Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.6 (SCCP and SIP)
Configuring Features, Templates, Serivices, and Users
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Configuring Features, Templates, Services, and Users

Table Of Contents

Configuring Features, Templates, Services, and Users

Telephony Features Available for the Phone

Configuring Product-Specific Configuration Parameters

Configuring Corporate and Personal Directories

Configuring Corporate Directories

Configuring Personal Directory

Modifying Phone Button Templates

Modifying a Phone Button Template for Personal Address Book or Fast Dials

Configuring Softkey Templates

Setting Up Services

Adding Users to Cisco Unified CM

Managing the Cisco Unified CM User Options Web Pages

Giving Users Access to the User Options Web Pages

Specifying Options that Appear on the User Options Web Pages

Configuring Model-Specific Features

Setting Up a Typical Phone

Assigning the Same Directory Number to Multiple Lines

Supporting Barge and Directed Transfer

Supporting CTI Applications

Clarifying Feature Behavior to Users

Enabling EnergyWise on the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Setting up UCR 2008

Configuring UCR 2008 in Phone

Configuring UCR 2008 in Common Phone Profile

Configuring UCR 2008 in Enterprise Phone Configuration


Configuring Features, Templates, Services, and Users


After you install Cisco Unified IP Phones in your network, configure their network settings, and add them to Cisco Unified CM, you must use Cisco Unified CM Administration to configure telephony features, optionally modify phone templates, set up services, and assign users.

This chapter provides an overview of these configuration and setup procedures. Cisco Unified CM documentation provides detailed instructions for these procedures.

For suggestions about how to provide users with information about features, and what information to provide, see "Providing Information to Users Via a Website."

For information about setting up phones in non-English environments, see "Supporting International Users."

This chapter includes following topics:

Telephony Features Available for the Phone

Configuring Product-Specific Configuration Parameters

Configuring Corporate and Personal Directories

Modifying Phone Button Templates

Configuring Softkey Templates

Setting Up Services

Adding Users to Cisco Unified CM

Managing the Cisco Unified CM User Options Web Pages

Configuring Model-Specific Features

Enabling EnergyWise on the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Setting up UCR 2008

Telephony Features Available for the Phone

After you add Cisco Unified IP Phones to Cisco Unified CM, you can add functionality to the phones. Table 5-1 includes a list of supported telephony features, many of which you configure using Cisco Unified CM Administration. The Configuration Reference column lists Cisco Unified CM documentation that contain configuration procedures and related information.

For information about using most of these features on the phone, see the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G User Guide. For a comprehensive listing of features on the phone, see Cisco Unified IP Phone Features A-Z at this URL:

http://cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cuipph/all_models/phone_a_to_z/english/user/guide/az_user.html


Note Cisco Unified CM Administration also provides service parameters that you can use to configure various telephony functions. For more information about service parameters and the functions that they control, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.


Table 5-1 Telephony Features for Cisco Unified IP Phones

Feature
Description
Configuration Reference

Abbreviated dialing

Allows users to speed dial a phone number by entering an assigned index code (1 - 99) on the phone keypad.

Note You can use Abbreviated Dialing while on hook or off hook.

Users assign index codes from the Cisco Unified CM web pages.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide,Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Add Select to Join

Creates a conference by joining together existing calls that are on a single phone line.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified IP Phone Guide, "Basic Call Handling."

Agent Greeting

Allows an agent or administrator to create and play a prerecorded greeting automatically at the beginning of a call, such as a customer call, before the agent begins the conversation with the caller. An Agent can prerecord a single greeting or multiple ones as needed and create and update them.

When a customer calls, both callers hear the prerecorded greeting. The agent can remain on mute until the greeting ends or answer the call over the greeting.

All codecs supported for the phone are supported for Agent Greeting calls.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Barge and Privacy.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

To enable Agent Greeting in the Cisco Unified CM Administration application, choose Device > Phone, locate IP Phone that you want to configure. Scroll to the Device Information Layout pane and set Builtin Bridge to On or Default.

If Builtin Bridge is set to Default, in the Cisco Unified CM Administration application, choose System > Service Parameter and select the appropriate Server and Service. Scroll to the Clusterwide Parameters (Device - Phone) pane and set Builtin Bridge Enable to On.

Anonymous Call Block

(SIP phones only)

Allows a user to reject calls from anonymous callers.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, SIP Profile Configuration.

Any Call Pickup

Allows users to pick up a redirected call via a CTI application on any line in their call pickup group, regardless of how the call was routed to the phone.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Call Pickup Group.

Assisted Directed Call Park

Enables users to park a call by pressing only one button using the Direct Park feature. You must configure a Busy Lamp Field (BLF) Assisted Directed Call Park button. When users press an idle BLF Assisted Directed Call Park button for an active call, the active call is parked at the Direct Park slot associated with the Assisted Directed Call Park button.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Assisted Directed Call Park.

Audible Message Waiting Indicator

A stutter tone from the handset, headset, or speakerphone indicates that a user has one or more new voice messages on a line.

Note The stutter tone is line-specific. You hear it only when using the line with waiting messages.

For more information, see these guides:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Message Waiting Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Voice Mail Connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Auto Answer

Connects incoming calls automatically after a ring or two.

Auto Answer works with either the speakerphone or headset.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Directory Number Configuration.

Auto Dial

Allows the phone user to choose from matching numbers in the Placed Calls log while dialing. To place the call, the user can choose a number from the Auto Dial list or continue to enter digits manually.

 

Auto pickup

Allows a user to use one-touch, pickup functionality for call pickup features.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Call Pickup.

Automatic Port Synchronization

When the Cisco Unified CM administrator uses the Remote Port Configuration feature to set the speed and duplex function of an IP phone remotely, loss of packets can occur if one port is slower than the other.

The Automatic Port Synchronization feature synchronizes the ports to the lowest speed among the two ports, which eliminates packet loss. When automatic port synchronization is enabled, it is recommended that both ports be configured for autonegotiate. If one port is enabled for autonegotiate and the other is at a fixed speed, the phone synchronizes to the fixed port speed.

Note If both the ports are configured for fixed speed, the Automatic Port Synchronization feature is ineffective.

Note The Remote Port Configuration and Automatic Port Synchronization features are compatible only with IEEE 802.3AF Power of Ethernet (PoE) switches. Switches that support only Cisco Inline Power are not compatible. Enabling this feature on phones that are connected to these types of switches could result in loss of connectivity to Cisco Unified CM, if the phone is powered by PoE.

To configure the parameter in the Cisco Unified CM Administration application, choose Device > Phone, select the appropriate IP phones, and scroll to the Product Specific Configuration Layout pane.

To configure the setting on multiple phones simultaneously, enable Automatic Port Synchronization in the Enterprise Phone Configuration (System > Enterprise Phone Configuration).

Barge (and cBarge)

Allows a user to join a non-private call on a shared phone line. Barge features include cBarge and Barge.

cBarge adds a user to a call and converts it into a conference, allowing the user and other parties to access conference features.

Barge adds a user to a call but does not convert the call into a conference.

The phones support Barge in two conference modes:

Built-in conference bridge at the target device (the phone that is being barged). This mode uses the Barge softkey.

Shared conference bridge. This mode uses the cBarge softkey.

Note This feature may not be available, depending on how you configure the phone. For more information, see the "Configuring Model-Specific Features" section.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Barge and Privacy.

Block external to external transfer

Prevents users from transferring an external call to another external number.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, External Call Transfer Restrictions.

Busy Lamp Field (BLF)

Allows a user to monitor the call state of a directory number associated with a speed-dial button, call log, or directory listing on the phone.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Feature and Services Guide, Presence.

Busy Lamp Field (BLF) Pickup (SCCP only)

Provides enhancements to BLF speed dial. Allows you to configure a Directory Number (DN) that a user can monitor for incoming calls. When the DN receives an incoming call, the system alerts the monitoring user, who can then pick up the call.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Feature and Services Guide, Call Pickup.

Call Back

Provides users with an audio and visual alert on the phone when a busy or unavailable party becomes available.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Cisco Call Back

Call Chaperone

Allows an authorized Chaperone user to supervise and record a call.

The Call Chaperone user intercepts and answers the call from the calling party, manually creates a conference to the called party, and remains on the conference to supervise and record the call. Cisco Unified IP Phones that have the Call Chaperone feature configured on them have a Record softkey. The Call Chaperone user presses the Record softkey to record a call.

For chaperoned calls, an announcement is played or spoken by one of the participants at the start of the call. An announcement later alerts participants in the call that the call is being recorded.

The Call Chaperone feature is supported only with the External Call Control feature, which allows Cisco Unified CM to route audio and video calls to a route server that hosts routing rules.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, External Call Control.

Call display restrictions

Determines the information that displays for calling or connected lines, depending on the parties who are involved in the call.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Understanding Route Plans.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Call Display Restrictions.

Call forward

Allows users to redirect incoming calls to another number.Call forward options include Call Forward All, Call Forward Busy, Call Forward No Answer, and Call Forward No Coverage.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Directory Number Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System, Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Specifying Options that Appear on the User Options Web Pages.

Call forward all loop breakout

Detects and prevents Call Forward All loops. When a Call Forward All loop is detected, the Call Forward All configuration is ignored and the call rings through

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Call forward all loop prevention

Prevents a user from configuring a Call Forward All destination directly on the phone that creates a Call Forward All loop or that creates a Call Forward All chain with more hops than the existing Forward Maximum Hop Count service parameter allows.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Call forward configurable display

Allows you to specify information that appears on a phone when a call is forwarded. This information can include the caller name, caller number, redirected number, and original dialed number.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Call forward all destination override

Allows you to override Call Forward All (CFA) in cases where the CFA target places a call to the CFA initiator. This allows the CFA target to reach the CFA initiator for important calls. The override works whether the CFA target phone number is internal or external.

Update the Configuration Reference: For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Understanding Directory Numbers.

Call park

Allows users to park (temporarily store) a call and then retrieve the call by using another phone in the Cisco Unified CM system.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Call Park and Directed Call Park.

Call pickup

Allows users to redirect a call that is ringing on another phone within their pickup group to their phone.

You can configure an audio or visual alert for the primary line on the phone. This alert notifies the users that a call is ringing in their pickup group.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Call Pickup.

Call recording

Allows a supervisor to record an active call. The user may hear a recording audible alert tone during a call when it is being recorded.

When a call is secured, the security status of the call is displayed as a lock icon on Cisco Unified IP Phones. The connected parties may also hear an audible alert tone that indicates the call is secured and is being recorded.

Note When an active call is being monitored or recorded, you can receive or place intercom calls; however, if you place an intercom call, the active call will be put on hold, which causes the recording session to terminate and the monitoring session to suspend. To resume the monitoring session, the party whose call is being monitored must resume the call.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Monitoring and Recording.

Call waiting

Indicates (and allows users to answer) an incoming call that rings while on another call. Displays incoming call information on the phone screen.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications System Guide, Understanding Directory Numbers.

Caller ID

Displays caller identification such as a phone number, name, or other descriptive text on the phone screen.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide,Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration and Directory Number Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Understanding Route Plans.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Call Display Restrictions.

Caller ID Blocking

Blocks a user's phone number or e-mail address.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Directory Number Configuration and SIP Profile Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Understanding Route Plans.

Calling Party Normalization

Globalizes or localizes the incoming calling party number so that the appropriate calling number presentation displays on the phone. Supports the international escape character +.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Features and Services Guide, Calling Party Normalization.

Cisco Extension Mobility

Allows a user to temporarily apply a phone number and user profile settings to a shared Cisco Unified IP Phone by logging into the Extension Mobility service on that phone.

Extension Mobility can be useful if users work from a variety of locations within your company or if they share a workspace with coworkers.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Cisco Extension Mobility.

Cisco Extension Mobility Change PIN

Enables a user to change the PIN from a Cisco Unified IP Phone by using the Change Credentials service of Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Using the ChangePIN softkey on the Extension Mobility logout screen

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Cisco Extension Mobility.

Cisco Extension Mobility Cross Cluster (EMCC)

Enables a user configured in a "home" cluster to log into Cisco Unified IP Phones in another "visiting" cluster.

Before you configure Extension Mobility Cross Cluster (EMCC), configure Cisco Extension Mobility on the Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Even though the Intercom feature works with Cisco Extension Mobility (EM), it cannot be used with EMCC because the feature must be enabled with a real phone device. The Intercom feature cannot be enabled with EM profiles.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Cisco Extension Mobility Cross Cluster.

Client matter codes (CMC)

(SCCP phones only)

Enables a user to specify that a call relates to a specific client matter.

Note If you are using this feature, you must disable Enbloc dialing. See Enbloc Dialing for details.

For more information, see: the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Client Matter Codes and Forced Authorization Codes.

Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Applications

A CTI route point can designate a virtual device to receive multiple, simultaneous calls for application-controlled redirection.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, CTI Route Point Configuration.

Conference

Allows a user to talk simultaneously with multiple parties by calling each participant individually. Conference features include Conference, cBarge, and Meet-Me.

Allows a non-controller in a standard (ad hoc) conference to add or remove participants; also allows any conference participant to join together two standard conferences on the same line.

For more information, see: Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones and Conference Bridges.

The service parameter Advance Adhoc Conference (disabled by default in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration) allows you to enable these features.

Directed Call Park

Allows a user to transfer an active call to an available directed call park number that the user dials or speed dials.

A Call Park BLF button indicates whether a directed call park number is occupied and provides speed-dial access to the directed call park number.

Note If you implement Directed Call Park, avoid configuring the Park softkey. This prevents users from confusing the two Call Park features.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Call Park and Directed Call Park.

Directed call Pickup

Allows a user to answer a call that is ringing on a particular directory number.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Call Pickup.

Distinctive Ring

Users can customize how their phone indicates an incoming call and a new voice mail message. Users can customize up to six distinctive rings.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Custom Phone Rings.

Do Not Disturb (DND)

When DND is turned on, either no audible rings occur during the ringing-in state of a call, or no audible or visual notifications of any type occur.

You can configure the phone to have a softkey template with a DND softkey or a phone-button template with DND as one of the selected features.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Do Not Disturb.

The following DND-related parameters are configurable in Cisco Unified CM Administration:

Do Not Disturb—This checkbox allows you to enable DND on a per-phone basis. Choose Device > Phone > Phone Configuration.

DND Option—Choose "Call Reject" (to turn off all audible and visual notifications), or "Ringer Off" (to turn off only the ringer). DND Option appears on both the Common Phone Profile window and the Phone Configuration window (Phone Configuration window value takes precedence).

DND Incoming Call Alert—Choose the type of alert to play, if any, on a phone for incoming calls when DND is active. This parameter is located on both the Common Phone Profile window and the Phone Configuration window (Phone Configuration window value takes precedence).

BLF Status Depicts DND—Enables DND status to override busy/idle state.

Enbloc Dialing

(SCCP phones only)

Enbloc dialing enables SCCP to send all digits of a phone number simultaneously.

You must disable enbloc dialing if either Forced Authorization Code (FAC) or Client Matter Code (CMC) dialing is being used.

To disable enbloc dialing, in Cisco Unified CM Administration, go to Device > Phone. On the Phone Configuration window, in the "Product Specific Configuration Layout" area, uncheck the "Enbloc Dialing" box, then click Apply Config, and then click Save.

Fast Dial Service

Allows a user to enter a Fast Dial code to place a call. Fast Dial codes can be assigned to phone numbers or Personal Address Book entries.

 

Forced authorization codes (FACs)

Controls the types of calls that certain users can place.

Note If you are using this feature, you must disable Enbloc dialing. See Enbloc Dialing for details.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Client Matter Codes and Forced Authorization Codes.

Group call pickup

Allows a user to answer a call that is ringing on a directory number in another group.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Call Pickup.

Help System

Provides a comprehensive set of topics that appear on the phone screen.

Requires no configuration.

Hold/Resume

Allows the user to move a connected call between an active state and a held state.

Requires no configuration, unless you want to use music on hold. See Music on hold in this table for information.

Also see Hold Reversion in this table for related information.

Hold Reversion

Limits the amount of time that a call can be on hold before reverting to the phone that put the call on hold and alerting the user.

Reverting calls are distinguished from incoming calls by a single ring (or beep, depending on the new call indicator setting for the line). This notification repeats at intervals as long as the call is not resumed.

A call that triggers Hold Reversion also displays an animated icon in the call bubble and a brief message on the status line.

You can configure call focus priority to favor incoming or reverting calls.

For more information, see Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Hold Reversion.

Hold Status

Enables phones with a shared line to distinguish between the local and remote lines that placed a call on hold.

No configuration is required.

Hunt Group Display

Provides load sharing for calls to a main directory number. A hunt group contains a series of directory numbers that can answer the incoming calls.

When an incoming call is offered to a directory number that is part of the hunt group, this feature displays the main directory number in addition to the calling party.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Understanding Route Plans.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, CTI Route Point Configuration.

Immediate Divert

Allows users to transfer incoming calls directly to the voice messaging system.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Immediate Divert.

Immediate Divert— Enhanced

Allows users to transfer incoming calls directly to their voice messaging system or to the voice messaging system of the original called party.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Intelligent Session Control

Reroutes a direct call to a user's mobile phone to the enterprise number (desk phone). For an incoming call to a remote destination (mobile phone), only the remote destination rings; the desk phone does not ring. When the call is answered on the mobile phone, the desk phone displays a Remote In Use message. During these calls, a user can use the various features of the mobile phone.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Cisco Unified Mobility.

Intercom

Allows users to place and receive intercom calls using programmable phone buttons. You can configure intercom line buttons to:

Directly dial a specific intercom extension.

Initiate an intercom call and then prompt the user to enter a valid intercom number.

Note If your user logs into the same phone on a daily basis using their Cisco Extension Mobility profile, assign the phone button template that contains intercom information to their profile, and assign the phone as the default intercom device for the intercom line.

Cisco Unified CallManager Features and Services Guide, Intercom.

Cisco Unified CallManager Feature and Services Guide, Cisco Extension Mobility.

Join Across Lines

Allows users to apply the Join feature to calls that are on multiple phone lines.

For more information:

See Configuring Softkey Templates

See the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones

Line select

If this feature is disabled (default), then the ringing line is selected. When enabled, the primary line is picked up even if a call is ringing on another line. The user must manually select the other line.

Note This feature can also be enabled or disabled for Cisco Extension Mobility.

For more information, see the option "Always use prime line" in the following chapters of Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide:

Device Profile Configuration

Common Phone Profile Configuration

Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration

Line select for voice messages

When disabled (default), pressing the Messages button selects the line that has a voice message. If more than one line has voice mail, then the first available line is selected. When enabled, the primary line is always used to retrieve voice messages.

Note This feature can also be enabled or disabled for Extension Mobility.

For more information, see the option "Always use prime line for voice message" in the following chapters of Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide:

Device Profile Configuration

Common Phone Profile Configuration

Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration

Log out of hunt group

Allows users to log out of a hunt group and to temporarily block calls from ringing their phones when they are not available to take calls. Logging out of hunt groups does not prevent non-hunt group calls from ringing their phone.

For more information:

See Configuring Softkey Templates.

See the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Understanding Route Plans.

Malicious call identification (MCID)

Allows users to notify the system administrator about suspicious calls that are received.

For more information see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Malicious Call Identification.

Meet-Me conference

Allows a user to host a Meet-Me conference in which other participants call a predetermined number at a scheduled time.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Meet-Me Number/Pattern Configuration and Conference Bridges.

Message Waiting Indicator

A light on the handset that indicates a user has one or more new voice messages.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Message Waiting Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Voice Mail Connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Mobile Connect

Enables users to manage business calls using a single phone number and pick up in-progress calls on the desktop phone and a remote device such as a mobile phone. Users can restrict the group of callers according to phone number and time of day.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Cisco Unified Mobility.

Mobile Voice Access

Extends Mobile Connect capabilities by allowing users to access an interactive voice response (IVR) system to originate a call from a remote device such as a mobile phone.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Cisco Unified Mobility.

Multilevel Precedence and Preemption (MLPP)

(SCCP phones only)

Provides a method of prioritizing calls within your phone system. Use this feature when users work in an environment where they need to make and receive urgent or critical calls.

For more information, see Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Multilevel Precedence and Preemption.

Multiple Calls Per Line Appearance

Each line can support multiple calls. Only one call can be active at any time; other calls are automatically placed on hold.

See the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Directory Number Configuration.

Music on hold

Plays music while callers are on hold.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Music On Hold.

Mute

Mutes the microphone located in the active handset or headset.

Requires no configuration.

Onhook call transfer

Allows a user to press the Transfer button and then go on hook to complete a call transfer.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Onhook predialing

Allows a user to dial a number without going off hook. The user can then either pick up the handset or press the Dial softkey.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G Phone Guide, "Basic Call Handling."

Other group pickup

Allows a user to answer a call ringing on a phone in another group that is associated with the user's group.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Call Pickup.

Phone secure web access

Enables a user to securely access the web with the use of a phone trust store called a "phone-trust."

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide, Product Security Overview.

Plus Dialing

Allows the user to dial E.164 numbers prefixed with a "+" sign.

To dial the + sign, the user needs to press and hold the "*" key for at least 1 second. This applies to dialing the first digit for an on-hook or off-hook call only.

Requires no configuration.

Private Line Automated Ringdown (PLAR)

The Cisco Unified CM administrator can configure a phone number that the Cisco Unified IP Phone dials as soon as the handset goes off hook. This can be useful for phones that are designated for calling emergency or "hotline" numbers.

For SIP, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, SIP Dial Rules Configuration.

For SCCP, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Directory Number Configuration.

Privacy

Prevents users who share a line from adding themselves to a call and from viewing information on their phone screens about the other user's call.

Note This feature may not be available, depending on how you configure the phone. For more information, see the "Configuring Model-Specific Features" section.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Barge and Privacy.

Programmable line keys (PLK)

The administrator can assign features to line buttons. Softkeys normally control these features; for example, New Call, Call Back, End Call, and Forward All. When the administrator configures these features on the line buttons, they always remain visible, so users can have a "hard" feature (for example, a hard New Call key).

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Phone Button Template Configuration.

Protected calling

Provides a secure (encrypted) connection between two phones. A security tone plays at the beginning of the call to indicate that both phones are protected. Some features, such as conference calling, shared lines, Extension Mobility, and Join Across Lines are not available when protected calling is configured. Protected calls are not authenticated.

For more information about security, see Overview of Supported Security Features.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide.

Quality Reporting Tool (QRT)

Allows users to use the QRT softkey on a phone to submit information about problem phone calls. QRT can be configured for either of two user modes, depending on the amount of user interaction desired with the QRT.

Note This feature may not be available, depending on how you configure the phone. For more information, see the "Configuring Model-Specific Features" section.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Quality Report Tool.

Redial

Allows users to call the most recently dialed phone number by pressing the Redial button.

Requires no configuration.

Remote Port Configuration

Allows the administrator to configure the speed and duplex function of the phone Ethernet ports remotely by using Cisco Unified CM Administration. This enhances the performance for large deployments with specific port settings.

Note If the ports are configured for Remote Port Configuration in Cisco Unified CM, the data cannot be changed on the phone.

To configure the parameter in the Cisco Unified CM Administration application, choose Device > Phone, select the appropriate IP phones, and scroll to the Product Specific Configuration Layout pane (Switch Port Remote Configuration or PC Port Remote Configuration).

To configure the setting on multiple phones simultaneously, configure the Remote Port Configuration in the Enterprise Phone Configuration (System > Enterprise Phone Configuration).

Ring setting

Identifies the ring type used for a line when a phone has another active call.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Directory Number Configuration.

Creating Custom Phone Rings.

Ringer Volume Control

Enables you to control the minimum ringer-volume setting and adjust the minimum volume level for the ringer. Individual users cannot make the changes to the minimum ringer-volume setting.

The parameter Minimum Ring Volume exists in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration window.

When a user presses the minus (-) side of the Volume button to reduce the ringer volume in an on-hook state, the volume decreases only to the configured minimum volume-level setting. When the minimum volume level is reached, no status message appears.

After a system restart, the minimum ringer volume resets to the minimum ringer-volume setting that is received from the configuration file. If you configure a new minimum volume level after the last startup and the end user had previously set the minimum ringer volume lower, the ringer volume will be set to the minimum value from the configuration file, not to the level set by the user.

This feature does not apply to handset, speaker, and headset volumes during calls.

To configure the parameter in the Cisco Unified CM Administration application, choose Device > Phone, select the appropriate IP phones, and scroll to the Product Specific Configuration Layout pane.

Secure and Nonsecure Indication Tone

When a phone is configured as secure (encrypted and trusted) in Cisco Unified CM, it can be given a "protected" status. After that, if desired, the protected phone can be configured to play an indication tone at the beginning of a call.

Only protected phones play these secure or nonsecure indication tones. Nonprotected phones never play tones.

If the overall call status changes during the call, the indication tone changes accordingly. At that time, the protected phone plays the appropriate tone.

A protected phone plays or does not play a tone under these circumstances:

When the Play Secure Indication Tone option is enabled (True):

When end-to-end secure media is established and the call status is secure, the phone plays the secure indication tone (three long beeps with pauses).

When end-to-end nonsecure media is established and the call status is nonsecure, the phone plays the nonsecure indication tone (six short beeps with brief pauses).

If the Play Secure Indication Tone option is disabled, no tone is played.

Secure and Nonsecure Indication Tone:

Protected Device—To change the status of a secure phone to protected, check the "Protected Device" check box in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration > Device > Phone > Phone Configuration.

Play Secure Indication Tone—To enable the protected phone to play a secure or nonsecure indication tone, set the "Play Secure Indication Tone" to True. (The default is False.) You set this option in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration > System > Service Parameters. Select the server and then the Unified CM service. In the Service Parameter Configuration window, select the option in the Feature - Secure Tone area. (The default is False.)

Services

Allows you to use the Cisco Unified IP Phone Services Configuration menu in Cisco Unified CM Administration to define and maintain the list of phone services to which users can subscribe.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration.

Services URL button

Allows users to access services from a programmable button rather than by using the Services menu on a phone.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration.

Session Handoff

Allows users to switch calls from a mobile phone to Cisco Unified devices that share the same line. Handsets on all the devices on the shared line flash simultaneously.

After a user answers the call from one of the Cisco Unified devices, the other Cisco Unified devices that share the same line display a Remote in Use message. However, if the call fails to switch from the mobile phone, the mobile phone may display a Cannot Move Conversation message.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Cisco Unified Mobility and Cisco Unified Mobility Advantage and Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator Integration

Shared line

Allows a user to have multiple phones that share the same phone number or allows a user to share a phone number with a coworker.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Understanding Directory Numbers.

Silent Monitoring

Allows a supervisor to monitor an active call silently. The supervisor cannot be heard by either party on the call. The user may hear a monitoring audible alert tone during a call when it is being monitored.

When a call is secured, the security status of the call is displayed as a lock icon on Cisco Unified IP Phones. The connected parties may also hear an audible alert tone that indicates that the call is secured and is being monitored.

Note When an active call is being monitored or recorded, you can receive or place intercom calls; however, if you place an intercom call, the active call will be put on hold, which causes the recording session to terminate and the monitoring session to suspend. To resume the monitoring session, the party whose call is being monitored must resume the call.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Monitoring and Recording.

Speed-dialing

Dials a specified number that has been previously stored.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phones.

SSH Access

Allows the administrator to enable or disable the SSH Access setting using the Cicsco Unified CM Administration application.

This option indicates whether the phone supports SSH Access.

Settings include:

Enabled

Disabled - default

When enabled, it allows the phone to accept the SSH connections.

Disabling the SSH server functionality of the phone blocks the SSH access to the phone.

To configure the paramter in the Cisco Unified CM Administration application, choose Device > Phone, select the appropriate IP phones, and scorll to the Product Specific Configuration Layout pane and select Enable from the SSH Access drop-down list box.

If you set the same parameter in the Common Phone Profile window (Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile), the precedence order of the settings is:

1. Phone Configuration window settings

2. Common Phone Profile window settings

Time-of-Day Routing

Restricts access to specified telephony features by time period.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Time Period Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Time-of-Day Routing.

Time Zone Update

Updates s Cisco Unified IP Phones with time zone changes.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Date/Time Group Configuration.

Transfer

Allows users to redirect connected calls from their phones to another number.

Requires no configuration.

UCR 2008

The IP Phones using SCCP support Unified Capabilities Requirements (UCR) 2008 by providing the following functions:

Support for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 104-2

Suport for TVS IPv6

Support for 80-bit SRTCP Tagging

As an IP Phone administrator, some of these functions require you to set up specific parameters in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

See Setting up UCR 2008.

Video support

Enable video support on the phone.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Conference Bridge Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Understanding Video Telephony.

Cisco VT Advantage Administration Guide, Overview of Cisco VT Advantage.

Voice messaging system

Enables callers to leave messages if calls are unanswered.

For more information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Cisco Voice-Mail Port Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Voice Mail Connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Configuring Product-Specific Configuration Parameters

Cisco Unified CM Administration allows you to set some product specific configuration parameters for Cisco Unified IP Phones. Table 5-2 lists the configuration windows, their path, and the parameters in Cisco Unified CM Administration.

Table 5-2 Configuration Parameters for Cisco Unified IP Phones

Configuration Window
Path
Parameters

Enterprise Phone Configuration window

System > Enterprise Phone Configuration

You can set these parameters in any of the three configuration windows:

Settings Access

Video Capabilities

Web Access

Load Server

RTCP

Peer Firmware Sharing

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP): Switch Port

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP): PC Port

Link Layer Discovery Protocol - Media Endpoint Discover (LLDP-MED): Switch Port

Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP): PC Port

IPv6 Load Server

802.1x Authentication

Switch Port Remote Configuration

PC Port Remote Configuration

Automatic Port Synchronization

SSH Access

When you set the parameters, select the Override Common Settings check box for each setting you want to update. If you do not check this box, the corresponding parameter setting does not take effect. If you set the parameters at the three configuration windows, the setting takes precedence in the following order:

Phone Configuration window

Common Phone Profile window

Enterprise Phone Configuration window

Common Phone Profile window

Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile

Phone Configuration window

Device > Phone; Product Specific Configuration portion of window


Configuring Corporate and Personal Directories

The Directories button on the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G gives users access to several directories. By default, this button is line button 22 (the second-from-top line button on the left).

The directories can include:

Corporate Directory—Allows a user to look up phone numbers for co-workers.

To support this feature, you must configure corporate directories. For more information, see the "Configuring Corporate Directories" section.

Personal Directory—Allows a user to store a set of personal numbers.

To support this feature, you must provide the user with software to configure the personal directory. For more information, see the "Configuring Personal Directory" section.

Configuring Corporate Directories

Cisco Unified CM uses a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory to store authentication and authorization information about users of Cisco Unified CM applications that interface with Cisco Unified CM. Authentication establishes a user's right to access the system. Authorization identifies the telephony resources that a user is permitted to use, such as a specific telephone extension.

To install and set up these features, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, LDAP System Configuration, LDAP Directory Configuration, and LDAP Authentication Configuration.

After the LDAP directory configuration completes, users can use the Corporate Directory service on their Cisco Unified IP Phone to look up users in the corporate directory.

Configuring Personal Directory

Personal Directory consists of the following features:

Personal Address Book (PAB)

Personal Fast Dials (Fast Dials)

Address Book Synchronization Tool (TABSynch)

Users can access Personal Directory features by these methods:

From a web browser—Users can access the PAB and Fast Dials features from the Cisco Unified CM web pages

From the Cisco Unified IP Phone—Users can choose Directories > Personal Directory to access the PAB and Fast Dials features from their phones

From a Microsoft Windows application—Users can use the TABSynch tool to synchronize their PABs with Microsoft Windows Address Book (WAB). Customers who want to use the Microsoft Outlook Address Book (OAB) should begin by importing the data from the OAB into the Windows Address Book (WAB). TabSync can then be used to synchronize the WAB with Personal Directory.

To ensure that Cisco IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer users have access to end-user data that pertains only to them, activate the Cisco UXL Web Service in Cisco Unified Serviceability.

To configure Personal Directory from a web browser, users must access their Cisco Unified CM User Options web pages. You must provide users with a URL and login information.

To synchronize with Microsoft Outlook, users must install the TABSynch utility, which is provided by you. To obtain the TABSynch software to distribute to users, choose Application > Plugins from Cisco Unified CM Administration, then locate and click Cisco IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer.

Modifying Phone Button Templates

Phone button templates let you assign speed dials and call-handling features to programmable line buttons. Call-handling features that can be assigned to buttons include call forward, hold, and conference.

Ideally, you modify templates before registering phones on the network. In this way, you can access customized phone button template options from Cisco Unified CM during registration.

To modify a phone button template, choose Device > Device Settings > Phone Button Template from Cisco Unified CM Administration. To assign a phone button template to a phone, use the Phone Button Template field in the Cisco Unified CM Administration Phone Configuration window. For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

The default Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G template that ships with the phone uses line buttons as follows:

Buttons 1 through 8—Phone lines

Buttons 9 through 12—Speed dial buttons

Buttons 13 through 16—BLF speed dial buttons

Buttons 17 through 20—Unassigned

Button 21—Accesses a voice messaging system

Button 22—Displays the Directories menu

Button 23—Activates an optional headset

Button 24—Displays the Application menu

To avoid confusion for users, do not assign a feature to a button and a softkey at the same time.

The following guidelines apply to programmable line buttons:

These buttons are assigned to programmable line buttons:

Headset

Application Menu

Directories

Messages

Settings

Services

You cannot assign Redial, Transfer, or Hold to programmable line buttons. These features have dedicated buttons and softkeys.

Modifying a Phone Button Template for Personal Address Book or Fast Dials

You can modify a phone button template to associate a service URL with a line button. Doing so enables users to have single-button access to the PAB and Fast Dials. Before you modify the phone button template, you must configure PAB or Fast Dials as an IP phone service.

To configure a PAB or Fast Dial as an IP phone service (if it is not already a service), follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Device >Device Settings > Phone Services.

The Find and List IP Phone Services window displays.

Step 2 Click Add New. The IP phone services Configuration window displays.

Step 3 Enter the following settings:

Service Name and ASCII Service Name—Enter Personal Address Book.

Service Description—Enter an optional description of the service.

Service URL

For PAB, enter the following URL:

http://<Unified CM-server-name>:8080/ccmpd/login.do?name=#DEVICENAME#&service=pab

For Fast Dial, enter the following URL:

http://<Unified-CM-server-name>:8080/ccmpd/login.do?name=#DEVICENAME#&service=fd

Secure Service URL

For PAB, enter this URL:

https://<Unified CM-server-name>:8443/ccmpd/login.do?name=#DEVICENAME#&service=pab

For Fast Dial, enter this URL:

https://<Unified-CM-server-name>:8443/ccmpd/login.do?name=#DEVICENAME#&service=fd

Service Category—Select XML Service.

Service Type—Select Directories.

Enable—Select the check box.

Step 4 Click Save.

You can add, update, or delete service parameters as needed as described in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, IP Phone Services Configuration.


Note If you change the service URL, remove an IP phone service parameter, or change the name of a phone service parameter for a phone service to which users are subscribed, you must click Update Subscriptions to update all currently subscribed users with the changes, or users must resubscribe to the service to rebuild the correct URL.



To modify a phone button template for PAB or Fast Dial, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified CM Administration, choose Device > Device Settings > Phone Button Template.

Step 2 Click Find.

Step 3 Select the phone model.

Step 4 Click Copy, enter a name for the new template, and then click Save.

The Phone Button Template Configuration window opens.

Step 5 Identify the button you would like to assign, and select Service URL from the Features drop-down list box associated with the line.

Step 6 Click Save to create a new phone button template using the service URL.

Step 7 Choose Device > Phone and open the Phone Configuration window for the phone.

Step 8 Select the new phone button template from the Phone Button Template drop-down list box.

Step 9 Click Save to store the change and then click Apply Config to implement the change.

The phone user can now access the User Options pages and associate the service with a button on the phone.

For additional information on IP phone services, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, IP Phone Services Configuration. For additional information on configuring line buttons, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration.

Configuring Softkey Templates

Using Cisco Unified CM Administration, you can manage softkeys associated with applications that are supported by the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G. Cisco Unified CM supports two types of softkey templates: standard and nonstandard. Standard softkey templates include Standard Manager, Standard Shared Mode Manager, and Standard Assistant. An application that supports softkeys can have one or more standard softkey templates associated with it. You can modify a standard softkey template by making a copy of it, giving it a new name, and making updates to that copied softkey template. You can also modify a nonstandard softkey template.

To configure softkey templates, choose Device > Device Settings > Softkey Template from Cisco Unified CM Administration. To assign a softkey template to a phone, use the Softkey Template field in the Cisco Unified CM Administration Phone Configuration window. For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.


Note The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G supports all the softkeys that are configurable in Cisco Unified CM Administration.


Setting Up Services

The Services button on the Cisco Unified IP Phone gives users access to Cisco Unified IP Phone Services. You can also assign services to the programmable buttons on the phone.

If the phone is registered with Cisco Unified CM, access this menu by pressing the Application Menu button, then choosing Services from the list of applications. By default, the Application Menu button is line button 24 (the top left line button).

These services comprise XML applications that enable the display of interactive content with text and graphics on the phone. Examples of services include local movie times, stock quotes, and weather reports.

Before a user can access any service:

You must use Cisco Unified CM Administration to configure available services.

The user must subscribe to services using the Cisco Unified CM. This web-based application provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for limited, end-user configuration of IP Phone applications.

Before you set up services, gather the URLs for the sites you want to set up and verify that users can access those sites from your corporate IP telephony network.

To set up these services, choose Device > Device Settings > Phone Services from Cisco Unified CM Administration. For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

After you configure these services, verify that your users have access to the Cisco Unified CM IP Phone Options web-based application, from which they can select and subscribe to configured services. For a summary of the information that you must provide to end users, see the How Users Subscribe to Services and Configure Phone Features.

Cisco Unified IP phones can support up to four HTTP/HTTPS active client connections and up to four HTTP/HTTPS active server connections at one time. These are a few examples of HTTP/HTTPS services:

Cisco Extension Mobility

Directories

Messages

Adding Users to Cisco Unified CM

Adding users to Cisco Unified CM allows you to display and maintain information about users and allows each user to perform these tasks:

Access the corporate directory and other customized directories from a Cisco Unified IP Phone

Create a personal directory

Set up speed dial and call forwarding numbers

Subscribe to services that are accessible from a Cisco Unified IP Phone

You can add users to Cisco Unified CM using either of these methods:

To add users individually, choose User Management > End User from Cisco Unified CM Administration.

For more information about adding users, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.

For details about user information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

To add users in batches, use the Bulk Administration Tool. This method also enables you to set an identical default password for all users.

For details, see theCisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration Guide.

Managing the Cisco Unified CM User Options Web Pages

From the User Options web page, users can customize and control several phone features and settings. For detailed information about the User Options web pages, see Cisco Unified IP Phone User Guide.

Giving Users Access to the User Options Web Pages

Before a user can access the User Options web pages, you must add the user to the standard Cisco Unified CM end user group and associate the appropriate phone with the user.

To add the user to the standard Cisco Unified CM end user group, you must follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified CM Administration, choose User Management > User Groups.

The Find and List Users window displays.

Step 2 Enter the appropriate search criteria and click Find.

Step 3 Click on the Standard CCM End Users link. The User Group Configuration page for the Standard CCM End Users displays.

Step 4 Click Add End Users to Group. The Find and List Users window displays.

Step 5 Use the Find User drop-down list boxes to find the end users that you want to add and click Find.

Step 6 A list of end users that matches your search criteria displays.

Step 7 In the list of records that displays, click the check box next to the users that you want to add to this user group. If the list comprises multiple pages, use the links at the bottom to see more results.

The list of search results does not display end users that already belong to the user group.

Step 8 Click Add Selected.


To associate appropriate phones with the user, you must follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified CM Administration, choose User Management > End User.

The Find and List Users window displays.

Step 2 Enter the appropriate search criteria and click Find.

Step 3 In the list of records that display, click the link for the user.

Step 4 Click Device Association.

The User Device Association window displays.

Step 5 Enter the appropriate search criteria and click Find.

Step 6 Choose the device that you want to associate with the end user by checking the box to the left of the device.

Step 7 Click Save Selected/Changes to associate the device with the end user.


Make sure to provide end users with the following information about the User Options web pages:

The URL required to access the application. This URL is:

http://<server_name:portnumber>/ccmuser/, where server_name is the host on which the web server is installed.

https://<server_name:portnumber>/ccmuser/, where server_name is the host on which the web server is installed.

The user ID and default password are needed to access the application.

These settings correspond to the values you entered when you added the user to Cisco Unified CM (see the "Adding Users to Cisco Unified CM" section).

For additional information, see:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, User Group Configuration and End User Configuration.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Roles and User Groups.

Specifying Options that Appear on the User Options Web Pages

Most options that are on the User Options web pages appear by default. However, the following options must be set by the system administrator by using Enterprise Parameters Configuration settings in Cisco Unified CM Administration:

Show Ring Settings

Show Line Text Label Settings

Show Call Forwarding


Note The settings apply to all User Options web pages at your site.


To specify the options that appear on the User Options web pages, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified CM Administration, choose System > Enterprise Parameters.

The Enterprise Parameters Configuration window displays.

Step 2 In the CCMUser Parameters area, specify whether a parameter appears on the User Options web pages by choosing one of these values from the Parameter Value drop-down list box for the parameter:

True—Option displays on the User Options web pages (default).

False—Option does not display on the User Options web pages.

Show All Settings—All call forward settings display on the User Options web pages (default).

Hide All Settings—No call forward settings display on the User Options web pages.

Show Only Call Forward All—Only call forward all calls displays on the User Options web pages.


Configuring Model-Specific Features

The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G supports unique call handling features that are ideal for certain situations, such as in a retail environment. To configure these features, you must understand these specific phone characteristics:

Support for one call per line

Assignment of the same directory number to multiple lines

Availability of some call and design features that are specific to this phone model

Setting Up a Typical Phone

Because the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G does not support multiple calls per line, you must configure the Directory Number settings appropriately for each line using Cisco Unified CM Administration:

Maximum Number of Calls—set to 1

Busy Trigger—set to 1

For information about configuring directory numbers, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Directory Number Configuration.

Some call features (conference and transfer) must be able to initiate a new call state to create a conference or complete a transfer. Because the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G does not support multiple calls per line, you must configure a model-specific phone setting in the Phone Configuration window in Cisco Unified CM Administration. Select the Outbound Call Rollover behavior from these options:

No Rollover—Conference and transfer do not work in this mode. If a user attempts to use either of these features, the phone status displays as "Error Pass Limit." Choose this mode only if you need to support CTI applications (see Supporting CTI Applications).

Rollover Within Same DN—Conferences and call transfers are completed using the same directory number (on different lines and in different partitions). For example, consider a phone that has directory number 1506 assigned to both Line 6 and 7. The user has an active call on Line 6 and decides to transfer the call. When the user presses the Transfer button, the call on Line 6 is placed on hold and a new call initiates on Line 7 to complete the transfer.

Rollover Across Different DNs—Conferences and call transfers are completed using a different directory number and line than the original call. For example, consider a phone that has directory number 1507 assigned to Line 8 and 1508 assigned to Line 9. The user has an active call on Line 8 and decides to transfer the call. When the user presses the Transfer button, the call on Line 8 is placed on hold, and a new call initiates on Line 9 to complete the transfer.

For related configuration information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration.

Assigning the Same Directory Number to Multiple Lines

Although the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G does not support multiple calls per line, you can assign the same directory number to multiple lines. To do so, you must create multiple partitions (at least as many as the number of lines to share the directory number) and then add the directory number to each partition.

To users, this configuration appears as if they have the same directory number configured on multiple lines. However, Cisco Unified CM considers each directory number to be unique because they are in different partitions.


Note These directory numbers must reside in different partitions and therefore do not truly behave like the same directory number.


For information about configuring partitions, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Partition Configuration.

Supporting Barge and Directed Transfer

Some users may not realize that having the same directory number on different lines is not the same as having multiple calls per line. You should explain that the phone is configured differently and does not provide the same feature set.

For example, these call features can be achieved on a single line that supports multiple calls:

Barge and cBarge (Shared lines feature)

Directed Transfer (Transfer feature)

Because the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G does not support multiple calls on a single line, users cannot use these features on the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G, and the end-user documentation does not include information about them. In some cases, the softkeys for these features may appear on the phone display even if they are not functional. If a user attempts to use the feature, the phone status displays as "Error Pass Limit."

However, if you require these features, you can set the phone to an atypical configuration to support them (see Supporting CTI Applications).

Supporting CTI Applications

The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G does not typically allow for multiple calls per line. However, some CTI applications, including WebDialer and QRT, require multiple calls per line. If your organization requires these or other CTI applications, you should set the Maximum Number of Calls setting to 2 (rather than the recommended 1). You should also set the Outbound Call Rollover to No Rollover. Making this change also enables users to use the Barge, cBarge, and Directed Transfer features on that line.

The call is not a fully functional second call. Its use is restricted to the CTI applications, Barge, cBarge, and Directed Transfer. Users cannot use the line to make or receive calls.

Clarifying Feature Behavior to Users

In some cases, you may need to clarify availability or use of the following features, especially if any users have used other Cisco Unified IP Phones:

Line keys and display—The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G has 24 line keys and a small phone display screen. As a result, users do not see the directory number, line text, icon, and line key immediately next to each other. Instead, users scroll through the Overview display to view line status. On this phone, each text description also includes a Line number (1-24) to allow users to match it to the physical line key.

Call feature buttons—In addition to the standard softkeys for redial, transfer, and hold, the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G also has physical buttons for these features. These buttons function the same as the softkeys on other Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Local feature buttons—Some Cisco Unified IP Phones have physical buttons for Messages, Directories, Services, Settings, Help, and headset. The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G does not have these buttons. Instead, users access these local features using one of the configurable line keys. You can modify these assignments, but by default, these include:

Line key 24—Application menu (to access features except headset)

Line key 23—Headset

Line key 22—Directories

Line key 21—Messages

Call features—When configuring the partitions and calling search spaces to support the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G, consider which call features are most critical. The configuration affects the behavior of many call features, including call forwarding and incoming call handling.

For related configuration information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Calling Search Space Configuration and Partition Configuration.

Enabling EnergyWise on the Cisco Unified IP Phone

To reduce power consumption, you can configure the phone to sleep (power down) and wake (power up) if your system includes an EnergyWise controller (for example, a Cisco switch with the EnergyWise feature enabled).

You configure settings in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration to enable EnergyWise (EW) and configure sleep and wake times. These parameters are closely tied to the phone display configuration parameters.

When EnergyWise is enabled and a sleep time is set, the phone sends a request to the switch to wake it up at the configured time. The switch sends back either an acceptance or a rejection of the request. If the switch rejects the request or if the switch does not reply, the phone does not power down. If the switch accepts the request, the idle phone goes to sleep, reducing its power consumption to a predetermined level. A phone that is not idle sets an idle timer, and goes to sleep after the timer expires.

At the scheduled wake time, the system restores power to the phone, waking it up. To wake up the phone before the wake time, you must power on the phone from the switch. For more information, see the switch documentation.

EnergyWise Configuration Fields explains the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration fields that control the EnergyWise settings. You configure these fields in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration by choosing Device > Phone. You can also configure EnergyWise parameters in the Enterprise Phone Configuration and Common Phone Profile Configuration windows.

Table 5-3 EnergyWise Configuration Fields

Field
Description

Enable Power Save Plus

Selects the schedule of days for which the phone powers off. Select multiple days by pressing and holding the Control key while clicking on the days for the schedule.

By default, no days are selected.

When Enable Power Save is checked, you receive a message to warn about emergency (e911) concerns.


Caution While power save plus mode (the 'mode') is in effect, endpoints configured for the mode are disabled for emergency calling and from receiving inbound calls. By selecting this mode, you agree to the following: (i) you are taking full responsibility for providing alternate methods for emergency calling and receiving calls while the mode is in effect; (ii) Cisco has no liability in connection with your selection of the mode and all liability in connection with enabling the mode is your responsibility; and (iii) you will inform users of the effects of the mode on calls, calling and otherwise.

Note To disable Power Save Plus, you must uncheck the Allow EnergyWise Overrides check box. Leaving the Allow EnergyWise Overrides checked with no days selected in the Enable Power Save Plus field does not disable Power Save Plus.


Phone On Time

Determines when the phone automatically turns on for the days selected in the Enable Power Save Plus field.

Enter the time in this field in 24 hour format, where 00:00 is midnight.

For example, to automatically power up the phone at 7:00 a.m. (0700), enter 7:00. To power up the phone at 2:00 p.m. (1400), enter 14:00.

The default value is blank, which means 00:00.


Note The Phone On Time must be at least 20 minutes later than the Phone Off Time. For example, if the Phone Off Time is 7:00, the Phone On Time must be no earlier than 7:20.


Phone Off Time

The time of day that the phone powers down for the days selected in the Enable Power Save Plus field. If the Phone On Time and the Phone Off Time fields contain the same value, the phone does not power down.

Enter the time in this field in 24 hour format, where 00:00 is midnight.

For example, to automatically power down the phone at 7:00 a.m. (0700), enter 7:00. To power down the phone at 2:00 p.m. (1400), enter 14:00.

The default value is blank, which means 00:00.


Note The Phone On Time must be at least 20 minutes later than the Phone Off Time. For example, if the Phone Off Time is 7:00, the Phone On Time must be no earlier than 7:20.


Phone Off Idle Timeout

The length of time that the phone must be idle before the phone powers down.

The range of the field is 20 to 1440 minutes.

The default value is 60 minutes.

Enable Audible Alert

When enabled, instructs the phone to play an audible alert starting at 10 minutes before to the time specified in the Phone Off Time field.

The audible alert uses the phone's ringtone, which briefly plays at specific times during the 10-minute alerting period. The alerting ringtone plays at the user's designated volume level. The audible alert schedule is:

10 minutes before power down, play the ringtone four times

7 minutes before power down, play the ringtone four times

4 minutes before power down, play the ringtone four times

30 seconds before power down, play the ringtone 15 times or until the phone powers down

This check box applies only if the Enable Power Save Plus list box has one or more days selected.

EnergyWise Domain

The EnergyWise domain that the phone is in. The maximum length is 127 characters.

EnergyWise Secret

The security secret password that is used to communicate with the endpoints in the Energywise domain.

The maximum length is 127 characters.

Allow EnergyWise Overrides

This check box determines whether you will allow the EnergyWise domain controller policy to send power level updates to the phones. The following conditions apply:

1. If the phone is in full power save mode and the level is set to any standby level the phone will go to Power Save when idle and remain there until the next UCM scheduled power level change or user interaction.

2. If the phone is in Power Save or at full power and the level is set to any nonoperational level the phone will power down when idle and remain powered off until the switch reapplies power or the user wakes the phone.

For example, assume the Phone Off Time is set to 22:00 (10:00 p.m.), the value in the Phone On Time field is 06:00 (6:00 a.m.), and the Enable Power Save Plus has one or more days selected.

If EnergyWise directs the phone to turn off at 20:00 (8:00 p.m.), that directive will remain in effect (assuming no phone user intervention occurs) until the configured Phone On Time at 6:00 a.m.

At 6 a.m., the phone will turn on and resume receiving its power level changes from the settings in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

To change the power level on the phone again, EnergyWise must reissue a new power level change command.


Note To disable Power Save Plus, you must uncheck the Allow EnergyWise Overrides check box. Leaving the Allow EnergyWise Overrides checked with no days selected in the Enable Power Save Plus field does not disable Power Save Plus.



Setting up UCR 2008

The parameters that support UCR 2008 reside in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. The following table describes the parameters and indicates the procedure to change the setting.

Table 5-4 UCR 2008 parameter location

Parameter
Administration Path
Procedure

FIPS Mode

Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile

Configuring UCR 2008 in Common Phone Profile

System > Enterprise Phone Configuration

Configuring UCR 2008 in Enterprise Phone Configuration

SSH Access

Device > Phone

Configuring UCR 2008 in Phone

Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile

Configuring UCR 2008 in Common Phone Profile

Web Access

Device > Phone

Configuring UCR 2008 in Phone

HTTPS Server

Device > Phone

Configuring UCR 2008 in Phone

System > Enterprise Phone Configuration

Configuring UCR 2008 in Enterprise Phone Configuration

80-bit SRTCP

Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile

Configuring UCR 2008 in Common Phone Profile

System > Enterprise Phone Configuration

Configuring UCR 2008 in Enterprise Phone Configuration

IP Addressing Mode

Device > Device Settings > Common Device Configuration

Network Configuration Menu

IP Addressing Mode Preference for Signaling

Device > Device Settings > Common Device Configuration

Network Configuration Menu


Configuring UCR 2008 in Phone

Use this procedure to set the following parameters:

SSH Access

Web Access

HTTPS Server

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Device > Phone.

Step 2 Set the SSH Access parameter to Disabled.

Step 3 Set the Web Access parameter to Disabled.

Step 4 Set the HTTPS Service parameter to https only.

Step 5 Click Save.

Configuring UCR 2008 in Common Phone Profile

Use this procedure to set the following parameters:

FIPS Mode

SSH Access

80-bit SRTCP

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile.

Step 2 Set the FIPS Mode parameter to Enabled.

Step 3 Set the SSH Access parameter to Disabled.

Step 4 Set the 80-bit SRTCP parameter to Enabled.

Step 5 Click Save.

Configuring UCR 2008 in Enterprise Phone Configuration

Use this procedure to set the following parameters:

FIPS Mode

HTTPS Server

80-bit SRTCP

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile.

Step 2 Set the FIPS Mode parameter to Enabled.

Step 3 Set the HTTPS Server parameters to https only.

Step 4 Set the 80-bit SRTCP parameter to Enabled.

Step 5 Click Save.