QOS to a specific webpage/service for admin staff

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QOS to a specific webpage/service for admin staff

L1 Bithead



I awhile back asked the company that initially setup and installed my palo alto to set up a rule so that my admin staff will not have issues reaching a specific website. but i dont think they did it properly.


As a school of about a thousand users balancing the admin staff'ss needs vs the teaching staff's vs the pupils can be quite tricky.


Basically what I want to is have, admin/finance staff accessing our management system wich is cloud/web based, not be affected when the rest of the school now believes is a good time for everyone to be on youtube. I have sadly lost the "not everyone needs Youtube all the time" Fight.


All my admin/finance staff are on a different Vlan from the rest of the school.

I know the IP or web address of the service they need access to.


I think i just need a sample rule of how to give them priority acccess so that i can create one or Double check the one that was made for me.


Can point me at a good how-to? While I read up on this.


Thank you

(Trying to make sense of things one problem at a time)

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


I would personally take a two pronged approach to this.

  1. Limit online Video to a certain bandwidth using QoS
  2. Create a Qos Policy for the users that need the access

So QoS doesnt really take affect until the resources are constrained. However it also depends on where the bottleneck is, if its at the PAN edge then the QoS will work, if not then it might not help at all.

Getting started with QoS


Using QoS for streaming media:



For the users that need access, you can specifiy them by Source Zone and User-id, I prefer to use AD groups.



Hope that helps.

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