Hi - I am trying to help out a customer with an IPCC design and the customer wants to use a non-Cisco session border controller (SBC). The customer is telling me that he might not be able to use a non-Cisco product in the IPCC design because this product has not been through the A2Q process. I have read through the information on the A2Q program but I really can not tell if it is applicable to this situation. Does anyone know how A2Q applies to the potential use of third-party equipment in the A2Q design?
I would imagine that the first step would be to have this 3rd party vendor work with Cisco in certifying their device to work with CVP. This of course can take a while, but would be in the best interested of the 3rd party vendor as well as your customer as support would be available. Are you working with anyone from the Cisco BU, they would be appropriate go to person to get the process started.
PS: What 3rd party device are you using?
It depends if it impacts the UCCE/CVP design. If you were trying to use a non-Cisco SBC as a CUBE with SIP trunks in CVP, the A2Q team would deny that request. If the SBC has nothing to do with the voice or CVP, it should be OK.
Where does this device fit in?