Set Based Configuration

Feature Description

The  UC Set Based Configuration feature provides the ability to associate physical Nortel phones with UC extensions. A set can be connected and through a simple menu driven procedure (using the sets display and keypad) the user can finish the configuration of the set. 

Introduction

Set Based Configuration allows sets to be configured on a UCx before the system is shipped to a customer site. Once the UCx has been installed on site, sets can be connected and configured from the set. This means a lot of configuration can be done with out the expense of being at the customer location. It also decreases the time to install sets because the set can be configured when it is plugged in without the need to log into the UCx configuration pages.

Enabling the Feature

To enable the Set Based Configuration feature, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the UCX Web-based Configuration Utility
  2. From the PBX tab, select PBX Configuration
  3. From the left side column, select Nortel Settings
  4. Enable Set Based Configuration
  5. Enter a Set Based Configuration Password (or use the default 82950
  6. Press the Submit Changes button
  7. Press the Apply Config bar at the top

 

After the feature has been enabled, extensions can be added individually or in bulk as per normal, see Nortel Phones Introduction The only exception is the MAC address of the extension, enter 0. Once the extension has been configured on the UCx, the rest of the installation and configuration can be completed on the set itself.

Configuring A Nortel Set Which Has A Display And "Config" Soft Key

Plug the set in and the display should have a soft key labeled Config. Follow these steps to finish the installation from the set:

  1. Press the Config Key or lift the phones hand set or press the DN key
  2. The display will prompt for a password, enter the Set Based Configuration Password and press the Enter soft key (or enter the Set Based Configuration Password followed by #)
  3. The display will prompt for an extension, enter the sets extension and press the Enter soft key (or enter the sets extension followed by #)
  4. The set will be automatically configured with the information from the extension matching the one entered

Configuring A Nortel Set Which Has A Display But No "Config" Soft Key

Plug the set in and follow these instruction to finish installing the set:

  1. Lift the phones hand set or press the DN key
  2. The display will prompt for a password, enter the Set Based Configuration Password followed by #
  3. The display will prompt for an extension, enter a sets extension followed by #
  4. The set will be automatically configured with the information from the extension matching the one entered

Configuring A Nortel Set With No Display

Plug the set in and follow these instruction to finish installing the set:

  1. Lift the phones hand set or press the DN key
  2. Enter the Set Based Configuration Password followed by #
  3. Enter a sets extension followed by #
  4. The set will be automatically configured with the information from the extension matching the one entered

Self Assessment Quiz

  1. Can you describe some of the advantages of using Set Based Configuration?
  2. What is the MAC address to use for an extension that will be configured using the Set Based Configuration feature?
  3. What is the default Seb Based Configuration password?