Manager and Assistant Insertions
This chapter provides information to use
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration (BAT) to manage the
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Assistant feature in
Cisco Unified Communications Manager. BAT allows you to add IP phones for managers
and assistants with either proxy lines or shared lines.
The Cisco Unified CM Assistant feature works with several
Cisco Unified IP Phone models and device profiles. Cisco Unified CM Assistant
provides two modes for configuring managers and assistants lines for use with
Cisco Unified CM Assistant features.
Insert Manager-Assistant Associations to Cisco Unified Communications Manager
To insert new manager-assistant associations or update
existing associations, you need a CSV data file.
When BAT updates manager-assistant associations, it does not
change existing Cisco Unified CM Assistant line configurations for the intercom
directory number or associated devices.
Before You Begin
The manager-assistant association fails when the assistant phone
does not have enough lines to support the minimum Cisco Unified CM Assistant
- Make sure that you have
configured manager and assistant phones using one of the following two
- You must have a data file
in comma separated value (CSV) format that contains the unique details for the
new manager-assistant associations.
Manager/Assistant Options window displays.
File Name field, choose the CSV data file that
you created for this bulk transaction.
||If the managers use extension mobility to log in, check the
Configure managers as mobile managers check
||When all the phones have shared lines, check the
Uses shared lines check box.
Insert Options area, choose the type of CSV
data file that you created:
- Default—If you created
a standard CSV data file, choose the type of associations for this transaction
based on the data in the CSV file.
- Associate one or
more assistants to a manager
- Associate one or
more managers to an assistant
- Custom—If you created
a custom CSV data file for proxy mode.
Job Information area, enter the Job description.
||Choose an insert method. Do one of the following:
Run Immediately to insert the
manager-assistant associations immediately.
Run Later to insert the manager-assistant
associations at a later time.
||To create a job for inserting the manager-assistant records, click
To schedule and activate this job, use the Job Scheduler option
in the Bulk Administration main menu.
If there were not enough available lines when BAT performs an
update to an assistant or manager configuration, the changes are only partially
completed and the whole transaction record fails.
What to Do Next
For changes to take effect, you must restart Cisco Unified CM
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