Is it possible to enable an absolute value rate limit using QOS on a HP ProCurve 5406 switch for a particular IP address on a specific port?
We have a 10Mbps head end connection for multiple locations that is a single physical port. Occasionally a well meaning administrator, or misconfigured application, will push out client updates to all these locations at once. This will immediately saturate the head end causing no small amount of grief to our clients on the far side of it. Nine times out ten, the offender is a one server where anti-virus services, WSUS and other client management applications are installed. Not all of these applications have the ability to configure rate limiting from the context of the application itself.
Is there a way to configure our HP 5406 with an absolute rate limit on that port for that server's IP addresses? I would like to limit it to only being capable of sending 1Mbps worth of traffic over the head end at once.
Everything in the documentation points towards priority queues, which as far as I can tell, isn't really what I want.
Baring accomplishing this goal using rate limiting is there a better way to prevent our services from accidentally saturating this connection?