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Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (VCS)

VCS Bandwidth Control with Links and Pipes

Document ID: 118870

Updated: Mar 31, 2015

Contributed by Cisco TAC Engineers.

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Introduction

This document describes how to use links and pipes in order to control bandwidth on the Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (VCS).

Control Bandwidth with Links and Pipes

Links are used on a VCS in order to create routing connections between one subzone and another subzone or zone. Each end of the link is known as a node. Pipes are applied to links in order to limit the bandwidth that is available between the two nodes.

All links and pipes allow two-way traffic. For example, if you have a link that is configured with the first node as the HQ Subzone and the second node as the Branch Subzone, traffic can flow from the HQ Subzone to the Branch Subzone as well as from the Branch Subzone to the HQ Subzone. Any pipes that are applied to this link affect the bandwidth in both directions.

Navigate to VCS configuration > Bandwidth > Links in order to view a list of all links that are configured on the VCS, to include any pipes that might be applied to each link. You can create new links and edit current links from this page as well.

Navigate to VCS configuration > Bandwidth > Pipes in order to view a list of all pipes that are configured on the VCS. You can create new pipes and edit current pipes from this page as well.

Tip: For additional information about how to use and configure subzones, zones, links, and pipes, refer to the Bandwidth Control section of the appropriate Cisco VCS Administrator Guide.

Updated: Mar 31, 2015
Document ID: 118870