Scenario#29 – Interworking error -0x80FF

I came across this issue with one of  our customer last week where a call was coming in to receptionist at Site ‘A’ but she was not able to transfer the call to someone at Site ‘B’. They had Centralized deployment and all phones on branch sites were registered to Central site. The call wasContinue reading “Scenario#29 – Interworking error -0x80FF”

Scenario#28 – CUCM applying DST changes 1 week before needed (2010)

Today was a hectic day. I walked into my office and immediately started getting calls that phones have gone 1 hour behind. I was a bit surprised as Daylight Saving will be finishing here in UK on 31st October so how come phones gone behind a week earlier. I thought may be customer has gotContinue reading “Scenario#28 – CUCM applying DST changes 1 week before needed (2010)”

Scenario#27 – RightFax Server not working – MGCP

I had an interesting scenario where customer logged a case with us regarding their RightFax server not working. Those of you who don’t know what is a RightFax server can read about it here. When you dial the fax number from outside, it reaches the gateway and you hear one ringback and then a fastContinue reading “Scenario#27 – RightFax Server not working – MGCP”

Scenario#26 – Abbreviated Dial not working Cisco 7912

I was looking into this customer issue where they upgraded from Call manager 4.x to 7.x and almost all users on 7912 phone lost their speed dials. I checked the phones and CCMUSER page and found that the dials where there but they are not able to access it. Created a new Softkey template includingContinue reading “Scenario#26 – Abbreviated Dial not working Cisco 7912”

Scenario#25 – MoH file download from Call manager

Came across an MoH issue for a customer where the file was missing from Subscriber. As you may be aware that an MoH file should always be uploaded across the cluster on each server to work properly. If you only upload the MoH file on Publisher then it won’t be replicated on other servers. YouContinue reading “Scenario#25 – MoH file download from Call manager”

Scenario#24 – SIP Calls drop after Silence

Came across a complex situation where customer was using this SIP trunk as an alternative to ISDN-30 (if all channels are used or if ISDN goes down). The ISDN-30 link was working fine but they had issues on SIP trunk (how many times I have heard this?) …. their outbound calls over SIP were usingContinue reading “Scenario#24 – SIP Calls drop after Silence”

DSP, PVDM & Media Resources

The Cisco High-Density Packet Voice Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Module (PVDM2) enables Cisco Integrated Services Routers to provide high-density voice connectivity, conferencing, and transcoding capabilities in Cisco IP Communications solutions. PVDM stands for packet voice DSP module; it is the Cisco product name for the module that provides digital signal processing resources to a system.Continue reading “DSP, PVDM & Media Resources”

Restricting Access to Corporate & Personal Directory

How you can restrict access to corporate directory? If you remember, corporate directory is accessible globally from a cluster and restricting its access needs some configuration changes. In pre-CUCM 7.x you cannot accommodate it at individual level but in CUCM7.x you have flexibility. You can run a sql command to access corporate directory information fromContinue reading “Restricting Access to Corporate & Personal Directory”

Scenario#22 – ISDN user busy 0x8091

This was an interesting scenario where incoming calls were getting ‘user busy’ message at the gateway and an engage tone was heard at calling party side. *Aug 18 08:36:53.581: ISDN Se0/0/0:15 Q931: RX <-CALL_PROC pd = 8  callref = 0x8D7E Channel ID i = 0xA9839E Exclusive, Channel 30 *Aug 18 08:36:54.997: ISDN Se0/0/0:15 Q931: RXContinue reading “Scenario#22 – ISDN user busy 0x8091”

License Re-homing

I came across this customer where we upgraded their CUCM from 6.x to 7.x and changed the mother board of the UCS Server (there were some issues with it). After the upgrade the Call manager had major Licensing issues as the MAC address got changed. All the units went into negative and there was anContinue reading “License Re-homing”