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Configuring Multiple Outbound calling paths

I am running a single CME 4.1 with two-4 port FXO cards and integrated CUE. These 8 FXO ports are comnnected to the PSTN. The 8 lines are grouped into two sets of 4 lines and are inbound hunted by the telco. One group of lines rings inbound to one CUE auto attendant and the 2nd group rings to a second CUE auto attendant. We are trying to present as two seperate companies and that seems to work fine. What I need now is determine the best way to have one set of employees(certain phones/extensions) when dialing outbound use only their 4 assigned POTS lines and the the 2nd group of employees use their assigned lines. The problem I have is that the first company was already setup and system wide have dial-peers and patterns to use the first 4 lines. With the existing config the new company employees will use original companies POTS lines. I guess I should have mentioned that the reason for doing this is far the accounting of long distance. I have been looking at information on COR, trunk groups and using preferences but it is not clear to me what options I have and what is the best approach to use. Many examples I have seen are much more complex than mine and therefore much more confusing.

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Re: Configuring Multiple Outbound calling paths

COR makes the most sense to me in this scenario. If you apply incoming ephone and outgoing dial-peer cor lists you can restrict calls originating from ip phones to only match on dial-peers pointing to the correct FXO ports:

dial-peer cor custom

name CompanyA

name CompanyB

dial-peer cor list CompanyA

member CompanyA

dial-peer cor list CompanyB

member CompanyB

Apply the CompanyA cor list inbound on your phones for Company A and outbound on your dial-peers for Company A. Apply the CompanyB cor list inbound on your phones for Company B and outbound on your dial-peers for Company B.

for company A:

ephone-dn 1 dual

cor incoming CompanyA

dial-peer voice XX pots

corlist outgoing CompanyA

For company B:

ephone-dn 2 dual

cor incoming CompanyB

dial-peer voice XX pots

corlist outgoing CompanyB

That is off the top of my head so check Cisco's COR docs for exact syntax.

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Bronze

Re: Configuring Multiple Outbound calling paths

COR makes the most sense to me in this scenario. If you apply incoming ephone and outgoing dial-peer cor lists you can restrict calls originating from ip phones to only match on dial-peers pointing to the correct FXO ports:

dial-peer cor custom

name CompanyA

name CompanyB

dial-peer cor list CompanyA

member CompanyA

dial-peer cor list CompanyB

member CompanyB

Apply the CompanyA cor list inbound on your phones for Company A and outbound on your dial-peers for Company A. Apply the CompanyB cor list inbound on your phones for Company B and outbound on your dial-peers for Company B.

for company A:

ephone-dn 1 dual

cor incoming CompanyA

dial-peer voice XX pots

corlist outgoing CompanyA

For company B:

ephone-dn 2 dual

cor incoming CompanyB

dial-peer voice XX pots

corlist outgoing CompanyB

That is off the top of my head so check Cisco's COR docs for exact syntax.

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Re: Configuring Multiple Outbound calling paths

Thanks for the reply. Do you know if in this scenario a given phone would be limited to a specific POTS line or can it be a group of POTS lines?

Re: Configuring Multiple Outbound calling paths

This config can be used for a group of ports.

Brandon

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Re: Configuring Multiple Outbound calling paths

Yes, just use the same cor outgoing command under each dial-peer you want the phone to be able to access.

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Re: Configuring Multiple Outbound calling paths

I wanted to let you know that this is the approach I took and it seems to be working fine. Thanks for your help.

Re: Configuring Multiple Outbound calling paths

The following link gives an example of how to do this.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk652/tk90/technologies_configuration_example09186a00801bc341.shtml

Hope this helps.

Brandon

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