Configure a VTC for Interoperation with Skype for Business Server 2015

Summary: Configure the VTC devices to work with Skype for Business Server 2015.

You will need to perform the following configuration customization procedures for each VTC that will connect to the Skype for Business VIS server through a SIP trunk and CUCM video gateway.

The settings described here are meant only as examples of how CUCM can be configured to work with a VIS. Other settings and/or usages of alternate CUCM functionality could also be used to achieve the same result. No recommendation is implied as to the optimal configuration for a particular scenario.

Configure a VTC registered with CUCM

  1. Log in to the Cisco VTC device and navigate to Configuration->System Configuration->Provisioning.

  2. Verify the following settings, correcting as needed:

    Parameter Recommended setting
    Provisioning Mode
    CUCM
    ExternalManager Address
    CUCM's FQDN
    ExternalManager Domain
    CUCM's domain
  3. Navigate to Configuration->System Configuration->Network.

  4. Verify the following settings, correcting as needed:

    Parameter Recommended setting
    DNS Domain Name
    CUCM's Domain name
    DNS Server 1 Address
    your desired DNS server address
  5. Navigate to Configuration->System Configuration->Network Services. Ensure that H.323 mode is turned off and SIP mode is turned on.

  6. These options are set automatically when the endpoint is registered with CUCM. Verify the following settings, correcting as needed:

    Parameter Recommended setting
    H.323 Mode
    Off
    HTTP Mode
    On
    SIP Mode
    On
    Telnet Mode
    On
    WelcomeText
    On
    XMLAPI Mode
    On
  7. Navigate to Configuration->System Configuration->SIP.

  8. Verify the following settings, correcting as needed:

    Parameter Recommended setting
    Profile 1 - DefaultTransport
    TCP
    Profile 1 - Outbound
    Off
    Profile 1 - TlsVerify
    On
    Profile 1 - Type
    Cisco
    Profile 1 - URI
    Automatically assigned at CUCM registration
    Proxy 1 - Address
    The host name of the CUCM

The VTC is now configured for interoperation. Before service can begin, there are final steps to perform on the CUCM side.

Configure VTC devices on CUCM

  1. Log in to CUCM and Navigate to Cisco Unified CM Administration->Device->Phone->Find.

  2. Select the VTC device to be configured. Verify the following settings on the Phone Configuration screen, correcting as needed. Once these settings have been changed or verified, click on Save.

    Parameter Recommended setting
    Device Information - Phone Button Template
    Standard Cisco Telepresence Codec C40
    Device Information - Common Phone Profile
    Standard Common Phone Profile
    Device Information - Calling Search Space
    CSS_SfBVideoInterop
    Device Information - AAR Calling Search Space
    CSS_SfBVideoInterop
    Device Information - Media Resource Group List
    MRGL_SfBVideoInterop
    Protocol Specific Information - Device Security Profile
    Cisco Telepresence Codec C40
    Protocol Specific Information - Rerouting Calling Search Space
    CSS_SfBVideoInterop
    Protocol Specific Information - SUBSCRIBE Calling Search Space
    CSS_SfBVideoInterop
    Protocol Specific Information -SIP Profile
    Standard SIP Profile for Telepresence Endpoint
  3. Once VTC configuration is saved, re-navigate to the Phone Configuration screen for the device. At the top of the screen in the Association group, click on the association for the Video Interop. This brings up the Directory Number Configuration screen.

  4. Verify the following settings, correcting as needed:

    Make the appropriate changes as shown to the Directory Number Information and the Directory Number Settings.

    Parameter Recommended setting
    Directory Number Information - Route Partition
    SfBVideoInterop_RoutePartition
    Directory Number Settings - Calling Search Space
    CSS_SfBVideoInterop
    MLPP Alternate Party and Confidential Access Level Settings - MLPP Calling Search Space
    CSS_SfBVideoInterop
    Line 1 on Device - Display (Caller ID)
    As desired
    Line 1 on Device - ASCII Display (Caller ID)
    As desired
  5. When finished, scroll to the top of the screen and press Save.

Configuration is now complete for this VTC device. You will need to repeat this process for other VTC devices in your enterprise.