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Deploying Genesys Softphone

This topic describes how to install and configure Genesys Softphone in your environment. It covers both standard and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) installations.

Environment prerequisites

Ensure that your environment meets the prerequisites described in this section.

Supported operating systems

Refer to the Genesys Softphone and the Virtualization Platform Support topics in the Genesys Supported Operating Environment Reference Manual for a list of the latest supported operating systems.

Prerequisites for deployment on a physical workstation

To work with Genesys Softphone, you must ensure that your system meets the software requirements established in the Genesys Supported Operating Environment Reference Manual, as well as meeting the following minimum software requirements:

  • Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 (32 bits version): The Genesys Installation Package installs this redistributable package on the workstation where it is executed.
  • .NET Framework 4.0 or higher: This is used at installation time only when the Administrator installs Genesys Softphone with HTTPS connector based on a self-signed certificate.
  • QoS requirement for voice, either one-to-one or on a conference connection capability, require the following:
    • ≤ 150 ms of one-way latency from mouth to ear (per the ITU G.114 standard)
    • ≤ 30 ms jitter
    • ≤ 1 percent packet loss
    • 17 to 106 kbps of guaranteed priority bandwidth per call (depending on the sampling rate, codec, and Layer 2 overhead)
    • 150 bps (plus Layer 2 overhead) per phone of guaranteed bandwidth for voice control traffic
  • A headset or other microphone and speaker audio device that is supported by Windows OS installed on the workstation.

Prerequisites for deployment in a VDI environment

To work with Genesys Softphone in a VDI environment, you must ensure that your system meets the software requirements established in the Genesys Supported Operating Environment Reference Manual, as well as meeting the following minimum software requirements:

  1. On the workstation running Citrix Workstation (formerly Citrix Receiver):
    • Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 (32 bits version): The Genesys Installation Package installs this redistributable package on the workstation where it is executed.
    • QoS requirement for voice, either one-to-one or on a conference connection capability, require the following:
      • ≤ 150 ms of one-way latency from mouth to ear (per the ITU G.114 standard)
      • ≤ 30 ms jitter
      • ≤ 1 percent packet loss
      • 17 to 106 kbps of guaranteed priority bandwidth per call (depending on the sampling rate, codec, and Layer 2 overhead)
      • 150 bps (plus Layer 2 overhead) per phone of guaranteed bandwidth for voice control traffic
    • A headset or other microphone and speaker audio device that is supported by the OS installed on either the client host.
  2. On the VDI environment (XenApp or XenDesktop server) that runs the application layer of the VDI runtime:

Installing Genesys Softphone

(For information on installing Genesys Softphone in a VDI environment see Installing the Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter)

To install Genesys Softphone, follow these steps:

  1. Double-click the setup.exe file that is located in the <Genesys Softphone Install Package Directory>\windows\ directory to open the Genesys Installation Wizard.
  2. In the Welcome to the Installation window, click Next.
  3. In the Choose Destination Location window, click Next to accept the default destination folder, or click Browse to select another destination location.
  4. In the Deployment Type window, click Standard or Citrix (for Virtualization deployments only) then click Next.
  5. In the Startup and Secure Connection options window, you may choose one or more of the following options, and then click Next:
    • Auto Startup: Specifies that Genesys Softphone launches when Windows starts up. This means that agents do not have to manually launch Genesys Softphone before they launch Agent Desktop.
    • Enable Dynamic Configuration Connector: Specifies that Agent Desktop is allowed to dynamically configure Genesys Softphone when it is launched.

      If you choose the Enable Dynamic Configuration Connector option, the Dynamic Configuration Connector Parameters window is displayed.

      1. Specify the Connector Port for Genesys Softphone. This port must be compliant with the value specified by the sipendpoint.uri option.
      2. Enable HTTPS secure connections (optional). If you choose a secure connection, you must choose the type of security certificate that you use. :
        • Self-signed Certificate: In this mode, the IP creates a self-signed certificate, installs it in the Personal Certificate section of the workstation where setup.exe is executed and also installs it as a root certificate authority at Machine level in the workstation where setup.exe is executed.
        • Certificate Authorities from the Windows Certificate Store
        Important
        To properly install the self-signed certificate, .NET Framework 4.0 or higher is mandatory.
  6. In the Ready to Install window, select Install. The wizard installs Genesys Softphone and all associated files in the selected directory and displays the Installation Status window. The installation might take several minutes.
  7. In the Installation Complete window, select Finish.
Important
For more information about Genesys Softphone deployment for Agent Desktop, see Single sign on with Agent Desktop.

Installing Genesys Softphone in Silent mode

To install Genesys Softphone in Silent mode, use the Installation Wizard Silent arguments as follows:

  1. Update the genesys_silent.ini file by making the following modifications:
    • Add the path to the Genesys Softphone directory. For example, InstallPath=C:\GCTI\Genesys Softphone.
    • Specify if Genesys Softphone is a physical workstation ("Std") or a Citrix enviornment ("Citrix") by using the DeploymentType=<Std or Citrix> parameter.
    • Specify whether Genesys Softphone starts automatically when Windows starts up by using the Startup=<Std or Auto> parameter.
    • Specify whether Agent Desktop can dynamically modify the Genesys Softphone configuration by using the Connector=<Disable or Enable> parameter.
    • If you are deploying Softphone for Agent Desktop dynamic configuration:
      • If the Connector is enabled, specify the Connector Port by using the ConnectorPort=<port number> parameter.
      • Specify whether the connector uses HTTPS secure connection by using the HTTPS=<NotUsed or Used> parameter.
      • If you are using a secure connection, specify the certificate type to be used by using the CertificateType=<SelfSigned or WindowsStore> parameter.
      • If you assign the value WindowsStore to the CertificateType option, specify the certificate thumbprint by using the CertThumbPrint=<certificate thumbprint> parameter.
    • If you are upgrading Genesys Softphone specify:
      • IPVersion= <current version of Genesys Softphone on this box (before upgrade)>
      • IPBuildNumber= <current build number of Genesys Softphone on this box (before upgrade)>
  2. Execute the following command:
    setup.exe /s /z"-s 'FullPathToGenesysSilentConfigurationFile' -sl 'FullPathToGenesysSilentResultFile'" where:
    • /s specifies that the installation is running in InstallShield Silent Mode.
    • /z passes the Genesys Silent mode silent parameters to the installation.
    • -s specifies the full path to the silent configuration file. The <Full path to Genesys Silent Configuration file> is optional. If the <Full path to Genesys Silent Configuration file> parameter is not specified, the installation uses the genesys_silent.ini file in the same directory where the setup.exe is located.
      Important
      Enclose the value of the <Full path to Genesys Silent Configuration file> parameter by apostrophes (') if the parameter contains white symbols.
    • -sl specifies the full path to the installation results file. If the <Full path to Genesys Installation Result file> parameter is not specified, the installation creates the genesys_install_result.log file in the <System TEMP folder> directory.
      Important
      Enclose the value of the <Full path to Genesys Installation Result file> parameter in apostrophes (') if the parameter contains white space characters.

    The InstallShield setup.exe installation starter requires that:

    • There is no space between the /z argument and quotation mark. For example, /z"-s" is valid, while /z "-s" is not valid.
    • There is a space between the -s,-sl parameters and quotation mark. For example, /z"-s c:\temp\genesys_silent.ini" is valid, while /z "-sc:\temp\genesys_silent.ini" is not valid. For example,
      setup.exe /s /z"-s 'C:\8.5.000.05\windows\b1\ip\genesys_silent.ini' -sl 'C:\GSP\silent_setup.log'".
  3. After executing this command, verify that Genesys Softphone is installed in the C:\<Genesys Softphone Directory>, and that the silent_setup.log file has been created in the C:\GSP\ directory.

Installing the Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter

If you installed Genesys Softphone in a VDI environment, you must install the Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter on each workstation by following these steps:

  1. Double-click the setup.exe file that is located in the <Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter Install Package Directory>\windows\ directory to open the Genesys Installation Wizard.
  2. In the Welcome to the Installation window, click Next.
  3. In the Ready to Install window, select Install. The wizard installs Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter and displays the Installation Status window.
  4. In the Installation Complete window, select Finish.

Installing the Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter in Silent mode

To install Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter in Silent mode, in the Installation Wizard execute the following command:
setup.exe /s /z"-s 'FullPathToGenesysSilentConfigurationFile' -sl 'FullPathToGenesysSilentResultFile'" where:

  • /s specifies that the installation is running in InstallShield Silent Mode.
  • /z passes the Genesys Silent mode silent parameters to the installation.
  • -s specifies the full path to the silent configuration file. The <Full path to Genesys Silent Configuration file> is optional. If the <Full path to Genesys Silent Configuration file> parameter is not specified, the installation uses the genesys_silent.ini file in the same directory where the setup.exe is located.
    Important
    Enclose the value of the <Full path to Genesys Silent Configuration file> parameter by apostrophes (') if the parameter contains white symbols.
  • -sl specifies the full path to the installation results file. If the <Full path to Genesys Installation Result file> parameter is not specified, the installation creates the genesys_install_result.log file in the <System TEMP folder> directory.
    Important
    Enclose the value of the <Full path to Genesys Installation Result file> parameter in apostrophes (') if the parameter contains white space characters.

The InstallShield setup.exe installation starter requires that:

  • There is no space between the /z argument and quotation mark. For example, /z"-s" is valid, while /z "-s" is not valid.
  • There is a space between the -s,-sl parameters and quotation mark. For example, /z"-s c:\temp\genesys_silent.ini" is valid, while /z "-sc:\temp\genesys_silent.ini" is not valid. For example:

setup.exe /s /z"-s 'C:\8.5.000.05\windows\b1\ip\genesys_silent.ini' -sl 'C:\GSP\silent_setup.log'".

Configuring Genesys Softphone

Genesys Softphone installation includes a configuration file (<Genesys Softphone Directory>/Softphone.config>) with configuration settings that are applied to the Softphone when it starts.

Important
You can make changes to the configuration file, but you must restart the Softphone before any of the changes take effect.

The configuration file is organized into containers. Each container is divided into domains that are further divided into sections that hold the settings for a group of parameters. The following configuration file examples describe the settings in each container:

For the description and valid values of each parameter, see Configuration Options Reference.

Basic container

The Basic container sets the Genesys Softphone user's DNs and the protocol used.

<Container name ="Basic">
    <Connectivity user ="DN0" server="Server0:Port0" protocol="Protocol"/>
    <Connectivity user ="DN1" server="Server1:Port1" protocol=" Protocol"/>
  </Container>
Important
If Single sign on is used with Agent Desktop, these parameters in configuration file are not taken in account.

Genesys container

The Genesys container sets the policy, endpoint, session, device, connector, codecs, proxy, mailbox, system, and security parameters.

Configuring the agent's DN

Set the following TServer section option for the DNs of the Place to which the agent is logging in:

  • sip-cti-control = talk,hold,dtmf
Important
This option is mandatory to use third-party call control on the SIP device.

For information about configuring DN objects, see the Platform Administration help.

Configuring SIP Server

Genesys recommends setting the following SIP Server options:

  • dual-dialog-enabled=true (default value)
  • make-call-rfc3725-flow=1 (allows for better and/or simpler codec negotiation)
  • ring-tone-on-make-call=true (default value)
  • use-register-for-service-state=true

For more information about these options, see the SIP Server Deployment Guide.

Suppressing the ringtone

The ringtone is generated for all incoming calls to Genesys Softphone. To suppress the ringtone for third-party call control for the originating DN, configure the following SIP Server option:

  • make-call-alert-info=<urn:alert:service:3pcc@genesys>

or

  • make-call-alert-info=<file://null>;service=3pcc
Important
If at least one Genesys Softphone in the contact center is configured with the ringing_enabled option set to 1, the SIP Server make-call-alert-info option should be set to one of the values specified above.
This page was last modified on March 8, 2019, at 08:22.

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