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UC 560 compatibilty with cisco switch 2960

Dear All,

I have  Cisco Router UC560-FXO-K9 can i use it with Catalyst 2960 10/100 PoE.

I mean are they compatible with each other.

Thanks,

Malik.

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UC 560 compatibilty with cisco switch 2960

Hello Malik,

There should not be any compatibility issues with that switch.  The only difference is that the switch will have to be configured manually to include the voice vlan, and all the other settings needed..  The recommended switches ESW, and SF/SG just have default configurations that already include the neccesary settings, which make them almost plug-n-play..

Thank you,

Darren

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UC 560 compatibilty with cisco switch 2960

Hi Malik,

Just as Darren suggested, yes it will be compatible and if it is an existing switch then you can configure the appropriate VLAN's on it to work with the UC-560... VLAN-1 for Data and VLAN-100 for Voice, you will have to use these two (Well it is not an enforced policy but highly recommend).

If it is not an existing switch and the client is looking at this type of switch, then you should consider going down the ESW path or at the very least the SF/SG 300 path as Darren has mentioned, they are out-of-the-box compatible and minimal work needs to be done, although both series need firmware updates when you get them as they may have old ones which do not hold the best compatibility.

The other thing you need to consider is that the 2960 is TAC supported and the UC/ESW/SF-SG Series switches are SBCS supported, when it comes to having to manage more than one support mechanism, you have to question is it worth it??

Cheers,

David.

Cheers, David Trad. **When you rate a persons post, you are indicating a thank you or that it helped, but at the same time you are also helping to maintain the community spirit - You don't have to rate posts and you wont be looked down upon :) *
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Community Member

UC 560 compatibilty with cisco switch 2960

Hello Malik,

There should not be any compatibility issues with that switch.  The only difference is that the switch will have to be configured manually to include the voice vlan, and all the other settings needed..  The recommended switches ESW, and SF/SG just have default configurations that already include the neccesary settings, which make them almost plug-n-play..

Thank you,

Darren

Community Member

UC 560 compatibilty with cisco switch 2960

Hi Malik,

Just as Darren suggested, yes it will be compatible and if it is an existing switch then you can configure the appropriate VLAN's on it to work with the UC-560... VLAN-1 for Data and VLAN-100 for Voice, you will have to use these two (Well it is not an enforced policy but highly recommend).

If it is not an existing switch and the client is looking at this type of switch, then you should consider going down the ESW path or at the very least the SF/SG 300 path as Darren has mentioned, they are out-of-the-box compatible and minimal work needs to be done, although both series need firmware updates when you get them as they may have old ones which do not hold the best compatibility.

The other thing you need to consider is that the 2960 is TAC supported and the UC/ESW/SF-SG Series switches are SBCS supported, when it comes to having to manage more than one support mechanism, you have to question is it worth it??

Cheers,

David.

Cheers, David Trad. **When you rate a persons post, you are indicating a thank you or that it helped, but at the same time you are also helping to maintain the community spirit - You don't have to rate posts and you wont be looked down upon :) *
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