A current project to deploy VoIP at my company is under way. We had planned on providing voice mail via our Unity Server. This requires users to have exchange mail boxes. At a temporary facility ( 2 years temporary ) we have contract employees that we need to provide with phones and voice mail. We do not want to provide these individuals with excange mail boxes. So we have a CUCM solution and a Voice Gateway with 2 PRIs that host the DIDs for all of the VoIP phones. Is there a way to set up a UC500 or something that stores VM on flash instead of requiring an exchange mail box, that can also recieve off-net calls via DIDs on the voice gateway, or is the UC500 restricted to only receiveing calls via it's interfaces?
Assignment of different VM solutions can be doen within one cluster, so you don't need a CME for that.
Basically you would do this:
1) Set up the new CUE module; this integrates as a set of CTI RPs and CTI Ports. One of the RPs would be a the VM Pilot number.
2) Set up a new VM Pilot number and VM Profiel using that pilot number.
3) Assign the new VM Profile to the phones that will use the CUE
The 2821 can take the Network Module variety of CUE, or the AIM module (check the user count though, AIM has lower max capacity)...
As an extra note, your 2821 is capable of running CME by adding a feature license (based on the number of users you want) - if, for example, you have your CUCM integrated to AD (which means you can't add non-AD users to it) you may want to get one of those. Or if you just wanted the users to be seperate... they are very different systems though; they use the same phones but there are lots of functional differences. A single system would be my preference.
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