- Refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager with Cisco Expressway (SIP Trunk) Deployment Guide for the underlying configuration required to get SIP trunks/neighbour zones configured between CUCM & the Expressway-C or VCS-C.
- Refer to the Cisco TelePresence Conductor with Unified CM Deployment Guide for the underlying configuration required to integrate TelePresence Conductor & Server with CUCM.
The combination of TelePresence Conductor & Server integrated with CUCM allows both ad hoc and rendezvous video conferences. However there are some limitations in that currently (CUCM v10.5) can only handle alphanumeric URIs on directory numbers. To direct calls to TelePresence Conductor requires using route patterns, which have the following limitations:
- Route patterns only handle simplified regular expressions for phone numbers, so you can't specify an alphanumeric string.
- SIP route patterns work on IP addresses or domain names (e.g. 18.104.22.168 or test.com) so you can't specify a whole URI such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
However if you have Expressways or VCSes you can offload the call routing to them instead and thus use a proper SIP URI to dial into rendezvous conferences. This way allows external participants to join without ever having to hit CUCM for call routing, but requires more configuration.
Configuration Overview 1
First create a DN, as it is unassigned make sure that active is ticked:
Don't forget to fill out the appropriate directory URI & then set the call forward all destination to the route pattern that directs calls to TelePresence Conductor:
Configuration Overview 2
First configure a SIP neighbour zone on the Expressway-C or VCS-C with all the CUCM servers as peer addresses:
You'll need a DNS A record that resolves to the TelePresence Conductor's rendezvous IP address so that we can configure a neighbour zone to the Conductor:
Next configure a wildcard (*.*) SIP route pattern in CUCM pointing to the Expressway-C to direct calls to unknown URIs to it via a SIP trunk:
Now we need a search rule on the Expressway-C or VCS-C to direct calls to the rendezvous URI to the Conductor:
Finally Conductor needs a suitable conference alias to create or add participants to a rendezvous conference: