We implemented VSphere replication between 2 sites and there is no throttling option. We want to use COS on our Cisco routers to prioritize traffic so that during replication periods, VSphere does not use all available bandwidth. We have Cisco Routers at each site with metro Ethernet with a 100 Mb connection. Our service provider says we can use weighted fair queuing and or IP Precedence to accomplish this but I am unfamiliar on the specific commands. Can you help provide the specific commands to accomplish this?
The port numbers for Vsphere replication:
Port 31031 for initial replication
Port 44046 for on-going replication
We already have a policy that is supposed to prioritize our VOIP traffic, which we want to maintain.
This is our current VOIP policy
class-map match-all Voice
match ip dscp ef
class-map match-all AvayaSignal
match ip dscp af41
priority percent 25
priority percent 1
bandwidth remaining percent 100