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Fractional PRI support on MGCP

Does MGCP support Fractional PRIs now?

I know it wasn't before, is there a recent IOS version or something?

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New Member

Re: Fractional PRI support on MGCP

I should have said fractional PRI WORKAROUND instead

http://puck.nether.net/pipermail/cisco-voip/2007-May/022891.html

I haven't tried this yet, you might have to waste DSPs on this.

Silver

Re: Fractional PRI support on MGCP

Workround, (c3825-spservicesk9-mz.124-12.bin)

network-clock-participate wic 0

network-clock-participate wic 1

!

!

isdn switch-type primary-net5

!

controller E1 0/0/0

pri-group timeslots 1-8,16 service mgcp

!

controller E1 0/1/0

pri-group timeslots 1-13,16 service mgcp

!

ccm-manager fallback-mgcp

ccm-manager redundant-host x.x.x.x

ccm-manager mgcp

ccm-manager music-on-hold

ccm-manager config server x.x.x.x

ccm-manager config (wait for router to register, then remove this command)

!

mgcp

mgcp call-agent x.x.x.x 2427 service-type mgcp version 0.1

mgcp dtmf-relay voip codec all mode out-of-band

mgcp rtp unreachable timeout 1000 action notify

mgcp modem passthrough voip mode nse

mgcp package-capability rtp-package

no mgcp package-capability res-package

mgcp package-capability sst-package

no mgcp package-capability fxr-package

mgcp package-capability pre-package

no mgcp timer receive-rtcp

mgcp sdp simple

mgcp rtp payload-type g726r16 static

mgcp bind control source-interface GigabitEthernet0/0

mgcp bind media source-interface GigabitEthernet0/0

!

The above is your standard MGCP config. If you noticed that on your debug isdn q931 that your calls aren't hitting the right channels you can change the behaviour they select by selecting either top down or bottom up on the voice gateway configuration page on callmanager.

New Member

Re: Fractional PRI support on MGCP

Hey,

looks cool...

to understand right, is the placing and removing of the "ccm-manager config" command the trick other than the normal MGCP config.

Great discussion, it is good to know that there are workarounds atleast to use them for lab purposes

Silver

Re: Fractional PRI support on MGCP

Everytime you enter ccm-manager config the MGCP Gateway will download its configuration files from callmanager overwriting your fractional E1 config. Give it a try.

HTH

Silver

Re: Fractional PRI support on MGCP

I believe Cisco may say no but we've been using Fractional PRI's for years with MGCP. No problems reported from our customers. Infact, an install I did last week was 2 Fractional E1's (one e1 had 13 and the other had 8 channels) into one MGCP gateway.

New Member

Re: Fractional PRI support on MGCP

Hi,

i have a question about this workaround.

I have a scenario with a Cat 6000 E1 Blade and need a separate QSIG Gateway with a fractional E1 with 10 B-Channels. I remember that i can disable some B-Channels in the CCM Service Parameters, but i think this will also affect the E1 Blades, right ?

If i do not disable this channels and work with the config you provided, how does the ccm know, that he cant use the 11th channel ?

Kind regards

Steffen

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: Fractional PRI support on MGCP

Hi Steffen,

The pertinant commands here as far as I know are;

controller E1 0/0/0

pri-group timeslots 1-8,16 service mgcp

controller E1 0/1/0

pri-group timeslots 1-13,16 service mgcp

I don't think any disabling of B-Channels on CCM itself is necessary.

Hope this helps!

Rob

Silver

Re: Fractional PRI support on MGCP

Joel,

Take a read of these threads:

http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Unified%20Communications%20and%20Video&topic=IP%20Telephony&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Ddisplay_location%26location%3D.1ddd5a06

http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Unified%20Communications%20and%20Video&topic=IP%20Telephony&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Dpass_through%26location%3Doutline%40%5E1%40%40.1dde27df

If you have ccm-manager configured, I would remove that line as CCM has no way of knowing how many channels are active on the PRI. CCM will therefore assume there is a full PRI and change the config as a result.

hth,

Ajaz

Re: Fractional PRI support on MGCP

The limitation within CCM is that you can only configure the channel maintenance status for 5 gateways. This cerntainly is the case in CCM5.x

Therefore I would not specifically reconfigure the pri-group unless it was absolutely necessary. If you are able to change the maintenance status, then I would recommend this.

However, as I have mentioned on previous posts, I would only configure the pri-group with the respective number of time-slots only in order to preserve DSPs for transcoding/conference resources on the same gateway.

Regards

Allan.

New Member

Re: Fractional PRI support on MGCP

Hello Joel

Have a look at this url if you haven't already seen it. It describes how to busy out the channels on the call manager, sorry Unified Communication Manager

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_configuration_example09186a008076f8d2.shtml#maintask1

Thanks

Feisal

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