Configuring traffic templates

In order to define mappings of 802.1p priorities to queues, traffic class groups (traffic groups) are defined as part of a traffic template. A traffic group consists of a set of 802.1p priorities that are mapped to the same egress queue. A traffic template consists of a set of traffic groups that cover all priorities 0- 7. The number of traffic groups allowed within a traffic template is equal to the number of queues configured on a platform, although a queue may have no priorities mapped to it.

For example, if you want to configure a switch with a priority to queue mapping that matches a connected networking device’s queue configuration, and the neighbor device has 3 queues configured, all priorities should be mapped to the 3 highest priority queues on the switch in a manner that matches the configuration of the neighbor device.

Once defined, the traffic template is then assigned in its entirety to all ports of the switch.

Two predefined traffic templates are provided that correspond to the IEEE 802.1p traffic group specification (default-tcgt) and the 802.1q update (dot1q.tcgt). These predefined templates may be applied as is, or they may be used as the basis for defining a custom template.