As a service providers we using Cisco 3750ME and 3750 Series to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 network access with different rate from 6Mb to 100Mb bandwidth for their different needs.
Customers who need 100Mb or less will connect to 100Mb, Full Duplex Ethernet port.
As access provider, we want to be able to provide a simple RATE LIMITING at a given port to match their paid bandwidth needs.
If customer needs internet service we simply using OSPF or BGP routing protocol.
If customers need interconnect between multiple sites, we simply provides QinQ L2 service.
Greatly appreciate !!!
I was searching through the rate-limit support on 3750-E switches and this is what the datasheet has to say:
Q. Is port rate limiting supported?
A. Yes, port rate limiting is supported from 1 percent to 99 percent of the given port's speed.
but again, when i went to the config guide, it does not give me any rate-limit commands.. it just gives the priority/class maps to do rate-limiting... so, no luck.. no rate-limiting commands on 3750-E switches too...
Yep.. it could look easy for them to include, but normally not :) :) but on a special case, they can give you an interim IOS, which can have the feature, but you gotta order some huge no of switches for that, say atleast 1000 :) ha ha.. best thing would be to contact your local cisco pre-sales and ask them for the roadmap..
I think this is the only way of doing it.. you do not have rate-limit commands on the 3750 switches.. I think the new range of 3750-E switches might have it.. check the datasheet to find this out... if you have rate-limit commands included, then you can use the COmmitted-Access-Rate technologies to police the traffic , as you do it on routers !!!!