I have read through this forum for a few hours now trying to get a handle on how to properly configure a Cisco 3310 NAC appliance in an environment in which each end-user PC connects to the network through their Cisco 7940 IP phone.
From what I have gathered, you can configure the NAC appliance to ignore the phones based on their MAC address, which will cause the PCs to have to authenticate properly. Is that correct, or is their a different/better way of accomplishing this?
Also, I seem to have read conflicting information on In-Band vs. Out-Of-Band configurations for this type of architecture (PC->phone->switch). Am I able to use Out-Of-Band, or am I limited to only an In-Band configuration?
Thank you for any help.