I have a catalyst 6509 as our core switch and our 7 location mpls WAN comes into a fast ethernet port on the 6509...the mpls port size is 10Mb and each location has a t1.
I am trying to figure out how to classify traffic and ultimatly apply policy to data before it leaves the switch and goes out to the WAN.
For example...i have users that view video across http that are necessary and i would like to be able to identify all the http traffic and then rate control that traffic (except for the necessary http video traffic)....but need to rate control that per location.
www.needvideo.com would be marked with more priority than any other www traffic but each location can only handle a maximum t1 speed so i need to rate control it per location but i am coming off of a 10Mb connection.
The whole idea is to keep from flooding my t1's at my remote sites during spikes. There are other protocols i would like to do such a thing with as well.
It seems it would be easier if i had subinterfaces at the "head" end but i dont...its just a 10Mb port.
Anyone have any suggestions? It cannot be that uncommon to have a large host port feeding smaller data connections and keeping them from being overrun.