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Cisco IP Phone 7905G Release Notes for Firmware Release 1.2(1) for Cisco CallManager Version 3.3.2 or Later

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Cisco IP Phone 7905G Release Notes for Firmware Release 1.2(1) for Cisco CallManager Version 3.3.2 or Later

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Cisco IP Phone 7905G Release Notes for Firmware Release 1.2(1) for Cisco CallManager Version 3.3.2 or Later

What's New

Required Firmware for the Cisco IP Phone 7905G

Resolved Problems

Known Problems

Important Notes

Documentation Roadmap

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

Cisco TAC Website

Cisco TAC Escalation Center

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Cisco IP Phone 7905G Release Notes for Firmware Release 1.2(1) for Cisco CallManager Version 3.3.2 or Later


These release notes include the following sections:

What's New

Required Firmware for the Cisco IP Phone 7905G

Resolved Problems

Known Problems

Important Notes

Documentation Roadmap

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

What's New

This release of the Cisco IP Phone 7905G includes the following new features:

Call Park—Allows you to store a call and then retrieve it from another phone.

Call Pickup—Allows you to answer a call ringing at another extension within your group.

Group Pickup—Allows you to answer a call ringing at another extension within your group or within another group.

Meet Me Conference—Allows callers to call into a conference call.

Remove Last Conference Caller—Allows the initiator of a conference call to disconnect the most recently connected party by pressing the RmLstC softkey.

Auto Answer—Forces the speaker to go off hook automatically when an incoming call is received. You enable this feature using Cisco CallManager. To enable Auto Answer, follow these steps from Cisco CallManager:

Choose Device > Phone.

Enter search criteria to locate a specific phone and click Find.

Click the device name that you want to configure.

In the Directory Numbers list, click the line to configure.

Choose Auto Answer with Speakerphone from the Auto Answer drop-down list.

Image Authentication—The firmware image for the Cisco IP Phone model 7905G is now sign-aware. A sign-aware firmware image can contain a signature that allows a phone to verify the authenticity of the image. A sign-aware firmware image with such a signature has the extension .sbin. A sign-aware firmware image without such a signature has the extension .zup.

When you upgrade the firmware image on a phone, the phone will automatically request the appropriate firmware image (.zup or .sbin), based on the firmware version that is currently installed. A phone with a .zup firmware image will request a .sbin firmware image, so if you perform an upgrade that installs a .zup firmware image, future upgrades will install .sbin firmware images. Once a phone has been upgraded with a .sbin firmware image, a.zup firmware image cannot be installed on thephone.

Required Firmware for the Cisco IP Phone 7905G

Before using the Cisco IP Phone 7905G with Cisco CallManager version 3.3(2) or later, you must install cmterm-7905.P007-3-3-2.exe on all Cisco CallManager servers in the cluster.

Before You Begin

Make sure that one of the following service packages is installed on your Cisco Call Manager server:

ciscocm.3-3-2-spA.exe

ciscocm.3-3-2-spB.exe

ciscocm.3-3-2-spC.exe

If one of these service packages is not installed, go to the following URL to download the ciscocm.3-3-2-spC.exe service package and the associated Readme file, which contains installation instructions:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/callmgr-33

To install cmterm-7905.P007-3-3-2.exe, follow these steps:


Step 1 Go to the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/ip-7900ser

Step 2 Double-click the cmterm-7905g.P007-3-3-2-Readme.htm hyperlink and follow the prompts to download the Readme file, which contains installation instructions for cmterm-7905.P007-3-3-2.exe.

Step 3 Go back to the URL shown in Step 1, double-click the cmterm-7905g.P007-3-3-2.exe hyperlink, and follow the prompts to download this file.

Step 4 Follow the instruction in the Readme file to install the firmware.


Resolved Problems

Table 1 lists the bugs that have been fixed in this release.

Table 1 Bugs Fixed in this Release 

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCdz29008

A ringing call on a Cisco IP Phone 7905G is dropped when Cisco CallManager falls back.

CSCdz51034

Successfully registering a Cisco IP Phone 7905G to Cisco CallManager requires several attempts after a failover or fall back.

CSCdz53384

A call on hold on a Cisco IP Phone 7905G is disconnected after a fall back.

CSCdz57667

A dial tone is not played on a Cisco IP Phone 7905G under control of Cisco IP Softphone.


Known Problems

Known problems are unexpected behaviors or defects. They are graded according to severity level. Table 2 contains information for most severity levels 1, 2, and 3.

You can search for known problems using the Cisco bug tracking system tool, called Bug Navigator II. To access Bug Navigator II, perform one of the following actions:

Enter the following URL in your web browser:

http://www.cisco.com/support/bugtools

Log in to Cisco Connection Online (CCO) and select Service & Support  >  Technical Assistance Center  >  Tools  >  Software Bug Toolkit  Bug Navigator II

Table 2 Cisco IP Phone models 7905G/7912G Known Problem 

Bug ID
Summary
Explanation

CSCea09193

Some Cisco IP phones register but do not work properly with Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST).

If the DNS server is down when a Cisco IP Phone model 7905G/7912G registers with Cisco Call Manager, the phone may not store the DN that Cisco CallManager assigns to it. The phone will function normally when Cisco CallManager falls back, but DN information will not appear on the phone or in the SRST router's ephone summary.

To work around this problem, verify that the DNS server is working when the phone registers.

CSCea26503

A Cisco IP Phone does not obtain an IP Address from a DHCP reply packet.

In a voice VLAN, a Cisco IP Phone model 7905G/7912G will not function if it does not obtain an IP address from a DHCP reply packet.

To work around this problem, put DHCP in a different VLAN or assign only the port to which the phone is connected to the auxiliary voice VLAN.

CSCea45450

The Cisco IP Phone does not retain DHCP IP information after the phone is reset.

The Cisco IP Phone models 7905G/7912G do not store IP address assignments from the DHCP server in long-term memory. As a result, if the phone reboots and cannot contact the DHCP server, the phone will not function properly.

To work around this problem, if the phone cannot contact the DHCP server, follow these steps from the Network Configuration menu on the phone:

1. Disable DHCP.

2. Manually assign an IP address, default router, and subnet mask.

CSCea65045

IP precedence settings are inconsistent with the Cisco IP Phone 7960.

The IP precedence settings for the Cisco IP Phone 7905G are 0 for signaling and 0 for RTP, whereas these settings for the Cisco IP Phone 7960 are 3 and 5, respectively.

You cannot configure the signaling setting on the Cisco IP Phone 7905G but you can configure the RTP setting using the UDPTOS parameter.


Important Notes

When using CallManager 3.3(2) with BAT 4.4(1.2) and the installed Cisco IP Phone 7905G product files, BAT does not find or change any Cisco IP Phone 7905G devices when you perform Update Phones. The workaround is to manually make changes to the Cisco IP Phone 7905G devices without using BAT.

In Cisco Emergency Responder (CER) v1.1(4), the Phone Type field displays "other" instead of "IP Phone 7905" for the Cisco IP Phone 7905G.

Documentation Roadmap

For more information about Cisco IP Phones, refer to the following publications, which are available at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/index.html

Find Your Phone Guide on the Web

At a Glance Cisco IP Phone Model 7905G

Cisco IP Phone Administration Guide for Cisco CallManager—Cisco IP Phone 7902G, 7905G, and 7912G

Cisco IP Phone 7905G/7912G User Guide for Cisco CallManager

Cisco IP Phone 7912G Quick Reference Card for Cisco CallManager

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco IP Phone 7900 Series

For more information about Cisco CallManager, refer to the following publications, which are available at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/prod_technical_documentation.html

Cisco CallManager Administration Guide

Cisco CallManager Features and Services Guide

Cisco CallManager System Guide

Cisco CallManager Serviceability Administration Guide

Cisco CallManager Serviceability System Guide

Cisco IP Telephony Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco CallManager

Bulk Administration Tool User Guide

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