The objective of this short overview is to explain briefly how to setup a Polycom RealPresence ResourceManager 10.1 or later to support Polycom Phone provisioning.
A great video detailing this can be found => here <=
NOTE: Please contact your Polycom reseller or Polycom Sales Engineer for a proof of concept and access to any ISO’s or OVA files or licenses required to set this up!
The Polycom RPRM supports Hyper-V or VMware or a physical Dell server.
Note: In order to use HTTPS please add a certificate to the RPRM or disable Common Name Validation on the Phone end. Polycom Phones out of the box automatically trust the Certificates listed in the Certificate Updates documents posted regularly => here <=. The phone could initially be provisioned via HTTP and then once it loads its configuration via the RPRM a certificate for HTTPS could be provisioned.
Devices can be imported and re-imported to change associated groups in bulk without changing other configurations.
Once the phone is connected to the RPRM provisioning Server the Web Interface or Admin Password for the Phone changes to 789.
This can be changed by browsing to Endpoint > Phone Management > Configuration Profile and copying the AdminPassword-ProvisioningDefault.
This would then be required to be assigned to a Global Configuration within Endpoint > Phone Management > Profiles Deployment.
Added phone(s) can now be found via Endpoint > Monitor View
Selecting an individual phone:
Will provide access and details to configuration used or log files:
Software Updates via RPRM
Via Endpoint > Phone Management > Upload Software Updates Software can be added.
Usually you would select the Polycom hosted Server and create a new configuration profile based on the software version as this allows you to assign this to a existing or new configuration profile via Endpoint > Phone Management > Configuration Profiles
Apply versus OK
Throughout the application you will see Apply and OK appear in regards to Configuration Profiles and Group Memberships.
Will save the changes and devices that are impacted of the changes will be notified at the next polling period for the affected devices.
Will Save the changes and immediately notify all devices that are reachable that there are changes that need to be applied immediately.A Pop-up notification is provided to confirm this action as it will generally always reboot the phone(s). Always be aware of your context when applying changes
As a factory default when provisioning a Polycom phone from RPRM the Phone will check daily between 03:00 and 05:00 for any configuration changes.
In order to change this you would copy Provisioning-Polling-Daily-SpecificWindow within Endpoint > Phone Management > Configuration Profiles and change the time to suit your setup and then assign to a profile.
Endpoint Monitor – Device Status
Via Admin > Maintenance > Troubleshooting Utilities several Troubleshooting Options are available
Advanced Functions – Global/Model/Site
Reboot Phones – All phones within the selected scope will be rebooted as long as they are not isolated behind a NAT’d device.