Configuring Badges to Connect to the Staging Server
This section provides a quick summary on how to configure badges to connect to the Vocera Voice Server staging
To test the Vocera Voice Server staging
server, you should configure several badges to connect to it. Try to make badge-to-badge calls
and test other Vocera functionality.
For complete instructions, see the Vocera Badge Configuration Guide.
On the configuration computer, back up the badge.properties file
located in the \vocera\config directory. Name the backup copy
badge.properties.production. This file contains badge properties used for
your Vocera production server.
Use the Badge Properties Editor on the configuration computer to set the Vocera
Server IP Address property to the IP address of the Vocera Voice Server staging
Copy the badge.properties file from the configuration computer to the
Vocera Voice Server
Restore factory settings on the badges you want to use to test the Vocera staging server.
Put fully charged batteries in two badges.
Start the Badge Configuration Utility on the Vocera Voice Server
Make sure the badges connect to the Vocera Voice Server staging
If the badges are unable to connect to the Vocera Voice Server staging
server or make and receive calls, repeat steps 2 through 6 to make any needed changes to badge
On the configuration computer, restore the badge properties for your Vocera Voice Server
production server. Rename the badge.properties file located in the
\vocera\config directory to
badge.properties.staging. Then rename the
badge.properties.production file to
After you have validated that the Vocera Voice Server staging
server works properly, you can follow the instructions to install or upgrade the Vocera Voice Server production
When the Vocera production server is ready, you can change the Vocera Voice Server IP Address property of the test badges
to the IP address of the Vocera production server. If the production server is a cluster, enter
the IP address of each machine in the cluster, separated by commas, with no spaces.