For best results when configuring a complete Cisco IP telephony system, start with the system-level components and work toward the individual devices. For example, you have to configure the appropriate device pools, route patterns, and calling search spaces before you can use those components to configure phones and lines.
This chapter presents an overall flow, or order, for configuring the components of your Cisco IP telephony network. It covers the following topics:
Table 3-1 lists the general steps involved in configuring a complete IP telephony system. If you are not using a particular feature or component, you can skip that step. You have some flexibility in the order for performing these configuration steps, and in some cases you might have to alternate between steps or return to a given step several times to complete your configuration.
Table 3-1 Configuration Overview Checklist
Procedures and related topics
Install the Cisco CallManager software on your servers, and configure the servers as needed for TFTP, database publisher, and database subscriber services.
Refer to Installing Cisco CallManager Release 3.1 and to the "Server Configuration" section in the Cisco CallManager Administration Guide.