RSVP Local Policy Support
RSVP Local Policy Support
Last Updated: July 24, 2012
This document describes the Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) Local Policy Support feature in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(13)T. It identifies the supported platforms, provides configuration examples, and lists related Cisco IOS command line interface (CLI) commands.
This document includes the following sections:
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Network administrators need the ability to control the resources that RSVP reservations are allowed to use. For example, they may want to restrict RSVP reservations to certain subnets or from specific network servers.
The RSVP Local Policy Support feature allows network administrators to create default and access control list (ACL)-based policies. These policies, in turn, control how RSVP filters its signalling messages to allow or deny quality of service (QoS), as shown in the figure below, to networking applications based on the IP addresses of the requesting hosts.
Benefits of RSVP Local Policy Support
RSVP Reservation Control
Network administrators can restrict the source of RSVP reservations to specific endpoints.
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RSVP must be configured on two or more routers or on one router and one host within the network before you can use the RSVP Local Policy Support feature.
Creating an RSVP Local Policy
To create an RSVP local policy, use the following command beginning in global configuration mode:
Specifying Command Line Interface Submodes
To specify CLI submodes, use the following command beginning in local policy mode:
See the ip rsvp policy local command in the Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Command Reference for more detailed information on submodes.
Verifying RSVP Local Policy Configuration
1. Enter the show ip rsvp policycommand to display policy-related information including local and default policies configured, Common Open Policy Service (COPS) servers configured, and the preemption parameter configured--enabled or disabled.
2. Enter the show ip rsvp policy local detail command to display information about the (selected) local policies currently configured.
Monitoring and Maintaining RSVP Local Policy Support
To monitor and maintain the RSVP Local Policy Support feature, use the following commands in EXEC mode:
Example RSVP Local Policy Support
In the following example, any RSVP nodes in the 192.168.101.0 subnet can initiate or respond to reservation requests, but all other nodes can respond only to reservation requests. This means that any 192.168.101.x node can send and receive Path, PathError, Resv, or ResvError messages. All other nodes can send only Resv or ResvError messages.
In the following example, ACL 104 is configured for a local policy:
Router# configure terminal Router(config)# access-list 104 permit ip 192.168.101.0 0.0.0.255 any Router(config)# ip rsvp policy local acl 104 Router(config-rsvp-policy-local)# forward all Router(config-rsvp-policy-local)# end
In the following example, a default local policy is configured:
Router(config)# ip rsvp policy local default Router(config-rsvp-policy-local)# forward resv Router(config-rsvp-policy-local)# forward resverror Router(config-rsvp-policy-local)# end
access control list-- See ACL.
ACL-- access control list. An ACL consists of individual filtering rules grouped together in a single list. It is generally used to provide security filtering, though it may be used to provide a generic packet classification facility.
flow --A stream of data traveling between two endpoints across a network (for example, from one LAN station to another). Multiple flows can be transmitted on a single circuit.
latency --The delay between the time a device receives a packet and the time that packet is forwarded out the destination port.
packet --A logical grouping of information that includes a header containing control information and (usually) user data. Packets most often refer to network layer units of data.
policy --Any defined rule that determines the use of resources within the network. A policy can be based on a user, a device, a subnetwork, a network, or an application.
port scanning --The act of systematically checking a computer's ports to find an access point.
Resource Reservation Protocol --See RSVP.
RSVP --Resource Reservation Protocol. A protocol for reserving network resources to provide quality of service guarantees to application flows.
router --A network layer device that uses one or more metrics to determine the optimal path along which network traffic should be forwarded. Routers forward packets from one network to another based on network layer information.
tunnel --A secure communications path between two peers, such as routers.
Voice over IP --See VoIP.
VoIP --Voice over IP. The ability to carry normal telephony-style voice over an IP-based Internet maintaining telephone-like functionality, reliability, and voice quality.
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