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johnsnave1
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Call Recording Using CUBE Media Forking

Hi,

 

I have received a request to set call recording for a small number of phones. The customer wants to use a 2901 router to handle the media forking. The recoder server is unknown at present but it will not be MediaSense. 

CUCM ver 11.5, 2091 ios version and feature set unknown at this time.

My questions are:

Are there any licensing requirements for the router? Will they need the UC feature set? Will they need CUBE licensing?

What are the maximum number of recoding sessions? I am assuming XMF config on the router but have not used this set up before.

 

Many thanks, John.

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Nipun Singh Raghav
Cisco Employee

You need to have a UC license to run voice feature set on router. You would also need CUBE RTU license.
Next, from a recording perspective, you have network based recording (NBR)/SIPREC. You can think of this as a dial-peer based recording. CUCM is not involved in forking.
XMF requires CUCM to register to CUBE as an XMF application. CUCM will send a forking request to CUBE with recording server IP and port.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios-xml/ios/voice/cube/configuration/cube-book/voi-sip-recording.html

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios-xml/ios/voice/cube/configuration/cube-book/voi-cube-uc-gateway-services.html

Nipun Singh Raghav
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"

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Nipun Singh Raghav
Cisco Employee

You need to have a UC license to run voice feature set on router. You would also need CUBE RTU license.
Next, from a recording perspective, you have network based recording (NBR)/SIPREC. You can think of this as a dial-peer based recording. CUCM is not involved in forking.
XMF requires CUCM to register to CUBE as an XMF application. CUCM will send a forking request to CUBE with recording server IP and port.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios-xml/ios/voice/cube/configuration/cube-book/voi-sip-recording.html

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios-xml/ios/voice/cube/configuration/cube-book/voi-cube-uc-gateway-services.html

Nipun Singh Raghav
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"

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Many thanks Nipun for your prompt and very useful reply. I appreciate your efforts with this.

Anytime. :)
Nipun Singh Raghav
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"

Nipun,

If a gateway is terminating 48 SIP trunks, are additional CUBE licenses required for the forking?

Example would be 48 SIP trunks terminating on the voice gateway and the CR server utilizing the 2vCPU OVA thus a maximum of 25 concurrent recording sessions.

Would the gateway require 48 + 25 = 73 total CUBE licenses?

Regards,
Dave

CUBE licensing is session dependent wherein one session would equal one audio or video call traversing CUBE irrespective of the number of the calls legs. No additional licenses are required for recording sessions. A session b/w CUBE and a recording server does not count towards CUBE license limits but you should keep in mind the platform capacity though.

Nipun Singh Raghav
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"

Thank you Nipun for the clarification.

I know it has been a couple of months for this thread but can anyone share a recording solution that supports forking other than mediasense?

 

Amer

Please read through this thread. It's all about forking and not mediasense.

Nipun Singh Raghav
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"

We have just completed integrating our blueButler recording software with CUBE SIPREC and use JTAPI to provide the supplemental meta-data to match recorded sessions to the correct phones/users. It is deployed in both a regular HA environment and also in an HCS configuration.

 

Let me know if you want any further info and I can forward it to you.

 

Thanks,

John McDonald

CTO, blueC 802 Inc.


@Nipun Singh Raghav wrote:
XMF requires CUCM to register to CUBE as an XMF application. CUCM will send a forking request to CUBE with recording server IP and port.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios-xml/ios/voice/cube/configuration/cube-book/voi-cube-uc-gateway-services.html


Hi

In the attached link, one of the restrictions for XMF is that 

  • High Availability is not supported.

What is the implication? Does that mean that when hot standby take over, the XMF registration will fail and CUCM will fall back to BiB or will recording be lost?

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