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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 TM
  • 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

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

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

• Foundational IP networking knowledge
• Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices Part 1 & 2 (CIVND1/2) or Equivalent Knowledge

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 (RTCProxy on Expressway-E)
  • Cisco Meeting Server Turn Server  on Expressway-E
  • 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

• CMS 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 (RTCProxy on Expressway-E)
  • 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

• Deploying the TURN Servers 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 Manage
  • 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 14: Configure Cisco Meeting Server as Meeting Recorder Server
Lab 15: Active Control
Lab 16: Integrate LYNC/Skype for Business