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Unity Networking

We have two sites and going to be installing Seperate Unity VM Server at each site. What we would like to do is to be able to forware VoiceMails between sites.

Can anyone provide me the details what it involvs of instaling Unity (Exchange, SQL, Domain Controller, etc)

Thanks,

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Re: Unity Networking

If the servers use a common directory, you can use digital networking to accomplish this. Take a look at the following link.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_feature_guide_chapter09186a008022cd84.html

If your Unity servers are in separate AD forests, you can use SMTP. See the link below.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_feature_guide_chapter09186a008022cdbc.html

These links both reference the Networking in Cisco Unity Guide for 4.0(4). You may want to look at the guide specific to your version for more details.

Hope this helps. If so, please rate the post.

Brandon

Re: Unity Networking

There are examples in the Cisco site, but here is a quick run down.

Think of your setup as you would an AD and Exchange enviroment across the WAN. You would want to setup AD Sites to keep the replication of AD at a managable interval, otherwise your WAN traffic will be overutilized by garbage from AD.

Basically, networking Unity is having AD and Exchange networked. Once you install Unity the second Unity server, you can easily setup networking between the two because they exists in the same AD/Exchange domain.

Just as if you had two Exchange servers, and foward between Exchange servers in the same org, Unity will "ride" the same premises. A user will foward a voicemail, spell a name and unity will find their name in the directory from either server. If there are 2 john does, it will ask you Do you mean John Doe at 5544 or John Doe at 3344. (different Unity servers, but networked) then allow the subscriber to pick which person and foward the message. The message goes MTA in Exchange, like an email (wav attatchment) The receiver will get the new message and an MWI will turn the light on their phone.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_administration_guide_chapter09186a0080531bba.html#wp1041568

here is some more info.

Enjoy

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