Egress queue shaping

Egress queue shaping limits the amount of traffic transmitted per strict output queue. The buffer associated with each egress queue stores excess traffic to absorb bursts and smooths the output rate. For example, an administrator might limit strict-priority queue traffic to prevent low-priority queue starvation in the event that a device inappropriately sends too many higher-priority packets.

Egress queue shaping can be configured on an Ethernet port or on a link aggregation group (LAG). To configure egress queue shaping, define a schedule profile with the strict priority algorithm assigned to each queue.