I am preparing my CCIE lab and I am trying to get hands on CME. I am having troubles with the call-forward feature on my CME lab environment.
Considering css configured for a phone line that gives the rigth to forward all your calls on a CUCM.
When using phones registered with a CUCM, you press the CFwdAll softkey button once which open the primary line, then enter the number to which you want to forward all your calls. The line close and that is all. It is a one time button touch. If you want to disable your call forward, you simply press the CFwdAll button again.
On my CME phone, I need to press the CFwdAll softkey button (which open the line), enter a phone number (internal) and then press a second time the CFwdAll softkey button. It is only after pressing the CFwdAll softkey that it is taken into consideration.
I wonder if this is a normal behavior for a CME as I expected a behavior like with the CUCM.
From notes and CME administration guide, I understand that call-forward pattern "number/wildcard" is the way to restrict call forward all from a global point of view instead of configuring it under each ephone-dn with the call-forward max-length command.
Here is my config and I cannot make the restriction work.
call-forward pattern 1...
ephone-dn 1 dual-line
ephone-dn 2 dual-line
ephone-dn 3 dual-line
ephone-dn 4 dual-line
From any of the ephone, I still can make a forward all to 333333.
Can you please help me and let me know if this something you already saw?
**1 The behaviour of CFWDALL in CME is not exactly the same
as in CUCM, so this is expected
Forward All Calls
To forward all incoming calls to another number:
1.Press the CFwdALL soft key. You hear a confirmation beep.
2.Dial the number to which you want to forward all your calls. Dial the number exactly as if you were placing a call to that number. Remember to include locally required prefix numbers.
The phone display is updated to show that calls will be forwarded.
3.Press the pound key (#) or the EndCall soft key.
NoteTo forward calls to voice mail, manually enter the voice mail number, or use the CFwdALL soft key plus the Messages button, followed by the EndCall soft key.
When call forward all is set, the display will show Call Forward Icon.
To forward calls to a speed-dial number, use the CFwdALL soft key plus a speed-dial button, followed by the EndCall soft key.
**2 The Call Forward pattern command is only applied
on h323 and Sip calls I believe. Don't forget the max-length
command configuration can be used at the ephone template level
so each phone would not need individual configuration
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