Data Center Benchmarking Methodology
draft-ietf-bmwg-dcbench-methodology-18

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Internet Engineering Task Force                               L. Avramov
INTERNET-DRAFT, Intended Status: Informational                    Google
Expires December 23,2017                                         J. Rapp
June 21, 2017                                                     VMware

                  Data Center Benchmarking Methodology
                 draft-ietf-bmwg-dcbench-methodology-18

Abstract

   The purpose of this informational document is to establish test and
   evaluation methodology and measurement techniques for physical
   network equipment in the data center. A pre-requisite to this
   publication is the terminology document [draft-ietf-bmwg-dcbench-
   terminology]. Many of these terms and methods may be applicable
   beyond this publication's scope as the technologies originally
   applied in the data center are deployed elsewhere.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  Requirements Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     1.2. Methodology format and repeatability recommendation . . . .  5
   2. Line Rate Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.1 Objective  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.2 Methodology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.3 Reporting Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   3. Buffering Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     3.1 Objective  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     3.2 Methodology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     3.3 Reporting format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   4 Microburst Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     4.1 Objective  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     4.2 Methodology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     4.3 Reporting Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   5. Head of Line Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     5.1 Objective  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     5.2 Methodology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     5.3 Reporting Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   6. Incast Stateful and Stateless Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     6.1 Objective  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     6.2 Methodology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     6.3 Reporting Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   7.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   8.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     9.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     9.2.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

1.  Introduction
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