OverviewTo prioritize traffic to a specific host or subnet user has to define the host or subnet as a network object then create a policy based on that network object under the applicable circuit (bridge) and virtual circuit. See attached snapshots for reference if needed.
Network Object Creation:
1. Go to Objects--> Network
2. name the network object (Server_XYZ) then
3. define the location of the server as either internal (on the LAN) or external (on the WAN)
4.Then below that under subnets please type the IP address of the server and it's mask length (/32 if just a single IP address). If it is a subnet, type in the subnet adderss and the mask of the subnet
5. Finally click on the "add new network object"
Creating a policy based on the Network Object (server):
1. Click on Optimizer--> under the appropriate circuit/virtual circuit click on the "Create New Policy" underlined in green.
2. Name the policy "server YZ"
3.type the VC policy number (note: the optimizer performs top to bottom per virtual circuit so the more specific the policy the higher it should be in the virtual circuit tree and thus the lower the VC policy number should be)
4. Define the schedule this policy will be active ie. always
5. Determine the action the policy takes ie. Optimize
6. check mark the "policy enabled" box
7. if desired configure the guaranteed bandwidth of the policy as either a percentage of the overall VC (virtual circuit) bandwidth or as Kbps (make sure to check-mark the box next to this configuration)
8. If desired configure the burst bandwidth of the policy as either a percentage of the overall VC (virtual circuit) bandwidth or as Kbps
9. Under filter rules: define the source and destination host(s) as one or all of your configured network objects and determine the direction of the filter. For example you can define the first host (source) as the LAN network object and the destination host as the newly created "server" network object.
10. Finally hit the button at the bottom of the page titled, Add New policy