Auto Provisioning

Introduction

Yeastar S-Series VoIP PBX provides Auto Provisioning App to help you set up IP phones and Yeastar VoIP gateways in bulk.

Using auto provisioning, you can instruct phone or gateway to retrieve its configuration from Yeastar S-Series PBX system. Once you provision a phone/gateway, the phone/gateway will automatically configure itself correctly and you will be able to manage the phone or gateway centrally without having to log in the phone’s or the gateway’s web interface one by one.

Yeastar S-Series VoIP PBX supports 2 provisioning methods:

  • PnP (Plug and Play) – apply to Yeastar gateways and IP phones that support PnP feature.
  • DHCP – Yeastar gateways and all supported IP phones could use this method. This method is typically for legacy phones (from a previous PBX installation, e.g. Cisco, Aastra or Polycom) can be provisioned via DHCP method only.

Plug and Play Method

To provision phones/gateways using PnP method:

  1. Plug the phone/gateway into the same network with the PBX.
  2. Make sure that the phone/gateway’s PnP feature is enabled. By default, the PnP is enabled in Yeastar gateways and most of IP phones.
  3. Configure the phone/gateway on the “Auto Provisioning” page.
  4. Click “Save” and reboot the phone/gateway.
  5. The phone/gateway will send a multicast message across the LAN when boots up.
  6. The PBX will send a provisioning URL to the phone.
  7. The phone download configuration file from the URL, resolve and apply the settings.

DHCP Method

If the phone you are using does not support plug and play, you can use DHCP mode to do auto provisioning. For cisco, Polycom and Aastra phones, you should provision the phones using DHCP mode as follows: 

  1. Disable DHCP server in your local network.
  2. Enable "DHCP Server" in Yeastar S-Series PBX (Settings > System > Security > Service), make sure that the PBX is the only DHCP server in your local network.
  3. Set the phone network mode as “DHCP”. By default, DHCP mode is enabled by most IP phones.
  4. Configure the phone on the “Auto Provisioning” page.
  5. Click “Save” and reboot the phone.
  6. The PBX will assign an IP and send a provisioning URL to the phone.
  7. The phone download configuration file from the URL, resolve and apply the settings.
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