I am trying to increase the max number of participants in a MEET ME conference and also understand how conference resources are used when a MEET ME conference is built.
When I do a MEET ME conference at my location it maxes out at 8 particpants total including the host no matter if the participants are internal or external callers.
We have several CUCM servers which are software conference resources.
In CUCM I have increased the max MEET ME parameter to 25.
We also have hardware conference resources in each H323 gateway.
The gateway at my location is set for max sessions 8.
In CUCM the Media Resource Group List for my location has selected 3 CUCM servers Media Resource Groups, 2 gateway IOS Media Resource Groups, and 1 gateway IOS transcode Media Resource Group.
I am not sure how the various conference resources are committed as the number of MEET ME conference participants increases and I am not sure why I can't get more than 8 particpants total?
It seems like there are plenty of resources available to allow more than 8 participants total.
If you switch the order, then you use the SW CFB and the limit is the one defined in the service parameters (assuming there are resources and your conference gets allocated there).
Once the SW CFB is out of resources you try the next one, which in this case is HW. THEN you hit the DSP limitations of 8 right now even if CUCM's service parameter is 32.
If this helps, please rate