AutoQOS for Shoretel Phone System

Good Afternoon,
We are currently in the process of implementing a new Shoretel VoIP Phone system in our
network.  We have a Cisco Catalyst 6506e at the core for routing and Cisco Catalyst 2960S
switches at the edge for all client connections. We'd like to enable AutoQOS on our
switches for VOIP traffic but I’m uncertain on whether this is strictly a feature Cisco
phones (not Shoretel) and whether our 6506e switch will support it.

Here is an overview of our network
SHORETEL SERVER VLAN (Cisco 2960s)
172.16.0.0/24

DATA NETWORK
192.168.0.0/16

BO VLAN (Cisco 2960s)
VOICE -172.16.10.0/24
DATA - 192.168.10.0/24

The Shoretel phones we're using are IP230g, the clients workstation will connect directly
to the phone and then the phone connects to the 2960s switch.  The phone will acquire a
DHCP address from our DHCP on the Data Network

From what I gather here is what i would need to change at the Edge:

Existing port configuration...
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/3
switchport access vlan 10
switchport mode access
switchport port-security
switchport port-security aging time 5
switchport port-security violation restrict
switchport port-security aging type inactivity

New Port Configuration...
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/3
switchport mode trunk
switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
switchport trunk native 10
mls qos trust dscp
auto qos voip trust
switchport nonegotiate
switchport port-security
switchport port-security aging time 5
switchport port-security violation restrict
switchport port-security aging type inactivity

Unfortunately, i'm not sure what need to change at the core level to support AutoQOS.

Thanks in advance!
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SouljaCommented:
Why configure the access ports as trunks?

You can instead:

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/3
switchport access vlan 10
switchport voice vlan x
switchport mode access
mls qos trust dscp
auto qos voip trustmls qos trust dscp

switchport port-security
switchport port-security aging time 5
switchport port-security violation restrict
switchport port-security aging type inactivity

The core will definately support it. Just enable qos and apply  mls qos trust dscp and
auto qos voip trust on the trunk ports connecting to the 2960's . You may need to apply on the 2960 trunks also leading to the core.



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