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IP Phone Installation
With ShoreTel IP phones, you deploy your telephony system as an end-to-end IP network
without dedicated station wiring. Connecting anywhere on the network, ShoreTel IP
phones work with the ShoreTel Call Manager applications or can be used independently,
providing an intuitive interface to essential telephone features.
ShoreTel IP phones are preconfigured by ShoreTel to work in conjunction with your
ShoreTel 8 system and your network’s Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
server. Once the servers are configured, you simply plug the phones into the network and
they are automatically added to your ShoreTel 8 system.
If you are not using a DHCP server or it is not currently online, you can set a static IP
address and other startup parameters directly at the IP phone. See Appendix C, starting on
page 277, for more information.
Review the following IP phone installation topics before proceeding to the next chapter:
The following recommendations will help you install your IP phones.
•Make sure you have reviewed your network bandwidth and Quality of Service
(QoS) strategies and configured your network for your IP phones as described in
Chapter 9, starting on page 97.
•Make sure you have configured DHCP vendor option 155 (ShorePhone-IP100) or
option 156 (ShorePhone-IP110/212k/210/230/530/560/560g) with boot server
The phones may not boot properly if incorrect configuration data is present in the
telephone. This can occur if the telephones were previously used in an
environment where DHCP and automatic provisioning was not used, or the
telephone is from a vendor other than ShoreTel. See Appendix C, starting on page
277, for information about changing the telephone to the correct settings.
❑Recommendations page 207
❑Preparing Your ShoreTel System for IP Phones page 208
❑Associating a User Group with Unassigned IP Phones page 211
Table 15-1 IP Phone Installation Checklist