Cisco Unified CallManager Bulk Administration Guide 5.0(1)
Inserting Phones
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Inserting Phones

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Inserting Phones

Inserting Phones into Cisco CallManager

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Inserting Phones

To add phones, Cisco VGC phones, CTI ports, or H.323 clients into the Cisco CallManager database, use the following procedure.

Before You Begin

You must have a Cisco CallManager Bulk Administration (BAT) phone template for the devices that you are adding.

You must have a data file in comma separated value (CSV) format that contains the unique details for the phones or other IP telephony devices.

Upload the data files by choosing the relevant target and function for the transaction.

Before you insert phones, validate the phone records.

Use the following procedure to insert phones into Cisco CallManager

Inserting Phones into Cisco CallManager

Use the following procedure to insert phones into Cisco CallManager


Step 1 Choose Bulk Administration > Phones > Insert Phones.

The Phone Insert Configuration window displays.

Step 2 Click Insert Phones Specific Details radio button to insert phone records that use a customized file format. Continue with steps 4 and 6.

Step 3 Click Insert Phones All Details radio button to insert phone records from an exported phones file that was generated by using the All Details option.

Step 4 In the File Name drop-down list box, choose the CSV data file that you created for this specific bulk transaction. Check the Allow Update Phone with Custom File check box to allow updating the phone with the custom file you chose.

Step 5 Checking the Override Configuration Settings check box overwrites the existing phone settings with the information that is contained in the file that you want to insert.

Step 6 For the Specific Details option, in the Phone Template Name drop-down list box, choose the BAT phone template that you created for this type of bulk transaction.

If you did not enter individual MAC addresses in the CSV data file, you must check the Create Dummy MAC Address check box. If you are adding CTI ports, the dummy MAC address option provides a unique device name for each CTI port in the form of dummy MAC addresses.

This field automatically generates dummy MAC addresses in the following format: XXXXXXXXXXXX
where X represents any 12-character, hexadecimal (0-9 and A-F) number.

If you do not know the MAC address of the phone that will be assigned to the user, choose this option. When the phone is plugged in, a MAC address registers for that device.

If you supplied MAC addresses or device names in the data input file, do not choose this option.

You can update the phones or devices later with the correct MAC address by manually entering this information into Cisco CallManager Administration or by using TAPS. See the "Introducing TAPS" section for more information about TAPS. Skip to Step 9.

Step 7 In the Job Information area, enter the Job description.

Step 8 Click the Run Immediately radio button to insert the phone records immediately or, click Run Later to insert the phone records at a later time.

Step 9 Click Submit to create a job for inserting the phone records.

Step 10 Use the Job Configuration window to schedule and/or activate this job.

For more information on jobs, see the "Scheduling Jobs."

For information on log files, see "BAT Log Files" section.

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Phone Template

Phone File Format

Uploading and Downloading Files

Validating Phone Records