AutoQoS only for Voice?

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Jan 29th, 2009
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I'm currently studying for my CCNP (ONT).

Is AutoQos mostly used if you have VoIP on your network? Would I find any benefits from using AutoQos if I only have data? Thanks in advance.

Correct Answer by Joseph W. Doherty about 8 years 2 months ago

If I remember correctly, would depend on what "flavor" of AutoQoS you're dealing with. Believe first version was oriented for voice, later version (Enterprise?) uses a much more complex model that treats data classes differently.

Correct Answer by Roberto Salazar about 8 years 2 months ago

You can use the auto-QoS feature to simplify the deployment of existing QoS features. Auto-QoS makes assumptions about the network design, and as a result, the switch can prioritize different traffic flows and appropriately use the egress queues instead of using the default QoS behavior (the switch offers best-effort service to each packet regardless of the packet contents or size and sends it from a single queue).


When you enable auto-QoS, it automatically classifies traffic based on the traffic type and ingress packet label. The switch uses the resulting classification to choose the appropriate egress queue.


You use auto-QoS commands to identify ports connected to Cisco IP Phones and to devices running the Cisco SoftPhone application. . You also use the commands to identify ports that receive trusted traffic through an uplink. Auto-QoS then performs these functions:


•Detects the presence or absence of IP phones


•Configures QoS classification


•Configures egress queues



That tells me that auto-qos is useful for voip since vopi packet have DSCP and CoS value filled out. It would benefit the data if the data traffic coming in already have CoS or DSCP values. The uato-qos would use the CoS or DSCP value from the data packet to treat them accordingly. Auto-QoS is a macro command that enables cos mapping to the the appropriate queues.

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Roberto Salazar Thu, 01/29/2009 - 16:37
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You can use the auto-QoS feature to simplify the deployment of existing QoS features. Auto-QoS makes assumptions about the network design, and as a result, the switch can prioritize different traffic flows and appropriately use the egress queues instead of using the default QoS behavior (the switch offers best-effort service to each packet regardless of the packet contents or size and sends it from a single queue).


When you enable auto-QoS, it automatically classifies traffic based on the traffic type and ingress packet label. The switch uses the resulting classification to choose the appropriate egress queue.


You use auto-QoS commands to identify ports connected to Cisco IP Phones and to devices running the Cisco SoftPhone application. . You also use the commands to identify ports that receive trusted traffic through an uplink. Auto-QoS then performs these functions:


•Detects the presence or absence of IP phones


•Configures QoS classification


•Configures egress queues



That tells me that auto-qos is useful for voip since vopi packet have DSCP and CoS value filled out. It would benefit the data if the data traffic coming in already have CoS or DSCP values. The uato-qos would use the CoS or DSCP value from the data packet to treat them accordingly. Auto-QoS is a macro command that enables cos mapping to the the appropriate queues.

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Joseph W. Doherty Thu, 01/29/2009 - 16:40
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If I remember correctly, would depend on what "flavor" of AutoQoS you're dealing with. Believe first version was oriented for voice, later version (Enterprise?) uses a much more complex model that treats data classes differently.

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