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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
  • 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
o NTP server
o LDAP server
o Customization asset server
o Certificate Requirements
o Security Requirements
o DNS requirements
o Port requirements
o QoS Settings
o API tool (Postman)
• Cisco Meeting Server 2000 Deployments
o Installing the server
o Configuring the Fabric Interconnect modules
o Configuring the Cisco Meeting Server 2000 through the MMP
o Checking the installed software
o Configuring the Web Admin Interface
o Applying a License File
• Cisco Meeting Server 1000/VM Deployments
o Overview of virtualized platforms
 Installing CMM via VMware
o Configuring VMware Network Management
o Configuring the VMware Instance using vSphere client
o Retrieving and activating VMware Licenses
o Accessing the Cisco Meeting Server 1000 Console
 Installing CMM via Hyper-V
• Single combined server deployment
o Deploying a Combined Server
o Certificate Guidelines for Single Combined Server
• Single Split Server Deployment
o Deploying a Core Server
o Deploying an Edge Server
o Certificate Guidelines for Single Split Server Deployment
• Scalable and Resilient Server Deployments
o Deploying the Database Cluster
o Deploying a Call Bridge Cluster
o Deploying the XMPP Server
o Deploying Load Balancers and Trunks
o Deploying Web Bridges
o Deploying TURN Servers

Cisco Meeting Server User Licensing

• Obtaining and Entering a License File
• Cisco Meeting Server Licenses
o Call Bridge Activation keys
o Branding
o Recording
o XMPP licenses
• Cisco User Licenses
o Personal Multiparty Plus Licensing
o Shared Multiparty Plus Licensing
o Cisco Meeting Server Capacity Units
o 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
o Database on a Separate Server
o Deploying Certificates on the Database and Call Bridge Servers
o Attaching other Database Instances to the Database Cluster
• Deploying Web Bridges
o Deploying multiple Web Bridges
o Setting up the Web Bridges’ certificates
o Setting up the Web Bridges via the API
o Web Bridge call flow
o Cisco Meeting App and WebRTC Client
o Enabling HTTP redirect and the Web Bridge
• Deploying the TURN Servers
o Configuring TURN Servers
• Dial plan configuration – Overview
o Dial plan rules for incoming calls and outbound calls
o Outbound Dial Plan Rules
o Inbound Dial Plan Rules
o Forwarding Dial Plan Rules
• Dial plan configuration – SIP endpoints
o SIP video endpoints dialing a meeting hosted on a cluster
o SIP call control configuration
o Meeting Server configuration
o Media encryption for SIP calls
o Enabling TIP support
o IVR configuration

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

• CUCM and CMS Integration
o Configuring a SIP Trunk to CUCM
o Configuring a secure SIP Trunk
o Configuration Required on the Meeting Server
o Configuration Required on CUCM
o Configuring a Non-Secure Trunk
• Setting up Escalated ad hoc calls
o Configuring the Meeting Server
 Setup Incoming Dial Plan
 Setup Administrator Account with API Permission
o 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
o Configuring the Meeting Server
 Configure Outbound Dial Plan Dial Plan
o Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Server
 Configure Route Groups
 Configure Route Lists
 Configure Route Pattern
• Support for Active Control
o Active Control on the Meeting Server
 Participant List
 Indicators
 Selecting Layout
o Limitations
o Overview of ActiveControl and the iX protocol
 CUCM 8.x and earlier
 Third-party networks
 VCS-centric deployments
o Disabling ActiveControl on the Meeting Server
o Enabling iX support in CUCM
o Scheduling conferences in TelePresence Management Suite
• Load Balancing Calls
o Configuring Call Bridges for Load Balancing Incoming Calls
 Creating Call Bridge Groups
 Enabling Load Balancing
 Fine Tuning Load Balancing
o 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
o Prerequisites
o SIP Configuration
o H.323 Gateway configuration
o Call Bridge outbound dial plan rule configuration
o Configuring IP dialing
• Call Testing
o Inbound call from an endpoint registered to a VCS/Expressway
o Outbound call to an endpoint registered to a VCS/Expressway
o Calling non Cisco Meeting App users from H.323 endpoint
• Troubleshooting

Cisco Meeting Server Integration with TMS

• TMS Integration
o API Communication
o Adding CMS to TMS
o Create Reserved Conference Spaces
o Create a Scheduled Conference and Auto Dialing
o Extend a Conference
o 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
o Lync Front End server configuration
o Adding a dial plan rule to clustered Meeting Servers
• Integrating SIP endpoints and Lync clients
• Adding calls between Lync clients and SIP video endpoints
o Lync Front End server configuration
o VCS configuration
o Meeting Server configuration
• Integrating Cisco Meeting App with SIP and Lync clients
• Integrating Lync using Lync Edge service
o Lync Edge call flow
o Configuration on Meeting Server to use Lync Edge
• Controlling the bandwidth for sharing content on Microsoft Lync and Skype for
o Business calls
• Direct Lync federation
• Calling into scheduled Lync meetings directly and via IVR
• Office 365 Dual Homed Experience with OBTP Scheduling
o Configuration
o In-conference experience

Cisco Meeting Server Recording and Streaming

• Recording Meetings
o Recording meetings
o Steps to configuring the Recorder
o Example of deploying recording
o Recorder licensing
 Recorder licensing
o Recording with Vbrick
 Prerequisites for the Meeting Server
 Configuring the Meeting Server to work with Vbrick
o Streaming meetings
 Steps to configuring the Streamer
 Deploying streaming
 Streamer licensing Recording meetings

Cisco Meeting Manager (CMM) Deployment

• Deploy Cisco Meeting Manager
o Install Meeting Manager
o LDAP Integration
o Add Call Bridges
o Add Log Servers
o Add User groups
• Cisco Meeting Manager Meetings
o Navigation
o List Meetings
o Edit Meetings
 Layout
 Recording
 Streaming
 Participants
o 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
o Sign In Page Customization
o Sign In Setting
• Call Customization
o IVR Message Customization
o 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


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