Legacy Open Mesh: How Do I Configure A Voice VLAN Using Datto Switches?

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Question

How do I configure a Voice VLANs using Datto Switches?

Environment

  • Open Mesh Switches

Answer

The Voice VLAN feature assists in configuring the switches to automatically allow and prioritize voice traffic over a designated VLAN. This allows voice traffic to be kept separated and prioritized over other traffic types. The switch can either use an OUI list, or automatically build a list using LLDP-MED.

Procedure

Navigation

1. Navigate to Manage -> Switches, and select a switch.

2. Click on Switch Settings.

Figure 1: Switch Settings

3. Expand the Voice VLAN card to reveal settings, and toggle the Enable slider to interact with them, as seen in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Enabling Voice VLAN

4. Click Save Switch Settings to save all modified settings.

Configuration

The following Voice VLAN settings are available:

Figure 3: Voice VLAN settings

  • Switch Voice VLAN: Allows to choose what VLAN is used for Voice VLAN. Read the Switches:VLAN article for more information on how to setup 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, both of which are explained in the following section of this article.

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:

Figure 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.

Figure 5: Selecting LLDP-MED


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