Mesh QoS (Quality of Service) provides a data traffic prioritization scheme. QoS reduces congestion from excessive traffic. If there is enough bandwidth for all users and applications (unlikely because excessive bandwidth comes at a very high cost), then applying QoS has very little value. QoS provides policy enforcement for mission-critical applications and/or users that have critical bandwidth requirements when bandwidth is shared by different users and applications.

Mesh QoS helps ensure each mesh point on the mesh network 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 mesh point.

To create a meshpoint, see meshpoint-config-instance.

A meshpoint QoS policy is created from the (config) instance. To create a meshpoint QoS policy use the following command:

<DEVICE>(config)#meshpoint-qos-policy <POLICY-NAME>
nx9500-6C8809(config)#meshpoint-qos-policy test
Mesh Point QoS Mode commands:
  accelerated-multicast  Configure accelerated multicast streams address and
                         forwarding QoS classification
  no                     Negate a command or set its defaults
  rate-limit             Configure traffic rate-limiting parameters on a
                         per-meshpoint/per-neighbor basis

  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


The following table summarizes the mespoint-qos-policy configuration commands.

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Meshpoint-QoS-Policy Config Mode Commands



accelerated-multicast (meshpoint-qos-policy) Configures accelerated multicast parameters
rate-limit (meshpoint-qos-policy) Configures the rate limits for this QoS policy
no (meshpoint-qos-policy) Negates a command or reverts settings to their default