BVI Interface on voice gateway

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Jan 21st, 2008

I have a 2801 with a PRI and 2 Fast Ethernet interfaces. We want to dual-home the gateway to separate core switches, with one Fast Ethernet interface to each switch.

My question is what is the best way to do this? I was thinking of putting both interfaces into a BVI interface, but is that ok to use for voice? Or would it be better to use a /30 on each interface, and then use the loopback IP as the routed IP?

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Correct Answer by Paolo Bevilacqua about 9 years 5 days ago

The BVI works fine with voice. And the routed approach also. If you have a voice vlan to be connected directly to the router, the first solution is probably easier.

Hope this helps, please rate post if it does!

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Paolo Bevilacqua Mon, 01/21/2008 - 13:57

The BVI works fine with voice. And the routed approach also. If you have a voice vlan to be connected directly to the router, the first solution is probably easier.

Hope this helps, please rate post if it does!

degg Mon, 01/21/2008 - 14:07

The gateway is only for the Voice VLAN, so we'll likely be using the BVI interface. Thanks for the input!

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