Chapter 14. Branch Router QoS Design

This chapter discusses Branch QoS considerations and designs, including the following:

  • Unidirectional applications

  • Branch LAN edge ingress classification

  • Branch NBAR policies for worm identification and policing

Chapter 13, “WAN Aggregator QoS Design,” discussed the QoS design recommendations for WAN aggregators in detail. For the most part, theses designs also apply to branch routers located at the far end of the WAN links. However, at least three unique considerations must be made for branch router QoS design. This chapter examines in detail these considerations and their related designs.

The first consideration is that of unidirectional applications. Some applications, such as Streaming-Video (whether unicast ...

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