I ordered a Catalyst Express 500 (WS-CE500-24LC) for a branch office we are putting in our 1st VOIP phones for. We'll have about 4 phones, 10-15 workstations.
We've ordered a Split T1 (PRI 6 channels, Internet access 18). This will be an ethernet hand off from an Adtran CSU/DSU (not sure what model. the pri/split T hasn't been put in yet).
We have a PIX 501e we want to use in the branch office to potentially be our router, IPSEC VPN device back to the corporate office.
Anyways, I'll spare my colorful comments about my disappointments with the Catalyst Express so as to not make this about my distaste for this device.
I configured two VLANs in the Catalyst Express (one is the Cisco-Voice VLAN as the documentation provides). The other is just the default VLAN ID 1.
Some of my questions are:
i cn't seem to find DHCP Relay options in the Catalyst 500 anywhere. I'd like to pass DHCP requests for all vlans to a central DHCP server, but can't seem to find any DHCP forwarding/relay options.
Second, i've not touched a pix501 in ages and understand the device has been deprecated into the annals of history. but i wanted to get this device to create an IPSEC VPN back to the corporate office AND to act as a basic router for Inter-VLAN routing at the branch office. It seems as if the inside ETH0 cannot have multiple IP's assigned to it. So that's my next question. If I cannot use the PIX501 to do intervlan routing, what is a recommended router that could do the job for us.
I'm not an expert, so let me throw that out there.
I really appreciate any help.