Managing Devices Overview
To use Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning, you must first add the IP communications infrastructure devices that are part of your IP telephony environment.
After adding devices, you synchronize the data in Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity systems, and Cisco IM and Presence with Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning. This populates Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning with the existing active users and services, and provides a consolidated view of all of the infrastructure and user information.
Provisioning also provides support for Cisco IOS routers. When a Cisco IOS router device is added to Prime Collaboration Provisioning, it appears in Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning as a Generic IOS Router. Through the Generic IOS Router capability, Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning can configure additional voice functionality on the router.
Call Processors are proxies for each instance of a Cisco Unified Communications Manager or Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express device. Unified Message Processors are proxies for each instance of a Cisco Unity Express, or Cisco Unity Connection device. Unified Presence Processors are proxies for each instance of Cisco IM & Presence. You will find these terms used in place of their respective devices.