Traffic Classification and Marking on HP Switches

1. The QoS service offered by the ISP allows for control of how traffic is prioritised and bandwidth is reserved, with three queues available (multimedia – VoIP, critical data and normal data). Packets must be remarked with the following values to be classified on a each queue:

2. Thus, before sending the packets to the ISP router, the packets must be remarked with the EF value for VoIP 1) and with AF11 for critical applications. Other traffic that are not being remarked will be forwarded to the normal data queue, with best effort processing.

3. The first step towards traffic remarking will be defining ACLs for traffic classification:

acl number 3121
 description From_Priority_Application
 rule 0 permit tcp source 0 source-port eq 443
acl number 3500
 description VoIP_Traffic
 rule 0 permit udp destination-port range 16384 32767
 rule 5 permit tcp destination-port eq 1720

4. Configure traffic-classifiers using the defined ACLs.

traffic classifier From_Priority_Application operator and
 if-match acl 3121
traffic classifier voip operator and
 if-match acl 3500

5. Configure traffic-behaviors and inform the values to remark the packets.

traffic behavior voip-behavior
 remark dscp ef
traffic behavior Marking_Priority_Application
 remark dscp af11

6. Configure the qos-policy to match each traffic-classifier to the desired traffic-behavior.

qos policy Remote-Locations
 classifier From_Priority_Application behavior Marking_Priority_Application
 classifier voip behavior voip-behavior

7. Apply the defined qos-policy to the port where the ISP router is connected.

interface Gigabit-Ethernet 4/0/5
qos apply policy Remote-Locations outbound

8. To verify the results, use the command:

display qos policy interface

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