How to Install and Configure CallManager Express GUI Software
CallManager Express (CME) is a Cisco solution that provides IP telephony services for small and medium businesses. CME allows you to manage and configure IP phones, voice mail, call routing, and other features using a web-based graphical user interface (GUI).
In this article, we will show you how to install and configure the CME GUI software on your router or UC500 device. We will use the cme-full-18.104.22.168.tar file, which contains the basic CME GUI files and some additional features. You can download this file from Cisco's website or use a TFTP server to transfer it to your device.
Step 1: Extract the CME GUI Files
The cme-full-22.214.171.124.tar file is a compressed archive that contains 132 files, of which only 18 are essential for the CME GUI. You can extract this file directly on your device's flash memory using the following command:
R1# archive tar /xtract tftp://10.0.0.10/cme-full-126.96.36.199.tar flash:
This command will load the file from the TFTP server at 10.0.0.10 and extract it to the flash memory of your device. Make sure you have enough free space on your flash memory before doing this, otherwise the extraction process will fail.
If you have limited space on your flash memory, you can extract only the files with the path 'gui\\' using Winzip or another tool and upload them individually to the root directory of your flash memory.
Step 2: Enable the HTTP Server and Authentication
Next, you need to enable the HTTP server on your device and configure it to use local authentication for accessing the CME GUI. You also need to create a local user account with privilege level 15 and lower the file privilege level required for file operations. You can do this with the following commands:
The first command enables the HTTP server on your device. The second command tells the HTTP server to use local user accounts for authentication. The third command creates a local user account named 'admin' with privilege level 15 and password 'mysecret'. The fourth command lowers the file privilege level to 0, which is necessary to avoid errors when accessing the CME GUI.
Step 3: Access the CME GUI
Now you are ready to access the CME GUI using your web browser. You need to enter the IP address of your device followed by '/ccme.html' in the address bar, for example:
You will be prompted to enter your username and password that you created in step 2. After logging in, you will see the CME GUI homepage, which looks like this:
From here, you can access various menus and options to configure and manage your CME system. Some of the most common tasks are:
Administrator's Login Account - create or reset new CME GUI accounts.
Date and Time Format - The date/time format displayed on the IP Phones.
IP Phone URLs - The urls IP Phones must use in order to obtain access to advanced features such as XML services or Internet.
Max. Number of IP Phones - The maximum number of IP Phones allowed to register to our CME system.
You can also use the CME GUI to add, delete, or modify IP phones, extensions, voice mailboxes, call forwarding rules, hunt groups, speed dials aa16f39245