Cisco Unified IP Phone 8961, 9951, and 9971 Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 9.0 (SIP)
Basic Phone Administration Steps
Downloads: This chapterpdf (PDF - 1.16MB) The complete bookPDF (PDF - 7.22MB) | The complete bookePub (ePub - 2.24MB) | The complete bookMobi (Mobi - 4.21MB) | Feedback

Basic Phone Administration Steps

Basic Phone Administration Steps

Phone Administration Overview

This appendix provides minimum, basic configuration steps for you to do the following:

  • Add a new user to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration
  • Configure a new phone for that user
  • Associate that user to that phone
  • Complete other basic end user configuration tasks

The procedures provide one method for performing these tasks and are not the only way to perform the tasks. The procedures provide a streamlined approach to get a new user and corresponding phone running on the system.

These procedures are designed to be used on a mature Cisco Unified Communications Manager system where calling search spaces, partitions, and other complicated configuration are already done and are in place for existing users.

Example User Information

In the procedures that follow, examples are given when possible to illustrate some of the steps. Example user and phone information used throughout these procedures includes:

  • User’s Name: John Doe
  • User ID: johndoe
  • MAC address listed on phone: 00127F576611
  • Five-digit internal telephone number: 26640

Cisco Unified Communications Manager User Addition

This section provides steps for adding a user to Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Follow one of the procedures in this section, depending on your operating system and the manner in which you are adding the user.

Add User from External LDAP Directory

If you added a user to an LDAP Directory (a non-Cisco Unified Communications Server directory), you can immediately synchronize that directory to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager on which you are adding this same user and the user phone by following these steps:

Procedure
    Step 1   Sign into Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.
    Step 2   Choose System > LDAP > LDAP Directory.
    Step 3   Use Find to locate your LDAP directory.
    Step 4   Click on the LDAP directory name.
    Step 5   Click Perform Full Sync Now.
    Note   

    If you do not need to synchronize the LDAP Directory to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager immediately, the LDAP Directory Synchronization Schedule on the LDAP Directory window determines when the next autosynchronization is scheduled. However, the synchronization must occur before you can associate a new user to a device.

    Step 6   Proceed to Phone Setup.

    Add User Directly to Cisco Unified Communications Manager

    If you are not using an LDAP directory, you can add a user directly with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration by following these steps:


    Note


    If LDAP is synchronized, you cannot add a user with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.


    Procedure
      Step 1   Choose User Management > End User, then click Add New. The End User Configuration window appears.
      Step 2   In the User Information pane of this window, enter the following:
      • User ID: Enter the end user identification name. Cisco Unified Communications Manager does not permit modifying the user ID after it is created. You may use the following special characters: =, +, <, >, #, ;, \, , "", and blank spaces. Example: johndoe
      • Password and Confirm Password - Enter five or more alphanumeric or special characters for the end user password. You may use the following special characters: =, +, <, >, #, ;, \, , "", and blank spaces.
      • Last Name: Enter the end user last name. You may use the following special characters: =, +, <, >, #, ;, \, , "", and blank spaces. Example: doe
      • Telephone Number: Enter the primary directory number for the end user. End users can have multiple lines on their phones. Example: 26640 (John Doe’s internal company telephone number)
      Step 3   Click Save.
      Step 4   Proceed to Phone Setup.

      Phone Setup

      To configure the phone, you must first identify the phone and then configure it by using the following procedures.

      Identify Phone

      To identify the user phone model and protocol, follow these steps:

      Procedure
        Step 1   From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose Device > Phone.
        Step 2   Select Add New.
        Step 3   Select the user phone model from the Phone Type drop-down list, and select Next.

        The Phone Configuration window appears. On the Phone Configuration window, you can use the default values for most of the fields.


        Set Up Phone Fields

        To configure the required fields and some key additional fields, follow these steps:

        Procedure
          Step 1   For the required fields, possible values (some of which are based on the example of user johndoe) can be configured as follows:
          1. In the Device Information pane of this window:
            • MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the phone, which is listed on a sticker that is affixed to the phone. Make sure that the value comprises 12 hexadecimal characters. Example: 00127F576611 (MAC address on john doe’s phone)
            • Description: Enter a useful description, such as john doe’s phone, into this optional field. This helps you if you need to search on information about this user.
            • Device Pool: Choose the device pool to which you want to assign this phone. The device pool defines sets of common characteristics for devices, such as region, date/time group, softkey template, and MLPP information.
              Note   

              Device Pools are defined in the Device Pool Configuration window of Cisco Unified Communications Server Administration (System > Device Pool).

            • Phone Button Template: Choose the appropriate phone button template from the drop-down list. The phone button template determines the configuration of buttons on a phone and identifies which feature (line, speed dial, and so on) corresponds to each button.
              Note   

              Phone button templates are defined in the Phone Button Template Configuration window of Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration (Device > Device Settings > Phone Button Template). You can use the search fields in conjunction with Find to find all configured phone button templates and their current settings.

            • Common Phone Profile: From the drop-down lists, choose a common phone profile from the list of available common phone profiles.
              Note   

              Common Phone Profiles are defined in the Common Phone Profile Configuration window of Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration (Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile). You can use the search fields in conjunction with Find to find all configured common phone profiles and their current settings.

            • Calling Search Space: From the drop-down lists, choose the appropriate calling search space (CSS). A calling search space comprises a collection of partitions (analogous to a collection of available phone books) that are searched to determine how a dialed number should be routed. The calling search space for the device and the calling search space for the directory number get used together. The directory number CSS takes precedence over the device CSS.
              Note   

              Calling Search Spaces are defined in the Calling Search Space Configuration window of Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration (Calling Routing > Class of Control > Calling Search Space). You can use the search fields in conjunction with Find to find all configured Calling Search Spaces and their current settings.

            • Location: Choose the appropriate location for this Cisco Unified IP Phone.
            • Owner User ID: From the drop-down lists, choose the user ID of the assigned phone user.
          2. In the Protocol Specific Information area of this window, choose a Device Security Profile from the drop-down list. To enable security features for a phone, you must configure a new security profile for the device type and protocol and apply the security profile to the phone. If the phone does not support security, choose a nonsecure profile.

            To identify the settings that the security profile contains, choose System > Security Profile > Phone Security Profile.

            Note   

            Choose a security profile based on the overall security strategy of the company.

          3. In the Extension Information area of this window, check the Enable Extension Mobility check box if this phone supports Cisco Extension Mobility.
          4. Click Save.
          Step 2   Configure line settings:
          1. In the Phone Configuration window, click Line 1 on the left pane of the window. The Directory Number Configuration window appears.
          2. In the Directory Number field, enter a valid number that can be dialed.
            Note   

            This field should contain the same number that appears in the Telephone Number field in the End User Configuration window.

            Example: 26640 is the directory number of user John Doe in the preceding example.

          3. From the Route Partition drop-down list, choose the partition to which the directory number belongs. If you do not want to restrict access to the directory number, choose <None> for the partition.
          4. From the Calling Search Space drop-down list (Directory Number Settings area of the Directory Number Configuration window), choose the appropriate calling search space. A calling search space comprises a collection of partitions that are searched for numbers that are called from this directory number. The value that you choose applies to all devices that are using this directory number.
          5. In the Call Pickup and Call Forward Settings area of the Directory Number Configuration window, choose the items (for example, Forward All, Forward Busy Internal) and corresponding destinations to which calls should be sent.

            Example: If you want incoming internal and external calls that receive a busy signal to forward to the voice mail for this line, check the Voice Mail check box next to the Forward Busy Internal and Forward Busy External items in the left column of the Call Pickup and Call Forward Settings area.

          6. In the "Line 1 on Device..." pane of the Directory Number Configuration window, configure the following:
            • Display (Internal Caller ID field): You can enter the first name and last name of the user of this device so that this name displays for all internal calls. You can also leave this field blank to have the system display the phone extension.
            • External Phone Number Mask: Indicate phone number (or mask) that is used to send Caller ID information when a call is placed from this line.

            You can enter a maximum of 24 numeric and "X" characters. The Xs represent the directory number and must appear at the end of the pattern.

            Example: Using the john doe extension in the preceding example, if you specify a mask of 408902XXXX, an external call from extension 6640 displays a caller ID number of 4089026640.

            Note   

            This setting applies only to the current device unless you check the check box at right (Update Shared Device Settings) and click Propagate Selected. (The check box at right displays only if other devices share this directory number.)

          7. Click Save.
          8. Click Associate End Users at the bottom of the window to associate a user to the line that is being configured. Use Find in conjunction with the Search fields to locate the user, then check the box next to the user name, then click Add Selected. The user name and user ID should now appear in the "Users Associated With Line" pane of the Directory Number Configuration window.
          9. Click Save. The user is now associated with Line 1 on the phone.
          10. If your phone has a second line, configure Line 2.
          11. Associate the user with the device:
            • Choose User Management > End User.
            • Use the search boxes and Find to locate the user you have added (for example, doe for the last name).
            • Click on the user ID (for example, johndoe). The End User Configuration window appears.
            • Click Device Associations.
            • Use the Search fields and Find to locate the device that you want to associate to the user. Select the device, then click Save Selected/Changes. The user is now associated with the device.
            • Click Go next to the "Back to User" Related link in the upper right corner of the screen.
          Step 3   Proceed to Perform Final End User Configuration Steps.

          Perform Final End User Configuration Steps

          If you are not already in the End User Configuration window, choose User Management > End User to perform some final configuration tasks. Use the Search fields and Find to locate the user (for example, John Doe), then click on the user ID to get to the End User Configuration window for the user.

          In the End User Configuration window, follow these steps:

          Procedure
            Step 1   In the Directory Number Associations area of the screen, set the primary extension from the drop-down list.
            Step 2   In the Mobility Information area, check the Enable Mobility box.
            Step 3   In the Permissions Information area, use the User Group buttons to add this user to any user groups.

            For example, you may want to add the user to a group that is defined as a Standard CCM End User Group.

            Step 4   To view all configured user groups, choose User Management > User Group.
            Step 5   In the Extension Mobility area, check the Enable Extension Mobility Cross Cluster box if the user is allowed for Extension Mobility Cross Cluster service.
            Step 6   Select Save.