This chapter describes the Wavelink Avalanche Management Console
and how to use it to configure the
Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7925G, 7925G-EX, and 7926G. The Configuration Utility (CU) for Wavelink
Avalanche can be installed on the Wavelink Avalanche Management Console and
used to configure a single phone or multiple phones with common settings.
Not all features can be configured using Wavelink. Some features can
only be configured from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.
Before You Begin
Before you can use the Wavelink Avalanche Management Console to
configure phones, ensure that you have the necessary components and follow the
best practices during your setup.
The following components are required for configuring the phone
using the Wavelink Avalanche server:
Wavelink Avalanche software:
Avalanche Manager Agent
Avalanche Management Console
Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7925G, 7925G-EX, and 7926G Firmware Release 1.3(1) or later
Configuration Utility (CU) for Wavelink Avalanche
Cisco Unified Communications Manager
This section describes the best practices recommended for
setting up and using the CU on the Wavelink Avalanche server.
Ensure that the phone is registered to Cisco Unified Communications
Try out this process with one or two phones before deploying to many
Set up a VLAN that has access only to the Wavelink server.
You can assign attributes on the
Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone that can be used to distinguish it from other
mobile devices connected to the Wavelink server. These attributes can be used
as search criteria for locating phones on the Wavelink server. For example, the
predefined ModelName field of CP7925G is used to identify a device as the
Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7925G, 7925G-EX, and 7926G.
To assign attributes, use the Wavelink Management Console, the
phone UI, or the phone web page:
If you use the Wavelink Management Console, choose the Add
Properties option from the Client Settings option (for a single phone) or the
Edit Device Properties option (for a mobile device group). For more
information, see the Wavelink Avalanche server documentation.
If you assign attributes from the phone or phone web page, use the following sections to define values for the CustomName and CustomValue fields.
To update settings in the phone configuration file, follow
7925CU (in a folder under Software
Collections) to launch the CU.
From the left pane, choose the settings you wish to configure:
From the settings page, select or enter information for those
Profile Settings Fields
The following table lists the fields in the Profile Settings
Table 2 Profile Settings
For more information, see …
Provides a name for the profile to make it easy to
identify; up to 63 alphanumeric characters.
Assigns the Service Set Identifier (SSID) to this
profile. You must assign the same SSID to the phone that is also assigned to
access points in the wireless network.
Determines the signal mode or priority for selecting
signal modes available in the WLAN. Options are:
802.11 b/g: Use
only 2.4 GHz band
802.11a: Use only 5
preferred over 802.11a (dual-band)
preferred over 802.11b/g (dual-band)
The preferred band, if available, is used at power-on, but
the phone may switch to the less-preferred 2.4 GHz band, if available, and the
preferred band is lost. After the phone has connected to the less-preferred
band, it does not scan for the preferred band if the current band is
acceptable, and will remain connected to the less-preferred band.
strength (RSSI): Use strongest signal in dual-band environment
You can configure trace settings to determine how the phone
creates and saves trace files. The following table describes the trace
Table 3 Trace Settings
Number of Files
Choose the number of trace files that the phone
saves, from 2 to 10 files.
Enable Remote Syslog
Set up a remote server to store trace logs. If
enabled, enter remote address and remote port.
Remote IP Address
Enter remote IP address if Enable Remote Syslog is
Enter a port number if Enable Remote Syslog is
enabled. Valid values are: 514 and 1024 to 65535.
Operating System data.
Phone configuration data.
Call Control Level
Cisco Unified Communications Manager data.
Network Services Level
DHCP, TFTP, CDP data.
Application level security data.
User Interface Level
Key strokes, softkeys, MMI data.
Channel scanning, authentication data.
RTP, SRTP, RTCP, DSP data.
Firmware, upgrade data.
Wavelink Settings Fields
You can configure Wavelink settings from the phone CU. The
following table describes the Wavelink settings.
Table 4 Wavelink settings
Enables the Wavelink server.
Use Alternate Server
Enables the use of alternate Wavelink server.
If the User Alternate Server is enabled, enter an IP
address for the alternate server.
Custom Name 1-4
Assign up to four attribute names to the phone to be
used as selection criteria.
Custom Value 1-4
Define the values for each Custom Name to be used as
When you have completed the phone configuration changes, you
must export the configuration file from the phone CU to Wavelink, and then
update the phone.
The CU does not perform a complete validation of the phone
configuration. If the configuration file contains an invalid setting, the phone
may reject the configuration and send an error message to the syslog.
To update the phone with the updated configuration file,
perform the following steps.
From the CU, select the configuration file, and then choose
Export to Wavelink.
At the Success window, click
OK. A message indicating the file transfer is
complete appears at the bottom of the window.
To update a mobile device group, select it from the left pane, and
Update Now (Disallow User Override).
To update a single device, expand a mobile device group or
software collection from the left pane, right-click on the device listed in the
right pane, and do one of the following actions:
Client Settings. In the Avalanche Client
Controls window, check the Force package sync during Update Now check box, and