We had a 10mb/s connection for the company. We have a company that will be uploading extremely large files overnight that would require much greater speeds. We have gotten 'bursting' enabled at our ISP so we can have transfer rates above our 10mb connection. The ISP charges extra for traffic using the 'bursting' so we need to throttle the overall usage for everyone during the day.
Right now, I don't really care about the overnight upload requiring the extra speeds because that isn't happening for another week, so if that makes the situation more complex I just need to be able to throttle the connection. The company has already signed up for the extra speeds and we are being charged.
I am reading http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a008084de0c.shtml
but honestly I don't know if that is what I'm looking for. From a document in the help area of the ASA5520 I found this :
Rule Actions > QoS Tab
Add/Edit Service Policy Rule Wizard > Rule Actions > QoS Tab (You can get to this tab through various
The QoS tab lets you apply strict scheduling priority and rate-limit traffic.
Policing traffic in the inbound direction is not supported.
You cannot enable both priority and policing together.
"Policing Traffic in the inbound direction is not supported" was the part that threw me. I'm not the strongest Cisco guy, and the boss is on vacation.
I could really use some guidance. I can provide details, but I honestly don't know if I need "Policing" "Traffic Shaping" or "Priority queueing". I am on a time crunch for this, and appreciate any help.