Have you implemented all of the Webex recommended essential configurations in your org?
The configs I'm asking about are:
If you did all of them: What benefits do you get from enabling these items? How did you measure success of enabling them?
If you didn't, why?
I dind't have the fortune to do the initial configuration, but as I know, it is a recommendation to do phase one, to pass or continue to the phase two.
Phase 1 as initial, you should verify domains and claim it, doing that, makes a belong of webex service, to your organization or to your costumer. That is why you should first do all the topics of the phase one, to pass to the next one.
We have all of these set. There are a number of good things that this brings, I'll list a few below.
There are very likely a whole load of things not mentioned, these where the once that came to mind from the top of my head.
Thanks Roger. I will be writing some documentation concerning the importance of correctly configuring a new account and you have provided some great insight.
We have done the following:
SSO eases authentication and provides our security team with necessary controls.
Site linking has been great for administrative purposes.
O365 calendar integration is a mixed bag yet. It's great to synchronize Webex App status when you have a Webex tied to a meeting, but until calendar meetings are also reflected for status, this is missing the boat. We're also using Webex Edge with O365 integration for a handful of our room devices (we have TMS/XE as well) and I certainly appreciate the fact that that integration recognizes SIP URIs to ease joining of non-Webex, SIP standard meetings from room devices. Once personal devices are capable of calendar integration (fingers crossed this is on the roadmap) this will be even more beneficial/
We have not done:
We have done the following:
- Verify Domains
- Claim Domains
- Claim Users
- Directory Connector incl. group based license assignment
Benefits: Improved User Management for >150.000 Users
- All production Webex sites Control Hub administrated on latest channel
Benefits: Most actual software versions and features to improve productivity of the users and fast bugfixing
- CUCM Softphone
- Hybrid Messaging for Integration of existing Jabber environment during transition from Jabber to Webex App
- Hybrid Calendar Exchange and Hybrid Calendar O365 for Calendar Integration for our users, which are partly still on On Prem Exchange
- Video Mesh - Bandwidth and call flow optimization
- Enterprise Content Management - SharePoint Online for Integration of existing Sharepoint environment
- Webex Edge Connect for improved quality and less independence from Internet
- Webex Edge Audio for additional audio dial in numbers and fail over in peak moments like COVID19 Lockdown 1
We have all of our phases done except for the calendar features. We are currently going through a migration from on premise exchange to O365. So instead of having Expressway servers, we're just waiting for the migration to be complete, then we will integrate calendar services at that point.
We did phase 1&2.
1/ Easy sync users from AD to Webex.
2/ One profile to login and authentication with SSO.
3/ OBTP feature is OK.
- Need improve:
1/ We are using SSO authentication with third-party identity provider (O365), and we have multitenant with multidomain. At the current we can only authenticate with one Microsoft tenant.
2/ We wish Webex can support multi-authentication with local built-in and SSO.
I performed the following configs for one of my customers Webex CH:
Overall, great learning experience, which is the best way to learn from your own mistakes!!
We did phases 1 and 2 except calendar features.
Once the implementation was complete, administration became very simple.
We had problems with the claim users part, because we did not fully understand how it works, since users tried to enter their accounts before the synchronization was complete with DirSync and that caused free accounts to be created.
At the end of the day we corrected the problem and everything worked perfectly.
We faced issue to claim users that 1st create an account with their personnal email address, we cannot migrate them to our Org keeping their data .. even if they change the email address of their webex account to their professionnal email address ...:(
We did Phase 1 & 2. Our users love the SSO option because we have our other programs using SSO. A one-click login is the best. Our students don't have the option to changing their screen names by using the SSO (a big plus).