We have a deployment of approximately 2500 IP phones. We have a problem of users picking up phones, or even new users taking phones from conference rooms, keeping us from keeping accurate user to extension to location mappings. We would love to be able to map user to extension to cubicle/office. We looked at E911, but it didn't suffice. As you probably know, E911 maps an extension to a region of the floor or building. This is not good enough for my manager. We would also like to be able to view an adds, moves, and changes web page that will show us, along with adds and deletes, which phones have moved and where they have moved to. So what I am saying is we would like to be able to know where every phone is at all times. Please help.
with ciscoworks and proper cable management inventory you should be able to know the locations of the phone down to the jack it is plugged into. even without CW this can be done with a little more work provided someone does a discovery of what location is plugged into what switchport. Alot of work but it is justified.
one thing to try (if you are not moving kit to often) is to implement port security, this would notify you if anything has moved as the port would lock and users would be asking for them to be unlocked (not ideal but it does work and users are then reluctant to move when unneccesary)
Thanks to all. I did suggest the ideas mentioned. The powers to be want a product that will allow little to no administrative overhead; something less manual and more automated. We will use the information to provide telephone rosters to security with updated extension/locations mappings.
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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.