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VG200 Replacement?


I have a Call Manager installation that is very old...3.3(3) a 2 server cluster.  I am migrating it to a CUCM cluster in the near future.  But the question I have is related to my voice gateway, a VG200.  Some feedback from peers is that the VG200 can be replaced with several Cisco devices; ATA, Router, etc.  My specific question relates to the "best" replacement solution for longevity purposes.  The VG200 "show version" contains the following information, and bolded is the relevant hardware pieces:


Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) VG200 Software (VG200-I6S-M), Version 12.2(11)T8,  RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
TAC Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 28-Mar-03 20:27 by hqluong
Image text-base: 0x800080B4, data-base: 0x80BE9AF0

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.1(3r)T2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

bend-pri uptime is 1 year, 9 weeks, 4 days, 15 hours, 42 minutes
System returned to ROM by reload
System image file is "flash:vg200-i6s-mz.122-11.t8.bin"

cisco VG200 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x601) with 59392K/6144K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID JAD06310IGQ (0)
M860 processor: part number 0, mask 49
Primary Rate ISDN software, Version 1.1.
1 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
24 Serial network interface(s)
1 Channelized T1/PRI port(s)
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)


Question 1 is what are some of your recommendations for the hardware replacement?  Is there a fairly straight forward, moderately inexpensive and robust enough hardware solution to replace this VG200 with?

Question 2 is would any of you recommend running the VG200 replacement with my staged CUCM 7.x cluster in parallel to the operational Call Manager 3.3 installation until I cut the old system to the new?

I appreciate any recommendations, lessons learned and ideas that you may have.


Mark H

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Hello, Mark. Most VG200 are

Hello, Mark. Most VG200 are already End of Life/ End of Sale. Whereas the VG202XM and VG204XM are the direct replacements, are these the models that you currently have? Feel free to e-mail me (, if you have additional concerns. Kind regards.