Chapter 3. Connecting IP Phones to the LAN Infrastructure

Connecting and Powering Cisco IP Phones: To provide a centralized power system, the Cisco IP phones must receive their power from a centralized source using Power over Ethernet (PoE). This section discusses the different options for PoE and the selection criterion of each.

VLAN Concepts and Configuration: VLANs allow you to break the switched network into logical pieces to provide management and security boundaries between the voice and data network. This section discusses the concepts and configuration behind VLAN.

Understanding Cisco IP Phone Boot Process: This section discusses the foundations of the Cisco IP phone boot process. Understanding this process is critical to setup ...

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