Cisco Catalyst Switches

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Identifying the functions that Cisco Catalyst switches perform in a Cisco IP telephony solution
  • The three options for powering Cisco IP Phones
  • The two types of PoE that Cisco Catalyst switches provide and the Cisco Catalyst switches that support PoE
  • Identifying the commands to configure PoE on Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Configuring dual VLANs on a single port on a Cisco Catalyst switch so that the IP Phones reside in a separate VLAN
  • Configuring CoS on Cisco Catalyst switches so that voice traffic has priority over data traffic as it travels throughout the network

Deploying IP telephony requires planning how you will power the IP Phones and how the voice network traffic will mix with the data network while ensuring that the data traffic does not degrade the quality of the voice calls.

Cisco Catalyst switches provide three features that aid an IP telephony deployment: inline power, voice VLANs, and class of service (CoS). Using the Cisco Catalyst switch to power IP Phones can save on wiring costs and simplifies management. Enabling multiple VLANs in a single port and placing voice packets in one VLAN and data in another VLAN saves money by reducing the number of switch ports. Extending CoS to the IP Phone improves voice quality by ensuring that voice packets receive priority over data.

This lesson discusses the three major functions that Cisco Catalyst switches perform in an IP telephony network and describes how to configure a Cisco Catalyst switch to enable these functions.

Part I: Cisco CallManager Fundamentals

Introduction to Cisco Unified Communications and Cisco Unified CallManager

Cisco Unified CallManager Clustering and Deployment Options

Cisco Unified CallManager Installation and Upgrades

Part II: IPT Devices and Users

Cisco IP Phones and Other User Devices

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager to Support IP Phones

Cisco IP Telephony Users

Cisco Bulk Administration Tool

Part III: IPT Network Integration and Route Plan

Cisco Catalyst Switches

Configuring Cisco Gateways and Trunks

Cisco Unified CallManager Route Plan Basics

Cisco Unified CallManager Advanced Route Plans

Configuring Hunt Groups and Call Coverage

Implementing Telephony Call Restrictions and Control

Implementing Multiple-Site Deployments

Part IV: VoIP Features

Media Resources

Configuring User Features, Part 1

Configuring User Features, Part 2

Configuring Cisco Unified CallManager Attendant Console

Configuring Cisco IP Manager Assistant

Part V: IPT Security

Securing the Windows Operating System

Securing Cisco Unified CallManager Administration

Preventing Toll Fraud

Hardening the IP Phone

Understanding Cryptographic Fundamentals

Understanding the Public Key Infrastructure

Understanding Cisco IP Telephony Authentication and Encryption Fundamentals

Configuring Cisco IP Telephony Authentication and Encryption

Part VI: IP Video

Introducing IP Video Telephony

Configuring Cisco VT Advantage

Part VII: IPT Management

Introducing Database Tools and Cisco Unified CallManager Serviceability

Monitoring Performance

Configuring Alarms and Traces

Configuring CAR

Using Additional Management and Monitoring Tools

Part VIII: Appendix

Appendix A. Answers to Review Questions


Authorized Self-Study Guide Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT)
Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT) (Authorized Self-Study) (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 158705261X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 329 © 2008-2020.
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