Insert Phones Into Unified Communications Manager
- Delete all existing Speed Dials before adding new one
- Delete all existing BLF Speed Dials before adding new one
- Delete all existing BLF Directed Call Parks before adding new one
- Delete all existing Subscribed Services before adding new one
Phone records must be validated before insertion.
BAT expects Directory Number URI fields for directory numbers in the following format:
URI 1 on Directory Number 1, URI 1 Route Partition on Directory Number 1, URI 1 is Primary on Directory Number 1.
You can use the dummy MAC address option. When adding CTI ports, this option gives a unique device name to each CTI port in the form of dummy MAC addresses that you can manually update later using the Unified Communications Manager Administration or the UnifiedCM Auto-Register Phone Tool. Do not use the dummy MAC address option for H.323 clients, VGC phones, or VGC virtual phones.
The dummy MAC address option automatically generates dummy MAC addresses in the following format:
where X represents any 12-character, hexadecimal (0-9 and A-F) number.
Before you begin
You must have a Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration (BAT) phone template for the devices that you are adding. You can choose the target and method of the data file upload. Phone records must be validated before insertion.
- You must have a data file in comma separated value (CSV) format that contains the unique details for the phones or other IP telephony devices.
Specify the file format type for the phone record that you are uploading.
In the File Name drop-down list box, choose the CSV data file that you created for this specific bulk transaction. Next, check the Allow Update Phone with Custom File check box to allow updating the phone with the chosen custom file.
Check the Override the existing configuration check box to overwrite the existing phone settings with the information that is contained in the file that you want to insert. Next, check the check boxes beside the upload action(s) to perform during the upload.
The following upload actions get enabled for selection after you have checked the Override the existing configuration check box.
For the Specific Details option, in the Phone Template Name drop-down list, choose the BAT phone template that you created for this type of bulk transaction.
In the Job Information area, enter the Job description.
Choose an insert method. Do one of the following:
Click Submit to create a job for inserting the phone records.
What to do next
If the phones inserted are of the type Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator, then you must reset the devices after the insert job is completed. You can reset the phones using theoption.