Cisco Meeting Server Initial IP Setup

In the Cisco Meeting Server solution virtual deployment, there is only one network interface initially but up to 4 are supported. The initial interface is “a”, equivalent to interface A in the appliance server deployment. (The MMP runs on this interface in the virtual deployment.)

Step 1. Configure the Network Interface speed using the following MMP commands.

  • To set network interface speed, duplex and auto-negotiation parameters use the iface command e.g. to display the current configuration on the Admin interface, in the MMP type:
    • iface a
  • To set the interface to 1GE, full duplex type:
    • iface a 1000 full
  • To switch auto negotiation on or off, type:
    • iface a autoneg <on|off>

We recommend that the network interface is set to auto negotiation unless you have a specific reason not to.

Step 2. The “a” interface is initially configured to use DHCP. To view or reconfigure the IP settings: (Note: Go on to step 3 if you are using static IP addresses.)

  • To find out the dhcp configured settings, type:
    • ipv4 a Configuration

Step 3. Configure to use static IP addresses (skip this step if you are using DHCP)

  • Use the ipv4 add command to add a static IP address to the interface with a specified subnet mask and default gateway. For example, to add address 10.1.2.4 with prefix length 16 (netmask 255.255.0.0) with gateway 10.1.1.1 to the interface, type:
    • ipv4 a add 10.1.2.4/16 10.1.1.1
  • To remove the IPv4 address, type:
    • ipv4 a del

Step 4. Set DNS Configuration

  • To output the dns configuration, type:
    • dns
  • To set the application DNS server type:
    • dns add forwardzone <domain name> <server IP>

Note: A forward zone is a pair consisting of a domain name and a server address: if a name is below the given domain name in the DNS hierarchy, then the DNS resolver can query the given server. Multiple servers can be given for any particular domain name to provide load balancing and fail over. A common usage will be to specify “.” as the domain name i.e. the root of the DNS hierarchy which matches every domain name, i.e. is the server is on IP 10.1.1.1

  • dns add forwardzone . 10.1.1.33
  • If you need to delete a DNS entry use:
    • dns del forwardzone <domain name> <server IP>
    • For example: dns del forwardzone . 10.1.1.33.