IP Phone VPN Profile

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Aug 3rd, 2010
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I am curious if anyone has used the VPN profile feature in UCM 8.0.  There isn't much documentation surrounding this feature.  I am trying to understand if this will allow an IP Phone to have a built-in VPN client that allows it to connect to the UCM cluster via internet if the phone was placed in a home.  Also why it is limited to a certain set of phone models.  I would've expected the 6XXX, 8XXX and 9XXX.  Thanks


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Jonathan Schulenberg Tue, 08/03/2010 - 04:56
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If you haven't already seen it, here is the best summary documentation: https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-9124

This feature is limited to phones that have sufficient hardware resources to perform SSL encryption. Namely the 79x2, 79x5, 8900, and 9900 last I heard. I have not seen a final set of officially supported phone models though.

Nathan Cartwright Wed, 09/01/2010 - 17:24
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Have you had any luck with this? I have everything setup (I think) and yet when I go to connect my 7965G it says "VPN Authentication Failed" - I initially suspected a certificate issue though I do not see anything on the ASA for even an attempt to connect.



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