1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 10, 2017 9:39 AM by jayh

    sip trunk redundancy

    emullins New Member

      I've looked over the "SIP Trunk Failover in AOS" guide but I'm still a bit confused. Our sip trunk provider has 5 different IP addresses we can send outbound traffic to for redundancy. The way we currently have our trunk setup is as follows with only one of the outbound ip addresses in use.


      voice trunk T11 type sip

        description "SIP Trunk"

        sip-server primary 111.222.333.444

        codec-list TRUNK both

        grammar from host local

        transfer-mode network

        no prefer reinvite-without-sdp


      What would be the best way to configure my sip trunk so that outbound calls will try all 5 ip addresses if one were to fail?

        • Re: sip trunk redundancy
          jayh Hall_of_Fame

          The best way is to suggest to your provider that they look into deploying SRV records and point your trunk to a hostname that they would provide. This allows the provider to control redundancy, priority and load balancing and change it on the fly including adding and removing IP addresses. I would question the clue level of a provider that wants its customers to statically configure five different IP addresses on the customer hardware.


          If that is unsuccessful, you could create five individual voice trunks and then on the grouped-trunk level either create five grouped-trunks with different costs to each IP in the order you choose, or group all trunks in the same grouped-trunk depending on whether you want a failover or load-balancing scenario.