IP Office Manager is an application for viewing and editing an IP Office system's configuration. It is a tool meant primarily for system installers and maintainers.
Manager runs on a Windows PC and connects to the IP Office via Ethernet LAN or WAN connections.
WARNING - Password Change Required
New IP Office 3.2 systems and systems upgraded to IP Office 3.2 use default security settings. These settings must be changed to make the system secure. At minimum you must change the default passwords of the Security Administrator and the default Service Users. Failure to do so will render the IP Office system unsecure. See the Secuity Mode section for details.
Manager is an off-line editor. It receives a copy of the IP Office system's current configuration settings. Changes are made to that copy and it is then sent back to the IP Office for those changes to become active. This means that changes to the active configuration in the system that occur between Manager receiving and sending back the copy may be overwritten. For example this may affect changes made by users through their phone or voicemail mailbox after the copy of the configuration is received by Manager.
Manager 5.2 is part of the IP Office 3.2 suite but can be used to configure IP Office systems from IP Office 2.1 upwards.
IP Office Functions
Manager performs a number of roles for IP Office systems.
Configuration Settings Editor
In configuration mode Manager is used to edit configuration settings for IP Office systems. Those settings control the call and data function that the IP Office system provides to users and callers. Refer to the Configuration Mode section.
Security Settings Editor
In security mode Manager is used to edit the security settings of IP Office 3.2 systems. Those settings are used to control user access to the configuration settings of the IP Office. Refer to the Security Mode section.
The Upgrade Wizard is a component of Manager used to upgrade the firmware run by the control unit and expansion modules within an IP Office system. See File | Advanced | Upgrade.
Manager acts as a BOOTP server, providing software files in response to BOOTP requests from IP Office systems. This task is required for maintenance. This function can be switched off if not required.
Manager acts as an Internet Time server (RFC868), providing the time in response to requests for IP Office systems. This function can be switched off if not required.
Manager acts as a TFTP server. This protocol is used by several types of Avaya phone to load software files during installation and upgrades.