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QOS Rate Limiting on Virtual Machine

Hi All,

I have a Cisco WS-C6509-E and I need to rate limit a Mcafee Anti-virus server from pushing out too many updates. This server is a VM that is connected to the 6500 via port-channel so the standard rate limiting of one port I cant do.

Does anyone have any ideas how else I can rate limit the server.

Thanks,

Dan

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Have you considered utilizing a Nexus 1000V as your virtual switch?  It provides granular QoS capabilities at the VM level.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps9441/ps9902/qa_c67-556624.html

With that being said, you can also apply a policing policy to the ingress interface of your VM host. See the following link for full details:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801c8c4b.shtml

The basic concept is that you create an ACL to match your AV server's update traffic, create a class map that uses the ACL as its match criteria, create a service policy that polices that class, and finally apply it to the ingress interface.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Matt

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