Auto Provisioning Overview

This topic describes what is Auto Provisioning, provisioning supported devices, provisioning method, and which settings can be configured via Auto Provisioning.

What is Auto Provisioning

Auto Provisioning is a time-saving feature that helps you to manage and deploy devices centrally on Yeastar P-Series PBX System. The process of configuring devices, and managing firmware update is simplified to one-click provisioning, which makes deployment and management of phones fast and convenient.

Auto Provisioning supported devices

Yeastar P-Series PBX System supports various models for Auto Provisioning.

Find the Auto Provisioning - Supported Devices before you start deploying devices.

Provisioning method

Yeastar P-Series PBX System supports auto provisioning devices via Plug and Play (PnP) method.

PnP provides a proprietary method to auto provision devices from PBX server that are located in the local network.

Steps to provision devices via PnP method
  1. Power on the PBX before you power on the devices (phones or gateways).
  2. RESET the devices if they have been used previously.
  3. Connect the devices to the same local network as PBX, and power on the devices.
    Note: The devices must be in the same network segment as the PBX (for example, the devices and PBX are all in the network segment 192.168.6.X), or the Auto Provisioning could not take effect.
  4. Prepare a provisioning template.
  5. Apply the provisioning template and assign extensions to these devices.

Which settings can be configured via Auto Provisioning

  • General settings (preferences & codecs)

    General settings provide the most common needs for extension users, such as phone language, date and time, etc. These settings can be auto provisioned by a template, so that the settings can be applied to multiple devices globally.

    For more information, see Auto Provision IP Phones.

  • Extension registration

    An extension will be registered on the device after auto provisioning. If you change extension registration settings (such as registration password, registration name, SIP UDP/TCP port), you need to reprovision your devices.

    Note: Limit of extension registration
    • For IP phone: Only one extension can be assigned to a phone via Auto Provisioning.
    • For DECT phone: Each handset registers with an extension via Auto Provisioning.

    For more information, see Auto Provision IP Phones, Reassign an Extension to a Provisioned Phone.

  • Function Keys

    Various function keys are available for you to customize for each extension user, such as BLF, speed dial, etc. The function keys are associated to extensions, and can be applied when auto provisioning phones.

    For more information about the function keys, see Auto Provision Function Keys for Phones.

  • Device Firmware

    Yeastar P-Series PBX System allows you to update the device firmware in bulk by auto provisioning. For more information about firmware update, see Update Phone Firmware via Auto Provisioning.

  • Additional settings

    In addition to the above settings, if you need to configure additional settings for the devices, you can also customize a template with additional parameters, and provision devices globally to apply the additional settings.

    For more information, see Create a Custom Auto Provisioning Template.