Traffic classes and software releases

The Classifier feature introduces:
  • A finer granularity than globally configured features for placing network traffic (IPv4 or IPv6) into classes that can be used in cross-feature software configurations

  • Additional policy actions, such as rate limiting and IP precedence marking, to manage selected traffic

  • The configuration of service policies for classified traffic with the following software features:
    • Quality of Service (QoS)

    • Traffic mirroring

    • Policy Based Routing (PBR)

  • The application of service policies to specific inbound traffic flows on individual port and VLAN interfaces (rather than only on switch-wide or port-wide traffic).