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How do I auto-provision Polycom and Snom phones on AsteriskNOW 1.5 system?

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1) I read about auto provisioning voip phones through windows DHCP server , option 66 and 67. but none are clear from finish to end. Do i have create reservations for single phone/mac address basis ? Step by step instructions would be helpful as a novice in it.

2) Does Polycom phones allow vlan splitting? i noticed SNOM phones has that option. Planning to utilize phone's 2 port switch , 1 for phone and other to go to PC but a different VLAN. lets say VLAN 10 for Voice and VLAN 20 for Data
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by:davorin
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Yes, you will need to make DHCP reservation for every single phone.
http://www.3cx.com/sip-phones/DHCP-option-66.html

And it seems that Polycom phones do allow VLAN taging, but you should check for exact model.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Telecommunications/IP_Telephony/VoIP/Q_24916729.html

I hope this will help you a little bit.
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by:kavlins
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Davorin,

Thanks for answering, but i have configured the option 66 which i pretty easy, the unknown part (atleast for me) is how to configure .xml or .cfg file for phones . Once i have that i will be in business.

I found how to configure vlan tagging on Polycom and Snom phones by myself. I used CDP in polycom phones to capture the swithport settings. sorry the question was abandoned for more than 5 days.
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Sorry for long delay.

It looks like there is not just one file, but series of conf files you need to configure on asterisk.
I have found out this link:
https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Phone+Provisioning+in+Asterisk
and especially this one:
https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Phone+Provisioning%2C+Putting+it+all+together

I hope this instructions are valid also for AsteriskNOW.
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by:kavlins
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Yeah read 'em, kinda confusing how to implement. will try my best..
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