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QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Table Of Contents

QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Finding Feature Information

Contents

Prerequisites for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Restrictions for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Information About QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

MQC Structure

Elements of a Traffic Class

Elements of a Traffic Policy

How to Configure QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Enabling a Service Policy in ATM PVP Mode

Restrictions

Enabling Traffic Shaping in ATM PVP Mode

Restrictions

Enabling Matching of ATM VCIs

Restrictions

Configuration Examples for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Enabling Traffic Shaping in ATM PVP Mode: Example

Additional References

Related Documents

Standards

MIBs

RFCs

Technical Assistance

Feature Information for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs


QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs


First Published: February 27, 2009
Last Updated: November 20, 2009

This document explains how to configure Quality of Service (QoS) Policy Support for Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (L2VPN) ATM permanent virtual paths (PVPs). That is, it explains how to configure QoS policies in ATM PVP mode for L2VPNs.

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 for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs" section.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco IOS and Catalyst OS software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Contents

Prerequisites for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Restrictions for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Information About QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

How to Configure QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Configuration Examples for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Additional References

Feature Information for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Prerequisites for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Before configuring QoS policies on L2VPN ATM PVPs, you should understand the concepts and configuration instructions in the following document:

Any Transport over MPLS

Restrictions for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

The following restrictions apply to the QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs feature:

The Cisco 7600 series router does not support any queueing features in ATM PVP mode.

When you enable a policy in PVP mode, do not configure ATM rates on the VCs that are part of the PVP. The VCs should be unspecified bit rate (UBR) VCs only.

If VCs are part of a PVP that has a policy configured, you cannot configure ATM VC traffic shaping.

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE does not support cell-based ATM shaping per PVP.

You cannot configure a queueing policy on an ATM PVP with UBR.

You cannot configure queueing-based policies with UBR traffic shaping.

Information About QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Before configuring the QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs feature, you should understand the following concepts:

MQC Structure

Elements of a Traffic Class

Elements of a Traffic Policy

MQC Structure

The modular QoS command-line interface (CLI) (MQC) structure allows you to define a traffic class, create a traffic policy, and attach the traffic policy to an interface.

The MQC structure is the result of the following these three high-level steps.

1. Define a traffic class by using the class-map command. A traffic class is used to classify traffic.

2. Create a traffic policy by using the policy-map command. (The terms traffic policy and policy map are often synonymous.) A traffic policy (policy map) contains a traffic class and one or more QoS features that will be applied to the traffic class. The QoS features in the traffic policy determine how to treat the classified traffic.

3. Attach the traffic policy (policy map) to the interface by using the service-policy command.

Elements of a Traffic Class

A traffic class contains three major elements: a traffic class name, a series of match commands, and, if more than one match command is used in the traffic class, instructions on how to evaluate these match commands.

The match commands are used for classifying packets. Packets are checked to determine whether they meet the criteria specified in the match commands; if a packet meets the specified criteria, that packet is considered a member of the class. Packets that fail to meet the matching criteria are classified as members of the default traffic class.

Elements of a Traffic Policy

A traffic policy contains three elements: a traffic policy name, a traffic class (specified with the class command), and the command used to enable the QoS feature.

The traffic policy (policy map) applies the enabled QoS feature to the traffic class once you attach the policy map to the interface (by using the service-policy command).


Note A packet can match only one traffic class within a traffic policy. If a packet matches more than one traffic class in the traffic policy, the first traffic class defined in the policy will be used.


How to Configure QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

The following sections explain how to configure QoS operations in ATM PVP mode:

Enabling a Service Policy in ATM PVP Mode (required)

Enabling Traffic Shaping in ATM PVP Mode (required)

Enabling Matching of ATM VCIs (required)

Enabling a Service Policy in ATM PVP Mode

You can enable a service policy in ATM PVP mode. You can also enable a service policy on PVP on a multipoint subinterface.

Restrictions

The Cisco 7600 series router does not support a service policy that uses the match atm-vci command in the egress direction.

The show policy-map interface command does not display service policy information for ATM interfaces.

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE does not support cell-based ATM shaping per PVP.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. interface atm slot/port

4. atm pvp vpi l2transport

5. service-policy [input | output] policy-map-name

6. xconnect peer-router-id vcid encapsulation mpls

7. end

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable

Example:

Router> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2 

configure terminal

Example:

Router# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3 

interface atm slot/port

Example:

Router(config)# interface atm 1/0

Defines the interface and enters interface configuration mode.

Step 4 

atm pvp vpi l2transport

Example:

Router(config-if)# atm pvp 1 l2transport

Specifies that the PVP is dedicated to transporting ATM cells and enters l2transport PVP configuration mode.

The l2transport keyword indicates that the PVP is for cell relay. This mode is for Layer 2 transport only; it is not for regular PVPs.

Step 5 

service-policy [input | output] policy-map-name

Example:

Router(config-if-atm-l2trans-pvp)# service policy input pol1

Enables a service policy on the specified PVP.

Step 6 

xconnect peer-router-id vcid encapsulation mpls

Example:

Router(config-if-atm-l2trans-pvp)# xconnect 10.0.0.1 123 encapsulation mpls

Binds the attachment circuit to a pseudowire VC.

The syntax for this command is the same as for all other Layer 2 transports.

Step 7 

end

Example:

Router(config-if-atm-l2trans-pvp)# end

Exits l2transport PVP configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Enabling Traffic Shaping in ATM PVP Mode

Traffic shaping commands are supported in ATM PVP mode. For egress VP shaping, one configuration command is supported for each ATM service category. The supported service categories are constant bit rate (CBR), UBR, variable bit rate-nonreal time (VBR-NRT), and variable bit rate real-time (VBR-RT).

Restrictions

The Cisco 7600 series router does not support traffic shaping.

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE does not support cell-based ATM shaping per PVP.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. interface atm slot/port

4. atm pvp vpi l2transport

5. ubr pcr
or
cbr pcr
or
vbr-nrt pcr scr mbs
or
vbr-rt pcr scr mbs

6. xconnect peer-router-id vcid encapsulation mpls

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable

Example:

Router> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2 

configure terminal

Example:

Router# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3 

interface atm slot/port

Example:

Router(config)# interface atm 1/0

Defines the interface and enters interface configuration mode.

Step 4 

atm pvp vpi l2transport

Example:

Router(config-if)# atm pvp 1 l2transport

Specifies that the PVP is dedicated to transporting ATM cells, and enters l2transport PVP configuration mode.

The l2transport keyword indicates that the PVP is for cell relay. This mode is for Layer 2 transport only; it is not for regular PVPs.

Step 5 

ubr pcr

or

cbr pcr

or

vbr-nrt pcr scr mbs

or

vbr-rt pcr scr mbs

Example:

Router(config-if-atm-l2trans-pvp)# cbr 1000

or

cbr 56

or

vbr-nrt 11760 11760 1

or

vbr-rt 640 320 80

Enables traffic shaping in ATM PVP mode.

pcr = peak cell rate

scr = sustain cell rate

mbs = maximum burst size

Step 6 

xconnect peer-router-id vcid encapsulation mpls

Example:

Router(config-if-atm-l2trans-pvp)# xconnect 10.0.0.1 123 encapsulation mpls

Binds the attachment circuit to a pseudowire VC.

The syntax for this command is the same as for all other Layer 2 transports.

Enabling Matching of ATM VCIs

You can enable packet matching on an ATM VCI or range of VCIs using the match atm-vci command in class map configuration mode.

Restrictions

When you configure the match atm-vci command in class map configuration mode, you can add this class map to a policy map that can be attached only to an ATM VP.

On the Cisco 7600 series router, the match atm-vci command is supported only in the ingress direction on an ATM VP.

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE does not support cell-based ATM shaping per PVP.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. class-map class-map-name [match-all | match-any]

4. match atm-vci vc-id [-vc-id]

5. end

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable

Example:

Router> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2 

configure terminal

Example:

Router# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3 

class-map class-map-name [match-all | match-any]

Example:

Router(config)# class-map class1

Creates a class map to be used for matching traffic to a specified class, and enters class map configuration mode.

Step 4 

match atm-vci vc-id [- vc-id]

Example:

Router(config-cmap)# match atm-vci 50

Enables packet matching on an ATM VCI or range of VCIs.

The range is 32 to 65535.

Note You can use the match not command to match any VC except those you specify in the command.

Step 5 

end

Example:

Router(config-cmap)# end

(Optional) Returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Configuration Examples for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

The following section shows an example of the QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs feature:

Enabling Traffic Shaping in ATM PVP Mode: Example

Enabling Traffic Shaping in ATM PVP Mode: Example

The following example enables traffic shaping in ATM PMP mode.

interface atm 1/0
 atm pvp 100 l2transport
  ubr 1000
  xconnect 10.11.11.11 777 encapsulation mpls
 atm pvp 101 l2transport
  cbr 1000
  xconnect 10.11.11.11 888 encapsulation mpls
 atm pvp 102 l2transport
  vbr-nrt 1200 800 128
  xconnect 10.11.11.11 999 encapsulation mpls

Additional References

The following sections provide references related to the QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs feature.

Related Documents

Related Topic
Document Title

Cisco IOS commands

Cisco IOS Master Commands List, All Releases

MPLS commands

Cisco IOS Multiprotocol Label Switching Command Reference

Any Transport over MPLS

Any Transport over MPLS


Standards

Standard
Title

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MIBs

MIB
MIBs Link

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


RFCs

RFC
Title

None


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Feature Information for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

Table 1 lists the release history for this feature.

Not all commands may be available in your Cisco IOS software release. For release information about a specific command, see the command reference documentation.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and software image support. Cisco Feature Navigator enables you to determine which Cisco IOS and Catalyst OS software images support a specific software release, feature set, or platform. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.


Note Table 1 lists only the Cisco IOS software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given Cisco IOS software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that Cisco IOS software release train also support that feature.


Table 1 Feature Information for QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs 

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

QoS Policy Support for L2VPN ATM PVPs

12.2(33)SRE

This feature enables you to configure QoS policies in ATM PVP mode for L2VPNs.

The following commands were introduced or modified by this feature: cbr, match atm-vci, service-policy, ubr, vbr-nrt, vbr-rt.