Configuring Cisco VT Advantage

Table of contents:

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Describing the features and functions of Cisco VT Advantage
  • Explaining how placing and receiving calls works with Cisco VT Advantage
  • Configuring Cisco CallManager for video
  • Configuring feature settings in Cisco CallManager to support video on Cisco IP Phones
  • Installing the Cisco VT Advantage application and identifying the hardware and software required to run it

Cisco Video Telephony (VT) Advantage is a video telephony solution comprising the Cisco VT Advantage software application and Cisco VT Camera, a video telephony Universal Serial Bus (USB) camera. With the Cisco VT Camera attached to a PC wired through a Cisco IP Phone, users can place and receive video calls on the enterprise IP telephony network. By using the VT Advantage solution, you can take full advantage of your existing IP network to deliver communications that extend voice and video to every user in the organization. This chapter discusses the concepts and configuration behind Cisco VT Advantage.


As with most products in the Cisco IP telephony line, the Cisco VT Advantage has recently been renamed to Cisco Unified Video Advantage. For brevity, we have decided to use the shorter VT Advantage name throughout this chapter.

Cisco VT Advantage Overview

Part I: Cisco CallManager Fundamentals

Introduction to Cisco Unified Communications and Cisco Unified CallManager

Cisco Unified CallManager Clustering and Deployment Options

Cisco Unified CallManager Installation and Upgrades

Part II: IPT Devices and Users

Cisco IP Phones and Other User Devices

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager to Support IP Phones

Cisco IP Telephony Users

Cisco Bulk Administration Tool

Part III: IPT Network Integration and Route Plan

Cisco Catalyst Switches

Configuring Cisco Gateways and Trunks

Cisco Unified CallManager Route Plan Basics

Cisco Unified CallManager Advanced Route Plans

Configuring Hunt Groups and Call Coverage

Implementing Telephony Call Restrictions and Control

Implementing Multiple-Site Deployments

Part IV: VoIP Features

Media Resources

Configuring User Features, Part 1

Configuring User Features, Part 2

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Attendant Console

Configuring Cisco IP Manager Assistant

Part V: IPT Security

Securing the Windows Operating System

Securing Cisco Unified CallManager Administration

Preventing Toll Fraud

Hardening the IP Phone

Understanding Cryptographic Fundamentals

Understanding the Public Key Infrastructure

Understanding Cisco IP Telephony Authentication and Encryption Fundamentals

Configuring Cisco IP Telephony Authentication and Encryption

Part VI: IP Video

Introducing IP Video Telephony

Configuring Cisco VT Advantage

Part VII: IPT Management

Introducing Database Tools and Cisco Unified CallManager Serviceability

Monitoring Performance

Configuring Alarms and Traces

Configuring CAR

Using Additional Management and Monitoring Tools

Part VIII: Appendix

Appendix A. Answers to Review Questions


Authorized Self-Study Guide Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT)
Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT) (Authorized Self-Study) (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 158705261X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 329 © 2008-2020.
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