CUCM Phone Configuration: Bulk Administration Tool (BAT)

Walkthrough on how to use the BAT tool to:

  • Import phones into CUCM
  • Validate Phones before you ever actually Import anything
  • Setup a Phone Template and reference this on the Import for all Generic ‘stuff’

This is something I have done a few times at work so am failry comfortable.


  • Getting MAC addresses into CUCM is a pain! (Barcode scanner)
  • Put phones on desk
  • Allow phones to Auto Register
  • Dial 777 to setup phone. Automated setup
  • ‘Auto-Register Phone Tool’
  • Phone reboots and extension number is assigned
  • Not included in CUCM. IVR is required!

Cisco Bulk Provisioning Service must be started for any of this to work.