Use device pools to define sets of common characteristics for devices.
You can specify the following device characteristics for a device pool: •Cisco Call Manager group •Date/time group •Region •Softkey template •SRST reference •Calling search space for auto-registration •Media resource group list •Music On Hold (MOH) audio sources •User and network locales •Connection monitor duration timer for communication between SRST and Cisco Call Manager •MLPP settings Use the following topics to add, update, or delete a device pool: •Finding a Device Pool •Adding a Device Pool •Updating a Device Pool •Deleting a Device Pool •Device Pool Configuration Settings Refer to the "System-Level Configuration Settings" section in the for more information about device pools and the device settings that are assigned through device pools.
Because you might have several device pools in your network, Cisco Call Manager Administration lets you locate specific device pools on the basis of specific criteria.
Use the following procedure to locate device pools.
Note You can delete multiple device pools from the Find and List Device Pools window by checking the check boxes next to the appropriate device pools and clicking Delete Selected.You can delete all device pools in the window by checking the check box in the Matching records title bar and clicking Delete Selected.Step 4 From the list of records, click the Device Pool icon or name, the Call Manager Group, the Region, or the Date/Time Group that matches your search criteria.The window displays the device pool that you choose.Related Topics •Adding a Device Pool •Updating a Device Pool •Deleting a Device Pool •Device Pool Configuration Settings This section describes how to add a new device pool to the Cisco Call Manager database.After adding a new device pool to the database, you can use it to configure devices such as Cisco IP Phones, gateways, conference bridges, transcoders, media termination points, voice-mail ports, CTI route points, and so on. See the "Adding an SRST Reference" section on page 12-3. See the "Adding a Media Resource Group List" section on page 38-4. See the "Configuring Music On Hold Audio Sources" section in the .Before You Begin Before configuring a device pool, you must configure the following items if you want to choose them for the device pool: •Cisco Call Manager group (required). •Calling search space for auto-registration (optional). See the "Adding a Calling Search Space" section on page 19-3.See the "Adding a Cisco Call Manager Group" section. See the "Adding a Date/Time Group" section on page 5-4. •Softkey templates if you are not using the standard softkey templates that are provided with Cisco Call Manager (optional).See the "Adding Nonstandard Softkey Templates" section on page 60-4. Step 2 Use one of the following methods to add a device pool: •If a device pool already exists with settings that are similar to the one that you want to add, choose the existing device pool to display its settings, click Copy, and modify the settings as needed.•To add a device pool without copying an existing one, continue with Step 3.Step 3 In the upper, right corner of the window, click the Add a New Device Pool link. Step 4 Enter or edit the appropriate fields as described in the "Device Pool Configuration Settings" section.