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This document provides a configuration guide for the Sonus Session Border Controller (SBC) 1000/2000 Series when connecting to Avaya 6.3.
This configuration guide supports features given in Avaya configuration guide.
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- For additional information on Sonus SBC, please visit http://sonus.net.
The interoperability compliance testing focuses on verifying inbound and outbound calls flows between Sonus SBC 1000/2000 and Avaya 6.3.
This is a technical document intended for telecommunications engineers with the purpose of configuring both the Sonus SBC and the third-party product. There will be steps that require navigating third-party as well as the Sonus SBC Command Line Interface (CLI). Understanding the basic concepts of TCP/UDP, IP/Routing, and SIP/RTP are also necessary to complete the configuration and for troubleshooting, if necessary.
This configuration guide is offered as a convenience to Sonus customers. The specifications and information regarding the product in this guide are subject to change without notice. All statements, information, and recommendations in this guide are believed to be accurate but are presented without warranty of any kind, express or implied, and are provided “AS IS”. Users must take full responsibility for the application of the specifications and information in this guide.
The following equipment and software were used for the sample configuration provided:
|Avaya CM & SM||6.3|
|Avaya 9608 Phone|
The following reference configuration shows connectivity between third-party and Sonus SBC 1000/2000.
For any questions regarding this document or the content herein, please contact your maintenance and support provider.
Third-Party Product Features
The testing was executed with the British Telecom test plan. The following features were tested:
- Basic originated and terminated calls
- Basic inbound/outbound call
- Basic inbound/outbound call with privacy
- Hold and resume*
- Call Transfer (Blind transfer)
- Call Transfer (Consult transfer)
- Call Forwarding Unconditional
- Call Pickup
- Hunt group
- Conference call
- Long calls
*British Telecom SBC will handle the call hold response gracefully (expects the call to be on hold) and passes it on to the next hop, however we cannot guarantee that all destination networks/devices will handle the response the same way.
Avaya 6.3 Configuration
The following steps provide an example of how to configure Avaya 6.3:
1. Trunk Group
Run add trunk-group next to add new trunk.
Run list configuration trunks to list all available boards.
Run change ds1 001V2 to change the settings accordingly.
3. Signaling Group
Run add signaling-group next to add new signaling group.
4. Route Pattern
Run change route-pattern (number) to add/change the route pattern.
5. ARS Analysis Entry
Run change ars analysis (dialed number) to add/change the called number handling.
Run add station next to add new station.
Sonus SBC 1000/2000 Configuration
The following steps provide an example of how to configure Sonus SBC 1000/2000:
1. SIP Profile
Select Settings > SIP > SIP Profiles
SIP Profiles control how the Sonus SBC 1000/2000 communicates with SIP devices. These control important characteristics such as session timers, SIP Header customization, SIP timers, MIME payloads, and option tags. The following figure shows the default SIP Profile used for the SBC 1000/2000 for this testing effort:
2. SIP Server
Select Settings > SIP > SIP Server Tables
SIP Server Tables contain information about the SIP devices connected to the Sonus SBC 1000/2000. The entries in the tables provide information about the IP addresses, ports, and protocols used to communicate with each SIP server. The entries also contain links to counters that are useful for troubleshooting.
3. Media Profile
Select Settings > Media > Media Profiles
Media Profiles specify the individual voice and fax compression codecs and their associated settings for inclusion into a Media List. Different codecs provide varying levels of compression, allowing the reduction of bandwidth requirements at the expense of voice quality. The following figures are the media profiles of the voice codecs used for the SBC 1000/2000 in this testing effort and are shown for reference only:
4. Media List
Select Settings > Media > Media List
The Media List shows the selected voice and fax compression codecs and their associated settings.
5. Transformation Table
Select Settings > Transformation
Transformation Tables facilitate the conversion of names, numbers and other fields when routing a call. For example, Transformation Tables can convert a public PSTN number into a private extension number, or into a SIP address (URI). Every entry in a Call Routing Table requires a Transformation Table, and are sequentially selected from the Transformation Table. In addition, Transformation Tables are configurable as a reusable pool that Action Sets can reference.
6. Cause Code Reroutes
Select Settings > Telephony Mapping Tables > Cause Code Reroutes
Terminating ISDN calls return a Q.850 Cause Code when they end. These codes can determine whether or not to reroute the call to another signalling group. A Cause Code Reroutes table contains one or more Q.850 Cause Codes that, when matched, trigger a reroute. To use a Cause Code Reroutes table, go to Call Routing Table, select create or modify, and then from a drop down menu, select the appropriate Cause Code Reroutes table.
7. Call Routing Table
Select Settings > Call Routing Table
Call Routing allows calls to be carried between signaling groups, thus allowing calls to be carried between ports, and between protocols (like ISDN to SIP). Routes are defined by Call Routing Tables, which allow for flexible configuration of what calls will be carried, and how the calls are translated. These tables are one of the central connection points of the system, linking Transformation Tables, Message translations, Cause Code Reroutes, Media Lists and the three types of Signaling Groups (ISDN, SIP and CAS).
8. Tone Table
Select Settings > Tone Tables
Tone tables allow the Sonus SBC 1000/2000 Administrator to customize the tones a user hears when placing a call. You can modify the tone to match your local PSTN or PBX. The default tone table is configured for the values used in the United States for the following categories: Ringback, Dial, Busy, Congestion, Call Waiting, Disconnect, and Confirmation.
9. Node Interfaces
Select Settings > Node Interfaces > Ports
This section describes how to configure the DS1 port types (T1/E1) on the Sonus SBC 1000/2000 system. Using this feature sets the DS1 ports on the SBC 1000/2000 to either T1 or E1. In most geographical areas only T1 or E1 is available. However, in some countries both are available and the SBC may be required to support both simultaneously.
10. Signaling Groups
Select Settings > Signaling Groups
Signaling Groups allow telephony channels to be grouped together for the purposes of routing and shared configuration. These groups are the entity to which calls are routed, as well as the location from which Call Routes are selected. These are also the location from which Tone Tables and Action Sets are selected. In the case of SIP, this will specify protocol settings and link to server, media, and mapping tables.
|4||Call forward to PSTN||Pass|
|9||Call pickup group||Pass|
|11||RFC 3261 compliance||Pass|
|12||IP transport protocols||Pass|
|14||SIP proxy failover||Pass|
|15||SIP 183 - Early Media||Pass|
|16||Cease INVITE retransmission||Pass|
|17||141 & 1470 Service Prefixes||Pass|
|18||"Withheld" incoming number||Pass|
|20||Media negotiation rejection||Pass|
|21||RFC 3550 compliance||Pass|
|22||Default packetisation times||Pass|
|23||RTP clock-source accuracy||Pass|
|26||RFC 2833 support||Pass|
|27||RFC 2833 support from compliant devices||Pass|
|28||RFC 4733 recommendation||Pass|
|29||Platform originated call call-party formatting||Pass|
|30||CPE originated call call-party formatting||Pass|
|31||CPE originated calls to service numbers||Pass|
|32||T.38 fax relay faxing||Pass|
|33||G.711 fax pass-through faxing||Pass|
|34||G.711 fax up-speed faxing||Pass|
|35||Keep alive behaviour||Pass|
|36||Message re-transmission behaviour||Pass|
|38||Alerting and supervisory tones||Pass|
|39||Busy endpoint behaviour||Pass|
|40||Trunk oversubscribed response||Pass|
|42||RFC 3264 compliance||Pass|
|45||G.711 Packet Loss Concealment||Pass|
These Application Notes describe the configuration steps required for Sonus SBC 1000/2000 to successfully interoperate with Avaya 6.3. All feature and serviceability test cases were completed and passed with the exceptions/observations noted in Test Results.