Benchmarking Methodology for IPv6 Transition Technologies
draft-ietf-bmwg-ipv6-tran-tech-benchmarking-08

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Benchmarking Working Group                                 M. Georgescu
Internet Draft                                               L. Pislaru
Intended status: Informational                                  RCS&RDS
Expires: December 2017                                        G. Lencse
                                            Szechenyi Istvan University
                                                          June 12, 2017

         Benchmarking Methodology for IPv6 Transition Technologies
            draft-ietf-bmwg-ipv6-tran-tech-benchmarking-08.txt

Abstract

   There are benchmarking methodologies addressing the performance of
   network interconnect devices that are IPv4- or IPv6-capable, but the
   IPv6 transition technologies are outside of their scope. This
   document provides complementary guidelines for evaluating the
   performance of IPv6 transition technologies.  More specifically,
   this document targets IPv6 transition technologies that employ
   encapsulation or translation mechanisms, as dual-stack nodes can be
   very well tested using the recommendations of RFC2544 and RFC5180.
   The methodology also includes a metric for benchmarking load
   scalability.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................3
      1.1. IPv6 Transition Technologies..............................4
   2. Conventions used in this document..............................6
   3. Terminology....................................................6
   4. Test Setup.....................................................6
      4.1. Single translation Transition Technologies................7
      4.2. Encapsulation/Double translation Transition Technologies..7
   5. Test Traffic...................................................8
      5.1. Frame Formats and Sizes...................................8
         5.1.1. Frame Sizes to Be Used over Ethernet.................9
      5.2. Protocol Addresses........................................9
      5.3. Traffic Setup.............................................9
   6. Modifiers.....................................................10
   7. Benchmarking Tests............................................10
      7.1. Throughput...............................................11
      Use Section 26.1 of RFC2544 unmodified........................11
      7.2. Latency..................................................11
      7.3. Packet Delay Variation...................................12
         7.3.1. PDV.................................................12
         7.3.2. IPDV................................................13
      7.4. Frame Loss Rate..........................................14
      7.5. Back-to-back Frames......................................14
      7.6. System Recovery..........................................14
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