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CUCM 11 Conference Now

CUCM 11 Conference Now

Conference now feature is introduced in Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) version 11.  This feature is similar to Meet-Me feature but with announcement and security. The host and attendee of the meeting will have to enter the PIN and start the conference.

Configuration on Cisco Unified Communications Manager

  • Login to Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Conference Now Configuration

  • Go to Call Routing > Conference Now >
  • Conference Now IVR Directory Number>  Enter the number that people will dial to join the Conference. We will use 50000.
  • Route Partition > Select appropriate Partition
  • Description > Enter a description for the Conference. We will use “Conference Now”
  • Maximum Wait Time For Host Until Participant is Disconnected > We will keep it as default. You may change it as per your requirement.
  • MOH Source While Participant is Waiting > We will keep it as default. You may change it as per your requirement.

IVR Configuration

  • Go to Media Resources > Interactive Voice Response
  • Name * > Change the name from the default name
  • Description > Enter a Description
  • Device Pool > Select appropriate Device Pool
  • Location > Select appropriate Location
  • Click on Save
  • Ensure that the IVR is registered with CUCM
  • Go to User Management > User/Phone Add > Feature Group Template
  • Check Mark > Enable End User to Host Conference Now
  • Click on Save

    End User Configuration

  • Go to User Management > End User >
  • Enter a User ID > We will use “User 1” as a reference for conference now
  • Self-Service User ID > Enter a Self-User ID > We will user 10000 as a Self-User ID
  • Enter the Password
  • Enter the PIN
  • Associate Mac-Address with the End User
  • Add Primary Extension for the User
  • Check Mark > Enable End User to Host Conference Now
  • Attendees Access Code > Enter the Attendee Access Code which will be dialed by the attendees to get authenticated and join the conference. We will use 123456.
  • Click on Save

Time for testing the configuration

For Host –

  • Dial 50000 number from IP Phone.
  • Enter the Meeting Number – We will use 10000 as the Meeting number
  • Enter the End User PIN >
  • The IP Phone display should show as “Conference” upon successful authentication

For Attendees –

  • Dial 50000 number from IP Phone
  • Enter the Meeting number – We will use 10000 as the Meeting number
  • Enter the Attendees Access Code > We will use 123456 to get authenticated
  • The IP Phone display should show as “Conference” upon successful authentication

Hope this helps!!

Published by Team UC Collabing

One thought on “CUCM 11 Conference Now”

  1. Kyle says:

    This new feature is similar to Meet-Me Conference , but the configuration is much simpler ha

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