Call Manager 5.1 How to calculate UM phone "points"

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We are going to install a new UM 4.x on call manager 5.1. phones = 800 , mix of several models.

I spoke w/ Ingram Micro and they stated that UM 5.x requires "points" to enable the phones.

7911 = 4 points

7970 = 5 points

7940 = 4 points

Softphone = 3 points

Where is it documented the "points" system, any info I can read ?

Any reply would be great

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Rob Huffman Sat, 03/17/2007 - 11:42
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Hi Mark,

This is correct :) These points are called Device License Units (DLU's). Here is some more detailed info;

Device licenses are required for Cisco devices and for third-party devices, with the flexibility to replace third-party devices with Cisco devices. Device licenses are sold in increments of device-license units (DLU's). Device-license units are assigned to each device connected to Cisco Unified CallManager 5.0. Each device is assigned a unit number based on the type and capabilities of the device. Devices with more complex and high-end capabilities are assigned a higher number of units compared to devices with basic capabilities,

Here is the DLU breakdown;

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7902G = 1

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7905G = 2

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7911G = 3

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7912G = 3

Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7920 (no battery) = 4

Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 = 3

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7940G = 4

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7941G = 4

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7941G-GE = 4

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960G = 4

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7961G = 4

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7961G-GE = 4

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7970G = 5

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7971G = 5

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7985G = 6

Third-party SIP device (basic) = 3 (third-party)

Third-party SIP device (advanced) = 6 (third-party

From this doc;

Here is another excellent doc;

Hope this helps!


rseiler Sun, 03/25/2007 - 11:12
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This is the reason for the Cisco Unified Communications specialization. If you are not a Cisco partner, then you can't buy the CallManager 5.1 software or DLUs anyway.

Are you a Cisco Unified Communications specialized partner? If not, you will need to work with one.

BTW, if you are upgrading from CCM 4.1 to 5.0/5.1 then you can migrate the phone licenses you already purchased and get DLU credits equal to those CCM 4.1 phone licenses.


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