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CS1000E Rls. 7.5 Installation

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7. Element Manager - Add node and configure SS

Element Manager (EM) is used for the next few configuration steps. EM has changed substantially from the earlier versions. There is also a new section for station administration, accessible from the Phones link on the left of the main page, which allows the same level of user administration as MAT/OTM/TM. However, this section focuses on adding and configuring the node.

No information is actually stored in Element Manager. It's a browser interface used to retrieve and configure the CS1000 and its node properties. For this reason Element Manager on either Linux server can be accessed for administration and maintenance.

Add the node:

Navigate to IP Network/Nodes: Servers, Media Cards and click Add...

Step 1) Define your node and its services

Step 2) Associate Signaling Servers

Step 3) UNIStim LTPS Configuration Details

Step 4) VTRK Gateway Configuration Details. There are a lot of configuration options on this screen. The following skips most entries, leaving them at default. The configuration changes below will get the system running with basic features and capabilities.

If a TTY has USER MTC the output will show when the two signaling servers' ELAN hosts are enabled. This is when they register their pbxLink. Once this appears on the screen, from LD 117 issue the command STAT SERV to confirm the PBXLINK STATE for each SS is LINK UP and that the correct SS holds the position of leader.

The signaling servers don't install completely configured. For most installations default settings will work fine. For times when a more compressed codec is required additional configuration changes are needed. Additional information on zones and codec use is discussed below. The following steps will leave the node ready to support VoIP connections across a lower speed WAN.

Add G.729 codec support to the node:

From IP Network/Nodes, Servers, Media Cards click the Node ID link.
In the top section of the window scroll down and select Voice Gateway (VGW) and Codecs.
In the General section ensure the following are checked:

Scroll down to the Voice Codecs section and ensure G.711 and G.729 are selected. G.729 probably needs to be added.
Click Save.

On the Node Details screen, click Save.
On the Node Saved screen, click Transfer Now...
On the next screen select both signaling servers and click Start Sync.
Click Restart Applications

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