To set up bandwidth control through PCRF, you must have bandwidth control rules configured
on the PCRF.
You can create a dynamic bandwidth controller so that PEM can
enforce the maximum bit rate configured on the PCRF. You must follow the steps exactly
as described here using the specified name for the bandwidth controller, and you must
create the associated categories.
On the Main tab, click
In the Name field, type the name
In the Maximum Rate field, type a number and select the
unit of measure to indicate the total throughput allowed for all the instances
created for this dynamic bandwidth control policy.
For example, use 4Gbps or a value that is
appropriate for your hardware platform.
The number must be in the range from 1Mbps to 320Gbps. You can set it to the
maximum throughput value for the hardware, or to 90% of that value if you want
to retain part of the system bandwidth for other uses.
From the Dynamic list, select
The screen displays additional settings.
In the Maximum Rate Per User field, type a number and
select the unit of measure.
For example, use 50Mbps.
The number must be in the range from 1Mbps to 2Gbps. However, the value you
use is just a place holder and is never used by the system. For this example,
the value is overridden by the PCRF.
Leave the IP Type of Service and Link
Quality of Service values set to Pass
Through, the default value.
In the Categories field, add eight categories of traffic
with the names cat1 through
In the Category Name field, type one of the
names cat1 through
In the Max Category Rate field, type
100 and select
Click Add to add the category to the
Repeat to add the remaining seven, to total eight categories.
If this is the first bandwidth control policy created on a BIG-IP device, the system also creates a default static bandwidth control
policy named default-bwc-policy to handle any traffic that is not
included in the policy you created. If you delete all bandwidth controllers, this policy
is also deleted.
For PEM to enforce bandwidth control, you need to create a listener with a Gx