Manager can be used to create a configuration file for a system.

icon_warning A configuration created offline should only ever be loaded to a system with the matching hardware configuration. Doing otherwise may cause system faults.

Once the system has been installed, changing the order or combination of cards will require the system configuration to be defaulted.

1.Close any current configuration open in Manager.

2.Select Create an Offline Configuration or File | Offline | Create New Config.

3.Ensure that the Configuration setting is set to the required IP Office Basic Edition mode.

4.Select the System Mode required. The options are Key or PBX. For more details see Key System or PBX System.

Key System
The Number of Lines setting (see below) is used to automatically assign line appearance buttons on all extensions with programmable buttons. To make external calls the user should select an available line appearance button. Outbound call routing is determined by which line appearance button the user selects before dialing or by the user's automatic line selection settings.

PBX System
No line appearances are automatically assigned. The Outside Line setting (see below) is used to set the dialing prefix that indicates that the call is an external one for which an available line should be seized. The Outbound Call Handling settings are used to determine which lines are used for each outgoing call. Line appearance buttons can also still be configured for making and answering external calls.

5.Set the Locale to match the default locale and language that should be used for the system. This will also affect the extension and daughter cards available for selection in the following steps. Changing the locale will cause any existing hardware selections to be cleared.

6.Select the extension number length that should be used.

7.In the Select Extension and Daughter Cards section, select the cards that match those in the system to which the configuration will be loaded.

Ensure that these match the actual physical positions of the cards that are or will be installed in the system. If the arrangement of cards needs to be changed at a later date, it may require the whole configuration to be deleted.

For system administration through the first two extensions, the card in slot 1 must support Avaya digital phones.

For IP Office Quick systems, the ETR6 extension card is only selectable for systems with a United States, Canada or Mexico locale.
BRI trunk cards are not selectable for systems with a United States, Canada or Mexico locale.

8.Use the Expansion Modules box to select the expansion module if one exists.

9.When the hardware selection is as required, click OK.

10.The configuration is now created and loaded into Manager for editing.

11.Once this configuration has been edited as required it can be saved on the PC or sent to a system.

a.To Save a Configuration File on the PC
Use File | Save Configuration.

b.To Send the Configuration to a System
If the system which you want to use the configuration is available, use File | Offline | Send Configuration to send the configuration to it.

! WARNING: This action will cause the system to reboot and will disconnect all current calls and service.

Ensure that you have a copy of the systems existing configuration before overwriting it with the off-line configuration.

After sending the configuration, you should receive the configuration back from the system and note any new validation errors shown by Manager. For example, if using Embedded Voicemail, some sets of prompt languages may need to be updated to match the new configurations locale setting using the Add/Display VM Locales option.