I have two servers on my 6509 Native-IOS switch that transfer a lot of data to each other, and when they do, it hampers performance on the users connected to one of the boxes.
Both are on 100Mb links. They are DEC Alpha boxes (not that is matters). Both servers are on the same VLAN. Both on the same IP network. No routing between them.
Since they don't go up to layer 3, am I correct that I can't implement any queueing or QoS mechanisms between those two boxes? Is there another way to do it?
Though I've never had to do it, I could implement rate-limiting at the switch level correct? However, doesn't that give a hard cut-off to the bandwidth to that switch port? Can I classify it at the IP level of those two servers?
What other options do I have? Thanks, Bob