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VCX Connect
Installation and
Configuration Guide
™
VCX™ Connect IP Telephony Solution
System Release 7.1
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Part Number 900-0464-01 AA
Published July 2007
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CONTENTS
VCX™ CONNECT
INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION
Documentation Resources 8
Hardware Documentation 9
VCX Connect 100 Server 9
VCX Connect 200 Server 9
Differences Between VCX Connect and Enterprise VCX
Preconfigured Parameters 11
Hardware Platforms 11
VCX Connect 100 Server 11
VCX Connect 200 Server 12
Supported Configurations 12
Configuration Overview 13
Gathering Configuration Information 13
Accessing a VCX Connect Server 14
Obtaining a License 15
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VCX™ CONNECT SERVER INSTALLATION
Installing a Primary and Secondary Pair of VCX Connect Servers 17
Overview of the Installation Process 17
Preparation 18
Configuring Networking Parameters 18
Configuring the Media Gateways 20
Moving the VCX Connect Servers and Media Gateways 21
Installing License Keys 22
Changing Default Passwords 22
Setting Up Database Replication 22
System Configuration 22
Installing a Single (Primary) VCX Connect Server 23
Overview of the Installation Process 23
Preparation 23
Configuring Network Parameters 23
Configuring the Media Gateways 24
Moving the VCX Connect Server and Media Gateways 26
Installing a License Key 26
Changing Default Passwords 26
System Configuration 26
Installing an Add-On Secondary VCX Connect Server 27
Overview of the Installation Process 27
Preparation 28
Configuring Networking Parameters 29
Installing a License Key 30
Changing Default Passwords 30
Configuring the Media Gateways 30
Reconfiguring the Secondary Server 32
Duplicating the VCX Database on the Secondary Server 33
Backing up the Database on the Primary Server 33
Copying the Database Backup File to the Secondary Server 34
Restoring the Database on the Secondary Server 34
Configuring Mirroring for IP Messaging 35
Backing Up IP Messaging Data 35
Copying the IP Messaging Backup Files to the Secondary Server 37
Restarting the Servers 37
CONFIGURING IP TELEPHONY
IP Telephony Configuration 40
IP Messaging Configuration 42
Additional Configuration Steps 43
Adding Users 43
File Formats 44
Resource Files 44
Configuring Telephones 45
Additional Adminstrative Tasks 45
About VCX Administrator Web Passwords 46
About the IP Messaging Provisioning Password 47
UPGRADING VCX SOFTWARE
Upgrading VCX Software
49
USB DEVICES
Using USB Storage Devices 51
Supported File Systems 51
Requirements 52
Connecting USB Devices 52
Disconnecting USB Devices 52
Troubleshooting 53
SAMPLE CONFIGURATION SCRIPTS
Sample Configuration Scripts 55
Networking Sample Script 55
Reconfiguration Sample Script 60
OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR 3COM PRODUCTS
Register Your Product to Gain Service Benefits 75
Solve Problems Online 75
Purchase Extended Warranty and Professional Services
Access Software Downloads 76
Contact Us 76
Telephone Technical Support and Repair 77
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VCX™ CONNECT
INSTALLATION AND
CONFIGURATION
The VCX Connect product is a member of the VCX IP Telephony Solutions
and is designed to accommodate up to 250 telephone users. Other VCX
IP Telephony products support larger number of users and offer additional
features that are not present in the VCX Connect product.
This guide provides VCX Connect system installers with information on
these topics:
Chapter 1 – Introduction
■
Documentation Resources
■
Differences Between VCX Connect and Enterprise VCX
■
Preconfigured Parameters
■
Hardware Platforms
■
Configuration Overview
Chapter 2 – Installation
■
Installing a Primary and Secondary Pair of VCX Connect Servers
■
Installing a Single (Primary) VCX Connect Server
■
Installing an Add-On Secondary VCX Connect Server
Chapter 3 – Configuration
■
IP Telephony Configuration
■
IP Messaging Configuration
■
Additional Configuration Steps
■
Resource Files
■
About VCX Administrator Web Passwords
Appendix A – Software Upgrades
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Appendix B – USB Devices
Appendix C – Sample Configuration Scripts
Documentation
Resources
This document refers to several other documents which provide more
detailed instructions on specific procedures. To access these documents,
open a browser and navigate to:
http://csoweb4.3com.com/VCX/vcx_doc.cfm
These documents are included in the table:
■
VCX Administration Guide – Describes the configuration processes
that a System Administrator uses to set up a VCX system.
■
VCX Installation Guide – Describes the steps involved in installing
single site and multisite VCX systems.
■
VCX Maintenance Guide – Describes procedures such as database
backup and restoration that a System Administrator uses during
day-to-day operation of a VCX system.
■
VCX IP Messaging Module Operations and System Administration
Guide – Describes the configuration processes that a System
Administrator uses to set up the IP Messaging services on a VCX
system.
■
VCX IP Messaging Module User Guide — 3Com Native Interface –
Describes how to use the voicemail system.
■
VCX Telephone Guides (Basic, Business, and Manager telephones) –
Describes the features that are available to telephone users on a VCX
system.
■
V6000 and V6100 Gateway Installation Guide – Describes the steps
involved in installing a V6000 or V6100 Media Gateway.
■
V6000 and V6100 Gateway User Guide – Describes the installation
steps and the configuration of a V6000 or V6100 Media Gateway.
■
V7111 Analog Gateway Installation Guide – Describes the steps
involved in installing a V71111 Analog Media Gateways (either an
FXO gateway, which connects to the Public Telephone System, or an
FXS gateway which connects to analog telephones or fax machines).
■
V7111 VoIP Gateway User Guide – Describes the installation steps and
the configuration of the V7111 Analog Media Gateways (either FXO
or FXS).
Differences Between VCX Connect and Enterprise VCX
■
Hardware
Documentation
9
V7122 Digital Gateway Installation Guide – Describes the steps
involved in installing and configuring the V7122 Digital (T1) Media
Gateway.
Refer to the hardware documentation for the VCX Connect 100 and VCX
Connect 200 servers for dimensions, weight, and other physical
parameters.
VCX Connect 100 Server
The hardware documentation for the VCX Connect 100 server is located
at this URL:
http://csoweb4.3com.com/VCX/vcx_doc.cfm
Look in the table section titled “Gateway Documentation” and then look
for these two documents:
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V6000 and V6100 Digital Gateway Installation Guide
■
V6000 and V6100 Digital Gateway User Guide
VCX Connect 200 Server
The hardware documentation for the VCX Connect 200 server is located
in the shipping box with the server.
Differences
Between VCX
Connect and
Enterprise VCX
This section describes specific VCX Connect product capabilities.
Consider the information in this section when reviewing information in
the VCX 7.1 guides because those guides apply to the enterprise VCX
product.
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Telephone and Calling Features
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■
■
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Global Directory — Lists telephones at the local VCX Connect site
Directed Call Pickup — Enables a telephone to be answered by
other phones at the VCX Connect site
Remote Call Forward — Enables the Call Forward Universal
feature on a phone to be controlled from other phones at the VCX
Connect site
Silent Monitor and Barge In — Enables a VCX Connect user to
silently listen in on, and optionally barge in to, an existing
conversation of another user at the VCX Connect site
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■
■
■
■
■
■
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Camp On — Enables a “camping-on” telephone at the VCX
Connect site to be called back by the VCX Connect system when a
camped-on telephone at the VCX Connect site is available
Bridged Station Appearances — Enables a primary telephone at
the VCX Connect site to be mapped to up to 4 secondary phones
at the VCX Connect site
Attendant Serial Calling — Enables an outside caller to make a
single call to a user at a VCX Connect site, and, without
disconnecting, sequentially connect to several other users within
the site via a series of call transfers
Group Call Pickup — Enables a group of users within a VCX
Connect site to be defined such that any ringing call to a member
of the group may be answered by dialing the group pickup
extension
Hunt Groups — Enables telephones at the VCX Connect site to be
assigned to 3 different types of Hunt Groups
System Speed Dials — Enables a System Administrator to define
speed dial numbers for a given VCX Connect site that are available
to all users at that site
Call Routing
Calls may be routed via WAN connections to other VCX Connect sites
after proper configuration of routing data at each site
■
Call Records
Call records data are consolidated at each VCX Connect site. The CDR
software at each VCX Connect site collects call records data for that
site.
■
Configurations
All VCX Connect servers support both IP Telephony and IP Messaging.
At each VCX Connect site, either a single server, or a redundant pair
of VCX Connect servers may be deployed.
■
Supported Gateways
■
VCX V7111
■
VCX V7122
■
VCX V6100
Preconfigured Parameters
Preconfigured
Parameters
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■
Text-To-Speech Email Reader — Supported with enterprise VCX
only
■
Global Voicemail Integration — Supported with enterprise VCX
only
VCX Connect servers have these parameters preconfigured at the factory
for simpler installation and configuration:
■
Sample Telephone Extensions — 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003
■
Sample User Names — Sample Receptionist, Sample User1, Sample
User2, Sample User3
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Telephone Profiles — Executive, Fax-Modem, No-Longdistance,
No-Longdistand-No-Voicemail, No-Voicemail, Standard
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Routes to IP Messaging — Voicemail and Music on Hold extensions
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Sample System Speed Dial — 918005551212
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Sample Paging Group — SamplePageGroup
3Com recommends that you do not modify these samples. Instead, keep
them for reference and create new items based on the samples.
CAUTION: Before you create any new parameters, modify the network
parameters of your VCX Connect servers so that the new parameters use
the new IP addresses. For instructions on how to change the network
parameters of a VCX Connect server, see the appropriate section in the
next chapter:
Hardware Platforms
VCX Connect 100
Server
■
Installing a Primary and Secondary Pair of VCX Connect Servers
■
Installing a Single (Primary) VCX Connect Server
■
Installing an Add-On Secondary VCX Connect Server
The VCX Connect product provides IP Telephony and IP Messaging
services and is offered on these hardware platforms:
■
VCX Connect 100 Server
■
VCX Connect 200 Server
The VCX Connect 100 server runs the VCX Linux Operating System and
provides IP Telephony and IP Messaging services. The base configuration
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includes 4 FXO ports for connection to the public telephone network and
4 FXS ports for connection to analog telephones and fax machines.
To provide connection to the public telephone network, it can contain:
■
FXO analog gateway modules (4 ports are standard)
■
One or two Digital (T1) gateway modules (optional)
Both FXO and digital gateway modules can be configured in the same
VCX Connect 100 Server.
Analog and digital gateway modules are contained within the VCX
Connect 100 Server chassis.
The VCX Connect 100 server is recommended for up to 100 telephone
users.
VCX Connect 200
Server
The VCX Connect 200 server runs the VCX Linux Operating System and
provides IP Telephony and IP Messaging services.
It works with external FXO analog gateways or digital (T1) gateways that
provide connections to the public telephone network.
Additionally, external analog FXS gateways provide connection to analog
devices such as analog telephones and fax machines.
The VCX Connect 200 server is recommended for up to 250 telephone
users.
The 3Com V7111 analog gateways and the 3Com V7122 digital
gateways that work with the VCX Connect 200 server are purchased
separately and are available in several configurations, depending on the
number and type of connections needed. In addition, the 3Com V6100
(in gateway only mode) is supported for analog or digital connections to
the public telephone network.
Supported
Configurations
The supported configurations of the VCX Connect product are:
■
A primary and secondary pair of servers (either two VCX Connect 100
servers or two VCX Connect 200 servers).
■
A single primary server (either a VCX Connect 100 server or a VCX
Connect 200 server).
Configuration Overview
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CAUTION: Mixtures of server types are not supported.
The single primary server configuration can be updated later to include a
secondary server. The server being added must be the same as the
original (primary) server. For example, you cannot add a VCX Connect
200 server as a secondary server to a VCX Connect 100 primary server.
Configuration
Overview
All VCX Connect servers arrive from the factory configured with default IP
addresses. To adapt the servers to your environment, you must:
Gathering
Configuration
Information
■
Reconfigure the network attributes of the servers
■
Modify some of the default configuration parameters of the servers
■
Install license key files to support more than the 25 telephone users
and 25 voice mailboxes provided by the factory default license.
Many parameters are preconfigured on VCX Connect servers in order
make installation and configuration easier. Some of these parameters
must be modified in order to accommodate the servers to your network.
When you run the vcx-config-network or the vcx-reconfigure script
to modify the network and other parameters of the servers, you will need
the information in Table 1:
Table 1 Server Parameters
Parameter
Default Value
New Value
IP Address
Primary Server: 192.168.1.190
You must choose IP addresses that are compatible with the
network segment on which you plan to install the servers.
Secondary Server: 192.168.1.192
Network Mask
255.255.255.0
Modify this mask if the network segement on which you
plan to install the servers requires a different mask.
NOTE: Configuration of the parameters in Table 1 are described in Chapter 2, “VCX™ Connect Server Installation”.
Table 2 Media Gateway Parameters
Parameter
Default Value
IP Addresses of Media
Gateways in a VCX
Connect 100 Server
Primary VCX Connect 100 Server Gateway:
192.168.1.200
Changes
You must choose IP addresses that are
compatible with the network segment
on which you plan to install the VCX
Secondary VCX Connect 100 Server Gateway:
Connect servers.
192.168.1.202
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Table 2 Media Gateway Parameters
Parameter
Default Value
Changes
IP Addresses of External
Media Gateways
(sold with VCX Connect
200 servers)
10.10.10.10
You must choose IP addresses that are
compatible with the network segment
on which you plan to install the VCX
Connect servers.
Network Mask
255.255.255.0
Modify this mask if the network
segement on which you plan to install
the servers requires a different mask.
NOTE: Configuration of the parameters in Table 2 are described in the documentation for the media gateways. See
“Documentation Resources” earlier in this chapter.
Accessing a
VCX Connect Server
To reconfigure the network attributes, you must access each VCX
Connect server and run the vcx-reconfigure-network script. Access the
VCX Connect server using one of these connection methods:
Locally
■
Use a null modem cable to connect a PC to the serial port on the
server and use a terminal emulator program such as HyperTerminal to
connect to the server through the PC’s serial port. See Table 3 on
page 15 for configuration parameters for terminal emulation
programs.
■
■
The serial cable for the VCX Connect 100 server comes with the
server. One end connects to the serial port (marked 1010) on the
connection module on the front panel of the server. The other end
connects to the serial port on the PC.
The null modem cable for the VCX Connect 200 server must have
these characteristics:
DB9 female connector on each end
Sufficient length to reach from the serial port on the PC to the
serial port on the VCX Connect 200 server
Remotely
To perform the initial network reconfiguration, connect the VCX Connect
server and a PC to a hub or switch as described in detail later in this
document and use one of these connection methods:
■
Use a terminal emulation program such as PuTTY or Tera Term Pro
(with SSHv2 support) to connect to the server over the network.
Obtaining a License
■
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Alternatively, use the ssh (secure shell) UNIX/Linux command to
connect to the server. This command is available on most UNIX- or
Linux-based systems. If you are using a Microsoft Windows PC you
can install the Cygwin tools. Cygwin provides a Linux-like environment
for Microsoft Windows.
For information on how to download and install the Cygwin tools on your
Windows PC, access this URL: http://www.cygwin.com/
The PuTTY, Tera Term Pro, and ssh connection methods can also be used
to perform any reconfiguration after the network configuration has been
performed on the servers and they are connected to the network.
Table 3 Terminal Emulation Program Parameters
Obtaining a License
VCX Connect 100 Server
VCX Connect 200 Server
VT100 emulation mode
VT100 emulation mode
115, 200 Baud
9,600 Baud
8 data bits
8 data bits
1 stop bit
1 stop bit
No parity
No Parity
No flow control
No flow control
VCX Connect 100 and VCX Connect 200 servers come from the factory
with pre-installed licenses that support:
■
25 telephones
■
25 voice mailboxes
To support additional telephones or voice mailboxes, you must purchase
additional telephone and/or voice mailbox licenses. The instructions on
how to obtain additional licenses can be found in the VCX Installation
Guide. Refer to the License Key topic in Chapter 1.
CAUTION: License keys are installed on both the primary and secondary
servers. If you have installed a primary server only and later you want to
add a secondary server, the secondary server license capacity must match
the parameters of the primary server license key (the same number of
telephones, voice mailboxes, and so on). If the license key on the
secondary server does not match and the primary becomes unavailable
for any reason, system operation switches to the secondary server but the
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secondary server may not be able to support all telephones and voice
mailboxes.
Example: The primary server has a license for 25 additional telephones
(50 total) and 25 additional voice mailboxes (50 total). The secondary
server has only the default licenses and can support only 25 telephones
users and voice mailboxes. On failover, only 25 telephone users can make
telephone calls and access their voice mailboxes. However, the additional
25 telephones can make emergency calls.
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VCX™ CONNECT SERVER
INSTALLATION
This chapter describes the installation of these VCX Connect
configurations:
Installing a Primary
and Secondary Pair
of VCX Connect
Servers
Overview of the
Installation Process
■
Primary/Secondary Server Pair – See “Installing a Primary and
Secondary Pair of VCX Connect Servers” on page 17.
■
Primary Server Only – See “Installing a Single (Primary) VCX
Connect Server” on page 23.
■
Secondary Server – See “Installing an Add-On Secondary VCX
Connect Server” on page 27.
A VCX Connect system can include both a primary and a secondary
server in order to support continued operation if the primary server
becomes unavailable. The IP Telephony and IP Messaging services fail over
to use the secondary server until the primary server is restored to
operation. To install a primary and secondary pair of VCX Connect
servers, follow the instructions in this section.
The installation of the primary and secondary VCX Connect servers
involves these major steps:
■
Preparation on page 18
■
Configuring Networking Parameters on page 18
■
Configuring the Media Gateways on page 20
■
Moving the VCX Connect Servers and Media Gateways on page 21
■
Installing License Keys on page 22
■
Setting Up Database Replication on page 22
■
System Configuration on page 22
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CAUTION: You must configure the primary VCX Connect server first and
then the secondary server. During the configuration, the secondary server
obtains some of its information from the primary server. If the primary
server is not configured and in operation, the secondary server
configuration will fail.
Preparation
VCX Connect servers can be preconfigured and later taken to the end
customer site, or they can be configured at the customer site. In either
case, the configuration work is done first and the servers are then moved
to their final location and connected to the network.
1 Unpack the primary server and connect it to a power source.
2 Unpack the secondary server and connect it to a power source.
3 If you are using a VCX Connect 200 server, unpack any gateways and
connect them to a power source.
Configuring Networking Parameters
1 Connect the eth0 interface of each VCX Connect server to a hub or
switch that is not connected to any network.
CAUTION: VCX Connect 200 servers have two Ethernet interfaces. The
VCX software on a VCX Connect server uses only the eth0 interface. You
must use eth0 for normal server operation.
The eth0 adapter on a VCX Connect 100 server is accessed through the
RJ45 connector located on the rear panel of the server.
The eth0 adapter on a VCX Connect 200 server is accessed through one
of the two RJ45 connectors located beside each other on the rear panel
of the server. These connectors are labeled 1 and 2. As you face the rear
of the server, the eth0 connector is the one labeled 1, on the left.
If you prefer, you can use a cross-over Ethernet cable to directly connect
the PC to the VCX Connect server. See “Accessing a VCX Connect Server”
on page 14.
2 Connect a PC to the same hub or switch and:
a Set the IP address of the PC to 192.168.1.180.
b Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
You do not need to configure a default gateway IP address.
Installing a Primary and Secondary Pair of VCX Connect Servers
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3 Start the primary and secondary servers and wait for approximately 5
minutes for the boot process to be completed.
4 Using one of the connection methods outlined in “Accessing a
VCX Connect Server” on page 14, access the primary server and log in to
the root account.
Primary Server Default IP Address: 192.168.1.190
Default Password (root account): pvadmin
CAUTION: 3Com strongly recommends that, for security reasons,
customers change the default passwords on these VCX accounts:
■
app
■
cworks
■
oracle
■
root
■
tomcat
■
vcx
Instructions on how to change these account passwords are found later
in this section. See “Changing Default Passwords” on page 22.
5 On the primary VCX Connect server, run the vcx-config-network
-wizard script (see “Networking Sample Script” on page 55) and change
these network parameters to correspond to the network location in
which you intend to install the server:
■
IP address
■
Subnet mask
■
Default gateway address
■
Primary, secondary, and tertiary DNS server IP addresses
■
DNS search path
■
Primary, secondary, and tertiary NTP (time) server IP addresses
■
Time zone and geographic location information
After you finish, the script may display an error message indicating that
the Network Time Protocol (NTP) server(s) could not be reached. You can
safely ignore this message. The VCX Connect server is not yet connected
to the network and therefore cannot contact the NTP server(s).
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6 Shut down the primary server and disconnect all cabling. To shut down
the server, log in to the root account and enter this command:
shutdown now
7 Connect to the secondary VCX Connect server.
8 On the secondary VCX Connect server, log in to the root account and
change the network parameters by running the vcx-config-network wizard command so that the parameters conform to the network
location in which you intend to install the server. Change the parameters
that are described in step 5 of this procedure.
Secondary Server Default IP Address: 192.168.1.192
Default Password (root account): pvadmin
Configuring the Media Gateways
For a VCX Connect 100 server, the media gateways are located within the
same chassis as the VCX Connect server. Use this default IP address to
access the media gateways in the VCX Connect servers:
■
Primary VCX Connect 100 Server Gateways: 192.168.1.200
■
Secondary VCX Connect 100 Server Gateways: 192.168.1.202
1 Connect the media gateway Ethernet port to the same hub or switch to
which the PC is connected. On a VCX Connect 100 server, the Ethernet
port for the media gateways is the RJ45 connector located on the front
panel of the server.
CAUTION: Verify that the PC and the media gateway are not connected
to any network segment.
If you prefer, you can use a cross-over Ethernet cable to directly connect
the PC to the media gateway Ethernet port.
2 Verify that the PC still has these network parameter:
■
IP Address: 192.168.1.180.
■
Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
3 On the PC, open a browser and enter the media gateway IP address in
the address text box.
4 Reconfigure the network parameters of the media gateway to conform
to the network segment on which it will reside.
Installing a Primary and Secondary Pair of VCX Connect Servers
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Refer to the instructions in the appropriate media gateway manual for
the media gateways that are included in your configuration. See
“Documentation Resources” on page 8 to identify the correct manual.
For a VCX Connect 200 server, the media gateways are separate units
and have this default IP address: 10.10.10.10
1 Connect the media gateway Ethernet port to the same hub or switch to
which the PC is connected.
CAUTION: Verify that the PC and the media gateway are not connected
to any network segment.
If you prefer, you can use a cross-over Ethernet cable to directly connect
the PC to the media gateway.
2 Reconfigure the PC with these network parameters:
■
Set the IP address of the PC to 10.10.10.20.
■
Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
You do not need to configure a default gateway IP address.
3 On the PC, open a browser and enter the media gateway IP address in
the address text box.
4 Reconfigure the network parameters of the media gateway to conform
to the network segment on which it will reside.
Refer to the instructions in the appropriate media gateway manual for
the media gateways that are included in your configuration. See
“Documentation Resources” on page 8 to identify the correct manual.
5 Repeat steps 1 through 4 for any additional media gateways in your VCX
Connect system.
Moving the VCX Connect Servers and Media Gateways
1 Shut down the secondary server and disconnect all cabling. To shut down
the server, log in to the root account and enter this command:
shutdown now
2 If you are using a VCX Connect 200 server, shut down the separate media
gateways by removing the power cord from the chassis, move the media
gateways to their final location, and reconnect them to power and to the
network segment on which they will operate.
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3 Move both primary and secondary VCX Connect servers to their final
location and reconnect them to power and to the network segment on
which they will operate.
4 Start the primary and secondary VCX Connect servers and wait for
approximately 5 minutes for the boot processes to be completed.
Installing License Keys
VCX Connect 100 and VCX Connect 200 servers come from the factory
with pre-installed licenses to support:
■
25 telephone users
■
25 voice mailboxes
If you obtained additional licenses, install the license keys on the primary
and secondary VCX Connect servers. The primary and secondary licenses
must match in terms of the number of telephone users and the number
of voice mailboxes.
For instructions on how to obtain and install license keys, see:
VCX Installation Guide > Pre-Installation Guidelines > License Keys
Changing Default Passwords
To change the default passwords for the app, cworks, oracle, root,
tomcat, and vcx accounts, log in to each server and run the
vcx-reconfigure script. Accept the default answers for all prompts that are
not related to passwords, and, when prompted for the account
passwords, change the default values.
Setting Up Database Replication
Set up database replication between the primary and secondary servers.
For instructions, see:
VCX Maintenance Guide > Manually Configuring Multi-Master
Replication > Manually Configuring Replication for an IP
Telephony Server or IP Telephony and Messaging Server
System Configuration
Your VCX Connect system is now configured to communicate in an IP
network. The next steps are described in these sections:
■
“IP Telephony Configuration” on page 40
■
“IP Messaging Configuration” on page 42
■
“Additional Configuration Steps” on page 43
Installing a Single (Primary) VCX Connect Server
Installing a Single
(Primary) VCX
Connect Server
23
This section describes how to install and configure a single (primary) VCX
Connect server.
A primary VCX Connect server provides all of the features that a
primary/secondary server pair provides, but without the fail over
redundancy. You can add a secondary server at a later time.
Overview of the
Installation Process
The installation of a single (primary) VCX Connect server involves these
major steps:
■
Preparation on page 23
■
Configuring Network Parameters on page 23
■
Configuring the Media Gateways on page 24
■
Moving the VCX Connect Server and Media Gateways on page 26
■
Installing a License Key on page 26
■
Changing Default Passwords on page 26
■
System Configuration on page 26
Preparation
VCX Connect servers can be preconfigured and later taken to the end
customer site, or they can be configured at the customer site. In either
case, the configuration work is done first and the servers are then moved
to their final location and connected to the network.
1 Unpack the primary server and connect it to a power source.
2 If you are using a VCX Connect 200 server, unpack any gateways and
connect them to a power source.
Configuring Network Parameters
1 Connect the eth0 Ethernet interface of the primary VCX Connect server
to a hub or switch that is not connected to any network.
CAUTION: Some VCX Connect servers have two Ethernet interfaces. The
VCX software on a VCX Connect server uses only the eth0 interface. You
can connect to either the eth0 or the eth1 interface in order to configure
the server but you must use eth0 for normal server operation.
If you prefer, you can use a cross-over Ethernet cable to directly connect
the PC to the VCX Connect server.
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2 Connect a PC to the same hub and:
a Set the IP address of the PC to 192.168.1.180.
b Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
You do not need to configure a default gateway IP address.
3 Start the primary VCX Connect server and wait for approximately 5
minutes for the boot process to be completed.
4 Using one of the connection methods outlined in “Accessing a
VCX Connect Server” on page 14, access the primary server and log in to
the root account.
Primary Server IP Address: 192.168.1.190
Default Password (root account): pvadmin
CAUTION: 3Com strongly recommends that, for security reasons,
customers change the default passwords on these VCX accounts:
■
app
■
cworks
■
oracle
■
root
■
tomcat
■
vcx
Instructions on how to change these account passwords are found later
in this section. See “Changing Default Passwords” on page 26.
5 Run the vcx-config-network -wizard command and change the IP
address, subnet mask, and default gateway address of the primary VCX
Connect server to correspond to the network location in which you
intend to install the server.
Configuring the Media Gateways
For a VCX Connect 100 server, the media gateways are located within the
same chassis as the VCX Connect server. Use this default IP address to
access the media gateways in the VCX Connect servers:
■
Primary VCX Connect 100 Server Gateways: 192.168.1.200
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25
1 Connect the media gateway Ethernet port to the same hub or switch to
which the PC is connected.
CAUTION: Verify that the PC and the media gateway are not connected
to any network segment.
If you prefer, you can use a cross-over Ethernet cable to directly connect
the PC to the media gateway Ethernet port.
2 Verify that the PC still has these network parameter:
■
IP Address: 192.168.1.180.
■
Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
3 On the PC, open a browser and enter the media gateway IP address in
the address text box.
4 Reconfigure the network parameters of the media gateway to conform
to the network segment on which it will reside.
Refer to the instructions in the appropriate media gateway manual for
the media gateways that are included in your configuration. See
“Documentation Resources” on page 8 to identify the correct manual.
For a VCX Connect 200 server, the media gateways are separate units
and have this default IP address: 10.10.10.10
1 Connect the media gateway Ethernet port to the same hub or switch to
which the PC is connected.
CAUTION: Verify that the PC and the media gateway are not connected
to any network segment.
If you prefer, you can use a cross-over Ethernet cable to directly connect
the PC to the media gateway Ethernet port.
2 Reconfigure the PC with these network parameters:
■
Set the IP address of the PC to 10.10.10.20.
■
Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
You do not need to configure a default gateway IP address.
3 Reconfigure the network parameters of the media gateways to conform
to the network segment on which they will reside.
Refer to the instructions in the appropriate media gateway manual for
the media gateways that are included in your configuration. See
“Documentation Resources” on page 8 to identify the correct manual.
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Moving the VCX Connect Server and Media Gateways
1 Shut down the primary server and disconnect all cabling.
2 If you are using a VCX Connect 200 server, shut down the separate media
gateways by removing the power cord from the chassis, move the media
gateways to their final location, and reconnect them to power and to the
network segment on which they will operate.
3 Move the primary server to its final location and reconnect it to power
and to the network segment on which they will operate.
4 Start the primary server and wait for approximately 5 minutes for the
boot process to be completed.
Installing a License Key
VCX Connect 100 and VCX Connect 200 servers come from the factory
with pre-installed licenses to support:
■
25 telephone users
■
25 voice mailboxes
If you obtained additional licenses, install the license key on the primary
server. For instructions on how to obtain a license key, see:
VCX Installation Guide > Pre-Installation Guidelines > License Keys
Changing Default Passwords
To change the default passwords for the app, cworks, oracle, root,
tomcat, and vcx accounts, log in to the server and run the vcx-reconfigure
script. Accept the default answers for all prompts that are not related to
passwords, and, when prompted for the account passwords, change the
default values.
System Configuration
Your VCX Connect system is now configured to communicate in an IP
network. The next steps are described in these sections:
■
“IP Telephony Configuration” on page 40
■
“IP Messaging Configuration” on page 42
■
“Additional Configuration Steps” on page 43
Installing an Add-On Secondary VCX Connect Server
Installing an
Add-On Secondary
VCX Connect Server
27
This section describes how to install a secondary VCX Connect server as a
backup to a primary VCX Connect server already in operation. The
secondary server provides a fail-over point in the event that the primary
server becomes unavailable for any reason.
CAUTION: Installing a secondary server requires reconfiguration of the
primary server. During the reconfiguration process, the primary server is
unavailable and service to telephone users is interrupted. 3Com
recommends that customers reconfigure the primary server at a time
when no telephone activity is expected.
Overview of the
Installation Process
The installation of the secondary VCX Connect server involves these
major steps:
■
Preparation
■
Configuring Networking Parameters
■
Configuring the Media Gateways
■
Installing a License Key
■
Changing Default Passwords
■
Configuring the Media Gateways
■
Reconfiguring the Secondary Server
■
Duplicating the VCX Database on the Secondary Server
■
■
Backing up the Database on the Primary Server
■
Copying the Database Backup File to the Secondary Server
■
Restoring the Database on the Secondary Server
Configuring Mirroring for IP Messaging
■
Backing Up IP Messaging Data
■
Copying the IP Messaging Backup Files to the Secondary Server
■
Restarting the Servers
CAUTION: You must reconfigure the primary VCX Connect server before
you configure the the secondary server in order to update the primary
server with information about the secondary server. Later, when you
install and configure the secondary server, it obtains some of its
information from the primary server. If the primary server has not been
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reconfigured and/or is not in operation, the secondary server
configuration will fail.
In a primary/secondary configuration, license keys are installed on both
servers. When adding a secondary server to an existing primary server,
the license key for the secondary server must correspond to the license
key on the primary server in terms of the number of telephone users and
the number of voice mailboxes. If you are using the default license key on
the primary, the secondary server default key will match. If you have
purchased and installed additional licenses on the primary server, you
must purchase and install matching licenses on the secondary server.
Preparation
1 Reconfigure the primary VCX Connect server for operation in a
primary/secondary configuration.
a Using one of the connection methods outlined in “Accessing a
VCX Connect Server” on page 14, access the primary server and log
in to the root account.
b Run the vcx-reconfigure script.
Typically, you do not need to change any of the network parameters of
the primary server. If you want to add or change such items as a DNS or
NTP server, you can answer yes to the network configuration prompt and
then supply the new information.
c Enter or change these parameters:
■
IP address of the secondary VCX Connect server
■
Hostname of the peer IP Messaging system (enter vcxsec)
When the vcx-reconfigure script has been completed, the primary VCX
Connect server is rebooted. The server is then ready to communicate with
the secondary VCX Connect server. When the secondary server has been
completely configured, the two servers operate as a primary/secondary
pair.
2 Log out of the primary VCX Connect server.
3 Unpack the secondary server and connect it to a power source.
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Configuring Networking Parameters
1 Connect the eth0 interface of the secondary server to a hub or switch
that is not connected any network.
CAUTION: Some VCX Connect servers have two Ethernet interfaces. The
VCX software on a VCX Connect server uses only the eth0 interface. You
can connect to either the eth0 or the eth1 interface in order to configure
the server but you must use eth0 for normal server operation.
If you prefer, you can use a cross-over Ethernet cable to directly connect
the PC to the VCX Connect server.
2 Connect a PC to the same hub and:
a Set the IP address of the PC to 192.168.1.180.
b Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
You do not need to configure a default gateway IP address.
3 Start the secondary server and wait for approximately 5 minutes for the
boot process to be completed.
4 Using one of the connection methods outlined in “Accessing a
VCX Connect Server” on page 14, access the secondary server and log in
to the root account.
Secondary Server IP Address: 192.168.1.192
Default Password (root account): pvadmin
CAUTION: The default password for the root account is pvadmin. 3Com
strongly recommends that, for security reasons, customers change the
default passwords on these VCX accounts:
■
app
■
cworks
■
oracle
■
root
■
tomcat
■
vcx
Later in these instructions, you will have the opportunity to change these
passwords. See “Changing Default Passwords” on page 30.
5 Run the vcx-config-network -wizard command and change the IP
address, subnet mask, and default gateway address of the secondary
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server to correspond to the network location in which you intend to
install the server.
6 Shut down the secondary server and disconnect all cabling.
7 Move the secondary server to its final location and reconnect it to power
and to the network segment on which they will operate.
8 Start the secondary server and wait for approximately 5 minutes for the
boot process to be completed.
Installing a License Key
VCX Connect 100 and VCX Connect 200 servers come from the factory
with pre-installed licenses to support:
■
25 telephone users
■
25 voice mailboxes
If you have fewer that 25 telephones and 25 voice mailboxes on your
primary VCX Connect server, the default license key on the secondary
server will match the primary and you need not obtain an additional
license key.
If you obtained and installed additional licenses on the primary VCX
Connect server, you must obtain and install an additional license key on
the secondary VCX Connect server. The license key must:
■
Correspond to the machineid of the secondary server
■
Match the license key on the primary server, in terms of the number of
telephone users and voice mailboxes.
For instructions on how to obtain a license key, see:
VCX Installation Guide > Pre-Installation Guidelines > License Keys
Changing Default Passwords
To change the default passwords for the app, cworks, oracle, root,
tomcat, and vcx accounts, log in to the root account on the server and
run the vcx-reconfigure script. Accept the default answers for all
prompts that are not related to passwords, and, when prompted for the
account passwords, change the default values.
Configuring the Media Gateways
For a VCX Connect 100 server, the media gateways are located within the
same chassis as the VCX Connect server. Use this default IP address to
access the media gateways in the VCX Connect servers:
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31
■
Primary VCX Connect 100 Server Gateways: 192.168.1.200
■
Secondary VCX Connect 100 Server Gateways: 192.168.1.202
1 Connect the media gateway Ethernet port to the same hub or switch to
which the PC is connected.
CAUTION: Verify that the PC and the media gateway are not connected
to any network segment.
If you prefer, you can use a cross-over Ethernet cable to directly connect
the PC to the media gateway Ethernet port.
2 Verify that the PC still has these network parameter:
■
IP Address: 192.168.1.180.
■
Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
3 On the PC, open a browser and enter the media gateway IP address in
the address text box.
4 Reconfigure the network parameters of the media gateway to conform
to the network segment on which it will reside.
Refer to the instructions in the appropriate media gateway manual for
the media gateways that are included in your configuration. See
“Documentation Resources” on page 8 to identify the correct manual.
5 Repeat steps 1 through 4 for any additional gateways that require
reconfiguration.
When you are adding a secondary VCX Connect 200 server, the media
gateways are typically already in place because they were installed and
configured when the primary VCX Connect server was installed. If you
purchased additional media gateways with the secondary VCX Connect
server, follow the instructions in this section. Otherwise, skip to
“Reconfiguring the Secondary Server” on page 32.
For a VCX Connect 200 server, the media gateways are separate units
and have this default IP address: 10.10.10.10
1 Connect the media gateway Ethernet port to the same hub or switch to
which the PC is connected.
CAUTION: Verify that the PC and the media gateway are not connected
to any network segment.
If you prefer, you can use a cross-over Ethernet cable to directly connect
the PC to the VCX Connect server.
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2 Reconfigure the PC with these network parameters:
■
Set the IP address of the PC to 10.10.10.20.
■
Set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0
You do not need to configure a default gateway IP address.
3 On the PC, open a browser and enter the media gateway IP address in
the address text box.
4 Reconfigure the network parameters of the media gateway to conform
to the network segment on which it will reside.
Refer to the instructions in the appropriate media gateway manual for
the media gateways that are included in your configuration. See
“Documentation Resources” on page 8 to identify the correct manual.
5 Repeat steps 1 through 4 for any additional gateways that require
reconfiguration.
Reconfiguring the Secondary Server
Reconfigure the secondary server so that it will operate in conjunction
with the primary server.
1 Access the secondary VCX Connect server using the ssh command.
Sample command: ssh root@<secondary server IP address>
2 Run the vcx-reconfigure script, and answer the questions that the
script poses. Your answers are used to update the secondary server
configuration so that it will know about and work with the primary
server.
3 Accept the default answer (no) to the network configuration prompt.
4 In the VCX Services section of the vcx-reconfigure script, the answers
that you provide to questions such as site description and site name must
match the answers you gave when you configured the primary VCX
Connect server. The answers you provide to other prompts must be
unique to the secondary VCX Connect server. See “Reconfiguration
Sample Script” on page 60. The comments within the sample script
provide guidance on how to answer the prompts.
When the vcx-reconfigure script has been completed, the secondary VCX
Connect server is rebooted. The server is then ready to communicate with
the primary VCX Connect server.
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Duplicating the VCX Database on the Secondary Server
Before you can set up database replication between the primary and
secondary VCX Connect servers, you must:
■
Back up the database on the primary VCX Connect server
■
Copy the database backup file to the secondary server
■
Restore the database backup file on secondary server.
Backing up the Database on the Primary Server
1 On the primary server, log in to the tomcat account.
2 Enter the following commands to change the directory and stop Tomcat:
cd /opt/3com/VCX/scripts/rc3.d
./S70tomcat stop
3 Log in to the cworks account and enter these commands to stop the
database service:
cd /opt/3com/VCX/scripts/rc3.d
./S20vcxdata stop
4 Enter the following commands to start the database backup utility:
cd /opt/3com/VCX/vcxdata/bin
./backupVcxdata
5 The utility prompts you to verify that Tomcat and the VCX Authentication
and Directory server services are stopped. Enter y to confirm the services
are stopped.
6 When prompted for the site ID, enter the site description that you
configured for the VCX Connect servers. The script creates a backup file
containing the VCX database. By default the file is located here:
/opt/3com/VCX/vcxdata/db/export/
7 Log in to the tomcat account and enter the following commands:
cd /opt/3com/VCX/scripts/rc3.d
./S70tomcat start
8 Log in to the cworks account and enter the following commands:
cd /opt/3com/VCX/scripts/rc3.d
./S20vcxdata start
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Copying the Database Backup File to the Secondary Server
1 While still logged in to the cworks account on the primary VCX Connect
server, navigate to the directory that contains the database backup files.
cd /opt/3com/VCX/vcxdata/db/export/
2 Identify the backup file that you just created. Backup file names have this
format:
vcxdata<site ID>backup.<version of vcxdata>.tgz
3 Use this command to copy the database backup file from the primary
VCX Connect server to the secondary server:
scp vcxdata<site ID>backup.*.tgz cworks@<IP address of the
secondary VCX Connect server>:/opt/3com/VCX/vcxdata/db/import
4 When prompted for the cworks password, enter it, and the file is copied
to the secondary server.
Restoring the Database on the Secondary Server
On the secondary VCX Connect server:
1 Log in to the tomcat account.
2 Enter the following commands to change the directory and stop Tomcat:
cd /opt/3com/VCX/scripts/rc3.d
./S70tomcat stop
3 Log in to the cworks account and enter these commands to stop the
database service:
cd /opt/3com/VCX/scripts/rc3.d
./S20vcxdata stop
On the secondary VCX Connect server:
1 Log in to the cworks account and enter these commands:
cd /opt/3com/VCX/vcxdata/bin
./restoreVcxdata
2 The script prompts you to confirm that the tomcat and vcxdata processes
have been stopped. Enter y to confirm.
3 When prompted for the site ID, enter the site description that you
configured on both the primary and secondary VCX Connect servers.
The database backup file is used to populate the database on the
secondary VCX Connect server.
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On the primary VCX Connect server:
1 Log in to the cworks account and enter this command:
cd /opt/3com/VCX/vcxdata/bin
./setupReplication
2 When prompted for the site ID, enter the site description that you
configured on both the primary and secondary VCX Connect servers.
3 When prompted for the number of master sites, enter 1.
4 When prompted for the IP address of the Master Definition site, enter the
IP address of the primary VCX Connect server.
5 When prompted for the IP address of the Master site, enter the IP address
of the secondary VCX Connect server.
Allow approximately 30 minutes for the database replication between the
primay and secondary servers to be completed. This time may be longer,
depending on how much data is in the database.
6 To verify that the replication process has been completed, remain logged
in to the cworks account, stay in the /opt/3com/VCX/vcxdata/bin directory
and enter this command:
./checkReplication
The output from this command varies depending on how close the
replication process is to being completed. When you see a message
indicating that the status is NORMAL, the replication process has been
completed.
Configuring Mirroring for IP Messaging
When you add a secondary VCX Connect server after the primary server
has been in operation for some time, you must:
■
Back up the IP Messaging data on the primary server
■
Copy the backed up data to the secondary server
■
Restart the primary server and then the secondary server
Backing Up IP Messaging Data
Before you back up the IP Messaging data, the primary server must be in
an idle state (no call or messaging traffic). This means that the backup
process must be done during non-business hours.
CAUTION: Do not shut down the IP Messaging service. The service must
be running or you cannot back up the IP Messaging data.
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To back up the IP Messaging data:
1 Log in to the app account on the primary server.
2 Enter these commands:
cd /usr/app/gen
./backupums
This command creates a new directory here:
/opt/3comdata/umsdata/backup/<DATE>/
<DATE> is the current date in the format YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.
Example: If you run the backupums command on June 27, 2007, and
the command is completed in at 9:35:22 a.m., this directory is created:
/opt/3comdata/umsdata/backup/20070627093522
In this directory, the backupums command places these files:
■
doc.tgz
■
speak.vox.tgz
■
msgm0.tgz
■
msgm1.tgz
■
msgm2.tgz
■
msgm3.tgz
■
msgm4.tgz
■
msgm5.tgz
■
msgm6.tgz
■
msgm7.tgz
■
msgm8.tgz
■
msgm9.tgz
■
pg.tgz
■
table.tgz
■
vmcdr.tgz
■
vmlog.tgz
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Copying the IP Messaging Backup Files to the Secondary Server
To copy backup files to the secondary VCX Connect server:
1 Log in to the app account on the primary VCX Connect server.
2 Enter these commands:
cd /opt/3comdata/umsdata/
scp -r <DATE> app@<IP address>:/opt/3comdata/umsdata/
Where:
■
<DATE> represents the name of the directory that was created by the
backupums command.
■
<IP address> represents the IP address of the secondary VCX Connect
server.
Restarting the Servers
1 Reboot the primary server.
2 After the primary server reboot process has been completed, reboot the
secondary server and wait for approximately 5 minutes for the boot
process to be completed.
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3
CONFIGURING IP TELEPHONY
Some parameters of the VCX Connect product are preconfigured at the
factory. This section describes:
■
Modifications that you must perform to tailor the preconfigured
parameters to your needs
■
Additional steps that you perform to complete the installation of the
VCX Connect product
This chapter includes these topics:
■
IP Telephony Configuration on page 40
■
IP Messaging Configuration on page 42
■
Additional Configuration Steps on page 43
■
Resource Files on page 44
■
Configuring Telephones on page 45
■
Additional Adminstrative Tasks on page 45
■
About VCX Administrator Web Passwords on page 46
■
About the IP Messaging Provisioning Password on page 47
CAUTION: This document refers to detailed instructions found in the
“VCX 7.1 Administration Guide.” The VCX Connect product does not
include all of the VCX features that are described in that guide. For a list
of differences, see “Differences Between VCX Connect and Enterprise
VCX” on page 9.
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IP Telephony
Configuration
Table 4 provides an overview of the steps involved in configuring the VCX
Connect product, including the location in the VCX Administration Guide
where detailed instructions can be found.
Table 4 VCX Basic Configuration Steps
Step
Purpose
1 Access the VCX
Enables configuration of your VCX Connect
Administrator Provisioning
server.
application through a web
browser (Internet Explorer 6.0
or higher, or Firefox 2.0 or
higher).
Related Section in the
VCX Administration Guide
(Revision AJ)
Accessing a VCX Site through the
Central Manager
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2 Create dial string routing
patterns.
A pattern defines the sequence of digits a
Configuring Patterns
user dials to call another site, and the
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sequence of digits dialed to reach an IP
Messaging voicemail server or Music On Hold
(MOH) server.
3 Define end points.
An end point is a device to which a call may
be sent. End points include the VCX Call
Processors (primary and secondary) that
process local (network) calls, gateways that
process out-of-network calls, and IP
Messaging servers that manage voice
mailboxes.
Managing End Points
A route includes one or more end points.
Route Plan Configuration
Requirements
4 Add routes.
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Managing Routes
Page 297
5 Add route plans.
A route plan associates a route with a dial
string pattern.
Managing Route Plans
Page 304
Note: You can create a dial string pattern,
Using the Route Plan Wizard
define end points, add routes, and create a
route plan by running the Route Plan Wizard. Page 308
6 Set up number translations.
Allows calls to be routed based on source and Configuring Number Translation
destination number patterns.
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Configuring Patterns (DIRECTORY)
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IP Telephony Configuration
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Table 4 VCX Basic Configuration Steps (continued)
Related Section in the
VCX Administration Guide
(Revision AJ)
Step
Purpose
7 Examine the default Type Of
Service (TOS) configurations
supplied with VCX software.
A TOS determines the features available on a Configuring Type of Service
VCX telephone (for example, call forwarding)
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and the default button mapping available on
VCX Business and Manager’s telephones. If
the supplied TOS configurations do not meet
your needs, you can modify the existing
configurations or create new ones.
8 Examine the default Class Of
Service (COS) configurations
supplied with VCX software.
A COS determines what phone numbers a
user is allowed to either call or receive. If the
supplied COS configurations do not meet
your needs, you can modify the existing
configurations or create new ones.
Configuring Class of Service
9 Examine the default dial
plans supplied with VCX
software.
Each dial plan includes a set of dial rules. The
dial rules determine the length and allowed
digits a user can dial to make a call. If the
supplied dial plans and dial rules do not meet
your needs, you can modify the existing plans
and rules or create new ones
Configuring Dial Plans
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Configuring Dial Rules
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10 Configure emergency
services.
Emergency services are used to determine the Configuring Emergency Services
location of a caller who has dialed the
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emergency number.
11 Create one or more phone
profiles.
A phone profile includes a set of attributes
Managing Phone Profiles
(for example, a dial plan, a Class of Service, as
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well as voicemail and Music on Hold access
numbers) that are common to all phones that
use the profile.
12 Add Telephone Extensions
Configuring a telephone extension includes
specifying the extension number, password,
and phone profile.
Managing Phone Extensions
Each user configuration includes address
information, phone settings (the language
and font size used on the phone LCD), and
data the user needs to access the VCX User
web interface.
Configuring User Profiles
13 Add users.
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Note: These instructions are for
adding individual users. To add a
number of users at one time, see
“Adding Users” later in this
document.
14 Assign a phone to each user. Phone assignment involves specifying which
telephone extension is to be used by each
telephone user.
Managing Phone Extensions
15 Configure each telephone
through its Local User
Interface (LUI).
3Com Telephone Configuration
Programs the phone with an extension and
specifies the IP addresses of the primary and
secondary Call Processors.
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IP Messaging
Configuration
To configure voice mailboxes, the simplest method is to:
■
Create a telephone profile.
■
Select the Create Mailbox option in that profile.
When you create a user manually, select the profile.
If you use the Data Import method to create users, include the name of
the telephone profile as one of the parameters on each line of the
imported file. See “Adding Users” on page 43.
To add configure other IP Messaging parameters, use the IP Messaging
Administration web browser interface.
1 Open a browser window and navigate to the IP address of the primary
VCX Connect server.
2 Click IP Messaging Web Provisioning.
3 Enter the administrative login ID and password.
CAUTION: The default login ID is sockroot and the default password is
secret. For security reasons, 3Com strongly recommends that customers
change the default password for this account. See “About the IP
Messaging Provisioning Password” on page 47 for instructions on how to
change the default password for the IP Messaging Web Provisioning
interface.
4 Configure the parameters described in table 3. Detailed instructions on
how to configure these parameters are found in the IP Messaging
Operations and System Administration Guide.
Table 5 IP Messaging Basic Configuration Steps
Step
Purpose
Create and Configure Prompts
To customize the greetings that callers hear
when they call certain extensions, you can
record your own prompts and configure the
system to play them.
If you use a CODEC other than the system
default, you must convert the recorded
prompts into the appropriate file format and
place the converted prompt files in the
appropriate directory.
Related Section in the
IP Messaging Operations and
System Administration Guide
Converting a Voice File
Page 222
Additional Configuration Steps
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Table 5 IP Messaging Basic Configuration Steps (continued)
Related Section in the
IP Messaging Operations and
System Administration Guide
Step
Purpose
Reconfigure the IP Messaging
route information for Music on
Hold and Voicemail
The default routes are based on the default IP Configuring an IP Messaging
addresses of the primary and secondary VCX Voicemail Access Number
Connect servers. After you change the IP
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addresses, you must reconfigure the routes
Configuring Music on Hold
Page 220
Additional
Configuration Steps
Adding Users
The steps in Table 4 on page 40 are required to set up a VCX Connect
system with basic services. There are many other configuration options
described in the VCX guides. For example, you can also enable the
following features on your VCX Connect system:
The simplest way to create multiple users (with associated telephone
information) on the VCX Connect system is to create a file containing the
user data and then import that file.
To import user data:
1 Open a browser and access the IP address of your VCX Connect server.
2 In the window that appears, click Central Management Console.
3 Enter the administrative login ID and password. The defaults are admin
and besgroup.
For security purposes, 3Com strongly recommends that you change the
default password for all accounts on each VCX Connect server. For
information on how to change the default password for the admin
account, see “About VCX Administrator Web Passwords” later in this
document.
4 In the window that appears, click Site Data menu item, located in the
upper left menu on the screen.
5 In the window that appears, click the Browse button and browse to the
location of the file that contains the user data.
Sample files are provided on each VCX Connect server. See “Resource
Files”, later in this section.
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File Formats
3Com suggests that users create a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
containing the user information. Alternative file formats include
comma-separated value files and tab-delimited value files. Both of these
can be created by exporting data from the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
CAUTION: You cannot import data from an Excel Spreadsheet if the
spreadsheet contains any Excel formulas. If you have used formulas to
generate any of your data (for example, extension numbers), you must:
■
Remove all formulas from the spreadsheet
OR
■
Export the spreadsheet to a comma-separated value file or a
tab-delimited file.
In a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, each user is defined by a separate row in
the spreadsheet. Each row contains several columns, some of which are
required and some of which are optional. To leave a user parameter
undefined, leave the corresponding cell in the table blank.
Resource Files
The VCX Connect server includes the following sample files in the
/opt/3com/downloads directory.
The Import Data tool in the VCX Central Manager interface loads any of
the following files and creates VCX telephone extensions and associated
user data based on the content of the files.
■
VCX-Connect-Sample-import-file.xls – This file contains user data
within a Micrsoft Excel spreadsheet file.
■
VCX-Connect-Sample-import-file.csv – This file contains user data,
separated by commas.
■
VCX-Connect-Sample-import-MAC.xls – This Excel file contains a
subset of the user data (user name, telephone extension, telephone
MAC address, and MAC lock indicator). Importing this file updates the
specified users and ties one telephone (per line in the file) to a user by
specifying the MAC address of the telephone. A user can have more
than one telephone tied to their name.
■
VCX-Connect-Sample-import-MAC.csv – This comma separated
value file contains a subset of the user data (user name, telephone
extension, telephone MAC address, and MAC lock indicator).
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Importing this file updates the specified users and ties one telephone
(per line in the file) to a user by specifying the MAC address of the
telephone. A user can have more than one telephone tied to their
name.
The sample files for the Convergence Client (soft telephone) are:
Additionally, two configuration files are provided for the Convergence
Client, a software emulator of a telephone. These files contain the
configuration parameters that govern the operation of the Convergence
Client. The configuration file names are:
■
convergence-client-configuration-template-group.xml – This file
contains sample configuration parameters that can be applied to a
■
convergence-client-configuration-template.xml – This file
contains sample configuration parameters that can be applied to a
To purchase the Convergence Client software, open a browser and
navigate to the web site of iQ NetSolutions, Inc.:
http://www.iqnsi.com/
Configuring
Telephones
Refer to the VCX Telephone Guides for information about how to install
and configure individual telephones.
Additional
Adminstrative Tasks
Refer to the VCX Administration Guide for information about how to
configure these features:
■
VCX Model 3105 Attendant Console (Page 81)
■
Call forwarding, silent monitoring, hunt groups, call park extensions,
call bridging, and system speed dial numbers (Chapters 5 through 8,
pages 143 through 252)
■
The Call Reports PC-based application to view Call Detail Records
(CDRs) collected by the VCX Accounting service (page 335)
Refer to the VCX Maintenance Guide for information about how to
perform these tasks:
■
Accounting and Call Records services configuration (Page 27)
■
VCX Server management (Page 45)
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About VCX
Administrator Web
Passwords
■
Database maintenance, including database backup and restore and
configuration backup and restore (Page 69)
■
Bulk user creation through the command line interface (Page 149)
■
VCX software upgrade and downgrade procedures (Page 215)
Access to the VCX Administrator Provisioning application through a web
browser requires logging in. Each of the four access levels (also known as
roles) has a username and default password as shown in Table 6.
Table 6 Usernames and Default Passwords
Username
Password
admin
besgroup
dir
besgroup
user
besgroup
manager
besgroup
3Com Corporation strongly recommends, for security reasons, that the
default passwords be changed. To modify the default passwords, log in to
the root account on the server and enter the following commands:
cd /opt/3com/VCX/tomcat/scripts
./admincfg
This script generates the following prompts:
This script will change the admin user information.
Enter
Enter
Enter
Enter
the
the
the
the
password
password
password
password
for
for
for
for
dir:
manager:
user:
admin:
Do you want to apply your changes [Y/N]: Y
Changes have been applied
For your changes to take effect, you must restart tomcat.
Do you want to restart tomcat now [Y/N]: Y
Restarting tomcat
At the password prompt for each access role (dir, manager, user, and
admin) enter a new password and press Enter. To retain the existing
(default) password, just press Enter.
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When prompted to apply the changes and restart Tomcat, you must enter
Y (uppercase Y). Any other entry (for example, lower case y or “yes”) will
cancel the changes.
About the IP
Messaging
Provisioning
Password
To change the default password for IP Messaging Provisioning interface,
you must use the AppMon interface to the IP Messaging. To access the
Appmon interface, you must use the secure shell (ssh) command and you
must have support for the X Windows System (also referred to as X
Windows or X).
On a UNIX or Linux computer, the X Windows System is often available by
default. On a Windows PC, you can install the Cygwin/X software,
available for download from http://x.cygwin.com.
For instructions on how to install the Cygwin/X software on a PC, see
“Installing Cygwin/X” in the “IP Messaging Module Operations and
System Administration Guide.”
The instructions in this section assume that you have installed the
Cygwin/X software on a PC and have launched a bash shell window.
To access the AppMon interface:
1 In a bash shell window, enter this commands:
ssh -Y -l app <ip address of IP Messaging server>
The -Y switch enables trusted X11 forwarding. Trusted X11 forwardings
are not subject to the X11 SECURITY extension controls. The -l switch
specifies the login ID (app, in this case).
2 When you are prompted for the password, enter nice, or, if you have
already changed the default password for the app account, enter the
new password instead.
A message appears:
Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for
X11 forwarding.
You can safely ignore this message.
3 Enter this command:
vmlogin
4 The System Admin window launches.
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To modify the default password for the IP Messaging Web interface:
1 In the System Admin window, type root in the Login text box and press
the Enter or Return key.
2 In the Password text box, type the default password (secret) and press the
Enter or Return key.
As you type, nothing appears in the Password text box.
3 In the Main Menu window that appears, double click Administrator
Profile.
4 In the Administrator Profile window that appears, type root in the Login
ID text box and press the Enter or Return key.
The default password (secret) appears in the Password text box.
5 Modify the default password and click the Exit button in the lower right
area of the screen.
6 Click Exit again to close the System Admin window.
7 In the bash shell window:
a Type exit to disconnect from the VCX server.
b Type exit again to close the bash shell window.
A
Upgrading VCX
Software
UPGRADING VCX SOFTWARE
To upgrade the VCX software on a VCX Connect 100 or VCX Connect
200 server, follow the instructions located in Appendix B of the VCX
Maintenance Manual.
CAUTION: VCX servers other than VCX Connect servers cannot be
upgraded to run VCX Connect software. VCX Connect software upgrades
can be done only from one version of VCX Connect to a more recent
version of VCX Connect.
CAUTION: If you are connecting to the VCX Connect server using the ssh
(secure shell) utility, you will lose your connection to the server when the
server reboots. Typically, you will be able to reconnect to the server before
the upgrade to the new VCX software release has been completed (the
additional time required is a few minutes). Do not perform any function
on the server until the upgrade has been completed.
To verify that the VCX Connect server upgrade has been completed, enter
this command:
vcx-showversion
The output from this command is the current version of VCX Linux.
Repeat this command as necessary until you see the new version.
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B
Using USB Storage
Devices
USB DEVICES
The VCX Connect product supports the use of most USB 1.1 and 2.0
flash memory and disk devices. After they have been recognized by the
VCX system, you can transfer files such as database backups and license
key files to and from these devices. Both VCX Connect servers have USB
connectors.
CAUTION: There is no guarantee that any particular USB storage device
will work with the VCX Connect product. There are so many
manufacturers and models that comprehensive testing was impossible.
Supported File
Systems
The VCX Connect system supports several file system formats to enable
file transfer to and from Windows, Linux, and Mac computers.
■
FAT32 (Windows)
■
Linux ext2/ext3 filesystems
■
VFAT (also known as the "Windows 95" filesystem)
■
DOS FAT
CAUTION: The "NTFS" filesystem is not supported.
CAUTION: Do not use a USB hub to connect more than one USB storage
device. The VCX Connect product supports a single USB storage device.
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Requirements
Before you attempt to connect any USB device, the device must:
■
Contain a single partition only, and
■
Have been previously formatted with one of the file systems
mentioned in “Supported File Systems”.
Most USB 1.1 and 2.0 storage devices meet these requirements.
Connecting USB
Devices
To connect a USB storage device to a VCX Connect system, follow these
instructions:
1 Plug the USB storage device into a USB port.
2 Log in to root account on the VCX Connect server, and enter this
command:
cd /mnt
3 Wait for approximately 10 seconds and then enter this command:
ls
4 Look for the presence of this device in the list:
usbdisk
5 Mount the USB storage device using this command:
mount /mnt/usbdisk
CAUTION: After you you have mounted the USB storage device, do not
disconnect it without first unmounting it. If you fail to unmount the USB
storage device:
■
The VCX Linux operating system is not informed that the device is no
longer available.
■
Data may be lost because files are not gracefully closed.
See “Disconnecting USB Devices” next, for instructions.
Disconnecting USB
Devices
Before you disconnect a USB storage device from a VCX Connect system,
you must unmount it.
1 Log in to the root account on the VCX Connect server and enter this
command:
umount /mnt/usbdisk
2 Remove the storage device from the USB port.
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The usbdisk directory may not be removed for a few seconds.
Troubleshooting
If your attempt to mount the USB device fails, you can take these
additional steps:
1 Try a different USB device.
2 Look in the /var/log/messages file to determine whether the VCX
Connect system saw the USB device and, if so, what it used for a device
name.
USB devices are treated as virtual SCSI devices so look for recent events in
the messages file that contain device names that begin with the letters sd
(for example sda, sdb, or sdc, depending on how many other SCSI
devices are currently on your system).
3 If you find a new device called sdb1, for example, you can then log in to
the root account and enter these commands to manually mount the
device:
mkdir /mnt/mydisk
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/mydisk
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C
Sample
Configuration
Scripts
Networking Sample
Script
SAMPLE CONFIGURATION SCRIPTS
The sample scripts in this section provide guidance by example for how to
configure VCX Connect servers.
■
Networking Sample Script — Comments interspersed within this
sample script provide guidance on how to reconfigure the networking
parameters of a VCX Connect server.
■
Reconfiguration Sample Script — Comments interspersed within this
sample script provide guidance on how to reconfigure the network
and additional configuration parameters of a VCX Connect server.
This script was run on a primary VCX Connect server in order to configure
the network parameters only. If you run this script on a secondary VCX
Connect server, the script questions are identical, but your answers must
be changed slightly for the secondary server.
To run this script, you must be logged in to the root account on the
server.
Throughout the script sample, comments are provided immediately after
the section of the script to which they apply. Comments appear in a
different type face and are indented for easy identification.
Default answers are enclosed in square brackets (for example, [yes]). To
accept the default answer to any question/prompt, press the Enter or
Return key.
To start the script, enter the following command:
vcx-config-network -wizard
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to the VCX Network Configuration Wizard --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This wizard sets up networking and related services.
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Configure networking now? [yes] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default answer and proceed
with the network configuration.
-------------------------- Configuring Hostname --------------------------Enter system hostname
: vcxpri
VCX Connect servers have factory configured default hostnames (vcxpri
and vcxsec). You can change these hostnames if you want, but changes
are not required.
--------------------- Configuring IP Interface 'eth0' --------------------IP Address
: 192.168.1.190
Network Subnet Mask
: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway Address : 192.168.1.254
Change the IP Address, Network Subnet Mask and Default Gateway
Address values to conform to the network segment on which the server
will reside. To change a value, use the backspace key to delete the current
value, and then enter the new value in the same format.
------------------------- Configuring DNS Servers ------------------------Enter DNS servers one at a time.
When done, enter 0.0.0.0 to stop.
Primary DNS Server
Secondary DNS Server
Tertiary DNS Server
:
:
: 0.0.0.0
Enter up to three IP addresses, one for each DNS server that you want the
VCX Connect server to know about.
----------------------- Configuring DNS Search Path ----------------------Press Enter to leave the current path unchanged, or specify
a new search path, with spaces separating each entry.
DNS Search Path : localdomain
Replace this string with the search path appropriate for your company
and the network segment on which the VCX Connect server will reside.
For example, 3Com Corporation uses the search path ne.3com.com for
servers that are located in the New England (ne) area of the US.
-------------------- Configuring Network Time Protocol -------------------Enter NTP servers one at a time. When done, enter a blank value or 0.0.0.0.
If your organization or ISP does not have an NTP server, consider using the
public NTP servers provided by pool.ntp.org; see http://www.pool.ntp.org
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for more information.
When done, enter a blank entry or 0.0.0.0 to stop.
Primary NTP Server
Secondary NTP Server
Tertiary NTP Server
: 0.pool.ntp.org
: 1.pool.ntp.org
: 2.pool.ntp.org
These three NTP server names are valid and can be used without change.
If you prefer to use different NTP servers, replace one or more of these
server names with the names or IP addresses of the NTP servers that you
want.
-------------------------- Configuring Time Zone -------------------------The system can be set to use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC, sometimes
called Greenwich Mean Time or GMT) or to a local timezone. Most systems
use a local timezone.
Will this system use UTC? [no] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default answer and use local
time.
Please select a geographic location from the following list:
1. Africa
2. Americas
3. Antarctica
4. Arctic Ocean
5. Asia
6. Atlantic Ocean
7. Australia
8. Europe
9. Indian Ocean
10. Pacific Ocean
Enter continent [2] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default geographic location
(Americas) or enter the number that corresponds to your area.
Please select a country or
1. Antigua & Barbuda
2. Anguilla
3. Netherlands Antilles
4. Argentina
5. Aruba
6. Barbados
7. Bolivia
8. Brazil
region from the following
18. Ecuador
19. Grenada
20. French Guiana
21. Greenland
22. Guadeloupe
23. Guatemala
24. Guyana
25. Honduras
list:
35. Panama
36. Peru
37. St Pierre & Miquelon
38. Puerto Rico
39. Paraguay
40. Suriname
41. El Salvador
42. Turks & Caicos Is
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9. Bahamas
10. Belize
11. Canada
12. Chile
13. Colombia
14. Costa Rica
15. Cuba
16. Dominica
17. Dominican Republic
Enter country [44] :
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
Haiti
Jamaica
St Kitts & Nevis
Cayman Islands
St Lucia
Martinique
Montserrat
Mexico
Nicaragua
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
Trinidad & Tobago
United States
Uruguay
St Vincent
Venezuela
Virgin Islands (UK)
Virgin Islands (US)
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default country/region (United
States) or enter the number that corresponds to your country.
Please select a time zone from the following list:
1. Alaska Time
2. Alaska Time - Alaska panhandle
3. Alaska Time - Alaska panhandle neck
4. Alaska Time - west Alaska
5. Aleutian Islands
6. Central Time
7. Central Time - Indiana - Daviess, Dubois, Knox, Martin & Perry Counties
8. Central Time - Indiana - Pike County
9. Central Time - Michigan - Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron & Menominee Counties
10. Central Time - North Dakota - Morton County (except Mandan area)
11. Central Time - North Dakota - Oliver County
12. Eastern Time
13. Eastern Time - Indiana - Crawford County
14. Eastern Time - Indiana - Pulaski County
15. Eastern Time - Indiana - Starke County
16. Eastern Time - Indiana - Switzerland County
17. Eastern Time - Indiana - most locations
18. Eastern Time - Kentucky - Louisville area
19. Eastern Time - Kentucky - Wayne County
20. Eastern Time - Michigan - most locations
21. Hawaii
22. Mountain Standard Time - Arizona
23. Mountain Time
24. Mountain Time - Navajo
25. Mountain Time - south Idaho & east Oregon
26. Pacific Time
Enter zone [12] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default answer (Eastern Time)
or enter the number that corresponds to your time zone. The script
confirms your time zone choice.
Selected Time Zone:
America/New_York
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Next, the script prints a summary of the configuration parameters that
you have entered or selected and provides you with the opportunity to
review them. If you notice anything that needs to be changed, you can
answer no to the next prompt and the script will be executed again,
allowing you make any changes that you want.
The sample summary shown next contains changes that were made to
the default values for a primary VCX Connect server configured to run in
one of 3Com’s testing labs.
-------------------------- CONFIGURATION SUMMARY -------------------------Hostname:
vcxpri
IP Interfaces:
Device
eth0
IP Address
10.230.143.24
Network Mask
255.255.255.0
Default Gateway
10.230.143.1
DNS Servers:
151.104.25.103
205.142.126.139
Search Domains: ne.3com.com
NTP Servers:
0.pool.ntp.org
1.pool.ntp.org
2.pool.ntp.org
Time Zone:
America/New_York
--------------------------------------------------------------------------Is all of the above information correct? [yes] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the data as displayed. The script
then continues with the network configuration and prints the messages
that are shown next.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------Please wait while the wizard completes.
Saving configuration...Done.
Restarting network services to apply changes...
Shutting down interface eth0: [ OK ]
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]
Setting network parameters: [ OK ]
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface bond0: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth0: [ OK ]
Shutting down ntpd: [ OK ]
ntpd: Synchronizing with time server: [FAILED]
The server is not connected to the network at this point, and does not
have access to the configured NTP time servers. After you move the
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server to the network segment on which it will reside, this error should
no longer appear.
Starting ntpd: [ OK ]
Stopping VCX-CommonAgent: [ OK ]
Starting VCX-CommonAgent: [ OK ]
Stopping httpd: [ OK ]
Starting httpd: httpd: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name,
using 10.230.143.24 for ServerName
Optionally, you can register this server’s name on your DNS server(s). If
you do, you can then use the hostname to access the server, rather that
the IP address.
[
OK
]
At this point, the server is ready to be shut down and moved to the
network segment on which it will reside. To shut down the server, enter
the next command.
shutdown now
Reconfiguration
Sample Script
This script was run on a primary VCX Connect server in order to configure
the network parameters and additional configuration parameters. If you
run this script on a secondary VCX Connect server, the script questions
are identical, but your answers must be changed slightly for the
secondary server.
To run this script, you must be logged in to the root account on the
server.
Throughout the script sample, comments are provided immediately after
the section of the script to which they apply. Comments appear in a
different type face and are indented for easy identification.
Default answers are enclosed in square brackets (for example, [yes]). To
accept the default answer to any question/prompt, press the Enter or
Return key.
To start the script, enter this command:
vcx-reconfigure
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to the VCX Reconfiguration Utility -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This utility allows a previously configured VCX system to be reconfigured for example, to change its IP address or the IP addresses of other VCX
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servers with which it communicates.
To accomplish this, it is necessary to carry out several steps including
stopping VCX services.If certain parameters are changed, it may also be
necessary to discontinue any replication which may be occurring with other
servers. Therefore, this utility should only be run on a system which is
not in active use.
When reconfiguration using this utility is complete, additional steps may
be required in order to finish the reconfiguration process, bring services
back on-line, re-establish replication if it was dropped, and restore full
telephony operations. Consult the VCX documentation for assistance.
Do you wish to reconfigure the system at this time? [no] :yes
Starting reconfiguration.
---------------------- Preparing For Reconfiguration ---------------------Do you want to change this system's networking configuration? Answer 'yes'
if you want to modify the system's IP addresses, default gateways, or
hostname. If you say 'yes' here, replication will be dropped if it is in
use.
Note: If you are *only* changing the system's NTP, DNS, or timezone
configuration, you can use 'vcx-config-network' instead of
'vcx-reconfigure'.
Do you want to change any networking configuration? [no] :yes
Enter yes to configure the network parameters. Otherwise, press the
Enter or Return key to accept the default answer, skip the network
configuration section and proceed with the other configuration steps.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to the VCX Network Reconfiguration Wizard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This wizard reconfigures networking and related services. The current
values of networking parameters will be displayed and you will be able to
make any changes necessary.
-------------------------- Configuring Hostname --------------------------Enter system hostname
: vcxpri
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VCX Connect servers have factory configured default hostnames (vcxpri
and vcxsec). You can change these hostnames if you want, but changes
are not required.
--------------------- Configuring IP Interface 'eth0' --------------------IP Address
: 192.168.1.190
Network Subnet Mask
: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway Address : 192.168.1.254
Change the IP Address, Network Subnet Mask and Default Gateway
Address values to conform to the network segment on which the server
will reside. To change a value, use the backspace key to delete the current
value, and then enter the new value in the same format.
------------------------- Configuring DNS Servers ------------------------Enter DNS servers one at a time.
When done, enter 0.0.0.0 to stop.
Primary DNS Server
Secondary DNS Server
Tertiary DNS Server
:
:
: 0.0.0.0
Enter up to three IP addresses, one for each DNS server that you want the
VCX Connect server to know about.
----------------------- Configuring DNS Search Path ----------------------Press Enter to leave the current path unchanged, or specify
a new search path, with spaces separating each entry.
DNS Search Path : localdomain
Replace this string with the search path appropriate for you company and
the network segment on which the VCX Connec server will reside. For
exmple, 3Com Corporation uses the search path ne.3com.com for servers
that are located in the New England (ne) area of the US.
-------------------- Configuring Network Time Protocol -------------------Enter NTP servers one at a time. When done, enter a blank value or 0.0.0.0.
If your organization or ISP does not have an NTP server, consider using the
public NTP servers provided by pool.ntp.org; see http://www.pool.ntp.org
for more information.
When done, enter a blank entry or 0.0.0.0 to stop.
Primary NTP Server
Secondary NTP Server
Tertiary NTP Server
: 0.pool.ntp.org
: 1.pool.ntp.org
: 2.pool.ntp.org
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These three NTP server names are valid and can be used without change.
If you prefer to use different NTP servers, replace one or more of these
server names with the names or IP addresses of the NTP servers that you
want.
-------------------------- Configuring Time Zone -------------------------The system can be set to use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC, sometimes
called Greenwich Mean Time or GMT) or to a local timezone. Most systems
use a local timezone.
Will this system use UTC? [no] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default answer and use local
time.
Please select a geographic location from the following list:
1. Africa
2. Americas
3. Antarctica
4. Arctic Ocean
5. Asia
6. Atlantic Ocean
7. Australia
8. Europe
9. Indian Ocean
10. Pacific Ocean
Enter continent [2] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default geographic location
(Americas) or enter the number that corresponds to your area.
Please select a country or
1. Antigua & Barbuda
2. Anguilla
3. Netherlands Antilles
4. Argentina
5. Aruba
6. Barbados
7. Bolivia
8. Brazil
9. Bahamas
10. Belize
11. Canada
12. Chile
13. Colombia
14. Costa Rica
15. Cuba
region from the following
18. Ecuador
19. Grenada
20. French Guiana
21. Greenland
22. Guadeloupe
23. Guatemala
24. Guyana
25. Honduras
26. Haiti
27. Jamaica
28. St Kitts & Nevis
29. Cayman Islands
30. St Lucia
31. Martinique
32. Montserrat
list:
35. Panama
36. Peru
37. St Pierre & Miquelon
38. Puerto Rico
39. Paraguay
40. Suriname
41. El Salvador
42. Turks & Caicos Is
43. Trinidad & Tobago
44. United States
45. Uruguay
46. St Vincent
47. Venezuela
48. Virgin Islands (UK)
49. Virgin Islands (US)
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16. Dominica
17. Dominican Republic
Enter country [44] :
33. Mexico
34. Nicaragua
Press the Enter of Return key to accept the default country/region (United
States) or enter the number that corresponds to your country.
Please select a time zone from the following list:
1. Alaska Time
2. Alaska Time - Alaska panhandle
3. Alaska Time - Alaska panhandle neck
4. Alaska Time - west Alaska
5. Aleutian Islands
6. Central Time
7. Central Time - Indiana - Daviess, Dubois, Knox, Martin & Perry Counties
8. Central Time - Indiana - Pike County
9. Central Time - Michigan - Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron & Menominee Counties
10. Central Time - North Dakota - Morton County (except Mandan area)
11. Central Time - North Dakota - Oliver County
12. Eastern Time
13. Eastern Time - Indiana - Crawford County
14. Eastern Time - Indiana - Pulaski County
15. Eastern Time - Indiana - Starke County
16. Eastern Time - Indiana - Switzerland County
17. Eastern Time - Indiana - most locations
18. Eastern Time - Kentucky - Louisville area
19. Eastern Time - Kentucky - Wayne County
20. Eastern Time - Michigan - most locations
21. Hawaii
22. Mountain Standard Time - Arizona
23. Mountain Time
24. Mountain Time - Navajo
25. Mountain Time - south Idaho & east Oregon
26. Pacific Time
Enter zone [12] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default answer (Eastern Time)
or enter the number that corresponds to your time zone. The script
confirms your time zone choice.
Selected Time Zone:
America/New_York
Next, the script prints a summary of the configuration parameters that
you have entered or selected and provides you with the opportunity to
review them. If you notice anything that needs to be changed, you can
answer no to the next prompt and the script will be executed again,
allowing you to make any changes that you want.
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The sample summary shown next contains changes that were made to
the default values for a primary VCX Connect server configured to run in
one of 3Com’s testing labs.
-------------------------- CONFIGURATION SUMMARY -------------------------Hostname:
vcxpri
IP Interfaces:
Device
eth0
IP Address
10.230.143.24
Network Mask
255.255.255.0
Default Gateway
10.230.143.1
DNS Servers:
151.104.25.103
205.142.126.139
Search Domains: ne.3com.com
NTP Servers:
0.pool.ntp.org
1.pool.ntp.org
2.pool.ntp.org
Time Zone:
America/New_York
--------------------------------------------------------------------------Is all of the above information correct? [yes] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the data as displayed. The script
then completes the network configuration and then begins the VCX
Services configuration.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------Please wait while the wizard completes.
Saving configuration...Done.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to the VCX Service Reconfiguration Wizard ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Configuring VCX Services ------------------------Services running on this system need to communicate with other systems and
devices in order to operate. In the next series of questions, you will be
asked for information about these, and for other global parameters.
VCX Connect can be configured with an optional Secondary server for
redundancy. If a Secondary is used, the systems' message and configuration
databases are mirrored, providing real-time failover capabilities. Enter
the IP address of the Secondary server here, or leave this input blank if
no Secondary is present.
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IP address of the VCX Connect Secondary System
: 10.230.143.25
Press the Enter or Return key to leave this parameter blank if:
■
You are installing a VCX Connect primary server only and this is the
initial installation
OR
■
You are reconfiguring a primary VCX Connect server that has no
secondary server
Enter the IP address of the secondary server if:
■
You are configuring a primary VCX Connect server and plan to also
configure a secondary VCX Connect server
OR
■
You are reconfiguring a primary VCX Connect server that you
previously installed as the only server. By entering a secondary server IP
address, you make the primary server aware of the addition of a
secondary VCX Connect server to your VCX system
The site name provides a user-friendly
multi-site VCX installation. This may
certain management interfaces.The site
long and can contain letters, numbers,
colons.
description of a location in a
be used to identify a site in
name may be up to 255 characters
spaces, underscores, dashes, and
Enter a description for this site
: VCX_Connect_Site
Modify this description by entering something that is appropriate for your
installation site.
The Customer Name identifies the company using this VCX system.
Enter the customer name
: 3Com Customer
Enter your company’s name here.
Some VCX applications can use European date ordering.
enable this.
Use European date order? (Y/N) [N]
Answer 'Y' here to
:
If you prefer that dates be displayed using the European order
(DDMMYYYY), answer Y. Otherwise, press the Enter or Return key to
accept the default date order (MMDDYYYY).
The primary Media Gateway acts as the interface between the VCX IP
Telephony system and the external telephone network.
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IP address of the primary Media Gateway
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:
Enter the IP address of the Media Gateway that you intend to use as your
primary access to the telephone network. The default IP addresses are:
VCX Connect 100 Server
Analog (FXO) Gateway: 192.168.1.200
Digitial Gateway: 192.168.1.200
The secondary Media Gateway is an additional interface between the VCX IP
Telephony system and the external telephone network. If there is no
secondary Media Gateway, leave this entry blank.
IP address of the secondary Media Gateway
:
Enter the IP address of the Media Gateway that you intend to use as your
secondary access to the telephone network. If you have only one Media
Gateway, press the Enter or Return key to leave this field blank.
Enter a password for the 'cworks' user. This password will be set for the
local account on this system, and provided to those applications which
require it. A blank entry means 'no change'.
Password for the 'cworks' user
Password for the 'cworks' user (confirm)
: ******
: ******
3Com Corporation recommends that you change the default passwords
for the app, cworks, oracle, root, sockroot, tomcat, and vcx accounts. To
change the cworks account password, enter a password of your choice
here, twice. A later portion of this script prompts you to change the
password for the other accounts.
Next, the script prints a summary of the configuration parameters that
you have entered or selected and provides you with the opportunity to
review them. If you notice anything that needs to be changed, you can
answer no to the next prompt and the script will be executed again,
allowing you to make any changes that you want.
The sample summary shown next contains changes that were made to
the default values for a primary VCX Connect server configured to run in
one of 3Com’s testing labs.
---------------------- Summary of Global Parameters ----------------------VCX Connect Secondary System
Site Name
Customer Name
European Date Order
:
:
:
:
10.230.143.25
VCX_Connect_Site
3Com Customer
N
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Primary Media Gateway : (none)
Secondary Media Gateway : (none)
Password for cworks - this system : (encrypted)
Do you wish to change any of the values shown? [N]
:
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the values as displayed. To change
any value, enter Y. The script runs again, providing you with the
opportunity to change any item that you want.
-------------- Configuring additional parameters for System --------------Root account password.A blank entry means 'no change'.
Password
Password (confirm)
:
:
3Com recommends that you change the default passwords for the app,
cworks, oracle, root, sockroot, tomcat, and vcx accounts. To change a
password, enter the new password twice. To leave the default password
for any account in place, press the Enter or Return key (twice).
Oracle account password.
A blank entry means 'no change'.
Password
Password (confirm)
:
:
Tomcat account password.
A blank entry means 'no change'.
Password
Password (confirm)
VCX account password.
:
:
A blank entry means 'no change'.
Password
Password (confirm)
App account password.
Password
Password (confirm)
:
:
A blank entry means 'no change'.
:
:
Do you wish to change any of the System parameters? [N] :
After you have made any password changes that you want, press the
Enter or Return key to accept the passwords and continue with the
remainder of the script.
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---------- Configuring additional parameters for UPS Monitoring ----------An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) can be used with VCX systems to avoid
disruption due to a power outage. VCX provides a UPS monitoring service
which tracks the UPS's status and performs a safe shutdown when the its
battery is depleted during a long power outage. To use this feature, you
must have a compatible UPS installed and configured in accordance with the
VCX documentation.
Enable UPS monitoring? [N]
:
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default answer (N). For the
VCX Connect product, 3Com Corporation does not support UPS
monitoring.
Do you wish to change any of the UPS Monitoring parameters? [N] :
Press the Enter or Return key.
------- Configuring additional parameters for IP Messaging Service -------The hostname of the other IP Messaging system is needed
Intelligent Mirroring redundancy with this system. For
the hostname of the other VCX Connect system. If there
Messaging system in your installation, leave this entry
in order to set up
VCX Connect, enter
is no other IP
blank.
Hostname of peer IP Messaging system
: vcxsec
When you are configuring a primary VCX Connect server, the vcxsec
hostname appears here. If you are configuring a secondary VCX Connect
server, the vcxpri hostname appears here.
IP Messaging includes an optional ability to archive messages to an
external server.
Is Message Archival enabled? [N]
:
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default answer (N). Message
archiving provides a secure (sftp) way to archive a copy of each voicemail
message that is created. You cannot restore messages to user voice
mailboxes. If you answer Y to this question, the script prompts you to
supply the following information about the archival server: IP address, a
user name and login password for sftp access, and the name (path) of the
directory into which messages will be placed.
CAUTION: If you choose to not enable message archiving, you cannot
enable it later.
Do you wish to change any of the IP Messaging Service parameters? [N] :
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Press the Enter or Return key to accept the IP Messaging configuration
answers that you have entered or accepted. If you want to change any
answer, enter Y and the script repeats each prompt. You can change any
answer that you want.
-------- Configuring additional parameters for Auth & Dir Service --------The password to the 'cworks' account on the redundant system is required in
order to set up replication with that system. On a Primary regional office
or VCX Connect system, specify the password for the Secondary.On a
Secondary, specify the password for the Primary.
Login Password
Login Password (confirm)
: ******
: ******
The cworks account password does not need to be the same on both
primary and secondary VCX Connect servers. To change the default
password, enter it twice. To leave the default password in place, press the
Enter or Return key here, twice.
Do you wish to change any of the Auth & Dir Service parameters? [N] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the changes you have made to the
cworks account password or enter Y to change the values.
----------- Configuring additional parameters for Common Agent -----------The Trap Destination specifies the IP address to be used as a destination
when this system sends SNMP traps.
Trap Destination
:
SNMP refers to the System Management Network Protocol. If you plan to
manage your VCX Connect server using an SNMP management station,
enter the IP address of the PC or other system on which you are running
your network management software. One such management software
product is 3Com’s EMS.
In some cases it may be desirable for SNMP Traps to be sent to multiple
destinations. Additional Trap Destinations can be entered here. Enter a
blank input to indicate that all destinations have been entered.
IP Address of the first additional trap destination for this system.
Trap Destination
:
Enter the IP address of a second SNMP management station (PC) here, or
press the Enter or Return key to leave this field blank.
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The Write Community String specifies the community string to be used by a
management station when sending write requests to this system.
Write Community String
: private
3Com recommends, for security reasons, that you change the default
write community string that is used when a VCX Connect server
communicates with an SNMP management station. To change the
default value, erase the suggested string (private) and enter one that you
want. Otherwise, press the Enter or Return key to accept the default
value. NOTE: If you make a change here, you must make the same
change on your SNMP management PC.
The Read Community String specifies the community string to be used by a
management station when sending read requests to this system.
Read Community String
: public
3Com recommends, for security reasons, that you change the default
read community string that is used when a VCX Connect server
communicates with an SNMP management station. To change the
default value, erase the suggested string (private) and enter one that you
want. NOTE: If you make a change here, you must make the same
change on your SNMP management PC.
Common Agent supports a management station authentication feature.
Answering 'Y' here will allow only a set of pre-identified SNMP management
stations to manage the system. (You will be able to enter IP addresses of
authorized management stations next. Authorized management stations can
also be configured using EMS or another management station at a later
point.)
Enable management station authentication? [N]
:
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the default answer and leave
management station authentication disable. To enable this feature, enter
Y. NOTE: If you answer Y, the script prompts you for up to four IP
addresses. SNMP communictions will be accepted only from those IP
addresses.
Do you wish to change any of the Common Agent parameters? [N] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept the answers that you have entered
or accepted in the Common Agent portion of the script. If you answer Y,
the script repeats the questions and you can make any changes that you
want.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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VCX reconfiguration is now complete. Before the information just entered
is saved, you have the option of reviewing and changing parameters for each
VCX service at a detailed level. This is not needed in most cases and is
recommended only for advanced users.
Do you wish to review service parameters in detail? [N] :
Press the Enter or Return key to accept all of the answers that you have
entered or accepted during the entire script. The script then begins to
configure the VCX Connect server using the information that you have
specified.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------Please wait while the wizard completes.
VCX services are currently running - stopping them now.
Stopping VCX Services:
Stopping vcx/adhoc: [ OK ]
Stopping vcx/devdnldsvr: [ OK ]
Stopping vcx/callp: [ OK ]
Stopping vcx/tomcat: [ OK ]
Stopping vcx/ums: [ OK ]
Stopping vcx/bssxml: [ OK ]
Stopping vcx/acctxml: [ OK ]
Stopping vcx/vcxglobaldir: [ OK ]
Stopping vcx/vcxdata: [ OK ]
Stopping vcx/upsmon: [ OK ]
Stopped VCX Services: 10 stopped.
VCX Data Server present, but replication is not in use.
Continuing...
Replication of data between a primary and secondary VCX Connect
server will occur only if both servers have been configured and both are
in operation. If you are configuring the primary server for the first time,
the secondary server is not yet in operation so the replication cannot yet
occur.
---------------------------- Applying Changes -----------------------------
The system's network configuration was modified.
Networking services will now be restarted.
This command is being run via an SSH login. Connectivity may briefly be
lost while networking services restart. Your session should resume
automatically within 1 minute.If it does not, please reconnect to
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10.230.143.24
Shutting down interface eth0: [ OK ]
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]
Setting network parameters: [ OK ]
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface bond0: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface eth0: [ OK ]
Shutting down ntpd: [ OK ]
ntpd: Synchronizing with time server: [FAILED]
Starting ntpd: [ OK ]
Stopping VCX-CommonAgent: [ OK ]
Starting VCX-CommonAgent: [ OK ]
Stopping httpd: [ OK ]
Starting httpd: httpd: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name,
using 10.230.143.24 for ServerName
[ OK ]
Configuring VCX components:
Configuring system: [ OK ]
Configuring vcx-firewall-firstboot: [ OK ]
Configuring upsmon: [ OK ]
Configuring commagent: [ OK ]
Configuring vcxdata: [ OK ]
Configuring acctxml: [ OK ]
Configuring bssxml: [ OK ]
Configuring ums.sh: [ OK ]
Configuring tomcat: [ OK ]
Configuring vcxcentral: [ OK ]
Configuring vcxprov: [ OK ]
Configuring callp: [ OK ]
Configuring adhoc: [ OK ]
Configuring devdnldsvr: [ OK ]
Configured VCX components: 14 configured.
Stopping VCX-CommonAgent: [ OK ]
Starting VCX-CommonAgent: [ OK ]
Restarting VCX-Firewall: [ OK ]
Reconfiguration is complete. VCX services will now be restarted.
Starting VCX Services:
Starting vcx/upsmon: [ OK ]
Starting vcx/vcxdata: [ OK ]
Starting vcx/vcxglobaldir: [ OK ]
Starting vcx/acctxml: [ OK ]
Starting vcx/bssxml: [ OK ]
Starting vcx/ums: [ OK ]
Starting vcx/tomcat: [ OK ]
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Starting vcx/callp: [ OK ]
Starting vcx/devdnldsvr: [ OK ]
Starting vcx/adhoc: [ OK ]
Started VCX Services: 10 started.
------------------------ Reconfiguration Completed ------------------------
At this point, the server configuration has been completed.
D
OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR
YOUR 3COM PRODUCTS
3Com offers product registration, case management, and repair services
through eSupport.3com.com. You must have a user name and password
to access these services, which are described in this appendix.
Register Your
Product to Gain
Service Benefits
To take advantage of warranty and other service benefits, you must first
register your product at:
http://eSupport.3com.com/
3Com eSupport services are based on accounts that are created or that
you are authorized to access.
Solve Problems
Online
3Com offers the following support tool:
■
3Com Knowledgebase — Helps you to troubleshoot 3Com
products. This query-based interactive tool is located at:
http://knowledgebase.3com.com
It contains thousands of technical solutions written by 3Com support
engineers.
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Purchase Extended
Warranty and
Professional
Services
To enhance response times or extend your warranty benefits, you can
purchase value-added services such as 24x7 telephone technical support,
software upgrades, onsite assistance, or advanced hardware
replacement.
Experienced engineers are available to manage your installation with
minimal disruption to your network. Expert assessment and
implementation services are offered to fill resource gaps and ensure the
success of your networking projects. For more information on 3Com
Extended Warranty and Professional Services, see:
http://www.3com.com/
Contact your authorized 3Com reseller or 3Com for additional product
and support information. See the table of access numbers later in this
appendix.
Access Software
Downloads
You are entitled to bug fix / maintenance releases for the version of
software that you initially purchased with your 3Com product. To obtain
access to this software, you need to register your product and then use
the Serial Number as your login. Restricted Software is available at:
http://eSupport.3com.com/
To obtain software releases that follow the software version that you
originally purchased, 3Com recommends that you buy an Express or
Guardian contract, a Software Upgrades contract, or an equivalent
support contract from 3Com or your reseller. Support contracts that
include software upgrades cover feature enhancements, incremental
functionality, and bug fixes, but they do not include software that is
released by 3Com as a separately ordered product. Separately orderable
software releases and licenses are listed in the 3Com Price List and are
available for purchase from your 3Com reseller.
Contact Us
3Com offers telephone, Internet, and e-mail access to technical support
and repair services. To access these services for your region, use the
appropriate telephone number, URL, or e-mail address from the table in
the next section.
Contact Us
Telephone Technical
Support and Repair
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To obtain telephone support as part of your warranty and other service
benefits, you must first register your product at:
http://eSupport.3com.com/
When you contact 3Com for assistance, please have the following
information ready:
■
Product model name, part number, and serial number
■
A list of system hardware and software, including revision level
■
Diagnostic error messages
■
Details about recent configuration changes, if applicable
To send a product directly to 3Com for repair, you must first obtain a
return materials authorization number (RMA). Products sent to 3Com
without authorization numbers clearly marked on the outside of the
package will be returned to the sender unopened, at the sender’s
expense. If your product is registered and under warranty, you can obtain
an RMA number online at http://eSupport.3com.com/. First-time users
must apply for a user name and password.
Telephone numbers are correct at the time of publication. Find a current
directory of 3Com resources by region at:
http://csoweb4.3com.com/contactus/
Country
Telephone Number
Country
Telephone Number
Philippines
1800 144 10220 or
029003078
800 810 0504
800 616 1463
080 698 0880
00801 444 318
001 800 441 2152
Asia, Pacific Rim — Telephone Technical Support and Repair
Australia
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
New Zealand
1800 075 316
2907 0456
000 800 440 1193
001 803 852 9825
03 3507 5984
1800 812 612
0800 450 454
PR of China
Singapore
South. Korea
Taiwan
Thailand
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Country
Telephone Number
Country
Telephone Number
Pakistan Call the U.S. direct by dialing 00 800 01001, then dialing 800 763 6780
Sri Lanka Call the U.S. direct by dialing 02 430 430, then dialing 800 763 6780
Vietnam Call the U.S. direct by dialing 1 201 0288, then dialing 800 763 6780
You can also obtain non-urgent support in this region at this email address apr_technical_support@3com.com
Or request a return material authorization number (RMA) by FAX using this number: +61 2 9937 5048, or send an
email at this email address: ap_rma_request@3com.com
Europe, Middle East, and Africa — Telephone Technical Support and Repair
From anywhere in these regions not listed below, call: +44 1442 435529
From the following countries, call the appropriate number:
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
0800 297 468
0800 71429
800 17309
0800 113153
0800 917959
0800 182 1502
06800 12813
1 800 553 117
180 945 3794
800 879489
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
U.K.
800 23625
0800 0227788
800 11376
00800 4411 357
800 831416
0800 995 014
900 938 919
020 795 482
0800 553 072
0800 096 3266
You can also obtain support in this region using this URL: http://emea.3com.com/support/email.html
You can also obtain non-urgent support in this region at these email addresses:
Technical support and general requests: customer_support@3com.com
Return material authorization: warranty_repair@3com.com
Contract requests: emea_contract@3com.com
Latin America — Telephone Technical Support and Repair
Antigua
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire
Brazil
Cayman
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Curacao
Ecuador
Dominican Republic
1 800 988 2112
0 810 444 3COM
1 800 998 2112
1 800 998 2112
1 800 998 2112
52 5 201 0010
1 800 998 2112
1 800 998 2112
0800 13 3COM
1 800 998 2112
AT&T +800 998 2112
AT&T +800 998 2112
AT&T +800 998 2112
1 800 998 2112
AT&T +800 998 2112
AT&T +800 998 2112
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Salvador
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela
Virgin Islands
You can also obtain support in this region in the following ways:
■
Spanish speakers, enter the URL: http://lat.3com.com/lat/support/form.html
■
Portuguese speakers, enter the URL: http://lat.3com.com/br/support/form.html
■
English speakers in Latin America, send e-mail to: lat_support_anc@3com.com
AT&T +800 998 2112
57 1 657 0888
AT&T +800 998 2112
1 800 998 2112
571 657 0888
01 800 849CARE
AT&T +800 998 2112
AT&T +800 998 2112
54 11 4894 1888
AT&T +800 998 2112
1 800 998 2112
AT&T +800 998 2112
1 800 998 2112
AT&T +800 998 2112
AT&T +800 998 2112
57 1 657 0888
Contact Us
Country
Telephone Number
Country
Telephone Number
US and Canada — Telephone Technical Support and Repair
All locations:
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Network Jacks; Wired or Wireless Network Interface Cards:
1 800 876 3266
All other 3Com products:
1 800 876 3266
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CONTENTS
Numbers
3Com Knowledgebase tool 75
3Com Professional Services 76
3Com resources, directory 77
A
access roles 46
accessing a VCX Connect server 14
adding users 43
additional adminstrative tasks 45
additional configuration steps 43
B
backing up IP Messaging data, when adding a
secondary server 35
backing up the VCX database on the primary server,
when adding a secondary server 33
bug fixes 76
C
changing default passwords
primary and secondary Servers 22
primary server only 26
when adding a secondary server 30
configuration
additional steps 43
administrative tasks 45
mirroring for IP Messaging when adding a
Secondary Server 35
of IP Messaging 42
of IP Telephony 40
overview 13
telephones 45
configurations, supported 12
configuring networking parameters
adding a secondary server 29
primary and decondary dervers 18
primary server only 23
configuring the media gateways
primary and secondary Servers 20
primary server only 24
when adding a secondary server 30
connecting USB devices 52
Connection Assistant 75
copying the IP Messaging backup files to the
secondary server, when adding a secondary
server 37
copying the VCX database file to the secondary
server, when adding a secondary server 34
D
data importing, file formats 44
data, importing 43
directory of 3Com resources 77
disconnecting USB Devices 52
documentation resources 8
documentation, hardware 9
duplicating the VCX database, when adding a
secondary server 33
E
e-mail support 76
engineering services 76
Express services contract 76
extended warranty options 76
F
features, unsupported on VCX Connect 9
file formats, for importing data 44
G
gathering configuration information 13
Guardian services contract 76
H
hardware documentation 9
hardware platforms 11
82
I
importing data, file formats 44
installation overview
adding a secondary server 27
primary and secondary servers 17
primary server only 23
installing a license key
adding a secondary server 30
primary and secondary servers 22
primary server only 26
installing servers
add-on secondary server 27
primary and secondary server pair 17
single (primary) server 23
internet support 76
IP Messaging configuration 42
IP Telephony configuration 40
K
Knowledgebase 75
L
license keys 76
M
maintenance releases 76
moving the VCX Connect servers and media
gateways
primary and secondary servers 21
primary server only 26
secondary server 30
N
networking sample script 55
O
obtaining a license 15
obtaining technical support 76
online problem solving 75
P
passwords
application access 46
changing 46
VCX Administrator 46
preparation
adding a secondary server 28
primary and secondary servers 18
primary server only 23
product registration 75, 76
Professional Services from 3Com 76
purchasing license keys 76
purchasing software upgrades 76
R
reconfiguration sample script 60
reconfiguring the secondary server
when adding a secondary server 32
when installing a primary and secondary pair of
servers 20
registering your product 75, 76, 77
repair authorization number by FAX, Asia and Pacific
Rim 78
repair services 76
repair support for Latin America 78
repair support for US and Canada 79
repair support, Europe, Middle East, and Africa 78
requirements, when connecting a USB device 52
resource files 44
restarting the servers
after adding a secondary server 37
restoring the VCX database on the secondary server,
when adding a secondary server 34
Restricted Software 76
return authorization number (RMA) 77
RMA numbers 77
S
sample scripts
networking 55
reconfiguration 60
sending products to 3Com for repair 77
server access methods 14
service benefits 75, 77
services, repair 76
setting up VCX database replication, when installing
primary and secondary Servers 22
software upgrade 49
software upgrades contract 76
solving problems online 75
support, e-mail 76
support, internet 76
support, technical 76
supported configurations 12
supported file systems, on USB devices 51
system configuration
83
primary and secondary servers 22
primary server only 26
T
table of 3Com support contact numbers 76
technical support, Asia and Pacific Rim 77
technical support, Europe, Middle East, and
Africa 78
telephone support 76
telephone technical support 76
telephone technical support for Latin America 78
telephone technical support for US and Canada 79
telephone technical support, Asia and Pacific
Rim 77
telephone technical support, Europe, Middle East,
and Africa 78
troubleshooting a USB device connection
USB devices
troubleshooting 53
U
unsupported features 9
upgrading VCX software 49
USB devices
disconnecting 52
requirements 52
supported file systems 51
users, adding 43
V
VCX Administrator Web Passwords 46
VCX Connect 100 Server 11
VCX Connect 200 Server 12
W
warranty registration 75
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