We are investing in VOIP system. After discussing with the supplier, they suggest that it is vital to get VLAN in place before we deploy VOIP.
Our network is deployed with 80% dell switch 5% cisco and 15% AT. But good thing is that we can get away by not using the cisco and AT switch.
Bad thing is that i have never worked on VOIP and never configured a switch to support VOIP VLAN. "I NEED HELP"!!
My Network (8 building connected through 10GB fiber)
Servers connected to -----> Powerconnect 5548 (cat6)
Powerconnect 5548 to -----> Powerconnect 8024F (10G uplink) (Fiber switch which connects all the building)
Powerconnect 8024F to ----> (8 building connected through 10GB fiber)
We are thinking of buying additional switch to accommodate VOIP for every single building.
As we are short of Data points so we will be buying Gigabit handset so that computer and phone can work on single data point.
-----------Target is to configure a voice VLAN----------
1)Is it necessary to configure VLan if we have 10G link across the school intranet?
2)If i have to configure it than what settings will I need on Fiber and Powerconnect5548 switch to make it work?