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MGCP Domain Name and DHCP

I have a subinterface on my routers that provides access to a cellular data connection. The cellular device pulls a static IP via DHCP and provides it to the FE subinterface.

Some time after configuring these subinterfaces, my gateways needed to re-register with my CUCM cluster. After registration failed, I realized that, despite having a hostname explicitely declared in my router configuration, the MGCP domain name had been overwritten by the DHCP subinterface hostname. This was frustrating, but I added the following lines to my subinterfaces and assumed all was well "ip address dhcp hostname <hostname>". My thinking was that, regardless of what DHCP tried to push, this statement would ensure that the MGCP domain name would remain unchanged.

I recently was forced to reboot my CUCM cluster, and sure enough, similar problems occured. At 4 out of 5 sites, the hostnames seemed to apend themselves to each other in my MGCP domain name. For example, CLV-MDF-RTR-01 became CLV-MDF-RTR-01-CLV-MDF-RTR-01.

The "fix" at the time was to shut down the subinterfaces, but at this time I'm weary of re-activating them. Gateway registration failure is obviously a headache. Is there a way to set the MGCP domain name and ensure that nothing can possibly change it?

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Re: MGCP Domain Name and DHCP

On your MGCP gateway, have you set up 'mgcp bind' to an interface, such as the loopback?

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Re: MGCP Domain Name and DHCP


mgcp bind control source-interface FastEthernet0/1
mgcp bind media source-interface FastEthernet0/1

Here is the configuration of that interface:

interface FastEthernet0/1
description Inside WAN VLAN
ip address X.X.X.X X.X.X.X
ip wccp 61 redirect in
ip nbar protocol-discovery
load-interval 30
duplex auto
speed auto
service-policy input APPLICATION-CLASS-IN

Re: MGCP Domain Name and DHCP

Have you tried defining the default domain globally on the router such as:

conf t

ip domain-name

Hope this helps.