Cisco Switching/Routing :: Understanding Mls Qos Queue Set Output With 3750

Apr 16, 2012

I've been  working on breaking down and understanding the default auto qos  configuration on a Cisco 3750 in the hopes of putting together a QoS  strategy that will fit our environment.  I'm having some difficulty  understanding how the "mls qos queue-set output" syntax works.
 
From another post, at [URL], the author offers the following example and explanation;
 
mls qos queue-set output <1/2> threshold 2 400 400 100 400thresshold 1: 400%
thresshold 2: 400%
thresshold 3: 100% (implicit, not configurable)
reserved: 100%
max: 400%
 
However, I'm having trouble understanding what is meant.  Here, it looks like it's saying, for example;
 
mls qos queue-set output 1 threshold 2 400 400 100 400
 
How  come there is syntax stating "threshold 2" when in the succeeding part  the 400 refers to thresshold 1 and threshold 2 again?  The syntax 400 400 is, apparently, already referring to thresshold 1 and 2, no?

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Feb 16, 2012

When configuring QoS on 3750s/3560s, we're mapping packets to particular interface output queues with commands such as: [code] The command to see what's actually being enqueued, dropped, etc. is: [code]
    
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Apr 30, 2013

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[code].... 
 
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