Building a Cisco VCS Control Dial Plan and Expressway Remote Access Solution

Firewall traversal, secure remote access, and video endpoint registration are essential components in a multi-site Unified Collaboration deployment. This course will teach you how to configure Cisco VCS Control and VCS Expressway servers.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 3, 2018
Duration
2h 13m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 3, 2018
Duration
2h 13m
Description

In today’s fast-paced world, the ability to communicate using real-time IP voice and video technology is a business necessity. In this course, Building a Cisco VCS Control Dial Plan and Expressway Remote Access Solution, you will learn the step by step process of registering SIP endpoints using a TelePresence VCS Control solution, as well as learn how to configure VCS Expressway to provide firewall traversal and secure remote access that doesn’t require a VPN. First, you will learn how to do the initial configuration of a Cisco VCS Control server and use TelePresence Management Server (TMS) to register users and SIP endpoints. Next, you will see how to configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco VCS Control to communicate using SIP trunks, and configure Cisco VCS Expressway to provide edge services such as firewall traversal, business to business communications, and secure remote access. Then, you will explore how to configure DNS servers to support Jabber registration through the corporate firewall using Expressway-Edge and Core servers. Finally, you will review how to troubleshoot a variety of common “real world” configuration issues that can come up when building the features covered in this course. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to configure Cisco VCS Control and Expressway servers.

About the author
About the author

Sean Douglas has more than 17 years of experience working extensively with Cisco technology. He is a Cisco Systems Engineer that consults with a variety of clients to design, implement, and maintain their Cisco Collaboration solutions. Sean is CCNP in Routing and Switching, Wireless, and Collaboration.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Sean Douglas, and I want to welcome you to my course, Building a Cisco VCS Control Dial Plan and Expressway Remote Access Solution. I've been a Cisco engineer and instructor for nearly two decades, and in that time, I've taught thousands of adults a lot about Cisco including IP networking, voice and video collaboration, and especially how to make their Cisco technology work for them. This course, which is part of an ongoing series, is designed to make sure that you understand exactly how to implement a Cisco VCS Control and VCS Expressway solution, how to configure it, and how to troubleshoot it. This course will absolutely give you real-world solutions. We're going to show you how to configure Cisco TelePresence VCS, and we're going to do it in a way that's easy to understand. We're going to use extensive demonstrations, hands-on step-by-step configuration examples so that you'll be able to configure, deploy, and troubleshoot your Cisco VCS solution. There are a lot of different parts and pieces that work together to configure Cisco VCS, and this course will make sure that you understand them all. By the end of this course, you'll be able to configure and administer a variety of Cisco VCS solutions, as well as be able to create secure remote access for Jabber users and troubleshoot a variety of common collaboration issues. We've designed this course to have extensive hands-on examples so that you'll be able to reference our step-by-step demonstrations in your day-to-day career. Before beginning this course, you should have a basic understanding of Cisco Unified Communications Manager, either by having watched the previous courses, building a Cisco SIP URI-based dial plan with ILS, SME, and Unified Mobility, configuring a Cisco SRST and Enhanced Call Admission Control solution, and creating a Cisco plus E. 164 dial plan for multi-site deployments, or being at about the CCNA collaboration level, or have some experience working with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. I hope you'll join us as we create solutions in the Building Cisco VCS Control Dial Plan and Expressway Remote Access Solution course, at Pluralsight.