I am doing BAT/TAPS deployment but occasionally need to add one or two phones manually that get missed in the BAT files. I want the phone to still go through the auto-registration and TAPS process. But when I add a phone I don't see an option to just use a dummy MAC address. Can I just manually put on in like 112233445566 or does the dummy address have to follow some sort of format and/or be generated by CUCM?
Re: Manually create phones with dummy MAC addresses
You can use dummy MAC addresses. You just need to make sure they are 12 numeric and/or alphanumeric values that would be acceptable within a MAC address. What I typically do is use the date and then a number indicating how many dummy devices were added. For ex:
So, this would be 2 phones added with dummy MAC's on today's date. When I do searches for those phones, I simply need to search for device name begins with (or contains) 2010.
how does CM distinguish between a Dummy mac and real MAC, i can have a CIPC and assign a MAC 12345678910 which is sort of Dummy but also real once assigned to CIPC. Also when you add a dummy mac does CM deducts DLUs from its bank ? i guess not
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The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.