EDIT MORE INFO:
Sorry about my incomplete first post, i have some more information...again i was just tossed into this so forgive me if i seem Newbish.
We have 2x Netvanta 1238 PoE switches and ~50 Avaya Ip Phones that will be directly connected to the switches.
Thank you for asking this question in the support community. As with all network designs, there are multiple ways and "best practices" to setup a network. Often, switchports connected to phones are configured as trunk ports, and DHCP options are used to direct the phones where to pull their configuration files. There are questions that need to be answered to be able to further assist you.
- Will the phones be configured to tag traffic with a VLAN (2), or will they be in the default VLAN?
- Will there be computers plugged into the phones?
- Do the phones support LLDP-MED, and would they like to get configuration settings via LLDP-MED?
- Do the phones require specific DHCP options or where will the phones get their configuration file from?
Please, review this previous post for additional information on DHCP: https://supportforums.adtran.com/message/2060#2060
This previous post may be beneficial for how to configure a switchport as a trunk: https://supportforums.adtran.com/message/2955#2955
Please, do not hesitate to reply with any additional questions or information. I will be happy to help in any way I can.
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