Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration Guide, Release 8.0(1)
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Inserting Phones and Users

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Inserting Phones and Users

Inserting Phones with Users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager

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Inserting Phones and Users

To add a group of phones and users to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database and directory, use the following procedure.

Inserting Phones with Users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Before you Begin

1. Create a comma separated values (CSV) data file to define individual values for each phones with users that you want to insert.

See the "Using the BAT Spreadsheet to Add Phones with Users" section on page 24-1.

For a text-based CSV file, see the "Phones With Users Combinations File Format" section on page A-3.

2. Associate file format with the CSV data file.

See the "Adding Phones/Users File Format" section on page 25-1.

3. Validate phones with users records.

See the "Validating Phones and Users Records" section on page 26-1.

Use the following procedure to insert phones with users into Cisco Unified Communications Manager:


Step 1 Choose Bulk Administration > Phones & Users > Insert Phones with Users.

The Insert Phones/Users window displays.

Step 2 In the File Name field, choose the CSV data file that you created for this bulk transaction.

Step 3 In the Phone Template Name field, choose the BAT phone template that you used for this 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: BATXXXXXXXXXXXX
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, chose 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 Unified Communications Manager Administration or by using Unified CM Auto-Register Phone Tool. See the"Introducing TAPS" section on page 77-1 for more information about Unified CM Auto-Register Phone Tool.

Step 4 In the User Template Name field, choose the BAT user template that you used for this transaction

Step 5 In the Job Information area, enter the Job description.

Step 6 To insert phones with users immediately, click the Run Immediately radio button. Click Run Later to insert phones with users at a later time.

Step 7 To create a job for deleting the user records, click Submit.

Step 8 To schedule and activate this job, use the Job Scheduler option in the Bulk Administration main menu.

For more information on jobs, see Chapter 79, "Scheduling Jobs."

For information on log files, see "BAT Log Files" section on page 80-3.

Additional Topics

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

Using the BAT Spreadsheet to Add Phones with Users, page 24-1

Phones With Users Combinations File Format, page A-3

Adding Phones/Users File Format, page 25-1

Validating Phones and Users Records, page 26-1

Scheduling Jobs, page 79-1

Introducing TAPS, page 77-1

BAT Log Files, page 80-3