QoS - Why use egress queing

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by response3, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. response3

    response3 Guest

    Hi all,

    I have a Catalyst 6500, and am learning QoS. I have read that this
    switch has the capability to perform QoS functions on an egress port,
    specifically, egress queuing and COS remarking. My question is, why
    is this useful if I have ingress classification, and congestion
    avoidance (WRED) setup on all my ingress ports?

    BTW, it seems getting QoS setup is quite a convoluted process. Any
    suggestions? I have the Cisco QoS Exam Guide, but can anyone
    recommend some supplemental reading that is more of a high-level
    overview of the Cisco implementation?

    Thanks for the help
    response3, Feb 9, 2007
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  2. response3

    Bod43 Guest

    Egress queuing is useful if two or more ingress
    ports send traffic to a single egress port. Or of
    course a high speed ingress port feeds a lower
    speed egress port. I think that the keys to
    QoS are ingress (or of course at source) marking
    and egress queuing.

    Settin up QoS is a convoluted process.

    I have not yet really been there, done that,
    however the routers (cpu switching - 2800, 3800,
    7200) do QoS quite straightforwardly however the
    switches seem require you to get pretty close
    to the hardware.

    Even the routers though have variations
    between models, interfaces, etc.
    Bod43, Feb 9, 2007
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