Anybody deploying TAPS ????

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Oct 30th, 2008
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Hi,


We have CCM 5.1 cluster and IPCC Express 5.0.2


We are thinking about using TAPS (ToolforAutoRegisteredPhonesSupport) for the deployment of IP Phones.


We would like to know if TAPS is used widely by the user community and the potential advantages and disadvantages.


Your inputs are highly valued.


Many Thanks.

Correct Answer by Chris Deren about 8 years 5 months ago

One big limitation of TAPS is that it does not support shared lines, if 2 or more devices have the same DN and when going through TAPS enrollment it uses external phone number mask as the tiebraker.


Chris

Correct Answer by Chris Deren about 8 years 6 months ago

Absolutely, I use it on almost all deployments. Depending on number of end points being deployed, it can save you a lot of hours.


HTH,


Chris

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Chris Deren Thu, 10/30/2008 - 11:48
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Absolutely, I use it on almost all deployments. Depending on number of end points being deployed, it can save you a lot of hours.


HTH,


Chris

araffill Mon, 11/03/2008 - 01:33
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Hi Chris,


Tx a lot for your inputs..


Any caution that we have to adopt while deploying TAPS (other than clearing the autoregistration numbers regularly) ?


Many Thanks

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Chris Deren Mon, 11/03/2008 - 06:04
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One big limitation of TAPS is that it does not support shared lines, if 2 or more devices have the same DN and when going through TAPS enrollment it uses external phone number mask as the tiebraker.


Chris

araffill Mon, 11/03/2008 - 09:25
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Hi Chris,


Tx a lot for your valuable inputs once again :-)


Will keep you updated about the progress of TAPS deployment..


Cheers,

erstelogin Tue, 11/04/2008 - 00:22
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I am newbie with CUCM 5,6. Can I bind TAPS with IP address? Forexample IP phone with IP address 192.168.34.11 - Device Pool siteA,CSS_A, ip 192.168.35.25 - Device Pool SiteB, CSS_B

Chris Deren Tue, 11/04/2008 - 05:42
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I am sorry I dont follow your question, TAPS is BAT for auto registered phones, which has nothing to do with IP addresses. Can you elaborate?


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erstelogin Tue, 11/04/2008 - 06:01
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As I know we can use TAPS with IVR for autoregistration phones by customer. Am I I right for this step? If so, I asked, can we create some solution for assigning needed parametres for autoregistration phones?

Chris Deren Tue, 11/04/2008 - 06:26
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Correct.

What solution and what parameters are you referring to?

Here is teh process:

1. configure TAPS on CM and CRS

2. Deploy phones which will auto-register with dummy extensions

3. Import phone configurations via BAT, instead of using real MAC addresses use dummy MAC addresses, hence you dont care which phone is where and all you worry about is the phone model

4. Go to each phone, dial the route point for the TAPS application (or enable PLAR to have the phone dial automatically) and upon prompt enter the langauge followed by the primary extesnion of the phone your are TAPSing.

5. The phone will reset and come up with the proper configuration that was imported via BAT.


So, the benefit of using TAPS vs. just BAT is that you dont have to know the MAC addresses up front and worry where each phone goes, saving you a lot ot tone in deployment of phones phase of the project.


HTH,


Chris

Tommer Catlin Tue, 11/04/2008 - 08:56
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Hey chris, do you know if you can load CRS in a VMware? I was thinking of having a "portable" TAPS for installs. I could just hook into CUCM if my CRS server was already built. If not, I could just drag a 7815 along to the install to deploy the phones. VM would be nice though!

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Absolutely you can. Keep in mind you will have to install it on Cisco specific windows so registry hack will be required during the OS build.


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Chris

Tommer Catlin Tue, 11/04/2008 - 09:04
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yeah I remember those hacks for CUCM. Im hoping Cisco has a VM image I can "borrow" from them.

gmcleveney_2 Tue, 11/25/2008 - 13:35
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Can you run a a centralized TAPS (CRS) server for different call managers(simultaneous configuration) or does it need to be dedicated per publisher.

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mymite060708 Fri, 01/09/2009 - 06:18
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hi chris


have you got information on how to build crs on vmware for taps?

thanks

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