In today’s highly competitive business environment, companies want to extract business advantage from every technology in the enterprise. Many are looking to IP Telephony as a way to lower costs, simplify network management, and use existing systems and resources, while more tightly integrating business applications and customer communication with their voice and data networks. With IBM System i IP Telephony, you can get the business benefits and simplicity you seek from both your telephony and IT environments with one integrated, secure, and reliable solution delivered by two industry leaders, 3Com and IBM. System i IP Telephony delivers the proven solutions of 3Com, a leading supplier of secure, converged voice and data networking, on the IBM System i platform.
This IBM Redbooks publication is intended for system administrators and field technicians. It will help them to understand and prepare their system for deploying a System i IP Telephony solution. It introduces the System i IP Telephony environment and the specific benefits of 3Com IP Telephony on the System i platform. It shows how to prepare your system using either direct or virtual resources, as well as how to maintain the IP Telephony environment on the System i platform. It includes information on how to set up the network environment to support IP Telephony, and guides you through all the steps required to set up and install the IP Telephony solution, leaving you ready for your IBM IP Telephony-approved business partner or 3Com installation team to configure your IP Telephony system for use in your enterprise.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Creating logical partitions for IP Telephony
Chapter 4. Creating the storage environment
Chapter 5. Creating the network support
Chapter 6. Installing IP Telephony, IP Messaging, and IP Conferencing
Chapter 7. System maintenance
Appendix A. Setting up a new system with Operations Console
Appendix B. Identifying virtual hardware
Appendix C. Optional network configuration