Configuration menu parameters

The Configuration menu contains the following pages:

Overview

The Overview page displays information about the current Video Gateway configuration such as:

Date and Time

The Date and Time page configures date and time settings for the Video Gateway. Access this page by clicking Date and Time on the Configuration menu.

Parameter

Description

Date

Date. Example: Wed Nov 11 2009. Click the calendar icon to change the date.

Time zone

Time zone. Example: America/Montreal. Click the arrow in the drop-down list to change the time zone.

Time

Time. Click the up or down arrow to change the hour or minutes.

NTP

Network Time Protocol. Use NTP to synchronize time and date across multiple servers.

Click the check box to enable Network Time Protocol. If enabled, the NTP Server #1 and NTP Server #2 parameters are displayed.

NTP Server #1

IP address of NTP Server #1, if used.

NTP Server #2

IP address of NTP Server #2, if used.

After you have configured the date and time settings, click Submit to apply the changes.  

Host IP information

The Host IP information page configures the IP network and Ethernet redundancy settings for the Video Gateway. Access this page by clicking Host IP information on the Configuration menu.

Group

Parameter

Description

Interface configuration

Interface

Ethernet interface, such as eth0 and eth1, or interface alias, such as eth0:1 and eth1:1.

Enabled

Indicates whether the interface is active and whether two interfaces are bonded.

Bonded interfaces share the same bond device value. For example, to bond eth0 and eth1, set this parameter to bond0 for both interfaces.

DHCP

Indicates whether DHCP is enabled for the interface.

IP address

IP address for the interface, if DHCP is not enabled.

Subnet mask

Subnet mask for the interface, if DHCP is not enabled.

Gateway

IP address of the default gateway for the Video Gateway network card, if DHCP is not enabled.

VLAN

Virtual LAN (VLAN) ID, used to enable on-host VLAN tagging.

Edit

To create an alias for the selected interface which may be a physical Ethernet port or a bond device, click Add alias. A new entry is added at the bottom of the table.

To remove an interface definition, click Remove.

Traffic types

Type

Type of traffic for on-host services.

  • Signaling - interface that handles SIP traffic

  • Media - interface that handles RTP traffic

  • OA&M - interface that handles administration and management tasks such as SNMP

  • Billing - interface that handles Billing traffic

Interface

Interface associated with the traffic type.

If set to any for Media, OA&M, and Billing, this means that the traffic is not bound to any specific interface.

If set to any for Signaling, this means that the traffic is bound to the first interface discovered in the system in this order:

  1. Native interfaces followed by their non-VLAN aliases.

  2. VLAN-enabled native interfaces in order of VLAN IDs.

  3. Bonding interfaces followed by their non-VLAN aliases.

  4. VLAN-enabled bonding interfaces in order of VLAN IDs.

Hostname

Hostname

Host name for the Video Gateway.

DNS servers

Server #1 - Server #3

IP addresses of the domain name servers for the Video Gateway.

IP routes

IP address

IP address for the IP route of a configured interface.

Routes cannot be assigned to alias interfaces. You can assign the route to the parent of the alias; the operating system will route packets to the appropriate alias. If the alias is VLAN-enabled, then you can assign a route directly to it.   

Subnet mask

Subnet mask for the IP route of a configured interface.

Destination

Destination IP address for the IP route of a configured interface.

Interface

Interface associated with the IP route.

Edit

To remove an IP route definition, click Remove.

Add

To create an IP route for a configured interface, click Add.

Use the arrows below the table to reorder routes as needed.

Resource configuration

The Resource configuration page configures and enables functionality such as conferencing, T.38 fax, and video transcoding. It also configures the size of codec and conferencing resource pools for the media boards in the Video Gateway.

Access the Resource configuration page by clicking Resources on the Configuration menu. The information on this page varies with the configuration, such as Video Gateway with a Video Transcoder system. The Resource configuration page automatically opens in basic mode. By default, all codecs support RFC 2833 encoding, decoding, and DTMF detection.

Group

Associated implementations

Parameter

Description

Global resources

All

T.38

Indicates whether T.38 fax functionality is enabled.

All

SIP info

Indicates whether the Video Gateway can accept incoming SIP INFO messages with DTMF content.

All

SIP to SIP gateway

Indicates whether the Video Gateway can make SIP to SIP calls in passthrough mode; that is, with no audio transcoding.

Implementations with licensed video transcoding ports

Video transcoding

Indicates whether video transcoder resources are available for the Video Gateway.

If enabled, video transcoding is inserted in the video path if the Video Gateway finds incompatible video codec characteristics between call legs.

If disabled, the call is dropped if the Video Gateway finds incompatible video codec characteristics.

Resource

All

G.711

Indicates whether G.711 mu-law or G.711 A-law is enabled.

Implementations with a G.723 license from Dialogic

G.723

Indicates whether G.723 is enabled.

All

G.726-32

Indicates whether G.726 is enabled.

Implementations with a G.729 license from Dialogic

G.729

Indicates whether G.729 is enabled.

Video models, or audio models with an AMR license from Dialogic

AMR

Indicates whether AMR is enabled.

Video models

Clear channel

Indicates whether clear channel is enabled.

Video models

Mobile video

Indicates whether 3G-324M is enabled.

Implementations with licensed conferencing ports

Conferencing

Indicates whether conferencing functionality is enabled.

Note: Do not use Advanced mode without contacting Dialogic Technical Services and Support.

SIP/RTP parameters

The SIP/RTP parameters page configures SIP-related settings including Ethernet redundancy on a media board. Access this page by clicking SIP/RTP on the Configuration menu.  

Group

Associated implementations

Parameter

Description

General

All

Transport protocol

Defines whether the VoiceXML interpreter defaults to using TCP or UDP.

Board #0 interface configuration

All

Interface Ethernet interface, such as eth0 and eth1, or interface alias, such as eth0:1 and eth1:1, on the media board.

Status

Status of the interface on the media board: enabled or redundant.

IP address

IP address of the media board.

Subnet mask

Subnet mask for the media board.

Gateway

IP address of the router for the media board.

Edit

To create an alias for the selected interface, click Add alias. A new entry is added at the bottom of the table.

To remove an interface definition, click Remove.

Board #1 interface configuration

Implementations where the gateway has two media boards

 

See Board #0 interface configuration for parameters and parameter descriptions.

Boards traffic types

All

Type

Type of traffic being sent through the media board: RTP or NbUP.

 

 

Interface

Interface associated with the traffic type: RTP or NbUP.

Board #0 IP routes

All

IP address

IP address for the IP route of a configured interface.

Subnet mask

Subnet mask for the IP route of a configured interface.

Destination

Destination IP address for the IP route of a configured interface.

Edit

To remove an IP route definition, click Remove.

Add

To create an IP route for a configured interface, click Add.

Board #1 IP routes

Implementations where the gateway has two media boards

 

See Board #0 IP routes for parameters and parameter descriptions.

If this route is a clone of Board #0 IP routes, click the Clone field.

Trunks

The Trunks page configures trunk settings and circuit groups. Access this page by clicking Trunks on the Configuration menu.

Group

Associated implementations

Parameter

Description

Trunk configuration

All

Frame type

Indicates frame type of T1 or E1.

CRC signal checking

Indicates whether the media resource provides CRC signal checking.

Line impedance

 

Type of cable connecting the media resource to the T1 or E1 network.

Trunk framing

Framing format.

Line code

Ones density maintenance method used on the trunk line to maintain a clear channel transmission.

Clock source

Media board's clock source.

  • Network: source is from the PSTN.

  • Internal: source is from the internal oscillator.

PSTN routes

All

Route 1 - Route n

Defines the route circuits reserved for outgoing PSTN calls, and specifies how the circuits are selected.

For a description of the valid values, see Values for the PSTN routes group.

Click Add to reserve another route circuit for outgoing PSTN calls.

Board #0 trunks

All

Trunk 1 - Trunkn

Indicates whether the specified trunk on Board 0 is enabled or disabled, and specifies the PSTN route associated with the trunk.

Board #1 trunks

Implementations where the gateway has two media boards

Trunk 1 - Trunkn

Indicates whether the specified trunk on Board 1 is enabled or disabled, and specifies the PSTN route associated with the trunk.

Values for the PSTN routes group

Use a circuit code identifier (CCI) to identify a PSTN route. A CCI is an integer ranging from 1 to the highest circuit (CCI max). For example, if the routes contain four E1 trunks (each containing 30 circuits), circuits are numbered from 1 to 120. The value of CCI max is 120.

The following table describes the valid values for each route in the PSTN routes group:

Value

Description

FROM_TOP

Selects the first idle circuit in decreasing CCI order. This strategy always selects the highest available circuit.

With this circuit selection strategy, a series of calls might be placed as follows:

  1. A first call is placed on the last circuit, CCI max.

  2. A second call is placed on circuit (CCI max – 1), because CCI max is busy processing the first call.

  3. The first call terminates, so CCI max becomes idle.

  4. A third call is placed on CCI max, because CCI max is now available.

  5. A fourth call is placed on (CCI max - 2), because both CCI max and (CCI max - 1) are busy processing calls 3 and 2, respectively.

FROM_BOTTOM

Selects the first idle circuit in increasing CCI order. This strategy always selects the lowest available circuit.

With this circuit selection strategy, a series of calls might be placed as follows:

  1. A first call is placed on the first circuit, CCI 1.

  2. A second call is placed on the second circuit, CCI 2, because the first circuit is busy processing the first call.

  3. The first call terminates, so the first circuit becomes idle.

  4. A third call is placed on CCI 1, because CCI 1 is now available.

  5. A fourth call is placed on CCI 3, because CCI 1 and CCI 2 are busy processing calls 3 and 2, respectively.

DESCENDING

Selects a circuit by rotating circuits in decreasing CCI order, from the highest circuit (CCI max) down to the middle of the route ((CCI max / 2) + 1). If no circuit is idle on the second half of the route, a circuit on the first half of the route is selected.

With this circuit selection strategy, a series of calls might be placed as follows:

  1. A first call is placed on the last circuit, CCI max.

  2. A second call is placed on (CCI max – 1).

  3. The first call terminates, so CCI max becomes idle.

  4. A third call is placed on (CCI max – 2).

  5. For each subsequent call, the next lower circuit is selected up to the middle of the route. When the last circuit in the half route is reached ((CCI max / 2) + 1), the selection strategy rotates back to the last circuit CCI max, because that is the first available circuit in decreasing order of CCI.

ASCENDING

Selects a circuit by rotating circuits in increasing CCI order, from the first circuit (CCI 1) up to the middle of the route (CCI max / 2). If no circuit is idle on the first half of the route, a circuit on the second half is selected.

With this circuit selection strategy, a series of calls might be placed as follows:

  1. A first call is placed on the first circuit, CCI 1.

  2. A second call is placed on the second circuit, CCI 2.

  3. The first call terminates, so the first circuit becomes idle.

  4. A third call is placed on CCI 3.

  5. For each subsequent call, the next higher circuit is selected, up to the middle of the route. When the last circuit in the half route is reached (CCI max / 2), the selection strategy rotates back to CCI 1, because that is the first available circuit in increasing order of CCI.

TIMER

(Default) The selected circuit is the one on which the inactivity timer is the most important.

At the beginning, all circuits have the same inactivity timer. The circuits are selected in decreasing CCI order, starting from CCI max down to 1.

When all circuits have been used once, they are selected by the inactivity timer.

PSTN

The PSTN page contains additional configuration settings for the following Video Gateway models:

Access this page by clicking PSTN on the Configuration menu.

Additional settings for ISDN models

The following settings apply to the ISDN audio and ISDN video models:

Group

Parameter

Description

ISDN

ISDN type

ISDN protocol variant.

ISDN equipment

ISDN equipment type.

For more information, see ISDN models.

Additional settings for ISUP models

The following settings apply to the ISUP audio and ISUP video models:

Group

Parameter

Description

Signaling servers

ID

Signaling server ID.

Redundant pair

If checked, the signaling server is part of a redundant pair.

IP

IP address for the signaling server or signaling server pair.

Circuit start

Starting number of the circuit group that the signaling server or signaling server pair can handle.

Switch type

ISUP protocol variant for the signaling server or signaling server pair, such as ETSIV2, ETSIV3, ANSIBICC, and ITUBICC.

Point code

Point code for the signaling server or signaling server pair. Specify the point code value as a decimal or hexadecimal number.

Edit

Click Remove to remove the associated signaling server from the list.

Trunk - Signaling Server association

Trunk

T1 or E1 trunk handled by the previously defined signaling servers. The values in this field vary, depending on the number of boards and the trunk configuration.

Signaling Server

Signaling server ID.

Circuit - Signaling Server association (for  BICC switch type only)

BICC Circuit

BICC circuit configured on a media board (CG). BICC circuits are grouped by media boards. The values in this field vary, depending on the number of media boards configured for BICC.

Signaling Server

Signaling server ID.

For more information, see ISUP models.

Signaling Server

The Signaling Server page contains additional configuration information for ISUP models. The information on this page varies with the configuration, such as redundant pair configuration, and MTP or SIGTRAN transport protocol. Access this page by clicking Signaling Server on the Configuration menu.

Group

Associated implementations

Parameter

Description

Signaling Server redundant pair configuration

All ISUP

Redundant pair

If checked, the signaling server is part of a redundant pair.

Mate signaling IP

IP address for the mate signaling server.

Mate OA&M IP

IP address for the mate signaling server OA&M interface.

Server Role

SS701 is the default primary server. SS702 is the default backup server.

TX Board Redundant IP information

Implementations with redundant servers

IP address

IP address of the Dialogic® TX 5000 Series SS7 Board network interface used for redundancy.

Subnet mask

Subnet mask of the TX 5000 Series SS7 Board network interface used for redundancy.

Mate IP address

IP address of the other TX 5000 Series SS7 Board used in the redundancy pair.

ISUP & MTP base configuration

All ISUP

Node point code

Point code for the signaling server or signaling server pair. Specify the point code value as a decimal or hexadecimal number.

Local routing context

Used when transport is set to SIGTRAN.

SS7 subservice field

MTP 3 subservice.

ISUP base configuration

All ISUP

ISUP switch type

ISUP protocol variant for the Signaling Server or Signaling Server pair, such as ETSIV2, ETSIV3, ANSIBICC, and ITUBICC.

MTP base configuration

Implementations where transport is MTP

Transport

Indicates transport protocol: MTP or SIGTRAN.

MTP link type

MTP 3 protocol variant.

MTP links

Indicates how MTP links for ISUP arrive at the gateway:

  • When checked, the links are embedded in the trunks connected to the media boards.

  • When unchecked, the links are connected directly to the signaling board.

M3UA base configuration

Implementations where transport is SIGTRAN

Transport

Indicates transport protocol: MTP or SIGTRAN.

Local routing context

Used when transport is set to SIGTRAN.

Network appearance code

Values are determined and configured by network operators on each side of an association.

Service variant

Protocol variant of the M3UA service user.

Source port

Listening STCP port.

DPC length

Destination point code length.

TX Board SIGTRAN IP information

Implementations where transport is SIGTRAN

IP address

IP address of the Dialogic® TX 5000 Series SS7 Board.

Subnet mask

Subnet mask of the TX 5000 Series SS7 Board.

Gateway

IP address of the router for the TX 5000 Series SS7 Board.

Peer signaling process

Implementations where transport is SIGTRAN

ID

ID of the peer signaling process.

IP

IP address of the peer signaling process.

Port

Remote SCTP port.

PS type

Peer signaling type: IPSP or SGP.

IPSP mode

Valid when PS type is IPSP. Indicates whether the IPSP mode is single-ended or double-ended.

Dynamic routing key management

Indicates whether this peer signaling process can send and receive dynamic routing key management (DRKM) messages.

Use network appearance

Determines whether the optional network appearance parameter is included when communicating with the remote peer.

ASP

Indicates whether an ASP identifier is required in sent and/or received ASPUP and ASPUP ACK (ASP Up Acknowledgement) messages.

Client

For PS type of IPSP, checked indicates that associations are automatically initiated from this PSP.

For PS type of IPSP, unchecked means associations are not initiated from this PSP. The other side is expected to initiate any associations.

Edit

Removes the peer signaling process.

Destination point codes

All ISUP

DPC

Destination point code for a circuit.

Adjacent

When checked, the specified point code is an adjacent point code.

Edit

Removes the associated destination point code from the list.

Add new DPC

Enter the destination point code for another circuit, and click Add New DPC to add another destination point code to the list.

ISUP circuits definition

All ISUP

Index

Circuit group index.

Start circuit

Starting number of the circuit group that the signaling server or signaling server pair can handle.

Start CIC

Starting CIC of the circuit group that the signaling server or signaling server pair can handle.

Number of circuits

Number of circuits in the circuit group.

DPC

Destination point code associated with the circuit group.

Unused circuits

A space-separated list of circuits within the range of this circuit group that are not controlled by ISUP.

Edit

Removes the current circuit definition.

MTP links

Implementations where transport is MTP

Trunk

T1 or E1 trunk used for signaling. The values in this field vary, depending on the number of boards and the trunk configuration.

Status

If checked, indicates that the MTP link is enabled.

DPC

Destination point code associated with each route.

SLC

Signaling link code.

Signaling timeslot

Timeslot on the signaling trunks to be reserved for signaling.

For E1 line types, the value is usually 16.

Speed

Speed of the signaling link in Kbps.

Remote MTP links

Implementations with redundant servers

Index

Index of the link definition.

Port Number

Remote TX Board port number (corresponds to the MTP link index configured on the remote server).

SLC

Signaling link code of the remote link.

DPC

Destination point code of the remote link.

Edit

Removes the current remote link definition.

For more information, see ISUP models.

Options

The Options page contains global and advanced settings. Access this page by clicking Options on the Configuration menu.

Group

Parameter

Description

Global

Billing

If checked, billing is enabled.

Advanced Telecom

Parameters in drop-down list

Select a parameter to be configured from the drop-down list and click Add. The parameter is displayed in the window above and its value can be edited. For more information on these parameters, see the Dialogic® Vision™ Call Server Administration Manual.

Capacity upgrade

The Capacity upgrade page lets you configure the port capacity of the Video Gateway. Access this page by clicking Capacity on the Configuration menu.

Parameter

Description

New VoiceXML Interpreter port rating

Port capacity of the VoiceXML Interpreter based on the number of licenses purchased.

Announcement port rating

Port capacity for announcements; can be used for Video Call Completion to Voice (VCCV) feature and playback of network announcements feature.

New Gateway port rating

Port capacity of the Video Gateway based on the number of licenses purchased.

SNMP configuration

The SNMP configuration page lets you configure SNMP parameters for the Video Gateway. Access this page by clicking SNMP on the Configuration menu.

Group

Parameter

Description

SNMP Base Configuration

Version

SNMP version.

Engine ID

For SNMPv3, Engine ID.

System Description

Name

System name.

Description

System description.

Location

System location.

Contact

Whom to call when the system needs attention.

Communities (SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c only)

Read only community

Read-only community name.

Read/Write community

Read-write community name.

Users
(SNMPv3 only)

Name

User name. Add user name in the field and click Add new user. The user name is shown in the Name field.

Permission

Permission type: read-only or read/write.

Authentication Password

Password and password type (MD5 or SHA).

Privacy Password Password and password type (DES or AES).

Edit

To remove a user, click Remove.

Traps Receivers

Receiver IP

IP address for trap receiver.

Port

Port for receiver IP.

Community

For SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c, default trap sink community to use.

User

For SNMPv3, user name.

Edit

To remove a trap receiver, click Remove.

Add To add a trap receiver, click Add.

Video Transcoder

The Video Transcoder page lets you configure video transcoder resources for a video transcoder system. Access this page by clicking Video Transcoder on the Configuration menu.

Parameter

Description

Channels

Number of full-duplex video transcoder channels that are available for this system.

Usage warning high water (%)

High water mark for CPU usage in percentage. If this threshold is reached, the system issues an SNMP notification.

Usage warning low water (%)

Low water mark for CPU usage in percentage. If this threshold is reached, the system issues an SNMP notification to indicate that the CPU level has returned to an acceptable level. This notification only occurs if the high water mark notification was previously issued.

Usage reject high water (%)

Upper limit of high water mark for CPU usage in percentage. If this threshold is reached, the system issues an SNMP notification and begins to reject calls.

Usage reject low water (%)

Lower limit of low water mark for CPU usage in percentage. If this threshold is reached, the system issues an SNMP notification and begins to accept calls.

For more information about video transcoding, see Managing video transcoder resources.

Import/Export configuration

The Import/Export configuration page lets you back up and restore a Video Gateway configuration. Access this page by clicking Import/Export on the Configuration menu. For more information, see Backing up a configuration and Restoring a configuration.