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Setting Quality of Service for a Application

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Can anyone tell me how I would go about setting Quality of Service for some of the traffic on my network? I am using a Sonciwall PRO 3060 and I see the categories for QoS and where to attach them to a rule. I am just a little confused as to how this would work to give an application priority on my network - also, since this application is hosted by an external vendor, would QoS even help? Would tagging it with a priority even make a difference if the ISP does not recognize it? ANy input would be appreciated.
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QoS usually works like this. Let's take your bandwidth as a highway. Without QoS, its a free for all kinda highway with cars, trucks, bikes and etc.. all over the highway. With QoS, you can dedicate 1 lane for bikes, 1 lane for emergency lane and the other for multiple use. No matter what it is, setting up QoS would ensure your business flow would go smoothly without interruptions. A reminder, always set the minimal amount of bandwidth to the application to ensure uninterrupted workflow during peak hours.

Now that's a good question, whether setting up QoS affect applications hosted by an external vendor. You'll require some troubleshooting here. You need to find out where the bottleneck is? If its your vendor's side problem, inform and ensure that necessary steps are taken. You are the paying customer.
If its your end, then try to pinpoint the bottleneck. QoS would only work on the gateway end and not internally.
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