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Overview

In some cases it may be necessary to temporarily disable, remove, or disconnect Verba from the network to isolate a problem or to stabilize the network. This topic provides a description of the process and a detailed procedure that will allow a technical support engineer to completely disable and isolate your Verba solution.

In case of mirror port (SPAN) based recording, the Verba Recording Server component is listening on a monitor port of a switch, so it does not generate traffic on the network. The Verba Media Repository component (SQL Server, Apache/Tomcat) behaves like a web server using a database. When users play back recorded calls, the system transfers the media file through the network to the user's computer.

Stopping Verba in a Lync environment

If you are experiencing service degradation in your Lync system, always start by stopping the Verba filters installed on the Lync Front Ends. If this does not solve the problem, then follow these steps:

Step 1 Connect to the Verba Recording server(s) / Verba Media Repository remotely using Remote Desktop/Terminal Services Client/PcAnywhere or equivalent. If remote connection is not available then perform the following steps locally on the server.

Step 2 Open the Service Control window (services.msc).

Step 3 Select the following services from the list and stop them by clicking on them with the right mouse button and select Stop :

  • Verba System Monitor Service (it is important to stop this service first, why? As otherwise, this service will restart other stopped Verba services.)
  • Verba Recorder Proxy Service
  • Verba Passive Recorder Service
  • Verba Storage Management Service
  • Verba Node Manager Agent Service
  • Verba Web Application Service
  • MSSQLSERVER

Stopping all services ensures that Verba is disabled.

Step 4 Connect to the Lync Front End server remotely using Remote Desktop/Terminal Services Client/PcAnywhere or equivalent. If remote connection is not available then perform the following steps locally on the server.

Step 5 Open the Service Control window (services.msc).

Step 6 Select the following services from the list and stop them by clicking on them with the right mouse button and select Stop:

  • Verba Node Manager Agent Service
  • Verba Lync Filter

Stopping all the services ensures that Verba is disabled.

Step 7 Repeat Steps 1-7 on all Verba servers and Lync Front End servers.

Step 8 If one of the services does not stop normally then follow the steps outlined in the "Shutting down Verba server" section.

Stopping Verba in a Cisco environment

If you are experiencing service degradation in your Cisco UCM system, always start by stopping the Verba Cisco Central Recorder Database Service on your recorders.

Step 1 Connect to the Verba Recording server(s) / Verba Media Repository remotely using Remote Desktop/Terminal Services Client/PcAnywhere or equivalent. If remote connection is not available then perform the following steps locally on the server.

Step 2 Open the Service Control window (services.msc).

Step 3 Select the following services from the list and stop them by clicking on them with the right mouse button and select Stop:

  • Verba System Monitor Service (it is important to stop this service first, why? As otherwise, this service will restart other stopped Verba services)
  • Verba Passive Recorder Service
  • Verba Cisco Central Recorder Service
  • Verba Cisco Central Recorder Database Service,
  • Verba Storage Management Service
  • Verba Node Manager Agent Service
  • Verba Web Application Service
  • MSSQLSERVER.

Stopping all the services ensures that Verba is disabled.

Step 4 Repeat Steps 1-7 on all Verba servers.

Step 5 If one of the services does not stop normally then follow the steps outlined in the "Shutting down Verba server" section.

Shutting down Verba server

Step 1 Connect to the server remotely using  Remote Desktop/Terminal Services Client/PcAnywhere or equivalent. If remote connection is not available log in locally to the server.

Step 2 Initiate a shut down from the Start menu (Start menu/Shut down/Shut down). If the server shuts down normally, Verba is disabled.

Step 3 If the server hangs after initiating the shut down, switch off the server manually.

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