Example: Configuring Dropping Thresholds for RED

You can specify different dropping behavior for committed (green), conformed (yellow), and exceeded (red) packets by specifying a minimum queue threshold, maximum queue threshold, and maximum drop probability for each color of traffic.

By default, conformed threshold and exceeded threshold take the same values as the committed threshold. Therefore, if you specify only a committed threshold, conformed and exceeded traffic is treated like committed traffic. Similarly, if you specify a conformed threshold without an exceeded threshold, exceeded traffic is treated like committed traffic.

The following drop profiles result in identical behavior:

host1(config)#drop-profile colorblind1 host1(config-drop-profile)#committed-threshold percent 30 90 5 host1(config-drop-profile)#exit
host1(config)#drop-profile colorblind2 host1(config-drop-profile)#committed-threshold percent 30 90 5 host1(config-drop-profile)#conformed-threshold percent 30 90 5 host1(config-drop-profile)#exit
host1(config)#drop-profile colorblind3 host1(config-drop-profile)#committed-threshold percent 30 90 5 host1(config-drop-profile)#conformed-threshold percent 30 90 5 host1(config-drop-profile)#exceeded-threshold percent 30 90 5

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