Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration Guide, Release 9.0(1)
Phone and user insertions
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Phone and user insertions

Phone and user insertions

This chapter provides information to add a group of phones and users to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database and directory.

Insert phones with users into Cisco Unified Communications Manager

You can add a group of phones and users to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database and directory.


Note


Phone records must be validated before insertion.


You can use the dummy MAC address option. When adding CTI ports, this option gives a unique device name to each CTI port in the form of dummy MAC addresses that you can manually update later using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration or the Unified CM Auto-Register phone Tool. Do not use the dummy MAC address option for H.323 clients, VGC phones, or VGC virtual phones.

The dummy MAC address option automatically generates dummy MAC addresses in the following format:

XXXXXXXXXXXX

where X represents any 12-character, hexadecimal (0-9 and A-F) number.

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. You can create the CSV data file using the BAT spreadsheet (BAT.xlt) to add phones with users, or create a custom text file in CSV format to add phones with users combinations.
  2. Associate file format with the CSV data file.
  3. Validate phones with users records.
Procedure
    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.
    Attention:

    If you did not enter individual MAC addresses in the CSV data file, you must check the Create Dummy MAC Address check box. You can update this information manually later. If you supplied MAC addresses or device names in the data input file, do not choose this option.

    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.

    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   Choose an insert method. Do one of the following:
    1. Click Run Immediately to insert the phones with users immediately.
    2. Click Run Later to insert the phones with users at a later time.
    Step 7   To create a job for inserting the phones and user records, click Submit. To schedule and activate this job, use the Job Scheduler option in the Bulk Administration main menu.