Getting Started With Virtual Room Connector Follow

Overview

Virtual Room Connector (VRC) is an on-premise gateway for H.323 and SIP devices. A H.323 or SIP device can make a video call to a VRC to join a Zoom Meeting.

VRC is offered as a VM installation on private cloud. VRC in your internal network allows internal H.323/SIP device to join a Zoom meeting.  VRC in your external network allows external H.323/SIP device to join a Zoom Meeting.

This article covers: 

Prerequisites

  • Tested H.323/SIP: Polycom, Cisco Tandberg, Lifesize, Panasonic and Aver.  Please contact us for others as we may have done limited testing.
  • Tested SIP: Biscotti, TelyLab, Cisco. Please contact us for others as we may have done limited testing.
  • VM System Specifications: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/202013517
  • Business, education or API plan
  • Room Connector port subscription. The price for Cloud Room Connector and Virtual Room Connector ports are the same.

Note: Only Pro users in your account can start meetings with Virtual Room Connector.

Instructions

Deploying Virtual Room Connector

  1. Login to your Zoom web portal and navigate to H.323/SIP Room ConnectorVirtual Room Connector.
  2. Under Download & Token, click Virtual Room Connector.
  3. Download the OVF and VMFK files.
  4. Open and deploy the files in your VM client.
  5. Login with the default credentials:
    • user: admin
    • password: admin
  6. Use the command ifconfig to check the IP address of the server. If the server does not have an IP address, configure one manually. 
  7. In your browser, navigate to the web console at https://ipaddress:5480
  8. Login with the default credentials at at first login, change the password.
  9. On the Configuration tab, enter the token from the Virtual Room Connector page of the Zoom web portal.

Dial Strings for Virtual Room Connector

To connect from a H.323 device, enter:

  • IP Address only, then enter meeting ID on the welcome screen, or
  • IP Address##Meeting ID, for example: 192.168.3.142##213746932
  • IP Address##MeetingID#password : 192.168.3.142##213746932#1122
  • MeetingID@IP Address: 2139746932@192.168.3.142  [Some Cisco/Tandberg devices]

To connect from a SIP device, enter:

  • IP Address only, then enter meeting ID on the welcome screen, or
  • Meeting ID@IP Address, for example: 213746932@192.168.3.142
  • meetingid.password@ip or meetingid:password@ip
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