Bridge Scheduling and Reassignment

When you schedule a conference, the system automatically assigns the conference to a bridge unless a user with the default Advanced Scheduler or Operator role intercedes.

If that bridge is down at the time the system starts the conference, the RealPresence Resource Manager system attempts to dynamically reassign the conference to another bridge with sufficient capabilities and resources.

  • If the system can successfully reassign the conference to another bridge, the conference starts on the newly selected bridge, and the system sends an updated conference email message to all scheduled participants. This updated email includes a new dial-in number that dial-in participants must use to join the conference.
  • The system will chain bridge reassignments. This means that if the next bridge to which the system assigns a conference is down at the time the system tries to start the conference, the system will try to reassign the conference again.
  • If the RealPresence Resource Manager system cannot find another bridge with the features and capacity needed to support a conference, the conference fails to start. The system does not attempt to modify the conference settings in any way. Instead, the system sends an email to notify the conference organizer of the failure.