Benchmarking Methodology for Virtualization Network Performance
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BMWG                                                       L. Huang, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                R. Gu, Ed.
Intended status: Informational                              China Mobile
Expires: September 11, 2017                              Bob. Mandeville
                                                                Iometrix
                                                         Brooks. Hickman
                                                  Spirent Communications
                                                          March 10, 2017

    Benchmarking Methodology for Virtualization Network Performance
            draft-huang-bmwg-virtual-network-performance-02

Abstract

   As the virtual network has been widely established in IDC, the
   performance of virtual network has become a valuable consideration to
   the IDC managers.  This draft introduces a benchmarking methodology
   for virtualization network performance based on virtual switch.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Test Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Key Performance Indicators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Test Setup  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Benchmarking Tests  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.1.  Throughput  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       6.1.1.  Objectives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       6.1.2.  Configuration parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       6.1.3.  Test parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.1.4.  Test process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.1.5.  Test result format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  Frame loss rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.2.1.  Objectives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       6.2.2.  Configuration parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       6.2.3.  Test parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       6.2.4.  Test process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       6.2.5.  Test result format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     6.3.  CPU consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.3.1.  Objectives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.3.2.  Configuration parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.3.3.  Test parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.3.4.  Test process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.3.5.  Test result format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     6.4.  MEM consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       6.4.1.  Objectives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       6.4.2.  Configuration parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       6.4.3.  Test parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       6.4.4.  Test process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       6.4.5.  Test result format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     6.5.  Latency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       6.5.1.  Objectives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       6.5.2.  Configuration parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       6.5.3.  Test parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
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