I'm no expert on the matter, but as far as I know the BE6K-START- PRO 35 stands for "BE6000 User License Starter Bundle with 35 UWL Pro Licenses". According Cisco Unified Communications Licensing:
Cisco Unified Workspace Licensing ( UWL ) ... Pro fessional Edition now includes comprehensive, unlimited participant video conferencing with Personal Multiparty video at no additional cost.
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Dan, If you are going to be upgrading to 10.0, I would recommend you look at Prime Collaboration Deployment (PCD) to do this migration. PCD is a no cost line item that can be added when ordering UCM 10.0. PCD makes your questions above moot. PCD will allow you to do a one step, direct upgrade from your 6.1(x) cluster to 10.0. If you need high availability, you can PCD migrate the cluster to a new set of IP's and hostnames, test the new version, then allow PCD to rehost/reIP the 10.0 servers back to the 6.x hostname/IP and bring up the cluster. If PCD is not an option, then to answer your question: 1) The intermediate target can be any version that the customer chooses. But I would recommend you choose an 8.0(2) - 8.5(x) as the interim release because that range has the largest to/from base. 2) Use the OVA specific to the install. So if you are installing 8.0(3), use the 8.0(3) OVA. When you start the successive upgrades, you will need to modify the OVA per the release notes. 3) Cisco does not have a documented procedure on just upgrading the publisher. So the supported method for upgrade/migration is to do full cluster (all nodes) upgrades/migration. Part of the reason we do not document this is because installing a new subscriber to an upgraded publisher will be missing OS level configuration that will cause the subscriber to might not be in the same state after the install (service activation, certs, hosts tables, etc.). Thanks, Dan Keller Technical Marketing Engineer
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There is no physical limitation for number of SIP trunks that be configured from BE3K. However, the number of SIP session supported on a trunk will be limited by following: Number of sessions, that the peer gateway that the SIP trunk connects to, supports. CUBE-Lite is the officially supported SBC with BE3K. It supports max of 15 sessions. So what we have tested is 10 trunks, which represents one trunk from central site to each of remote sites. Looking at memory and CPU usage from that test, more than 10 trunks can easily be supported. Amount of available bandwidth. Top-tier service providers exert CAC in their networks, and how much protection this offers enterprise network depends on who your service provider is and how well the controls are implemented. So it is strongly recommended that you protect your own network with your own CAC at your Border element. We should use the sizing tool to provide some guidance in data sheet for SIP trunk also. Thanks
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