Legacy Open Mesh: Switches: Voice VLAN



This article describes how to configure voice VLANs using Open Mesh Switches.


  • Open Mesh Switches


The Voice VLAN feature lets you configure switches to separate and prioritize voice traffic over other traffic types on a designated VLAN. The switch can either use an OUI list or automatically build a list using LLDP-MED.



1. Navigate to Manage  Switches and select a switch.

2. Click Switch Settings.

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: Switch Settings

3. Click the Voice VLAN drop-down menu to reveal settings, then click the Enable checkbox.

mceclip1.pngFigure 2: Enable voice VLAN


The following voice VLAN settings are available:

mceclip2.pngFigure 3: Voice VLAN settings

  • Switch Voice VLAN: Lets you choose what VLAN to use for voice VLAN. Read the Switches: VLAN article for more information on how to set up a VLAN.
  • QoS Priority: Allows you to define whether the switch will use the Quality of Service CoS value of the incoming packet, or tags the packet with a CoS value between 1-7.
  • Mode: Allows you to define the voice VLAN mode. There are two modes: Static (OUI List) and Dynamic (LLDP-MED).

Click Save Switch Settings to save all modified settings.

Voice VLAN Modes

The switch has two Voice VLAN modes: Static (OUI List), and Dynamic (LLDP-MED).

Static (OUI List)

To configure the switch to use a list of OUI addresses, follow these steps:

mceclip3.pngFigure 4: Creating an OUI List

1. In the Voice VLAN settings, choose Static (OUI List).

2. Input the OUI address of your device.

3. Input a brief description of your device.

4. Click Add.

Dynamic (LLDP-MED)

To configure the switch to automatically advertise the Voice VLAN to connected devices via the LLDP-MED protocol, select Dynamic (LLDP-MED) in the Voice VLAN settings.

mceclip4.pngFigure 5: Selecting LLDP-MED

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