I need to put up QOS prioritization for my traffic from my branch to my datacenter.
First, my site has a 1Meg connection up to my provider where we have a private network using EIGRP. My datacenter has a 70Meg connection which runs into this same L3 cloud. I have around 40 sites with a 1 Meg connection, all accessing servers at the datacenter.
All my servers are consolidated at my datacenter.
I need to prioritize data at the branch level using the below:
VOIP : 40Kbps
File sharing: 300Kbps
HTTP : 200Kbps
Mail server ( Destination IP=192.168.233.22): 100Kbps
So i will be applying this Policy outbound on my WAN interface.
Now lets say that i apply this in the outbound direction, then all traffic leaving my branch will be shaped. But what about the ingress traffic? the replies from the server will be bulky!
Its a symmetrical 1Meg line. I can safely assume that at any point in time, my egress will be greater than my ingress with respect with My wan interface at the branch.
So replies from my file server might consume up all bandwidth and then my voice quality will be deteriorated!
So should i be applying a QOS on the Branch WAN on the inbound direction???
PS:So in case you were wondering why i was not planning to apply a QOS rule on the WAN interface of my datacenter edge router, note that I dont have access it.This is under the administrative control of another company. They told me that they Guaranteed me 1Meg (up and down) over their 70 Meg line.