Have a question regarding some issues when running Avaya 9600 phones on my 3560 switches. Under normal circumstances, our IP phones work properly when we manually tell the Avaya phone what vlan it should be in. We use these commands on the ports that have the 9600 phones:
description IP Phone
switchport access vlan 16
switchport mode access
switchport voice vlan 204
The problem is when I completely erase all the phone settings, or add a new phone out of the box to one of these switchports, the phone will not properly boot up until I manually add the vlan information into the phone. We had a power outage recently where when the power came back on, many of the ip phones lost their vlan information, and we had to manually walk to each desk to put in the vlan information so they could boot up. Wanted to know if there was some work around to this that anybody has experience who has a similar environment.