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Reconfigure transcoder to gateway

We have a Cat 6000 switch on which there is a WS-X6608-E1 8-port gateway.

3 ports are being used as gateways.

5 ports are being used as transcoders/media termination points.

My query is whether we can temporarily take one transcoder port and convert it to a gateway.

Is it possible to do this?

How can we find out what the impact will be on the remaining transcoders?

How can we reconfigure this?

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Re: Reconfigure transcoder to gateway

Hi Moiz,

This is very possible. You could take out/change 1 of the MTP/Transcoding ports to a Gateway port and change it back if required. Here are 3 good 6608 docs that should help;

How to Use Cisco CallManager to Configure a Catalyst WS-X6608-T1 Port as a T1 VoIP Gateway

WS-X6608-T1/E1 Digital Gateway Card on the Catalyst 6000 Platform Problem Resolution

Configuring a Catalyst WS-X6608 Port as DSP Resource for Transcoding and MTP Using Cisco CallManager 3.3(x) and 4.x

Hope this helps!



Re: Reconfigure transcoder to gateway

To add to Rob's excellent post, you can tell how busy your transcoders are with show port voice active X/X. Do this a few times during your busiest call hour for all your transcoders and you will get a good idea of the impact of removing one.

RTMT would also provide this information. Open Performance Monitoring and select Cisco Trancode Devices > Resource Active for each of your transcoders.


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Re: Reconfigure transcoder to gateway

Thanks a lot to Rob and Dave. I am working with my client to see the outcome.

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