Add a Site

RealPresence Resource Manager has default site Internet/VPN, and associates with registered endpoint by default. Polycom recommends adding new site based on the needs of your network topology. You can define a new site in the system’s site topology and specify which subnets are associated with it.

You can define overlapping subnets within a site or between sites. Larger subnets can contain smaller ones. When the system determines which subnets a given IP address belongs to, it chooses the subnet with the longest IP match.

For example:

Subnet1 = 10.0.0.0/8

Subnet2 = 10.33.24.0/24

The IP address 10.33.24.70 belongs to subnet2, while the IP address 10.22.23.70 belongs to subnet1.

Procedure

  1. Go to Network Topology > Sites or Network Topology > Site Topology.
    • To add a site in the Sites page, click Icon image.
    • To add a site in the Site Topology page, go to Site Actions > Add.
  2. Complete the General Info. The minimum information required is Site Name, Description, and Location.
    General Info Field Description
    Site Name A meaningful name for the site, this name can be 64 characters (ASCII only) long.
    Description A brief description (ASCII only) of the site.
    Territory Assigns the site to a territory, and thus to a RealPresence Resource Manager system.
    Location Specify the geographic location of the site either by longitude + latitude or country + city.


  3. Complete the H.323 Routing dialog.
    H.323 Routing Field Description
    Allowed via H.323 aware firewall

    Enables call routing through the Internet, using an H.323-aware firewall.

    • For an outbound call to the Internet, you must enter the firewall gateway service (e.g. a Polycom RealPresence DMA Edge appliance) code before the IP address in the dial string.
    • If you select Allowed via H.323 aware firewall, you must create a site link between this site and the Internet/VPN site.


  4. Complete the SIP Routing dialog.
    SIP Routing Field Description
    SIP Routing

    Allowed via SIP aware firewall

    Enables call routing through the Internet, using an SIP-aware firewall.

    Note:
    • For an outbound call to the Internet, you must enter the firewall gateway service (e.g. a Polycom RealPresence DMA Edge appliance) code before the IP address in the dial string.

    • If you select Allowed via SIP aware firewall, you must create a site link between this site and the Internet/VPN site.



  5. Go to Subnets and click Icon image to add a new subnet.
  6. Complete the Subnet dialog.
    Subnet Field Description
    Subnet IP Address/Mask

    Specifies the subnets within the site. For each subnet, include:

    • IP Address range
    • Mask Length


  7. Click OK.
  8. Check the new subnet information and click OK.