Implementing, Configuring and Managing Cisco Meeting Server (ICMCMS-CT)

In this course, students will install and configure a Cisco Meeting Server version 2.x. Students will configure a multimode CMS Cluster and implement all the different components of a clustered solution. Student will also integrate CMS with Unified Communications Manager and VCS/Expressway. Students will also integrate Recording and Skype/Lync. Students will use the TMS and new Cisco Meeting Manager Schedule and monitor CMS.

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  • Cisco Meeting Server Overview
  • Cisco Meeting Server Deployment
  • Cisco Meeting Server User Licensing
  • Cisco Meeting Server Configuration
  • Cisco Meeting Server Configuration with Cisco Unified Communication Manager (CUCM)
  • Cisco Meeting Server Integration VCS/Expressway
  • Cisco Meeting Server Integration with TMS
  • Cisco Meeting Server Configuration with Lync/Skype for Business
  • Cisco Meeting Server Recording and Streaming
  • Cisco Meeting Manager (CMM) Deployment
  • Cisco Meeting Server WebRTC using Expressway Proxy
  • Cisco Meeting Server Customization
  • Cisco Meeting Server Troubleshooting


Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network Video Engineer
  • Voice/UC/Collaboration/Communications Engineer
  • Collaboration Tools Engineer
  • Collaboration Sales/Systems Engineer



Cisco Meeting Server Overview

  • What is Cisco Meeting Server

  • Cisco Meeting Server Benefits

  • Cisco Meeting Server vs Telepresence Server vs MCU

  • Cisco Meeting Server Functions?

    • Conferencing MCU

    • Skype for Business/Lync Interoperability

    • Audio Conferencing

    • Web Conferencing (WebRTC)

    • Meeting Spaces

  • Cisco Meeting Server Components

  • Cisco Meeting Server Call Bridge

  • Cisco Meeting Server Web Bridge

  • Cisco Meeting Server Turn Server

  • Cisco Meeting Server XMPP Server

  • Cisco Meeting Server Database

  • Cisco Meeting Server Scalability

  • On-premises and Cloud Conferencing

  • API Integration


Cisco Meeting Server Deployment


  • Cisco Meeting Server Prerequisites

    • NTP server

    • LDAP server

    • Customization asset server

    • Certificate Requirements

    • Security Requirements

    • DNS requirements

    • Port requirements

    • QoS Settings

    • API tool (Postman)

  • Cisco Meeting Server 2000 Deployments

  • Installing the server

  • Configuring the Fabric Interconnect modules

  • Configuring the Cisco Meeting Server 2000 through the MMP

  • Checking the installed software

  • Configuring the Web Admin Interface

  • Applying a License File

  • Cisco Meeting Server 1000/VM Deployments

    • Overview of virtualized platforms

  • Installing CMM via VMware

  • Configuring VMware Network Management

  • Configuring the VMware Instance using vSphere client

  • Retrieving and activating VMware Licenses

  • Accessing the Cisco Meeting Server 1000 Console

  • Installing CMM via Hyper-V

  • Single combined server deployment

    • Deploying a Combined Server

    • Certificate Guidelines for Single Combined Server

  • Single Split Server Deployment

  • Deploying a Core Server

  • Deploying an Edge Server

  • Certificate Guidelines for Single Split Server Deployment

  • Scalable and Resilient Server Deployments

    • Deploying the Database Cluster

    • Deploying a Call Bridge Cluster

    • Deploying the XMPP Server

    • Deploying Load Balancers and Trunks

    • Deploying Web Bridges

    • Deploying TURN Servers


Cisco Meeting Server User Licensing

  • Obtaining and Entering a License File

  • Cisco Meeting Server Licenses

    • Call Bridge Activation keys

    • Branding

    • Recording

    • XMPP licenses

  • Cisco User Licenses

  • Personal Multiparty Plus Licensing

  • Shared Multiparty Plus Licensing

  • Cisco Meeting Server Capacity Units

  • XMPP Licensing for Cisco Meeting Apps

  • Cisco Meeting Server Capacity Units


Cisco Meeting Server Configuration

  • Transferring the License File to the Cisco Meeting Sever

  • Creating a Cisco Meeting Server Administrator Account

  • Setting up the Network Interface for IPv4

  • Adding additional Network Interfaces

  • Configuring the Web Admin Interface

  • Creating the certificate for the Web Admin Interface

  • Configuring the Web Admin Interface for HTTS Access

  • Configuring the Web Bridge

  • Configuring the TURN server

  • Configuring the Databases

    • Database on a Separate Server

    • Deploying Certificates on the Database and Call Bridge Servers

    • Attaching other Database Instances to the Database Cluster

  • Deploying Web Bridges

  • Deploying multiple Web Bridges

  • Setting up the Web Bridges’ certificates

  • Setting up the Web Bridges via the API

  • Web Bridge call flow

  • Cisco Meeting App and WebRTC Client

  • Enabling HTTP redirect and the Web Bridge

  • Deploying the TURN Servers

    • Configuring TURN Servers

  • Dial plan configuration – Overview

  • Dial plan rules for incoming calls and outbound calls

  • Outbound Dial Plan Rules

  • Inbound Dial Plan Rules

  • Forwarding Dial Plan Rules

  • Dial plan configuration – SIP endpoints

    • SIP video endpoints dialing a meeting hosted on a cluster

    • SIP call control configuration

    • Meeting Server configuration

    • Media encryption for SIP calls

    • Enabling TIP support

    • IVR configuration


Cisco Meeting Server (CMS) Configuration with Cisco Unified Communication Manager (CUCM)

  • CUCM and CMS Integration

    • Configuring a SIP Trunk to CUCM

    • Configuring a secure SIP Trunk

    • Configuration Required on the Meeting Server

    • Configuration Required on CUCM

    • Configuring a Non-Secure Trunk

  • Setting up Escalated ad hoc calls

  • Configuring the Meeting Server

  • Setup Incoming Dial Plan

  • Setup Administrator Account with API Permission

    • Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Server

  • Adding the Cisco Meeting Server as a Conference Bridge

  • Creating a Media Resource Group

  • Creating a Media Resource List

  • Adding the Media Resource Group to a Device Pool or Device

  • Setting up Scheduled and Rendezvous Calls

    • Configuring the Meeting Server

  • Configure Outbound Dial Plan Dial Plan

  • Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Server

  • Configure Route Groups

  • Configure Route Lists

  • Configure Route Pattern

  • Support for Active Control

    • Active Control on the Meeting Server

  • Participant List

  • Indicators

  • Selecting Layout

  • Limitations

  • Overview of ActiveControl and the iX protocol

  • CUCM 8.x and earlier

  • Third-party networks

  • VCS-centric deployments

    • Disabling ActiveControl on the Meeting Server

    • Enabling iX support in CUCM

    • Scheduling conferences in TelePresence Management Suite

  • Load Balancing Calls

  • Configuring Call Bridges for Load Balancing Incoming Calls

  • Creating Call Bridge Groups

  • Enabling Load Balancing

  • Fine Tuning Load Balancing

    • Load Balancing Outbound SIP Calls

  • Enable Load Balancing of Outbound SIP Calls

  • Setup Outbound Dial Plan Rule for Load Balancing SIP Calls

  • Supply the Call Bridge Group or Specific Call Bridge to Use for Outbound SIP Calls


Cisco Meeting Server Integration VCS/Expressway

  • Gateway Configuration

    • Prerequisites

    • SIP Configuration

    • H.323 Gateway configuration

    • Call Bridge outbound dial plan rule configuration

    • Configuring IP dialing

  • Call Testing

  • Inbound call from an endpoint registered to a VCS/Expressway

  • Outbound call to an endpoint registered to a VCS/Expressway

  • Calling non Cisco Meeting App users from H.323 endpoint

  • Troubleshooting


Cisco Meeting Server Integration with TMS

  • TMS Integration

    • API Communication

    • Adding CMS to TMS

    • Create Reserved Conference Spaces

    • Create a Scheduled Conference and Auto Dialing

    • Extend a Conference

    • End/Remove a Conference


Cisco Meeting Server Configuration with Lync/Skype for Business

  • Configuring Cisco Meeting Server with SKYPE

  • Dial plan configuration – integrating Lync/Skype for Business

  • Lync clients dialing into a call on clustered Meeting Servers

    • Lync Front End server configuration

    • Adding a dial plan rule to clustered Meeting Servers

  • Integrating SIP endpoints and Lync clients

  • Adding calls between Lync clients and SIP video endpoints

  • Lync Front End server configuration

  • VCS configuration

  • Meeting Server configuration

  • Integrating Cisco Meeting App with SIP and Lync clients

  • Integrating Lync using Lync Edge service

    • Lync Edge call flow

    • Configuration on Meeting Server to use Lync Edge

  • Controlling the bandwidth for sharing content on Microsoft Lync and Skype for

  • Business calls

  • Direct Lync federation

  • Calling into scheduled Lync meetings directly and via IVR

  • Office 365 Dual Homed Experience with OBTP Scheduling

    • Configuration

    • In-conference experience


Cisco Meeting Server Recording and Streaming

  • Recording Meetings

    • Recording meetings

    • Steps to configuring the Recorder

    • Example of deploying recording

    • Recorder licensing

  • Recorder licensing

  • Recording with Vbrick

  • Prerequisites for the Meeting Server

  • Configuring the Meeting Server to work with Vbrick

    • Streaming meetings

  • Steps to configuring the Streamer

  • Deploying streaming

  • Streamer licensing Recording meetings


Cisco Meeting Manager (CMM) Deployment

  • Deploy Cisco Meeting Manager

    • Install Meeting Manager
    • LDAP Integration
    • Add Call Bridges
    • Add Log Servers
    • Add User groups
  • Cisco Meeting Manager Meetings
  • Navigation
  • List Meetings
  • Edit Meetings
  • Layout
  • Recording
  • Streaming
  • Participants

    • Monitor Meetings
  • Find meetings
  • Find participants
  • Change layout for all participants in a meeting
  • Start and stop recording
  • Start and stop streaming
  • Add participants
  • Change layout for an individual participant
  • Turn audio or video on or off
  • View participant details
  • Call statistics


Cisco Meeting Server WebRTC using Expressway Proxy

  • Configure Cisco Meeting Server for WebRTC Proxy
  • Configure Cisco Expressway C
  • Configure Turn on Cisco Expressway E


Cisco Meeting Server Customization

  • WebRTC App Customization

    Sign In Page Customization
    • Sign In Setting
    • Call Customization
  • IVR Message Customization
  • SIP/LYNC Call Message Customization
  • Invitation Customization


Cisco Meeting Server Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Cisco Meeting Server Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Web Bridge connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Call Server issues
  • Troubleshooting Conferencing issues




Lab 1: Deploy Cisco Meeting Server Servers

Lab 2: Setup Postman App

Lab 3: Basic Cisco Meeting Server Configuration

Lab 4: Setup and install certificates for different Cisco Meeting Server components

Lab 5: Set up a 2-nodes Cisco Meeting Server cluster

Lab 6: Configure dial plan for distributed conferences

Lab 7: Add Cisco Meeting Server into TMS as a managed bridge for scheduling

Lab 8: Integrate Cisco Meeting Server and VCS/Expressway

Lab 9: Integrate CUCM and Cisco Meeting Server

Lab 10: Configure conference bridges for Ad-hoc escalation with Unified CM

Lab 11: Cisco Meeting Server Cluster and Unified CM Dial Plan for Distributed Conferencing

Lab 12: Schedule the Distributed Conference with TMS

Lab 13: Load Balancing across Meeting Servers with Call Bridge Groups

Lab 14: Configure Expressway as a WebRTC Proxy

Lab 15: Configure Cisco Meeting Server as Meeting Recorder Server

Lab 16: Active Control

Lab 17: Integrate LYNC/Skype for Business 

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