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AVAYA IP Phones with Cisco Call Manager

Hi All,

I have found some threads on this , but very vague. We use AVAYA phones throughout the company , but we are looking into changing AVAYA Cm with Cisco Cm .

Are they compatible, can the AVAYA phones work fine with Cisco CM ?

Does anyone have this kind of setup working?

Thank you,

Best Regards,

Vlad

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I do not see many Avaya phones outside Avaya solutions. Maybe there are generic SIP-phones from Avaya like Cisco has the SPA series for hosted PBX solutions (e.g. broadsoft) but this doesnt mean that normal Avaya SIP-based phones will work outside an IP Office/Communication Manager/Aura.

 

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Tested this in a lab a few months ago.My observations.

1 You can register them as 3rd party SIP phones and must use the SIP firmware.I tested with some of the newer phones(Used a 9614 and 9650) and it worked for calls.

2 I experienced a problem with voicemail. I set the voicemail pilot number in the Avaya Settings File and was able to press the message button to call into voicemail. The problem I did experience is when a VM was left for that extension it took a much longer time than normal for the phone's message light to come up.Figure there was a problem with the way the SIP notify was being handled but didn't figure this out.(This was using Unity and Sip Integration)

3 Since this is a 3rd party SIP integration you loose speed dials and button templates. You can look for guides online on configuring 3rd party sip phones.

 

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Hi Moyo, 

I am trying to configure the Avaya phones (9640G) with CUCM 10.5 but no luck, I am getting the login menu i.e. username/password but then in stucks in loggin in..untill i press cancel button.

I performed the following 

1) Configure the SIP phone Security profile with Phone Security Profile Configuration Digest Authentication Enabled.

2) Tried adding phone as both basic & Advance, with owner ID & Digest user

3) configured the end user with digest password, associated the phone

i believe network settings on Avaya phone  are not correct, can you please help me with that.

Thanks

Zishan Naviwala 

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Hi Zishan, Did you get any information on the avaya phone settings? I am also struggling to connect Avaya to Cisco cucm.

Regards

Paul

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Have you tried using the DN as the login name and the Digest Authentication password as the password?

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Hi Moyo,

Could you share some reference link or document Avaya phone configuration as we are migrating from cisco phone to avaya phone.

What are the do's and don't I have to considered for migration ?

Please assist me

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Hi,

As i have tested i am  only able to make  calls from  Avaya to Cisco  phones however Cisco  to Avaya is not working