Could someone with knowledge of Cisco official policies related to UCM licensing please clarify and/or post documentation on this?
If you are running UCM 7.x on a server that is rated to support a greater number of users than you have, is there any reason you cannot purchase and install a node license for a lesser server, one that matches the number of users you actually have?
In other words, if you only have 50 users, but are stuck with (for whatever reason) a set of servers that actually support 5000 users, is it Cisco's policy that you must pay the substantially higher cost of the node license(s) that match the model number of your servers?
This seems like a simple question, but it has been incredibly difficult to get a straight answer. The licensing team refuses to answer and tries to refer you to your local sales team. The local sales team of course has an incentive to sell you the more expensive license so I'm frankly not willing to take their word on this.