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Cisco IP Phone Testing

Posted on 2012-04-03
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Last Modified: 2012-04-13
Hello Experts,

I have configured a sample Cisco IP Phone Lab network as shown in the attached PDF. I have also attached my configs - the only difference between the lab and my configs are the interfaces..

I was wondering if someone could tell me how would I go about actually testing the lab without actual IP Phones? Basically, I need to simulate the phone traffic to determine that the lab is actually workig but don't know how.

Also, a section of the lab in task 4 states the following:

Configure switch DLS2 to forward DHCP requests to servers and

However, wouldn't it be better if the helper-address pointed to DLS1 on Don't understand why the author of the lab suggested and

Thanks in advance for your help



BTW, feel free to comment on the lab as you see fit.
Question by:cpatte7372
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TimotiSt earned 2000 total points
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Well, the task is clear, only it doesn't really make sense... That said, on a real Cisco lab, you have to implement the given tasks, not what you think would be optimal.

You could use a small cisco switch to receive the voice tagged link from the ALS, and provide an untagged port with the voice vlan for a PC, possibly with a softphone.


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Cheers dude

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