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1 IU UniCom Project OCS/CS2100 Integration UNIVERSITY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES J. Michael Lucas Jennifer Van Horn February 10, 2008

2 Agenda Why IU chose MS/Nortel platform o Benefits of Innovative Communications Alliance Evolution of real-time communications systems Demonstration / Feature Sets Lessons Learned IU UniCom Project

3 Indiana University Demographics 8 Campuses in IN  Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, Kokomo, New Albany, Richmond, & South Bend Population  Enrolled Students – 99,122  Faculty and Staff – 33,789 IU UniCom Project

4 What is the IU UniCom Project? Uni fied Com munications – the IU brand name for the integration of MS Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) and the Nortel CS2100 PBX software Innovative Communications Alliance – collaboration between Nortel and Microsoft to deliver voice, video, and data communications on a single unified communications platform IU UniCom Project

5 Why? Campus saturated with mobile devices  Faculty, staff and students increasingly mobile  Students disinterested in campus telephony Diminishing office & meeting room space Physically dispersed, “time shifted” work force Overloaded storage (file management) Cost of supporting multiple vendor solutions:   Voic  IM & conferencing Interest from many directions to move to VoIP Underlying Factors IU UniCom Project

6 How? Addressing the Issues Merged operations under one Director  Voice, data, video, messaging  Targeted unified communications, not just VoIP Assembled a technical working group  Monthly meetings to discuss vendor options  Considered proprietary & open source solutions  Established test environments for various solutions Still Could not come up with a viable solution July 2006 Announcement: Microsoft and Nortel form “Innovative Communications Alliance” IU UniCom Project

7 Benefits of the Innovative Communications Alliance Successful history with Nortel & Microsoft Leverages existing skill sets & institutional knowledge  Advanced knowledge of Nortel systems  Experienced group of Windows Server & Exchange engineers Allows merging of SL-100 switches onto one platform with Geo Redundancy Supports legacy phone environment  Handset (TDM) phones will be in place for several years  Opens up multiple migration paths to VoIP IU UniCom Project

8 Benefits of the Innovative Communications Alliance (Continued…) Merges MS Outlook and phone at the desktop  35,000+ Phone lines  34,000+ Exchange mailboxes  MS Office is widely used, Outlook calendaring is critical Provides a robust set of communication tools  Instant Messaging & Presence Awareness  Full featured “soft phone”  Audio / Video Calls  Call control features  Live Meeting web conferencing IU UniCom Project

9 Evolution of Real-Time Communications Systems IU UniCom Project Source: Burton Group, December 2006

10 Hype Cycle IU UniCom Project Source: Gartner Group, July 2007 Unified Communications and Collaboration Unified Communications IP Telephony

11 Key Arguments for Unified Communications and Collaboration Community of users around Active Directory Enhanced Presence integrated into s, Office applications, SharePoint documents, etc. Integrated flow of communication  Contact information all in one repository Mobility and portability Caller ID IU UniCom Project

12 Rich Client Feature Set o Ad-hoc Web Conferencing o Q&A Panel o Attendee Polling (survey) o Desktop & Application Sharing o Record Meeting Content o Schedule Conferences o Launch IM within o “Call all” Message Recipients o Instant Messaging (including groups) o Enhanced Presence Awareness o Directory (GAL) Integration o File Transfers o Video Calls o Enterprise Voice \ Call Control Multiparty Calls Call Hold Call Transfers IU UniCom Project

13 OCS Communicator Web Access Communicator Mobile Microsoft Messenger for Mac 7.0 (in beta) Additional Clients o Instant Messaging o Enhanced Presence o Manage Phone Settings o Option for Forms-based Logon o Supported Browsers: IE 6 & 7 Firefox 2.0 and later Safari o Instant Messaging o Enhanced Presence o Manage Contacts o Make Calls o Supported on Windows Mobile 5 & 6 o Instant Messaging o Manage Contacts o Audio & Video Calls o File Transfers o Uses Global Address List o Bonjour Support o Requires Mac OS X or above IU UniCom Project

14 Telephony Lessons Learned Study your telephony dial plan  Be prepared to modify the PBX dial plan  We use 5 digit and 10 digit dialing No E911 Support from OC Client  Consider having users sign a “waiver” document Watch voice mail rollover ring time  Could affect “Sim Ring” or “Forward to” IU UniCom Project

15 Project Lessons Learned Senior Management support a necessity Engage deep level PBX vendor support Target “highly communicative” pilot groups Use department specific “real world” demos to generate enthusiasm Develop business case based on new value, not cost savings IU UniCom Project

16 OCS 2007 and CS2100 Integration October November December January February March April Create Support Model Install CWA Server Limited Campus Availability UITS Pilot Pre-Pilot Testing Install External Access Servers Create IUWare Client Install Package Timeline IU UniCom Project

17 Find us in the courtyard (will answer questions for beer or whisky ) IU UniCom Project

18 Thank You! IU UniCom Project

19 Building the OCS Infrastructure PBX(s ) SIP Gateway (NGSS) Media Gateway (IW-SPM) Nortel Equipment Phone Switch Upgrade (Nortel CS2100 w/SE10 load) 1 Active Directory Extended Active Directory Schema 2 SQL Back-end Servers Installed SQL 2005 Cluster 3 OCS Archiving & CDR Server Installed Archiving Server (w/File Shares & SQL 2005) 4 OCS Front-end Servers (with Web Components) OCS Pool Configured OCS Pool & Install Front-end servers 6 A/V Conferencing Server Web Conferencing Server Installed Web & A/V Conferencing Servers 7 OCS Mediation Server Installed Mediation Server 8 PSTN Network Internal IP Clients IU Private Network Load Balancers (Primary & Failover) LAN Switch LB Subnet Installed Load Balancers 5 IU UniCom Project

20 Building the OCS Infrastructure (Edge) Load Balancers (Primary & Failover) LAN Switch LB Subnet Install Load Balancers 1 ISA HTTP Proxy Server(s) Build ISA array (HTTP Proxy) 2 Communicator Web Access Server(s) Install CWA Server 3 OCS Director(s) Install OCS Director 4 Access Edge Server(s) Install Access Edge Server 5 A/V Conferencing Edge Server(s) Install A/V Conf. Edge Server 6 Web Conferencing Edge Server(s) Install Web Conf. Edge Server 7 Public IM Service Providers Federated OCS Partner(s) Trusted External Communicator & Live Meeting Clients Configure external access features… 8 IU Public Subnet Internet Campus Router IU UniCom Project

21 Phone Switch Integration Details OCS Front-end Servers OCS Mediation Server SIP INVITE SIP Trying SIP BYE SIP Session Progress SIP OK Communicator to Telephone Call Media Gateway (Nortel IW-SPM) SIP/CSTA Gateway (Nortel NGSS) PSTN Network Phone Switch (Nortel CS2100) RTP G.711 PCMU 8000Hz G.711 PCMU 8000Hz x-msrta 8000Hz (RTAudio) x-msrta 8000Hz (RTAudio) IU UniCom Project


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