Cisco SIP IP Administrator Guide, Version 8.0
Preface
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Overview

Who Should Use This Guide

Objectives

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Product Documentation DVD

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Reporting Security Problems in Cisco Products

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support & Documentation Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Preface


This administration guide describes the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960G and 7940G in a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) network. This preface describes the objectives and organization of the document and explains how to find additional information on related products and services. It contains the following sections:

Overview

Who Should Use This Guide

Objectives

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Overview

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960G and 7940G Administration Guide for Release 8.0 (SIP) provides information about how to set up, cable, and configure a Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960G and 7940G in a SIP network. It also provides information on how to configure the network and SIP parameters and change the settings and options of the Cisco IP phone. The appendixes include reference information such as RFC compliance and Cisco IP phone call flows.

Who Should Use This Guide

Network engineers, system administrators, Cisco partners, and telecommunications engineers should use this guide to learn the tasks required to set up the Cisco IP phone in a SIP network. The described tasks are administration-level tasks and are not intended for the end users of the phones. Many of the tasks involve configuring network settings that could affect the ability of the phone to function in the network and require an understanding of IP networking and telephony concepts.

Objectives

This guide provides necessary information to get the Cisco IP phone operational in a SIP network. It is not intended to provide information on how to implement a SIP or a VoIP network. For information on implementing SIP and VoIP networks, refer to the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.

Document Organization

This document is organized into the following chapters and appendixes:

"Product Overview"—Describes the SIP protocol and the Cisco UnifiedIP Phone 7960G and 7940G.

"Installing Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960G and 7940G Hardware on the Desktop or Wall"—Describes how to install phone hardware.

"Initializing Cisco Unified IP Phones"—Describes how to install firmware, customize configuration files, and connect the phone.

"Managing Cisco SIP IP Phones"—Describes how to upgrade firmware and perform other management tasks.

"Monitoring Cisco SIP IP Phones"—Describes how to debug and troubleshoot.

"Compliance with RFC 3261"—Provides reference information about Cisco SIP IP phone compliance to RFC 3261.

"SIP Call Flows"—Provides reference information about Cisco SIP IP phone call flows.

"Technical Specifications of the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960G and 7940G"—Provides physical and operating environment specifications, cable specifications, and connection specifications.

"SIP IP Phone Parameters"—Lists and describes configurable parameters.

Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Commands and keywords are in boldface font.

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic font.

Elements in square brackets ([   ]) are optional.

Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and are separated by vertical bars (for example, {x | y | z}).

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and are separated by vertical bars (for example, [x | y | z]).

Terminal sessions and information that the system displays are in screen font.

Information that you must enter is in boldface screen font.

Buttons and menus that are called out in text in an imperative context are in boldface font.


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the publication.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.


Warning This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device.


Related Documentation

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960G and 7940G

User and administrator documentation
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_ipphon/english/ipp7960/index.htm

Session Initiation Protocol

Session Initiation Protocol Gateway Call Flows
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios123/rel_docs/sip-flo/

Implementing a VoIP Network

Cisco IOS Voice Configuration Library
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios123/123cgcr/vcl.htm

Cisco IOS Voice Command Reference
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios123/123tcr/123tvr/

Cisco IOS IP Configuration Guide
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios123/123cgcr/ip_vcg.htm

Cisco IOS IP Command Reference, Volume 1 of 4: Addressing and Services
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios123/123tcr/123tip1r/

Cisco IOS IP Command Reference, Volume 2 of 4: Routing Protocols
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios123/123tcr/123tip2r/

Cisco IOS IP Command Reference, Volume 3 of 4: Multicast
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios123/123tcr/123tip3r/

Cisco IOS IP Command Reference, Volume 4 of 4: IP Mobility
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios123/123tcr/123tip4r/

Tones

Telcordia document GR-506-CORE, Signaling for Analog Interfaces http://telecom-info.telcordia.com

Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch System Description
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/pcat/bts10200.htm


Note Access to the Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch System technical documentation set is restricted. Contact your Cisco representative for access information.


Upgrading Firmware

Cisco 7940 and 7960 IP Phones Firmware Upgrade Matrix

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_ipphon/english/ipp7960/addprot/mgcp
/frmwrup.htm

Cisco IP Phone 7960/40 Release Notes for SIP

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_ipphon/english/ipp7960/addprot/sip/relnote/

Obtaining Documentation

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Cisco Product Security Overview

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Reporting Security Problems in Cisco Products

Cisco is committed to delivering secure products. We test our products internally before we release them, and we strive to correct all vulnerabilities quickly. If you think that you might have identified a vulnerability in a Cisco product, contact PSIRT:

Emergencies — security-alert@cisco.com

An emergency is either a condition in which a system is under active attack or a condition for which a severe and urgent security vulnerability should be reported. All other conditions are considered nonemergencies.

Nonemergencies — psirt@cisco.com

In an emergency, you can also reach PSIRT by telephone:

1 877 228-7302

1 408 525-6532


Tip We encourage you to use Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) or a compatible product to encrypt any sensitive information that you send to Cisco. PSIRT can work from encrypted information that is compatible with PGP versions 2.x through 8.x.

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

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Note Use the Cisco Product Identification (CPI) tool to locate your product serial number before submitting a web or phone request for service. You can access the CPI tool from the Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website by clicking the Tools & Resources link under Documentation & Tools. Choose Cisco Product Identification Tool from the Alphabetical Index drop-down list, or click the Cisco Product Identification Tool link under Alerts & RMAs. The CPI tool offers three search options: by product ID or model name; by tree view; or for certain products, by copying and pasting show command output. Search results show an illustration of your product with the serial number label location highlighted. Locate the serial number label on your product and record the information before placing a service call.


Submitting a Service Request

Using the online TAC Service Request Tool is the fastest way to open S3 and S4 service requests. (S3 and S4 service requests are those in which your network is minimally impaired or for which you require product information.) After you describe your situation, the TAC Service Request Tool provides recommended solutions. If your issue is not resolved using the recommended resources, your service request is assigned to a Cisco engineer. The TAC Service Request Tool is located at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/techsupport/servicerequest

For S1 or S2 service requests or if you do not have Internet access, contact the Cisco TAC by telephone. (S1 or S2 service requests are those in which your production network is down or severely degraded.) Cisco engineers are assigned immediately to S1 and S2 service requests to help keep your business operations running smoothly.

To open a service request by telephone, use one of the following numbers:

Asia-Pacific: +61 2 8446 7411 (Australia: 1 800 805 227)
EMEA: +32 2 704 55 55
USA: 1 800 553-2447

For a complete list of Cisco TAC contacts, go to this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/techsupport/contacts

Definitions of Service Request Severity

To ensure that all service requests are reported in a standard format, Cisco has established severity definitions.

Severity 1 (S1)—Your network is "down," or there is a critical impact to your business operations. You and Cisco will commit all necessary resources around the clock to resolve the situation.

Severity 2 (S2)—Operation of an existing network is severely degraded, or significant aspects of your business operation are negatively affected by inadequate performance of Cisco products. You and Cisco will commit full-time resources during normal business hours to resolve the situation.

Severity 3 (S3)—Operational performance of your network is impaired, but most business operations remain functional. You and Cisco will commit resources during normal business hours to restore service to satisfactory levels.

Severity 4 (S4)—You require information or assistance with Cisco product capabilities, installation, or configuration. There is little or no effect on your business operations.

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