Building a Cisco SIP URI-based Dial Plan with ILS, SME, and Unified Mobility

Utilizing a dynamic SIP-based dial plan is an essential component in a multi-site Unified Collaboration deployment. This course will teach you how to configure a dynamic multi-site SIP dial plan using URI dialing, ILS/GDPR with SME, and CCD with SAF.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 5, 2018
Duration
2h 56m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 5, 2018
Duration
2h 56m
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 SIP URI-based Dial Plan with ILS, SME, and Unified Mobility, you'll learn the step by step process of configuring a dynamic SIP-based, in plain terms. First, you'll learn how to configure a variety of Cisco Mobility including Device, Extension, and Unified Mobility. Next, you'll see how to substantially simplify your multisite dial plan so that users will be able to dial any user and directory number extension using a SIP URI address, essentially an email address, both from within the cluster and then throughout the entire organization. Then, you’ll explore how to configure Call Control Discovery to dynamically share the dial plan with a lot of other clusters. Finally, you’ll discover 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 and manage a multisite SIP-based URI dial plan.

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 SIP URI-based Dial Plan with ILS, SME, and Unified Mobility. I've been a Cisco engineer and instructor for nearly two decades, and in that time, I've taught thousands of adults a lot of 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 configure a SIP-based URI dial plan with ILS, SME, and Cisco Mobility. We're going to make sure that you know how to configure it as well as how to troubleshoot it. This course will absolutely give you real-world solutions. We're going to make sure that you know how to make a multi-site dial plan work with ILS, 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 design, implement, and maintain your own multi-site ILS dial plan. There are lots of different pieces and parts that work together within an ILS dial plan, and this course will make sure that you understand them all. By the end of this course, you'll be able to administer a variety of Cisco Mobility solutions, as well as being able to configure a multi-site dial plan that simplifies calling for end users, utilizes all of your SIP trunks, and is resilient and efficient. We've designed this course to give you 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 Communication Manager, either by having watched the previous courses; Dial Plan for Cisco Collaboration; Building PSTN Gateways, SIP Trunks and Cubes; Basic Call Operation and Components for Cisco Collaboration; or being at about the CCNA Collaboration level; or having some experience working with Cisco Unified Communication Manager. I hope you'll join us as we demonstrate solutions in the Building Cisco SIP, URI-based Dial Plan with ILS, SME, and Unified Mobility course, at Pluralsight.

Configuring Cisco Device, Extension, and Unified Mobility
Hi everyone, it's Sean Douglas, and welcome to my course, Building a Cisco SIP URI-based Dial Plan with ILS, SME, and Unified Mobility. In this course, we're going to look at ways that we can simplify your multi-site collaboration deployment. We're going to use ILS and SME to let Unified Communications Manager dynamically share the dial plan. We're also going to set up mobility, all different types of mobility. And finally, we'll use real-world scenarios to demonstrate how to troubleshoot the topics that we're going to cover in this course. We've got a lot to get to, and I can't wait to get started. In this module, we're going to demonstrate how to configure a variety of Cisco collaboration mobility solutions. We're going to start with Device Mobility. That's when the device travels to a different location. Then we'll demonstrate how to configure Extension Mobility. This is where the devices stay where they're at, but the users travel from place to place. They can log into their phones and have their same extension, calling permissions, speed dials. Finally, we'll demonstrate how to configure Unified Mobility. This is single-number reach where we can have up to 10 different remote destinations assigned to our internal extension. Somebody calls you at work, you're not there, you can have the call forwarded to up to 10 different destinations. These mobility features are options that we want to provide our end users. In this module, we're going to go over what they are and then demonstrate how to configure each one of them from scratch.

Configuring a Multisite Dial Plan with Service Advertisement Forwarding
We've demonstrated how we can dynamically share URIs and phone numbers using ILS and GDPR. In this module, we're going to look at another way that we can dynamically share routes, service advertisement forwarding. Hi everyone, I'm Sean Douglas, and welcome to the module Configuring a Multisite Dial Plan with Service Advertisement Forwarding. In this module, we're going to demonstrate the step-by-step process of configuring service advertisement forwarding so that we can dynamically share routes among multiple clusters using our Unified Communications Manager and our Cisco router. In this module, we're going to demonstrate how to configure call control discovery. Call control discovery works with SAF, service advertisement forwarding, so that we can dynamically share routing information with other clusters. We're going to demonstrate how to configure the service advertisement forwarder, which is going to be the Cisco router. We're going to demonstrate how to configure the Cisco advertisement client, which is going to be Unified Communications Manager, the one with the routes that it needs to share with other clusters. And finally, we're going to demonstrate how to tie it all together and configure service advertisement discovery so that we can learn routes from other clusters and pass that on to our Unified Communications Manager so that we can dynamically update the dial plan.

Troubleshooting Mobility, URI Dialing, ILS, and CCD Collaboration Deployments
In the previous modules, we went through and demonstrated a variety of features, and things worked out without a hitch. You might be thinking, that instructor dude is pretty good. He didn't have any problems at all. He went through and configured things, and they just worked. This stuff must be really easy. Well, that's not real life. Hi everyone, I'm Sean Douglas, and welcome to the module, Troubleshooting Mobility, URI Dialing, ILS, and CCD Collaboration Deployments. In this module, we're going to go over the things that you didn't see in provide modules, the mistakes I made, the things that took me hours to figure out to get to work properly. We're going to demonstrate how to examine, diagnose, and solve a variety of common issues that can and probably will arise when you configure the features that we've covered in this course. Our goals for this module are going to be to show you some of the common configuration problems that did occur or probably will occur when you deploy the features that we've covered in this course, features such as Cisco Mobility; URI calling; ILS, the intercluster lookup service, with GDPR, the global dial plan replication service using a Session Management Edition cluster; and finally call control discovery with Service Advertisement Framework. Throughout the years, I've deployed each of these features, all right, most of these features, well over a hundred times. And for the most part, something doesn't work or I end up with extra screws or nuts and bolts. Like, where do these go? Where did these come from? What we want to do is show you some of the things that can go wrong and what to look for. We want to save you time and help make sure that it all just works.