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  Cisco MeetingPlace Directory Services Implementation (CMDS)

Who Should Attend 

This course is intended for installation engineers and personnel responsible for troubleshooting and providing first level support for MeetingPlace in enterprise networks.


  • Student must be sponsored by a Cisco Advanced Unified Communciations Specialized Partner.
  • Complete Cisco MeetingPlace Installation and Maintenance (CMIM) course
  • Recommended: Training on Microsoft Active Directory Integration (LDAP)

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to: 

  • Describe LDAP directory functions and System Administration operations
  • Install and configure the MeetingPlace Directory Services integration
  • Configure various scenarios of customer LDAP mapping rules for MPDS
  • Describe the MeetingPlace Directory Services functions, processes and file structure
  • Install and configure MeetingPlace Directory Services Metalinks to LDAP Databases and to Cisco MeetingPlace 8100 Audio Servers that meet specific customer requirements
  • Troubleshoot Cisco MeetingPlace Directory Services integration based on the two types of integrations and specific Metalink scenarios

Remote Lab Requirements

  • Client PC running Cisco VPN Client
  • Microsoft Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Connection software
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Client PC has passed MeetingPlace Browser Test at

Course Content

This one and one-half day lab-intensive course is delivered remotely through scheduled broadcast of lecture and access to remote labs. The course provides in-depth instruction and understanding of the installation, configuration and troubleshooting skills required to install the Cisco MeetingPlace Directory Services v5.3 product. This course focuses on MeetingPlace audio server profile management automation and integration into a Customer's Microsoft Active Directory, Sun Microsystems iPlanet/Netcsape and/or Cisco CallManager directory environment. Hands-on lab exercises practice and reinforce the configuration and troubleshooting of common integrations. Cisco MeetingPlace Directory Services is an optional product component of a total Cisco MeetingPlace rich-media solution.