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H.323 gatekeeper, proxy impacts

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Oct 1st, 2001
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Hi. Does anyone know if you can run H.323 gatekeeper and proxy services on 1600-series routers? Also any documents or knowledge anyone has on performance impacts to routers (1600, 2500, 2600 series) by running these functions would be most useful. Thanks,


-John Barnhardt

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psavaete Mon, 10/01/2001 - 23:25
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John,

We use a lot the H.323 Gatekeeper/Proxy, but I am not aware of it's availability on the 1600 or 2500 series. I believe the 1600 is underpowered and the 2500 is EOL. The H.323GK/Proxy is part of a IOS image (IP/H323, Enterprise Plus/MCM,..). It runs on 2600, 3600 and 7200 series. The performance impact is dependent on the functions you want this GK/Proxy router to do (GK, Proxy, ASR,..) and on the number of endpoint registrations and concurrent calls it need to handle. I usually tend to use the 3600 series as dedicated GK/Proxy for all medium sized videoconferencing networks. You can also implement HSRP for redundancy and use load balancing between multiple GK to cope with the load. Anyway I would not recommend to put the GK/Proxy on an already heavily loaded router. Also I've experienced that the MCM is very powerfull in its H323 functions but is lacking or unstable in the 'standard' routing functionality.....


sachon Tue, 10/02/2001 - 14:29
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The MCM software is available for the 2500 series platform but not on the 1600

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