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Migrating voice mail to unified messaging and interoperability

Migrating Voice Mail to Unified Messaging and Interoperability

Understanding Cisco Unity Bridge and Avaya Interoperability


About cisco unity bridge
About Cisco Unity Bridge Interoperability

  • Gateway between Cisco Unity and Octel node on Octel analog network

  • Bridge communicates with

    • Octel node using Octel analog protocol

    • Cisco Unity using digital networking

  • A separate license from the Cisco Unity license

    • In multiple Cisco Unity installations, only one server needs to be configured for Cisco Unity Bridge (bridgehead).

    • Message traffic may dictate multiple Cisco Unity Bridge servers for load balancing.

  • Cisco Unity Bridge is installed on a dedicated hardware platform.

Octel

CiscoUnity

Bridge

CiscoUnity

Analogto Octel

VPIM


Octel networking

PSTN Interoperability

Octel Networking

  • Digital or analog networking

  • Peer-to-peer topology

  • Each node assigned a serial number below 65535

  • Directory synchronized when messages are sent between users

Octel Node No.1001

Octel Node No.2001


Cisco unity bridge networking

PSTN Interoperability

Cisco Unity Bridge Networking

  • Single node replacement

  • Analog networking only

  • Peer-to-peer topology

  • Each node assigned a serial number below 65535

  • Directory synchronized when messages are sent between users

Cisco Unity Bridge Node No.1001

Octel Node No.2001


Cisco unity bridge networking with a remote bridge

WAN Interoperability

Cisco Unity Bridge Networking with a Remote Bridge

  • Single node replacement

  • Analog networking only

  • Peer-to-peer topology

  • Uses WAN to bypass PSTN

  • Cisco Unity Bridge collocated with PBX

CiscoUnity BridgeNode No.1001

Octel Node No.2001

Cisco Unity

PBX


Multinode octel networking

PSTN Interoperability

Multinode Octel Networking

Octel NodeNo.2001

Octel NodeNo.1001

  • Digital or analog networking

  • Mesh topology

  • Each location has information about the other nodes:

    • Node ID

    • Telephone number to dial

Octel NodeNo.3001

Octel NodeNo.4001


Unity bridge in multinode octel networking

PSTN Interoperability

Unity Bridge in Multinode Octel Networking

Octel NodeNo.2001

Unity Bridge Node No.1001

  • Single node replacement

  • Analog networking only

  • Mesh topology

  • Each node assigned a serial number below 65535

  • Directory synchronized when messages are sent between users

Octel NodeNo.3001

Octel NodeNo.4001


Collapsing a node

WAN Interoperability

Collapsing a Node

  • Second Cisco Unity server replaces node 2001

  • Digital networking between Cisco Unity servers

  • Cisco Unity No.2 messages sent through Cisco Unity Bridge

  • Requires administration on nodes 3001 and 4001

    • Could be costly

    • Typically requires Avaya

CiscoUnity 2

PSTN

Cisco Unity Bridge Node No.1001

Octel Node No.3001

Octel Node No.4001


Avaya interchange

PSTN Interoperability

Avaya Interchange

Octel NodeNo.2001

InterchangeOctel Node No.5001

  • Messages routed through Interchange

  • Interchange controls directory

  • Lowers administration costs

Octel NodeNo.3001

Octel NodeNo.4001


Multinode octel networking with avaya interchange and cisco unity bridge

PSTN Interoperability

Multinode Octel Networking with Avaya Interchange and Cisco Unity Bridge

CiscoUnity

Cisco Unity Bridge Node No.2001

InterchangeOctel Node No.5001

  • Messages routed through Interchange

  • Interchange controls directory

  • Lowers administration costs

Octel NodeNo.3001

Octel NodeNo.4001


Collapse a node with interchange

PSTN Interoperability

Collapse a Node with Interchange

CiscoUnity

Cisco Unity BridgeNode No.2001

InterchangeOctel Node No.5001

  • Messages routed through Interchange

  • Interchange controls directory

  • Changes made in Interchange

  • Lowers administration costs

Cisco Unity 2

Octel NodeNo.4001


Overview of digital octel networking octel to octel
Overview of Digital Octel Networking Interoperability(Octel to Octel)

Octel 200/300

Avaya IntuityAUDIX

  • Octel digital networking

    • Interchange supports both digital and analog.

TCP/IP

B

TCP/IP

Bridge Signaling

Avaya Interchange

  • Cisco Unity can appear as a node using Cisco Unity Bridge.

TCP/IP

TCP/IP

Octel 250/350

Avaya IP600



Cisco unity node
Cisco Unity Node Interoperability



Octel nodes
Octel Nodes Interoperability


Summary
Summary Interoperability

  • Cisco Unity Bridge is used to send messages between the Avaya Octel system and Cisco Unity.

  • Octel networking is the networking between Octel nodes over a proprietary protocol.

  • Cisco Unity bridge networking is the ability to use Cisco Unity Bridge to send messages between the Cisco Unity and Avaya networks.

  • Cisco Unity bridge networking with a remote Cisco Unity Bridge means that Cisco Unity Bridge can be located across the WAN so that it can be collocated with the Avaya system.

  • Multi-node Octel networking is defined as multiple Octel nodes networked together.

  • Cisco Unity Bridge in Multinode Octel networking allows the Bridge to act like part of the Octel network so that it is treated like a peer.


Summary cont
Summary (Cont.) Interoperability

  • “Collapsing a node” means removing an Octel node and replacing it with a Cisco Unity node that will use Cisco Unity Bridge to communicate with the remaining Octel network.

  • Avaya Interchange can take on the function of a protocol translator, taking in VPIM and AMIS, then translating the information to the Octel networking format.

  • Cisco Unity Bridge can be a part of multinode Octel networking with Interchange.

  • When collapsing a node with Interchange, Cisco Unity Bridge will look like an Octel node, and the collapsed node will use Cisco Unity Bridge to get to the Octel network.

  • Using Avaya Interchange and other Avaya products, it is possible to create a digital Octel network (Octel to Octel).


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