We are in the process of planning the installation of a new IP500 v6 into our network. For IP handsets the setup works (at least in testing) with a separate VLAN setup for Voice and various other VLANs setup for data.
One thing that worries me a little bit is the group of IP softphones that will be used by our call center staff. They will not have IP handsets.
How does the softphone work when it comes to tagging traffic? I know for a fact that the NICs in my PCs can't deal with 802.1q tagging, but I was wondering if there is a way for the softphone client to do that instead?
If this isn't possible, how would I deal with prioritizing traffic in that subnet?
The original idea was to keep the voice network clean - with no routing between this VLAN and the data VLANs.