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Cisco Frame Relay Solutions Guide by Jonathan Chin

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Chapter 17. Frame Relay Congestion Management

Part IV of this book focuses on the Congestion Management Quality of Service (QoS) features on Frame Relay networks. Congestion management is crucial in meeting service level agreements (SLAs) and ensuring that mission-critical traffic is prioritized and delivered with minimal delay. Congestion management involves the use of queues in the router to hold excess packets during congestion until the interface is free to transmit them. Presently, several different queuing algorithms are available. The proper use of queuing mechanisms can influence the order in which the packets waiting in the queues are serviced.

This chapter begins with an introduction to the major queuing mechanisms for Frame Relay currently ...

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