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How to create traffic shaping policy for user or group

Overview:

Here in this article we will discuss how to create traffic shaping policy for specific user or group.

Process:

First you need to create traffic shaping policy under system services >> traffic shaping

Name: Give any name

Policy Association: Users

Rule type:

Limit: It means user traffic will be limited, users cannot cross the mentioned bandwidth. When we select Limit option we will get only one tab as shown below

Limit Qos
Limit

Guarantee: If we select guarantee option, then users will get minimum guarantee bandwidth which is mentioned. If we select guarantee option, then we will get two tabs. One is to enter minimum bandwidth and other is to enter maximum bandwidth as shown below.

Guarantee QOS
Guarantee

Limit upload/download separately:

If we disable this option, both upload and download traffic will be counted as one and QOS will be applied on that.

If we enable this option, QOS will be applied on upload and download traffic separately. Suppose if download traffic crosses the limit, still you can upload traffic.

Priority:

You can select the priority of the traffic based on your business requirement.

Guarantee-Limit:

In the guarantee or limit tab, you can enter the required bandwidth limit. The important point here is, we need to mention the bandwidth in Bytes/second not bits per second.

Bandwidth Usage Type:

Individual: Allocated bandwidth is for the particular User/Rule/Web Category/Application only.

Shared: Allocated bandwidth is shared among all the Users/Rules/Web Categories/Applications who have been assigned this policy.

Here is the sample traffic shaping policy:

Sample QOS
Traffic shaping

Once you create this policy save it and attach it to the specific user or group as shown below.

Applying Traffic Shaping Policy For User:

Click on Authentication and users tab. Apply created QOS policy for the specific user as shown in below image.

User QOS
User QOS
User Qos rule

Applying Traffic Shaping Policy To Group:

Click on Authentication and Groups tab. Open the specific group and attach QOS policy to specific group as shown in below image.

Group QOS
Group QOS
Group QOS rule

Note: If a user with individual Traffic Shaping setting is belong to a group with a different Traffic Shaping settings then individual User setting will get precedence over Group settings

Hope this article helps you.