In the next step we are going to configure CallManager to SFTP the CDR and CMR records over, so first we have to set up either a FTP or SFTP server to accept those connections.
Decide which Splunk Host we will send them to
If you have chosen to set up a Standalone Indexer deployment, then we mean that single indexer. If on the other hand you’re setting up a Distributed Deployment, then you’ll now pick the host that will run the Universal Forwarder instance and we mean that host.
Setting up an SFTP/SSH server
On the other hand if you’re running Splunk on a Linux or Unix system, just make sure sshd is up and running, and that the Callmanager host has a route to it.
In either case, create a user and password that Call Manager can use.
Specifying our host as an “External Billing Server” in “Cisco Unified Servicability”
For later versions of the Call Manager (10.x and newer);
Cisco Unified Serviceability will attempt a connection to the SFTP or FTP server to confirm that your settings work. Once sucessful, this step is complete.
For older versions of Call Manager, the instructions are much the same but you might have to hunt a little for where the settings are. In 4.X to 6.x look in Cisco Unified Serviceability –> Tools –> CDR Management. From 7.X to 9.x, look in Tools > CDR Management Configuration.
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