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The sipX Configuration Server Versions 2.8.1 and higher support automatic remote configuration of Cisco 7960 and 7940 phones. After power up, the phone automatically registeres with sipX requesting a specific user and phone profile to be downloaded to the phone. Identification of the phone is based on its MAC address. Using the sipX configuration server GUI, remote administration and management of large and geographically diverse populations of Cisco 7900 series SIP phones can be done very easily.

  • You must have a Cisco phone with SIP firmware 6.3 or higher (preferably 7.x), not Callmanager (SCCP) firmware, to configure your phone(s) correctly using the following steps.
  • These phones do not work properly in HA environments.
  • These phones do not support the Broadcom style BLF/BLA functionality for 'blinky lights' that sipXcom utilizes.

A description of features of the SIP version of the Cisco 7960 / 7940 can be found at Cisco's Web site.


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  1. Press the settings key. The Settings menu is displayed.
  2. Highlight Status.
  3. Press the Select soft key. The Setting Status menu is displayed.
  4. Highlight Firmware Versions.
  5. Press the Select soft key. The Firmware Versions panel is displayed.


    The following information is displayed on this panel:
    ' Application Load ID ' Current software image on the phone.
    ' Boot Load ID ' Bootstrap loader image version that is manufactured on the phone.
    This image name does not change.