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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109750661, Entry date: 11/07/2018
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Traffic Shaper

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To prevent peak loads and data loss, the Traffic Shaper is a helpful tool. Through the Traffic Shaper, data packets originating from a network card can be limited according to predetermined maximum values

Description
In networks, unpredictable load peaks can occur. As a result, data packets can be discarded. Therefore, data packets that are necessary for an application might not arrive at the destination, for example.To prevent peak loads, the Traffic Shaper is a helpful tool. Through the Traffic Shaper, data packets originating from a network card can be limited according to predetermined maximum values. If the network load is above the specified maximum value, the network load is distributed so that the data packets are sent only in phases of lower network utilization.

Benefits
The Traffic Shaper offers the following advantages:

  • With correct planning, no data packages can be lost.. 
  • A high priority data flow cannot be disturbed by a lower priority data flow.

Application example
This application example shows you how to use the Traffic Shaper.
To demonstrate the functionality, a SIMATIC MICROBOX PC and a PG/PC are used. These two devices communicate with each other. The data originating from the MICROBOX PC with the PG/PC as destination is generated by a load generator. In this application example, the tool "JPerf" is used. In parallel, a camera permanently transmits a live video stream to the PG/PC. The PG/PC displays the video stream in a picture playback application. The Traffic Shaper is used so that the live video playback is not disturbed by the communication between MICROBOX PC and PG/PC.
The Traffic Shaper is installed on the MICROBOX PC and controls the interface to the network. This interface routes traffic to the network.



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Note
You can use the Traffic Shaper only with a SIEMENS IPC.

Download
Here you find the document an the Traffic Shaper:
  Documentation (1,9 MB)

Before downloading the Traffic Shaper setup, please read the "Readme"
 Registrierung notwendig  ReadMe.zip (218,8 KB)

Traffic Shaper Setup
 Registrierung notwendig  109750661_TrafficShaper.zip (107,9 MB) 
SHA256 Checksum: a6ca6c223718337287f856ad38c28239f66d2247c65e0c283bd36d7ce00ca378





 


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