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Cisco Bulk Administration Tool

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Identifying the major features and components of the BAT application
  • Installing the BAT application on a Cisco CallManager publisher server
  • Using the BAT Wizard to perform bulk configuration tasks
  • Creating an IP Phone template to use with BAT
  • Identifying the two ways to create CSV files for importing data into BAT
  • Using the BAT Wizard to validate the IP Phone template and CSV file for errors prior to inserting the devices into the Cisco CallManager database
  • Using the BAT wizard to insert the IP Phones into the Cisco CallManager database
  • Describing how to use BAT to update IP Phone settings for a group of similar phones
  • Describing the major requirements for proper installation of TAPS

Adding, updating, and deleting phones, users, and gateway ports are important functions in the day-to-day activities of a Cisco CallManager administrator. When you use Cisco CallManager Administration, each database transaction requires an individual manual operation. Manually adding and configuring large numbers of these entities can be time consuming and tedious. The Cisco Bulk Administration Tool (BAT) automates the process and achieves faster add, update, and delete operations so that the system administrator can focus on more business- and network-critical activities.

As a supplement to BAT, you can further ease the load of adding new phones to the network through the Tool for Auto-Registered Phones Support (TAPS). You can use TAPS in conjunction with BAT to update MAC addresses and download a predefined configuration for new phones after a user has walked through an automated process. This chapter discusses the design and implementation of both BAT and TAPS.

Part I: Cisco CallManager Fundamentals

Introduction to Cisco Unified Communications and Cisco Unified CallManager

Cisco Unified CallManager Clustering and Deployment Options

Cisco Unified CallManager Installation and Upgrades

Part II: IPT Devices and Users

Cisco IP Phones and Other User Devices

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager to Support IP Phones

Cisco IP Telephony Users

Cisco Bulk Administration Tool

Part III: IPT Network Integration and Route Plan

Cisco Catalyst Switches

Configuring Cisco Gateways and Trunks

Cisco Unified CallManager Route Plan Basics

Cisco Unified CallManager Advanced Route Plans

Configuring Hunt Groups and Call Coverage

Implementing Telephony Call Restrictions and Control

Implementing Multiple-Site Deployments

Part IV: VoIP Features

Media Resources

Configuring User Features, Part 1

Configuring User Features, Part 2

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Attendant Console

Configuring Cisco IP Manager Assistant

Part V: IPT Security

Securing the Windows Operating System

Securing Cisco Unified CallManager Administration

Preventing Toll Fraud

Hardening the IP Phone

Understanding Cryptographic Fundamentals

Understanding the Public Key Infrastructure

Understanding Cisco IP Telephony Authentication and Encryption Fundamentals

Configuring Cisco IP Telephony Authentication and Encryption

Part VI: IP Video

Introducing IP Video Telephony

Configuring Cisco VT Advantage

Part VII: IPT Management

Introducing Database Tools and Cisco Unified CallManager Serviceability

Monitoring Performance

Configuring Alarms and Traces

Configuring CAR

Using Additional Management and Monitoring Tools

Part VIII: Appendix

Appendix A. Answers to Review Questions

Index

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Authorized Self-Study Guide Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT)
Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT) (Authorized Self-Study) (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 158705261X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 329
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