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Avaya IP Office Sips

Avaya IP Office Sips

Avaya IP Office Sips

Hello all - tried to find some good info, but was too confused about the config needed.
Here's my situation..
Ip office 9.1.500.145
digital and sip phones working
sip phones are polycom - either IP201 or IP 331 modules. These have been configured 'manually' but as i've gotten over 15 now, burps and hickups in communication is getting kind of tiresome as i have others that 'try' to support this and fail with determining the ip, remoteing the device, then assigning the correct (generic) name to the device to get it back up.

i'm looking for a way to manage the SIP phones via the IPOffice server. dhcp for ip assignment needs to be handled externally as the phones are 'external' to this network. i'd like to configure the IPOffice server with the mac address info so whenever a request comes in from the 'remote side' it knows that this mac - is tied to this config - and this user. I know I've seen this material somewhere but am unsure about a good document, to get started with and hope someone has done this, and will pass along some links and suggestions. there needs to be multiple ftp settings also for the phones as i believe the Polycom 331 and 201 models have different firmware codes on them.

thanks in advance..

RE: Avaya IP Office Sips

What you're looking for is an Avaya 9608.

RE: Avaya IP Office Sips

As another valuable member here always says "Doing it the cheap will cost you dear"
this applies for such a setup as Avaya does not provide provisioning for these phones.
You can try to setup your own provision server but that is beyond the scope of this forum.

RE: Avaya IP Office Sips

agree with the before mentioned statements that you have to do that outside the IP Office.

You can't provision Polycom phones with the Avaya system just as you can't provision any other brand of phones with it.
Avaya is not in business to make other brand name phones compatible because that is (besides licensing) where they make money. They don't make money on selling phone system hardware.
But if I remember correctly the Polycom phones pull down a file named with their MAC address that can set all variables in it so theoretically you should be able to get that information into a TFTP server that serves the phones.

Joe W.

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