Scenario#32 – SIP Calls drop after 75 minutes

Posted: July 21, 2011 in Call Manager - CUCM, CUBE - Border Element, Features, H323, Miscellaneous, Real World Scenarios, SIP

I had an interesting case where SIP calls over a SIP trunk were dropping after like 75 minutes. The duration was not confirmed as sometimes it use to drop even before 75 minutes.

I looked into few CCSIP debugs (debug ccsip messages) and found that the ‘BYE’ message was actually coming from our end (Call manager/Gateway).

Platform information:

CCM: System version: 7.1.3.32900-4

CUBE-10#sh ver

Cisco IOS Software, 3800 Software (C3825-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.4(24)T4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2010 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 03-Sep-10 09:15 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

CUBE-10 uptime is 27 weeks, 3 days, 44 minutes

voice-card 0
!
!
voice call send-alert
voice rtp send-recv
!
voice service voip
allow-connections sip to sip
fax protocol cisco
sip
options-ping 180
!
!
voice class codec 1
codec preference 1 g729r8
codec preference 2 g711alaw

!

voice class sip-profiles 1
request INVITE sip-header Allow-Header modify “, UPDATE” “”

!

dial-peer voice 10 voip
description *** Outbound to GXXX – SIP Provider ***
translation-profile outgoing OUTBOUND
huntstop
destination-pattern 9T
voice-class codec 1
voice-class sip early-offer forced
voice-class sip profiles 1
session protocol sipv2
session target ipv4:10.0.222.69
dtmf-relay rtp-nte
fax-relay sg3-to-g3
no vad

!
!

gateway
timer receive-rtp 1200

!
sip-ua
retry invite 1
retry response 2
retry bye 2
retry cancel 1
retry options 1
timers trying 200
!

!

!

Debug Output:

Jul 11 12:17:54.579 BST: //-1/xxxxxxxxxxxx/SIP/Msg/ccsipDisplayMsg:

Sent:

BYE sip:079XXXXXXX@10.0.222.69:5060 SIP/2.0

Via: SIP/2.0/UDP 10.0.222.65:5060;branch=z9hG4bK100B17D
From: “anonymous” <sip:anonymous@10.0.222.65>;tag=B891B2E8-282
To: <sip:079XXXXXXX@10.0.222.69>;tag=3519367399-656588
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:15:27 GMT
Call-ID: D687F817-AADB11E0-A725957A-CA524E0B@10.0.222.65
User-Agent: Cisco-SIPGateway/IOS-12.x
Max-Forwards: 70
Timestamp: 1310383074
CSeq: 128 BYE
Reason: Q.850;cause=16
Content-Length: 0

Jul 11 12:17:54.591 BST: //-1/xxxxxxxxxxxx/SIP/Msg/ccsipDisplayMsg:

Received:
SIP/2.0 200 OK

Via: SIP/2.0/UDP 10.0.222.65:5060;branch=z9hG4bK100B17D
To: <sip:079XXXXXXX@10.0.222.69>;tag=3519367399-656588
From: “anonymous” <sip:anonymous@10.0.222.65>;tag=B891B2E8-282
Call-ID: D687F817-AADB11E0-A725957A-CA524E0B@10.0.222.65
CSeq: 128 BYE

Allow: INVITE, BYE, OPTIONS, CANCEL, ACK, REGISTER, NOTIFY, INFO, REFER, SUBSCRIBE, PRACK, UPDATE, MESSAGE, PUBLISH

Contact: <sip:079XXXXXXX@10.0.222.69:5060>

Content-Leng

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This is what I have done to fix the problem:

I added these commands under sip-profile:

voice class sip-profiles 1
request INVITE sip-header Allow-Header modify “UPDATE,” “”      < < <  This was already there
request REINVITE sip-header Allow-Header modify ” UPDATE,” “”
response 200 sip-header Allow-Header modify “UPDATE,” “”
response 180 sip-header Allow-Header modify “UPDATE,” “”

The next step was to increase the Service Parameter “SIP Session Expire Timer” which you can find under Service Parameters > Call manager:

That was it, it fixed the issue and customer confirmed having a call for more than 3 hours.

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Comments
  1. kaja hanumantharao says:

    hi,

    If there are any NAT translations are there.. Make sure you have the inside Static NAT for the CME Router/Cisco Call Manager.

    If no NAT is there, need to check the SIP Expiry timer. It defines the maximum time that an INVITE message remains valid. If CME/CCM has not received an answer before this timer expires, CME/CCM terminates the call

  2. Amritesh Anand says:

    I Ashar. its me Amritesh (If you rememeber), good to see you researching on Advance topic…
    I got stuck with the same problem but it get disconnects after 60 mins aprox…
    I applied your command and waiting for result from the customer.. Did you also added the SIP profiles to the dial-peers???

  3. asharsidd says:

    Hi Amrit, good to see you man…Yeah the profile was already there, I just added few commands under SIP profile.

    You try first with service parameter, if that doesn’t help then add SIP profile.

  4. in my case calls drop at 15 minutes and 38 seconds, I changed the sip session Expire Timer. A 3 days from changes everything seems to work

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