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pps-limit (Hierarchical Policer)


Hierarchy Level


Configure the maximum bandwidth in packets per second (pps) for premium or aggregate traffic in a hierarchical policer.

Hierarchical policing is a form of two-color policing that applies different policing actions based on whether the packets are classified for expedited forwarding (EF) or for a lower priority. You apply a hierarchical policer to ingress Layer 2 traffic to allow bursts of EF traffic for short periods and bursts of non-EF traffic for short periods, with EF traffic always taking precedence over non-EF traffic.


pps—Specify the number of packets per second either as a decimal number or as a decimal number followed by the abbreviation k (1000), or m (1000000).

  • Range: 2 through 24414062

  • Default: None

Required Privilege Level

firewall—To view this statement in the configuration.

firewall-control—To add this statement to the configuration.