The fastest and most convenient way to create a BG (Business Group) is to use the Quick Add Business Group
feature. Many important steps are performed automatically, and default values are configured and assigned automatically during the Quick Add BG creation, e.g. the name of the PNP (Private Numbering Plan), the Feature Profile, the default Office Code and the extension dialling is configured within the default PNP (the needed PAC, Destination Code and Extension Code are created automatically)
Adequate administrative permissions
- Log on to the CMP and activate the Telephony Control Server tab.
- Navigate to Business Group -> Quick Tasks -> Quick Add Business Group.
The Quick Add Business Group dialog opens.
- Navigate to the Business Group area.
- Enter a BG Name (e.g. the name of your company or division) in the BG Name entry field.
The name of the BG has to be unique in the Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony node. Do not use special characters or blanks! With V4 the Name of an existing Business Group can be changed via editing an existing Business Group.
If the subscriber types a name that already exists for another BG, an appropriate error message is shown.
- Type in the Display Number which is the telephone number for the central office.
- Navigate to the Default Business Group Settings area where a Numbering Plan and a Feature Profile will be created for this Business Group using default names. It is possible to override the default names by specifing new names.
- Go to the Numbering Plan field:
- When you leave the filed empty, the default NP_<BGName> will be given to the default numbering plan
- When you type any name - e.g pnp, then that name= pnp will be given to the default numbering plan name of that BG
- Enter a Feature Profile Name
- Next to the DLS Server field, click the "..." to select a DLS Server for this BG.
The Select DLS Server dialog opens, displaying the list of available DLS servers.
- Select a DLS server from the list and click OK.
The selected DLS server is saved as Default DLS Server for this BG.
- Navigate to the Directory Number Range area where you define a range of directory numbers (e.g. 1000 to 1299).
If no directory number range exists , it can be created. Exclusive use of these DNs by this Business Group is also offered as an option (see also the the Use Reserved Directory Numbers option below).
The default office code for this BG will be created (e.g. CC=1, AC=561, LOC=923). If the office code exceeds 14 digits, the surplus digits are automatically added to the directory number because the softswitch supports only 14 digits for the office code.
- Enter the Country Code.
- Enter the Area Code.
- Enter the Local Office Code.
- In the Directory Number Start entry field type in the first number of the subscriber number range.
- In the Directory Number End entry field type in the last number of the subscriber number range.
- If you enable the Use Reserved Directory Numbers flag , DNs will be reserved to be used by this BG so that no others can use these DNs. While creating a BGL only one of the reserved DNs can be requested to be associated with the BGL. Subscribers (while creating a Business Group) can only be subsequently created based upon a range of Directory Numbers that has been reserved for exclusive use by this Business Group. This is why passing such a range (OfficeCode/DN range combination) becomes mandatory.
As soon as the Use Reserved Directory Numbers flag is enabled, entering values for the Local Office Code as well as for the Directory Number Start/End fields will becomes mandatory. Otherwise they are optional).
When a BG, with the Use Reserved Directory Numbers attribute enabled, is deleted the reservation status is removed from the HomeDN range and the HomeDNs are vacant again
- Navigate to the Routing Entries area where the subscriber can create default routing entries for extension dialing within the default Numbering Plan of this Business Group (Public Network Access Code and the Extension Length)
For this purpose, Country Code, Area Code and Local Office Code are required in addition to the routing entries.
- Enter the Public Network Access Code . When the call is external, the Public Network Access Code is dialed out
- Enter the Extension Length
If no input is provided for the Extension Length, no Prefix Access Code, Destination Code and Extension will be created.
If the administrator provides input for the Extension Length, the SOAP command CreateBGSuite will determine the Extension Code and create the corresponding Prefix Access Code(s), Destination Code(s) and Extensions.
- Navigate to the Business Group Administrator area where an administrator can be assigned who has the required permissions to edit this BG.
- Select the administrator who shall be permitted to edit the selected BG using the dropdown list next to Assign Access to.
This Administrator has the required permissions to edit this BG.
- Click Save.
The dialog Quick Add Business Group Results
A Feature Profile
with all required services is created automatically. The default name for the feature profile is derived from the BG name. The name pattern is FP_<BG name>
A PNP (Private Numbering Plan)
named NP_<BG Name> is created and assigned to this BG automatically.
Parent topic: Quick Add BG (Business Group) Feature
Configuration of the Extension Dialing