Jive Business Continuity (JBC)

To add Jive Business Continuity to your services, please contact your sales representative at 844-731-9949.

Jive Business Continuity (JBC) is a server-based application that preserves your most essential on premise phone functions during an Internet disruption or a complete outage. Even with no Internet, you can still call staff and emergency services (requires Analog Failover) with local survivability. JBC also offers system monitoring, email alerts on call quality with Jive Alert Center, and dedicated project management.

Step 1: Install the JBC Device

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A JBC device needs to be up 24/7. During installation, ensure the device is properly secured and cables cannot be accidentally unplugged.

1. Plug in the JBC power adapter.

2. Plug in the network cable from your switch into the JBC network port.

3. Access Jive Administration.

4. Click System Settings in the left sidebar.

5. From the Business Continuity tab > JBC section, click the JBC that matches the MAC Address (12 digit string that is unique to each device) found on the bottom of your JBC.

6. Define the following settings:

Name

Name by which the JBC device is identified. This is useful when a system has multiple JBC devices.

IP Address

The internal IP address of the JBC device. This field does not change the network IP address on the JBC device. It is used by phones that are configured to connect through the JBC, and it lets them know where to send SIP (or phone) traffic.

DHCP Reservation

Since this setting references the JBC device’s IP address, we highly recommend configuring the JBC with a fixed IP address through a DHCP reservation. This will help to avoid the possibility of a mismatch between this setting and the JBC device’s true IP address.

If you are using a managed switch with multiple VLANs, the port you connect the JBC to needs to be set to access the same VLAN as the phones.

Complete the settings below only if you have purchased Analog Failover (provides limited calling with external numbers, like 911, during an internet outage) and an ATA is connected to the JBC device.

PSTN Gateway URI

The URI address of the ATA. Address should be formatted in this way:

protocol:ipAddress:portNumber (e.g. sip:10.10.10.16:5060)

PSTN Line Count

Specifies how many analog lines are connected to the ATA.

Priority Numbers

These phone numbers bump existing calls to free up a line during an internet outage. You can add multiple numbers, but the list should never exceed the total PSTN Line Count.

Note: 911 is included by default on all systems. You do not need to add it to this list.

Bypass Numbers

These phone numbers are always routed directly to the ATA and will pass through the PSTN rather than the Jive platform.

Regular expressions can be used to match phones number prefixes. For example:

  • Matching country code “^33/d{9}$”
  • Matching an area code “^801/d{7}$”

7. Click [OK].

Step 2: Assign a JBC Device to Your Phones

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Change Default JBC Device

1. From Jive Administration, click System Settings in the left sidebar.

2. From the General tab > Defaults section, select Use and then choose the desired JBC.

3. Click [SAVE].

Override Default JBC Device on a Phone

1. From Jive Administration, click System Settings in the left sidebar.

2. Click the device that requires a different JBC than the PBX default.

3. From the Device Settings tab > General Settings section, select Use and then choose the desired JBC.

4. Click [SAVE].

Step 3: Enable Alerts

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Permissions Required

In order to access Jive Alert Center, you must have configure PBX or super admin permissions given to you by a system admin.

1. Go to my.jive.com/alerts.

Note: Alternatively, you can access Jive Alert Center from the Jive Administration menu options.

2. From the JBC Status Alerts tab, enable the following:

Send alert when a JBC device is offline

A JBC device is considered offline when it is unable to communicate with Jive. For example, a JBC device has no power or cannot reach the Internet.

Send alert when a JBC device enters failover mode

A JBC device enters failover mode when it is unable to communicate with Jive while still providing limited services between local devices. For example, the Internet is down but extension-to-extension dialing is still possible.

Note: If analog phone lines are connected to a JBC device, outbound, limited inbound, and emergency calls are also available from these lines during failover mode.

3. Enter the email address for each alert recipient. All alerts are sent from noreply@jive.com (make sure this address is not marked as SPAM or junk mail).

4. From the Network Quality Alerts tab, enable Send Network Quality Alerts.

5. Enter the email address for each alert recipient. All alerts are sent from noreply@jive.com (make sure this address is not marked as SPAM or junk mail).

6. Set your network quality thresholds:

Latency

The average time it takes call audio packets to travel from a phone to Jive Cloud and back. If latency measures above 100ms, call quality could be affected.

Jitter

The change in the amount of time it takes for call audio packets to move from a phone to Jive Cloud (i.e. call audio is arriving out of order). If jitter measures above 10ms, call quality could be affected.

Packet Loss

The percentage of call audio packets lost while traveling from a phone to Jive Cloud. If packet loss measures above 0.5%, call quality could be affected.

1. Press the power button (do not press and hold) on the front of the JBC device.

2. Confirm the JBC device is powered off (light will turn amber).

3. Wait at least 30 seconds.

4. Press the power button again to turn the JBC device back on.

If this does not resolve the issue, please contact Customer Support at 800-614-7904.

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