I'm looking for suggestions and options to setup a secondary office. I currently have a couple of single phones with my salesmen that connect to the Main Office router through VPN and then connect to our Kerio Operator box.
The remote office will have something like 8 phones. Is a VPN link for each of these a viable option? I'm thinking it's easier to have an instance of Operator running at the remote office to autoprovision the phones and such. Will I have to purchase a second license for this instance of KO or can I tack it on to my existing license?
Any thoughts and ideas would be most welcome.
- Filip Jenicek (Kerio)
there are many pros & cons to both solutions, I will just give you a few tips.
You can auto-provision over a VPN as well. All you need is to configure your local dhcp server to give the phones a proper tftp server address (option 69).
All calls between remote agents will have to travel to your main office and back. If your latency is low enough and the link stable, it shouldn't be an issue.
Why don't you start just with a VPN, you can always buy another Operator later.
It can be a bit tricky to setup outbound routes between main and remote office. You might have to update your dialplan so that extensions in each office start with a common prefix. For example main office 1xx, remote office 2xx.
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