Tandberg TCEP Day 2

Todays topic is Bandwith and call control

There will also be a test today.

To be able to call out on the internet on the VCS, you need to add the DNS Zone. It should only be added on the Express, not on the control. It will not be there by default. On the Gatekeeper/BorderController this is not necessary.

If you are neighboring gatekeepers, you need to use a pattern type to reach the endpoints on another gatekeeper. It will work fine without, but if you plan to use bandwith control the call will not be in the correct link if you don’t use a pattern. This is possibly a bug, and will probably be fixed in version X3.

SIP <-> H.323 interworking will also work when contacting an endpoint on the outside, but it will consume 1 ekstra traversal license because of the interworking, so it will use 2 traversal licenses.

And I passed the TCEP as well 🙂

Tandberg TCEP Day 1

Todays topic is Call Control Components – GK, VCS-C, VCS-E

When you factory reset these units, all option keys will disappear.

When a CCC is in routed mode, RAS. Q931 and H.245 info will go through the device, as opposed to non-routed mode, where only RAS will pass through the device. In SIP, all calls are in routed mode, but with H.232 this is optional. The VCS is always in routed mode though.

The VCS has a SIPH.232 interworking feature. Note that using this interworking feature will count as 1 traversal call.

For the sake of redundancy, there is a possibility to set up alternate Gatekeepers. When using this, the endpoint will recieve a list of alternate gatekeepers. If the gatekeeper the endpoint is registered to goes down, the endpoint will connect to the next endpoint on the list. Be sure to set the H.323 TTL down to something shorter than 1800 seconds if the environment demands faster recovery from an outage. Note that a gatekeeper can only be alternate to another gatekeeper, and a bordercontroller can only be alternate to another bordercontroller, a gatekeeper can not be alternate to another bordercontroller and the other way around. This also applies to VCScontrol/express.