Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.6 (SIP)
Cisco Unified IP Phone Installation
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Cisco Unified IP Phone Installation

Cisco Unified IP Phone Installation

This chapter helps you install the Cisco Unified IP Phone on an IP telephony network.


Note


Before you install a Cisco Unified IP phone, you must decide how to configure the phone in your network. Then you can install the phone and verify its functionality. For more information, see Cisco Unified IP Phone and Your Network


Before You Begin

Before installing the Cisco Unified IP Phone, review the requirements in these sections:

Network Requirements

For the Cisco Unified IP Phone to successfully operate as a Cisco Unified IP Phone endpoint in your network, your network must meet the following requirements:

  • Working Voice over IP (VoIP) Network:
    • VoIP configured on your Cisco routers and gateways
    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager installed in your network and configured to handle call processing
  • IP network that supports DHCP or manual assignment of IP address, gateway, and subnet mask

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

The Cisco Unified IP Phone requires Cisco Unified Communications Manager to handle call processing. Refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide or to context-sensitive help in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager application to ensure that Cisco Unified Communications Manager is set up properly to manage the phone and to properly route and process calls.

If you plan to use auto-registration, verify that it is enabled and properly configured in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration before connecting any Cisco Unified IP Phone to the network. For information about enabling and configuring auto-registration, refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.

You must use Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration to configure and assign telephony features to the Cisco Unified IP Phones.

In Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, you can add users to the database, add users to user groups, and associate users to specific phones. In this way, users gain access their Cisco Unified CM User Option page to configure items such as call forwarding and voice messaging system options.

Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 Components

The Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 includes components on the phone and accessories for the phone.

Network and Access Ports

The back of the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 includes these ports:

  • Network port: Labeled Network.
  • Access port: Labeled Computer.

Each port supports 10/100 Mbps half- or full-duplex connections to external devices. You can use either Category 3/5/5e cabling for 10-Mbps connections, but you must use Category 5/5e for 100 Mbps connections.

Use the network port to connect the phone to the network. You must use a straight-through cable on this port. The phone can also obtain inline power from a switch over this connection. See the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Phone Addition Methods for details.

Use the PC access port to connect a network device, such as a computer, to the phone. You must use a straight-through cable on this port.

Handset

The handset is designed especially for use with a Cisco Unified IP Phone.

To connect a handset to the Cisco Unified IP Phone, plug the cable into the handset and the Handset port on the back of the phone.

Disable Speakerphone

By default, the speakerphone is enabled on the Cisco Unified IP Phone.

You can disable the speakerphone by using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Procedure
    Step 1   Access Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.
    Step 2   Choose Device > Phone and locate the phone you want to modify.
    Step 3   In the Phone Configuration window for the phone, check the Disable Speakerphone check box.

    Install Cisco Unified IP Phone

    You must connect the Cisco Unified IP Phone to the network and to a power source before using it. For more information on back connections for a Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, see Phone Connections.

    To install a Cisco Unified IP Phone, perform the tasks described in the following list.

    Procedure
      Step 1   Connect the handset to the Handset port.
      Step 2   Connect the power supply to the Cisco DC Adapter port. See the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Phone Addition Methods for guidelines.
      Step 3   Connect a straight-through Ethernet cable from the switch to the network port labeled Network on the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905. Each Cisco Unified IP Phone ships with one Ethernet cable in the box.

      You can use either Category 3, 5, or 5e cabling for 10-Mbps connections, but you must use Category 5 or 5e for 100 Mbps connections. See the Network and Access Ports for guidelines.

      Step 4   Connect a straight-through Ethernet cable from another network device, such as a desktop computer, to the access port labeled Computer. You can connect another network device later if you do not connect one now.

      You can use either Category 3, 5, or 5e cabling for 10-Mbps connections, but you must use Category 5 or 5e for 100 Mbps connections. See the Network and Access Ports for guidelines.


      Related References

      Wall mount

      You can mount the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 on the wall by using a standard telephone wall plate with an opening for an RJ-45 connector. Cisco recommends that you use Leviton Wall Mount plate (Leviton type number: 4108W-0SP) to wall mount the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905. For information on installing the wall mount kit for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, see Items Required for Wall Mount.

      Phone Startup Verification

      The LEDs on the MWI on the phone light up during bootup. Upon successful completion of the bootup process, the LEDs turn off, and the phone is ready for calls. If the phone successfully boots up, it has started up properly. If the phone does not start up properly, the user receives a notification on the phone screen. For more information, see the Startup Problems.

      Network Settings Without DHCP

      If you are not using DHCP in your network, you must configure these network settings on the Cisco Unified IP Phone after installing the phone on the network:

      • IP address
      • IP subnet information
      • Default Router
      • TFTP server IP address

      Collect this information and see the instructions in Cisco Unified IP Phone Settings.