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Reporting: QoS Visibility/Counting activity

Apply some misc improvements to the QoS system regarding how to gauge the effectiveness of the rules that have been placed. Such as counters, statistics, and usages of the configuration.. Makes the solution more competitive, gives it more usefullness, and make it easier to use by our users.

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    Gert HansenGert Hansen shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Darin PerusichDarin Perusich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is something that I'd REALLY like to see implemented, as there is currently no visibility into traffic control/QoS whatsoever. While this might not matter much when throttling download bandwidth, having the ability to monitor/trend your bandwidth pools for real-time services like VoIP is crucial to ensure you're properly allocated the appropriate amount of bandwidth and are not bumping up against those limits. As more and more organization move to hosted phones systems having insight into this becomes a requirement.

        FWIW a good starting point is the polltc perl scripts. It polls the output of "tc" and stores the data in an RRD file and generates graphs based on the data, all tools which are immediately available under the UTM's hood.
        https://github.com/k0smik0/polltc

      • StephenStephen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just posted a similar request yesterday not knowing that this request has already been made. This is an important request, otherwise the QoS feature just seems tokenistic, and is very difficult to derive any real value from. Proper QoS has to be tuned, and without good visibility, it's not possible to tune it.

      • Simon ShawSimon Shaw commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Nobody else interested in this? At the moment it's almost impossible to tell if QoS is actually working/working correctly.

      • Simon ShawSimon Shaw commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please! At the moment it's hard to see if QoS is actually doing anything.
        Some reports, counters or even % non QoS vs % QoS traffic or similar?
        Perhaps tie in with the VoIP / SIP proxy too?

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