|If you are new to your Cisco
IP phone system and think 'Just how the hell to I talk
to this system' then this guide may just help you.
being all new to this myself, these are the things I
have done, advanced users may know smarter things.
There are 4 way to communicate with the system as
Using your browser to view the CCME
Using your Browser to view the CLI
TelNet to the UC500
Hyper Terminal to the UC500
Also your users need access via their browsers to set
the Speed-Dials and
British Telecom installed our system for us, and me as
the IT manager was left to mould the system to the way
we wanted to use it, no training - did not have any idea
how to talk to it, no real manuals as such.
We have a UC500 and a 520 giving us the 30 phone
extension we need, this is distributed over two type of
phones, 7911 and the 7941
(as the IT manager I at leased wanted a colour LCD phone
but did not get one, purely to test the system of
course) this system replaced our old Meridian phone network.
Vlans (Virtual Local Network) this is how all the
communications are made, there is one for the Data
192.168.10.1-255 and one for the Phones 10.1.1.1-255,
there is also an outside interface setup but that is not
for this help page.
We are interested in talking to the Cisco to adapt it
to what we what it to do for us.
ip address 192.168.10.1 255.255.255.0
ip access-group 102 in
ip nat inside
interface Vlan100 description $FW_INSIDE$
ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.0
ip access-group 103 in
ip nat inside
ip address xxx.16.16.1 255.255.255.0
ip nat outside
ip virtual-reassembly bridge-group 255
bridge-group 255 spanning-disabled