Switch Rate limiting bandwidth

Hi experts,

How does the rate limiting work in the Cisco switches?

If I have 20 servers plugged to the 24 port switch connected via 1 uplink 100Mbps port in my Data centre rack...

Will it stop servers from consuming larger bandwidth? Can I set each server to use only 1mbps or 5mbpd for particular server?
sharepoint2013Asked:
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sharepoint2013Author Commented:
Can Cisco SG200-18 smart switch do it?
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arnoldCommented:
The publication says you can:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps11229/data_sheet_c78-634369.html

To rate limit, you will be using switch resources cpu/memory.

What is the issue that you are trying to address?

Is your feed being consumed?  Rate limiting could adversely impact the functionality of your setup.
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SteveCommented:
the bandwidth limiting effectively queues packets from limited connections to slow the flow of traffic. the results experienced by the limited client(s) can appear similar to having a high latency and/or bandwidth saturation.
If the traffic is extremely high, it could result in packet loss as the queue gets too large.

You'd be better to address the underlying issue as limiting the bandwidth often has a knock on effect when not implemented for the right reasons.
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