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These instructions help you configure your Cisco UCM version 5.0 - 12 to work with TIM Plus. Contact your system maintainer if you are not familiar with the configuration of your PBX.

Connection Type
  TIM Plus receives FTP transfers from this PBX.

Support Files
  Cisco UCM 5+.TDT
  Cisco UCM 5+.TDS
Required Tasks
  Create Cisco Application User for AXL sync
  Configure Cisco AXL sync
  Configure TIM Plus to receive data by FTP
  Set up FTP/SFTP in Cisco UCM

Create Cisco Application User for AXL sync

To enable TIM Plus to query the Cisco database, you need to create an Application User on your Cisco UCM. Follow the steps below to complete this task:

  1. Connect to the web management interface of your UCM node and select Cisco Unified CM Administration from the Navigation drop-down list.
  2. Log in to the system and click User Management from the main menu. Select Application User from the drop-down list.
  3. Click Add New to create a new user:

    User ID:  TIM_AXL 

    Password:  C1sco 

    Confirm Password:  C1sco


    The credentials above are shown as an example. In the interests of security, you should choose your own values.


  4. Scroll down to the Permissions Information section and click Add to User Group.
  5. In the new window, enter Standard Tab and then click Find. Tick the Standard TabSync User box,  and then click on the Add Selected tab.

  6. Click Save to apply the settings.

Configuring Cisco AXL sync

Follow the steps below to configure TIM Plus to synchronise with the directory of your Cisco UCM:

  1. Click on the Directory tab.
  2. Choose the site you want to configure and click Properties.
  3. In the Site Properties window, select the Sync tab.
  4. Tick the Synchronise with the following device box, and enter your UCM details, as shown below:

  5. In the Host field, enter the IP address of the UCM Publisher node.
  6. In the Username field, enter the username of the Cisco Application User you configured in the previous section, e.g. TIM_AXL. 
  7. Click on the Set button and enter the password of the Cisco Application User you configured in the previous section, e.g. C1sco, then click OK.
  8. Click on the Save button to apply the settings.

TIM Plus will now connect to your Cisco UCM and synchronise with its directory.

Configuring TIM Plus to receive data by FTP

Follow the steps below to configure TIM Plus to receive data from your Cisco UCM:

  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 5+ from the PBX model drop-down list.
  4. In the Connection method field, select Receive FTP transfers from PBX from the drop-down list.
  5. In the Username field, enter a user name for FTP/SFTP transfers, e.g. TIM
  6. In the Password field, enter a password for the FTP account, e.g. Ciscoftp 
  7. Click on the Save button to apply the changes.

Set up FTP/SFTP in Cisco UCM

You will need to configure your Cisco UCM to send the CDR data to TIM Plus. Note that the UCM can be configured with cluster wide or server specific settings, depending on how the system maintainer has installed it. Please note that, by default, CDR records are turned off.

  1. Log in to Cisco UCM Administration and from the left-hand menu click on the System tab and select Service Parameters.
  2. Choose your UCM node from the Server drop-down list.
  3. Select Cisco Call Manager from the Service drop-down list.
  4. In the System section, change the CDR Enabled Flag to True. Enable this parameter on all servers within the cluster you want to log calls for.

  5. Change the CDR Log Calls with Zero Duration Flag to True. This parameter enables or disables the logging of CDRs for calls which did not connect.
  6. Click on the Save button.
  7. Click on the Navigation drop-down list from the top right-hand corner, and select Cisco Unified ServiceabilityYou may need to log in with a user account that has administrative permissions.
    Select Tools, then click on the CDR Management tab.
    Click the Add New button. You will now see the Billing Application Server Parameters window. Enter the following parameters:

    Host Name / IP Address: The IP address or hostname of the machine running TIM Plus.
    User Name:  Enter the user name for FTP/SFTP transfers you set up in TIM Plus, e.g. TIM
    Password: Enter the password for the FTP account you set up in TIM Plus, e.g. Ciscoftp
    Protocol: Select FTP or SFTP as desired.
    Directory Path: Enter a forward-slash character to indicate root (/).
    Remove the tick from Resend on Failure.

  8. Next, click on the Add button to complete the billing server configuration. The UCM node will check that the FTP/SFTP details are valid and will write a test file to the FTP/SFTP directory. If this fails, you should double-check the details you entered.
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