Setting up voice prioritization is a multi-step process, requiring configuration of all upstream devices from your VoIP phone to your router. For more information, please read these articles:
- How to configure voice prioritization?
- How to configure voice prioritization on router and third party switches?
This article focuses on how to configure Voice prioritization on VoIP phones. It can be done either manually or automatically with a protocol called LLDP-MED. Many VoIP phones support LLDP-MED.
LLDP-MED is a mechanism used by switches to broadcast network settings, such as voice prioritization settings, to neighboring devices. Voice prioritization settings include:
- VLAN ID;
- 802.1p Class of Service;
These settings can be configured on the Plasma Cloud console, as explained in this article.
When you plug a LLDP-MED compatible VoIP phone into a Plasma Cloud Switch, it will be able to receive and automatically adopt the voice prioritization settings.
All Plasma Cloud Switches support LLDP-MED, ensuring a plug-and-play experience when connecting your VoIP phone to a Plasma Cloud switch.
LLDP-MED simply announces network settings to its neighbors. It does not perform actual configuration steps. Please check with your VoIP phone vendor if your device supports LLDP-MED auto-configuration.
In case your VoIP phone does not support LLDP-MED, you need to configure prioritization settings (VLAN ID, 802.1p Class of Service, DSCP) manually on the phone. Please consult the documentation provided by your vendor.
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