I need some help in understanding how to configure the point-to-cloud (hose) model for MPLS VPN's so we can offer some QoS guarantee for our MPLS VPN customers.
I've seen lots of explanation about what the hose model is but no configuration examples which is what I'm after.
CE1 -- PE1 -- P -- PE2 -- CE2
If we take the very simple topology above and we want to offer a 256K ICR and 512K ECR at both CE's, what is the necessary config to achieve this on the PE and P? Is it a simple police statement in both the output and input service-policy of the PE-to-CE interface to rate limit it accordingly or am I missing something here? Is there any marking done on the PE's? Can someone please draft me a config for my example?
Continuing on with the example above, does the hose model dictate that CE2 can only send 512K to CE1 and receive 256K from CE1? This leads me to my other confusion - what if CE1 and CE2 both have a 2M/2M SHDSL connection into the MPLS VPN cloud - aren't they expecting that they should be able to send/receive 2M/2M to/from their other sites? Wouldn't this policing mean that they've paid for a 2M/2M circuit but it's being rate limited to 512K/256K so wouldn't they be better off to have bought a 512K/256K ADSL connection???
Thank you in advance.