We have an ASA 5510 running version 7 of the IOS. The firewall is connected to a 3rd Party Cisco Router (not permited to access ) which in turn is connected to a LES. The LES circuit is 10Mb.
As a school most of the traffic is HTTP based, in particular we have 3 key resources staff and students access via the web, a Virtual Learning Environment, a local council based Learning Platform and Mail servers. The problem I have is that the available bandwidth is being eaten up with 'student browsing', streaming video, music as well as 'normal' HTTP traffic and such like.
I know the ASA is capable of 'policing' traffic, but not at all sure how to set this up;
Forgive the incorrect terminology; what I want to do is 'reserve' 6Mb of the bandwidth for the VLE, SLP and Mail which is all HTTP based. As I said nearly all of our traffic is HTTP based so the only way to differentiate traffic would be via IP address'.
So the question is can you set up a way of 'reserving bandwidth', or 'prioritising bandwidth' for 3 specific IP addresses over and above other HTTP traffic?
I'm not asking you to write my config for me but if you could point me in the right direction that would be really appreciated.
Thanks for you time.