Provisioning Fanvil With Vodia PBX

Hamlet Collado
Marketing & Sales at Vodia Networks

Automatic Provisioning of Fanvil Phones

The PBX is able to automatically provision Fanvil desktop phones through zero-touch LAN provisioning, DHCP option 66 provisioning URL, and Fanvil RPS.



When provisioning a Fanvil phone, you should first set the required settings on the PBX as shown in the provisioning document Steps Before Provisioning.


Reset X-Fanvil series Phone

To Factory reset a Fanvil phone make sure you are in the main page of the phone. Press the OK button until you see a prompt appear.





The phone will show you the Factory reset message, it will then reboot. 



Upload a logo

You can now customize the Fanvil X series phones with your own customized logo. Learn how to upload your logo. Here



RPS Provisioning 

If you're using the  Vodia multi-tenant PBX, you can acquire an RPS account from Fanvil here -

You'll need to register first, Fanvil will then provide you with a user and password, you can apply it on the Vodia PBX. Under Admin -- Phone -- Settings --Fanvil

Once you have entered your credentials on the Vodia PBX, save the configuration. 




Preparing the Extension 

In order for Fanvil's RPS to work, you will need to add the phone's MAC address to the extensions. Vodia will then automatically register the device into your Fanvil RPS account. 



Open MAC-based Provisioning

In order for the PBX to securely provision the phone, you will need to open the MAC-based provisioning. 

Navigate to your Domain ---> All Account ---> Extensions.

Click on the extension box and under "Please select an action " choose "Open account for MAC-based provisioning". This will open a window for the provisioning of the phone. 


Final Step, Reboot the phone. 

Reboot the Fanvil X device. The phone will contact Fanvil's RPS, and send the phone to the Vodia PBX to get its config file. 

You should see the phone register. 



Adding Buttons

To add Buttons to your phone, navigate to your Extension ---> Buttons. Vodia can detect any Fanvil model and button scheme. To add buttons to your phone, choose a type and parameter.  Once you're done, save.

Reboot the phone once so it can fetch its new button config. For more information on Buttons, check our buttons setup



Setup Devices In LAN

If your phone is in the same LAN as the PBX, you can provision the Fanvil devices by visiting the (Phones in the LAN) under the Administrator level (Phones→LAN Devices).

Make sure the phone is factory reset (or at least has the default username and password). By default, Vodia is listening on port 20 for device info, make sure it's not blocked. 

For info on LAN provisioning visit LANP




Setup The Extension

Make sure Steps Before Provisioning is completed before LAN provision. Continue and choose your Fanvil phone you want to provision and click on the setup button to assign the phone to one of your extensions. 



TLS Provisioning 

To provisioning your Fanvil using the TLS protocol, navigate to your domain name -----> General Settings, scroll down to Provisioning Parameters and choose TLS under the setting "Proposed SIP transport protocol"  For more info, check our domain settings




Vodia Reprovisioning makes it easy for administrators to provision the phones on the fly when making changes to the transport protocol as shown above. 

To start the reprovisioning function, click on the start button, then reprovision. The Fanvil will reboot and update its new config file in just a few seconds. 






Fanvil X4 Model Provisioning

The older phone models (for e.g X4 etc.) need the "Configuration File Name " as "prov/fanvil.xml " (will be found inside RPS --> Group --> Edit button --> Phone Flash section). The old models also may need multiple factory resets at each periodic interval during provisioning (Heads-up if you don't see the phone doing anything).



Fanvil X4U Model 

The newer phone models (e.g. X4U etc.) need the "Configuration File Name " as "prov/fanvil-sysconf.xml" (will be found inside RPS --> Group --> Edit button --> Phone Flash section)