Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Release 6.0(1)
Physical location Configuration
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Physical Location Configuration

Table Of Contents

Physical Location Configuration

Finding a Physical Location

Configuring a Physical Location

Deleting a Physical Location

Physical Location Configuration Settings

Related Topics


Physical Location Configuration


Physical locations support the Device Mobility feature. Physical locations provide a means of distinguishing the parameters that relate to a specific geographical location from other parameters. For example, a media resources server may serve a specific office or campus within the enterprise. When a device roams to another office or campus and reregisters with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you want to have the media resources server at the roaming location serve the device. By defining the physical location according to availability of media services, you can assure efficient and cost-effective reassignment of services as devices move from one physical location to another. Depending upon the network structure and allocation of services, you may define physical locations based upon a city, enterprise campus, or building.

Use the following topics to configure physical locations:

Finding a Physical Location

Configuring a Physical Location

Deleting a Physical Location

Physical Location Configuration Settings

Refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Mobility in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide for more information on the device mobility feature.

Finding a Physical Location

Because you may have several physical locations in your network, Cisco Unified Communications Manager lets you locate specific physical locations on the basis of specific criteria. Use the following procedure to locate physical locations.


Note During your work in a browser session, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration retains your physical location search preferences. If you navigate to other menu items and return to this menu item, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration retains your physical location search preferences until you modify your search or close the browser.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Physical Location.

The Find and List Physical Locations window displays. Records from an active (prior) query may also display in the window.

Step 2 To find all records in the database, ensure the dialog box is empty; go to Step 3.

To filter or search records

From the first drop-down list box, select a search parameter.

From the second drop-down list box, select a search pattern.

Specify the appropriate search text, if applicable.


Note To add additional search criteria, click the + button. When you add criteria, the system searches for a record that matches all criteria that you specify. To remove criteria, click the - button to remove the last added criterion or click the Clear Filter button to remove all added search criteria.


Step 3 Click Find.

All matching records display. You can change the number of items that display on each page by choosing a different value from the Rows per Page drop-down list box.


Note You can delete multiple records from the database by checking the check boxes next to the appropriate record and clicking Delete Selected. You can delete all configurable records for this selection by clicking Select All and then clicking Delete Selected.


Step 4 From the list of records that display, click the link for the record that you want to view.


Note To reverse the sort order, click the up or down arrow, if available, in the list header.


The window displays the item that you choose.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Configuring a Physical Location

To add a physical location for a device pool, use the following procedure.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Physical Location.

The Find and List Physical Locations window displays.

Step 2 Perform one of the following tasks:

To copy an existing physical location, locate the appropriate physical location as described in the "Finding a Physical Location" section, click the Copy button next to the physical location that you want to copy, and continue with Step 3.

To add a new physical location, click the Add New button and continue with Step 3.

To update an existing physical location, locate the appropriate physical location as described in the "Finding a Physical Location" section and continue with Step 3.

Step 3 Enter the appropriate settings as described in Table 18-1.

Step 4 To save the physical location information in the database, click Save.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Deleting a Physical Location

If a physical location is currently used in a device pool, you cannot delete it. To delete the physical location, you can first find the associated device pools from the dependency record and disassociate them before deleting the physical location.

To delete a physical location, use the following procedure.

Procedure


Step 1 To locate the physical location that you want to delete, follow the procedure on "Finding a Physical Location" section.

Step 2 Check the check box next to the physical locations that you want to delete. To select all the physical locations in the window, check the check box in the matching records title bar.

Step 3 Click Delete Selected.

Step 4 To confirm your selection, click OK.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Physical Location Configuration Settings

Table 18-1 describes the physical location configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 18-1 Physical Location Configuration Settings 

Field
Description
Physical Location Information

Name

Enter a name to identify the physical location. The name can contain up to 50 alphanumeric characters with any combination of spaces, periods (.), hyphens (-), underscore characters (_).

Description

Enter text describing the physical location. The description can contain up to 50 alphanumeric characters with any combination of spaces, periods (.), hyphens (-), underscore characters (_), as well as the following characters: * ( ) , + ^ @ ! $ = ~ ? / ; : '


Related Topics

Finding a Physical Location

Configuring a Physical Location

Deleting a Physical Location

Physical Location Configuration Settings

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Mobility, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide