Nortel has released a Technical Configuration Guide designed to assist technical users configuring Nortel IP Phones connected to Cisco switches. The document makes specific references to the Cisco 3750 switch but the commands will apply to any Cisco switch that supports that specific feature.
I applaud Nortel for for making these Technical Configuration Guides available to users. It helps to broaden Nortel’s product reach and it empowers Nortel users to understand the different configuration options. I’d like to see Nortel get these documents indexed by Google or even there own internal Knowledgebase search engine.
In short you can use LLDP (802.1ab) on a Cisco 3750 to configure the Voice VLAN much the same way as you might on a Nortel ERS5520 switch using ADAC/LLDP. For those Cisco shops that are using Nortel Succession for voice this should be a welcome capability.
As in the past I’m going to post the document on my website;
As I’ve commented in the past it’s quite possible that Nortel may object to my “copying” of these documents. The goal is to make them readily available to Nortel users and allow them to be indexed by Google. I believe there are now quite a few Nortel corporate folks and engineers reading this blog, please contact me if you have concerns about me posting these documents.