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Why is there an SCN option when creating lines on Server Edition?

Why is there an SCN option when creating lines on Server Edition?

Why is there an SCN option when creating lines on Server Edition?

I am under the impression that if you have server edition or server edition select that each V2 expansion must have a server edition license to operate. Until now I have never thought to look closely at the options available when creating a new trunk on these systems. Today I noticed that there is an SCN option under trunks. I have always used the Add Expansion System on the summary page of manager to add another system. My question is why does this option exist under lines? Is what I have been using on the summary page just a shortcut? The fact that this exists implies that I could connect to another V2 that does not have an SE license on it. I don't see why you would create an SCN under lines for SE if they really want to restrict this or they do feel the need to take it out. I plan to test but thought I would ask for some outside thoughts.

An SCN to from SE to non SE would solve some migration issues for customers.

RE: Why is there an SCN option when creating lines on Server Edition?

Yes and No. The underlying architecture for a Server Edition network is exactly the same as SCN, hence the same type of trunk. However, they will detect none-SE systems in an SE network and refuse to play.

You can use non-SCN H323 IP trunks to link one SE network to another (see http://marketingtools.avaya.com/knowledgebase/busi...). You might be able to use the same to create some linkage between a SE network and non-SE SCN network. ("Might" meaning I haven't tried it so absolutely no guarantee).

Stuck in a never ending cycle of file copying.

RE: Why is there an SCN option when creating lines on Server Edition?

I have H323 trunks running from a Server edition select to a 30 system IPO SCN with no issues. Been running it for months now and can say its a good way to migrate customers on IPO to SE but it would be much easier on everyone, me and the customer, if Avaya would give a way to SCN. Even if it were timed like a trial license it would be a huge help. I know they could do it, its that they won't do it.

If I didn't do many the things Avaya says you can't or shouldn't do, I would have far fewer happy customers.

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