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Hostname of Cisco IP Phone 7960

How can I change the Hostname of a Cisco IP Phone 7960?

cheers

Mario

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Re: Hostname of Cisco IP Phone 7960

I don't believe there is a way to do that. It is always SEP[Mac address]. You can always map a another name to the device using DNS. So get the IP address of the phone then setup a DNS entry called phone1.mycompany.com. Then you could ping the phone by that instead of using SEP[mac address].mycompany.com. Why are you trying to change the hostname of the IP phone?

Thank you,

-Mckee

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Re: Hostname of Cisco IP Phone 7960

It's not easy to keep those names in mind ;-)

It would be easier to change the names on the phones instead of making CNAME entrys on the DNS server...

thank you anyway

Cisco Employee

Re: Hostname of Cisco IP Phone 7960

I understand what you are saying but at the current time I do not see anyway to change the hostname. What type of maintaince are you doing that you need a different hostname. In the ccmadmin pages I usually let the description denote whose phone it is and what it is doing. Then you can use that to see whose phone it whose or what purpose it is.

Thank you,

-Mckee

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