Conference

Conference Now

CUCM 11 New Feature
replacing the present Meet-Me feature
well let me tell you, finally i got the approval from Management to upgrade our CUCM and since then i have to read alot to see which new feature i have and one of the newest is Conference Now
i show you earlier how to configure Meet-Me Conference so today i will show how to configure the Replacement for that feature, and You can now set a PIN to the Meet-Me feature, making it more secure Similar to Webex
So i Download CUCM 11 ISO File and i will configure this in the 60 Days Demo License
and as you can see the home page look different
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Login with my Username and passwordb
and here show the System is operation on demo license
don’t worry about it
the feature will work on it
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First go to Call Routing Tab – Conference Now2
Enter the Conference Now Number3
Then go to Media Resource – Interactive Voice Responses4
Make Sure the IVR is registered to the CUCM5
i will Change the Device Pool and Location to my Site (Jamjoom)6
Now go to Media Resource – Announcement 7
Here i can check the All the Default Announcement and as you see the First couple of Announcement is belong to Conference Now Feature and i could change it too for a custom recording 8
Now go to User Management – User/Phone Add – Feature Group Template9in the Default Group Template select the Box – Enable End User to host Conference Now10
now go to Configure End User under User Management Tab11
Configure the Self-Service User ID for the End User12
Select the Primary Extension13
The Last Most Important Step is to Enable the Box under Conference Now and make sure the Meeting Number is the same as the Self-Service user ID
and to make sure your Conference is Secure configure the Attendees Access Code14
like that your configuration is Complete
to check the number allowed for Conference is the same like Meet-me feature
go to Service parameter – Choose the server and Call Manager service15
and As you see you can Adjust everything here16

Now lets Check the Video for testing the Conference Now Feature

 

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Video Conference

This is the Cisco IP Phone Biggest Feature of all

Video Conference is one of the Major thing in Business were Some Employee reside in another City and you can save time and Money with Video Conference and for Some Business an MCU is not an Option.

The Best thing for it to work You don’t need TelePresence or Meeting Server, All what you need is a PVDM3 Modules weather it  PVDM 3-128 or PVDM 3-265 in your Router and Configure the Conference in the IOS Similar like you do the Normal Conference i already Explain it in an Earlier Blog

I will be configuring Video Conferencing for Cisco 8941 IP Phone and 2 of 9971 IP Phones.

So Let Start Configure the IOS

first i Set the DSP reservation for voice related services Integer is a percentage which is 60 in this Example, That Leave me with 40% to video resources

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Then Configure the Video Conference Profile

Its Important to  Define the conference-participants parameters and Maximum Sessions so I Define how Many Parties Per Conference and I define Also the maximum sessions

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Now the SCCP Configuration Part

i Define my Call Manager

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and here i Associate the Video Conference Profile to the SCCP Group

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Now the CUCM Part

Go to the Media Resource – Conference Bridge – Add New

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Then  Go to Media Resource – Media Resource Group – Add new and Select the Video Conference Resource that you Just Configure

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Then  Go to Media Resource – Media Resource Group List – Add New and Select the Media Resource group

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Finally Assign the Media Resources Group List to the Device Pool

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Now make a Call to from Phone A (7156) to Phone B (4119) then i Add by Using the Conference Button https://i2.wp.com/www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/td/i/200001-300000/250001-260000/255001-256000/255303.eps/_jcr_content/renditions/255303.jpg and Add Phone C (2131) and Press the Softkey Conference and Just Like that you have a Video Conference

you can watch the Video in this Link
or you can see it in the video below

Note. Cisco release a Feature Deprecation Announcement for Video Conferencing and Transcoding Using PVDM3 on ISR G2 Product Bulletin Feature Deprecation Announcement for Video Conferencing and Transcoding Using PVDM3 on ISR G2 Product Bulletin were saying “This feature will be disabled with Cisco IOS Software Release 15.5(3)M” so in case you want to use it Youre going to have to roll back to an older release.

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Ad Hoc Conferencing

Conference Cant get Any Easier  ;D

I already explain in earlier blog the other Conference Feature Meet-me and in my Believe Ad-Hoc is the Advanced feature of Conferencing

in Ad-Hoc the Initiator of the Conference which is the Controller would have the  ability to view the List of the Other Parties, to Remove Some of the Parties. Also you can provide this  Feature to the other parties to have same capabilities of the controller

First just like Meet-Me you need to have conference resources available on you router before you can use any conference features i already explain how to configure a Conference Bridge in earlier Blog Media Resource Group

no other configuration needed

so to start conference first i will go to My Cisco 8941 phone and Make call for the First Parties which in my example is extension 7188

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After the first parties answer then I Press the Conference Button

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on the 8941 and Call Second Parties extension number 9059

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After 9059 answer then press Conference Softkeys to Add him to  the Conference

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And it’s now everyone join the  Conference and you can add as many user that your Conference Resource can support

You can view the List of Parties by press View Detail Softkey

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Also you can select a user and remove him from the Conference

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its a really great feature and user will not have to go through System Administrator to ask for a Number to call like Meet-me Conference were you need it

to adjust your conference to protect your self from toll fraud you can configure the call to be terminated once the controller drop the call

Go to System – Service Parameter – Select the Server and Choose the service (Cisco CallManager ) then go to Clusterwide Parameters (Feature – Conference)

Drop Ad Hoc Conference : When Conference Controller Leaves

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Also if i want to other Parties non-Controller to View List of Conference parties and Remove other Parties i will go to System – Service Parameter – Select the Server and Choose the service (Cisco CallManager ) then go to Clusterwide Parameters (Feature – Conference)

Advanced Ad Hoc Conference Enabled : True

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Also you can increase number of Parties to join conference, the default value for this Clusterwide Service Parameter is 4.

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Meet-Me Conference

So i got request from one of the Top Manager in Jaguar Land Rover to have a way to make a conference in his phone for Daily basis

will conferencing one of the most important things in any Enterprise this days,  it save traveling and timing and get to the point ASAP.
Cisco made the implementation of conference easier with Meet-Me Conference so let me guide what you will do when a user Ask you to get to a meeting

So lets go to the Configuration part

First requirement is to have conference resources available on you router before you can use any conference features i already explain how to configure a Conference Bridge in earlier Blog Media Resource group

so after that go a head to Call Routing – Meet-Me Number/Pattern – Add New
Choose a unique Number Ex.: 9876 and partition

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in case you have a custom Softkey template Then Add the Meet-Me Softkey to the Off-Hook state
(another option is to configure the Meet-me as a button)
Go to Device – Device Settings – Softkey Template – Add new
i named it (Meet-Me)
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Then Go to on the right corner to Configure Softkey Layout
then select the state Off-Hook from drop down
and Move the Meet-me to the Selected Softkeys and Save
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Now go to the phone were  you need to initiate the Meeting and Assign the New Softkey template to it which we configure
4So to Procedure
go to the Phone to initiate the Meeting
while the phone in  off hook state press softkey meet-me and press the Number which we configure earlier 9876 which is Meet-me Directory number
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After that put the Meet Me unique number 9876IMG_6690
and Like that you enter the Conference RoomIMG_6691
now go the other Parties and Let them just call 9876 simply like they dial any directory number
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and Walla they Enter to the Conference Room3.JPG

and that’s a wrap

**the meet me can hold as many Parties as your resource can support**

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