Relocation

For analog devices (ASM8/GASM8) using Set Relocation, see the notice Set Relocation for Analog Station Modules.

Two different methods can be used to identify Nortel digital phones to the UCx Server system:

  1. Unique hardware IDs of the digital phones
  2. Port numbers to which the digital phones are connected

On Norstar and BCM, this configurable option is referred to as Set Relocation. To keep the naming consistent with the Norstar/BCM, the name Relocation is used for the BCM based UCx products.

When the Relocation option is enabled, each Nortel digital phone is identified by its unique hardware ID. When you move the digital phone to another location (when you connect it to another port on the BCM system), the phone retains its identity and gets the same extension number it had before (i.e., the extension is moved with the phone).

When the Relocation option is disabled, each Nortel digital phone is identified by the port number to which it is connected. When you replace a Nortel digital phone connected to a specific port with another phone, the new phone gets the extension that was used by the previous phone (i.e., the extension is tied to the port).

To configure the Relocation option, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the UCx Digital Gateway Web-based Configuration Utility
  2. From the Gateway tab, select Device Configuration
  3. In the Relocation field drop-down list box, select the desired state (Enabled or Disabled) and press the Save Changes button to update the system configuration.

You may change the Relocation option while digital sets are active without impacting their operation. The UCx Server system automatically updates the configuration database with the changed identifiers.  This feature can be used to your advantage during the initial deployment when you want to have Relocation enabled on your system.  You can start with Relocation option set to Disabled, configure all devices based on the port numbers, connect all digital phones and once they are all active, change the Relocation option to Enabled. The UCx Server will automatically convert port number based identifiers to the unique hardware IDs of all the active Nortel digital sets.

Identification of Nortel Digital Phones when Relocation is Disabled

When the Relocation is disabled, Nortel digital phones are identified by an ID that is created by combining the port number with the system ID of your Digital Gateway (the port number in hexadecimal is used in place of the first two digits of your system ID, the remaining 10 digits of the system ID are used without changes).

For example, if your Digital Gateway system ID is 001122334455, the digital phones on the system would use the following IDs:

 

Main Chassis

Expansion Chassis 1

Expansion Chassis 2

Port Number

Digital Phone ID

Digital Phone ID

Digital Phone ID

1

01:11:22:33:44:55

0D:11:22:33:44:55

2D:11:22:33:44:55

2

02:11:22:33:44:55

0E:11:22:33:44:55

2E:11:22:33:44:55

3

03:11:22:33:44:55

0F:11:22:33:44:55

2F:11:22:33:44:55

4

04:11:22:33:44:55

10:11:22:33:44:55

30:11:22:33:44:55

5

05:11:22:33:44:55

11:11:22:33:44:55

31:11:22:33:44:55

6

06:11:22:33:44:55

12:11:22:33:44:55

32:11:22:33:44:55

7

07:11:22:33:44:55

13:11:22:33:44:55

33:11:22:33:44:55

8

08:11:22:33:44:55

14:11:22:33:44:55

34:11:22:33:44:55

9

09:11:22:33:44:55

15:11:22:33:44:55

35:11:22:33:44:55

10

0A:11:22:33:44:55

16:11:22:33:44:55

36:11:22:33:44:55

11

0B:11:22:33:44:55

17:11:22:33:44:55

37:11:22:33:44:55

12

0C:11:22:33:44:55

18:11:22:33:44:55

38:11:22:33:44:55

13

 

19:11:22:33:44:55

39:11:22:33:44:55

14

 

1A:11:22:33:44:55

3A:11:22:33:44:55

15

 

1B:11:22:33:44:55

3B:11:22:33:44:55

16

 

1C:11:22:33:44:55

3C:11:22:33:44:55

17

 

1D:11:22:33:44:55

3D:11:22:33:44:55

18

 

1E:11:22:33:44:55

3E:11:22:33:44:55

19

 

1F:11:22:33:44:55

3F:11:22:33:44:55

20

 

20:11:22:33:44:55

40:11:22:33:44:55

21

 

21:11:22:33:44:55

41:11:22:33:44:55

22

 

22:11:22:33:44:55

42:11:22:33:44:55

23

 

23:11:22:33:44:55

43:11:22:33:44:55

24

 

24:11:22:33:44:55

44:11:22:33:44:55

25

 

25:11:22:33:44:55

45:11:22:33:44:55

26

 

26:11:22:33:44:55

46:11:22:33:44:55

27

 

27:11:22:33:44:55

47:11:22:33:44:55

28

 

28:11:22:33:44:55

48:11:22:33:44:55

29

 

29:11:22:33:44:55

49:11:22:33:44:55

30

 

2A:11:22:33:44:55

4A:11:22:33:44:55

31

 

2B:11:22:33:44:55

4B:11:22:33:44:55

32

 

2C:11:22:33:44:55

4C:11:22:33:44:55

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