Many QoS-related configs require EI, the one thing that is annoying about this is that you can configure everything perfectly, it just doesn't work.
Most applications will require the policy to be on a physical interface to control the data-flow through it. Using them on a vlan would appply to all interfaces in the subnet and may produce undesired effects such as allowing a large amount of traffic between interfaces in the vlan.
The Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series can be purchased with the IP Base license or IP Services license preinstalled. The IP Base license (formerly called the Standard Multilayer Image, or SMI) offers advanced QoS, rate limiting, ACLs, and basic static and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) routing functions. The IP Services license (formerly called the Enhanced Multilayer Image, or EMI) provides a richer set of enterprise-class features, including advanced hardware-based IP unicast and IP Multicast routing as well as policy-based routing (PBR). The Advanced IP Services license, although not available as a preinstalled option, upgrades Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series switches to include IPv6 routing and IPv6 ACL support. Upgrade licenses are available to upgrade a switch from the IP Base license to the IP Services license or Advanced IP Services license as well as from the IP Services license to the Advanced IP Service license.
When you note "does not appear to rate limit the traffic", how so, are you going by show policy-map interface? If so, you need to look at the MLS stats to see the policing drops. Try "show mls qos interface statistics".
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