I have a new project on the cards and need to do some planning without getting the big shot consultants in as we're on a very tight budget.
At the moment:
Old digital phone system to be replaced totally.
We run Cisco 3750 Switches in the "core'.
Various L2 switches hang off it to distribute to end users.
These switches are spread over 5 or so VLANs (on the Cisco switch) -
(reason for the VLANs is to minimize network noise and broadcast storms.
We need to introduce an IP500 phone system to replace the old system
The handsets are 1608 and 1616 with each user's PC hanging off his/her handset.
[In another unrelated site I use HP 2610-24-PWR switches connected to an IP500. This is setup is fairly simple as the phones are plugged straight into the HPs - the phones are on one vlan while data is on another]
Keep in mind i currently use the following type of port config on the Cisco (none of the ports connect directly to a user - they are pretty much all downlinks to L2 switches):
description: This port connects to a 48 port L2 switch
switchport access vlan 40
switchport mode access
Can I configure the Cisco to have multiple vlans on the same switch-port while using the HPs to plug the handsets into?
Can the HP and Cisco switches live together happily and handle each other's vlans?
Any ideas and comments would be helpful - 500 points to the person who can make me go "Eureka!".