We have just under 100 ATAs spread across multiple sites. Have recently noticed whenever we experience any sort of network issue or network outage that once service is restored the ATAs (mostly 190s) will retain their IP address and still be accessible through their web interface but will unregister from call manager and it seems to be impossible to fix the issue remotely.
Physically rebooting the device always seems to resolve the issue but that is very impractical when it may be between 10 and 20 devices in multiple comms rooms spread between 6 or 7 sites. Most of our ATAs have been placed in comms rooms rather than next to the phone they are connected to to stop users tampering with them but this also means we can't ask the user to power cycle the ATA rather than having to visit each one ourselves. Have tried to resetting them on call manager but I assume this has no affect as the devices are unregistered and therefore not listening to the reset. Have also tried downing the switch port and bringing it back up but nothing we can do remotely seems to kick them in to registering again. I assumed there would be a button to send a reset on the admin page of the ATA but can't seem to find it.
Just tried manually setting the TFTP address on one of the ATAs and I have now lost access to the Voice admin page on the ATA itself but can access the other two pages which is odd.
Looks like this is a known issue.
Would certainly be nice to have a way to restart remotely.
The only workaround I can think of is to power the ATAs with a remotely accessible power strip.
It does seem like full power cycle is the only way to resolve the issues that occur with ATAs which makes it annoying that there is no ability to reboot the device from the admin page. Unfortunately we have so many ATAs in various locations that the cost to rectify power or install some IP connected power strips just to reboot these would be too much.
We found another work around. If you login to the device as admin (assuming you can based on its condition)
If you are logged into the unit as admin
You can then reboot the unit from there. We built a script that allows us to do this in bulk since we have 1400+ of these things in all our locations.
I would like to extend a heartfelt "THANK YOU!" to you, Brian.
This has been a zero cost life saver for us.
I would also like to add that this seems to only work on ATA190.1-2-2-003. I had been testing that firmware on a few ATAs but was lucky enough to have a few of them impacted by the last head end cut-over. I then only had to upgrade my fleet of 3,500 from 1-2-1-004 to reduce headaches moving forward!
Now... to see if I can build a similar script. :)
It only seems to work for me on ATAs that meet the below qualifications:
1. On Firmware: ATA190.1-2-2-003
2. Both Lines/Ports of the ATA 190 are showing "On Hook"
If either line is "Off Hook", the reboot will not complete because the ATA is assuming that a call is up and will try to preserve the call.