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Rolando

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It would be nice if DHCP is added in a next release version, as it is useful to install Operator in a small environment. Is this possible?

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silars

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Another option is to run VMWare's (or Microsoft) free hypervisor and just setup another server of your flavor to run any additional apps you may want (DHCP, DNS, HTTP, etc.). Fortunately, you can do all this for free and gives you increased capabilities to deliver new services without relying on the Operator team.

I know I'd rather have the Operator team working on additional VoIP features, rather than integrating a DHCP server.
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ICT and Me

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I agree with Silars. Most of the time, we place a ESXi with two VM's Kerio Control and Kerio Operator.
Perfect combination! And redundant internet lines (different communication media)

The guys of Operator are busy with PBX things. I don't think it's needed to place a network item (DHCP) in it.
And why should you. Every small network has a internet router Wink

[Updated on: Fri, 30 March 2012 10:32]


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Rolando

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all DSL routers don't have the Option 66 or 150.
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Automation ICT

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I must agree with Ronaldo,

Most common routers do not have any capability to support dhcp 66/150 options and there are lots of customers who like to see the PBX independent from there network and don't use other Kerio products.

It would be preferable if there is an out of the box solution to provision the phones without connecting to a other network.

Best regards,
Robin, Automation ICT
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silars

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I'm sorry, Automation ICT, but your statement does appear to be contradictory. DHCP is a very significant function of most networks. If customers prefer to see the PBX independent of their network, they will also want to make sure the PBX isn't responsible for DHCP.

By placing DHCP on the PBX, you are asking for a "network-in-a-box" type solution. Why not ask for firewalling, caching, and web acceleration as well?

The use case for a joint DHCP/PBX solution in the SMB market is fairly limited. You are more likely to see that solution in the larger VoIP installs (Cisco, Avaya, Mitel, etc.) where you have 100s to 1000s of phones. They also build entirely separate networks (or VLANs) to support VoIP.

If you are running Operator on a server, you might as well just run a hypervisor and kick up a seperate VM for DHCP. Cheaper, faster deployment, and more flexible. I haven't found too many customers who would have a problem with that.
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Automation ICT

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I agree on the fact that you could install the pbx and dhcp separate on a vm, but if you want to have a unique selling point, you have to do unique things with your product.

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Robin, Automation ICT
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silars

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Agreed. Product differentiation is important to succeed. The hard part is deciding where to differentiate.
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Vladimir Toncar (Kerio)

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Hi,

Thanks to you all for your input.

Vladimir
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