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QoS Configuring and Monitoring

Effortlessly configure, monitor, and report on QoS

With diverse devices, applications and complex expanding networks, figuring out the right QoS policy to optimize performance has never been more critical.

Being able to monitor and make on-the-spot changes in a dynamic environment is non-negotiable.

QoS Shaping

Why is QoS Configuration and Monitoring Important

QoS Provides Security
QoS provides security

QoS can stop traffic that appears compromised, comes from a specific country, or fails to meet the policy standards. It can provide special prioritization markers in the IP header for encrypted traffic for further examination.

QoS Prevents Network Congestion
QoS Prevents Network Congestion

when a segment of the network is at risk of congestion, low-priority packets will be dropped to keep high-priority packets on track. This adjustment is called Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED).

QoS Reduces Latency
QoS reduces Latency

Without QoS, the device offers best-effort service for each packet. With QoS the highest-priority workloads get through when networks face limited capacity. The reduces latency on Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) packets like video conferencing, so that network congestion impacts other traffic first.

Improve network and application performance with LiveAction QoS Configuration & Monitoring

QoS Wizard Templates

Select one of several built in best-practice QoS Policy templates Built-in best practice policy templates allow users to leverage the QoS wizard and templates to apply policies across multiple devices

QoS Wizard Templates

User Friendly GUI

Graphical interface replaces command line with real-time graphs and an easy-to-understand policy viewer that allows for real-time tweaks to policies

User Friendly GUI

Synthetic Traffic Generation and Analysis

Leverage built-in IP SLA technology to graphically generate different types of traffic and measuring the impact of QoS policies

Synthetic Traffic Generation and Analysis

Detailed Reports

QoS policy reports provide greater detail of configuration settings, performance issues, drops and policy errors with 95th/99th percentile threshold.

Detailed Reports

DSCP Audit via NetFlow

Audit DSCP values to ensure the priority traffic is using the expected queues and lower priority data is treated properly.

DSCP Audit via NetFlow

Full Modular QoS Configuration

Support for FIFO, LLQ, CQ, WRED, CBWFQ and Priority Queue. Additionally, use hierarchical policy creation for advanced configurations.

Full Modular QoS Configuration

QoS Best Practices Tips

  • Provide at least 25% bandwidth for Best Effort traffic in the class default.
  • If multiple applications use PQ, use discrete priority queues for each application. ie. VOIP gets its own unique queue, video gets its own queue, etc.
  • Hierarchical traffic shaping should use a BC value of less than or equal to 1/100 of the CIR. This may be increased to 2/100 of CIR for immersive video over IP implementations. The BE value should always equal 0.
  • Overprovision video over IP queues by 20% to accommodate bursts.
Best Practice

QoS Monitoring Software that lets you see where congestion occurs with live and historic traffic pattern analysis

QoS Configuration and Monitoring Products

LiveAction Resources

LiveAction’s best-practice QoS Wizard helps automate your policy making process and seamlessly connects to tracking reporting, and graphic visualization of network traffic.