Configuring Diffserv

Use this page to configure the administrative mode of Differentiated Services (DiffServ) support on the device and to view the current and maximum number of entries in each of the main DiffServ private MIB tables. DiffServ allows traffic to be classified into streams and given certain QoS (Quality of Service) treatment in accordance with defined per-hop behaviors.

Packets are classified and processed based on defined criteria. The classification criteria is defined by a class. The processing is defined by a policy's attributes. Policy attributes may be defined on a per-class instance basis, and it is these attributes that are applied when a match occurs. A policy can contain multiples classes. When the policy is active, the actions taken depend on which class matches the packet.