WLAN-QoS Policy

This chapter summarizes the WLAN QoS policy in the CLI command structure. A WLAN QoS policy increases network efficiency by prioritizing data traffic. Prioritization reduces congestion. This is essential because of the lack of bandwidth for all users and applications. QoS helps ensure each WLAN on the wireless controller receives a fair share of the overall bandwidth, either equally or as per the proportion configured. Packets directed towards clients are classified into categories such as Video, Voice and Data. Packets within each category are processed based on the weights defined for each WLAN

Each WLAN QoS policy has a set of parameters which it groups into categories, such as management, voice and data. Packets within each category are processed based on the weights defined for each WLAN.

Use the (config) instance to configure WLAN QoS policy commands. To navigate to the WLAN QoS policy instance, use the following commands:

<DEVICE>(config)#wlan-qos-policy <POLICY-NAME>
nx9500-6C8809(config)#wlan-qos-policy test
WLAN QoS Mode commands:
  accelerated-multicast  Configure accelerated multicast streams address and
                         forwarding QoS classification
  classification         Select how traffic on this WLAN must be classified
                         (relative prioritization on the radio)
  multicast-mask         Egress multicast mask (frames that match bypass the
                         PSPqueue. This permits intercom mode operation
                         without delay even in the presence of PSP clients)
  no                     Negate a command or set its defaults
  qos                    Quality of service
  rate-limit             Configure traffic rate-limiting parameters on a
                         per-wlan/per-client basis
  svp-prioritization     Enable spectralink voice protocol support on this wlan
  voice-prioritization   Prioritize voice client over other client (for
                         non-WMM clients)
  wmm                    Configure 802.11e/Wireless MultiMedia parameters

  clrscr                 Clears the display screen
  commit                 Commit all changes made in this session
  do                     Run commands from Exec mode
  end                    End current mode and change to EXEC mode
  exit                   End current mode and down to previous mode
  help                   Description of the interactive help system
  revert                 Revert changes
  service                Service Commands
  show                   Show running system information
  write                  Write running configuration to memory or terminal