There are several ways to control this. The easiest would be from the GUI if you can give the supervisor an admin login. They can then go to Voice > Ring Groups > select the desired ring group and then use the Log In and Log Out buttons next to the members shown in this screenshot:
From the CLI you can do the same thing with the following example commands after you are at the enable prompt and enter config t mode:
7100(config)#voice ring-group 8001
Configuring Existing Group "8001".
7100(config-8001)# login-member 2040
7100(config-8001)#no login-member 2040
A final option is to have the users manually dial or use a speed dial button on their phone to login and out of the ring group.
SPRE Action *55xxxx* Group Login (*LL) *56xxxx* Group Logout (*LO)
To follow the example above of a ring group for extension 8001, you would dial *568001* to log out of ring group 8001 and *558001* to log back in.
The only issue with using the GUI interface is I can nit select more than one extension at a time to log in/out.
This customer has 34 Ring Groups with up to 16 agents logged into the group, so it is not possible to have the user or administrator quickly use the GUI at all. So, I was trying to find a much quicker process (via Command Line), otherwise the GUI has got to be improved!
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as Matt mentioned, using the CLI, you can create a script to do mass login and out, once your in via telnet or ssh
the admin/supervisor could have all these in a text file
sample script to log users out, all the admin would do is copy and paste it to the CLI:
voice ring-group 8001
no login-member 2040
no login-member 2041
no login-member 2042
no login-member 2043
no login-member 2044
no login-member 2045
no login-member 2046
no login-member 2047
no login-member 2048
no login-member 2049
no login-member 2050
no login-member 2041
voice ring-group 8002
no login-member 3001
user could have lots of scripts that have different scenarios for the different ring groups
You could even create TCL scripts to run at certain times of day and you could configure it to log users in, let's say in the morning, and then run it again, to log them out at night. That is pretty advanced configuration though.
Hope that helps.
I was using TeraTerm application to log the users out, which mostly worked. I copied / pasted 30+ Ring Groups (RG) with 12 users in each that I logged out, and sometimes I would get errors when the command ran in that a few users were not logged out. So, I copied and pasted the individual RG and then worked fine, so would an other application work more successfully with a large request?
Example of Failure:
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4080
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4081
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4082
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4083
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4084
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4085
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4086
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no lno login-member 4090 % Unrecognized command
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4088
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4089
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4090
JTs KIA(config-8018)#no login-member 4051
I use SecureCRT and I have a script of about 200 lines that I use when preparing units for class and I have not had any problems with implementing the commands.
Double check the errors and make sure they were not wrong syntax or wrong users in wrong RG. I do that a lot when copy pasting things in scripts.
On a similar note, can you define from a command the Call Coverage variables for a ring group related to Default / Night / Weekend / etc....
I reviewed the run sum command and there is nothing about the RG setups to possibly copy and edit.