Dedicated book about Cisco Meeting Server, now it’s ready on Lulu platform and soon on amazon.

I am proud to add another contribution for collaboration technologies. This book is a series of projects based on my experience deployment for customers that helps you as a reference to deploy cisco meeting server with the appropriate digital certificates in real environment either in new deployment or an extension for an existing deployment.

The idea behind this book is to provide a dedicated guideline for your real deployments and projects, the goal is to explain with practice how to create and install digital certificates for different deployment types “single combined and Resilient & Scalable deployment”

How to create a single Multi-SAN certificate where the same certificate can be deployed on multiple servers and multiple services. and different certificates where each service requires its own certificate, for WebAdmin, WebBridge, CallBridge and Database services, starting with the appropriate CSR (Certificate Signing Request), how to populate the CN (Common Name) and SAN (Subject Alternative Name) attributes with appropriate values in order to successfully enable cisco CMS Services and to ensure successful SSL Handshake negotiation. Also, how to prepare the certificates for Streamer, recorder, and scheduler services.

In addition, you will learn in depth the call routing logic on Cisco Meeting Server with the main tables -Incoming Rules- Outbound Rules- Forwarding Rules with chart call flow.

Cisco Meeting Server profiles are covered to determine functionality for groups in the system for users, calls, and call legs.

How to integrate the Cisco CMS with different cisco collaborations components such as:

·       Cisco Unified Communication Manager with appropriate Dial Plan to allow telepresence systems or Cisco Jabber to join a meeting hosted on Cisco Meeting Server.

·       Cisco Expressway Series to provide WebRTC connection for external user in an easy and secure fashion.

·       integration with the Cisco Meeting Management and Cisco Telepresence Management Suite to manage and schedule conferences.

The Recorder and Scheduler services are covered with detailed implementation to allow users to record and schedule meeting through the spaces, Streamer integration with Wowza Streaming Engine for live streaming, integration of Cisco CMS as AdHoc conference bridge.

Access Method and coSpaces users are explained to allow customers to create different roles and rights for different users when connecting to a space or a meeting, for example add or remove participants, mute audio or video, or when there are only guests joined to the space, they are all put in a lobby room waiting for the host or the owner to join in, in addition Call Branding feature to customize the Cisco Web App and SIP calls such as customized background picture and sign in logo or wav file for prompts according to the enterprise activity.

Also important collaboration concepts are demystified with Wireshark such as the Accept Replaces Header and Rerouting CSS for Call Bridge Group with atypical call flow, also one of the most complex and important concepts in collaboration which are STUN, TURN and ICE for NAT traversal through atypical call flow, why we started in the past with STUN then we moved to TURN and finally why we added ICE, I gone in depth analysis to demystify each protocol and to understand why we jumped from STUN to TURN.

Table of Contents:

Project 1: Single-Combined Deployment Multi-SAN Certificates
Project 2: Scalability and Resilience Deployment Multi-SAN certificates
Project 3: Multiple Certificates with Multiple CA Servers
Project 4: Scalability and Resilience Deployment Certificates Advanced Scenario
Project 5: Streamer Service Certificates with Wowza Media Server
Project 6: Scheduler Service Certificates
Project 7: Access Methods CoSpace Users, Blast Dial and AdHoc
Project 8: Cisco CMS Web Server Hosted Branding 466
Appendix A: Cisco Meeting Server Clustering Reference CLI
Appendix B: Why do we need the Accept Replaces Header
Appendix C: Cisco TMS Installation
Appendix D: Cisco TMS Clustering Installation

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