Appendix D – Polycom PathNavigator Configuration Summary

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This example assumes installation has been successfully completed and an Administrator password has been set. Where a configuration option is not mentioned, it can be ignored or left unchecked. Always select Submit (or OK) before leaving a page or pop-up configuration window, to confirm and save any changes.

Configuration>General>Gatekeeper Identifier: Suitable name

Configuration>General>Gatekeeper Description: Suitable description

Configuration>Registration Policy: Predefined Endpoints Only

Configuration>Registration Policy> Registration timeout: 999

Configuration>Registration Policy> Offline timeout: 300


Configuration>Call Policy>Routing Mode: Direct

Configuration>Call Policy>Show messages on Polycom: Checked

Configuration>Call Policy>Neighbour gatekeeper hop count: 9


Configuration>Routing and Policies>Network Topology>Networks>Add

Network name: Suitable name

Endpoints within this network…zone: Checked

Country Code: 044

Area Code: Local telephone code

# of digits: 6

Did Assignment: both zero

IP Config:

Default Group Policy: Everyone

Default LCR table: None


Configuration>Routing and Policies>Network Topology>WAN Links>Internet/VPN>Add

WAN Link Name: Link to JANET (or similar)

First network in path: name of the network created in the last step

Other networks reached…: None

Max bandwidth: Suitable value

Max Bit Rate: 768 (or other suitable value)


Configuration>Routing and Policies>Network Topology>Network Addresses>Add

IP address: single machine or Class C address (latter ends in .0)

Subnet mask: single machine:; Class C:

Max Video bandwidth: suitable value (2,000 suggested)

Max bit rate: suitable value (768 suggested)


Repeat the above step until all networks (with endpoints) administered by this PathNavigator have been added.

Configuration>Neighbor Gatekeeper>Neighbors>Add

Description: JVCS Directory Gatekeeper

IP: aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd (IP address supplied by JVCS)

Prefix: Leave blank

# of digits to strip: 0

Prepending String: leave blank

Port: 1719


Repeat the above step for the second JVCS directory gatekeeper, substituting its numeric IP address.

Configuration>Neighbor Gatekeeper>Local Zone Prefixes>Add:

Description: Gatekeeper name (this gatekeeper – as in ‘gatekeeper identifier’ above)

Prefix: 0044xxxxx (xxxxx = 5-digit zone number supplied by JVCS-MC)


Note: an alternative approach: If the Configuration>Registration Policy is originally set to ‘Everyone’, then each legitimate endpoint registers, and is visible on the Monitor>Endpoints page. The Configuration>Registration Policy can then be re-set to ‘Predefined Endpoints’ and the next step can be omitted, as the endpoints registered at the time of making the change will be retained in the endpoint list.


Type: Terminal

IP Address: complete for Static/DHCP; enter IP address of terminal

Call Signalling Port: 1720

Expiration: Never

Use default from network

Group Policy: Everyone

Alias type(1): E.164

Alias value(1): terminal extension number (the terminal’s local ‘extension’ number)

Alias type(2): H.323 ID

Alias Value(2): terminal-jvcs-reg-name@domain (substitute your correct values)


Repeat the above step until all terminals are known to the gatekeeper.

End of Configuration.