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[FAQ] Can I register my Polycom Phone with a “XYZ” SIP Server?

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[FAQ] Can I register my Polycom Phone with a “XYZ” SIP Server?

Polycom SoundStation IP Platform Compatibility:

 

In general Polycom IP Phones have been interoperability tested with several of our Partners => here <=

 

Polycom cannot provide support for any Platforms that have not been tested but this does not exclude basic call features.

 

Simple SIP Setup Example:

 

A simple SIP registration only needs the following settings:

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<!-- Application SIP Mink 4.0.0.26884 09-Sep-11 12:32 -->
<!-- Created 19-09-2011 10:50 -->
<CONFIG>
	<OVERRIDES
		reg.1.address="3011"
		reg.1.auth.password="3011"
		reg.1.auth.userId="3011"
		reg.1.label="3011"
		reg.1.server.1.address="asterisk16.t2voice.tech-support.lab"
		/>
</CONFIG>

 

These are on a per Phone basis and each registration / phone would need an individual file and could be loaded within the 00000000000.cfg via the substitution method.

 

A simple script for mass deploying Polycom phones can be found => here <= 

 

These settings can also be made via the Web Interface or the Phones GUI.

 

  • Address = the Extension/DDI/Username assigned to the Phone’s Account on the SIP Switch
  • Auth User ID = the Extension/DDI/Username assigned to the Phone’s Account on the SIP Switch
  • Auth Password = the Password assigned to the Phone’s Account on the SIP Switch
  • Label = can be used to show the Phones DDI or Name when idle

  • Server 1 Address = Hostname/FQDN or IP Address of the SIP Server (In the below example 10.252.75.119)

 

Example pre UCS 4.0.0 (UCS 3.3.x or SIP 3.2.x or earlier)

 

BasicRegistration_pre UCS4.png

 

Example UCS 4.0.x

 

BasicRegistration_UCS4.png

 

Example UCS 4.1.x or later

 

UCS41x_LineRegistering.PNGExample via the Phone GUI

 

 

Menu Key => Settings => Advanced => Password 456 => Admin Settings => Line Configuration


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Server_02.png Server_03.png

 

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Menu Key => Settings => Advanced => Password 456 => Admin Settings => Line Configuration => Server 1

 

 Server_07.png Server_08.png

 

Menu Key => Settings => Advanced => Password 456 => Admin Settings => Line Configuration => Authentication

 

Server_09.png Server_10.png

 

Additional Lines:

 

The same way the Line 1 was added additional Lines or SIP providers with their Individual lines can be added:

 

SIP_AdditionalLines.png

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<CONFIG>
	<OVERRIDES
		reg.1.address="3011"
		reg.1.auth.password="3011"
		reg.1.auth.userId="3011"
		reg.1.label="3011"
		reg.1.server.1.address="asterisk16.t2voice.tech-support.lab"
		reg.2.address="3030"
		reg.2.auth.password="3030"
		reg.2.auth.userId="3030"
		reg.2.label="3030"
		reg.2.server.1.address="server.sbaierhome.lab"
		/>
</CONFIG>

 

Cisco Call Manager example:

 

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More details on Cisco CUCM => here <=




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