Autoregistration and TAPS Phone Addition


You can add phones with autoregistration and TAPS, the Tool for Auto-Registered Phones Support, without first gathering MAC addresses from phones.


TAPS works with the Bulk Administration Tool (BAT) to update a batch of phones that were already added to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database with dummy MAC addresses. Use TAPS to update MAC addresses and download predefined configurations for phones.


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


To implement TAPS, dial a TAPS directory number and follow the voice prompts. When the process completes, the phone has downloaded the directory number and other settings, and the phone is updated in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration with the correct MAC address.


Autoregistration must be enabled in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration (System > Cisco Unified CM) for TAPS to function.


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.  


For more information, see Bulk Administrationchapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and the Tool for Auto-Registered Phones Supportchapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration Guide.