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This article presents a small set of commands for Cisco Voice Operation System (VOS) based servers. These commands help to reveal most problems caused by the platform. Each command comes with a brief description. The most important output data is marked with bold.
1. show status
If you need to ...
Integrating Asterisk and CUCM via SIP makes it possible to combine several phone pools or, for instance, to use Asterisk as an IVR (interactive voice response system). This article gives instructions on connecting Asterisk and Cisco Unified Communications Manager through a SIP trunk.
Configuring C...
Guys, I bet we'll hear the end-of-sale and end-of-life announcement for Cisco TelePresence Management Suite till the end of 2018. Here's the thing…

CMS (former Acano) has nothing to do with TMS.When Cisco acquired Tandberg back in 2010 TMS (former Tandberg Management Suite) and hardware Cisco...
As you go through RTMP logs on a Call Manager server, sometimes you can come across a critical warning of the following type: LogPartitionLowWaterMarkExceeded. Despite the critical status, in most cases this problem doesn't affect the system's functioning, but the disk overfill may interfere with so...
There are different reasons that can cause call getting hung on CUBE. It was noticed that the calls get hung more often in case of a sudden loss of connection. They have an "incomplete" state, having one or two call legs. cube#show call active voice compact A/O FAX T Codec type Peer Addres...
When we call almost any company, we usually can hear a sweet (or not so sweet) voice naming the company we have reached and asking us to perform certain actions. That means we’ve reached an automated attendant. An auto attendant (AA) usually is the simplest form of Interactive Voice Response (IVR) s...
This article is about practical monitoring that helps answering such questions as call activity, the calls passing through a trunk, etc.
Call activity on CUBE


Active calls:     show call active voice compact

The active calls summary by the number of call legs:     show call active voi...
This is another guest post that we find quite useful for our readers. The author discusses briefly the CUCM architecture in order to understand better the CUCM traces. CUCM is a C++ application working on the Red Hat Linux OS. There are SDL (Signal Distribution Layer) processes within the applicatio...
This article is about configuring Single Number Reach (aka Mobile Connect) feature in Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM). When you receive an incoming call on an extension number in a cluster, the Single Number Reach (SNR) enables rerouting the call not only to a DN, but also to a remote n...
Have you already seen the 2016 Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report Summary by Dimension Data? Almost a third of contact centers plan to deploy the "Video Chat" channel within 1 year. I'll put my comments on this figure in the next post, but in this one I want to talk about the termin...
The company my friend works for has changed its logo recently, so he was asked to update the logo on all the users' phones. In general, this is an easy task with the solution described in many places, but almost always that's a description of a manual update using a TFTP server. Besides that, there...
Recently I needed to collect the detailed information on Cisco IP phones, extension numbers, CSS and other parameters. The communication network was really huge but no inventory had been performed for years. Lots of phones and extension numbers with no common attributes. Actually, I was given the l...
Satya Nadella and Jeff Weiner on Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn The LinkedIn acquisition by Microsoft opens up the endless possibilities for speculations for the IT world including collaboration experts and I can't stop myself from sharing my thoughts. LinkedIn – over 430 million accounts (see more...
The new Aurus PhoneUP 3.11, the bundle of apps for Cisco UCM, is released this week! Congrats to the R&D team! As for me, the main killer feature of the new version is the integration of its Paging module with our Outbound solution. Finally, we can offer a paging solution that reaches employees ...
For several years Jabber has been the Cisco's UC answer to Microsoft. A little bit late but still successful one. But in 2015 Cisco gave birth to two Jabber's cousins:      1) in the beginning of 2015 Cisco announces Cisco Spark      2) in the end of 2015 Cisco acquired Acano Both Spark and Acano p...
The new version of Aurus RichCall product provides the co-browsing option that allows contact center agent to see the client's browser window (while talking with him on phone) and use the "pointer" to instruct him on what to do. This allows agent to better understand the context of the cli...
According to the "Global Contact Center Benchmarking Report 2015" by Dimension Data the number of video-enabled contact centers is going to rise threefold in 2016. Who adds video-channel to the contact center and why? Guys from Aurus, a software vendor offering video chat solution for co...
Do you manage a Cisco Contact Center? Are you looking for a solution to get a more detailed second by second view of what is happening? Wallboard solutions enable you to monitor your contact center activity and performance in real-time displaying calling stats, KPI info and goals against actuals. D...
If we have Cisco IM and Presence server and Cisco UCM in our corporate environment, as well as unhandy wi-fi Cisco 7925 telephones, which are heavy and consume the battery as fast as a Formula One car, then sooner or later we’ll think about switching to Cisco Jabber on a mobile phone. This article ...

"How to configure Meet-Me video conference with PIN?"

"We need to configure Meet-Me conference with PIN…"

"CUCM 10.x Meet-Me with Name announcement and Pin number…"

- try to search the Cisco Support Forum and you'll get dozens of similar tickets. Yes...
This article explains how to configure a shared line for Cisco IP phone and Cisco Jabber for mobile (Android or iOS). This will allow your employees to use their gadgets (BYOD) to receive calls made to their Cisco IP phones and make outgoing calls (the smartphone with Cisco Jabber for iOS / Android...
Why?
Some operations on CUCM objects could be made much easier and faster through CUCM database, for example - to get a list of devices, to add several devices to the list of devices controlled by some axl-user, etc.
How?
1. Download CURL for Windows - http://curl.haxx.se/download.html 2. Then...
With a wide range of conferencing products offered by Cisco it may be hard to figure out what are the options and what each of them is designed for. This post is going to help you to get a sense of what is happening in the Cisco’s conferencing world.
Audio Conferencing
Cisco UCM has several co...
CUCM call recording is one of the most popular topics in the world of Cisco Unified Communications. For companies that deployed Cisco Unified Communications Manager there are several approaches to phone call recording offered by a dozen of Cisco Solution Partners. Which one to choose and why? Let’s...
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CallManager) is the leading IP PBX in the worldwide market. Only certified professionals can deal with its rich functionality. Nevertheless, dozens of software vendors develop products that empower CUCM (Cisco Unified Communications Manager) functionality with ...
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