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This section describes general tips and other useful information for the

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.

 

Note

Hardware and BMC-related topics do not apply to the SBC SWe platform.

Congratulations on obtaining your 

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platform! Below is a summary of the steps to follow to get your SBC functional.

  1. Create an IP plan. This plan lays out what the IP addresses the 
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    will use for its management ports, media ports and next hop router. The media ports are used for SIP and RTP traffic. Example IP plans:
    1. SBC 5000/7000 series: Creating an IP Plan
    2. SBC SWe: Creating a IP Plan for SBC SWe IP Plan).
  2. Install the Hardware. See Installing SBC 5000 Series Hardware or Installing SBC 7000 Series Hardware.
  3. Configure the Field Service Port and Management Port IP address. The Field Service Port (FSP) is an Ethernet port located on the back of the
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    . This port allows you to access the 
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    Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) web page. The BMC allows for system monitoring, power control, and configuring the Management Ports of the
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  4. Install SBC Application software. This is accomplished from the EMA. See Installing SBC 5000 and 7000 Series Software.

You are now ready to configure your 

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platform for processing! See How to Set up a Basic Call Flow.

Background on SIP Trunking and Access

The 

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basically acts as a SIP B2BUA (Back to Back User Agent). An important concept on the 
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is that all signaling and routing is based upon Trunk Groups.

SIP Trunk Groups are a logical connection between the 

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and a far end. A SIP Trunk can be one to one or one to many with the 
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always being a single point. A SIP Trunk for end point (phones) access will be one IP address on the 
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with the far end consisting of many different end points. A SIP Trunk for a carrier or PBX will generally be a one to one connection.

Access configurations involve end points (SIP phones, IADs, Soft Clients, etc.) that Register via the 

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to their feature server (Class 5, PBX, Hosted PBX, etc.). The 
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can cache Registrations in order to reduce the processing time the feature server spends on them. Even in Access configurations, a set of endpoints is represented by a trunk group.

From an 

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viewpoint, all calls (SIP sessions) involve two trunk groups on the
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. For example, if Party A wished to connect to Party B via the
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, two trunk groups on the 
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are involved, one to Party A and one to Party B. There are generally two types of point-to-point SIP Trunks: Interconnect between two carriers and Interconnect between a PBX and a carrier. Interconnection between carriers is static and do not require registrations.

In the case of interconnection between a carrier and a PBX, the amount of Registrations that can take place vary.

  • In a static trunking environment, no registrations take place. This is similar to two carriers interconnecting.
  • PBX can use Group registration for its endpoints.
  • When a pilot number is Registered, calls are routed (via the feature server) to that pilot number (which would include the extension in the INVITE) on the PBX.
  • Each endpoint can Register

Both SIP Trunking and Access configurations may be implemented on the same 

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server.

Commonly Used Element Names

Below is a list of commonly used element names on the 

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platforms.

To see system name and hostname conventions and restrictions, see System Name and Hostname Conventions page.

Name

Description

Examples


System Name

  • Should be in all CAPS.
  • On a HA system the units are referred to as one name. This name is used in billing,
  • external PSX queries (if done), and system logs.
  • The 1st 3 letters describer the physical location of the system, for example Dallas = DAL
  • The 2nd 3 letters are NBS or SBC to indicate what this machine is.
  • The last two characters are numerical, indicating which number NBS at this particular location

DALNBS01
DALSBC01

Unit #1 of HA name

The System name with an "a" appended on it

DALNBS01a

Unit #2 of HA name

The System name with an "b" appended on it

DALNBS01b

IP Interface Group

Represent the type of far ends.

TRUST_IPIG, UNTRUST_IPIG Or
INTERNAL_IPIG, EXTERNAL_IPIG

IP Interface

Include the packet port number and VLAN tag (if used) in the name

IPIF0
IPIF1
IPIF2_200

Zone

All CAPS

Describes the far end.

INTERNAL, EXTERNAL, CUSTOMER_A

Trunk Groups

  • All CAPS
  • Can use underscores
  • Describes the far end. Will show up in billing records, so discuss with your downstream billing team

CORE, PEER, CUSTOMER_A

Packet Service Profile

Create a unique one for each customer type. Append "PSP" at the end.

SIP_PEER_PSP

Signaling Peer

Lower case "peer" prefixing the trunk group

peerCUSTOMER_A

Routing Label

  • The text "rlTo" prefixing the trunk group.
  • Or prefix "TO_" to the trunk group name.
  • Appears in the billing record

rlToCUSTOMER_A, TO_CUSTOMER_A

IP Signaling Profile

  • Describers the signaling flags associated with the customer. Could be re-used among multiple customers
  • Leave the DEFAULT unmodified, create a new ones as needed.
  • Append "_IPSP" to the trunk group name or type of peer.

CUSTOMER_A_IPSP ALLPEERS_PSP

Link Detection Groups

The names should include the IP Interface Group.

Include an "A" or "B" to indicate the unit.

UNTRUST_LDG_A, UNTRUST_LDG_B, TRUST_LDG_A, TRUST_LDG_B, MGT_LDG_A,
MGT_LDG_B