Rate Limit Commands
Congestion Control Commands
The switch can set the maximum upload or download data transfer rate for any
port. It can control traffic storms by setting a maximum threshold for broadcast
traffic or multicast traffic. It can also set bounding thresholds for broadcast and
multicast storms which can be used to automatically trigger rate limits or to shut
down a port.
Table 74: Congestion Control Commands
Automatic Traffic Control
Rate limit commands allow the network manager to control the maximum rate for
traffic transmitted or received on an interface. Rate limiting is configured on
interfaces at the edge of a network to limit traffic into or out of the network.
Packets that exceed the acceptable amount of traffic are dropped.
Rate limiting can be applied to individual ports or trunks. When an interface is
configured with this feature, the traffic rate will be monitored by the hardware to
verify conformity. Non-conforming traffic is dropped.
Table 75: Rate Limit Commands
Configures the maximum input or output rate for an
Sets the input and output rate limits for a port.
Sets the traffic storm threshold for each port.
Sets thresholds for broadcast and multicast storms which can be used
to trigger configured rate limits or to shut down a port.
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