NetTools Cisco Spark Bot now on Github

If you would like to run your own version of netTools bot for Cisco Spark please check out this Github repo.

A couple of points.
  • This bot uses a websocket library and websockets for bots is not supported by Cisco but it does work well. If you prefer webhooks just remove the websocket configuration and library.
  • Flint-node configuration and conversation files broken into their own files and imported into other files that need them.
  • Switch statement used to sort conversations which is different than the Flint-node examples.
  • Watson used for logging throughout. Use .env file to up date to production to turn all logging off.
  • .env file required for all Spark token settings unless you care to change of course!


Introducing Cisco Spark Nettools Bot

This is a new Cisco Spark bot I created to help with troubleshooting DNS and Cisco Expressway issues. Let me know what you think.

Thanks to John Howell who created this great video to help promote the bot.


Cisco Spark Node-Flint Support Space

Nick Marus and I have opened a Cisco Spark Space if you require support, share code or find issues for the Node-Flint Bot Framework for developing Cisco Spark Bots and Integrations developed by Nick. Please feel free to follow this link and join the Cisco Spark Space by entering your email on the page. I have also added the link in my gadgets space so if you need it at a later date its available.


Cisco Telepresence CapsetFilter Setting - Disabling H.239/BFCP

This is a not very well known setting going by how long it took me to find. The CapsetFilter setting available in TE and CE firmware on Cisco Telepresence endpoints can be used to change the layout of streamed content and video channels. Most modern video experiences call for separate video and content channels to allow local video layout customization and better content resolution. But what if you want content and video in the main video stream. This is negotiated usually but if you need to force this behavior CapsetFilter setting is how you do it. Disabling H.239/BFCP will force content and video into the main video stream.

Either SSH or using the web interface into the codec:

Disable H.239/BFCP using xCommand:
xConfiguration Experimental CapsetFilter: "H.239Ctrl"

Admin interface: