I have two NET APP Controllers in two different Data Centers. The Data Centers are connected with a 1 Gig Layer 2 connection. Both NET App controllers are IPed within the same broadcast domain. The communication traffic over this 1 Gig connection is mostly sync traffic between the two NET App's. During busy periods the sync traffic can take up 95+% of the link. Is it possible to rate limit or shape this communication traffic to 80% of the 1 gig link?
If I remember correctly, you can throttle the Netapp's snapmirror/snapvault traffic from Netapp's System Manager.
Simplest solution is to attach a policer to the access ports:
! policy-map ingress-limit class class-default police 800M 1000000 exceed-action drop ! ! interface gigabitEthernet0/1 description port connected to NetApp service-policy input ingress-limit !
Or, else, you should deploy something more sophisticated and QoS mark your packet at the ingress on access ports and shape them with WRR at the egress on uplink ones. In that way you would throttle NetApp's up to 80% only when congestion occurs.
! mls qos ! class-map match-any bulk-data match input-interface gigabitEthernet0/1 ! ! policy-map classifier class bulk-data set dscp AF11 class class-default set dscp AF31 ! interface range gigabitEthernet 0/1 - 22 service-policy input classifier srr-queue bandwidth shape 0 0 0 0 ! interface range gigabitEthernet 0/23 - 24 description uplink ports srr-queue bandwidth shape 0 0 0 0 srr-queue bandwidth share 1 80 20 1 !