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adding 2960s switch for voip

Hello everyone,

I got a new 2960s L3 PoE switch and need to enable it for voip on our network. The phone vendor is coming in to enable the phoen system for voip and I need to know how to configure the switch for the new IP phones.

I need to know how to create a new VLAN on the switch so the IP phones will be on their own subnet and create a DHCP server on the switch as well for the IP phones. Also, I need to connect this new switch to the existing catalyst 4507R, I will use a regular ethernet cable. Someone said I need to trunk the ports ont he 2 switches, how do I do that, do I use any 2 ports on the switches?

I have 6 Cisco switches on the network and they are all connected, this new switch will be the 7th one. I need to telnet into the switch to set all this up. Can someone please help and show me how to do this?

Thank you!

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Re: adding 2960s switch for voip

I got a new 2960s L3 PoE switch and need to enable it for voip on our network.

2960 or 2960S?  At any which case, the 2960/2960G/2960S is not a "genuine" layer 3 switch.  This only will do very limited static routes.

Someone said I need to trunk the ports ont he 2 switches, how do I do that, do I use any 2 ports on the switches?

If you have two or more VLANs and you want each VLANs to talk to each other then, yes, you need to configure inter-VLAN routing.  The best place to configure this in on your core switch (if this core switch supports routing).   I would also suggest you configure your VoIP phone DHCP in the core switch as well.

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: adding 2960s switch for voip

I got a new 2960s L3 PoE switch and need to enable it for voip on our network.

2960 or 2960S?  At any which case, the 2960/2960G/2960S is not a "genuine" layer 3 switch.  This only will do very limited static routes.

Someone said I need to trunk the ports ont he 2 switches, how do I do that, do I use any 2 ports on the switches?

If you have two or more VLANs and you want each VLANs to talk to each other then, yes, you need to configure inter-VLAN routing.  The best place to configure this in on your core switch (if this core switch supports routing).   I would also suggest you configure your VoIP phone DHCP in the core switch as well.

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