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I have a Cisco Catalyst 3570 series switch that is connected to desktops, printers, ip phones, and a polycom. I have begun implementing the Cisco Smartports but am not sure what to do for the polycom. Does anyone have any suggestions on port settings for the polycom?
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Polycom IP phones have CDP enabled by default, and use IP Precedence 5.  If you use the Cisco Phone macro, it should work fine.  Your DHCP settings for the Voice VLAN should also account for FTP (Option 150) so that the phones can connect to either your FTP server, or your ISP, to provision itself.
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I apologize i should have mentioned that its a Polycom VSX5000 Video Conferencing unit not an IP phone.
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http://www.polycom.com/global/documents/support/setup_maintenance/products/video/vsx_series_admin_guide_v8.7.pdf
Page 22 (or 2-12)
You will need to decide if you are going to use ip precedence values, or DSCP within the phone.  The link above and page number shows where you can configure the QoS options within the phone.
Next, you need to decide on the Cisco smartport template you are going to use.  Also, check and see if you are going to have to use any CoS to DSCP or CoS to Precedence configuration on the switch.
An example would be to use Precedence 6 for Video, Precedence 5 for audio, and Precedence 3 for data.  I don't see any options for VLANs in the documentation, so the device would need to be placed in a dedicated access vlan if necessary.
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