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These instructions help you configure your older Cisco UCM to work with TIM Plus. Contact your system maintainer if you are not familiar with the configuration of your PBX.

Connection Type
  TIM Plus establishes a DSN connection with this PBX.

Support Files
  Cisco UCM v4 DSN.TDT
  Cisco UCM v4 DSN.TDS
  Cisco UCM 4.DBS
Required Tasks
  Configure the SMDR output
  Set up a DSN connection
  Configure TIM Plus

Configuring your SMDR output

This version of the Cisco UCM stores its call records in a Microsoft SQL Server database. However, by default, this functionality is not enabled. To enable it, the following settings must be configured on the Publisher using the Service Parameters configuration window:

  • CDR Enabled
  • CDR Log Calls With Zero Duration Flag
  • Call Diagnostics Enabled

This version of the UCM outputs its call records to a table named CallDetailRecord in a database entitled CDR.  Rather than have TIM Plus read and remove CDRs from the live CallDetailRecord table, we recommend you replicate this into a second table - leaving the original intact - so that it may be used by other applications that require it. Normally, there already exists a SQL User with the following credentials:

  • Username: CiscoCCMCDR
  • Password: dipsy

To set up replication you may need to speak to your database administrator or your Cisco UCM maintainer. Ensure that the SQL user described above has full access rights to this replicated table. 

You need to know the following information in order for TIM Plus to be able to connect to the Cisco UCM CDR database:

  • The IP address or hostname of the Microsoft SQL Server database located on the Publisher node.
  • The username and password to connect to the CDR database.

Setting up a DSN connection for TIM Plus

To enable TIM Plus to work with your Cisco UCM, you first need to set up a DSN connection. Follow the steps below to perform this task within Microsoft Windows:

  1. Open Windows Control Panel
  2. Double click on the Administrative tools icon
  3. Double click on the Data Sources (ODBC) icon to open the ODBC Data Source Administrator window

    For a 64 bit system, access the ODBC Data Source Administrator from the following location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe

  4. Select the System DSN tab and click the Add button
  5. Select SQL Server from the list of available drivers and click Finish
  6. In the Name field, enter  CCM
  7. In the Description field enter the following: TIM Plus link to CCM
  8. In the Database name field enter the database type e.g SQL, MySQL etc.
  9. In the Server drop-down list select the Cisco UCM Publisher IP address or machine name
  10. Click the Next button
  11. Select the option  With SQL Server authentication using a login ID and password entered by the user , then click Next
  12. Enable the checkbox  Change the default database to: , select CDR , then click the Next button
  13. Click the Finish button
  14. Click the Test Data Source button to verify your settings and, if the test is successful, click OK
  15. Click the OK button to close the control panel applet

An example of an ODBC setup is shown below:

Configuring TIM Plus

Once the DSN connection has been set up, log in to TIM Plus and perform the steps below:

  1. Click on the Directory tab.
  2. Choose the site you want to configure and click Properties.

  3. In the Site Properties window, select Cisco UCM v4 DSN from the PBX model drop-down list.
  4. Select Connect to a system DSN from the Connection method drop-down list. 
  5. Select Cisco UCM v4 DSN from the DSN name drop-down list.
  6. Enter 5 in the Frequency field.
  7. Select Cisco UCM v4 DSN from the DB script drop-down list.
  8. Click the Save button to apply the settings.