Baselining broadcasts

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Oct 14th, 2008
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I would like to enable storm control on our switches, but I'm unclear as to how to baseline for broadcast traffic. I've been running wireshark, but I don't understand what is "normal" for our network. Is there a good document or something that I can review that will give me a step-by-step on how to get a good baseline before enabling storm control?



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Giuseppe Larosa Tue, 10/14/2008 - 10:14
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Hello John,

we use 1% on GE ports without any issues.

You could think to use 10% on FE ports and 1% on GE ports.

You just need to allow ARP traffic and DHCP requests unless there are devices sending broadcast user traffic (this is unlikely nowdays multicast is more common)

Hope to help



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