The Bulk Administration Tool (BAT) is a web-based application that
allows you perform bulk transactions. For example, you can add, update, or
delete, on a large number of phones, users, and ports on a Cisco Catalyst 6000
Foreign Exchange Station (FXS) analog interface module to the Cisco CallManager
database. The BAT also supports the insertion and deletion of Cisco VG200
gateways and ports. Where this was previously a manual operation, the BAT helps
you automate the process and achieve much faster add, update, and delete
operations. The User Device Profiles (UDP) option in the BAT allows you to add
or delete large numbers of user device profiles.
You can use the BAT to migrate user device profiles between different
IP phones. This document discusses how to migrate the device profiles created
for users using one IP phone to another IP phone.
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Note: For illustration purposes, this document discusses the migration of
Cisco 7960 IP Phone UDPs to Cisco 7970 IP Phone UDPs.
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.
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In this section, you are presented with the information on how to
migrate Cisco IP Phone 7960 UDPs to Cisco IP Phone 7970 UDPs. The migration
cannot be done using the normal steps in the BAT. The only way to do this is
through these steps:
Export the UDP for Cisco IP Phone 7960 to a
file and modify the file to point to Cisco IP Phone
Insert the new UDP file to BAT with Cisco IP
Phone 7970 all details.
Complete these steps in order to export the Cisco IP Phone 7960 UDPs to
a file and modify the file to point to Cisco IP Phone 7970.
From the BAT, choose Configure > User
Device Profiles. In the User Device Profile Options window, select
Export User Device Profiles.
In the Export File Name field, enter the file name that you want to
In the File Format Name field, choose All User Device
Profiles Details. In order to export all the line attributes,
services, and User IDs that are associated with the Cisco 7960 UDP, select the
Model as Cisco 7960 and click the All Details
Click Export at the top of the window in order to
export the chosen user device profile records. A message advises you of
approximately how long it takes to export the records in the Cisco CallManager
database. Click OK to continue. BAT displays either an
Export Completed or Export
Failed in the Status area.
The BAT saves the exported file at C:\BatFiles\Export\User Device
Profiles\ on the publisher server. Make the necessary changes by replacing all
references to 7960 with 7970. You can do this
manually in the text file when you search for 7960, or copy
and paste the output of this text file into Microsoft Word, and perform a
search and replace. Be careful not to modify the format when you paste your
modifications back into the text file.
Save the new file to C:\BatFiles\User Device
Complete these steps in order to insert the new file into the BAT by
selecting Cisco IP Phone 7970 All Details.
From BAT, choose Configure > User
Device Profiles> Insert User Device Profiles. In
this window, select Step 4: Insert User Device Profiles and
In the File Name field, choose the new file (in this example,
7960_new.txt ). Choose Insert Option All Details and select
the Model Cisco 7970.
Click Insert. A message displays that tells you
the approximate time required to insert the records into the Cisco CallManager
database. Click OK to continue.
Ensure the migration has no errors. Click on View Latest
There should be 0 failed in the result summary.