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Medianet Configuration

Hi,

I am about to implement a new LAN infrastructure for a customer which uses Catalyst 3750X switches for the core/server farm and Catalyst 2960S switches for the access layer.

The network will support Cisco 7945 IP phones, softphones (Lync or Jabber - decision yet to be made) plus some video conferencing units from various manufacturers including Lifesize.

I have been reading about Medianet but cannot find much detail that shows how I should implement it on this new infrastructure.

If anyone has links to good examples for these Catalyst switches I would appreciate them sharing.

I also have some questions:

  1. Does Medianet require any management products or are these optional?
  2. Should I be using SmartPort macros?
  3. How do I configure support for Jabber which I understand to be an intelligent endpoint that can communicate with the network?
  4. What do I need to do to implement prioritisation of certain video streams above others (e.g. CEO broadcast over youtube surfing)

I have read all the marketing material about Medianet but am struggling to translate this into detailed implementation guidelines.

Thanks    

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Medianet Configuration

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I believe AutoQoS on later 3750-Xs and 2960Ss (with later IOS versions), support the Medianet recommendations.  Might save you some configuration work; still expect you'll need to map some of your traffic into the desired Medianet classes.

#1 Don't believe you're required to have any management production, but those that are optional can be helpful.

#2 Perhaps, although many are really designed to work best with Cisco devices.  So, for example, might be useful on ports with Cisco IP phone, less so with Brand-X.

#4  Have different treatment classes, classify the traffic differently, treat the traffic differently.  (NB: 3750 and 2960 families are limited to how many traffic distinctive handling they can provide.)

Medianet Configuration

Joseph,

Thanks for the reply. I am still looking for configuration exaples for the Catlyst 3750X and 2960S

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Have you then tried AutoQoS on either device?

Have you seen: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solutions/Enterprise/WAN_and_MAN/QoS_SRND_40/QoSCampus_40.html#wp1098448 ?

Or, have you seen: http://www.cisco.com/web/solutions/medianet/knowledgebase/index.html ?

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