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How to Set Up CTI Ports On CallManager

Cisco - How to Set Up CTI Ports On CallManager

Document ID: 6157

Updated: Feb 02, 2006

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Introduction

You need to add a Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) port for each active voice line that you intend to use on a Cisco IP SoftPhone. The CTI port is actually a virtual device that allows you to create a virtual line.

Note: If you configure multiple lines per CTI port, only one line per CTI port can be in use at a time. Media can only be terminated per device, not per line.

Note: If users only use Cisco IP SoftPhone to control their Cisco IP Phone, you do not need to add a CTI port.

This document is part of a document set. Consult the index for this set titled Installing and Configuring Cisco IP SoftPhone for information on each of these documents.

This document explains how to create a CTI port. Refer to Installing and Configuring Cisco IP SoftPhone for an overview on how to configure Cisco IP SoftPhones.

This document uses the Default Device Pool. In addition, the Owner User ID, all Calling Search Spaces (CSS) are set to <None>, all Media Resource Group Lists are set to <None>, all Hold Media Sources are set to <None>, all Locations are set to <None>, and all multilink point-to-point (MLPP) Information is not configured. Make sure to adapt the values of these fields to your topology as required.

Prerequisites

Requirements

Cisco recommends that you have knowledge of these topics:

  • Cisco CallManager Administration

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services

Components Used

The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:

  • Cisco CallManager version 4.1 (revision .91 or later)

  • Cisco CallManager 4.0 requires Cisco IP SoftPhone version 1.3(3) or later

  • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 (SP4 or later), or Windows 2000

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.

Conventions

Refer to Cisco Technical Tips Conventions for more information on document conventions.

Log in and Open Cisco CallManager Administration

Complete these steps:

  1. Log in as an Administrator on the Cisco CallManager Server.

    Enter your User Name and Password, then click OK.

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  2. In order to get the Administration screen to come up, enter the URL http://servername/ccmadmin, where servername is either the name or IP address of your Cisco CallManager system.

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Select and Add a New Device

Complete these steps:

  1. Note: Cisco IP SoftPhones use CTI Ports port_icon.gif to link into Cisco CallManager. It is a common error to mistakenly configure a CTI Route Point route_icon.gif instead. Select Device > Add a New Device.

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    The Add a New Device window appears.

  2. Select Phone from the Device Type drop-down menu and click Next.

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    The Add a New Phone screen appears.

  3. Select CTI Port from the Phone Type drop down menu.

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  4. Click Next.

    The Phone Configuration window appears.

Enter Phone Configuration Settings

Complete these steps:

  1. Enter the Device Name.

    The Description is filled in automatically at the same time. Default is selected for the Device Pool. Make sure to set this to an appropriate value for your environment. Click Insert.

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    A popup message reports the operation is a success and prompts you to enter further information on lines associated with the CTI port.

  2. This brings up the Directory Number Configuration window.

    For this example, the directory number 2200 is chosen. All other values are left at default values.

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  3. Click Add and OK.

    The Phone Configuration window displays.

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  4. Click Update and reset the phone to make sure the CTI port is properly initialized.

    You have now completed this task. Return to the index page.

Related Information

Updated: Feb 02, 2006
Document ID: 6157