Cisco proxy TFTP server

The Cisco Proxy TFTP Server allows all the endpoints in a large-scale deployment to download the configuration file and get registered to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager. • Cisco proxy TFTP server deployment models, page 1 • TFTP setup, page 3 • Proxy TFTP server and centralized TFTP server, page 3 • Phone behavior with proxy TFTP server, page 4 • Cisco proxy TFTP server system requirements, page 4 • Cisco proxy TFTP server interactions and restrictions, page 4 • Cisco proxy TFTP server installation and activation, page 5 • Cluster view settings, page 5 • Cluster view manual override setup, page 10

Cisco proxy TFTP server deployment models
Cisco Proxy TFTP Server supports two deployment models.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Release 9.0(1) OL-24921-01 1

Whenever an endpoint sends a request for configuration file. if you do not wish to change your existing Centralized TFTP (8. an endpoint configured to the Primary TFTP Server Cluster. Figure 1: Cisco proxy TFTP server deployment model 1 The two remote clusters . you can configure any number of remote clusters to the Primary TFTP Server. Note Cisco recommends that you use deployment model 1 for better system performance. However. Thus. Cisco proxy TFTP server deployment model 2 In the deployment model illustrated in the following figure.0(1) 2 OL-24921-01 .6 (1) or earlier).Cluster A and Cluster B have been configured to the Primary TFTP Server. Figure 2: Cisco proxy TFTP server deployment model 2 Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.Cisco proxy TFTP server Cisco proxy TFTP server deployment models Cisco proxy TFTP server deployment model 1 For the deployment model illustrated in the following figure. you can use deployment model 2. the centralized Unified CM TFTP server acts as a Primary TFTP server. Release 9. the Primary TFTP Server should have Unified CM version 8.6 (2) or later. However. the Primary TFTP Server looks into the local cache and the configured remote clusters. Cluster A and Cluster B can get the configuration file and get registered to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Set up TFTP dynamically Perform the following steps to dynamically configure Cisco Proxy TFTP Server in your network. Click Save. Check the Enable check box for TFTP service. choose Advanced Features > Cluster View.Cluster A and Cluster B have been configured to the Primary TFTP Server. Choose Manually Configure Remote Service addresses. Remote Cluster Manually Override Configuration window appears. Click TFTP hyperlink. • Configure EMCC. all the endpoints configured to the Primary TFTP Server Cluster. Cluster B. Whenever an endpoint sends a request for configuration file. Thus. TFTP setup Cisco Proxy TFTP Server can be configured manually as well as dynamically. the Centralized TFTP server has the following limitations: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide. • In Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. Proxy TFTP server and centralized TFTP server For large scale deployments. Use the following procedure in conjunction with the Procedure Step 1 Create a new cluster. Cluster A further looks into its configured remote clusters (Cluster C and Cluster D). Cluster C and Cluster D can get the configuration file and get registered to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Release 9. you can configure any number of remote clusters to the Primary TFTP Server. Cluster A. However. b) Enter the Cluster Id and Fully Qualified Domain Name.0(1) OL-24921-01 3 . the Primary TFTP Server looks into the local cache and the configured remote clusters (Cluster A and Cluster B). This section provides configuration procedures for TFTP. Two more remote clusters have been added to the Cluster A. a) In Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. choose Advanced Features > Cluster View > Update Remote Cluster Now. Set up TFTP manually The following procedure provides steps for configuring Cisco Proxy TFTP Server manually in your network.Cisco proxy TFTP server TFTP setup The two remote clusters . Enter IP addresses for the TFTP servers of the remote clusters.

6 (2) or higher • Cisco TFTP service . Release 9. Note You must ensure that the Cisco TFTP service is active and in running state on the configured IP addresses. However. • Only 10 alternate TFTP servers can be added. The delay will vary based on the number of end points and the number of remote clusters configured. As a result. Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide. for a particular remote cluster. endpoints never get registered to their Unified CM. TFTP service can have a maximum of three IP addresses.should be activated and in running state Cisco proxy TFTP server interactions and restrictions This section provides the details of interactions and restrictions for Cisco Proxy TFTP Server. Cisco proxy TFTP server interactions Cisco TFTP service of the Proxy TFTP server interacts with the TFTP services of the remote clusters. the endpoints get timed out. subsequent registrations will not have any delay. These limitations are not applicable to Cisco Proxy TFTP Server.0(1) 4 OL-24921-01 . The time delay is due to Proxy TFTP Server searching for the configuration file in the remote clusters. Phone behavior with proxy TFTP server For phones configured to remote clusters. Release 8. endpoints are unable to download the configuration file because the primary TFTP server takes more time to get the configuration file from the alternate TFTP servers. Cisco proxy TFTP server system requirements The following system requirements exist for Cisco Proxy TFTP Server: • Cisco Unified Communications Manager. By the time the primary TFTP server gets the file. and Proxy TFTP server will interact with all three IP addresses if they are configured. Cisco proxy TFTP server restrictions This section describes the restrictions and limitations of the Cisco Proxy TFTP Server with other Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration components.Cisco proxy TFTP server Phone behavior with proxy TFTP server • Sometimes. In the Cluster View window (Advanced Features > Cluster View). first-time phone registration may take a few minutes.

Note This procedure is applicable only if you have new phones with SBD load or if you plan to move the phones from a Unified CM with SBD support to a Unified CM without SBD support. However. 2 Enable the DHCP option and reset the phone manually. Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide. Use the following procedure to overcome this problem.0 and later.0 For remote cluster TFTP servers running on Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8. If you plug in an ethernet cable to a phone and then configure the phone to the Unified CM. However. For information on configuration tasks that you must perform. see the TFTP setup.0. the phones with SBD load are unable to get registered to the remote cluster Unified CMs via a proxy TFTP server. Cisco proxy TFTP server installation and activation After you install Cisco Unified Communications Manager. The phone gets the required SBD load and registers to the Unified CM. you must delete the old ITL files from the phone. The phone gets registered to the remote cluster via proxy TFTP. the phones with Security By Default (SBD) load do not have any problem registering to these remote cluster Unified CMs via a proxy TFTP server. b Enter the TFTP IP address on the phone manually. Phones take time to register while upgrading the remote cluster When a remote cluster is upgraded. so that it registers successfully to the new Unified CM.0(1) OL-24921-01 5 .Cisco proxy TFTP server Cisco proxy TFTP server installation and activation Registering problems for phones with Security By Default (SBD) loads for previous versions of Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8. the phone takes about 30 minutes to register. Registering problems while moving a phone from one remote cluster to another When you move a phone from one remote cluster to another. for the remote cluster TFTP servers running on a previous version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8. 1 Connect the endpoint directly to the remote cluster Unified CM: a Disable the DHCP option. your network can support the Cisco Proxy TFTP Server feature if you perform the necessary configuration tasks.0. use the Advanced Features > Cluster View menu path to configure remote clusters. if you configure the phone to the Unified CM and then plug in the ethernet cable the phone gets registered immediately. since the Identity Trust List (ITL) file is unavailable in previous versions of Unified CM 8. Release 9. phones request for the new load file which needs to be downloaded to the PTFTP local cache. on page 3 Cluster view settings In Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. This procedure is not applicable if the number of phones in a cluster is large.

which explain how to use the GUI and detail the functions of the buttons and icons. period (. You may use any character except quotes (“). or copy records. Description Enter a description for the remote cluster. dash (-). and percent sign (%). Remote Cluster Service Information Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide. delete. Configuration Settings Table The following table provides detailed descriptions of the remote cluster settings that you configure in the Cluster View window (Advanced Features > Cluster View). backslash (\). configure. and 0 through 9). period (.). This field accepts up to 128 characters.0(1) 6 OL-24921-01 . A through Z.). Table 1: Cluster View Settings Field Remote Cluster Information Cluster Id Description Enter the cluster ID of the remote cluster. open angle bracket (<).Cisco proxy TFTP server Cluster view settings Tips About Finding Remote Clusters The Find operation locates only those remote clusters that you added previously. and space ( ). and hyphen (-). asterisk (*). Valid values include alphanumeric characters. close angle bracket (>). dash (-). Using the GUI For instructions on how to use the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Graphical User Interface (GUI) to find. This field accepts up to 50 characters and allows the following characters: alphanumeric (a through z. ampersand (&). Release 9. Fully Qualified Name Enter the fully qualified name of the remote cluster/IP address. see the “Navigating the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Application” section in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and its subsections. The Find operation does not locate the clusters that belong to the enterprise automatically.

Cisco proxy TFTP server Cluster view settings Field EMCC Description For the EMCC service. • Address 2—This column lists the second address for this service. the following column headings detail the configuration for this service: • Enabled—If the EMCC service is enabled. • Address 1—This column lists the first address for this service. Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide. Release 9. this box gets checked.0(1) OL-24921-01 7 . the following column headings detail the configuration for this service: • Enabled—If the PSTN access is enabled. • Address 1—This column lists the first address for this service. • Address 2—This column lists the second address for this service. PSTN Access For the PSTN access. this box gets checked. • Service—This entry specifies the PSTN access • Remote Activated—Valid values specify true or false. • Remote Activated—Valid values specify true or false. • Service—This entry specifies the EMCC service. • Address 3—This column lists the third address for this service. • Address 3—This column lists the third address for this service.

• Service—This entry specifies the RSVP agent • Remote Activated—Valid values specify true or false.Cisco proxy TFTP server Cluster view settings Field RSVP Agent Description For the RSVP agent. • Address 1—This column lists the first address for this service. • Address 3—This column lists the third address for this service. this box gets checked. Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.0(1) 8 OL-24921-01 . the following column headings detail the configuration for this service: • Enabled—If the RSVP agent is enabled. • Address 2—This column lists the second address for this service. Release 9.

• Address 2—This column lists the second address for this service. • Address 1—This column lists the first address for this service. Note The value of the Remote Activated column is set to true whenever remote IP addresses are configured either manually or dynamically.0(1) OL-24921-01 9 . Click this button to update the remote cluster immediately.6 (2) or later.6 (1) to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8. Disabled All Services Update Remote Cluster Now Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide. you must manually update it with the appropriate IP address of the TFTP service.Cisco proxy TFTP server Cluster view settings Field TFTP Description For the TFTP service. and RSVP Agent). Enabled All Services Click this button to enable all services (EMCC. if this field is blank after the upgrade due to some reason such as DNS lookup failure. Click this button to disable all services (EMCC. this box gets checked. • Remote Activated—Valid values specify true or false. PSTN Access. • Service—This entry specifies the EMCC service. Release 9. However. Note When you upgrade from Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8. Address 1 is automatically updated by the system. PSTN Access. and RSVP Agent). • Address 3—This column lists the third address for this service. the following column headings detail the configuration for this service: • Enabled—If the TFTP service is enabled.

Enter the third address of the TFTP service. Choose this option to manually configure remote server addresses.Cisco proxy TFTP server Cluster view manual override setup Cluster view manual override setup The following table provides detailed descriptions of the remote cluster configuration settings that you configure in the Remote Cluster Manually Override Configuration window (Advanced Features > Cluster View > TFTP). Enter the first address of the TFTP service.0(1) 10 OL-24921-01 . Release 9. Enter the second address of the TFTP service. Field Use automatically determined remote server addresses Manually configure remote server addresses Description Choose this option to use automatically-determined remote server addresses. Address 1 Address 2 Address 3 Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.