VMware+GNS3 Based Collaboration CCIE Lab

I have been using this lab for casual testing & verification in my daily-work as well as Collaboration CCIE preparation during past 2 years. It should enable you to play with most basic features though emulating any hardware (like E1 or DSP etc) is still impossible. This platform was subjected to frequent changes and refinements …

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Decrypt HTTPS traffic from UC Servers using wireshark

During the login of jabber client, it communicates with several UC servers like CUPS, CUCM, UnityConnection etc for authentication, config file downloading, registering. Most of those traffic is carried through HTTPS/XML. Therefore, in order to have a deep dive into the Jabber client login sequences and have an idea about what exactly is happening during …

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Jabber for Windows 9.2.x Overview

Method for Installing Jabber for windows Methods for jabber for windows 9.2.x installation “User the Command Line”or “Create a Custom Installer”aims to specifying some login & system-level config parameters (such as whether clear existing bootstrap file, Server Type[CUP, Webex or CUCM], Server IP address, Domain, Install Language, Phone Mode, etc) during Installation. All those parameters …

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Cisco Unified Presence Server 8.x (CUPS)

CUPS Overview CUPS is a cisco UC component which provides IM, Presence, Group Chat (Ad-hoc or Persistent) and also allows seamless integration with other UC components. There are basically 3 roles in Presence work flow. Watcher(could be a phone, client, trunk etc), Presence Entity, and Presence Server.The presence entity publishes its current status to the …

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Installing Cisco Webex Meeting Server 1.x

I have recently finished on-site setup & initial integration of almost a Full Cisco UC suit (CUCM, RTX, Webex, UCCX) for one of our customers, and most of those products and software versions have just been officially released by Cisco. Cisco Webex Meeting Server (CWMS) 1.x, for example, is such an product which the majority …

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IBM Lotus Collaboration Solution Overview

As for Unified Communication & Collaboration (UC&C), different vendors have different interpretation, and so are their relevant products and solutions. But one thing is no different, which is that UC&C solutions from various vendors are all developed and evolved based on their existing technical strong points. Collaboration solutions from Telecom vendors like Cisco and Avaya, …

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What is Unified Communication

Unified Communication (UC) has been emerged as a cutting-edge technology for several years. Actually, from the perspective of technology, there are not any technical breakthrough or invention in UC; the reason why UC draws so much attention and becomes widely adopted is that it makes use of existing technologies and combines them in an effective …

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