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Config file in CME

Hi there,   when we enable CME in cisco router,  after issue Telephony-service --> create CN, system will display following:

                          CNF file createion is aleady on,   Updateing CNF files,   CNF files update complete.

can someone explain:    what is in side of this file?

                                   where is it located?

                                   can we actually open have a look?

                                   does it records all ephone ephone-dn information?   there are mutiple CNF file or just a single file.

I guest it is a single file with the info for all the ephone, so when each phone contact the tftp server,  it will get it's configure info from that CNF file?  am I correct here?           Cheers Roy

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Hi cioscoroyzhang,The CNF

Hi cioscoroyzhang,

The CNF files are configuration files for the phones that are going to be registered to the CME/CUCM.

These files contain informtaion about the load that the phone should run, the CME/CUCM it should register to, locale information, and URLs that the phone should access.

You can create cnf files for all phones separately or a common default cnf file.

To create separate cnf file sfor the phones run the following:


 cnf-file perphone

 cnf-file flash:

These cnf files are located in the flash of the router.

Yes, you can open them and have a look. Use the more <filename> command to check the contents:

CME#more flash:its/vrf1/SEP<>.cnf.xml

Or you can copy the file from the flash to a tftp server on your PC and then access it.


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