Installation Guide for Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU

Installation Guide for Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU
Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU
Installation Guide
Version 8.2
8.2
For Solution 8.2
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: About the Scopia Elite MCU
About Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU ...............................................................................................................5
Minimum Requirements and Specifications ..................................................................................................... 7
Chapter 2: Planning your MCU Deployment
Planning a Centralized or Distributed Topology (Cascading) for MCU ..........................................................10
About the Capacity of the MCU ...................................................................................................................... 13
Ports to Open for the Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU .................................................................................... 14
Chapter 3: Preparing the MCU Setup
Checking Site Suitability ................................................................................................................................. 17
Unpacking the Device .....................................................................................................................................17
Inspecting for Damage ....................................................................................................................................18
Chapter 4: Setting up the MCU
Adding a Power Supply Unit to the MCU ....................................................................................................... 20
Mounting the MCU onto the Rack Using Rails ............................................................................................... 22
Mounting the Rails .............................................................................................................................. 22
Mounting the MCU onto the Rails .......................................................................................................24
Connecting Cables to the Device ................................................................................................................... 25
Configuring the Device IP Addresses .............................................................................................................26
Chapter 5: Performing the MCU Initial Configuration
Accessing the MCU Administrator Web Interface .......................................................................................... 31
Changing a User Password ............................................................................................................................32
Adding a License to the MCU .........................................................................................................................32
Changing the Default MCU Meeting Type ......................................................................................................34
Setting the MCU Interface Languages ........................................................................................................... 35
About Supported Languages ..............................................................................................................35
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Setting the MCU User Interface Language ........................................................................................ 36
Setting a Text Overlay Language ....................................................................................................... 37
Configuring Network Protocols for the MCU .................................................................................................. 38
Connecting the MCU to the Gatekeeper ............................................................................................ 38
Configuring SIP Server Settings .........................................................................................................39
Configuring IP Separation on the MCU .......................................................................................................... 42
Configuring Ports on All Models of the Scopia Elite MCU ............................................................................. 46
Configuring the UDP Port Ranges for RTP/RTCP on the Scopia Elite MCU .....................................46
Configuring the TCP Port Range for H.245 on the Scopia Elite MCU ............................................... 47
Configuring the HTTP Port on the Scopia Elite MCU .........................................................................48
Configuring the UDP Port for RAS on the Scopia Elite MCU .............................................................49
Configuring the UDP Port for the Gatekeeper on the Scopia Elite MCU ........................................... 50
Configuring the TCP Port Q.931 on the Scopia Elite MCU ................................................................ 51
Configuring the TCP/UDP/TLS Port for SIP on the Scopia Elite MCU .............................................. 52
Configuring the TCP Port Range for SIP BFCP on the Scopia Elite MCU ........................................ 53
Configuring Security Access Levels for the Scopia Elite MCU ...................................................................... 54
Verifying the MCU Installation ........................................................................................................................ 55
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Chapter 1 | About the Scopia Elite MCU
The Scopia Elite MCU is Scopia Solution’s flagship platform for high definition multi-party videoconferencing.
The MCU supports communications in the board room, at the desktop, in the home, or on the road over wireless.
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• About Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU on page 5
• Minimum Requirements and Specifications on page 7
About Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU
The Scopia Elite MCU is Scopia Solution’s flagship platform for high definition multi-party
videoconferencing.
An MCU, or Multipoint Control Unit, connects many endpoints to a single videoconference. It typically
manages the audio mixing and video layouts, adjusting the output to suit each endpoint's capabilities.
The Scopia Elite MCU harnesses revolutionary processing power for the most demanding
videoconferencing applications using the latest DSP technologies. It supports dual channels of Full HD
1080p at 60 frames per second for video and content, H.264 High Profile for bandwidth efficiency, H.264
Scalable Video Coding (SVC) for high network error resiliency, and full support for many telepresence
systems, bringing an uncompromised videoconferencing experience.
With the Scopia Elite MCU, each videoconference participant receives a quality experience optimized to
their individual capabilities from wireless mobile devices to HD room systems and immersive
telepresence systems. The Scopia Elite MCU leads in video interoperability, working with the broadest
range of video systems on the market from leading UC clients to mobile devices and telepresence
systems.
The Scopia Elite MCU also features a patented, distributed architecture approach known as the Virtual
MCU or cascaded videoconferences, which bring unparalleled scalability to its superb videoconferencing
experience.
The MCU's feature list includes:
• Revolutionary video processing power
The Scopia Elite MCU brings unmatched power and capacity in a single unit, enabling dualchannel Full HD 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second for video and content, simultaneous
H.264 High Profile and H.264 SVC, and support for multi-stream telepresence.
• Dynamic resource allocation
A meeting can support a mix of SD and HD users, making most efficient use of available
resources. Video and audio processing is carried out per user rather than per meeting, with
resolutions ranging from QCIF to 1080p in the same meeting. Each user connects using unique,
optimized audio and video settings to enjoy the best audio and video quality supported by their
endpoint and network, without affecting the other participants in a conference.
• Intuitive and easy to use
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Video menus make it easy to set up or enter a videoconference, and the intuitive web interface
makes administration easy.
• Massive scalability
The Scopia Elite MCU's Virtual MCU enables a unique scalability in both local and distributed
architectures to combine the capacity of multiple MCU devices in the same meeting. The number
of supported connections depends on your license.
• Seamless interoperability
The Scopia Elite MCU is built on the solid foundation of Radvision’s H.323 and SIP software,
ensuring full compliance and broad-ranging interoperability with IP, ISDN, and 3G endpoints. It
also enables H.323 and SIP endpoints to collaborate in the same videoconference. See Figure
1: Endpoints in the same videoconference on page 6.
Figure 1: Endpoints in the same videoconference
The Scopia Elite MCU also easily integrates telepresence systems with regular videoconferencing
systems, even within the same meeting. It is compatible with telepresence systems from Cisco,
Tandberg, Polycom, and LifeSize/Logitech.
When used with Scopia Solution gateways, the deployment can even add ISDN, V.35 and other
endpoints to the same meeting.
• Content sharing with SIP and H.323
The Scopia Elite MCU supports sharing presentations and other content via SIP (using the BFCP
standard) and H.323 (using the H.239 standard). A user can connect to a meeting from either type
of endpoint to share content such as presentations, spreadsheets, documents, and movies.
• Video quality
The Scopia Elite MCU delivers enterprise quality video and audio processing, using latest industry
standards including state-of-the-art DSP hardware and software. This video quality is supported
by:
– The Scopia Elite MCU supports SVC error resiliency for unmanaged networks using
Temporal Scalability and Forward Error Correction (FEC).
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Forward Error Correction (FEC) is a proactive method of sending redundant information in
the video stream to preempt quality degradation. SVC extends the H.264 codec standard to
dramatically increases error resiliency and video quality without the need for higher
bandwidth.
– Frame rates can reach 60 frames per second, ensuring smooth video movement.
– A choice of 24 video layouts
– Bitrate (data speed) of up to 12 megabits per second on each stream without affecting
capacity. Bitrate is the speed of data flow. Higher video resolutions require higher bitrates to
ensure the video is constantly updated, thereby maintaining smooth motion.
• Security and privacy
The Scopia Elite MCU can encrypt communications with endpoints to create secure connections
with H.235-based encryption for H.323 endpoints and SRTP and TLS encryption for SIP endpoints.
In addition, the Scopia Elite MCU features administrator and operator password protection for
accessing the web interface. It also features optional PIN protection for joining a videoconference,
and additional PIN protection for moderator control.
• Support for IP Separation
The Scopia Elite MCU enhances security within the enterprise by routing media and management
traffic to two different subnets.
• Intuitive web-based management and control
You can configure both the Scopia Elite MCU and its videoconference sessions through an intuitive
web interface offering easy, high-level conference control and administrative flexibility for an
enhanced user experience.
• In-meeting indicators
A range of messages and icons are displayed on the endpoint during meetings as events occur.
For example, participants are notified when someone joins or leaves the meeting.
• Personalized video layouts per meeting or per participant
You can choose from 24 video layouts for all participants or each participant can customize their
own view. You can view up to 28 participants on your screen.
• Easy creation of logs for Customer Support
You can easily create a file containing logs and settings which you can send to Customer Support
for troubleshooting.
• Recording via moderator menu
Moderators can record meetings using the Scopia Elite MCU moderator menu in deployments
which include the Scopia Desktop recording option.
• In-conference control
During a videoconference, participants can use their endpoint remote control or keypad to perform
actions such as mute, volume control, changing video layouts and inviting participants. These
options are presented in the in-meeting menu overlayed on the video layout.
• Interactive Voice Response (IVR) messages
The Scopia Elite MCU includes pre-recorded greetings to participants and announcements as
each new participant joins a meeting. You can record messages to provide custom greetings and
announcements, but typically Scopia Managementsupplies these messages across all MCUs in
the organization.
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Minimum Requirements and Specifications
This section details the system specifications of the Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU you purchased. Refer
to this data when preparing system setup and afterwards as a means of verifying that the environment
still complies with these requirements.
Hardware requirements
Table 1: Physical device specifications on page 8 refers to the physical details of the device.
Table 1: Physical device specifications
Scopia Elite MCU 6105, 6110
and 6120
Scopia Elite MCU 6140
System power requirements
100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz with hotswap redundant AC power supply
and feed (optional)
Maximum power consumption
200W (682 BTU/h)
360W (1228 BTU/h)
Operating temperature
10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Relative humidity
5% to 90% non-condensing
Storage temperature
-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F), ambient
Physical dimensions
Height: 43mm (1.7"), width:
437mm (17.2"); depth 664mm
(26.1")
Height: 43mm (1.7"), width:
437mm (17.2"); depth 790mm
(31.1")
Net weight
Approx 11kg (24.25lbs)
Approx 14.5kg (32lbs) with one
power supply.
Gross weight (with packaging)
17kg (37.5lbs)
21kg (46.3lbs)
Rack mounting
Acoustics
19-inch rack-mountable with flanges
Low noise fan speed control
Software Specifications
The technical specifications of the protocols and software requirements apply to all Scopia Elite 6000
Series MCU models:
• Signaling protocols:
– H.323
– SIP
– H.320 (in conjunction with Scopia H.320 Gateways)
• Audio support:
– Codecs: MPEG4 AAC-LC, G.711. G.722, G.722.1, G.729, Polycom® Siren14™/G.722.1
Annex C
– DTMF tone detection (in-band, H.245 tones and RFC2833)
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• Video support:
– High Definition Continuous Presence video with a resolution of 1080p at up to 60fps
– Codecs: H.263, H.263+, H.264, H.264 SVC, H.264 High Profile
– Live video resolutions: QCIF up to 1080p
– Presentation video resolution: VGA, SVGA, SXGA, XGA, 720p, 1080p, WUXGA
– Video bandwidth: up to 12Mbps for 1080p resolutions and up to 6Mbps for 720p or lower
• Web browser support:
– Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8 and 9
– Mozilla Firefox version 3.3 and above
– Google Chrome
– Apple Safari
• Call capacity:
For information on the default capacity of your MCU and how to increase it, see About the Capacity
of the MCU on page 13.
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Chapter 2 | Planning your MCU Deployment
When planning your MCU deployment, it is important to consider both bandwidth usage and port security, as
described in the following sections:
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• Planning a Centralized or Distributed Topology (Cascading) for MCU on page 10
• About the Capacity of the MCU on page 13
• Ports to Open for the Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU on page 14
Planning a Centralized or Distributed Topology (Cascading)
for MCU
When your organization has more than one site, like a headquarters and several branches, the Scopia
Solution offers a unique method of cutting video bandwidth costs, known as cascaded meetings.
A cascaded videoconference is a meeting distributed over more than one physical MCU, where a master
MCU connects to one or more slave MCUs to create a single videoconference. It increases the meeting
capacity by combining the resources of several MCUs. This can be especially useful for distributed
deployments across several locations, reducing bandwidth usage.
Without cascading, if you choose a centralized MCU deployment, frequent videoconferences between
branches can be expensive (Figure 2: Centralized MCU deployment, where all branches use the HQ
MCU on page 11).
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Figure 2: Centralized MCU deployment, where all branches use the HQ MCU
To reduce cross-site bandwidth costs, a distributed MCU deployment (Figure 3: Distributed MCU
deployment cascading meetings for reduced WAN bandwidth on page 12) can perform cascaded
conferences. Local participants connect to their local MCU, and the conference is cascaded by
connecting between the MCUs using a fraction of the bandwidth compared to the centralized
deployment.
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Figure 3: Distributed MCU deployment cascading meetings for reduced WAN bandwidth
The same principles apply to an MCU in the same location, thus increasing call capacity by cascading
conferences between them.
Users of distributed MCU deployments do not need to choose a specific MCU. The powerful functionality
of virtual rooms enables you to dial the same number anywhere in the world, while the Scopia Solution
infrastructure transparently directs you to the correct meeting on the correct MCU.
The bandwidth used by a cascaded link is equivalent to only a single client connection in each direction:
upload and download. The bandwidth value is determined by the MCU meeting type (or service), which
is invoked when choosing a dial prefix for the meeting. You define the maximum bandwidth for each
meeting type in the MCU. For more information on defining meeting types, see Administrator Guide for
Scopia Elite MCU.
Users do not enable cascading when creating meetings. This is performed transparently by Scopia
Management. Its sophisticated cascading algorithms enable administrators to customize the priority
given to cascading in a distributed topology.
The maximum supported number of participants in a single videoconference is 270 for both the
centralized and distributed MCU deployment.
There are a number of factors that might influence when the system chooses to cascade to a different
MCU. For example, if the maximum bandwidth threshold is breached, the system would attempt
cascading with a different MCU.
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Important:
• Telepresence endpoints in cascaded meetings must always connect to the master MCU.
There is a limitation when cascading a Scopia Elite MCU with an older Scopia MCU. The older Scopia
MCU behaves as a single endpoint, not an MCU.
You can customize the cascading priorities in Scopia Management in a number of ways:
• Default to using a local MCU first, and only cascade conferences if required.
• Prioritize cascading wherever possible, to keep bandwidth costs to an absolute minimum.
• Avoid cascading as often as possible.
For more information on implementing cascading in Scopia Management, see Administrator Guide for
Scopia Management.
About the Capacity of the MCU
The MCU's capacity is measured in terms of the maximum number of simultaneous connections to a
videoconference supported by this device.
The impact of a connection on the MCU's capacity depends on the bandwidth of the connection, which
in turn is dependent on the resolution and frame rate of that connection. Therefore the same meeting
can support a mix of HD and SD connections.
For example, a connection at 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps uses half the capacity of a 1080p
connection at 60fps. Similarly, a connection at 480p at 30fps uses a quarter of the resources of a 1080p
connection at 30fps, or one-eighth of the resources of a 1080p 60fps connection.
Figure 4: A connection uses its proportion of resources on the MCU
Important:
To enable connections at 720p at 30fps to use half the capacity of a 1080p 30fps connection, install
the Double Capacity license. For more information, see Adding a License to the MCU on page 32.
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The following table details the number of simultaneous connections available for each of the devices
when all the connections have the same video resolution and frame rate.
Table 2: Simultaneous connections available at different video quality settings
Scopia Elite 6000
Series MCU Model
1080p at 60fps
1080p at 30fps,
720p at 60fps,
720p at 30fps
720p at 30fps (no
(with double
double capacity capacity license)
license)
480p at 30fps
Scopia Elite MCU 6105
3 connections
5 connections
10 connections
20 connections
Scopia Elite MCU 6110
5 connections
10 connections
20 connections
40 connections
Scopia Elite MCU 6120
10 connections
20 connections
40 connections
80 connections
Scopia Elite MCU 6140
20 connections
40 connections
80 connections
160 connections
If you want to limit the resolution and frame rate of all connections to a meeting, define a meeting type
(MCU service) in the MCU and place the limit there. For more information, see Administrator Guide for
Scopia Elite MCU. Alternatively, you can limit the bandwidth using the global bandwidth policies in
Scopia Management.
Ports to Open for the Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU is typically located in the enterprise network and is connected to the
DMZ. When opening ports on the Scopia Elite MCU, use the following as a reference:
• If you are opening ports that are both in and out of the Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU, see Table
3: Bidirectional Ports to Open on the Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU on page 15.
• If you are opening ports inbound to the Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU, see Table 4: Inbound Ports
to Open to the Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU on page 16.
Important:
The specific firewalls you need to open ports on depends on where your MCU and other Scopia
Solution products are deployed.
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Table 3: Bidirectional Ports to Open on the Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU
Port Range
Protocol Destination
Functionality
Result of Blocking
Port
Required
1024-1324
H.245
(TCP)
Any H.323
device
Enables H.245
signaling
Cannot connect H.323 Mandatory
calls
To configure, see
Configuring the TCP Port
Range for H.245 on the
Scopia Elite MCU on page
47
1719
RAS
(UDP)
H.323
gatekeeper
Enables RAS
signaling
Cannot communicate Mandatory
with H.323 gatekeeper To configure, see
Configuring the UDP Port
for RAS on the Scopia Elite
MCU on page 49 and
Configuring the UDP Port
for the Gatekeeper on the
Scopia Elite MCU on page
50
1720
Q.931
(TCP)
Any H.323
device
Enables Q.931
signaling
Cannot connect H.323 Mandatory
calls
To configure, see
Configuring the TCP Port
Q.931 on the Scopia Elite
MCU on page 51
3336
XML
(TCP)
Conference
Enables you to
Control web manage the MCU
client
via the XML API
endpoint,
Scopia
Management,
or third-party
controlling
applications
Cannot use MCU
Conference Control
web user interface.
Cannot use XML API
to control MCU.
Mandatory if deployed with
Scopia Management
3337
XML
(TCP)
Other MCUs
Cannot cascade
between two MCUs
Mandatory if multiple
MCUs are deployed with
Scopia Management
3338
XML
(TCP)
Scopia
Enables you to
Management, configure the MCU
or third-party via the XML API
configuration
applications
Cannot configure
Mandatory if deployed with
MCU via the XML API Scopia Management
3400-3580
SIP
BFCP
(TCP)
Any SIP video Enables SIP
network
content sharing
device
Cannot share SIP
contents
Enables use of
MCU Cascading
XML API
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Mandatory if using content
sharing with SIP over TCP
To configure, see
Configuring the TCP Port
Range for SIP BFCP on
the Scopia Elite MCU on
page 53
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Port Range
5060
5061
12000-13200
16384-16984
Protocol Destination
Result of Blocking
Port
Functionality
Required
SIP
(TCP/
UDP)
Any SIP video Enables SIP
network
signaling
device
SIP
(TLS)
Any SIP video Enables secure SIP Cannot connect SIP
network
signaling
calls over TLS
device
Mandatory if using SIP
over TLS
Any H.323 or Enables real-time
SIP mediadelivery of video
enabled video and audio media
network
device
Mandatory
RTP/
RTCP/
SRTP
(UDP)
Cannot connect SIP
calls
Mandatory if using SIP
over TCP/ UDP
To configure, see
Configuring the
TCP/UDP/TLS Port for SIP
on the Scopia Elite MCU
on page 52
To configure, see
Configuring the
TCP/UDP/TLS Port for SIP
on the Scopia Elite MCU
on page 52
Cannot transmit/
receive video media
streams
To configure, see
Configuring the UDP Port
Ranges for RTP/RTCP on
the Scopia Elite MCU on
page 46
Table 4: Inbound Ports to Open to the Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU
Port
Range
Protocol
Destination
Functionality
Result of Blocking
Port
21
FTP
(TCP)
FTP Server
Enables audio stream
recording
22
SSH
(TCP)
SSH Client
Enables you to view logs Cannot view logs in
real-time (logs are
collected on the
compact flash card)
Optional
80
HTTP
(TCP)
Web client
Provides access to the
MCU Administrator and
Conference Control web
user interfaces; used for
software upgrade
Mandatory if using
HTTP
443
HTTPS
Web client
(HTTP
over SSL)
Cannot record audio
streams
Required
Cannot configure
MCU
To configure, see
Configuring the
HTTP Port on the
Scopia Elite MCU on
page 48
Provides secure access Cannot configure
to the MCU Administrator MCU
and Conference Control
web user interfaces; used
for software upgrade
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Optional
Mandatory if using
HTTPS
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Chapter 3 | Preparing the MCU Setup
Perform procedures in this section to prepare the site and device for installation.
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• Checking Site Suitability on page 17
• Unpacking the Device on page 17
• Inspecting for Damage on page 18
Checking Site Suitability
Prior to setting up your device, you need to verify your site suitability for:
• System power requirements
• System environmental requirements
• The device physical dimensions.
For more information, see Minimum Requirements and Specifications on page 7 to learn about these
requirements. Ensure the site conforms to the listed requirements.
Unpacking the Device
About this task
We strongly recommend that you follow safety guidelines described in this section during unpacking.
Procedure
1. Inspect the shipping box to verify that it is not seriously damaged during shipping.
2. Place the shipping box on a horizontal surface paying attention to the This Side Up symbol
on the shipping box. See Figure 5: This Side Up symbol on page 18.
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Figure 5: This Side Up symbol
Caution:
The accessories kit is situated on top of the device inside the shipping box and can be
damaged if the box is placed upside down. Pay attention to the This Side Up symbol on
the shipping box to handle the box correctly at all times.
Caution:
To prevent injury and equipment damage, follow lifting guidelines described in the Safety
Guide when lifting or moving the shipping box.
3. Cut the plastic straps.
Caution:
The plastic straps are tightly stretched and can hit you when you cut them. To avoid this,
make sure you do not face the side of the box secured by the straps before you cut the
straps.
4. Cut the strapping tape.
5. Open the shipping box.
6. Take the accessories kit out of the shipping box.
7. Take the device out of the shipping box.
8. Carefully open the additional boxes, remove the packing material, and remove the drives and
other contents.
Important:
We recommend that you keep the packaging materials in case you need to repack the
device.
9. After opening the shipping box, check the shipment is complete. Compare the contents of the
shipment with your packing list.
Inspecting for Damage
After you verify that all of the equipment is included, carefully examine the cards, power supplies and
cables for any damage resulting from shipping. If you suspect any damage from shipping, contact your
local freight carrier for procedures on damage claims. If you observe any physical defects in the items
you ordered, contact Radvision Technical Support for Return Material Authorization (RMA) form.
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Important:
Before proceeding with the installation, verify that all of the ordered parts are present and in good
condition. Keep a record of the parts and serial numbers. If any parts are missing or damaged, contact
your sales representative.
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Chapter 4 | Setting up the MCU
Mount the device onto its rails within a 19” square-hole rack.
These sections describe how to set up the device:
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• Adding a Power Supply Unit to the MCU on page 20
• Mounting the MCU onto the Rack Using Rails on page 22
• Connecting Cables to the Device on page 25
• Configuring the Device IP Addresses on page 26
Adding a Power Supply Unit to the MCU
About this task
This section details how to set up an additional power supply unit (PSU) of the Scopia Elite MCU 6140,
which can house two PSUs.
Important:
This applies to the 6140 model only. For details of replacing a PSU of the Scopia Elite 5200 Series
MCU, see the Administrator Guide of Scopia Elite 5200 Series MCU version 7.7.
If one of the PSUs fails, the remaining PSU takes the full load of the system to enable continued
operation without interruption. PSUs can be hot-swapped, enabling you to replace the power unit without
powering down the device.
To remove an existing PSU from the device, see Administrator Guide for Scopia Elite MCU.
Procedure
1. Remove the cover of the PSU slot if it is there.
The MCU is shipped with only one PSU fitted, while the second slot is covered by a metal
grid. Remove the grid by unscrewing the two screws, one above and one below the device.
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Figure 6: Removing cover of second PSU slot in Scopia Elite MCU 6140
2. Insert the new PSU into position and secure it by pressing it firmly into place until the release
tab clicks.
Figure 7: Adding a PSU in Scopia Elite MCU 6140
3. Reconnect the power cord.
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Mounting the MCU onto the Rack Using Rails
Rails support the MCU inside the rack. Use cage nuts and screws to fix the rails and the MCU front
panel to the rack posts.
The steps for mounting the MCU are:
Navigation
• Mounting the Rails on page 22
• Mounting the MCU onto the Rails on page 24
Mounting the Rails
About this task
Before mounting the rails, adjust their length to correspond to the depth of the rack. For that purpose
each rail has two parts that slide one inside the other.
Procedure
1. Adjust the length of the rail and align the rail holes with the left front and rear posts (see
Figure 8: Adjusting rail length and attaching to rack on page 22).
Ask someone to hold the rail while you extend it.
Figure 8: Adjusting rail length and attaching to rack
2. Attach the rail to the posts using the screws provided (see Figure 9: Attaching the rails to the
rack on page 23).
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Figure 9: Attaching the rails to the rack
3. Attach the inner rails to the rear of the device (see Figure 10: Attaching inner rails to the
device on page 24).
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Figure 10: Attaching inner rails to the device
Mounting the MCU onto the Rails
About this task
After you have attached the rails to form a support, you can mount the MCU onto the rack. Before
mounting the MCU, read the Safety Guidelines described in the Safety Guide.
Caution:
The MCU is heavy. Ask someone to help you lift it.
Procedure
1. Ensure the rack breaks are locked or the rack is stabilized.
2. Slide the MCU onto the rails until the holes on the MCU front panel align with the front posts.
See Figure 11: Sliding the MCU onto the rails on page 25.
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Figure 11: Sliding the MCU onto the rails
3. Attach the device to the front posts of the rack.
Connecting Cables to the Device
About this task
Follow the safety guidelines described in the Safety Guide during this procedure, and follow this
procedure to connect the power, network, and serial cables supplied with the accessories kit.
Caution:
Do no connect a network cable to the MCU at this stage. The device is shipped with a static IP
address which may clash with an existing address on your network. To define a new MCU IP address,
see Configuring the Device IP Addresses on page 26
Procedure
1. On the rear side of the device, connect the power cable to the AC power connector (see
Figure 12: Rear panel of the device on page 26).
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Figure 12: Rear panel of the device
2. Connect the other end of the power cable to the mains.
3. Use a serial cable to connect a PC to the device's serial port. This connection is required for
local configuration and maintenance.
Important:
Do not connect a screen or a keyboard to the device directly. Define the device's basic
settings via the serial connection only.
Configuring the Device IP Addresses
About this task
The MCU supports the following format of IP addresses:
• IPv4 (default)
• Both IPv4/IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6). This dual mode allows deploying servers using both
protocols in your solution.
Caution:
The device is shipped with a static IP address, which might conflict with an existing address on your
network. Configure the MCU to its new IPv4 address before connecting the MCU to the network.
Configure the IPv4/IPv6 dual mode after the MCU has its new IPv4 address.
The MCU supports dual NIC. This procedure describes how to configure the management IP address.
You will use this address to access the MCU web interface. To configure the media IP address, change
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the management IP address, or add the IP address of a new management network, see Configuring IP
Separation on the MCU on page 42.
Before you begin
Make sure you have these items:
• Dedicated IP address for the device
• Dedicated subnet mask for the device
• IP address of the default router which the device uses to communicate over the network
• A PC with an available serial port. It should have a terminal emulator software installed like
SecureCRT or PuTTY.
• Power, network, and serial cables supplied with the device accessories kit.
Procedure
1. Connect the power cable but do not switch on the device.
2. Connect the device serial port to a PC with the terminal emulator software installed.
3. Start the terminal emulation application on the PC.
4. Set the communication settings in the terminal emulation application on the PC as follows
(Table 5: Configuring the communication settings on page 27):
Table 5: Configuring the communication settings
Field Name
Value
Baud Rate
9600
Data bits
8
Parity
None
Stop bits
1
Flow Control
None
5. Power the device (see Figure 13: Device front panel on page 28).
Verify the power LED is lit green (Figure 13: Device front panel on page 28).
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Figure 13: Device front panel
A log of the auto-boot events is displayed in the terminal emulator.
6. When the message Press any key to start configuration appears on the screen,
press a key and wait for the following message:
Main menu
Main menu
N: Configure network port values
R: Restore to factory defaults
T: Set the XML connection mode to TCP (Reboot is not required)
S: Set Board Security Level
Q: Quit
If you do not see this output, contact customer support.
7. Enter N at the prompt to configure network port values.
The terminal displays the following message:
Configure network port values
1: Show current network configuration
2: Change network configuration
0: Return to main menu
Select:
8. Enter 2 to change the network configuration.
9. Enter the new settings at each prompt (Table 6: Configuring network settings on page 29).
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Table 6: Configuring network settings
Field
Description
IP Address
Management IP address of the device
Subnet mask
IP address of the subnet mask to which the
device belongs. If you are not using a subnet
mask, press Enter.
Default router
IP address of the default router the device
uses to communicate over the network
10. Allow the device to complete the reboot process. A new emulator session begins.
11. Close the terminal emulator session.
12. Connect the network cable to the left ethernet connector on the rear panel of the device (see
Figure 12: Rear panel of the device on page 26).
Important:
Use both ethernet connectors for dual-NIC deployments. A dual-NIC deployment raises
security by using different subnets for media versus management. Use the left ethernet
connector for management and the right connector for media (Configuring IP Separation
on the MCU on page 42).
13. (Recommended) Set the network switch to 1Gbps Auto Negotiation full duplex, if it can
support this configuration.
The throughput of the network switch should always be the same as the setting in the MCU,
whose default value is also 1Gbps.
You can change the default value from the MCU administrator web interface by navigating to
Configuration > Network > Port Settings.
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Figure 14: Configuring the MCU throughput
Important:
To access the web interface, you need an IP address as explained in Configuring the
Device IP Addresses on page 26.
14. (Optional) To comply with the requirements of your deployment, configure the IPv4/IPv6
mode from the MCU administrator web interface by navigating to Configuration > Network
(Figure 14: Configuring the MCU throughput on page 30).
15. Select Apply at the bottom of the page.
16. Make sure no videoconferences are running on the MCU, and select Yes to restart the
device.
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Chapter 5 | Performing the MCU Initial
Configuration
When you finish installing the MCU, you need to perform the initial configuration during which you configure the basic
features. After the initial configuration the MCU should be ready for use.
Navigation
• Accessing the MCU Administrator Web Interface on page 31
• Changing a User Password on page 32
• Adding a License to the MCU on page 32
• Changing the Default MCU Meeting Type on page 34
• Setting the MCU Interface Languages on page 35
• Configuring Network Protocols for the MCU on page 38
• Configuring IP Separation on the MCU on page 42
• Configuring Ports on All Models of the Scopia Elite MCU on page 46
• Configuring Security Access Levels for the Scopia Elite MCU on page 54
• Verifying the MCU Installation on page 55
Accessing the MCU Administrator Web Interface
About this task
The MCU interface is available in these languages:
• English
• Chinese
• Japanese
• Portuguese
• Spanish
• Russian
The default language of the MCU interface is English. When you access the MCU interface, the login
screen is in English unless you choose a different language.
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Procedure
1. Launch your browser and enter the IP address or the name of the MCU.
2. If you need to change the MCU interface language, select a language from the Language
list.
The login screen is displayed in the language you selected.
3. Enter the administrator user name and password in the appropriate fields and select Go.
The default global user name is admin. The default password is password.
Important:
If you try to sign in as an administrator and another administrator is currently signed in, the
MCU signs you in as a read only user. The words Read Only appear at the top of the
window and a pop-up displays the IP address of the administrator already signed in. Read
only users cannot edit MCU settings.
Changing a User Password
About this task
Only administrators can change a password.
The MCU comes with two preconfigured users: an administrator and an operator. The password for both
preconfigured users is ‘password’. . We highly recommend that you change the default user password
for security.
You can change a user password at any time.
Procedure
1. Access the MCU administrator web interface.
2. Select Users
3.
.
Select the Review button
for the user profile you want to modify.
4. Enter the new password in the Password and the Confirm Password fields.
5. Select Apply.
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Adding a License to the MCU
About this task
Your MCU comes with several licenses pre-installed.
You can purchase and install additional license options, for example the option to double port capacity
when you set the video quality to 720p with 30 frames per second (see About the Capacity of the MCU
on page 13).
This section details how to incorporate a purchased license into your MCU.
Procedure
1. Open the customer letter you received when you purchased the license. Locate the new
product key in the letter.
2. Access the MCU administrator web interface.
3. Make a note of the device's serial number, located in the center right pane of the main screen
(Figure 15: Locating the serial number of the MCU on page 33).
Figure 15: Locating the serial number of the MCU
4. Navigate to the licensing portal at http://licensing.radvision.com
5. Enter the product key from your customer letter.
6. Enter the serial number of the device.
7. Generate your new license key.
8. Return to the MCU screen.
9. Select Maintenance
> Licensing and Registration.
The Licensing and Registration window opens.
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Figure 16: Licensing and Registration Window
10. Enter the new license key in the Update license key field.
11. Select Update.
12. Continue by enabling the feature activated by this license. For example, to enable 720p at
30fps, see About the Capacity of the MCU on page 13.
Changing the Default MCU Meeting Type
About this task
Meeting types (also known as MCU services) are meeting templates which determine the core
characteristics of a meeting. For example, they determine if the meeting is audio only or audio and
video, they determine the default video layout, the type of encryption, PIN protection and many other
features. Meeting types are created in the MCU. You can invoke a meeting type by dialing its prefix in
front of the meeting ID.
The MCU comes with a single predefined default meeting type (with prefix number 71). This default
service is factory tuned to be suitable in most cases for audio and video calls. We recommend starting
with this service and modifying it as necessary to suit your needs.
You can modify existing prefixes to suit your network dialing plan or define new services and add them
to the list.
When choosing an alternative dial prefix, ensure that the service prefix numbers are not identical to the
first digits of any of your network endpoint phone numbers or aliases.
Procedure
1. Access the MCU administrator web interface.
2. Select Configuration
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3. Select Conferences.
4. Locate the Services list section.
5. Select the Review button
next to the service.
6. Enter the new prefix number.
7. Select Apply.
Setting the MCU Interface Languages
The MCU supports a number of interface languages which can be set as part of its initial configuration.
Navigation
• About Supported Languages on page 35
• Setting the MCU User Interface Language on page 36
• Setting a Text Overlay Language on page 37
About Supported Languages
The MCU has three user interfaces:
• Administrator interface
The web-based interface used by administrators for configuration and maintenance tasks.
• Conference Control interface
The web-based interface used by administrators and operators for conference moderation and
video layout control.
Important:
This interface is not available when the MCU is registered to Scopia Management.
• Text overlay on conference video
The set of menus that appear in the conference video.
The Scopia Elite MCU supports the same languages for the Administrator and Conference Control
interfaces, and a different set of languages for the text overlay.
Table 7: Supported Languages in the MCU Interface
Language
Administrator Interface
Conference Control
Interface
Text Overlay on
Conference Video
English
Yes
Yes
Yes
Chinese (simplified)
Yes
Yes
Yes
French
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Language
Administrator Interface
Conference Control
Interface
Japanese
Yes
Yes
Portuguese
Yes
Yes
Russian
Yes
Yes
Spanish
Yes
Yes
Text Overlay on
Conference Video
Yes
Hebrew
Yes
Setting the MCU User Interface Language
About this task
The procedure in this section explains how to set the language of the MCU administrator web interface
and the Conference Control interface. By default, the interface language is set to English.
Important:
To view Chinese or Japanese fonts properly in the Administrator interface, the computer on which the
web browser is running must support the relevant languages. On a Microsoft Windows operating
system, you can set the default language in Control Panel > Regional and Language Options.
Procedure
1. Access the MCU administrator web interface.
2. Select Configuration
.
The Setup tab is displayed.
3. Locate the Basics section.
4. Select a language in the Default user interface language list.
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Figure 17: Setting the language of the device
5. Select Apply at the bottom of the Setup tab.
Setting a Text Overlay Language
About this task
Perform the procedure in this section to set the language of the text overlay messages.
The text overlay feature is set to English by default.
Procedure
1. Access the MCU administrator web interface.
2. Select Configuration
.
3. Select Customization.
4. Select the required language.
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Figure 18: Setting text overlay language
5. Select Apply.
Configuring Network Protocols for the MCU
Before setting the protocols, ensure the network switch and the MCU have the same throughput. We
recommend setting the network switch to 1Gbps Auto Negotiation full duplex, if it can support this
configuration. The throughput of the network switch should always be the same as the setting in the
MCU, whose default value is also 1Gbps.
You can change the default value from the MCU web administrator interface by navigating to
Configuration > Setup > Network > Port Settings.
Set the MCU protocols by configuring it to work either with the H.323 gateway or with the SIP Proxy
Server, or both. You can change the protocol-related settings at any time without resetting the MCU.
Navigation
• Connecting the MCU to the Gatekeeper on page 38
• Configuring SIP Server Settings on page 39
Connecting the MCU to the Gatekeeper
About this task
You can configure the H.323 protocol settings to determine how the MCU and the gatekeeper interact.
Important:
Changing gatekeeper settings does not reset the MCU, but might disconnect active calls.
Disabling the H.323 protocol in the MCU requires the device to restart.
Procedure
1. Select Configuration
.
2. Select Protocols.
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3. Locate the H.323 section.
Figure 19: H.323 protocol section of the Protocols tab
4. Select H.323 to enable the MCU to operate with the H.323 protocol.
5. Enter the gatekeeper's FQDN or IP address and port number.
The default port is 1719.
6. Select Apply.
7. Login to the MCU Administrator web interface.
8. Locate the Status Map section.
Figure 20: The Status Map showing the gatekeeper connection
9. Verify the MCU is connected to the Ethernet.
10. Verify the MCU is connected to the Gatekeeper.
Configuring SIP Server Settings
About this task
You can configure settings for SIP server profiles which set how the MCU and the registrar interact.
Depending on connection types supported by the SIP server, MCU supports these transport connection
types for sending messages to SIP server:
• UDP
• TCP
• TLS
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Procedure
1. Select Configuration
.
2. Select Protocols.
3. Select Enable SIP protocol to enable MCU communication with the SIP server.
4. Enter the SIP domain of the MCU in the Default SIP domain field as defined in the SIP
server.
An example of a SIP domain is company.com.
5. Select Locate automatically to instruct the MCU to automatically locate one of the SIP
servers that are present in the domain,
or
Select Specify and enter the following:
• An IP address or host name of the SIP server, for example
<sipserver>.<company>.com.
Figure 21: SIP Protocol section of the Protocols tab
• The communication port number of the SIP server address. The default port is 5060.
• The protocol from the Type field. The default is UDP.
Important:
The Locate automatically option works only if you have configured a valid IP address at
Configuration > Setup > Network > DNS server1 or DNS server2.
6. To instruct the MCU to register with a SIP registrar and to send service information to the
registrar, perform these steps:
a. Select Use registrar.
b. Enter the following information:
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• The IP address or the host name of the SIP registrar in the IP address field.
• The communication port number of the SIP registrar address.
• The transport connection type for sending registration requests to the registrar
according to the type supported by the SIP registrar.
The default is UDP.
7. Select More.
The Local signaling port section is displayed.
Figure 22: Local signaling port section
8. Enter the number of the signaling port on which the MCU communicates with the SIP server.
The default is 5060.
9. Select Use proxy digest authentication to enable MCU authentication with a SIP server
using user name and password.
Authentication is performed as defined in RFC 2617. This field is disabled by default.
Enter the MCU user name and password. They must match those defined on the SIP server.
10. Select Use registrar digest authentication to enable MCU authentication with a SIP
registrar using user name and password.
Authentication is performed as defined in RFC 2617. This field is disabled by default.
Enter the MCU user name and password. They must match those defined on the SIP server.
11. Select Use ‘Empty Invite’ when sending Invite messages to endpoints to enable the
remote endpoint to indicate preferred audio and video channels.
12. Select Apply.
13. Check the MCU status using the MCU administrator web interface:
a. Enter the MCU IP address or the MCU name into the Internet browser.
b. Enter the Administrator user name and password in the appropriate fields and select Go.
The default global user name is admin. The default password is password.
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The Status tab of the Administrator interface opens.
c. Locate the Status Map section. This section is a graphic representation of the MCU
chassis.
Figure 23: The Status Map section showing the SIP Server connection
d. Verify that the MCU is connected to the Ethernet.
e. If you registered the MCU with SIP registrar, verify that the MCU is connected to the SIP
Server.
Configuring IP Separation on the MCU
About this task
You can configure IP separation on the MCU using both network ports (dual-NIC), improving security by
enabling the management data to be on a separate subnet from the media and signaling.
Separating these types of data on different subnets improves security because management data
typically remains on subnets within the enterprise, while the media of video calls is often required to
traverse firewalls and reach endpoints outside the enterprise.
Management refers to the administration messages sent between components of the Scopia Solution as
they manage and synchronize data between them. Management also includes front-end browser
interfaces configuring server settings on the server. Management messages are usually transmitted via
protocols like HTTP, SNMP, FTP or XML. For example, Scopia Management uses management
messages to monitor the activities of an MCU, or when it authorizes the MCU to allow a call to proceed.
Media refers to the live audio, video and shared data streams sent during a call. The shared data
stream, like a presentation, is also known as dual video. Far end camera control (FECC) is another
example of information carried on the data stream. Media is transmitted via the RTP and RTCP
protocols in both SIP and H.323 calls.
Signaling, also known as call control, sets up, manages and ends a connection or call. These messages
include the authorization to make the call, checking bandwidth, resolving endpoint addresses, and
routing the call through different servers. Signaling is transmitted via the H.225.0/Q.931 and
H.225.0/RAS protocols in H.323 calls, or by the SIP headers in SIP calls. Signaling occurs before the
control aspect of call setup.
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Before you begin
• Configure the MCU's management IP address before connecting to the network, as explained in
Configuring the Device IP Addresses on page 26.
• Make sure no videoconferences are running on the MCU, as you need to restart it at the end of the
procedure.
Procedure
1. Connect the network cable of the management subnet to the left ethernet port.
Figure 24: The MCU management and media connections
Important:
Do not connect the network cable of the media subnet until you restart the MCU at the end
of this procedure.
2. Access the MCU administrator web interface using the management IP you configured via
serial cable (Configuring the Device IP Addresses on page 26).
3. Select the Configuration
tab.
4. Select the Advanced IP Configuration check box to expand that section of the page Figure
25: Configuring IP separation with two network connections on page 44).
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Figure 25: Configuring IP separation with two network connections
5. Configure the IP addresses of each interface (Table 8: Configuring the IP addresses of each
network interface on page 44).
Table 8: Configuring the IP addresses of each network interface
Field
Description
Management Interface > IP address
IP address of the MCU management
interface (left ethernet port) as configured via
serial port. This is the IP used to access this
web interface.
Management Interface > Router IP
IP address of the management subnet router
Management Interface > Subnet mask
IP address of the management subnet mask
Media & Signaling Interface > IP address
IP address of the MCU media and signaling
interface (right ethernet port)
Media & Signaling Interface > Router IP
IP address of the media and signaling subnet
router
Media & Signaling Interface > Subnet
mask
IP address of the media and signaling subnet
mask
6. Select Apply at the bottom of the page.
7. Select Yes to restart the MCU.
8. Connect the network cable of the media subnet cable to the right ethernet port (Figure
24: The MCU management and media connections on page 43).
9. (Optional) Depending on your deployment, you may need to access the MCU management
interface from another network.
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For example, if your MCU is located on network 123.x.x.x and your browser is on the same
network (123.x.x.x), you can access the administrator web interface to reach this web page
and configure IP separation of management and media as detailed in this procedure, where
management communications stay in this network (123.x.x.x) while media is routed to a
different network: 456.x.x.x (see Figure 26: Example of additional management network on
page 45). However, if you need management access from another branch with its own
network, for example 789.x.x.x, you can configure the 789.x.x.x management traffic to be
routed via 123.x.x.x, and then onwards to 789.x.x.x (see Figure 26: Example of additional
management network on page 45).
Figure 26: Example of additional management network
Use the following steps to configure an additional management network:
a. Select More at the bottom of the expanded section (Figure 25: Configuring IP separation
with two network connections on page 44).
The Additional Management Networks section opens.
b. Select Add Management Network.
c. Configure the access to the MCU management subnet (Figure 27: Adding a new
network for management access on page 46 and Table 9: Configuring the additional
network interfaces on page 46).
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Figure 27: Adding a new network for management access
Table 9: Configuring the additional network interfaces
Field
Description
IP address
IP address of the additional management
network
Subnet mask
IP address of the additional management
subnet mask
d. Select OK.
Configuring Ports on All Models of the Scopia Elite MCU
This section provides instructions of how to configure the following ports and port ranges on all models
of the Scopia Elite MCU:
Navigation
• Configuring the UDP Port Ranges for RTP/RTCP on the Scopia Elite MCU on page 46
• Configuring the TCP Port Range for H.245 on the Scopia Elite MCU on page 47
• Configuring the HTTP Port on the Scopia Elite MCU on page 48
• Configuring the UDP Port for RAS on the Scopia Elite MCU on page 49
• Configuring the UDP Port for the Gatekeeper on the Scopia Elite MCU on page 50
• Configuring the TCP Port Q.931 on the Scopia Elite MCU on page 51
• Configuring the TCP/UDP/TLS Port for SIP on the Scopia Elite MCU on page 52
• Configuring the TCP Port Range for SIP BFCP on the Scopia Elite MCU on page 53
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Configuring the UDP Port Ranges for RTP/RTCP on the Scopia
Elite MCU
About this task
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU has designated UDP ports 12000-13200 (for video) and
16384-16984 (for audio) for RTP/RTCP.
While the number of ports required for this protocol remain fixed, you can determine the exact port
numbers occupied by the MCU by defining the lower end of the port range, known as the base port.
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU uses 360 ports for audio and 1080 ports for video.
Important:
You cannot reduce the number of UDP ports occupied by the MCU for RTP/RTCP.
Procedure
1. Navigate to the MCU Advanced Commands section by doing the following:
a. Select the
icon.
b. Select Advanced parameters.
c. Locate Video Base Port or the Audio Base Port entry in the Name column to change
the video or audio port values respectively (see Figure 28: Defining the base port for
video on page 47).
Figure 28: Defining the base port for video
2. Select the
icon in the Review column.
3. Enter the new lower end port value in the field.
4. Select Apply.
5. Select Close.
Configuring the TCP Port Range for H.245 on the Scopia Elite MCU
About this task
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU has designated TCP ports 1024-1324 for H.245. You can set the
base port, which is the lower end of the port range. H.245 is a Control Protocol used for multimedia
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communication that enables transferring information about the device capabilities, as well as
opening/closing the logical channels that carry media streams.
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU uses 300 ports.
Procedure
1. Navigate to the MCU Advanced Commands section by doing the following:
a. Select the
icon.
b. Select Advanced parameters.
c. Locate the CLI section and select More (see Figure 29: CLI Section on page 48).
Figure 29: CLI Section
2. Enter the h245baseport command in the Command field.
Important:
To see the current port value, select Execute.
3. Modify the port value in the Value field.
4. Select Execute.
5. Select Close.
Configuring the HTTP Port on the Scopia Elite MCU
About this task
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU has designated port 80 for HTTP. You can configure a different port
to use HTTP if necessary in your environment.
Procedure
1. Navigate to the MCU Advanced Commands section by doing the following:
a. Select the
icon.
b. Select Advanced parameters.
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c. Locate the CLI section and select More (see Figure 30: CLI Section on page 49).
Figure 30: CLI Section
2. Enter the webserverport command in the Command field.
Important:
To see the current port value, select Execute.
3. Enter the port value in the Value field.
4. Select Execute.
Important:
After selecting Execute, a warning message appears, notifying you that the unit will be
reset and any active conferences will be disconnected.
5. Select Yes to continue.
6. Select Close.
Important:
After applying the new port value, you must enter it as a suffix to the MCU IP address in
order to access the web server.
For example, if your new HTTP port value is 8080, access the web server by entering
http://<URL>:8080
Configuring the UDP Port for RAS on the Scopia Elite MCU
About this task
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU has designated port 1719 for RAS. You can configure a different port
to use RAS (for example, if port 1719 is busy). Port 1719 is also used to communicate with the
gatekeeper (to configure the UDP port for the gatekeeper, see Configuring the UDP Port for the
Gatekeeper on the Scopia Elite MCU on page 50).
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Important:
If you close port 1719, you must configure another port for both RAS and the gatekeeper. If you
configure a different port for RAS, you do not need to configure a different port for the gatekeeper.
Procedure
1. Navigate to the MCU Advanced Commands section by doing the following:
a. Select the
icon.
b. Select Advanced parameters.
c. Locate the H323 RAS port number in the Name column (see Figure 31: RAS Port
Configuration on page 50).
Figure 31: RAS Port Configuration
2. Select the
icon in the Review column.
3. Enter the port value in the H323 RAS port number field.
4. Select Apply.
5. Select Close.
Configuring the UDP Port for the Gatekeeper on the Scopia Elite
MCU
About this task
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU has designated port 1719 for gatekeeper use. You can configure a
different port to enable communication with the gatekeeper (for example, if port 1719 is busy). Port 1719
is also used for RAS (to configure the UDP port for RAS, see Configuring the UDP Port for RAS on the
Scopia Elite MCU on page 49).
Important:
If you close port 1719, you must configure another port for both the gatekeeper and RAS. If you
configure a different port for the gatekeeper, you do not need to configure a different port for RAS.
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Procedure
1. Navigate to the MCU H.323 Protocol section by selecting Configuration > Protocols.
2. Locate the Enable H.323 protocol section (see Figure 32: H.323 Protocol section of the
Protocols tab on page 51).
Figure 32: H.323 Protocol section of the Protocols tab
3. Enter the port value in the Gatekeeper port field.
4. Select Apply.
Configuring the TCP Port Q.931 on the Scopia Elite MCU
About this task
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU has designated port 1720 for Q.931. You can configure a different
port to use Q.931 (for example, if port 1720 is busy). Q.931 is a telephony protocol used for establishing
and terminating the connections in H.323 calls.
Procedure
1. Navigate to the MCU Advanced Commands section by doing the following:
a. Select the
icon.
b. Select Advanced parameters.
c. Locate the H323 SIG port number in the Name column (see Figure 33: H.323 Signaling
Port Configuration on page 52).
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Figure 33: H.323 Signaling Port Configuration
2. Select the
icon in the Review column.
3. Enter the port value in the H323 SIG port number field.
4. Select Apply.
5. Select Close.
Configuring the TCP/UDP/TLS Port for SIP on the Scopia Elite MCU
About this task
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU has designated ports 5060 and 5061 for SIP. You can configure a
different port to use SIP (for example, if port 5060 or 5061 is busy).
Procedure
1. Navigate to the MCU SIP Protocol section by selecting Configuration > Protocols.
2. Locate the Enable SIP protocol section and select More (see Figure 34: SIP Port
Configuration on page 53).
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Figure 34: SIP Port Configuration
3. Do one of the following:
• If your SIP server or Registrar is not configured with TLS, enter the port value in the
Local signaling port field.
• If your SIP server or Registrar is configured with TLS, enter the port value in the Local
TLS signaling port field.
Important:
If your SIP server or Registrar is configured with TLS, you can also configure the port
value for TCP/UDP traffic by modifying the Local signaling port field.
4. Select Apply.
Configuring the TCP Port Range for SIP BFCP on the Scopia Elite
MCU
About this task
The Scopia Elite 6000 Series MCU has designated TCP ports 3400-3580 for SIP BFCP.
BFCP is a protocol which coordinates shared videoconference features in SIP calls, often used by one
participant at a time. For example, when sharing content to others in the meeting, one participant is
designated as the presenter, and is granted the floor for presenting. All endpoints must be aware that the
floor was granted to that participant and react appropriately.
While the number of ports required for this protocol remain fixed, you can determine the exact port
numbers occupied by the MCU by defining the lower end of the port range, known as the base port.
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Procedure
Navigate to the MCU Advanced Commands section by doing the following:
a. Select the
icon.
b. Locate SIP BFC Base Port entry in the Name column to change the port value (see
Figure 35: Defining the base port for SIP BFCP on page 54).
Figure 35: Defining the base port for SIP BFCP
c. Select the
icon in the Review column.
d. Enter the new lower end port value in the field.
e. Select Apply.
f. Select Close.
Configuring Security Access Levels for the Scopia Elite
MCU
About this task
The Scopia Elite MCU offers configurable security access levels that enable and disable SSH, FTP,
SNMP and ICMP (ping) protocols.
By default, the security access level is set to High. It is recommended to set your security access level to
Maximum (which disables these protocols), except for the following situations:
• If you are performing either debugging or troubleshooting operations, SSH should be enabled.
• If you are customizing your language settings, FTP should be enabled.
• If you would like control or error response messages to be sent, ICMP (ping) should be enabled.
• If you are performing configuration procedures or would like to receive traps, SNMP should be
enabled.
Important:
You can view trap events in the Events tab of the web user interface.
Important:
Using encryption is subject to local regulation. In some countries it is restricted or limited for usage.
For more information, consult your local reseller.
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Procedure
1. Access the MCU security settings by selecting Configuration > Setup.
2. Locate the Security section.
3. Select the access level from the Security Mode list (see Figure 36: Security Access Level
Settings on page 55). Table 10: MCU Security Access Levels on page 55 lists the
protocol status when each security access level is applied.
Figure 36: Security Access Level Settings
Table 10: MCU Security Access Levels
Security Access
Level
SSH
FTP
SNMP
ICMP (ping)
Standard
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
High
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Maximum
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
4. Select Apply.
Verifying the MCU Installation
About this task
After you installed the device and performed its initial configuration, you need to verify that it is installed
and configured correctly.
Procedure
1. On the front panel, verify that the power LED is lit green.
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Figure 37: Locating the front panel LEDs
2. Verify that the status LED is lit green (selected models only).
3. Check the network connection by verifying that the Ethernet activity LED is lit green.
4. Verify the device is ready for use by creating a videoconference:
a. From an endpoint dial the MCU IP address.
The MCU Auto-Attendant service plays the video and audio prompts.
b. Press 0 to create a new videoconference.
c. At the prompt, enter the meeting ID followed by #.
The MCU creates the conference and opens the Conference window.
d. Exit the conference by disconnecting the call.
5. Access the MCU administrator web interface to verify all status icons are green on the home
page.
6. Verify the device is ready.
a. Configure this MCU in Scopia Management as explained in Administrator Guide for
Scopia Management.
b. Take other MCUs offline (if any) to make sure you hold the videoconference on this
MCU.
c. From an endpoint dial the IP address (or the Auto-Attendant number if configured).
d. Press 0 to create a new conference.
e. At the prompt, enter the meeting ID followed by #.
The MCU creates the videoconference. If it is successful, the MCU is properly installed
and configured.
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You can view the videoconference status in these pages:
• The MCU's Status Map which shows the connection to Scopia Management and
conference use statistics.
Figure 38: The MCU Status Map
• The Scopia Management Dashboard which shows the details of the current
videoconference.
Figure 39: The Scopia Management Dashboard status
f. Exit the videoconference by disconnecting the call.
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