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How to use the Bulk Administration Tool or BAT in Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.x to insert phones, The Quick and dirty way


The Bulk Administration Tool or BAT is a very powerful tool of Cisco Unified Communications Manager BAT it?s mainly use to insert users, phones, gateways, FAC, CMC, and others but it can also be use to update devices, users, phones, etc, BAT is use usually when you are trying bulk import certain devices, such as phones, users, etc especially during big phone deployments, please refer to cisco.com for a complete guide on how to use bat.

For the purposes of this document I will be ?inserting? a Cisco 7941 IP phone that uses SCCP with one line, of course you will be able to ?insert? more than one phone using this process and of course using the same csv file that I will be attaching to this document. Also the csv files that I will be using is a very simple one, but good enough to insert several hundreds of phones. Also follow this process carefully as you will be making ?bulk? changes in a way.

Things to know:
Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.x
Cisco IP Phone 7941

Before continuing I am assuming that you have a working dial plan with things like, partitions, calling search spaces, softkey (if any), etc and that you understand that this process will not associate phones with users, this process will only add phones

For the purposes of this document I will be using the following:
HQ_DP: Device Pool
HQ_Internal_PT : As my internal Partition
HQ_Device_CSS: As my global Configuration CSS
HQ_Line_FullAccess_CSS: As my CSS for the Line
HQ_MRGL: As my Media Resource Group List
HQ_LC: As my location
HQ_Device_CSS: As my Subscribe Calling Search Space
My DN will be 3000
Phone Description: Bat Test [it can be replaced with anything you like]
Alerting Name: Bat Test[it can be replaced with anything you like]
ASCII Alerting Name: Bat Test[it can be replaced with anything you like]
Display (Internal Caller ID); Bat Test[it can be replaced with anything you like]
ASCII Display (Internal Caller ID): Bat Test
External Phone Number Mask: 7049890000[it can be replaced with anything you like]


Step 1.-Creating a new Phone Template
Note: In this section or Step you will want to configure as much as possible as to how you like your new phones to be inserted in Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you will be able to fill out the GAP?s or configuration settings with your csv file

Go to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration page
Select Bulk Administration TAB
Select Phones
Select Phone Template
Click ADD NEW
Proceed to select the phone type
In our case we will select Cisco 7941, because that?s the phone that we will ?inserting?
Select next
Select the device protocol, in our case we will select SCCP (Skinny)
Select Next
Configure the following parameters

Template Name*: Cisco 7941 1 Line Bat Test [you can give it a different name if you like]
Description: A bat test in my lab
Device Pool*: HQ_DP
Phone Button Template*: Standard 7941 SCCP [You can select yours if you like]
SoftKey Template*: Standard User [you can select yours if you like]
Calling Search Space: HQ_Device_CSS
Media Resource Group List: HQ_MRGL
Location*: HQ_LC
User Locale: English, United States
Device Security Profile*: Cisco 7941 ? Standard SCCP Non-Secure Profile
SUBSCRIBE Calling Search Space: HQ_Device_CSS

Great!, so far I have configure the information that I want at the global configuration level of the phones that I will be inserting, so I will proceed to click the Save Button

Step 2.- Configuring the Line level of our New Phone Template
Following the last step, proceed to click on the Line [1] ? Add a new DN link
Configure the following parameters

Line Template Name*: 1 Line Bat Test[you can change this if you like]
Route Partition: HQ_Internal_PT
Calling Search Space: HQ_Line_FullAccess_CSS

Great!, some of the fields in blank will be filled out by our csv file, but if you want to check some of the Call Forward and Call Pickup Settings go right ahead, the more you fill out here the less you will need to put In your csv file.
Proceed to click SAVE

Step 3.-Proceed to build your csv file.
I will be attaching a csv file called phone_import_test.csv, open the file and fill out the information there with things such as the phone MAC Address, Description, Display, etc. The csv file that I am attaching to this document it only contains one record but you can add more records to it accordinally.
Great so we have our csv file and it?s ready to go

Step 4.-Inserting phones
Go to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration page
Select Bulk Administration
Select the Upload/Download Files TAB

Configure the following parameters
File*: Browse to the location of your csv file
Select The Target* Phones
Select The Transaction Type*: Insert Phones ? Specific Details
Overwrite file if it exists. **[why not, you may have a file there already with the same name]
Click Save
Go the Bulk Administration TAB
Select Phones
Select Insert Phones
Check the Insert Phones Specific Details box
File Name*: Cisco 7941 1 Line Bat Test
Override Options
[x] Override the existing Configuration
Enter a Job Description: Insert Phones - Specific Details - Cesar Fiestas BAT Test
Check the Run Immediately Box [if you want this job to be processed immediately
If you are ready to proceed click the Submit Button

To check the status of the job click the Bulk Administration TAB
Select Job Scheduler
Click Find
Identify the job and click on the Job ID to verify the status
Congratulations!, If everything went well you should see Job Result status : Success
To double check verify that your new phones are now in the database by going to the Device TAB, Phones.

This Document was created by Cesar Fiestas
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