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DiffServ Compliant WRED

DiffServ Compliant WRED

Last Updated: November 23, 2012

DiffServ Compliant WRED extends the functionality of Weighted Random Early Detection to enable support for DiffServ and Assured Forwarding (AF) per hop behavior (PHB). This feature enables customers to implement AF PHB by coloring packets according to Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) values and then assigning preferential drop probabilities to those packets.


Note


This feature can be used with IP packets only. It is not intended for use with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-encapsulated packets.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest feature information and caveats, see the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the Feature Information Table at the end of this document.

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Information About DiffServ Compliant WRED

Differentiated Services for WRED

Differentiated Services is a multiple service model that can satisfy differing Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. With Differentiated Services, the network tries to deliver a particular kind of service based on the QoS specified by each packet. This specification can occur in different ways. The DiffServ Compliant WRED feature enables WRED to use either the 6-bit differentiated services code point (DSCP) or the IP Precedence setting in IP packets when it calculates the drop probability for a packet. The DSCP value is the first six bits of the IP type of service (ToS) byte.

Usage Guidelines for DiffServ Compliant WRED

To configure the DiffServ Compliant WRED feature, first specify the policy map, add the class, and configure the bandwidth or shape for the class. If you want WRED to use the DSCP value when it calculates the drop probability, use the dscp-based argument with the random-detect command to specify the DSCP value and then use the random-detect dscp command to modify the default minimum and maximum thresholds for the DSCP value. If you want WRED to use the IP Precedence value when it calculates the drop probability, use the precedence-based argument with the random-detect command to specify the IP Precedence value. This configuration can then be applied wherever policy maps are attached (for example, at the interface level, the per-VC level, or the shaper level).

Remember the following points when using the commands included with this feature:

  • If you use the dscp-based argument, WRED will use the DSCP value to calculate the drop probability.
  • If you use the precedence-based argument, WRED will use the IP Precedence value to calculate the drop probability.
  • The dscp-based and precedence-based arguments are mutually exclusive.
  • If you do not specify either argument, WRED will use the IP Precedence value to calculate the drop probability (the default method).

How to Configure DiffServ Compliant WRED

Configuring DiffServ Compliant WRED

This example configures DiffServ Compliant WRED to use the DSCP value to calculate the drop probability for a packet.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    interface type number [name-tag]

4.    class-map class-map-name

5.    match match-criterion

6.    policy-map policy-map-name

7.    class {class-name | class-default}

8.    bandwidth {kbps | remaining percentage | percent percentage}

9.    random-detect [dscp-based | precedence-based]

10.    random-detect dscp dscp-value min-threshold max-threshold [ mark-probability-denominator]

11.    exit

12.    exit

13.    interface type number [name-tag]

14.    service-policy output policy-map-name

15.    end

16.    show policy-map interface type number

17.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Device> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Device# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
interface type number [name-tag]


Example:

Device(config)# interface GigabitEthernet 0/0/0

 

Configures an interface type and enters interface configuration mode.

  • Enter the interface type and number.
 
Step 4
class-map class-map-name


Example:

Device(config-if)# class-map diffservclass

 

Specifies the name of the class map to be created and enters QoS class-map configuration mode.

 
Step 5
match match-criterion


Example:

Device(config-cmap)# match any

 

Configures the match criteria for a class map.

 
Step 6
policy-map policy-map-name


Example:

Device(config-cmap)# policy-map diffservpm

 

Creates or modifies a policy map that can be attached to one or more interfaces to specify a service policy, and enters QoS policy-map configuration mode.

 
Step 7
class {class-name | class-default}


Example:

Device(config-pmap)# class diffservclass

 

Specifies the name of the class whose policy you want to create or change or specifies the default class (commonly known as the class-default class) before you configure its policy.

  • Enters QoS policy-map class configuration mode.
 
Step 8
bandwidth {kbps | remaining percentage | percent percentage}

Example:

Device(config-pmap-c)# bandwidth percent 30

 

Specifies the bandwidth allocated for a class belonging to a policy map.

 
Step 9
random-detect [dscp-based | precedence-based]


Example:

Device(config-pmap-c)# random-detect dscp-based

 
Configures WRED for a class in a policy map.  
Step 10
random-detect dscp dscp-value min-threshold max-threshold [ mark-probability-denominator]


Example:

Device(config-pmap-c)# random-detect dscp af11 10000 30000 25

 

Changes the minimum and maximum packet thresholds for the differentiated services code point (DSCP) value.

 
Step 11
exit


Example:

Device(config-pmap-c)# exit

 

Exits QoS policy-map class configuration mode.

 
Step 12
exit


Example:

Device(config-pmap)# exit

 

Exits QoS policy-map configuration mode.

 
Step 13
interface type number [name-tag]


Example:

Device(config)# interface GigabitEthernet 0/0/0

 

Configures an interface type and enters interface configuration mode.

  • Enter the interface type and number.
 
Step 14
service-policy output policy-map-name


Example:

Device(config-if)# service-policy output policy1

 

Attaches a policy map to an output interface.

  • Enter the policy map name.
Note    Policy maps can be configured on ingress or egress routers. They can also be attached in the input or output direction of an interface. The direction (input or output) and the router (ingress or egress) to which the policy map should be attached varies according your network configuration. When using the service-policy command to attach the policy map to an interface, be sure to choose the router and the interface direction that are appropriate for your network configuration.
 
Step 15
end


Example:

Device(config-if)# end

 

Returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 16
show policy-map interface type number


Example:

Device# show policy-map interface GigabitEthernet 0/0/0

 

(Optional) Displays the traffic statistics of all classes that are configured for all service policies either on the specified interface or subinterface or on a specific PVC on the interface.

  • Enter the interface type and number.
 
Step 17
exit


Example:

Device# exit

 

(Optional) Exits privileged EXEC mode.

 

Configuration Examples for DiffServ Compliant WRED

Example: DiffServ compliant WRED

The following example enables WRED to use the DSCP value 8 for the class c1. The minimum threshold for the DSCP value 8 is 24 and the maximum threshold is 40. The last line attaches the traffic policy to the output interface or VC p1.

Device(config)# interface GigabitEthernet 0/0/0
Device(config-if)# class-map c1
Device(config-cmap)# match ip precedence 1
Device(config-cmap)# policy-map p1
Device(config-pmap)# class c1
Device(config-pmap-c)# bandwidth 48
Device(config-pmap-c)# random-detect dscp-based
Device(config-pmap-c)# random-detect dscp 8 24 40
Device(config-if)# service-policy output p1

Additional References

Related Documents

Related Topic Document Title

Cisco IOS commands

Cisco IOS Master Commands List, All Releases

QoS commands

Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Command Reference

MQC

QoS: Modular QoS: Command-Line Interface Configuration Guide

Standards and RFCs

Standard/RFC Title

RFC 2474

Definition of the Differentiated Services Field (DS Field) in the IPv4 and IPv6 Headers

RFC 2475

An Architecture for Differentiated Services Framework

RFC 2597

Assured Forwarding PHB

RFC 2598

An Expedited Forwarding PHB

MIBs

MIB MIBs Link

CISCO-CLASS-BASED-QOS-MIB

CISCO-CLASS-BASED-QOS-CAPABILITY-MIB

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco software releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

Technical Assistance

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Feature Information for DiffServ Compliant WRED

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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Table 1 Feature Information for DiffServ Compliant WRED

Feature Name
Releases Feature Information

DiffServ Compliant WRED

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.6S

DiffServ Compliant WRED extends the functionality of WRED to enable support for DiffServ and AF per-hop behavior.

In Cisco IOS XE Release 3.6S, support was added for the Cisco ASR 903 Router.

The following commands were introduced or modified: random-detect, random-detect dscp, random-detect precedence.

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