How To Configure CUCM Audio Conferences

There are two types of CUCM audio conferences: Ad Hoc and Meetme. And we are going to see one example configuration of each.

The network setting for our sample config includes three phones registered to CUCM:

  • CIPC: x1000
  • EyeBeam: x1002
  • X-Lite: x1003

You find a good amount of theory on audio conference types in CUCM here.

Ad Hoc

From CIPC, I make a call to EyeBeam then press the Confrn softkey:

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I make a second call to X-Lite and press the Confrn softkey:

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Now all participants are in an audio conference.

To display the conference participants, press the ConfrList softkey

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list of participants in the ad hoc conference

To remove a participant, highlight it and press the Remove softkey

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The conference bridge is released and we have a two-leg simple call:

after removing a participant from an ad hoc conference


The second type of CUCM audio conferences we have is MeetMe conferences. We configure a MeetMe pattern on CUCM in this way:

Call Routing -> MeetMe Number/Pattern

meetme conference configuration menu

CIPC is the first to enter the MeetMe conference; he must press the MeetMe softkey and dial the MeetMe pattern:

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On Eyebeam softphone, we dial the MeetMe pattern:

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So he joins the MeetMe conference:

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Also, X-Lite softphone dials the same pattern to join the conference:

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