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Polycom® Unified Communications
Deployment Guide for the OpenScape
Solution of Siemens Enterprise
Communications™, Version 2
Version 2 | October 2011 | 3725-62124-002/A
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Introduction
Required Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2
Siemens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2
Polycom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2
Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2
Supported Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3
Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–4
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Getting Started with the OpenScape Solution for Siemens
Enterprise Communications
Introduction to OpenScape Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
OpenScape Video V3 Solution Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
OpenScape Video and OpenScape Voice Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
OpenScape UC Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2
OpenScape Desktop Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Interdomain Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
SBC-Based Interdomain Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
VPN-Based Interdomain Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
Enterasys in Combination with OpenScape Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4
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Architecture Overview
OpenScape Video Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–2
Physical Layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3
SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3
H.323 DMA System as Gatekeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
XMPP, API, ISDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
Support of Media Escalation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5
Mixed Rich-Media Collaboration Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5
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Video Systems Available in a UC Client's Address Book or
Buddy List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6
Presence Information for Video Endpoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6
Connecting Non-SIP Video Systems to SIP Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6
H.323 Video Endpoints Connected to OpenScape Video V3 . . . . . . . 3–6
Non-IP Video Endpoints Connected to OpenScape Video V3 . . . . . 3–6
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Use Cases from the Network Perspective
Interdomain Video Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–1
SBC-Based Interdomain Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–1
VPN-Based Interdomain Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–3
Gateway-Based Interdomain Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–3
Point-to-Point Video of Endpoints Registered at Different
SIP Registrars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–4
Multipoint Video of On-Campus Video Endpoints . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5
Multipoint Video of Off-Campus Video Endpoints . . . . . . . . . . . 4–6
OpenScape LIA Network Automation Support for Polycom Video
Endpoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–7
Quality of Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–8
Virtual MCUs in OpenScape Video V3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–9
Mission Critical Video Conferencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–9
Redundant MCUs through the Polycom DMA System . . . . . . . 4–9
Use Cases Provided for Resilient Video Conferencing . . . . . . . 4–10
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Configuring Siemens OpenScape Voice to Interoperate with
Polycom Products
Configuring Siemens OpenScape Voice Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–1
OpenScape Voice Subscriber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–1
OpenScape Voice Endpoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–3
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Configuring Polycom HDX Systems to Interoperate with Siemens
OpenScape
Configuring Polycom HDX Systems LAN Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–1
Specifying SIP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–6
Specifying H.323 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–8
Configuring the System to Use a Gatekeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–9
Configuring the System to Use a Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–11
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Configuring Polycom RMX Systems to Interoperate with Siemens
OpenScape
IP Network Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–1
Mandatory System Flags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–2
Management Network (Primary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–2
Network Service (Conferencing Service) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–3
Modifying the Management Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–3
Modifying the Network Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–8
Fast Configuration Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–9
Click the Routers Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–11
Click the Gatekeeper Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–11
Click the Ports Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–14
If Required, Click the QoS Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–16
Click the SIP Servers Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–18
Click the Security Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–20
Ethernet Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–20
IP Network Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–21
Using IPv6 Network Addresses for RMX Internal and External
Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–24
RMX Internal Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–24
External Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–24
IPv6 Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–24
Licensing and System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–25
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Configuring Polycom VVX Phones to Interoperate with Siemens
OpenScape
Configuring Polycom VVX and SIP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–1
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Configuring Polycom DMA Systems to Interoperate with Siemens
OpenScape
Configuring the Polycom DMA System SIP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–1
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Introduction
This document includes the requirements for the Polycom and Siemens video
interoperability that Siemens refers to as OpenScape Video Solution V3 for
Siemens Enterprise Communications. The Siemens OpenScape Video V3
solution combines high-definition (HD) video room systems, desktop devices,
and media control units with state-of-the-art unified voice and communication
support by OpenScape Voice V5. This voice feature includes unified
numbering plans, one directory service, support of the latest OpenScape Web
Enabled (WE) client, and basic presence integration with OpenScape Unified
Communications (UC).
OpenScape Video V3 offers mission-critical video. Video conferences can be
provided through virtual multipoint control units (MCUs) that are highly
resilient. A virtual MCU consists of multiple physical MCUs and a mechanism
that controls switch-over in the event of outages and balances resource usage.
OpenScape Video combined with OpenScape Voice is a Session Initiation
Protocol (SIP)-based solution. In video communications, SIP is less prevalent
in voice over IP (VoIP) because most installations use H.323. The transition
from H.323 to SIP is occurring as video communication progresses from
standalone overlay solutions to Unified Video Conferencing (UVC) H.323
systems. Video endpoints using SIP or H.323 can be connected by IP-to-IP
gateways or session border controllers (SBCs), which are also part of this
solution.
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Required Hardware
Siemens
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Siemens OpenScape Server that can operate in the single instance:
— OpenScape Voice switch
— OpenScape UC application
— Media Server with G.711 support
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Siemens OpenStage 40 and OpenStage 60 phones
OpenStage 10, 15, 20, and 40 phones have the same software. Open Stage 60 and
80 have the same software.
Polycom
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Polycom® Converged Management Application™ (CMA®) 5000 Server
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Polycom® Distributed Media Application™ (DMA™) 7000 Server
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Polycom® HDX® Series Systems
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Polycom® RMX® 1500/2000/4000
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Polycom® VVX® 1500
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Polycom® Real Presence™ Experience, (RPX™), Polycom® Architected
Telepresence Experience™ (ATX™), and Polycom® OTX™ or Polycom
Open Telepresence Experience™ (OTX™)
Prerequisites
The following prerequisites must be met before you set up and install the
Polycom and Siemens components in the Siemens OpenScape environment:
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Previous knowledge of and experience with the Siemens OpenScape
components
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Access to Siemens OpenScape product documentation and relevant
software
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Previous knowledge of and experience with Polycom CMA systems,
Polycom DMA systems, Polycom HDX systems, Polycom RMX systems,
Polycom VVX phones, and Polycom RPX, ATX, and OTX components
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Access to the Polycom product documentation and relevant software
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Supported Versions
The following tables list the supported Polycom and Siemens OpenScape
versions or releases that have been tested and verified in a lab environment.
Polycom Product
Release
CMA 5000
6.0
DMA 7000
4.0
Polycom HDX Series Systems
3.0.3
Polycom RMX 1500/2000/4000
7.6
Polycom VVX 1500
4.0
Polycom Telepresence RPX, ATX, OTX
3.0.3
Siemens Product
Release
Siemens OpenScape Desktop Client PE
V3R2
Siemens OpenScape Desktop Client WE
V3R2
Siemens OpenScape UC
V3R2
Siemens OpenScape Voice
V5
Siemens OpenStage Phones
V3.x
Related Documentation
For more information about installing, configuring, and administering
Polycom products, refer to the Documents and Downloads link at:
support.polycom.com.
For more information about installing, configuring, and administering
Siemens OpenScape products, refer to the related documentation at:
www.siemens-enterprise.com/us/support.aspx.
For more information about Acme Packet Net-Net, refer to the related
documentation at: www.acmepacket.com/support.htm. You need to set up a
user account to access the documentation.
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Support
For Siemens OpenScape Video Solution issues, contact your Siemens support
representative.
For Polycom product equipment issues, contact Polycom Global Services or
support.polycom.com.
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Getting Started with the OpenScape
Solution for Siemens Enterprise
Communications
Introduction to OpenScape Video
Video communications is a key component in unified communication and
collaboration (UCC) environments. The term Unified Video Conferencing
(UVC) is used to describe the integration of video into UCC. The following
figure shows an overview of the OpenScape Video V3 deployment solution.
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OpenScape Video V3 Solution Features
The OpenScape Video V3 solution has the same look and feel for video calls
and conferences as that of OpenScape UC audio solutions. Video calls are set
up in the same way as voice calls — by dialing a phone number. The same
clients used for audio can be used for video. The end user can start or stop
showing video by pressing a button. Using video benefits from the UC
functionality offered for voice, for example by using the same contact list with
basic presence information.
Video endpoints can collaborate with other video or audio devices such as
Open Stage desktop phones, mobile handsets, and smartphones including
iPhones or Android-based phones.
Siemens Enterprise Communications product, Enterasys® Secure Networks™,
combined with OpenScape Video, delivers location service for telepresence
end systems in Polycom solutions and inventory. It also provides detection,
authentication, and authorization of telepresence end point systems
independent from network vendor.
OpenScape Video and OpenScape Voice Integration
OpenScape Video with OpenScape Voice V5 and OpenScape UC V3R2
support the following features.
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Video calls to and from:
— OpenScape Desktop Client PE V3R2 client
— Polycom VVX 1500 version 4.0
— Polycom HDX series version 3.0.3
— Polycom RMX version 7.6
— Bridges managed by Polycom DMA version 4.0
— Polycom ATX, OTX, RPX version 3.0.3
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Video clients and endpoints can establish calls by dialing an E.164 number
of 5 digits. Buddy lists and global address books are available for video
calls.
OpenScape UC Integration
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Video calls to and from OpenScape Desktop Client WE V3R2 are
supported.
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Video endpoints show device presence status. All allowed contacts are
informed about busy or idle states.
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Video endpoints can be selected as preferred devices for incoming and
outgoing calls.
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Simple presence information is supported.
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Collaboration is possible with other video devices or audio devices such
as OpenStage desktop phones, any mobile handset, and any smartphone
including iPhones or Android-based phones.
OpenScape Desktop Clients
OpenScape Desktop Client PE V3.2 client, OpenScape Desktop Client WE V3.2
client support:
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Full HD capable desktop video solution
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Media-escalation — voice to video for OpenScape Desktop Client WE in
combination with collaboration; voice first, then both sides escalate to
video
Video calls use the same clients as for audio. It is not necessary for end users
to learn new procedures; they can press a button to start or stop showing
video.
Interdomain Video
OpenScape Video V3 provides interdomain video connections for video users
assigned to the organization’s OpenScape Video system. Examples of users are
employees working in their home offices or those traveling who want to
participate remotely in video conferences from a hotel, customer premise, or a
Wi-Fi hotspot, for example. OpenScape Video V3 provides two different
methods for providing interdomain video. One is through a session border
controller (SBC) or gateway mode, and the other is through a virtual private
network (VPN).
SBC-Based Interdomain Video
Incoming and outgoing SIP calls between OpenScape Video, SIP users in the
public and in a private domain through Acme Packet Net-Net 3820. This
applies to all SIP endpoints released with OpenScape Video V3.
VPN-Based Interdomain Video
Incoming and outgoing SIP calls between OpenScape Video, SIP users in the
public and in a private domain can be connected to the home private network
by VPN, for example, using MobileXpress.
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Enterasys in Combination with OpenScape Video
Enterasys allows location services for Polycom video endpoints. It streamlines
inventory management and endpoint detection. Enterasys provides a way to
authenticate and authorize video room and desktop systems independent
from the network vendor. This feature reduces operational costs by automated
asset information updates, detection of unauthorized end systems, and an
automated add, move, and change process. It also allows enhanced asset
management, because device types are automatically detected and tracked.
This management feature improves reliability and security of video calls and
conferences. QoS and security profiles can be automatically assigned.
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Architecture Overview
Unified Video communications for enterprises usually include the following
services:
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A call control system that is responsible for setting up voice or video
connections based on a dialed E.164 number
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An RMX system that allows the integration of several video streams from
video endpoints in a video conference
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A collaboration application server that allows users in a video or audio
conference to share data or presentations or to jointly collaborate on a
single document
The user interface supports equipment for the following activities:
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To listen and speak, for example, phones, mobile phones, loudspeakers,
room systems
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To show videos or record videos and visuals, for example, webcams,
computer-screens, mobile-cams, LCD screens, HD-room cameras
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To present or collaborate on specific data, for example, documents,
spreadsheets, slides, virtual white boards
These example scenarios are shown in the following illustration:
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OpenScape Video Architecture
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Architecture Overview
Physical Layer
SIP
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H.323 DMA System as Gatekeeper
XMPP, API, ISDN
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Architecture Overview
Support of Media Escalation
Media escalation is supported on Polycom HDX and VVX systems. It is a
feature of the OpenScape Desktop Client that allows users to start a video call
or video conference as an audio-only connection and then manually switch to
video. Participants can call in by audio and join as video participants when
they are ready, which can be useful in some situations when a caller is not yet
ready to be seen on video.
Mixed Rich-Media Collaboration Sessions
Mixed rich-media collaboration sessions are established between UC clients
that support audio and video, room video conferencing systems, desktop
video conferencing systems, and audio-only systems such as telephones and
mobile phones.
In cases where web collaboration capabilities cannot be supported on the room
system, a computer with collaboration capabilities can be connected to the
room system such as a Polycom HDX 7000 system. The HDX 7000 system
sends the video and computer information as two video streams to the MCU
(RMX 1500/2000/4000) to mix the streams into one resulting video stream.
The other conference partners can see both streams in one of their displays.
An example conference and collaboration might include the following:
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A Polycom HDX 7000 room system
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A Polycom RMX 2000
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An OpenScape Desktop client and OpenScape Web Collaboration on a
computer
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A Polycom HDX series system with a computer for OpenScape Web
Collaboration
The video streams are mixed within the Polycom RMX 2000, and the
video-enabled UC clients participate in telepresence meetings. The video call
is established by dialing the number of the MCU using E.164 format. This is
similar to dialing into a traditional audio conference. The OpenScape Voice
server is in charge of the call control for the audio and video calls. The actual
collaboration is controlled by a centralized application server through a web
application such as OpenScape Web collaboration through http or https.
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Video Systems Available in a UC Client's Address Book or
Buddy List
Video endpoints, as all other audio endpoints, have been given an E.164
number and are members in the dialing plan of an enterprise. Thus, they are
entries in the global directory and can be added to any personal address book
or buddy lists.
Presence Information for Video Endpoints
Assuming all users have listed their video endpoints in the OpenScape WE
client, they can assign their video equipment such as the Polycom HDX 7000
system to handle the presence status in current UC audio environments. The
user can then adjust the presence state accordingly such as in a conference.
Connecting Non-SIP Video Systems to SIP Video
The use cases described so far are based on the assumption that all video and
audio endpoints and clients support SIP signaling. However, many video
solutions are based on H.323 signaling, some on proprietary signaling, and
others on legacy ISDN non IP systems. Some video solutions are based on both
H.323 and SIP.
OpenScape Video solutions strategically connect every video endpoint.
OpenScape Video can adapt, extend, or overlay existing video deployments
with its SIP-based OpenScape UC solutions.
H.323 Video Endpoints Connected to OpenScape Video V3
H.323 video endpoints are connected to the OpenScape Video V3 solution
based on SIP signaling. A Polycom RMX system can connect H.323 video to
SIP-based video endpoints of OpenScape Video V3.
H.323/SIP Gateway is supported through the Polycom DMA system.
H.323 endpoint are supported either by using the RMX as the bridge or by
using the DMA system as the gateway.
Non-IP Video Endpoints Connected to OpenScape Video V3
Legacy video endpoints (H.320) or even proprietary protocols can connect to
OpenScape Video V3 through an H.320 to an H.323 or SIP gateway. This can
be based on a Polycom RMX, which also offers an H.320 to SIP or H.323
interface, but does not support a dial-through functionality.
H.323/SIP Gateway is supported through the Polycom DMA system.
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Use Cases from the Network
Perspective
This chapter explains specific functions that are required for end-to-end video
communication solutions.
Interdomain Video Solutions
Video solutions are not always isolated domains and need to support
interdomain video calls. OpenScape Video Solutions V3 provides SBC-based
interdomain video and gateway-based interdomain video.
SBC-Based Interdomain Video
The typical use case is when one organization uses two or more video room
systems to allow video conferences among their separate locations within a
campus or site area. Some participants might not be available on the campus
but would be interested in joining the video call from their home, a hotel, or
any off-campus location, for example by using a Polycom RMX system located
in the organization’s network.
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Another example is a caller using a campus video system who wants to call a
salesperson at a customer premise and add him or her to an established
conference. Both the on-campus and off-campus parties are registered through
the on-campus OpenScape Video. This scenario requires an SBC to handle the
network address translation (NAT) between the two connected domains and
is shown in the following figure.
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Use Cases from the Network Perspective
VPN-Based Interdomain Video
Using a virtual private network (VPN) is another way to connect remote
workers in a video conference from their home offices or those who might be
traveling. The following figure shows a VPN-based interdomain video
solution.
The major benefit for users in scenario B is that they can behave, and use
services and applications, exactly the same as if they were located in the
private domain.
Gateway-Based Interdomain Video
The gateway-based interdomain video includes the following major
requirements:
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Point-to-point video between video endpoints registered at different
SIP registrars, for example, a video partner call between an OpenScape
product and a Polycom employee.
•
Multipoint video between video endpoints registered at different
SIP registrars with an on-campus MCU, for example, a video partner
conference call between an OpenScape product and Polycom on a bridge
hosted by a Siemens Enterprise Communications product.
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Multipoint video between video endpoints registered at different
SIP registrars with an off-campus MCU, for example, a video partner
conference call between an OpenScape product and Polycom on a bridge
hosted by Polycom.
In all of these use cases, the involved parties are registered at different
SIP registrars, for example, the Siemens Enterprise Communications
employees at an OpenScape Video within Siemens Enterprise
Communications and the Polycom employees at an OpenScape Video hosted
by Polycom.
Point-to-Point Video of Endpoints Registered at Different
SIP Registrars
The following figure shows an example of point-to-point video of endpoints
registered at different SIP registrars:
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Use Cases from the Network Perspective
This figure shows a typical video point-to-point call, initiated by an end user
in the private domain A, for example, siemens-enterprise.com. It can also be
intimated by an endpoint B in a partner company domain, for example,
polycom.com.
The incoming call from B to A in the private domain is established by dialing
domain_name@private domain.com, for example
27111@siemens-enterprise.com. The outgoing call from A to B is established
by dialing the gateway number, for example 99 plus the domain name of the
called partner, for example 99 13131. After receiving the number, the gateway
deletes 99 from the string and adds @polycom.com. The called party is
addressed by 13131@polycom.com.
Multipoint Video of On-Campus Video Endpoints
The following figure shows an example of multipoint video endpoints that are
registered at different SIP registrars with an on-campus MCU.
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The figure shows an example of another typical video configuration. Two or
more partners from two different companies, such as Siemens Enterprise
Communications and Polycom, want to meet on an MCU in the private
domain, such as siemens-enterprise.com.
User A calls into the MCU by using its domain name, for example, 88888. User
B dials into the MCU by dialing domain_name@private domain.com, for
example, 88888@siemens-enterprise.com.
Multipoint Video of Off-Campus Video Endpoints
The following figure shows an example of multipoint video of video
endpoints that are registered at different SIP registrars with an
off-campus MCU.
The figure shows an example of another typical video configuration. Two or
more partners from two different companies, such as SEN and Polycom, want
to meet on an MCU in the private domain, such as siemens-enterprise.com.
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Use Cases from the Network Perspective
Users A and C call into the MCU at Polycom by dialling the gateway number,
for example 99 plus the DN of the called partner, that is 99 77777. After
receiving the number the gateway deletes 99 from the string and adds
@polycom.com. Hence the MCU is addressed with 77777@polycom.com.
User B can either dial domain_name@partner domain, that is,
77777@polycom.com, or just dial 77777.
OpenScape LIA Network Automation Support for Polycom
Video Endpoints
Because the number of enterprise services and applications are continually
increasing, the demand for greater flexibility, mobility, and reliability has also
increased. The following figure shows a location and identity assurance (LIA)
network automation supported by Polycom endpoints.
Polycom Systems must be registered to or monitored by the CMA system. The
Enterasys NMS will pull down the endpoint information from the CMA
system via SNMP.
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The Enterasys NMS will import the data of physical infrastructure
(Switches, Routers) from the database.
2
The Enterasys NMS will communicate with the Management Appliance
to identify on which Switch and on which port of the Switch the HDX
system or VVX 1500 is connected.
3
The Management Appliance will now apply the QoS and Security
settings for these ports based on the policy which has been received from
the NMS.
The OpenScape LIA solution provides a constantly updated and automated
real-time asset and location service information database for all kinds of
end-user systems. This is true even in cases where the end users are new or
have moved or been reconfigured.
This feature helps to reduce operational costs while increasing the
productivity of administrators and users. Higher availability and reliability
guarantees continuity of business processes for enterprises. OpenScape LIA
improves the reliability and security of the video calls and conferences by
automatically assigning QoS and security profiles (also known as Policies)
using a network access control (NAC) solution.
Quality of Service
Quality of Service (QoS) is an important prerequisite for VoIP and Video over
IP. The challenge is to guarantee that packet traffic and media connections are
not delayed or dropped because of interferences from other lower priority
traffic.
Things to consider in relation to QoS are the following:
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Latency — delay for packet delivery
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Jitter — variations in delay of packet delivery
•
Packet loss — too much traffic in the network, which causes the network
to drop packets
End users are affected by non-existing QoS measures such as large delays or
echoes in audio connections and disturbing artifacts or even stuck video
connections. In fact, the mechanisms applied to preserve QoS for VoIP and
Video over IP are quite similar. Thus, OpenScape Video V3 relies and reuses
the measures to provide QoS by OpenScape Video.
OpenScape LIA allows for automatically assigning and tracking QoS profiles
for all OpenScape Video endpoints from Polycom.
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Use Cases from the Network Perspective
Virtual MCUs in OpenScape Video V3
Polycom® Distributed Media Application™ (DMA™) 7000 allows
configuration of virtual MCUs. These might consist of two or more physical
MCUs, such as Polycom RMX system or others, which can be accessed as one
single MCU. One benefit of this solution is better scalability, load balance, and
network simplification. The major advantage is support for mission critical
video conferencing.
The DMA system identifies any failure of a physical MCU or data path and
automatically switches to an alternative MCU. The end user experiences only
a brief period of still video, then the conference continues.
Mission Critical Video Conferencing
Redundant MCUs through the Polycom DMA System
The Polycom DMA system, shown in the following illustration, allows control
of several MCUs, such as a Polycom RMX system or others, as if they were one
virtual MCU. The DMA system balances the load to each connected MCU. It
prevents loss of service if a bridge is down, and only the capacity of the virtual
MCU is reduced.
The DMA system also supports conference call failover if a connection to a
bridge fails during a call. The DMA system automatically holds the call and
reestablishes the connection to another bridge. Video conference participants
notice little break in video and might see only a short period of still video while
the system is reconnecting.
The capability of the DMA system to allow control of a Polycom RMX system
and another type of MCU supports migration scenarios from the Polycom
RMX system to another manufacturer’s MCU or vice versa.
Refer to the following section for more information on the major use cases
supported by the DMA system in relation to preserving mission critical video
conferencing.
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Use Cases Provided for Resilient Video Conferencing
Centralized Conference Resource Management
A centralized conference resource management application is needed to create
a pool of conference servers that behave as one large conference server. This
management application server tracks the incoming calls and routes them to
the appropriate resource, for instance, based on available server resources but
also based on available bandwidth to the location of this server.
If the virtual meeting room (VMR) is using a template that has cascading
enabled, the application server would automatically create cascading links.
The DMA system must have site topology data. For more information, refer to
the Polycom DMA system documentation at support.polycom.com.
Cascading a conference across multiple MCUs can conserve bandwidth and is
especially useful when using WAN links. Participants can connect to MCUs
that are geographically near them, reducing network traffic between sites to a
single link to each MCU. Cascading does, however, impact the quality of the
conference experience.
Cascading is supported only for RMX MCUs and only in H.323. The Polycom DMA
system must be configured to support H.323 signaling in order to enable cascading.
For conferences with cascading enabled, the system selects only RMX MCUs that
have H.323 signaling enabled.
The management application provides uninterrupted service by routing calls
around failed or busy media servers. It also allows media servers to have a
“busy – out” status during maintenance activities. From the user’s point of
view, the service is always available. The system can gradually grow from
small deployments of one-to-two media servers to large deployments with
many geographically dispersed media servers. System administrators can
monitor daily usage and plan the expansion as necessary.
This approach also provides a centralized mechanism to deploy a front-end
application to control and monitor conferencing activities across all media
servers. The management application acts as a load balancer in this scenario,
that is, it can distribute the load over a group of conference servers. The larger
the resource pool, the more efficient the load balancing function, a feature that
is critical to large organizations with offices and conference servers around the
world.
The same technology can be used by service providers who offer conference
services globally by using the Polycom DMA 7000 solution and deploying
conference servers in central points of the network. The scenario works well in
architectures such as SIP, where the Registrar function is separate from the
Proxy function, that is, where the endpoint is registered with a SIP Registrar in
the network but sends its calls to a pool of SIP Proxies.
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Use Cases from the Network Perspective
Automatically Route Around Outages
The Polycom DMA system receives notification if a bridge goes down or
becomes full, and responds to prevent loss of service. Only the capacity is
reduced during the outage.
In the case of a Conference Call Failover, that is, if a connection to a bridge fails
during a call, the DMA system automatically holds the call and reestablishes
it on another bridge. End users and administrators do not have to intervene.
Some features of the Polycom DMA system are listed in the following table.
Feature
Description
Scalability - Smart
Capacity Growth
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Addition of another DMA server for redundancy
•
Add more MCUs
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Provisioning of VMRs the same as for Medium
deployment
•
DMA system supports up to 64 bridges
•
Supports 1,200 concurrent calls: Video, audio,
CIF, HD
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Tested to 375,000 Active Directory users
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Supports Polycom RMX 1500/2000/4000 bridges
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Also applicable for Codian
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All users dial same VMR number, regardless of
location
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DMA system routes calls to the closest bridge
•
DMA system establishes links between bridges
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Users do not have to modify their dialing behaviors
Supported MCU
Capacities
MCU Auto Cascading
An example of using the DMA system as a centralized conference resource
management application is shown in the following figure:
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Configuring Siemens OpenScape
Voice to Interoperate with Polycom
Products
This chapter provides an overview of how to set up and configure Siemens
OpenScape Voice to interoperate with Polycom products.
Configuring Siemens OpenScape Voice Properties
The instructions in this section are for configuring OpenScape Voice properties
when setting them up to interoperate in a Polycom environment.
OpenScape Voice Subscriber
To configure OpenScape Voice Subscriber properties:
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Open the Common Management Portal.
2
Go to OpenScape Voice > Business Group > Members > Subscribers
3
Click on the Directory Number you want to modify or check.
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The following dialog box opens:
In the General tab of the Subscriber screen you will find the Directory
Number. This number will be used in the SIP configuration of the HDX
system as the User Name field and in the VVX configuration as the Address
field.
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In the Security tab of the Subscriber screen you will find the User Name and
Password for HTTP Digest Authentication.
These fields will be used in the SIP configuration of the HDX system as the
Domain User Name and Password fields and in the VVX configuration as the
Authentication User ID and Authentication Password fields.
OpenScape Voice Endpoints
To configure OpenScape Voice Subscriber properties:
1
Open the Common Management Portal.
2
Go to OpenScape Voice > Business Group > Members > Endpoints
3
Click on the Name of the Endpoint you want to modify or check.
The following dialog box opens:
In the General tab of the Endpoint screen, make sure the Registered box is
checked.
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In the SIP tab of the Endpoint make sure the following fields are set correctly:
— Type: Static
— Signaling Address Type: IP Address or FQDN
— Endpoint Address: Signaling IP address or FQDN of the RMX
system or the DMA system
— Port: 5060
— Transport protocol: TCP
— Endpoint: Trusted
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Configuring Polycom HDX Systems to
Interoperate with Siemens
OpenScape
This chapter provides an overview of how to set up and configure Polycom
HDX systems to interoperate with Siemens OpenScape products. For more
detailed information about configuring HDX systems, refer to the
documentation on this web site: support.polycom.com.
Configuring Polycom ATX, OTX and RPX system to interoperate with
Siemens OpenScape will be very similar.
Polycom HDX systems running software version 3.0.3 can place and receive
calls with Siemens OpenScape Desktop Client PE and Desktop Client WE and
with Siemens OpenScape Voice version 5.
Configuring Polycom HDX Systems LAN Properties
The instructions in this section are for configuring HDX system LAN
properties when setting them up to interoperate in a Siemens OpenScape
environment. Refer to the Administrator’s Guide for Polycom HDX Systems for
more information on setting up Polycom HDX systems.
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To configure Polycom HDX LAN properties, do one of the following:
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In the local interface, go to System > Admin Settings > LAN Properties
(select
if necessary).
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In the web interface, go to Admin Settings > LAN Properties.
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Configure these settings on the LAN Properties screen:
Making changes to any of the settings on this page will cause the system to restart.
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IP Address (IPv4)
— IP Address: Specifies how the system obtains an IP address.
»
Obtain IP address automatically — Select if the system gets an IP
address from the DHCP server on the LAN.
»
Enter IP address manually — Select if the IP address will not be
assigned automatically.
— Use the Following IP Address:
If the system obtains its IP address automatically, this area displays
the IP address currently assigned to the system.
If you selected Enter IP Address Manually, enter the IP address here.
— Default Gateway: Displays the gateway currently assigned to the
system.
If the system does not automatically obtain a gateway IP address,
enter one here.
— Subnet Mask: Displays the subnet mask currently assigned to the
system.
If the system does not automatically obtain a subnet mask, enter one
here.
•
IP Address (IPv6)
— IP Address: Specifies how the system obtains an IP address.
»
Obtain IP address automatically — Select if the system gets an IP
address automatically. DHCP is not currently supported for IPv6.
When you choose this setting, the system uses Stateless Address
Autoconfiguration (SLAAC) to obtain a global address, unique
local address (ULA), or site-local address using router
advertisements. The network routers also must be configured
appropriately to provide the advertisement packets.
»
Enter IP address manually — Select if the IP address will not be
assigned automatically.
»
Off — Select to disable IPv6.
— Link-Local: Displays the IPv6 address used for local communication
within a subnet.
— Site-Local: Displays the IPv6 address used for communication within
the site or organization.
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— Global Address: Displays the IPv6 internet address.
— Default Gateway: Displays the gateway currently assigned to the
system.
If the system does not automatically obtain a gateway IP address,
enter one here.
•
Host Name: Indicates the system’s DNS name.
•
Domain Name: Displays the domain name currently assigned to the
system.
If the system does not automatically obtain a domain name, enter one
here.
•
DNS Servers: Displays the DNS servers currently assigned to the system.
If the system does not automatically obtain a DNS server address, enter up
to four DNS servers here.
— IPv6: You can specify IPv6 DNS server addresses for IP addresses
entered manually or obtained automatically (in the case of a system on
a hybrid network that obtains IPv4 DNS server addresses via
DHCPv4).
— IPv4: You can specify IPv4 DNS server addresses only when the IPv4
address is entered manually. When the IPv4 address is obtained
automatically, the DNS Server addresses are also obtained
automatically.
•
LAN Speed: Specify the LAN speed to use. Note that the speed you
choose must be supported by the switch.
Choose Auto to have the network switch negotiate the speed
automatically. Choosing Auto automatically sets Duplex Mode to Auto.
If you choose 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, or 1000 Mbps you must set Duplex
Mode to Half or Full.
Polycom does not support Auto for the Polycom HDX system only or the switch
only; the settings for both must be the same.
•
Duplex Mode: Specify the duplex mode to use. Note that the Duplex
mode you choose must be supported by the switch.
Choose Auto to have the network switch negotiate the Duplex mode
automatically. Choosing Auto automatically sets LAN Speed to Auto.
The duplex settings for both the Polycom HDX system and the switch
must be the same. Polycom recommends that you set both to Auto.
IEEE802.3 also recommends that you use Autonegotiation to avoid
network issues.
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Enable PC LAN Port: Specifies whether the PC LAN port is enabled on the
back of a Polycom HDX 4000, Polycom HDX 7000, Polycom HDX 8000
series, or Polycom HDX 9006 system.
— Disable this setting for increased security.
•
Enable 802.1p/Q: Specifies whether VLAN and link layer priorities are
enabled.
The following settings are available only when 802.1p/Q is enabled:
— VLAN ID: Specifies the identification of the Virtual LAN.
The value can be any number from 1 to 4094.
— Video Priority: Sets the link layer priority of video traffic on the LAN.
Video traffic is any RTP traffic consisting of video data and any
associated RTCP traffic.
The value can be any number from 0 to 7, although 6 and 7 are not
recommended.
— Audio Priority: Sets the priority of audio traffic on the LAN.
Audio traffic is any RTP traffic consisting of audio data and any
associated RTCP traffic.
The value can be any number from 0 to 7, although 6 and 7 are not
recommended.
— Control Priority: Sets the priority of control traffic on the LAN.
Control traffic is any traffic consisting of control information
associated with a call:
»
H.323 — H.225.0 Call Signaling, H.225.0 RAS, H.245, Far End
Camera Control
»
SIP — SIP Signaling, Far End Camera Control, Binary Floor
Control Protocol (BFCP)
The value can be any number from 0 to 7, although 6 and 7 are not
recommended.
The following IPv4 and IPv6 settings are available only on the web interface.
•
Ignore Redirect Messages: Enables the HDX system to ignore redirect
messages from network routers.
A redirect message tells the endpoint to use a different router than the one
it is using.
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ICMP Transmission Rate Limit (millisec): Specifies the minimum
number of milliseconds between transmitted packets.
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Enter a number between 0 and 60000. The default value of 1000 signifies
that the system sends 1 packet per second. If you enter 0, the transmission
rate limit is disabled.
This setting applies only to “error” ICMP packets. This setting has no
effect on “informational” ICMP packets, such as echo requests and replies.
•
Generate Destination Unreachable Messages: Generates a Destination
Unreachable message if a packet cannot be delivered to its destination for
reasons other than network congestion.
•
Respond to Broadcast and Multicast Echo Requests: Sends an Echo
Reply message in response to a broadcast or multicast Echo Request,
which is not specifically addressed to the HDX system.
Specifying SIP Settings
If your network supports the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), you can use SIP
to connect IP calls.
To specify SIP Settings, do one of the following:
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•
In the local interface, go to System > Admin Settings > Network > IP >
SIP Settings (select
if necessary).
•
In the web interface, go to Admin Settings > Network > IP Network > SIP
Settings.
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Configure the following settings:
•
Enable SIP: enable
•
Transport Protocol: TCP or Auto
Indicates the protocol the system uses for SIP signaling.
The SIP network infrastructure in which your Polycom HDX system is
operating determines which protocol is required.
Auto enables an automatic negotiation of protocols in the following order:
TLS, TCP, UDP. This is the recommended setting for most environments.
TCP provides reliable transport via TCP for SIP signaling.
•
User Name: Directory number of the OpenScape Voice
Specifies the SIP address or SIP name of the system — for example,
mary.smith@department.company.com. If you leave this field blank, the
system’s IP address is used for authentication. In a Siemens environment,
this setting is the Subscriber number provided by the OpenScape Voice
administrator.
•
Domain User Name: Digest Authentication User Name
Specifies the name to use for authentication when registering with a SIP
Registrar Server — for example, msmith@company.com. If the SIP proxy
requires authentication, this field and the password cannot be blank.
•
Password: Digest Authentication Password
Specifies the password that authenticates the system to the Registrar
Server.
•
SIP registrar Server : OpenScape Voice IP or DNS-Name (preferred)
Specifies the IP address or DNS name of the SIP Registrar Server.
By default for TCP, the SIP signaling is sent to port 5060 on the registrar
server. By default for TLS, the SIP signaling is sent to port 5061 on the
registrar server.
Enter the IP address and port using the following format:
<IP_Address>:<Port>
<IP_Address> can be an IPv4 address or a DNS hostname such as
servername.company.com:6050. Hostnames can resolve to IPv4 or IPv6
addresses.
Syntax Examples:
— To use the default port for the protocol you have selected:
10.11.12.13
— To specify a different TCP or UDP port: 10.11.12.13:5071
Enter an IPv6 address using the following format:
[<IPv6_Address>]:<Port>
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An example of an IPv6 address is:
[2001:db8:85a3::8a2e:370:7334]:8032:8033
Points to note about SIP:
The SIP protocol has been widely adapted for voice over IP communications and
basic video conferencing; however, many of the advanced video conferencing
capabilities are not yet standardized. Many capabilities also depend on the SIP
server.
Cascaded multipoint is not supported in SIP calls.
For more information about SIP compatibility issues, refer to the Release Notes for
Polycom HDX Systems.
Specifying H.323 Settings
If your network uses a gatekeeper, the system can automatically register its
H.323 name and extension. This allows others to call the system by entering
the H.323 name or extension instead of the IP address.
To specify H.323 settings, do one of the following:
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•
In the local interface, go to System > Admin Settings > Network > IP >
H.323 Settings.
•
In the web interface, go to Admin Settings > Network > IP Network >
H.323 Settings.
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Configure these settings on the H.323 Settings screen:
•
Enable IP H.323: Box is checked
•
Display H.323 Extension: Allows users to enter H.323 extensions
separately from the gateway ID on the Place a Call screen.
If your system is registered with a gatekeeper, this setting also displays
your H.323 extension on the home screen.
If you do not select this setting, users make gateway calls by entering the
call information in this format:
gateway ID + ## + extension
•
H.323 Name: Specifies the name that gatekeepers and gateways use to
identify this system.
You can make point-to-point calls using H.323 names if both systems are
registered to a gatekeeper.
The H.323 Name is the same as the System Name, unless you change it.
Your organization’s dial plan may define the names you can use.
•
H.323 Extension (E.164): Lets users place point-to-point calls using the
extension if both systems are registered with a gatekeeper, and specifies
the extension that gatekeepers and gateways use to identify this system.
Your organization’s dial plan may define the extensions you can use.
Configuring the System to Use a Gatekeeper
A gatekeeper manages functions such as bandwidth control and admission
control. The gatekeeper also handles address translation, which allows users
to make calls using static aliases instead of IP addresses that may change each
day.
To configure the system to use a gatekeeper, configure these settings:
•
Use Gatekeeper: Select this setting to use a gatekeeper.
— Off — Calls do not use a gatekeeper.
— Auto — System attempts to automatically find an available
gatekeeper.
— Specify — Calls use the specified gatekeeper. This option must be
selected to enable H.235 Annex D Authentication.
— Specify with PIN — Calls use the specified E.164 address and require
an Authentication PIN.
Gateways and gatekeepers are required for calls between IP and ISDN.
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Primary Gatekeeper IP Address:
The primary gatekeeper IP address contains the address with which the
system registers. As part of the gatekeeper registration process, the
gatekeeper might return alternate gatekeepers. If communication with the
primary gatekeeper is lost, the HDX system registers with the alternate
gatekeeper but continues to poll the primary gatekeeper. If the system
reestablishes communications with the primary gatekeeper, the HDX
system unregisters from the alternate gatekeeper and reregisters with the
primary gatekeeper.
— If you chose No for the Use Gatekeeper field, the Primary Gatekeeper
IP Address field is not displayed.
— If you chose to use an automatically selected gatekeeper, this area
displays the gatekeeper’s IP address.
— If you chose to specify a gatekeeper, enter the gatekeeper’s IP address
or name (for example, gatekeeper.companyname.usa.com, or
10.11.12.13).
•
Authentication: Enables support for H.235 Annex D Authentication.
When H.235 Annex D Authentication is enabled, the H.323 gatekeeper
ensures that only trusted H.323 endpoints are allowed to access the
gatekeeper.
The following settings are available only when 802.1p/Q is enabled.
— User Name: Specifies the user name for authentication with H.235
Annex D.
— Password: Specifies the password for authentication with H.235
Annex D.
•
Use PathNavigator for Multipoint Calls: Lets you specify whether
multipoint calls use the system’s internal multipoint capability or the
Conference on Demand feature available with Polycom PathNavigator™,
ReadiManager SE200, or Polycom CMA system.
This feature is available only if the system is registered with one of these
gatekeepers.
Some gatekeeper settings are read only.
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Current Gatekeeper IP Address
•
Primary Gatekeeper IP Address
•
Alternate Gatekeepers
These are gatekeepers that the system can use if the primary gatekeeper is
not available. Supported gatekeepers include the Polycom
PathNavigator™ gatekeeper.
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Points to note about Polycom’s Conference on Demand feature:
In order to place calls using Conference on Demand, you need to:
•
Register your Polycom HDX system with a Polycom gatekeeper. A Polycom
RMX® system must be configured with the gatekeeper to provide the
Conference on Demand feature.
•
Enable Use PathNavigator for Multipoint Calls.
•
Create a group in the directory (recommended).
When using Conference on Demand:
•
Once the call begins, you cannot add another site to the call — even if the site
was in the call originally.
•
The Polycom RMX system must have enough ports available to complete the
call.
Configuring the System to Use a Gateway
A gateway performs code and protocol conversion between H.323 (IP), SIP,
and H.320 (ISDN), so that users on different networks can call one another. If
the system is configured to use a gateway, you must also configure it to use a
gatekeeper. For more information, refer to Configuring the System to Use a
Gatekeeper on page 6-9.
To configure the system to use a gateway, configure these settings:
•
Country Code: Specifies the country code for the system’s location.
•
Area Code: Specifies the area or city code for the system’s location.
•
H.323 Extension (E.164): Specifies the extension that identifies this system
for incoming gateway calls.
The default H.323 Extension can be changed.
•
Gateway Number Type: Specifies the number type users enter to call this
system:
— Direct Inward Dial — Users enter an internal extension to call this
system directly.
If you choose this setting, you must also register the number with the
gatekeeper as an E.164 alias.
— Number + Extension — Users enter the gateway number and the
system’s extension to call this system.
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Configuring Polycom RMX Systems to
Interoperate with Siemens
OpenScape
This chapter provides an overview of how to set up and configure Polycom
RMX 1500/2000/4000 systems to interoperate with Siemens OpenScape
products. For more detailed information about configuring a Polycom RMX
system, refer to the Polycom RMX documentation on this web site:
support.polycom.com.
IP Network Services
To enable the Polycom RMX system to function within the IP network
environment, you need to define the network parameters for the IP Network
Services. You can access the configuration dialog boxes for the network
services through the RMX Management pane of the RMX Web Client.
Two IP network services are defined for the Polycom RMX system:
•
Management Network
•
Network Service (Conferencing Service)
When using the RMX system with multiple services, five IP networks are
required for the RMX 4000 and three IP networks are required for the RMX
2000 and RMX 1500.
Dial in, dial out connections and RMX management are supported within the
following IP addressing environments:
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IPv6
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IPv4
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When IPv4 is selected, IPv6 fields are not displayed and conversely when IPv6
is selected, IPv4 fields are not displayed. When IPv6 & IPv4 is selected both
IPv6 and IPv4 fields are displayed.
Mandatory System Flags
The following mandatory System Flags must be set:
•
SIP_FREE_VIDEO_RESOURCES
NO
This setting is required because the OpenScape Desktop Client escalates
from Audio to Video.
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ENABLE_SIP_PPC_FOR_ALL_USER_AGENT
YES
This setting is required to enable Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP),
which enables content over SIP, between the RMX system and the HDX
system.
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ENABLE_FLOW_CONTROL_REINVITE
NO
This flag is related to enable BFCP.
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ENABLE_H239
YES
This setting enables H239.
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MULTIPLE_SERVICES
YES
This setting enables network separation.
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RMX2000_RTM_LAN
YES
This flag enables network separation using RTM Lan card for media.
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ALWAYS_FORWARD_DTMF_IN_GW_SESSION_TO_ISDN YES
This setting allows you to send DTMF tones through an IP-ISDN gateway
call.
Management Network (Primary)
The Management Network is used to control the Polycom RMX system,
mainly through the RMX Web Client application. The Management Network
contains the network parameters, such as the IP address of the Control Unit,
that are needed to connect the RMX and the RMX Web Client. This IP address
can be used by the administrator or service personnel to connect to the Control
Unit if the RMX system becomes corrupted or inaccessible.
You can create a private network during First Time Power-up by using either
a USB key or a cable to set the Management Network parameters.
For more information, refer to the Polycom RMX 1500/2000/4000
Administrator’s Guide and the RMX 1500/2000/4000 Getting Started Guide.
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Network Service (Conferencing Service)
The Network Service (Conferencing Service) is used to configure and manage
communications between the Polycom RMX system and conferencing devices
such as endpoints, gatekeepers, SIP servers, and so forth.
The Network Service contains parameters for the following:
•
Signaling Host IP Address
•
MPM+ and MPMx boards (media processors)
•
External conferencing devices
Calls from all external IP entities are made to the Signaling Host, which
initiates call set-up and assigns the call to the appropriate MPM+ or MPMx
board.
Conferencing related definitions such as environment (H.323 or SIP) are also
defined in this service.
Most of the Network Service is configured by the Fast Configuration Wizard,
which runs automatically if the following occurs:
•
First time power-up
•
Deletion of the Network Service, followed by a system reset
Changes made to any of these parameters only take effect when the Polycom RMX
unit is reset. An Active Alarm is created when changes made to the system have
not yet been implemented, which indicates that the MCU must be reset.
Modifying the Management Network
The Management Network parameters need to be modified if you want to do
any of the following tasks:
•
Connect directly to the RMX system from a workstation
•
Modify routes
•
Modify DNS information
To view or modify the Management Network Service:
1
In the RMX Management pane, click IP Network Services.
2
In the IP Network Services list pane, double-click Management Network.
The Management Network Properties - IP dialog box opens.
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Modify the following fields:
Field
Description
Network Service
Name
Displays the name of the Management Network. This
name cannot be modified.
Note: This field is displayed in all Management Network
Properties tabs.
IP Version
IPv6 Configuration
Method
IPv4
Select this option for IPv4 addressing only.
IPv6
Select this option for IPv6 addressing only.
IPv4 & IPv6
Select this option for both IPv4 and IPv6
addressing.
Auto
(Stateless)
Select this option to allow automatic
generation of the following addresses:
Manual
•
Link-Local (For internal use only)
•
Site-Local
•
Global
Select this option to enable manual entry
of the following addresses:
•
Site-Local
•
Global
Manual configuration of the following
address types is not permitted:
Control Unit
IP Address
•
Link-Local
•
Multicast
•
Anycast
IPv4
The IPv4 address of the RMX Control Unit.
This IP address is used by the RMX Web
Client to connect to the RMX.
IPv6
The IPv6 address of the RMX Control Unit.
This IP address is used by the RMX Web
Client to connect to the RMX.
Note: Internet Explorer 7™ is required for
the RMX Web Client to connect to the
RMX using IPv6.
All
Click the All button to display the
IPv6 addresses as follows:
Auto — If selected, Site-Local and
Global site addresses are displayed.
Manual — if selected, only the
Manual site address is displayed.
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Field
Description
Shelf Management
IP Address
IPv4
The IPv4 address of the RMX Shelf
Management Server. This IP address is
used by the RMX Web Client to monitor
hardware.
IPv6
The IPv6 address of the RMX Shelf
Management Server. This IP address is
used by the RMX Web Client to monitor
hardware.
Note: Internet Explorer 7™ is required for
the RMX Web Client to connect to the
RMX using IPv6.
All
Click the All button to display the
IPv6 addresses as follows:
Auto — If selected, Site-Local and
Global site addresses are displayed.
Manual — If selected, only the
Manual site address is displayed.
Subnet Mask
Enter the subnet mask of the Control Unit.
Note: This field is specific to IPv4 and is not displayed in
IPv6 only mode.
Secured
Communication
Select to enable Secured Communication.
The RMX system supports TLS 1.0 and Secure Socket
Layer (SSL) 3.0.
An SSL/TLS Certificate must installed on the RMX system
for you to enable this feature.
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Click the Routers tab and modify the following fields:
Field
Description
Default Router
IP Address
IPv4
IPv6
Static Routes IPv4
Only Table
Static Routes IPv4
Only Table
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Enter the IP address of the default router. The
default router is used whenever the defined
static routers are unable to route packets to
their destination. The default router is also
used when host access is restricted to one
default router.
The system uses Static Routes to search
other networks for endpoint addresses that
are not found on the local LAN.
Up to five routers can be defined in addition to
the Default Router. The order in which the
routers appear in the list determines the order
in which the system looks for the endpoints on
the various networks. If the address is in the
local subnet, no router is used.
To define a static route (starting with the first
one), click the appropriate column and enter
the required value.
Router IP
Address
Enter the IP address of the router.
Remote IP
Address
Enter the IP address of the entity to be
reached outside the local network. The
Remote Type determines whether this entity
is a specific component (Host) or a network.
• If Host is selected in the Remote Type
field, enter the IP address of the endpoint.
• If Network is selected in the Remote Type
field, enter of the segment of the other
network.
Remote
Subnet
Mask
Enter the subnet mask of the remote network.
Remote
Type
Select the type of router connection:
• Network — defines a connection to a
router segment in another network.
• Host — defines a direct connection to an
endpoint found on another network.
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Click the DNS tab and modify the following fields:
Field
Description
MCU Host Name
Enter the name of the MCU on the network. The default
name is RMX.
DNS
Select:
Off — if DNS servers are not used in the network.
Specify — to enter the IP addresses of the DNS servers.
Note: The IP address fields are enabled only if Specify is
selected.
Register Host
Names
Automatically to
DNS Servers
Select this option to automatically register the MCU Signaling
Host and Shelf Management with the DNS server.
Local Domain
Name
Enter the name of the domain where the MCU is installed.
DNS Servers Addresses:
Primary Server
Secondary Server
The static IP addresses of the DNS servers.
A maximum of three servers can be defined.
Tertiary Server
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RMX 2000 only: Click the LAN Ports tab and modify the following fields:
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For the RMX 1500/4000 platforms, you can manually modify automatically
identified speed and transmit/receive mode for each LAN port that the system uses
if required by the specific switch in the Ethernet Settings dialog box. These settings
are not part of the Management Network dialog box as for the RMX 2000.
Field
Port Speed
Description
The RMX system has 3 LAN ports. The administrator can set the
speed and transmit/receive mode manually for LAN 2 Port only.
Port
The LAN port number: 1, 2, or 3.
Note: Do not change the automatic setting of Port 1
and Port 3. Any change to the Port 1 speed will not
be applied.
Speed
Select the speed and transmit/receive mode for
each port.
Default: Auto – Negotiation of speed and
transmit/receive mode starts at 1000 Mbps Full
Duplex, proceeding downward to 10 Mbps Half
Duplex.
Note: To maximize conferencing performance,
especially in high bit rate call environments, a 1Gb
connection is recommended.
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Click OK. If you have modified the Management Network Properties,
reset the MCU.
Modifying the Network Service
The Network Service parameters need to be modified if you want to change
any of the following:
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Network type that the RMX connects to
•
IP address of the RMX Signaling Host
•
IP addresses of the RMX Media boards
•
Subnet mask of the RMX’s IP cards
•
Gatekeeper parameters or add gatekeepers to the Alternate Gatekeepers
list
•
SIP server parameters
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Fast Configuration Wizard
You can use the Fast Configuration Wizard to configure the Network Service.
The wizard starts automatically if no Network Service is defined. This
happens during First Time Power-up before the service has been defined or if
the Network Service has been deleted, followed by an RMX system restart.
The IP Management Service tab in the Fast Configuration Wizard is enabled
only if the factory default Management IP addresses were not modified.
If the Fast Configuration Wizard does not start automatically, the Network
Service must be modified through the IP Network Properties dialog boxes.
To view or modify the Network Service:
In the RMX Management pane, go to IP Network Services > Network Service
The Network Service - Networking IP dialog box opens.
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Modify the following fields:
•
Network Service Name:
The name Default IP Service is assigned to the IP Network Service by the
Fast Configuration Wizard. This name can be changed.
This field is displayed in all IP Signaling dialog boxes and can contain character
sets that use Unicode encoding.
•
IP Network Type:
Displays the network type selected during the First Entry configuration.
The Default IP Network icon indicates the selected environment.
You can select:
— H.323 — For an H.323-only Network Service.
— SIP — For a SIP-only Network Service.
— H.323 & SIP — for an integrated IP Service. Both H.323 and SIP
participants can connect to the MCU using this service.
This field is displayed in all Network Service tabs.
•
Signaling Host IP Address:
Enter the address to be used by IP endpoints when dialing in to the MCU.
Dial out calls from the RMX system are initiated from this address. This
address is used to register the RMX system with a Gatekeeper or a SIP
Proxy server.
•
Media Card 1 Port 1 IP Address:
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Media Card 2 Port 1 IP Address: (RMX 2000/4000)
•
Media Card 1 Port 2 IP Address: (RMX 4000)
•
Media Card 2 Port 2 IP Address: (RMX 4000)
Enter the IP address(es) of the media card(s) as provided by the network
administrator:
— RMX1500: MPMx 1
— RMX 2000: MPM+/MPMx 1 and MPM+/MPMx 2 (if installed)
— RMX 4000: MPM+/MPMx 1, MPM+/MPMx 2 (if installed),
MPM+/MPMx 32 (if installed) and MPM+/MPMx 4 (if installed)
Endpoints connect to conferences and transmit call media (video, voice
and content) through these addresses.
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Subnet Mask: Enter the subnet mask of the MCU.
The default value is 255.255.255.0.
Click the Routers Tab
With the exception of IP Network Type, the field definitions of the Routers tab
are the same as for the “Modifying the Management Network” on page 7-3.
Click the Gatekeeper Tab
The Network Service - Gatekeeper dialog box opens.
Modify the following fields:
•
Gatekeeper: Select Specify to enable configuration of the gatekeeper IP
address.
When Off is selected, all gatekeeper options are disabled.
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Primary Gatekeeper
— IP Address or Name: Enter either the gatekeeper’s host name as
registered in the DNS or IP address.
When in IPv4 & IPv6 or in IPv6 mode, it is easier to use Names instead of
IP addresses.
•
Alternate Gatekeeper
— IP Address or Name:
Enter the DNS host name or IP address of the gatekeeper used as a
fallback gatekeeper used when the primary gatekeeper is not
functioning properly.
•
MCU Prefix in Gatekeeper:
Enter the number with which this Network Service registers in the
gatekeeper. This number is used by H.323 endpoints as the first part of
their dial-in string when dialing the MCU.
When PathNavigator or SE200 is used, this prefix automatically registers
with the gatekeeper. When another gatekeeper is used, this prefix must
also be defined in the gatekeeper.
•
Register as Gateway
Select this check box if the RMX unit is to be seen as a gateway, for
example, when using an alternate gatekeeper.
When in IPv4 & IPv6 or in IPv6 mode, it is easier to use Names instead of
IP addresses.
•
Refresh Registration every __ seconds
The frequency with which the system informs the gatekeeper that it is
active by re-sending the IP address and aliases of the IP cards to the
gatekeeper. If the IP card does not register within the defined time
interval, the gatekeeper will not refer calls to this IP card until it
re-registers. If set to 0, re-registration is disabled.
It is recommended to use default settings. This is a re-registration and not a ‘keep
alive’ operation – an alternate gatekeeper address may be returned.
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Aliases:
— Alias
The alias that identifies the RMX’s Signaling Host within the network. Up
to five aliases can be defined for each RMX.
When a gatekeeper is specified, at least one prefix or alias must be entered in the
table.
— Type
The type defines the format in which the card’s alias is sent to the
gatekeeper. Each alias can be of a different type:
»
H.323 ID (alphanumeric ID)
»
E.164 (digits 0-9, * and #)
»
Email ID (email address format, for example, abc@example.com)
»
Participant Number (digits 0 to 9, *, and #)
Although all types are supported, the type of alias to be used depends on the
gatekeeper’s capabilities.
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Click the Ports Tab
The Network Service Ports dialog box opens.
Settings in the Ports tab allow specific ports in the firewall to be allocated to
multimedia conference calls. The port range recommended by the Internet
Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is 49152 to 65535. The MCU uses this
recommendation along with the number of licensed ports to calculate the port
range.
Modify the following fields:
•
Fixed Ports
Leave this check box cleared if you are defining a Network Service for
local calls that do not require configuring the firewall to accept calls from
external entities. When cleared, the system uses the default port range and
allocates 4 RTP and 4 RTCP ports for media channels (Audio, Video,
Content and FECC).
Click this check box to manually define the port ranges or to limit the
number of ports to be left open.
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When ICE Environment is enabled, 8 additional ports are allocated to each call.
•
TCP Port from - to
Displays the default settings for port numbers used for signaling and
control.
To modify the number of TCP ports, enter the first and last port numbers
in the range.
The number of ports is calculated as follows:
Number of simultaneous calls x 2 ports
(1 signaling + 1 control).
•
UDP Port from - to
Displays the default settings for port numbers used for audio and video.
To modify the number of UDP ports, in Card Configuration Mode: Enter
the first and last port numbers in the range.
The number of ports is calculated as follows:
Number of simultaneous calls x 8 ports (2 audio, 2 video, 2 Content, and 2
FECC).
In MPM+/MPMx Card Configuration Mode:
Enter the first and last port numbers in the range, and the range must be
1024 ports.
When ICE environment is enabled, the range must be 2048 ports.
If the network administrator does not specify an adequate port range, the system
accepts the settings and issues a warning. Calls are rejected when the MCU's ports
are exceeded.
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If Required, Click the QoS Tab
The Network Service QoS dialog box opens.
Quality of Service (QoS) is important when transmitting high bandwidth
audio and video information. QoS can be measured and guaranteed in terms
of:
•
Average delay between packets
•
Variation in delay (jitter)
•
Transmission error rate
DiffServ and Precedence are the two QoS methods that the RMX system
supports. These methods differ in the way the packet's priority is encoded in
the packet header. The way the RMX system implements QoS is defined per
Network Service, not per endpoint.
The routers must support QoS in order for IP packets to get higher priority.
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Modify the following fields:
•
Enable: Select to enable the configuration and use of the QoS settings.
When un-checked, the values of the Differentiated Services Code Point
(DSCP) bits in the IP packet headers are zero.
•
Type
DiffServ and Precedence are two methods for encoding packet priority.
The priority set here for audio and video packets must match the priority
set in the router.
— DiffServ
Select when the network router uses DiffServ for priority encoding.
The default priorities for both audio and video packets is 0x88. These
values are determined by the QOS_IP_VIDEO and QOS_IP_AUDIO
flags in the system.cfg file.
— Precedence
Select when the network router uses Precedence for priority
encoding, or when you are not sure which method is used by the
router. Precedence needs to be combined with None in the TOS field.
The default priority is 5 for audio and 4 for video packets.
Precedence is the default mode as it is capable of providing priority services to all
types of routers, as well as being currently the most common mechanism.
— Audio / Video
You can prioritize audio and video IP packets to ensure that all
participants in the conference hear and see each other clearly. Select
the desired priority. The scale is from 0 to 5, where 0 is the lowest
priority and 5 is the highest. The recommended priority is 4 for audio
and 4 for video to ensure that the delay for both packet types is the
same and that audio and video packets are synchronized and to
ensure lip sync.
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TOS
Select the type of service (TOS) that defines optimization tagging for
routing the conferences’ audio and video packets.
— Delay
The recommended default for video conferencing. Prioritized audio
and video packets tagged with this definition are delivered with
minimal delay because the throughput of IP packets minimizes the
queue sequence and the delay between packets.
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— None
No optimization definition is applied. This is a compatibility mode in
which routing is based on Precedence priority settings only. Select
None if you do not know which standard your router supports.
Click the SIP Servers Tab
The Network Service SIP Servers dialog box opens.
Modify the following fields:
7–18
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IP Network Type: Enable SIP
•
SIP Servers: Specify, to manually configure SIP servers
•
SIP Server Type: Generic
•
Transport Type: TCP
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SIP Servers: Primary / Alternate Server Parameter
— Server IP Address or Name : SIP IP address or FQDN of the
OpenScape Voice
Enter the IP address of the preferred SIP server.
When in IPv4 & IPv6 or in IPv6 mode, it is easier to use Names instead of IP
Addresses.
— Server Domain Name: SIP IP address or FQDN of the OpenScape
Voice
Enter the name of the domain that you are using for conferences, for
example:
user_name@domain name
The domain name is used for identifying the SIP server in the
appropriate domain according to the host part in the dialed string.
For example, when a call to EQ1@polycom.com reaches its outbound
proxy, this proxy looks for the SIP server in the polycom.com
domain, to which it will forward the call.
When this call arrives at the SIP server in polycom.com, the server
looks for the registered user (EQ1) and forwards the call to this Entry
Queue or conference.
— Port: 5060
Enter the number of the TCP or UDP port used for listening. The port
number must match the port number configured in the SIP server.
The default port is 5060.
•
Outbound Proxy Servers: Primary / Alternate Server Parameter
— Server IP Address or Name: SIP IP address or FQDN of the
OpenScape Voice
By default, the Outbound Proxy Server is the same as the SIP Server.
If they differ, modify the IP address of the Outbound Proxy and the
listening port number (if required).
When in IPv4 & IPv6 or in IPv6 mode, it is easier to use Names instead of IP
Addresses.
— Port: 5060
Enter the port number that the outbound proxy is listening to.
The default port is 5060.
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Click the Security Tab
Modify the following fields:
Field
Description
Authentication
User Name
Enter the conference, Entry Queue, or Meeting Room name
as registered with the proxy.
This field can contain up to 20 ASCII characters.
Authentication
Password
Enter the conference, Entry Queue, or Meeting Room
password as defined in the proxy.
This field can contain up to 20 ASCII characters.
If the Authentication User Name and Authentication Password fields are left empty,
the SIP Digest authentication request is rejected. For registration without
authentication, the RMX system must be registered as a trusted entity on the SIP
server.
Ethernet Settings
For the RMX 1500/4000 platforms, you can manually modify the
automatically identified speed and transmit/receive mode of each LAN port
that the system uses if the specific switch requires it in the Ethernet Settings
dialog box. These settings are not part of the Management Network dialog box
as for RMX 2000.
On the RMX 1500, the Port numbers displayed in the dialog box do not reflect the
physical Port numbers as labeled on the RMX 1500 MCU.
The physical mapping of Port Type to the physical label on the back panel of
the RMX 1500 is shown in the following table.
Port Type
7–20
Label on MCU
1500
4000
Media
LAN 2
LAN 2
RTM LAN Card
Modem
Modem
LAN 1
RTM-IP 4000 Card
Management 1
MNG B
LAN 2
Signaling 1
MNG
LAN 3
ShM
Shelf
LAN 6
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To modify the automatic LAN port configuration:
On the RMX menu, click Setup > Ethernet Settings.
1
The Ethernet dialog box opens.
On the RMX 1500/4000, although the RTM LAN (media card) port is shown as Port
1 in the Ethernet Settings and Hardware Monitor fields, the physical LAN
connection is Port 2.
Modify the following field:
2
Field
Description
Speed
The RMX system has 3 LAN ports on the RTM-IP (Management,
Signaling, and Shelf Management), and additional LAN ports on each
media card (RTM LAN) and RTM ISDN cards. The administrator can
manually set the speed and transmit/receive mode for these ports.
Port
The LAN port number.
Note: Do not change the automatic setting of Port 1,4
and Port 5 of the Management 2 and Signaling 2
Networks. Any change to the speed of these ports will
not be applied.
Speed
Select the speed and transmit/receive mode for each
port.
Default: Auto — Negotiation of speed and
transmit/receive mode starts at 1000 Mbps Full Duplex,
proceeding downward to 10 Mbps Half Duplex.
Note: To maximize conferencing performance,
especially in high bit rate call environments, a 1 Gb
connection is recommended.
IP Network Monitoring
The Signaling Monitor is the RMX entity used for monitoring the status of
external network entities such as the gatekeeper, DNS, SIP proxy, and
Outbound proxy and their interaction with the MCU.
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To monitor signaling status:
1
In the RMX Management pane, click Signaling Monitor.
2
In the Signaling Monitor pane, double-click Default IP Service.
The RMX CS IP tab displays the following fields:
Field
Description
Service Name
The name assigned to the IP Network Service by the Fast
Configuration Wizard.
IPv4
IP Address
Default
Router IP
Address
The IP address of the default router. The default
router is used whenever the defined static
routers are unable to route packets to their
destination. The default router is also used when
host access is restricted to one default router.
Subnet Mask
The subnet mask of the MCU.
Default value: 255.255.255.0.
IPv6
Scope
Default
Router IP
Address
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IP Address
Global
The Global Unicast IP address of
the RMX.
Site-Local
The IP address of the RMX system
within the local site or organization.
The IP address of the default router. The default
router is used whenever the defined static
routers are unable to route packets to their
destination. The default router is also used when
host access is restricted to one default router.
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Click the H.323 tab.
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The H.323 tab displays the following fields:
Field
Description
Connection State
The state of the connection between the Signaling Host and
the gatekeeper:
Discovery — The Signaling Host is attempting to locate the
gatekeeper.
Registration — The Signaling Host is in the process of
registering with the gatekeeper.
Registered — The Signaling Host is registered with the
gatekeeper.
Not Registered — The registration of the Signaling Host with
the gatekeeper failed.
Registration
Interval
The interval in seconds between the Signaling Host’s
registration messages to the gatekeeper. This value is taken
from either the IP Network Service or from the gatekeeper
during registration. The lesser value of the two is chosen.
Role
Active — The active gatekeeper.
Backup — The backup gatekeeper that
can be used if the connection to the
preferred gatekeeper fails.
ID
The gatekeeper ID retrieved from the
gatekeeper during the registration
process.
Name
The gatekeeper’s host’s name.
IP Address
The gatekeeper’s IP address.
Click the SIP Servers tab.
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The SIP Servers tab displays the following fields:
Field
Description
Role
Active — The default SIP Server is used for SIP traffic.
Backup — The SIP Server is used for SIP traffic if the
preferred proxy fails.
Name
The name of the SIP server.
IP
The SIP server's IP address.
Status
The connection state between the SIP Server and the
Signaling Host.
Not Available — No SIP server is available.
Auto — Gets information from DHCP, if used.
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Using IPv6 Network Addresses for RMX Internal and External
Entities
IPv6 addresses can be assigned to both RMX (Internal) and External Entity
addresses.
RMX Internal Addresses
Default Management Network Service
•
Control Unit
•
Signaling Host
•
Shelf Management
•
MPM1 (Media Card)
•
MPM2 (Media Card)
External Entities
•
Gatekeepers (Primary & Secondary)
•
SIP Proxies
•
DNS Servers
•
Default Router
•
Defined participants
•
Internet Explorer 7 is required for the RMX Web Client and RMX Manager
to connect to the RMX system using IPv6.
•
IPv6 is supported with MPM+ and MPMx media cards only.
•
The default IP address version is IPv4.
•
Internet Explorer 7 is required for the RMX Web Client use an IPv6
connection to the RMX system.
•
The IP address field in the Address Book entry for a defined participant
can be either IPv4 or IPv6. A participant with an IPv4 address cannot be
added to an ongoing conference while the RMX system is in IPv6 mode
nor can a participant with an IPv6 address be added while the RMX
system is in IPv4 mode.
IPv6 Guidelines
An error message, Bad IP address version, is displayed and the New
Participant dialog box remains open so that the participant’s address can
be entered in the correct format.
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•
Participants that do not use the same IP address version as the RMX
system in ongoing conferences launched from Meeting Rooms,
Reservations and Conference Templates, and are disconnected. An error
message, Bad IP address version, is displayed.
•
IP Security (IPSec) Protocols are not supported.
Licensing and System Information
System Information includes License Information, and general system
information, such as system memory size and Media Card Configuration
Mode.
To view the System Information properties box:
>> On the RMX menu, click Administration > System Information.
The System Information properties box displays the following information:
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Information
Description
Total Number of Video
(CIF) Participants
Displays the number of CIF video participants licensed
for the system.
RMX Version
Displays the System Software Version of the RMX.
ISDN/PSTN
The field value indicates whether RTM ISDN/ PSTN
hardware has been detected in the system.
Range: True / False
Encryption
The field value indicates whether Encryption is included
in the MCU license. Encryption is not available in all
countries. Range: True / False
Telepresence Mode
The field value indicates whether the system is licensed
to work with RPX and TPX Telepresence room systems.
Range: True / False
Serial Number
Displays the Serial Number of the RMX system.
Multiple Services
A Multiple Services license is installed.
HD
On the RMX1500 with a MPMx-Q media card, the use of
HD with Continuous Presence requires an additional
license.
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Information
Description
Polycom Partners
The field value indicates that the System Software
contains features for the support of specific Polycom
Partner environments.
Memory Size [MB]
This field indicates the RMX system memory size in
MBytes. Possible values include the following:
Card Configuration
Mode
•
1024 MB — Version 7.1 requires 1024 Mbytes of
memory.
•
500 MB — If Memory size is 512MB, Version 7.1 is
not supported.
•
2048 MB — Specify this memory size when using
the RMX 4000.
Indicates the MCU configuration as derived from the
installed media cards:
•
MPM+ — Only MPM+ cards are supported. MPMx
cards in the system are disabled.
•
MPMx — Only MPMx cards are supported. MPM+
cards in the system are disabled.
When started with Version 7.1 installed, the RMX system enters MPM+ mode
by default, even if no media cards are installed:
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•
The RMX system only switches between MPM+ and MPMx Card
Configuration Modes if MPM+ or MPMx cards are removed or swapped
while it is powered on.
•
The Card Configuration Mode switch occurs during the next restart.
•
Installing or swapping MPM+ or MPMx cards while the system is off will
not cause a mode switch when the system is restarted - it will restart in the
Card Configuration Mode that was active previous to powering down.
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Configuring Polycom VVX Phones to
Interoperate with Siemens
OpenScape
This chapter provides an overview of how to set up and configure Polycom
VVX phones to interoperate with Siemens OpenScape products. For more
detailed information about configuring VVX systems, refer to the
documentation on this web site: support.polycom.com.
Polycom VVX systems running software version 4.0 and later can place and
receive calls with Siemens OpenScape Desktop Client PE and Desktop Client
WE and with Siemens OpenScape Voice versions 3.2 and 5.
Configuring Polycom VVX and SIP Settings
The instructions in this section are for configuring VVX and SIP system
properties when setting them up to interoperate in a Siemens OpenScape
To configure Poly VVX and SIP properties:
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Open Internet Explorer.
2
Type in the IP Address of your VVX (for example http://10.1.1.24).
3
Make sure the Login as Admin box is checked and type in the Password
(default Password is 456).
4
Go to Settings > Lines
5
Click on the Line Key that you want to configure.
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The following dialog box opens:
Configure these settings on the VVX Configuration screen:
SIP Settings
— SIP Protocol: Enabled
Identification
— Address: Directory number of the OpenScape Video
— Authentication User ID: Digest Authentication User Name
— Authentication Password: Digest Authentication Password
SIP Server 1
— Address: OpenScape Video IP or DNS-Name (preferred)
— Port:5060
— Transport: TCP, preferred
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Configuring Polycom DMA Systems
to Interoperate with Siemens
OpenScape
This chapter provides an overview of how to set up and configure Polycom
DMA Systems to interoperate with Siemens OpenScape products. For more
detailed information about configuring DMA systems, refer to the
documentation on this web site: support.polycom.com.
Polycom DMA systems running software version 4.0 and later can place and
receive calls with Siemens OpenScape Desktop Client PE and Desktop Client
WE and with Siemens OpenScape Voice versions 3.2 and 5.
Configuring the Polycom DMA System SIP Settings
The instructions in this section are for configuring DMA SIP system properties
when setting them up to interoperate in a Siemens OpenScape environment.
To configure Polycom DMA Signaling Configuration properties:
1
Open Internet Explorer.
2
Type in the IP Address of your DMA System (for example
http://10.1.1.24).
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Click on Continue to this website (not recommended).
4
Type in the User ID (default is admin) and type in the Password (default
is admin).
5
Select your Domain (default is LOCAL).
6
Go to Log in > Admin > Local Cluster > Signaling Settings.
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The following dialog box opens:
Configure these settings on the DMA Signaling Configuration screen:
SIP Settings
»
Enable SIP signaling: Enabled
»
Unencrypted SIP port: TCP or UDP/TCP, 5060
»
TLS port: 5061, default
To configure the Polycom DMA system to add an external SIP Peer:
1
Open Internet Explorer.
2
Type in the IP Address of your DMA System (for example
http://10.1.1.24).
3
Click on “Continue to this website (not recommended).”
4
Type in the User ID (default is admin) and type in the Password (default
is admin).
5
Select your Domain (default is LOCAL).
6
Go to Log in > Network > External SIP Peer >
— Add for a new SIP Peer.
— Edit to modify an existing SIP Peer.
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The following dialog box opens:
Configure these settings on the DMA Add External SIP Peer Configuration
screen:
— Enabled: Box is checked
— Name: Type in a name
— Description: Type in a detailed description (can also be blank)
— Address: SIP IP address or FQDN of the OpenScape Video
— Port: 5060
— Prefix range: Type in a single Prefix #
— Type: Others
— Transport type: TCP
— Register externally: Box is checked
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Feature Limitations
The following table lists the known feature limitations for this release. If a
workaround is available, it is noted in the table.
Issue ID
Found in Release
Description
Workaround
SI-10
HDX software 3.0.3
When the HDX system receives a call from an
OpenScape desktop client on a TLS with MIKEY
connection, the call will not be established.
Initiate the call
from the HDX
system.
SI-53
RMX V7.1.0.121
If an RMX system is setup with network separation,
DTMF tones do not work across the separate
networks.
None
SI-55
RMX V7.1
DTMF suffix dialing from a E20 to and RMX system
is not possible.
Upgrade to RMX
v7.2
SI-84
RMX V7.2.0.89
If an RMX system is reset while there is an active
conference, the conference with its SIP participants
is not released.
Reset the RMX
system after
terminating all
active
conferences.
HDX software 3.0.1
When a TouchControl is connected to an HDX
system and a 2nd call arrives, you will see only blue
screens with a display overlay message which
informs you about the new call. This message
disappears when the C party hooks on.
None
The recording link cannot be configured if the RMX
system is setup with network separation.
None
SI-87
TouchControl V1.1.0
SI-97
SI-120
DMA V 4.0
The DMA system will not allow you to log in because
Node1 is not ready to accept connections upon
attempting to login.
Configure
OpenScape to use
a NTP server and
reboot the server.
SI-123
Siemens
OpenScape
Desktop Client
WE-V3.2R2.1.11
Calls cannot be placed from the ODC, when the
HDX system and the VVX system are configured as
preferred device in the ODC web client.
None
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Issue ID
Found in Release
Description
Workaround
VIDEO-89476
HDX software 3.0.1
When an HDX system that is TCP-registered to
OpenScape Voice is restarted, it might not delete its
registration to OpenScape Voice as it is supposed
to.
None
VIDEO-88989
HDX software 3.0.1
None
OpenScape Video
V3 R2
When an HDX system and a TANDBERG C60 are
both TCP-registered to OpenScape Video, and the
C60 calls the HDX system, dual video might not
display.
VIDEO-88824
HDX software 3.0.1
OpenScape
Desktop client
V3R2
The HDX system might use the incorrect ports when
receiving a call from the OpenScape Desktop client
over the transport layer security (TLS) protocol
using Multimedia Internet KEYing (MIKEY).
None
VIDEO-87603
HDX software 3.0.1
A problem monitoring SNMP might occur in the HDX
system when operating in a Siemens OpenScape
UC environment.
None
VNGR-21180
RMX 7.2.1
In some situations, calls to the RMX system cannot
be completed and the TCP connection cannot be
established.
None
VNGR-20918
RMX 7.2
If an RMX system separates from the network, you
cannot configure the network service for the
recording link.
Configure the
default H.323 IP
network service to
the same settings
as the RSS
network.
VNGR-20855
RMX 7.2
Sometimes during a conference, active SIP
participants are not released if the RMX system is
reset.
None
VNGR-20815
RMX 7.2.2
When in a call managed by the RMX 2000 with
multiple networks and with HDX systems registered
to the Siemens server, the interactive voice
response (IVR) feature might not work correctly and
content might not be viewable.
None
VNGR-20098
RMX 7.1
When a SIP device uses the RMX system to dial
external participants using the network separation
feature, the DTMF suffix dialing over the gateway
profile might not work correctly on both H.323 and
SIP.
None
VNGR-19150
RMX 7.0
When OpenScape calls an RMX 2000 and sends a
SIP invitation, the RMX system rings but might not
answer the call.
None
VNGR-19149
RMX 7.0
When OpenScape calls an RMX 2000 and
successfully connects, the OpenScape desktop
client might not show the RMX system auto
attendant or hear the announcement.
None
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