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Deploying Genesys Softphone

This article describes how to install and configure Genesys Softphone in both standard and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments.

Environment prerequisites

Ensure that your environment meets the following prerequisites:

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, ensure that your system meets the software requirements established in the Genesys Supported Operating Environment Reference Manual, and meets the following minimum software requirements:

  • Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 (32 bits version): The Genesys installation package installs these redistributable packages on the workstation where it is executed.
  • .NET Framework 4.0 or higher: This framework is used only when the administrator installs Genesys Softphone with an HTTPS connector based on a self-signed certificate.
  • Quality of service (QoS) for voice, either one-to-one or on a conference connection capability, requires 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, ensure that your system meets the software requirements established in the Genesys Supported Operating Environment Reference Manual, and meets the following minimum software requirements:

  1. On the workstation running Citrix Workspace (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.
    • Quality of service (QoS) for voice, either one-to-one or on a conference connection capability, requires 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 a workstation running eLux (for deployment in a Linux environment instead of Windows):
    • Virtual Driver for Citrix shared object.
    • libgsecurity module.
    • Scout Enterprise ELIAS tool.
    • Windows workstation from which to run the Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter executable.
  3. 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 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), and then click Next.
  5. In the Startup and Secure Connection options window, choose one or more of the following options, and then click Next:
    • Auto Startup: Specifies that Genesys Softphone launches when Windows starts. Agents do not have to manually launch Genesys Softphone before they launch Workspace or other agent desktops.
    • Enable Dynamic Configuration Connector: Specifies that Workspace Web Edition (Agent Desktop) is allowed to dynamically configure Genesys Softphone when it is launched.

      If you select this 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 select this option, 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 the 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 Workspace Web Edition (WWE Agent Desktop), see Single sign on with Workspace Web Edition.
Important
For information about Genesys Softphone deployment and configuration for Workspace Desktop Edition (WDE), see Configuring Workspace Desktop Edition to use Genesys Softphone

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 by using the Startup=<Std or Auto> parameter.
    • Specify whether Workspace Web Edition can dynamically modify the Genesys Softphone configuration by using the Connector=<Disable or Enable> parameter.
    • If you are deploying Softphone for Workspace Web Edition 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 the version and build number before the upgrade:
      • IPVersion= <current (before upgrade) version of Genesys Softphone on this box>
      • IPBuildNumber= <current (before upgrade) build number of Genesys Softphone on this box>
  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 file 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 installer 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 (Windows)

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

  1. Double-click the setup.exe file 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 Select Operating System window, select Windows and click Next.
  4. In the Ready to Install window, select Install. The wizard installs Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter and displays the Installation Status window.
  5. In the Installation Complete window, select Finish.

Installing the Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter (eLux)

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

  1. Double-click the setup.exe file 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 Select Operating System window, select eLux, specify the destination to install the installation package, and click Next.
  4. In the Ready to Install window, select Install. The wizard installs Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter and displays the Installation Status window.
  5. In the Installation Complete window, select Finish.
    The installation package installs the following items:
    • a Virtual Driver for Citrix shared object
    • a libgsecurity module
    • a startup script to update the Citrix module.ini config file.
    These files are packaged into an EPM/FPM pair, each with a separate signature file with four files for the VD package and three files with certificates used for signing:
    • genesys_vd-<ip-version>.UC_RP5-1.0.fpm
    • genesysvd-<ip-version>.UC_RP5-1.0.epm
    • genesys_vd-<ip-version>.UC_RP5-1.0.fpm.sig
    • genesysvd-<ip-version>.UC_RP5-1.0.epm.sig

    • 0-VeriSign-RootCA.cer: VeriSign Universal Root Certification Authority
    • 1-Symantec-intermediate.cer: Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA
    • 2-Genesys-codesign.cer: Genesys certificate used for signing packages
  6. Import the package files to the existing container and add them to the client image using the Unicon Scout Enterprise ELIAS tool:
    1. Using the Security / Manage certificates menu option, import the certificates as trusted.
    2. If the client is configured with signature check, the VeriSign Root CA certificate must be installed on each client in the /setup/cacerts folder.
    3. To add packages to the container, in ELIAS select the Container / Import Package menu option, then select the files with .the epm extension.
    4. To update the image definition file (IDF), open it in ELIAS, then add the new package by selecting Genesys VD for Citrix, <ip-version> in the right pane and press the <== button.
    5. Update the client workstation using the Scout Enterprise Console and perform these steps:
      • Check the firmware configuration of the relevant Thin Clients by selecting Device configuration and then choosing Firmware.
      • Update the device by selecting the Commands / Update option to initiate the update and force a device restart.

Installing Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter in Silent mode

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

  1. Update the genesys_silent.ini file by making the following modifications:
    • Specify if Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter should be installed for Windows ("citrix_windows") or eLux5 ("citrix_elux_5") by using the DeploymentType parameter. For example, DeploymentType=citrix_windows.
    • In case of installation on eLux5, add the path to the Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter directory using the InstallPath parameter. For example, InstallPath=C:\GCTI\Genesys SoftphoneVDIAdapter.
  2. If you are upgrading Genesys Softphone VDI Adpater specify:
    • IPVersion= <current version of Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter on this box (before upgrade)>
    • IPBuildNumber= <current build number of Genesys Softphone VDI Adapter on this box (before upgrade)>
  3. 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:\9.0.007.03\windows\b1\ip\genesys_silent.ini' -sl 'C:\GSP\silent_setup.log'".
  4. After executing this command, verify that Genesys Softphone VDI Adpater is installed in the expected directory, and that the silent_setup.log file has been created in the C:\GSP\ directory.

Pre-configuring Genesys Softphone

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

Important
You can make changes to the configuration file, but you must restart Genesys Softphone before 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 Workspace Web Edition or Workspace Desktop Edition, 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.

Important
If single sign-on is used with Workspace Web Edition or Workspace Desktop Edition, these parameters can be overridden. See Overriding option values.

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 Genesys Administrator Extension Help.

Configuring SIP Server

Genesys recommends setting the following SIP Server application 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

A 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 with one of the following values:

  • 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, set the SIP Server make-call-alert-info option to one of the values specified above.
This page was last modified on July 2, 2019, at 07:34.

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