The auto-provisioning feature found in XiVO make it possible to provision, i.e. configure, a lots of telephony devices in an efficient and effortless way.
How it works¶
Here’s a simplified view of how auto-provisioning is supported on a typical SIP hardphone:
- The phone is powered on
- During its boot process, the phone sends a DHCP request to obtain its network configuration
- A DHCP server replies with the phone network configuration + an HTTP URL
- The phone use the provided URL to retrieve a common configuration file, a MAC-specific configuration file, a firmware image and some language files.
Building on this, configuring one of the supported phone on XiVO is as simple as:
- Configuring the DHCP Server
- Installing the required provd plugin
- Powering on the phone
- Dialing the user’s provisioning code from the phone
And voila, once the phone has rebooted, your user is ready to make and receive calls. No manual editing of configuration files nor fiddling in the phone’s web interface.
- Device synchronisation does not work in the situation where multiple devices are connected from behind a NAPT network equipment. The devices must be resynchronised manually.