Appendix C. Protocol Details

This appendix covers call signaling protocols and application protocols included in Cisco CallManager. Call signaling protocols support communication with trunks and endpoints, and application protocols enable the development of additional applications that complement CallManager functionality.

CallManager uses the following signaling protocols to communicate with its devices:

  • H.323
  • QSIG
  • SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)
  • Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP)

Signaling protocols provide an agreed-upon set of rules that define the format of messages used to transmit information and commands between devices.

This chapter addresses each of the signaling protocols in detail in the following sections:

  • "H.323 Signaling" presents message details for Registration, Admission, and Status (RAS) and H.225 signaling described in Chapter 4, "Trunk Devices."
  • "QSIG" presents message details for the QSIG feature-to-feature messages that CallManager uses for feature transparency. Chapter 4 provides an overview of QSIG.
  • "SIP Signaling" presents the message headers that CallManager sends and receives over its SIP trunk interface, which is described in Chapter 4.
  • "SCCP Call Signaling" presents an example message flow that CallManager uses when establishing calls to a Cisco IP Phone. Chapter 3, "Station Devices," describes Cisco IP Phones in more detail.

Cisco CallManager Architecture

Call Routing

Station Devices

Trunk Devices

Media Processing

Manageability and Monitoring

Call Detail Records

Appendix A. Feature List

Appendix B. Cisco Integrated Solutions

Appendix C. Protocol Details

Index



Cisco CallManager Fundamentals
Cisco CallManager Fundamentals (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 1587051923
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 141

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