Default QoS DSCP policy table

Hi folks,

when you enable QoS on a switch, the switch applies a default DSCP policy table, which can be edited to special needs if necessary, but overall it should be fine.

Now, does the Sophos UTM also work that way?

Is it sufficient to just enable QoS status on the interface and the UTM would prioritize traffic according a default DSCP table,
or do I really need to specify my traffic selectors (based on DSCP values) in order to "make QoS work"



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[edited by: Albeck at 7:59 PM (GMT -8) on 14 Jan 2022]
  • don't know if UTM uses "QOS-Tables"...
    But after enabling QOS at the interface, the traffic works more "fair". Fewer dropouts and delays.
    ... and telephony thought S2S VPN works afterwards ... also while big downloads running.


    Dirk

    Sophos Solution Partner since 2003
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  • I believe in QoS you can make something like a table, but it seems more of a priority setting for all QoS enabled items in UTM, such as what's in the screenshot.  Something you'd have to manage basically.

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  • Here you can create a "traffic selector" that detects traffic depending on TOS/DSCP values.

    This traffic selection can be used within bandwidth pools or download throttling to prioritize traffic, as explained by Amodin.


    Dirk

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  • Hi folks, 

    thank you for your replies.

    However I think my question was not fully understood.
    Sure, it is possible to configure a DSCP policy table in the QoS settings and "clone it" like it is on a switch. On top of that there is far more possible than on a switch.

    But this was not the question. 
    It is more like "I don't want to configure it"...
    So how does the UTM act when only QoS is enabled but no bandwithpools and traffic selectors are configured?


    Is there like a default QoS / DSCP policy table that is getting used to prioritize traffic?
    Or when QoS is enabled but no traffic selectors etc. are configured, the UTM acts like QoS is disabled?

  • The UTM needs to know what to prioritize for QoS traffic.  If nothing is used, then nothing is QOS'd as far as it's concerned, as is my understanding of how it works.  It's not necessarily a smart appliance, it needs some input to work.

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  • As i said already ... after enabling QOS at the interface, the traffic works more "fair". Fewer dropouts and delays and blocking.
    ... without additional rules.


    Dirk

    Sophos Solution Partner since 2003
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  • Hi Dirk,
    I got your answere.

    For me this sounds more like "a feeling" you have.
    I hoped for actual documentation or proove.

    And the wording "more faire" would be based on (traffic) rules.
    And if so, I want to know theses default rules.

    (I am aware of those "basic rules" specified in the UTM help about upload optimizer et cetera. Let's pretend those checkboxes are not enabled)