Hi All. Quick question regarding traffic shaping priority. When default traffic shaping rules are enabled, do these rules apply first before a custom traffic shaping rule is created even as a high priority?
We would like to send all VoIP and Video Conferencing as EF but if default rules are being applied first, the Webex/Skype/Teams traffic may be sending AF41 instead.
By default, all traffic is marked as having a Normal priority level. Traffic shaping rules that are marked at the same priority level share the same fraction of their respective levels. For instance, if there are 5 traffic shaping rules marked as High priority on a 10Mbps pipe each rule would have access to ~1.1Mbps.
Each traffic rule supersedes each rule below it and the rules below it must strictly adhere to their fractional bandwidth limits. For instance, if there is a high traffic shaping rule but no low traffic shaping rules configured then the high priority traffic would have access to 5/7 of the available bandwidth on the uplink and normal traffic would have 2/7s. Additionally, if there are no high priority traffic shaping rules then normal priority traffic gets 6/7 of the bandwidth and low priority gets 1/7 of the uplink's bandwidth.
Basically what the text informs is that when I create a rule specifying the priority as High it will have a higher priority than the default rule, that is, what will come into effect is the DSCP configured in the rule marked as High and not what is defined by default, but that's ok, the important thing is that the doubt was clarified and everyone is so happy. 😀