Determine Number of ShoreGear Voice Switches Chapter 3: Planning and System Design
3.4 Determine Number of ShoreGear Voice Switches
The ShoreTel 8 system is a software solution that runs on standard platforms across the
network equipment in your enterprise. The ShoreGear hardware portfolio offers a broad
family of voice switches to meet the needs of our different customers. Each ShoreGear
voice switch connects to your IP network using a 10/100M auto-sensing Ethernet port.
Refer to Appendix G, starting on page 303 for a description of all ShoreGear switches.
To determine the number of voice switches:
•Fill in the ShoreGear voice switches section in the Telephone and Trunk Planning
Spreadsheet (Figure 3-1) to calculate the number of voice switches required.
When you compute the user and trunk information in the spreadsheet, the number
of switches for each site is provided.
See Appendix A, starting on page 261, for more information about which voice switches
and features are supported in countries other than the United States.
3.4.1 WAN Connections
To complete your system design, the final step is to identify your network connectivity. You
should identify the following for the network connections to each site: