I have noticed that the newer UC520 releases, such as the 7.0.3 release and the 7.1.1 release use almost all of the flash memory available on the UC520. I have noticed that a lot of the flash memory is used up by phone load files.
Will Cisco be releasing 256MB CompactFlash cards for the UC520, or will Cisco be taking a different approach to this issue?
Thanks for the posts and the pretty daggers :-) It is partners like you who keep us on the right track and I thank you for it.
You have all identified a limitation of the UC520 IOS Flash correctly. While you can steer around it with phone load manager today, it will become more difficult to manage as we introduce more and more space requirements. I know in a lab system, I face this all the time because I like to run every possible phone model, but is this a usual deployment practice? Or are you saying it will be soon?
I would also mention the following WRT support:
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We have a clear policy, documented here:
The discussion that ensues around what we define as ‘supported’ vs. ‘unsupported.’ This has been a point of confusion for many years, and around any product that uses removable components. The policy as stated allows customers to use third party components, but still absolves us of being accountable for those components being compatible with Cisco branded components.
In this case, customers may use third party flash, and we won’t deny wholesale support on the device because it may have, say a sandisk flash card installed, but if the router generates errors reading from or writing to that sandisk flash card, we can’t help with that. Wheras, if it’s a Cisco branded flash card, it would have gone through exhaustive testing, and we’d be on the hook to ensure that the flash works with the Router.
I think we should raise this again with Alberto Montilla (PM for UC500) and see what the latest is on this, in terms of providing a SKU for a flash upgrade to a UC520.
I sent him a private note on this and he reads here as well....