Autoregistration Phone Addition

 

If you enable autoregistration before you begin installing phones, you can:

  • Add phones without first gathering MAC addresses from the phones.
  • Automatically add a Cisco Unified IP Phone to the Cisco Unified CM database when you physically connect the phone to your IP telephony network. During autoregistration, Cisco Unified Communications Manager assigns the next available sequential directory number to the phone.
  • Quickly enter phones into the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database and modify any settings, such as the directory numbers, from Cisco Unified Communications Manager.
  • Move autoregistered phones to new locations and assign them to different device pools without affecting their directory numbers.


Note Cisco recommends that you use autoregistration to add fewer than 100 phones to your network. To add more than 100 phones to your network, use the Bulk Administration Tool (BAT).


Autoregistration is disabled by default. In some cases, you might not want to use autoregistration; for example, if you want to assign a specific directory number to the phone. For information about enabling autoregistration, see Enable autoregistrationsection in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.


Note When you configure the cluster for mixed mode through the Cisco CTL client, autoregistration is automatically disabled. When you configure the cluster for nonsecure mode through the Cisco CTL client, autoregistration is automatically enabled.