The NextPlane UC Exchange service is architected so that federating through UC Exchange is secure and extremely simple. UC Exchange is a no-touch solution for the unified communication (UC) client and is stunningly simple for the UC servers. UC Exchange does not require ANY plug-ins or software components to be installed on the federated domains' UC platforms. It appears to each UC server or gateway as if it is federating with its own kind.
Microsoft UC Platforms
Microsoft Lync, OCS or LCS administrators need to make the following changes:
- Publish an XMPP SRV record for their Lync, OCS or LCS domain to point to the NextPlane UC Exchange FQDN.
- Modify their Lync, OCS or LCS Allow List on the Access Edge Server (AES) to allow federation with the specific domain and to configure it to point to the NextPlane UC Exchange FQDN.
Step 1 is only required when federating with an XMPP based UC platform.
The publication of the XMPP SRV record for the Lync, OCS or LCS domain allows UC Exchange to receive XMPP traffic from the XMPP domain(s), which is addressed to the users on the Microsoft domain, and to translate and route it appropriately as SIP traffic to the Microsoft Access Edge Servers.
The modification of the AES Allow List enables UC Exchange to receive the SIP traffic from the Microsoft domain which is addressed to the users on the federated domain, and to translate and route it appropriately to the federated domain.
Please note that there are additional technical steps required in setting up voice and video federation between Microsoft Lync or OCS, and Google Apps. For further details, please contact NextPlane.
XMPP-based UC Platforms
To federate XMPP-based platforms, such as OpenFire, with a Microsoft Lync, OCS or LCS domain, the XMPP platform does not require any changes, except ensuring port 5269 is open on the perimeter network.
SIP-Based UC Platforms
To federate IBM Sametime with Lync, OCS or LCS, the Sametime administrator must modify the community list of the IBM Sametime Gateway for the Microsoft domain to point to the NextPlane UC Exchange FQDN.
The administrator of the Sametime domain also needs to ensure port 5061 (TLS) or 5060 (TCP) is open on their perimeter network.
To join the UC Exchange, contact NextPlane today.