Set Up the Distributed Media Service

By default, the RealPresence ITP systems supports the Polycom® RealPresence® Distributed Media Application™ (DMA®). RealPresence DMA enables multipoint conferences.

Procedure

  1. Go to the admin interface of RMX and configure DMA as the H323 gatekeeper and SIP server.
  2. Login to the DMA web interface with a user account having Administrator privileges.
  3. Configure MCU in DMA:
    1. In the DMA menu, go to Network > MCU > MCUs and press Add on the ACTIONS pane to add the details of the MCU (RMX) that you want to use for your conferencing needs.
    2. After filling in the details of the MCU (RMX), press OK.

      Make sure that the MCU state shows as "Connected to .. MCU“ and "In service" as indicated by the status indicators in the first column of the table displayed in Network > MCU > MCUs.

  4. Configure MCU pool:
    1. Go to Network > MCU > MCU Pools and press Add on the ACTIONS pane to add a MCU Pool.

      The Add MCU Pool window appears.

    2. Name the pool and select the MCU that was added previously in step 3 and move it to the Selected MCUs section.

      Press OK.

  5. Configure MCU pool order:
    1. Go to Network > MCU > MCU Pool Orders and press Add on the ACTIONS pane to add a MCU Pool order.

      The Add MCU Pool Order window appears.

    2. Name the pool order and select the MCU pool that was added previously in step 4 and move it to the Selected MCU pools section.

      Press OK.

  6. Configure the conference template:
    1. Go to Admin > Conference Manager > Conference Templates and press Add on the ACTIONS pane to add a conference template.

      The Add Conference Template window appears.

    2. Name the template and configure the rest of the settings as required.

      The resolution, video quality, line rate, etc that is applied to the conference depends on the configuration in the conference template.

  7. Configure a DMA user:
    1. In the menu, go to User > Users and press Add on the ACTIONS pane to add a user.

      The Add User window appears.

    2. Configure the userid and password.

      You can also configure the class of service and bit rate. No special roles (Administrator/Auditor,Provisioner) are required for this DMA user.

  8. Create a conference room:
    1. Select the user that you created in step 7 and press Manage conference rooms on the ACTIONS pane.

      The Conference Rooms window appears.

    2. Add a conference room by pressing Add.

      The Add Conference Room window opens.

    3. Provide or generate a Room id (conference room number).

      Enable the conference template and select the conference template that was created in step 6.

    4. Enable MCU pool order and select the MCU pool order that was created in step 5.
  9. Verify the above configuration by dialing in to the conference room created above from the RealPresence ITP endpoint by dialing the dial-in number of the conference room.

    If the codec enters the conference, then the configuration is correct.

These instructions do not cover all configuration items related to setting up a conference room in DMA. Refer to the DMA documentation for detailed instructions on setting up MCUs, pools, conference templates, etc.