Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Release 7.1(2)
Device Pool Configuration
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Device Pool Configuration

Table Of Contents

Device Pool Configuration

Device Pool Configuration Settings

Finding a Device Pool

Configuring a Device Pool

Synchronizing a Device Pool With Affected Devices

Deleting a Device Pool

Related Topics


Device Pool Configuration


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

Device Pool Configuration Settings

Finding a Device Pool

Configuring a Device Pool

Synchronizing a Device Pool With Affected Devices

Deleting a Device Pool

Related Topics

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

Refer to the "Common Device Configuration" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide for more information on configuring Common Device Configuration parameters.

Device Pool Configuration Settings

Device pools define sets of common characteristics for devices. The device pool structure supports the separation of user and location information. The device pool contains only device- and location-related information. The Common Device Configuration window under Device > Device Settings > Common Device Configuration records all the user-oriented information such as type of softkey template that is used and locale information. Ensure that each device is associated with a device pool and with a common device configuration for user-oriented information.

Table 9-1 lists and describes device pool configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 9-1 Device Pool Configuration Settings 

Field Name
Description
Device Pool Settings

Device Pool Name

Enter the name of the new device pool that you are creating. You can enter up to 50 characters, which include alphanumeric characters, periods (.), hyphens (-), underscores (_), and blank spaces.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Group

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

 

Calling Search Space for Auto-registration

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

Reverted Call Focus Priority

Choose a clusterwide priority setting for reverted calls that are invoked by the hold reversion feature. This setting specifies which call type, incoming calls or reverted calls, have priority for user actions, such as going off hook.

Default—If you choose this option, incoming calls have priority.

Highest—If you choose this option, reverted calls have priority.

The Not Selected setting specifies the reverted call focus priority setting for the default device pool at installation. At installation, incoming calls have priority. You cannot choose this setting in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Note This setting applies specifically to hold reverted calls; it does not apply to parked reverted calls.

For more information, refer to "Hold Reversion" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

Local Route Group

From the drop-down list box, choose a route group to use as the local route group for the devices in this device pool. Choosing the default value <None> prevents implementation of the Local Route Group feature.

Refer to the "Local Route Groups" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide for additional information about the Local Route Groups feature.

Roaming Sensitive Settings

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 Unified Communications Manager region to assign to devices in this device pool. The Cisco Unified Communications Manager 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 that is defined in a media resource group list.

Location

Use locations to implement call admission control (CAC) in a centralized call-processing system. CAC enables you to regulate audio quality and video availability by limiting the amount of bandwidth that is available for audio and video calls over links between locations. The location specifies the total bandwidth that is available for calls to and from this location.

From the drop-down list box, choose the appropriate location for this device pool.

A location setting of None or Hub_None means that the locations feature does not keep track of the bandwidth that the devices in this device pool consume. A location setting of Phantom specifies a location that enables successful CAC across intercluster trunks that use H.323 protocol or SIP.

To configure a new location, use the System > Location menu option.

For more details about locations, see the "Location Configuration" section. For an explanation of location-based CAC across intercluster trunks, see "Location-Based Call Admission Control Over Intercluster Trunk" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Network Locale

From the drop-down list box, choose the locale that is associated with phones and gateways. The network locale contains a definition of the tones and cadences that the phones and gateways in the device pool in a specific geographic area use. Make sure that you select a network locale that is supported by all of the phones and gateways that use this device pool.

Note If the user does not choose a network locale, the locale that is specified in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager clusterwide parameters as Default Network Locale applies.

Note Choose only a network locale that is already installed and supported by the associated devices. The list contains all available network locales for this setting, but not all are necessarily installed. If a device is associated with a network locale that it does not support in the firmware, the device will fail to come up.

SRST Reference

From the drop-down list box, choose a survivable remote site telephony (SRST) reference to assign to devices in this device pool. Choose from the following options:

Disable—If you choose this option, devices in this device pool will not have SRST reference gateways that are available to them.

Use Default Gateway—If you choose this option, devices in this device pool use the default gateway for SRST.

Existing SRST references—If you choose an SRST reference from the drop-down list, devices in this device pool will use this SRST reference gateway.

Connection Monitor Duration

This setting defines the time that the IP phone monitors its connection to Cisco Unified Communications Manager before it unregisters from SRST and reregisters to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

The default value, which specifies 120 seconds, resides in the Connection Monitor Duration enterprise parameter.

Change this setting if you need to disable the connection monitor (by changing the value to zero) or if you want to extend the connection monitor time.

Note When you change the value of the connection monitor duration, it applies only to the device pool that is being updated. All other device pools use the value in their own connection monitor duration fields or use the value that is configured in the enterprise parameter.

For more information, refer to the "Survivable Remote Site Telephony References" section in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Single Button Barge

This setting determines whether the devices or phone users in this device pool have single-button access for barge and cBarge. From the drop-down list box, choose from the following options:

Off—If you choose this option, the devices in this device pool will have the Single Button Barge/cBarge feature disabled.

Barge—If you choose this option, the devices in this device pool will have the Single Button Barge feature enabled.

CBarge—If you choose this option, the devices in this device pool will have the Single Button cBarge feature enabled.

Default—If you choose this option, the devices in this device pool will use the service parameter setting for the Single Button Barge/cBarge feature.

Join Across Lines

This setting determines whether the Join Across Lines feature is enabled for the devices or phone users in this device pool. From the drop-down list box, choose from the following options:

Off—If you choose this option, the devices in this device pool will have the Join Across Lines feature disabled.

On—If you choose this option, the devices in this device pool will have the Join Across Lines feature enabled.

Default—If you choose this option, the devices in this device pool will use the service parameter setting for the Join Across Lines feature.

Physical Location

Select the physical location for this device pool. The system uses physical location with the device mobility feature to identify the parameters that relate to a specific geographical location.

Device Mobility Group

Device mobility groups represent the highest level geographic entities in your network and are used to support the device mobility feature.

Device Mobility Related Information

Device Mobility Calling Search Space

Choose the appropriate calling search space to be used as the device calling search space when the device is roaming and in same device mobility group.

AAR Calling Search Space

Choose the appropriate calling search space for the device to use when automated alternate routing (AAR) is performed. The AAR calling search space specifies the collection of route partitions that are searched to determine how to route a collected (originating) number that is otherwise blocked due to insufficient bandwidth.

AAR Group

Choose the automated alternate routing (AAR) group for this device. The AAR group provides the prefix digits that are used to route calls that are otherwise blocked due to insufficient bandwidth. An AAR group setting of None specifies that no rerouting of blocked calls will be attempted.

Calling Party Transformation CSS

This setting allows you to localize the calling party number on the device. Make sure that the Calling Party Transformation CSS that you choose contains the calling party transformation pattern that you want to assign to this device pool.

Tip Before the call occurs, the device must apply the transformation by using digit analysis. If you configure the Calling Party Transformation CSS as None for the device pool and you check the Use Device Pool Calling Party Transformation CSS check box in the device configuration window, the transformation does not match and does not get applied. Ensure that you configure the Calling Party Transformation Pattern in a non-null partition that is not used for routing.

Called Party Transformation CSS

This setting allows you to localize the called party number on the device. Make sure that the Called Party Transformation CSS that you choose contains the called party transformation pattern that you want to assign to this device pool.

Note If you configure the Called Party Transformation CSS as None, the transformation does not match and does not get applied. Ensure that you configure the Called Party Transformation CSS in a non-null partition that is not used for routing.

Geolocation Configuration

Geolocation

From the drop-down list box, choose a geolocation.

You can choose the Unspecified geolocation, which designates that the devices in this device pool do not associate with a geolocation.

You can also choose a geolocation that has been configured with the System > Geolocation Configuration menu option.

For an explanation of geolocations, including configuration details, refer to "Introducing Geolocations" and "Geolocation Configuration" in the "Geolocations and Location Conveyance" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

For an overview and details of how logical partitioning uses geolocations, refer to the "Logical Partitioning" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

Geolocation Filter

From the drop-down list box, choose a geolocation filter.

If you leave the <None> setting, no geolocation filter gets applied for the devices in this device pool.

You can also choose a geolocation filter that has been configured with the System > Geolocation Filter menu option.

For an explanation of geolocation filters, including configuration details, refer to "Introducing Geolocation Filters" and "Geolocation Filter Configuration" in the "Geolocations and Location Conveyance" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

For an overview and details of how logical partitioning uses geolocation filters, refer to the "Logical Partitioning" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

Incoming Calling Party Settings

Clear Prefix Settings

To delete all prefixes for all calling party number types, click Clear Prefix Settings.

Default Prefix Settings

To enter the default value for all prefix fields at the same time, click Default Prefix Settings.

National Number

Configure the following settings to globalize calling party numbers that use National for the Calling Party Number Type.

Prefix—Cisco Unified Communications Manager applies the prefix that you enter in this field to calling party numbers that use National for the Calling Party Numbering Type. You can enter up to 8 characters, which include digits, the international escape character (+), asterisk (*), or the pound sign (#). You can enter the word, Default, instead of entering a prefix.

If the word, Default, displays in the Prefix field, Cisco Unified Communications Manager applies the service parameter configuration for the incoming calling party prefix, which supports both the prefix and strip digit functionality.

Strip Digits—Enter the number of digits, up to the number 24, that you want Cisco Unified Communications Manager to strip from the calling party number of National type before it applies the prefixes.

Calling Search Space—This setting allows you to globalize the calling party number of National calling party number type on the device. Make sure that the calling search space that you choose contains the calling party transformation pattern that you want to assign to this device.

Before the call occurs, the device must apply the transformation by using digit analysis. If you configure the CSS as None, the transformation does not match and does not get applied. Ensure that you configure the calling party transformation pattern in a non-null partition that is not used for routing.

Tip For more information on configuring these settings, see "Configuring the Incoming Calling Party Settings in the Device Pool, Gateway, or Trunk Configuration Windows" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

International Number

Configure the following settings to globalize calling party numbers that use International for the Calling Party Number Type.

Prefix—Cisco Unified Communications Manager applies the prefix that you enter in this field to calling party numbers that use International for the Calling Party Numbering Type. You can enter up to 8 characters, which include digits, the international escape character (+), asterisk (*), or the pound sign (#). You can enter the word, Default, instead of entering a prefix.

If the word, Default, displays in the Prefix field in the Device Pool Configuration window, Cisco Unified Communications Manager applies the service parameter configuration for the incoming calling party prefix, which supports both the prefix and strip digit functionality.

Strip Digits—Enter the number of digits, up to the number 24, that you want Cisco Unified Communications Manager to strip from the calling party number of International type before it applies the prefixes.

Calling Search Space—This setting allows you to globalize the calling party number of International calling party number type on the device. Make sure that the calling party transformation CSS that you choose contains the calling party transformation pattern that you want to assign to this device.

Before the call occurs, the device must apply the transformation by using digit analysis. If you configure the CSS as None, the transformation does not match and does not get applied. Ensure that you configure the calling party transformation pattern in a non-null partition that is not used for routing.

Tip For more information on configuring these settings, see "Configuring the Incoming Calling Party Settings in the Device Pool, Gateway, or Trunk Configuration Windows" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

Subscriber Number

Configure the following settings to globalize calling party numbers that use Subscriber for the Calling Party Number Type.

Prefix—Cisco Unified Communications Manager applies the prefix that you enter in this field to calling party numbers that use Subscriber for the Calling Party Numbering Type. You can enter up to 8 characters, which include digits, the international escape character (+), asterisk (*), or the pound sign (#).

If the word, Default, displays in the Prefix field in the Device Pool Configuration window, Cisco Unified Communications Manager applies the service parameter configuration for the incoming calling party prefix, which supports both the prefix and strip digit functionality.

Strip Digits—Enter the number of digits, up to the number 24, that you want Cisco Unified Communications Manager to strip from the calling party number of Subscriber type before it applies the prefixes.

Calling Search Space—This setting allows you to globalize the calling party number of Subscriber calling party number type on the device. Make sure that the CSS that you choose contains the calling party transformation pattern that you want to assign to this device.

Before the call occurs, the device must apply the transformation by using digit analysis. If you configure the CSS as None, the transformation does not match and does not get applied. Ensure that you configure the calling party transformation pattern in a non-null partition that is not used for routing.

Tip For more information on configuring these settings, see "Configuring the Incoming Calling Party Settings in the Device Pool, Gateway, or Trunk Configuration Windows" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

Unknown Number

Configure the following settings to globalize calling party numbers that use Unknown for the Calling Party Number Type.

Prefix—Cisco Unified Communications Manager applies the prefix that you enter in this field to calling party numbers that use Unknown for the Calling Party Numbering Type. You can enter up to 8 characters, which include digits, the international escape character (+), asterisk (*), or the pound sign (#).

If the word, Default, displays in the Prefix field in the Device Pool Configuration window, Cisco Unified Communications Manager applies the service parameter configuration for the incoming calling party prefix, which supports both the prefix and strip digit functionality.

Strip Digits—Enter the number of digits, up to the number 24, that you want Cisco Unified Communications Manager to strip from the calling party number of Unknown type before it applies the prefixes.

Calling Search Space—This setting allows you to globalize the calling party number of Unknown calling party number type on the device. Make sure that the calling party transformation CSS that you choose contains the calling party transformation pattern that you want to assign to this device.

Before the call occurs, the device must apply the transformation by using digit analysis. If you configure the CSS as None, the transformation does not match and does not get applied. Ensure that you configure the calling party transformation pattern in a non-null partition that is not used for routing.

Tip For more information on configuring these settings, see "Configuring the Incoming Calling Party Settings in the Device Pool, Gateway, or Trunk Configuration Windows" in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

Finding a Device Pool

Because you might have several device pools in your network, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration lets you locate specific device pools on the basis of specific criteria. Use the following procedure to locate device pools.


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


Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Device Pool.

The Find and List Device Pools 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 Device Pool

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

Before You Begin

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

Cisco Unified Communications Manager group (required). Refer to the "Configuring a Cisco Unified Communications Manager Group" section.

Date/time group (required). Refer to the "Configuring a Date/Time Group" section.

Region (required). Refer to the "Configuring a Region" section.

SRST reference (optional). Refer to the "Configuring an SRST Reference" section.

Media resource group list (optional). Refer to the "Configuring a Media Resource Group List" section.

Calling search space for auto-registration (optional). Refer to the "Configuring a Calling Search Space" section.

Reverted call focus priority (optional). Refer to the "Hold Reversion" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

Device mobility group (optional). See the "Configuring a Device Mobility Group" section in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

Device mobility calling search space. See the "Configuring a Calling Search Space" section.

Physical location (optional). See the "Configuring a Physical Location" section in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

Location. See the "Configuring a Location" section.

AAR group. See the "Configuring an AAR Group" section.

AAR calling search space. See the "Configuring a Calling Search Space" section.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Device Pool.

The Find and List Device Pools window displays.

Step 2 Perform one of the following tasks:

To copy an existing device pool, locate the appropriate device pool as described in the "Finding a Device Pool" section, click the Copy button next to the device pool that you want to copy, and continue with Step 3.

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

To update an existing device pool, locate the appropriate device pool as described in the "Finding a Device Pool" section and continue with Step 3.

Step 3 Enter the appropriate fields as described in Table 9-1.

Step 4 To save the device pool information to the database, click Save.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Synchronizing a Device Pool With Affected Devices

To synchronize devices to a device pool that has undergone configuration changes, perform the following procedure, which will apply any outstanding configuration settings in the least-intrusive manner possible. (For example, a reset/restart may not be required on some affected devices.)

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Device Pool.

The Find and List Device Pools window displays.

Step 2 Choose the search criteria to use.

Step 3 Click Find.

The window displays a list of Device Pools that match the search criteria.

Step 4 Click the Device Pool to which you want to synchronize applicable devices. The Device Pool Information Configuration window displays.

Step 5 Make any additional configuration changes.

Step 6 Click Save.

Step 7 Click Apply Config.

The Apply Configuration Information dialog displays.

Step 8 Click OK.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Deleting a Device Pool

This section describes how to delete a device pool from the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database.


Note A device pool named `Default' is configured automatically when the system is installed. You cannot delete this device pool from the system, even if you rename it.


Before You Begin

You cannot delete a device pool if any devices are 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, a 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. Refer to the "Deleting a Phone" section.

Delete the devices that are assigned to the device pool that you want to delete. Refer to the "Deleting a Phone" section.

Procedure


Step 1 Find the device pool by using the procedure in the "Finding a Device Pool" section.

Step 2 From the list of matching records, choose the device pool that you want to delete.

Step 3 Click Delete Selected.

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


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

Device Pool Configuration Settings

Finding a Device Pool

Configuring a Device Pool

Synchronizing a Device Pool With Affected Devices

Deleting a Device Pool

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