sonicwall tz100, voip, bandwidth management, and port forwarding
Posted on 2012-09-20
I have a dozen voip phones with static LAN IPs. I'm trying to apply port forwarding and group bandwidth management to them so they have guaranteed bandwidth when the WAN connection becomes saturated. (QoS is not an option for now). This is my first sonicwall (Tz100) so I need a little handholding here please...
My steps so far...
1. create service objects for each device I want to port forward to (1 service object per phone)
2. use the "Public Server Wizard" to associate a service object to each voip phone
...so far so good. Now where it gets tricky:
3. Create a new Service Object Group "Voip all" which contains all the new service objects automatically created in step 2.
4. create a new firewall access rule, WAN > LAN, for the Service Object Group in step #3, and apply Bandwidth reservation there.
...except this isn't working! My logic is likely flawed. Any suggestions?