QoS for streaming video (Netflix)

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What are some best practices for creating some QoS rules for streaming media, specifically Netflix?  We find that our users are killing areas of our network with high numbers of streaming clients (1.5tb over the last month just to Netflix).

I don't necessarily want to block Netflix outright, but I'd rather throttle it down to a manageable amount so its not bogging down the network.

I see that Netflix is a built in app, so what have some others in the community done to combat this issue?
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Kyle Freise

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Roberto Minotti, Employee

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Hi Kyle, look this video:

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Kyle Freise

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Thank you.  I currently have a Marker Map and Classifier Map configured, so all I'll need to do (if I wish) is modify the Rate Control on each individual User Profile correct?
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Have you verified that you are maxing out your WAN connection(s)? I agree that QoS is the way forward and needed if you can see that significant contention is occurring at that point.

A private, independent boarding school that I consult with's solution to NetFlix has been a 1 Gb/s dedicated leased line. Their reasoning is that it's heavily demanded out of hours, so facilitating that use case is the way forward rather than allowing contention to take place the point such that the quality of NetFlix streaming is low or unusable at peak times.