CCIE® No. 15651 is a lead Unified Communications instructor at Global Knowledge. Dennis has been working with CallManager since CallManager 2.0. Dennis has various technical certifications: CCIE No. 15651, CCVP, CCSI, CCNP®, CCIP®, and MCSE. Dennis has worked with various Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Sprint, Merrill Lynch, KPMG, and Cabletron Systems.

 

  • Understand Cisco Unified Communications Manager architecture and components
  • Evaluate Cisco Unified Communications Manager deployment models
  • Install, upgrade, and administer Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Apply network configuration, NTP, and DHCP configuration options
  • Configure and manage user accounts
  • Deploy various Cisco Unified IP Phones
  • Configure Catalyst® switches for power over Ethernet and voice VLAN requirements
  • Harden IP Phones to mitigate security risks
  • Configure Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) gateways
  • Configure dial plans, call routing, and digit manipulation
  • Deploy various media resources and user features
  • Integrate Cisco Unity Voicemail with Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Configure video-enabled IP Phones

 

This volume is in the Certification Self-Study Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed self-study solutions to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations.

 

Category: Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6

Covers: CIPT1 exam 642-446

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780132796828
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/7/2008
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  • Edition number: 1
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Meet the Author

Dennis Hartmann, CCIE No. 15651, CCVP, CCSI, CCNP, CCIP, MCSE, VCP, VCI, Cisco Data Center Network Design Specialist,is a Unified Communications consultant and a lead instructor at Global Knowledge. Dennis was first exposed to CallManager during the CallManager 2.0 time frame when Cisco acquired Selsius. He has worked for various Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Sprint, Merrill Lynch, KPMG, and Cabletron Systems.

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IntroductionIntroduction

Professional certifications have been an important part of the computing industry for many years and will continue to become more important. Many reasons exist for these certifications, but the most popularly cited reason is that of credibility. All other considerations held equal, the certified employee/consultant/job candidate is considered more valuable than one who is not.Goals and Methods

The most important aspect of this book is to provide knowledge and skills in unified communications deploying the Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) product. Another goal of this book is to assist in the Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT) exam, which is part of the Cisco Certified Voice Professional (CCVP) certification. The methods used in this book are designed to help in both your job and the CCVP CIPT exam. This book provides many questions at the end of each chapter to reinforce the chapter content. Additional test preparation software from companies such as SelfTest Software (http://www.selftestsoftware.com) will give you even more test preparation questions to prepare you for exam success.

One key methodology used in this book is to help you discover the exam topics that you need to review in more depth, to help you fully understand and remember those details, and to help you prove to yourself that you have retained your knowledge of those topics. This book does not try to help you pass by memorization it helps you truly learn and understand the topics. The CIPT exam is one of the foundation topics in the CCVP certification, and the knowledge contained within this book is vitally important to consider yourself a truly skilledUnified Communications (UC) engineer. The book will help you pass the CIPT exam by using the following methods:

  • Helping you discover which test topics you have not mastered

  • Providing explanations and information to fill in your knowledge gaps

  • Providing practice exercises on the topics and the testing process via test questions at the end of each chapter

Who Should Read This Book?

This book is designed to be both a general CUCM book and a certification preparation book. This book is intended to provide you with the knowledge required to pass the CCVP CIPT exam.

Why should you want to pass the CCVP CIPT exam? The CIPT test is one of the milestones toward getting CCVP certification. The CCVP could mean a raise, promotion, new job, challenge, success, or recognition; ultimately, however, you get to say what it means to you. Certifications demonstrate that you are serious about continuing the learning process and professional development. In technology, it is impossible to remain at the same level as the technology all around you advances. Engineers must continuously retrain themselves; otherwise, they will find themselves with outdated commodity-based skill sets.Strategies for Exam Preparation

The strategy you use for exam preparation might differ from strategies used by others based on skills, knowledge, experience, and finding the recipe that works best for you. If you have attended the CIPT course, you might take a different approach than someone who learned Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the job. Regardless of the strategy you use or the background you have, this book is designed to help you understand the material so that you can pass the exam.How This Book Is Organized

The book covers the following topics:

  • Chapter 1, "Cisco Unified Communications Manager Architecture," discusses the Architecture and all the components involved. CUCM hardware requirements, operating system, database, signaling, licensing, and database replication are discussed.

  • Chapter 2, "Deployment Models," covers the deployment models in which CUCM can be used. This chapter introduces the technologies required for the different UC models. The advantages and disadvantages of each deployment model are considered.

  • Chapter 3, "Installation and Upgrade," discusses the installation and upgrade options of CUCM.

  • Chapter 4, "Administration," covers the various CUCM administration user interfaces.

  • Chapter 5, "Initial Configuration Settings," examines the network configuration, Network Time Protocol (NTP), and DHCP configuration options of CUCM. The chapter also covers frequently adjusted CUCM enterprise and service parameters.

  • Chapter 6, "Managing User Accounts," examines user account configuration in CUCM administration, the Bulk Administration tool (BAT), and the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

  • Chapter 7, "Endpoints," covers the various Cisco Unified IP Phones and the features that they support. Third-party Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) endpoint support is covered, in addition to the Cisco IP Phone boot cycle and registration process.

  • Chapter 8, "Cisco Catalyst Switches," covers the power and voice VLAN requirements of the Cisco IP Phone. The Catalyst switch configurations are examined for both Native IOS and CatOS switches. The Cisco and IEEE power specifications are also covered.

  • Chapter 9, "CUCM Configuration," examines the configuration options and procedure for inserting an IP phone into the CUCM database. The chapter also covers the hardening of the Cisco IP Phone to mitigate security risks.

  • Chapter 10, "Configuring Voice Gateways," discusses the configuration of Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) gateways in both CUCM administration and Cisco IOS.

  • Chapter 11, "Call Routing Components," covers the fundamentals of call routing and a public switched telephone network (PSTN) dial plan. Digit analysis and path selection are achieved through the use of the router pattern, route list, and route group CUCM configuration elements.

  • Chapter 12, "Digit Manipulation," covers the process of digit manipulation through calling and called-party transformation masks, translation patterns, prefixing digits, and digit discard instructions (DDI).

  • Chapter 13, "Calling Privileges," covers the process of class of service through the use of partitions and calling search spaces. The chapter also covers time-of-day routing through the use of time periods and time schedules.

  • Chapter 14, "Call Coverage," covers the topic of call-coverage paths through the use of a hunt pilot, hunt list, and line groups. Call-hunting flow is discussed via the various distribution algorithms supported in CUCM.

  • Chapter 15, "Media Resources," discusses the media resources supported in and through CUCM. The media resource topics include music on hold (MOH), conference bridges, annunciators, transcoders, and media termination points. Media resource allocation is discussed through the application of CUCM Media Resource Manager (MRM), media resource group list, and media resource groups.

  • Chapter 16, "User Features," covers various CUCM features, including do not disturb, call park, directed call park, call pickup, hold reversion, intercom, call back, barge, privacy, and IP phone features.

  • Chapter 17, "Presence-Enabled Speed Dials and Lists," covers presence theory and configuration through the use of presence groups, presence speed dials, and presence calling search spaces.

  • Chapter 18, "Voice-Mail System Integration," covers the process of integrating Cisco Unity voice mail with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Topics include voice-mail profiles, voice-mail ports, message waiting indicators, voice-mail call flow, Cisco TAPI service providers (TSP), and voice-mail subscriber creation.

  • Chapter 19, "Cisco Unified Video Advantage," covers the Cisco Unified Video Advantage camera, software, and video-streaming fundamentals. Topics include the CUCM configuration of video-enabled IP phones, including call admission control (CAC) video requirements.

  • Appendix A, "Answers to Chapter Review Questions"


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Table of Contents

    Foreword    xix

    Introduction    xx

Chapter 1--Cisco Unified Communications Manager Architecture    3

    Chapter Objectives    3

    CUCM Overview    4

        Cisco UC Solution Components    4

        Cisco UC Network    7

        CUCM Functions    8

        CUCM Signaling and Media Paths    10

            Example: Basic IP Telephony Call    10

        CUCM Hardware, Software, and Clustering    11

        CUCM Cluster    13

            Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Servers    14

            Cisco UC Operating System    14

        Cisco UC Database    15

            Static Configuration Data    15

            User-Facing Features    15

        Database Access Control    17

        CUCM Licensing    18

            License File Request Process    21

            Obtaining Additional Licenses    22

            Licensing Components    22

            Calculating License Units    25

            License Unit Reporting    25

    Chapter Summary    27

    Review Questions    28

Chapter 2--Deployment Models    33

    Chapter Objectives    33

    CUCM: Single-Site Deployment    34

    Multisite WAN with Centralized Call Processing    36

    Multisite Deployment with Distributed Call Processing    39

        Benefits    42

        Best Practices    42

    Clustering over the IP WAN    43

    CUCM Call-Processing Redundancy    45

    Chapter Summary    48

    Review Questions    49

Chapter 3--Installation and Upgrade    53

    Chapter Objectives    53

    CUCM Installation and Upgrade Overview    53

        CUCM Installation and Upgrade Options    54

            Basic Install    54

            Upgrade During Install    55

            Windows Upgrade    55

            5.x or Later Upgrade    55

        Upgrade Methods    55

            Installation Disc    56

            Hardware Configuration    56

        Basic Installation (Installation DVD)    56

            Important Configuration Information    57

            Installation Procedures for Basic Install    61

        Basic Installation (Preinstalled)    62

        Upgrade During Install    63

        Windows Upgrade    66

        CUCM 5.x and 6.x Upgrades    67

            Dual Partitions    68

    Chapter Summary    68

    Review Questions    69

Chapter 4--Administration    71

    Chapter Objectives    71

    CUCM User Interface Options    72

        CUCM User Options Interface    73

        CUCM Administration Interface    75

        Cisco Unified Serviceability Interface    76

        Disaster Recovery System    78

        Operating System Administration    79

        Command-Line Interface    81

    Chapter Summary    82

    Review Questions    83

Chapter 5--Initial Configuration Settings    87

    Chapter Objectives    87

    CUCM Initial Configuration    88

        Network Components    88

            Network Time Protocol    88

            Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol    89

            Trivial File Transfer Protocol    89

            Domain Name System    89

        NTP and DHCP Considerations    90

        DHCP    92

        DNS    94

    Network and Feature Services    97

        Network Services    98

        Feature Services    98

            Service Activation    99

            Control Center    99

        Global Server Settings    100

            Enterprise Parameters    100

            Service Parameters    104

    Chapter Summary    107

    Review Questions    108

Chapter 6--Managing User Accounts    113

    Chapter Objectives    113

    CUCM User Accounts    113

        User Account Types    114

        User Privileges    115

        User Management    118

        Managing User Accounts    119

    Lightweight Directory Access Protocol    125

        LDAPv3 Integration    126

    LDAPv3 Synchronization    127

        Synchronization Agreements    128

        Synchronization Search Base    129

        Synchronization Best Practices    131

    LDAPv3 Synchronization Configuration    132

        LDAPv3 Authentication    134

            LDAPv3 Authentication Configuration    137

    Chapter Summary    138

    Review Questions    138

Chapter 7--Endpoints    143

    Chapter Objectives    143

    CUCM Endpoints    144

        Endpoint Features    145

        Cisco IP Phone Models    147

            Entry-Level Cisco IP Phones    147

            Midrange Cisco IP Phones    148

            High-End Cisco IP Phones    148

            Other Cisco IP Phones    149

    Cisco IP Phones: Boot Sequence    151

    H.323 Endpoint Support    155

    SIP Third-Party IP Phone Support in CUCM    157

        SIP Third-Party Authentication    159

    Chapter Summary    161

    Review Questions    161

Chapter 8--Cisco Catalyst Switches    165

    Chapter Objectives    165

    Cisco LAN Switches    166

        Providing Power to Cisco IP Phones    167

            Cisco Prestandard Power over Ethernet Device Detection    169

            IEEE 802.3af Device Detection    169

        Voice VLAN Support on Cisco IP Phones    171

            Single VLAN Access Port    173

            Multi-VLAN Access Port    174

            802.1q Trunk Port    175

            Native Cisco IOS VLAN Configuration    176

            CatOS VLAN Configuration    178

    Chapter Summary    180

    Review Questions    180

Chapter 9--CUCM Configuration    185

    Chapter Objectives    185

    Endpoint Configuration Tools and Elements Overview    186

    Endpoint Basic Configuration Elements    187

        Device Pool    187

        Phone Network Time Protocol Reference    189

        Date/Time Groups    190

        Cisco Unified CM Group    191

        Regions    192

        Locations    193

        Phone Security Profile    194

    Device Settings    195

        Device Defaults    196

        Phone Button Template    197

        Softkey Template    198

        SIP Profile    199

        Common Phone Profiles    200

    Phone Configuration Element Relationship    201

    IP Phone Auto Registration    202

        Auto-Registration Configuration    204

    Bulk Administration Tool and Tool for Auto Registered Phone Support    206

        Tool for Auto-Registered Phone Support    207

        TAPS: Phone Insert Process    207

        Bulk Administration Tool    208

            Bulk Provisioning Service    209

            Phone Template    209

            Line Template    210

            CSV File Upload    211

            Phone Validation    212

            Inserting IP Phones into the CUCM Database    213

    Manual Configuration    214

        Endpoint Registration Verification    217

        Third-Party SIP Phone Configuration    218

    Hardening Cisco IP Phones    221

        PC Port    222

        Settings Access    222

        Cisco IP Phones Web Services    222

        Gratuitous Address Resolution Protocol    223

        PC Voice VLAN Access    225

    Chapter Summary    227

    References    227

    Review Questions    228

Chapter 10--Configuring Voice Gateways    231

    Chapter Objectives    231

    Media Gateway Control Protocol Gateways    231

        Endpoint Identifiers    232

        MGCP Gateway Support    234

    MGCP Configuration Server    236

        Q.931 Backhaul    237

        MGCP Gateway Configuration: CUCM    237

        MGCP Gateway Configuration: Cisco IOS Configuration    242

        MGCP Gateway: Registration Verification    245

    Chapter Summary    246

    References    247

    Review Questions    247

Chapter 11--Call Routing Components    251

    Chapter Objectives    251

    Endpoint Addressing    251

    Uniform On-Net Dial Plan Example    253

    Call Routing    255

        Call Routing Table Entries    257

        Route Patterns    257

            Route-Pattern Examples    259

        Digit Analysis    260

    Digit Forwarding    264

        SCCP Phones: User Input    265

        SIP Phones: User Input    266

            Type A SIP Phones: No Dial Rules    266

            Type A SIP Phones: Dial Rules    267

            Type B SIP Phones: No Dial Rules    268

            Type B SIP Phones: Dial Rules    269

    CUCM Path Selection    269

        Path-Selection Elements    270

        Path-Selection Configuration    270

            Route Group    271

            Route List    272

    Route Filters    276

    Call Classification    278

    Chapter Summary    279

    References    279

    Review Questions    280

Chapter 12--Digit Manipulation    283

    Chapter Objectives    283

    CUCM Digit Manipulation    284

        CUCM Digit Manipulation Overview    284

    External Phone Number Mask    287

    CUCM Digit Prefix and Stripping    288

    CUCM Transformation Masks    291

    Translation Patterns    293

    Significant Digits    297

    Transformation Examples    298

    Chapter Summary    300

    Review Questions    301

Chapter 13--Calling Privileges    305

    Chapter Objectives    305

    Calling Privileges    306

    Partitions and Calling Search Spaces    307

    Time-of-Day Call Routing    319

    Client Matter Codes and Forced Authorization Codes    323

    Class of Service Approaches    327

    911 and Vanity Numbers    331

    Private Line Automatic Ringdown    333

    Chapter Summary    334

    Review Questions    335

Chapter 14--Call Coverage    339

    Chapter Objectives    339

    Call Coverage    340

    Call Hunting    342

        Call-Hunting Options and Distribution Algorithms    346

        Call-Hunting Flow    348

        Call-Hunting Configuration    350

    Chapter Summary    361

    Review Questions    362

Chapter 15--Media Resources    367

    Chapter Objectives    367

    Media Resources    367

    Media Resource Support    369

    Conferencing    374

        Cisco Conference Bridge Hardware    376

            Cisco Conference Bridge Hardware (Cisco Catalyst WS-X6608-T1 and WS-X6608-E1)    376

            Cisco IOS Conference Bridge (Cisco NM-HDV and 1700 Series Routers)    376

            Cisco Conference Bridge (Cisco WS-SVC-CMM-ACT)    377

            Cisco IOS Enhanced Conference Bridge (Cisco NM-HDV2, NM-HD-1V/2V/2VE, 2800 Series, and 3800 Series Routers)    377

        Conferencing Media Resource Configuration    379

        Meet-Me Conference Configuration    387

    Music on Hold    388

        MoH Configuration    391

    Annunciator    396

    Media Resource Access Control    398

    Chapter Summary    402

    Review Questions    403

Chapter 16--User Features    407

    Chapter Objectives    407

    Call Park    407

    Call Pickup    411

        Call-Pickup Example    411

        Group Pickup Example    411

    Hold Reversion    414

    Do Not Disturb    416

    Intercom    418

    Call Back    422

        Example: Cisco Call Back    422

    Barge and Privacy    423

    User Web Pages    427

    IP Phone Services    429

        Guidelines and Tips    429

    Chapter Summary    430

    Review Questions    431

Chapter 17--Presence-Enabled Speed Dials and Lists    435

    Chapter Objectives    435

    Presence    436

    Presence Support in CUCM    436

    Presence Configuration    439

    Presence Policies    442

        Presence Policy Configuration    446

    Chapter Summary    450

    References    450

    Review Questions    451

Chapter 18--Voice-Mail System Integration    455

    Chapter Objectives    455

    Cisco Unity Overview    455

    Voice-Mail Integration    459

        Call Routing to Cisco Unity    461

            Outside Calls    461

            Subscriber Call Flow    463

            Calls Forwarded to Voice Mail    465

            Accessing Messages    466

    Configuration for Cisco Unity Integration    467

    Integrating CUCM with a Cisco Unity Voice-Mail System    471

        Creating MWI    472

        Adding Voice-Mail Ports    472

        Adding a Line Group    473

        Adding a Hunt List    475

        Adding a Hunt Pilot    476

        Configuring a Voice-Mail Pilot    477

        Configuring a Voice-Mail Profile    477

    Phone Configuration for Voice-Mail Usage    478

    Cisco Unity Configuration    479

    Cisco Unity Subscriber Configuration    484

    Chapter Summary    485

    References    486

    Review Questions    486

Chapter 19--Cisco Unified Video Advantage    489

    Chapter Objectives    489

    CUVA Overview    489

    CUVA Communication Flows    491

    CUCM Configuration    494

    CUVA Installation    498

    CUVA Verification Tools    500

    Chapter Summary    502

    References    503

    Review Questions    503

Appendix A--Answers to Review Questions    507

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Preface

Introduction

Professional certifications have been an important part of the computing industry for many years and will continue to become more important. Many reasons exist for these certifications, but the most popularly cited reason is that of credibility. All other considerations held equal, the certified employee/consultant/job candidate is considered more valuable than one who is not.

Goals and Methods

The most important aspect of this book is to provide knowledge and skills in unified communications deploying the Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) product. Another goal of this book is to assist in the Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT) exam, which is part of the Cisco Certified Voice Professional (CCVP) certification. The methods used in this book are designed to help in both your job and the CCVP CIPT exam. This book provides many questions at the end of each chapter to reinforce the chapter content. Additional test preparation software from companies such as SelfTest Software (http://www.selftestsoftware.com) will give you even more test preparation questions to prepare you for exam success.

One key methodology used in this book is to help you discover the exam topics that you need to review in more depth, to help you fully understand and remember those details, and to help you prove to yourself that you have retained your knowledge of those topics. This book does not try to help you pass by memorization it helps you truly learn and understand the topics. The CIPT exam is one of the foundation topics in the CCVP certification, and the knowledge contained within this book is vitally important to consider yourself a truly skilled Unified Communications (UC) engineer. The book will help you pass the CIPT exam by using the following methods:

  • Helping you discover which test topics you have not mastered
  • Providing explanations and information to fill in your knowledge gaps
  • Providing practice exercises on the topics and the testing process via test questions at the end of each chapter

Who Should Read This Book?

This book is designed to be both a general CUCM book and a certification preparation book. This book is intended to provide you with the knowledge required to pass the CCVP CIPT exam.

Why should you want to pass the CCVP CIPT exam? The CIPT test is one of the milestones toward getting CCVP certification. The CCVP could mean a raise, promotion, new job, challenge, success, or recognition; ultimately, however, you get to say what it means to you. Certifications demonstrate that you are serious about continuing the learning process and professional development. In technology, it is impossible to remain at the same level as the technology all around you advances. Engineers must continuously retrain themselves; otherwise, they will find themselves with outdated commodity-based skill sets.

Strategies for Exam Preparation

The strategy you use for exam preparation might differ from strategies used by others based on skills, knowledge, experience, and finding the recipe that works best for you. If you have attended the CIPT course, you might take a different approach than someone who learned Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the job. Regardless of the strategy you use or the background you have, this book is designed to help you understand the material so that you can pass the exam.

How This Book Is Organized

The book covers the following topics:

  • Chapter 1, "Cisco Unified Communications Manager Architecture," discusses the Architecture and all the components involved. CUCM hardware requirements, operating system, database, signaling, licensing, and database replication are discussed.
  • Chapter 2, "Deployment Models," covers the deployment models in which CUCM can be used. This chapter introduces the technologies required for the different UC models. The advantages and disadvantages of each deployment model are considered.
  • Chapter 3, "Installation and Upgrade," discusses the installation and upgrade options of CUCM.
  • Chapter 4, "Administration," covers the various CUCM administration user interfaces.
  • Chapter 5, "Initial Configuration Settings," examines the network configuration, Network Time Protocol (NTP), and DHCP configuration options of CUCM. The chapter also covers frequently adjusted CUCM enterprise and service parameters.
  • Chapter 6, "Managing User Accounts," examines user account configuration in CUCM administration, the Bulk Administration tool (BAT), and the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Chapter 7, "Endpoints," covers the various Cisco Unified IP Phones and the features that they support. Third-party Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) endpoint support is covered, in addition to the Cisco IP Phone boot cycle and registration process.
  • Chapter 8, "Cisco Catalyst Switches," covers the power and voice VLAN requirements of the Cisco IP Phone. The Catalyst switch configurations are examined for both Native IOS and CatOS switches. The Cisco and IEEE power specifications are also covered.
  • Chapter 9, "CUCM Configuration," examines the configuration options and procedure for inserting an IP phone into the CUCM database. The chapter also covers the hardening of the Cisco IP Phone to mitigate security risks.
  • Chapter 10, "Configuring Voice Gateways," discusses the configuration of Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) gateways in both CUCM administration and Cisco IOS.
  • Chapter 11, "Call Routing Components," covers the fundamentals of call routing and a public switched telephone network (PSTN) dial plan. Digit analysis and path selection are achieved through the use of the router pattern, route list, and route group CUCM configuration elements.
  • Chapter 12, "Digit Manipulation," covers the process of digit manipulation through calling and called-party transformation masks, translation patterns, prefixing digits, and digit discard instructions (DDI).
  • Chapter 13, "Calling Privileges," covers the process of class of service through the use of partitions and calling search spaces. The chapter also covers time-of-day routing through the use of time periods and time schedules.
  • Chapter 14, "Call Coverage," covers the topic of call-coverage paths through the use of a hunt pilot, hunt list, and line groups. Call-hunting flow is discussed via the various distribution algorithms supported in CUCM.
  • Chapter 15, "Media Resources," discusses the media resources supported in and through CUCM. The media resource topics include music on hold (MOH), conference bridges, annunciators, transcoders, and media termination points. Media resource allocation is discussed through the application of CUCM Media Resource Manager (MRM), media resource group list, and media resource groups.
  • Chapter 16, "User Features," covers various CUCM features, including do not disturb, call park, directed call park, call pickup, hold reversion, intercom, call back, barge, privacy, and IP phone features.
  • Chapter 17, "Presence-Enabled Speed Dials and Lists," covers presence theory and configuration through the use of presence groups, presence speed dials, and presence calling search spaces.
  • Chapter 18, "Voice-Mail System Integration," covers the process of integrating Cisco Unity voice mail with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Topics include voice-mail profiles, voice-mail ports, message waiting indicators, voice-mail call flow, Cisco TAPI service providers (TSP), and voice-mail subscriber creation.
  • Chapter 19, "Cisco Unified Video Advantage," covers the Cisco Unified Video Advantage camera, software, and video-streaming fundamentals. Topics include the CUCM configuration of video-enabled IP phones, including call admission control (CAC) video requirements.
  • Appendix A, "Answers to Chapter Review Questions"

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