I'm hopeful someone can kick-start my brain around traffic shaping and how I might practically apply it to my use case. For starters, I've perused the standard documentation as well as the Limiting Bandwidth with Traffic Shaping cookbook article as suggested in other posts. I've also taken a dive into some of the community posts to see if there's a similar situation. For the life of me, I can't seem to wrap my brain around the correct shaper settings, even to simply prove the concept.
To that end, I've attempted to prove the concept by creating a traffic shaper for the VLAN I'm currently on. I created a Traffic Shaper object that applies "high priority" and guarantees 2048Kbps with no maximum. I've turned on "per policy" in the CLI as suggested in the documentation, cookbook, and several community posts.
Then, I created a Traffic Shaping Policy with the following settings:
Source: My VLAN Object
Outgoing Interface: "Any"
Shared Shaper: using the shaper object created above
Reverse Shaper: using the shaper object created above
And here are the results...
Policy Disabled: speed tests at 50+ Mbps (expected result) to the Internet
Policy Enabled: speed tests at ~2Mbps (what the?) to the Internet
Any thoughts on what I might be missing and how to help enlighten me on some misconceptions/assumptions I may have drawn in the process of creating the above?
Thanks to all in advance!