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Catalyst 6500 bandwidth reservation

We have a Cat6500 with a SUP720-3B and a Firewall module and 2 48 port 10/100/1000 cards.

We are service provider in that we host multiple servers for different customers over a 20 Mb uplink (attached to 1 of the gigabit ethernet interfaces connected directly to the ISP switch).

All ports on teh switch are layer 2 ports at the moment.

What we would do is for some customers guarantee a portion of the 20 Mb total bandwidth, eg Customers X is guaranteed 10 Mb and can burst to 15 Mb. If all the other customers use the bandwidth the 10 mb should go to customer X and the remaning 10 Mb should be divided over the rest of the customers. This should go for both incoming traffic to the servers as for outgoing traffic from these servers.

We have looked at traffic policing and can configure that but how would we guarantee the bandwidth. We can shape the traffic to a maximum but not guarantee a minumin and be able to bust if bandwidth if available.

Can anyone help me how this should be configured/designed ?


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