I have a question about QoS on the Catalyst 3560 switch. When the priority queue is in "shaped mode", is the assigned bandwidth limited to the configured amount or can the priority queue consume more than it's allocated bandwidth.
For example, I know the "srr-queue bandwidth shape 3 0 0 0" command puts Queue 1, the priority queue, in shaped mode and that it is guaranteed one-third of the interface's bandwidth. Is the priority queue limited to just one-third or can it consume more than this?
Cisco's documentation is sketchy on this and I have found conflicting descriptions elsewhere on how this works.
Thanks in advance for your response.