How to configure WMM Traffic Shaping Policy for WMM clients?

Aruba Controller running 6.3.x.x and above.

Wi-Fi uses a shared medium and is used by many different client types and applications. So, fair access to send data becomes critically important, especially during times of high contention amongst multiple clients. First, it is important that all clients receive access to that medium when they have data to transmit and at the same time we need to make sure that the media traffic is prioritized to avoid media loss.
Quality of service (QoS) is a set of packet markings and queuing mechanisms that prioritize classes of traffic through the network. It is a system for marking traffic as higher priority and adjusting the packet timers to allow delay-sensitive data to have precedence on the air. Streams that are commonly designated for special treatment include voice and video streams, where bandwidth, packet loss, jitter, and latency must all be controlled.

WMM Traffic Shaping Policy profile has to be configured and mapped to the VirtualAP profile.
Please find the below CLI commands to configure WMM Traffic Management Policy:
(Aruba7210) #configure terminal
Enter Configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z

1.) Enable bandwidth shaping policy:
(Aruba7210) (config) #wlan wmm-traffic-management-profile default
(Aruba7210) (WMM Traffic management profile "default") #enable-shaping

2.)Configure the percentage for specified categories:
(Aruba7210) (WMM Traffic management profile "default") #background 5
(Aruba7210) (WMM Traffic management profile "default") #best-effort 10
(Aruba7210) (WMM Traffic management profile "default") #best-effort 5
(Aruba7210) (WMM Traffic management profile "default") #video 20
(Aruba7210) (WMM Traffic management profile "default") #voice 30
(Aruba7210) (WMM Traffic management profile "default") #!

3.) Map the configured WMM Traffic Shaping Policy to VAP:
(Aruba7210) (config) #wlan virtual-ap default
(Aruba7210) (Virtual AP profile "default") #wmm-traffic-management-profile default
(Aruba7210) (Virtual AP profile "default") #!
(Aruba7210) (config) #
Please find the steps to configure WMM Traffic Shaping Policy via GUI:
1.) Login to controller GUI and Navigate to Configuration > Advanced Services > All Profiles.
2.) Click on QoS  and navigate to WMM Traffic Management> Create new profile as below.


Please find the below information configured with the sample values:
(Aruba7210) #
(Aruba7210) #show wlan wmm-traffic-management-profile default

WMM Traffic management profile "default"
Parameter              Value
---------              -----
Enable Shaping Policy  true
Voice Share            30 %
Video Share            20 %
Best-effort Share      5 %
Background Share       5 %

(Aruba7210) #show wlan virtual-ap default

Virtual AP profile "default"
Parameter                                       Value
---------                                       -----
AAA Profile                                     default
802.11K Profile                                 default
Hotspot 2.0 Profile                             N/A
SSID Profile                                    default
Virtual AP enable                               Enabled
VLAN                                            N/A
Forward mode                                    tunnel
Allowed band                                    all
Band Steering                                   Disabled
Steering Mode                                   prefer-5ghz
Dynamic Multicast Optimization (DMO)            Enabled
Dynamic Multicast Optimization (DMO) Threshold  13
Drop Broadcast and Unknown Multicast            Disabled
Convert Broadcast ARP requests to unicast       Enabled
Authentication Failure Blacklist Time           3600 sec
Blacklist Time                                  3600 sec
Deny inter user traffic                         Disabled
Deny time range                                 N/A
DoS Prevention                                  Disabled
HA Discovery on-association                     Enabled
Mobile IP                                       Enabled
Preserve Client VLAN                            Disabled
Remote-AP Operation                             standard
Station Blacklisting                            Enabled
Strict Compliance                               Disabled
VLAN Mobility                                   Disabled
WAN Operation mode                              always
FDB Update on Assoc                             Disabled
WMM Traffic Management Profile                  default
Anyspot profile                                 N/A

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