The IEEE 802.17 Working Group has taken another step forward in providing standards to Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) architectures by approving draft 2.4 of the RPR standard. Some companies have already had their RPR equipments for good market perspectives before the final standardization of RPR specifications. These equipments can supply services such as Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Transparent LAN Service (TLS), Ethernet Line Aggregation (ELA) and so on. Quality of Service (QoS) is an important part implemented in these equipments. Only when there is promise of QoS for RPR equipment, can commercial clients put their key applications to its network. Both the edge and the ring of RPR equipment need take QoS into effect to get QoS guarantees. This paper mainly deals with edge QoS study of RPR equipment. Policing, classification, shaping, and scheduling that are used for edge QoS process are introduced in the paper. And a QoS process method for traffic across rings is discussed at the same time.
Resilient Packet Ring is a new technology being standardized by IEEE 802.17 working group. This paper describes the ways to accomplish uniform traffic handling and spatial traffic handling by comparison. Since uniform shaping cannot avoid head of line blocking or decrease the jitter of bandwidth utilization on multiple chock point ringlet, this paper proposes a solution for shaping of spatial traffic handling. Virtual destination queues are introduced to the shaper to avoid HOL, and a special kind of dynamic priority is added to the scheduler to optimize bandwidth utilization. A simulation model is set up to exam the performance of VDQ aware shaper, which is the first phase to accomplish spatial shaping.