QoS on the switch

There are five key stages a packet passes through when traversing a switch: ingress, prioritization, destination determination, egress queuing, and transmission. The following table provides an overview of each stage, and lists the commands that can be used to configure QoS settings.

Switches with at least 52 ports will experience negative performance if a flood occurs where at least 42 ports are members of the same VLAN and all 52 ports have QoS rules applied to them.

The following diagram shows how different packets might traverse a switch. It also shows how QoS configuration settings apply at each stage.