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SRV records required for Cisco Unified Presence over managed network

Customer has a managed circuit and would like to take advantage of the QOS on that network for Jabber voice and video.  This document is not needed for customers who connect over the internet.

requirements: 
Internal DNS
managed network connectivity back to the hosted data center

Resolution

The following records should only be added to your internal DNS servers. Do not add them to public DNS.

The following DNS records need to be added to the customer’s internal domain.  Replace example.com with your domain
 
_cisco-uds._tcp.example.com     
          priority       = 6
          weight         = 30
          port           = 8443
          svr hostname   = 172.16.252.86
 
_cisco-uds._tcp.example.com     
          priority       = 2
          weight         = 20
          port           = 8443
          svr hostname   = 172.16.20.20
 
_cisco-uds._tcp.example.com     
          weight         = 5
          port           = 8443
          svr hostname   = 172.16.252.144
_cuplogin._tcp.example.com      
          priority       = 8
          weight         = 50
          port           = 8443
          svr hostname   = 172.16.252.86
 
_cuplogin._tcp.example.com     
          priority       = 5
          weight         = 100
          port           = 8443
          svr hostname   = 172.16.252.144
 
_cuplogin._tcp.example.com      
          priority       = 7
          weight         = 4
          port           = 8443
          svr hostname   = 172.16.20.20

Separate domain structure considerations

Use a Pinpoint Subdomain Zone
.
Example configuration using Service Discovery to replace pinpoint subdomains:

  • Internal DNS authoritative for : example.local
  • External DNS authoritative for : example.com

Set VoiceServicesDomain=cisco-uc.example.com
Create a zone on both the internal and external DNS server for cisco-uc.example.com.
Create the following SRV records as needed:

  • _cisco-uds._tcp.example.com (on Internal DNS)
  • _cuplogin._tcp.example.com (on Internal DNS)

You can create a pinpoint subdomain and zone on the internal name server. The pinpoint zone provides a dedicated location to serve specific records for the pinpoint subdomain. As a result, the internal name server becomes authoritative for that subdomain. The internal name server does not become authoritative for the parent domain, so the behavior of queries for records in the parent domain does not change.
The following diagram illustrates configuration created by the procedure.




In this configuration, the following SRV records are deployed with the internal DNS name server:

  • _cisco-uds._tcp.example.com
  • _cuplogin._tcp.example.com

Procedure

Step 1  Create a new zone on the internal name server.
Important:
You must use the following name for the pinpoint subdomain zone: cisco-internal.services-domain.
The pinpoint subdomain zone responds to queries from hosts on the internal network. However, the domain is a subdomain of the external domain. The first part of the name is a fixed value that the client expects, cisco-internal.

Step 2  Deploy the _cisco-uds and _cuplogin SRV records in the pinpoint subdomain zone.
Before creating a pinpoint subdomain zone
The external name server contains a zone for the parent external domain, example.com.
The internal name server contains a zone for the parent internal domain, example.local.
The Cisco Jabber Services Domain is example.com.
After creating a pinpoint subdomain zone
The external name server contains a zone for the parent external domain, example.com.
Internal name server contains the following:

  • Zone for the parent internal domain, example.local.
  • Zone for the pinpoint subdmain zone, cisco-internal.example.com.

The internal name server serves the _cisco-uds and _cuplogin SRV records from cisco-internal.example.com.When the client queries the name server for SRV records, it issues additional queries if the name server does not return _cisco-uds or _cuplogin.
The additional queries check for the cisco-internal.domain-name pinpoint subdomain zone.
For example, Adam McKenzie's services domain is example.com when he starts the client. The client then issues the following query:

  • _cisco-uds._tcp.example.com
  • _cuplogin._tcp.example.com
  • _collab-edge._tls.example.com

If the name server does not return _cisco-uds or _cuplogin SRV records, the client then issues the following query:

  • _cisco-uds._tcp.cisco-internal.example.com
  • _cuplogin._tcp.cisco-internal.example.com

How to Verify SRV Records


 ·         From Windows, click Start, and then click Run.
·         In the Open box, type cmd.
·         Type nslookup, and then press ENTER.
·         Type set type=all, and then press ENTER.
·         Type the SRV record exactly as entered, and then press ENTER.

Example: _cisco-uds._tcp.example.com , where example.com is the name of your domain, and then press ENTER.

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