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Configuring QoS settings

To configure Quality of Service (QoS) on the MCU for audio and video, go to Network > QoS.

QoS is a term that refers to a network's ability to customize the treatment of specific classes of data. For example, QoS can be used to prioritize audio transmissions and video transmissions over HTTP traffic. These settings affect all audio and video packets to H.323 endpoints. All other packets are sent with a QoS of 0.

The MCU allows you to set a 6-bit value for Type of Service ( IPv4) or Traffic Class ( IPv6), which can be interpreted by networks as either Type of Service (ToS) or Differentiated Services (DiffServ). Note that in terms of functionality, IPv6 QoS is identical to IPv4 QoS.


Note: Do not alter the QoS settings unless you need to do so.


To configure the QoS settings you need to enter a 6-bit binary value.

Further information about QoS, including values for ToS and DiffServ, can be found in the following RFCs, available on the Internet Engineering Task Force web site www.ietf.org:

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About QoS configuration settings

The tables below describe the settings on the Network > QoS page.

Click Update QoS settings after making any changes.

Field Field description Usage tips
IPv4 configuration
Audio

Six bit binary field for prioritizing audio data packets on the network.

Do not alter this setting unless you need to.

Video

Six bit binary field for prioritizing video data packets on the network.

Do not alter this setting unless you need to.

IPv6 configuration
Audio

Six bit binary field for prioritizing audio data packets on the network.

Do not alter this setting unless you need to.

Video

Six bit binary field for prioritizing video data packets on the network.

Do not alter this setting unless you need to.

ToS configuration

ToS configuration represents a tradeoff between the abstract parameters of precedence, delay, throughput, and reliability.

ToS uses six out of a possible eight bits. The MCU allows you to set bits 0 to 5, and will place zeros for bits 6 and 7.

You need to create a balance by assigning priority to audio and video packets whilst not causing undue delay to other packets on the network. For example, do not set every value to 1.

DiffServ configuration

DiffServ uses six out of a possible eight bits to set a codepoint. (There are 64 possible codepoints.) The MCU allows you to set bits 0 to 5, and will place zeros for bits 6 and 7. The codepoint is interpreted by DiffServ nodes to determine how the packet is treated.

Default settings

The default settings for QoS are:

To return the settings to the default settings, click Reset to default.

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