We have 45 users today. Suppose I invest in a UC 500 system which will support 48 users. Tomorrow if our employee count increases then if we want to increase the number of users supported can we network more than 1 UC 500 system to increase the user capacity is it possible ?
I mean I want to network 2 UC500 systems at the same location.
From the Q & A section of UC 500 system I see the following question answered.
Q. Can multiple systems be networked together?
A. Yes, 3 to 5 Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series systems can be configured to work together. If there is a requirement for additional site-to-site networking, it is recommended that you deploy the Integrated Services Router family for those scenarios.
But I heard back from a Cisco voice specialist that networking more than one UC500 together in one site is unsupported by Cisco.
Can you tell me if this is possible to network 2 UC500 platforms at 1 site ?
Sure, you can actually network as many units you want, but certain features don't work seamlessy across units.
So you may find that at the time your company grows beyond 48 phones, is convenient to get something like a 3845 that supports up to 240 phones and sell the uc500. In fact if you plan to grow fast thee is also the 2851 that support 96 phones, and the 3825 that supports 168.
Cisco will support all what the manual and srnd says it's doable, however the the design should be done by based on reasonable grounds of by an experienced person that has no bias toward any technology.
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