Chapter 2. QoS Design Overview

This chapter provides an overview of the QoS design and deployment process. This process requires business-level objectives of the QoS implementation to be defined clearly and for the service-level requirements of applications to be assigned preferential or deferential treatment so that they can be analyzed.

These enterprise applications with unique QoS requirements are discussed in this chapter:

  • Voice

  • Call-Signaling

  • Interactive-Video

  • Streaming-Video

  • Best-Effort Data

  • Bulk Data

  • Transactional Data

  • Mission-Critical Data

  • IP Routing traffic

  • Network-Management traffic

  • Scavenger traffic

Additionally, key QoS design and deployment best practices that can simplify and expedite QoS implementations are presented, including these:

  • Classification ...

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