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Hierarchy Level


Configure the way preclassified packets are metered. In color-aware mode, the switch can assign a higher packet-loss priority, but cannot assign a lower packet loss priority (PLP). For example, suppose an upstream device assigns medium-high PLP to a packet because the packet exceeded its committed information rate (CIR). The switch cannot change the PLP to low even if the packet conforms to the configured CIR of the appropriate interface. On the other hand, if an upstream device assigns low PLP to a packet but the packet exceeds the CIR and committed burst size (CBS) of the switch interface, the switch can increase the PLP to medium-high.


If you omit the color-aware statement, the default behavior is color-aware mode.

Required Privilege Level

firewall—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 11.1.