Deployment of UCx in a Network

Network Parameters

UCx Server is a network device that will be connected to your local area network (LAN). You must select a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for this device and an IP address that will be used by the device. You should also prepare network configuration parameters that will be used for the configuration of the UCX Server's network adapter.

UCx Server can be configured to act as a DHCP client (thus obtaining the IP address and network configuration parameters from the DHCP server on your LAN). If you want to use the DHCP client configuration, you would have to ensure that all telephones will be able to locate the UCx system. This can be achieved in several ways (for example by using your DHCP server to provide the server address for telephones or by using the UCx system's domain name in the configuration of telephones). For certain types of telephones the IP address of the server is required (the server name is not accepted).

To simplify the configuration of telephones, we recommend either the use of a static IP address for your UCx Server or using an association of the MAC address of the UCx Server with a specific IP address from the IP address pool of your DHCP server. Both of these options ensure that the IP address of your UCx Server will not change and reconfiguration/reboots of telephones will not be required.

The remote access server assigns virtual IP addresses ranging from 10.80.0.0 to 10.95.255.255 for remote systems. To avoid IP address conflicts, do not use IP addresses in the same range for your UCx system.


The following table provides a list of network configuration parameters that you should prepare:

Parameter

Default Value

Selected Value

Host name

localhost.localdomain

___________________________ (FQDN)

IP address type

Static

Static / DHCP

Static IP address

192.168.1.200

_____.____.____._____

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

_____.____.____._____

Gateway IP address

192.168.1.1

_____.____.____._____

Primary DNS Server

 

_____.____.____._____

Secondary DNS Server

 

_____.____.____._____

If you have a UCx20, UCx50 or UCx250, the Front Panel Display (FPD) will show the assigned IP address. If "No IP Address" is displayed, this is an indication that there is an IP address conflict or DHCP mode is selected and there is no DHCP server.

See Using the FPD to reset network configuration for details on how to reset your UCx Server's network configuration back to factory default.

Other Network Considerations

Separate Voice LAN

The following diagram shows how UCx can be deployed in a network with a separate LAN for voice traffic. The advantages of having a separate voice network is improved voice quality and reliability, better security and problem isolation, See Configure a Second Network Port for configuration instructions.

Disable SIP ALG

On the network that routes UCx voice (SIP) traffic, we require SIP ALG be disabled. Most commercial routers have SIP ALG enabled by default. Please check the manufacturer's handbook for your device on how to disable SIP ALG. (See Unexpected call failures and registration problems for details.)