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MS Storm Control Overview

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Storm control on MS series switches protects LAN connectivity in the event of a packet storm in a network.  All MS series switches include storm control mechanisms to ensure Meraki Cloud connectivity.

Enhanced Storm Control

Supported models: 

MS210, MS225, MS250, MS350, MS400 series switches

 

Enhanced Storm Control can be enabled to suppress Broadcast, Multicast and Unknown Unicast packets based on a percentage of traffic on a given interface. Suppression monitors the bandwidth of each individual switch port every 1 second.

 

To enable:

  1. Navigate to Switch > Monitor > Switch Settings.
  2. Under Storm Control, click Add a storm control rule.
    1. For Traffic Types, select Broadcast, Multicast, and/or Unknown Unicast.
    2. For % of available port bandwidth, choose a number from 1-100%. 
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  3. Enable Storm control on each individual port, either through the Switch > Switches page or  Switch > Switch ports page.
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