Integrating the HRR Scheduler and SAR Scheduler

The proper integration of the two schedulers is an important element of the router’s ATM QoS support. Three QoS port modes control integration of the two schedulers:

Improper configuration of the two schedulers might create an inefficient scenario in which extra latency is introduced, or might cause the scheduler to underuse the link.

To configure integration of the schedulers, use the qos-mode-port commands listed in Table 16.

Table 16: qos-mode-port Commands

Command

Backpressure

SAR Buffering

Scheduling

no qos-mode-port (default integrated mode)

VC and port

significant

SAR

qos-mode-port low-cdv

port

normal

SAR and HRR

qos-mode-port low-latency

port

minimal

HRR

qos-mode-port

port

minimal

HRR

Note: For ERX7xx models, ERX14xx models, and the ERX310 router, the qos-mode-port commands are valid only for the major interface on port 0.

To properly integrate the schedulers, make sure that the HRR and the SAR schedulers shape packets at the same rate. If the HRR scheduler sends packets at a higher rate than the SAR scheduler shapes them, the SAR scheduler can become congested and block the entire port.

To manage the integration of the HRR and the SAR schedulers:

  1. Specify the cell-based shaping mode.

    See Configuring the QoS Shaping Mode for ATM Interfaces.

  2. Configure low-CDV QoS port mode to ensure that the HRR and SAR schedulers are configured at the same rate.

    See Configuring Low-CDV Mode for Per-Port Queuing on ATM Interfaces.

  3. Configure the QoS application to control the SAR scheduler’s operation. In this mode you configure both schedulers using scheduler profiles and QoS profiles. The E Series router then ensures that VPs and VCs are shaped to the same rates in both schedulers.

    Note: You can also use the QoS cell mode application with QoS parameters to manage the integration of HRR and SAR schedulers.

    Specifying the QoS cell mode application with the qos-parameter-define command enables you to configure a port with either frame or cell shaping mode and then configure the port for low-CDV port mode.

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