Tuesday, 24 January 2012

CME Hunt Group Final Not Being Reached

Given the following configuration, what do you think will happen when 7343 is called and no one in the hunt group answers?

ephone-dn 1 dual-line
 number 7241
 label Kathleen
 name Kathleen
 call-forward busy 5000
 call-forward noan 5000 timeout 20
 huntstop channel
ephone-dn 2 dual-line
 number 7254
 label Eleanor
 name Eleanor
 call-forward busy 5000
 call-forward noan 5000 timeout 20
 huntstop channel
ephone-dn 3 dual-line
 number 7258
 label Natasha
 name Natasha
 call-forward busy 5000
 call-forward noan 5000 timeout 20
 huntstop channel

voice hunt-group 5 parallel
 final 5000
 list 7254,7258,7241
 timeout 30
 pilot 7343

Contrary to expectations, the call doesn't get forwarded to the hunt group final number of 5000. This is becaue CME won't ever use the final number in a hunt group if the time out on the hunt group is greater than the time out defined in the ephone-dns! 

Friday, 6 January 2012

UCS C200 Series Power On After Power Failure

We recently had a power cut in the office and our UCS C210 M2 server didn't automatically power back on. Normally there's a setting in the BIOS along the lines of "After Power Failure: Power On". After trawling through every option in the BIOS I couldn't find anything relevant - it turns out the setting is actually in the CIMC.
To access the CIMC GUI you need to make sure it has been configured, you can reach the configuration settings for the CIMC when the server is powering via these steps:
  1. Press ESC to view POST messages
  2. Press F8 to enter CIMC config
Keep an eye out whilst the server powers on and press the keys at the appropriate times - it'll say on screen. You can then set an IP address, etc.
Once the server's powerd on, go to the CIMC IP address in a web browser, e.g. If you've not set a username and password the defaults are as follows:

Username: admin
Password: password

Select the Sever tab on the left hand side of the screen, then Power Policies and select the Power Restore Policy you want:

Click Save Changes and you're done.