IP Phones with Licence and DLUs

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May 22nd, 2008
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We are deploying Cisco Call Unified Manager 6.1, the vendor has quoted for DLUs as well as IP Phones with user Licences.

I thought when you buy an IP phone with user licence, the licence can be converted to DLU.

Can anyone shed some light on 6.1 licensing ?



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thisisshanky Thu, 05/22/2008 - 06:41
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Thats not needed. Only DLUs are required for the phones. For servers you will need node licenses. End phone licenses are with traditional 4.x licensing.


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robertdm1973 Tue, 05/27/2008 - 16:25
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This is a valuable post. I just have a follow-up query on IP phone licenses.

I'm fairly new to CallManager and we plan to test a simple set-up here in the office. I will buy a 2811 router with enough memory to run CM Express. Since I already have SMARTNET, I plan to just download the CM Express IOS from Cisco website and purchase a couple of 7960 phones.

Does the IOS already include licenses for IP phones? Or do I need to purchase this extra? If I purchase a license 7960 phone, do I need to get a similar one for the IOS?

Thanks for the help.

Rob Huffman Wed, 05/28/2008 - 04:55
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Hi Robert,

Prerequisites for Configuring Cisco Unified CME

Base Cisco Unified CME feature license and phone user licenses that entitle you to use Cisco Unified CME are **purchased.

From this newer CME doc;


Hope this helps!


robertdm1973 Wed, 05/28/2008 - 11:15
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Thanks Rob, this PDF answers most of my questions.

It just surprises me that the issue about requiring a license wasn't brought up in most Cisco hand-outs.


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