Joseph W. Doherty Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:38
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Where to start depends on what you know, or don't know, about QoS.

Depending on the platform, you can place QoS on the tunnel interface and/or the physical interface.  For the latter, there's often an option to "shadow" the original IP header for QoS processing of the tunnel packets.  Without the "shadow" copy, you can still process tunnel packets using the ToS as most Cisco implementations copy it from the original packet.  (This is all that transit devices' QoS have to work with.)

With tunnels, encrypted or not, shaping is often a requirement for an effective QoS implementation.  Also with tunnels, it's a good idea to avoid packet fragmentation caused by encapsulation.

 

Steven Williams Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:42
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I have used auto QoS only and local LAN only as well. So WAN is a new thing for me. So articles and some config examples would be helpful too. QoS is a beast I hear.

Joseph W. Doherty Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:28
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Oh, there's much for you to learn then.

QoS isn't really too difficult, but you need to know a lot of it to understand how to use it (well).

You might start here: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/enterprise/design-zone-applicatio...

Steven Williams Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:41
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Is NBAR still a popular thing these days? Can you recommend any lab type scenarios that I can verify my learning with?

Joseph W. Doherty Tue, 07/01/2014 - 17:17
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I don't know how popular NBAR is.  I liked it and Cisco has developed NBAR2.  So, I guess they like it too.  wink

QoS labs can be difficult to setup, as you need to push traffic to cause congestion for many kinds of QoS to "engage", and then, you really want to simulate different traffic behaviors.

Steven Williams Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:10
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How can you start to get an idea of what traffic is going through your device?

Joseph W. Doherty Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:59
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One possibility, NBAR has an analysis mode.

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