Add phone with dummy MAC Address

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    Created by: Sandro Galletti on 16-10-2013 04:37:30 AM
    Hi, i'm asking your help to know if there is a way to add a new phone without insert the device's mac address,
    but  ask to ccm to crate a dummy mac address.

    Can i do that?

    Thx you 

    Subject: RE: Add phone with dummy MAC Address
    Replied by: David Staudt on 16-10-2013 02:07:44 PM
    If you are using AXL's addPhone request, you can provide a 'dummy' value for the <name> element.  In the UCM admin UI, the device name for most desk phones is a concatenation of 'SEP' and the MAC address - e.g. 'SEP123456789012', however it is possible to specify <name> based on a non-real, app-generated dummy value, like'SEP'+dummy.
    The only catch may be that UCM may enforce certain formatting conventions (via a regex) on device names for particular phone models.  For example for a 7975, the name will need to conform to 'SEP' format, but for an IP Communicator softphone, the name format is much less restrictive, e.g. 'DAVIDSIPC'
    Note UCM cannot 'make up' the MAC part of a device name for you - if you want to use a dummy name, the app will need to generate a dummy MAC value.  A random string of 12 numbers would probably be good enough, but you could investigate the standards for MAC address designation and create an algorithm that guaranteed never to collide with a real/valid MAC.

    Subject: RE: Add phone with dummy MAC Address
    Replied by: Sandro Galletti on 17-10-2013 08:57:12 AM
    Hi David, thx you for your answer.I understand what you are saying... 
    Also, can i add a phone with a Mac Address with "BATXXXXXX" ?
    And then register it to ccm using Taps server?

    Subject: RE: Add phone with dummy MAC Address
    Replied by: David Staudt on 17-10-2013 03:21:18 PM
    I'm not 100% sure how BAT and TAPS work together, but from what I know I think it should work.

    Subject: RE: Add phone with dummy MAC Address
    Replied by: Sandro Galletti on 18-10-2013 03:44:36 AM
    I'll try and i'll let you know if it work!

    Thx you!