Basic Cisco IOS Configuration Commands for CME

  1. show running-config

Displays the active configuration in use from running memory. Use / to search the config while in this mode.

  1. show startup-config

Displays the config used on boot from nvram. Use / to search the config while in this mode

  1. wr

Write the active configuration from memory to nvram startup-config

  1. copy nvram:startup-config ftp:[[[//[username[:password]@location] /directory]/filename]
  2. copy ftp:[[[//[username[:password]@location] /directory]/filename] nvram:startup-config

Copies the startup-config used on boot to or from a remote ftp server, a reboot will required to load it into memory

  1. copy system:running-config ftp:[[[//[username[:password]@location] /directory]/filename
  2. copy ftp:[[[//[username[:password]@location] /directory]/filename] system:running-config

Copies the currently active configuration to an ftp server or merges the running configuration with that from the ftp server

  1. reload

Reboots the switch

  1. show call active voice compact

Displays all active voice calls

  1. conf t
  2. telephony-service
  3. reset all

(followed by CTRL+Z to exit configuration mode) Forces all phone to reload, this will happen in a controlled way to prevent the tftp server from being overloaded

  1. conf t
  2. telephony-service
  3. create cnf-files

(followed by CTRL+Z to exit configuration mode) After you’ve added a new phone to the system an XML based ‘SEP’ configuration file needs to be generated for it, this command takes care of that

If you’re configuring a Cisco CallManager Express (CME) switch this sample chapter from ‘Cisco IP Communications Express: CallManager Express with Cisco Unity Express’ does a good job at covering most of the basics.

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