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bandwidth statement in tunnel interface

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My WAN link is 3 Mbps and I see 2 VPN IPSec tunnel interfaces configured on the router. What I don't understand is each tunnel has a bandwidth statement as 4500 Kbps. I am not sure how I should understand this bandwidth allocated for the tunnel. I only have 3Mbps and my 2 tunnel interfaces have bandwidth as 9000 Kbps. Thanks
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by:masnrock
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What type of equipment are you using, and was it ever on a higher bandwidth connection?
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The bandwidth statement is only evaluated when QoS is configured on the router.  Do you have QoS configured?  If not the attribute is not relevant.

Check for a service policy applied to the physical interface the tunnel uses or on the tunnel interface itself.
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by:leblanc
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WE are all Cisco gear and yes there is QoS configured on it. What I don't understand is how you can set the bandwidth higher than your actual physical link.
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The tunnel bandwidth is not bound to the restrictions of a physical interface, as it acts as virtual interface. And your physical interface bandwidth certainly is at least 10Mbit/s (more probably 100Mbit/s). So, even if bandwidth limits are checked against the maximum possible bandwidth for the interface, it's never checked if the aggregated bandwidth of all tunnel interfaces exceeds that.

Of course it would be much more useful to have a setting of "use up to 50%" instead of a hard limit without relation to what is really avaiable.
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Can you post the tunnel interface config as well as the config for the physical interface that it traverses?  This will give us some insight into what the bandwidth command is doing.
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