Cisco CallManager Administration Guide, Release 3.2(1)
Device Pool Configuration
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Device Pool Configuration

Table Of Contents

Device Pool Configuration

Adding a Device Pool

Updating a Device Pool

Deleting a Device Pool

Device Pool Configuration Settings


Device Pool Configuration


Use device pools to define sets of common characteristics for devices. You can specify the following device characteristics for a device pool:

Cisco CallManager group

Date/time group

Region

Media resource group list

Music On Hold (MOH) audio sources

User and network locales

Calling search space for auto-registration

Auto-answer enable for Cisco IP phones that support this feature

Use the following topics to add, update, or delete a device pool:

Adding a Device Pool

Updating a Device Pool

Deleting a Device Pool

Device Pool Configuration Settings

Refer to the "System-Level Configuration Settings" section in the Cisco CallManager System Guide for more information about device pools and the device settings that are assigned through device pools.

Adding a Device Pool

This section describes how to add a new device pool to the Cisco CallManager database. After adding a new device pool to the database, you can use it to configure devices such as Cisco IP phones, gateways, conference bridges, transcoders, media termination points, voice mail ports, CTI route points, and so on.

Before You Begin

Before configuring a device pool, you must configure the following items if you want to choose them for the device pool:

Cisco CallManager group (required). See the "Adding a Cisco CallManager Group" section.

Date/time group (required). See the "Adding a Date/Time Group" section on page 5-2.

Region (required). See the "Adding a Region" section on page 7-2.

Media resource group list (optional). See the "Adding a Media Resource Group List" section on page 31-2.

MOH audio sources (optional). See the "Adding a Music On Hold Audio Source" section on page 27-2.

Calling search space for auto-registration (optional). See the "Adding a Calling Search Space" section on page 13-3.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Device Pool.

Step 2 To create a device pool from an existing device pool with settings that are similar to the one you want to configure, choose the existing device pool and click Copy.

Step 3 Enter or edit the appropriate fields as described in the "Device Pool Configuration Settings" section.

Step 4 Click Insert to save the device pool information in the database.


Related Topics

Device Defaults Configuration

Updating a Device Pool

Deleting a Device Pool

Device Pool Configuration Settings

Updating a Device Pool

This section describes how to modify the configuration of an existing device pool.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Device Pool.

Step 2 In the Device Pools list, choose the device pool you want to update.

Step 3 Update the appropriate settings as described in Table 8-1. Before saving the changes, you can click Cancel to reset all fields to original values.

Step 4 Click Update to save the changes in the database.

Step 5 Restart the devices to apply the changes. To restart all the devices in the selected device pool, click Restart Devices.


Tip For your convenience in restarting devices, the Restart Devices button restarts all devices in the selected device pool.



Caution Restarting devices can cause them to drop calls.


Related Topics

Adding a Device Pool

Deleting a Device Pool

Device Pool Configuration Settings

Deleting a Device Pool

This section describes how to delete a device pool from the Cisco CallManager database.

Before You Begin

You cannot delete a device pool if it has any devices assigned to it, if it is used for Device Defaults configuration, or if it is the only device pool in the database. If you try to delete a device pool that is in use, an error message displays. Before deleting a device pool that is currently in use, you must perform either or both of the following tasks:

Update the devices to assign them to a different device pool. See the "Updating a Phone" section on page 48-10.

Delete the devices assigned to the device pool you want to delete. See the "Deleting a Phone" section on page 48-11.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Device Pool.

Step 2 In the Device Pools list, choose the device pool you want to delete.

Step 3 Click Delete.

Step 4 When prompted to confirm the delete operation, click either OK to delete or Cancel to cancel the delete operation.


Related Topics

Adding a Device Pool

Updating a Device Pool

Device Pool Configuration Settings

Device Pool Configuration Settings

Table 8-1 lists and describes device pool configuration settings.

Table 8-1 Device Pool Configuration Settings 

Field Name
Description

Device Pool Name

Enter the name of the new device pool you are creating.

Cisco CallManager Group

Choose the Cisco CallManager group to assign to devices in this device pool. A Cisco CallManager group specifies a prioritized list of up to three Cisco CallManagers. The first Cisco CallManager in the list serves as the primary Cisco CallManager for that group, and the other members of the group serve as backup Cisco CallManagers for redundancy.

Date/Time Group

Choose the date/time group to assign to devices in this device pool. The date/time group specifies the time zone and the display formats for date and time.

Region

Choose the Cisco CallManager region to assign to devices in this device pool. The Cisco CallManager region settings specify voice codec that can be used for calls within a region and between other regions.

Media Resource Group List

From the drop-down list box, choose a media resource group list. A media resource group list specifies a prioritized list of media resource groups. An application selects the required media resource (for example, a music on hold server, transcoder, or conference bridge) from the available media resource groups according to the priority order defined in a media resource group list.

User Hold MOH Audio Source

Choose the audio source to use for music on hold (MOH) when a user initiates a hold action.

Network Hold MOH Audio Source

Choose the audio source to use for music on hold (MOH) when the network initiates a hold action.

User Locale

From the drop-down list box, choose the locale associated with the phones and gateways in the device pool. The user locale identifies a set of detailed information to support users, including language and font.

Note If the user does not choose a user locale, the locale specified in the Cisco CallManager service-wide parameters as Default User Locale applies.

Network Locale

From the drop-down list box, choose the locale associated with the phone. The network locale contains a definition of the tones and cadences used by the phones and gateways in the device pool in a specific geographic area.

Note If the user does not choose a network locale, the locale specified in the Cisco CallManager service-wide parameters as Default Network Locale applies.

Calling Search Space for Auto-registration

Choose the calling search space to assign to devices in this device pool that auto-registers with Cisco CallManager. The calling search space specifies partitions devices that can search when attempting to complete a call.

 

Choose one of the following to activate the Auto Answer feature for this directory number:

Off <Default>

Auto Answer with headset

Auto Answer with speakerphone (Intercom)

 


Related Topics

Adding a Device Pool

Updating a Device Pool

Deleting a Device Pool