Is Frame-Relay traffic shaping Removed from from the BluePrint?

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Feb 13th, 2009

Hello All,

I am just curious to know if Frame-Relay traffic shaping is now removed from the CCIE lab.

I asked this question because i have traininh materials from three different vendors with one one of them mentioning it.

And unfortunately the does not specially mention this either.

Will appreciate any comment from anyone with idea on this subject.


I have this problem too.
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Giuseppe Larosa Sun, 02/15/2009 - 05:03

Hello Olu,

what counts is the lab exam blueprint

actually in newer IOS releases you can implement FR traffic shaping in three ways:

classical FRTS with the commands in the frame-relay map-class

a totally Class based implementation using class maps and policy-maps (MQC)

an hybrid mode in which a policy-map is attached in frame-relay map class config. mode.

The blueprint lists Frame Relay at point I-A then the QoS section lists Shaping with no specific reference to FRTS.

However, also on the blueprint of some years ago FRTS was not explicitly listed but was often present.

It may be possible that the MQC option has reduced the importance of classical FRTS.

Another possible reason is that having removed basic VoIP from R&S lab there are less applications that need a fine FRTS tuning in the lab (not in real world ..)

Hope to help


microcisconet Sun, 02/15/2009 - 18:19

Hello Giuseppe,

Many thanks for taken your precious time to dissolve my concern.

Best Regards,


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