Determining if the WAN needs to be upgraded or if I need QOS enabled. I have a site which uses a 10mb WAN link. The users are complaining about slow network. Looking at MRTG, I can see the bandwidth does peak a couple of times a day. (explaining the users complains). But on average, it runs around 4mb. To my surprise, when I ran Iperf for about 2 minutes non-stop, I can fill up the 10mb link. I'm deducing that if a user starts a huge file transfer, he will eventually fill up the link as well. That explains the peaks. My question is by enabling QOS, will I be able to lower the priorty of file transfer and increase the priority for applications (office suite).
None come immediately to my mind. There are different QoS methods, though. What you can do varies by platfrom and IOS. If you're using a software based router, FQ or WFQ (or GTS) would probably be an easy and effective method. If you're using a LAN switch, it can become much more complicated. (If you describe your platform, and WAN hand-off [and actual available WAN bandwidth], might be able to provide some suggestions.)
BTW, transient congestion and FIFO queuing often leads to user complaints.
Hi everyone, I would like to thank you in advance for any help you can provide a newcomer like myself!
Im studying the 100-105 book by Odom and am currently on the topic of Port security. I purchased a used 2960 and I'm trying to follow a...
While deploying a number of 18xx/2802/3802 model access points (APs), which run AP-COS as their operating platform. It can be observed on some occasions that while many of their access points were able to join the fabric WLC withou...
I am going to design and build an LAN network under a tunnel underground with long distance between the switches.
I will have 2 Catalyst switches and 8 Industrial IE3000, and they will be connected with fiber.
For now I am planning on use Layer-2 s...