Terminology for Benchmarking SDN Controller Performance
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Internet-Draft                               Bhuvaneswaran Vengainathan
Network Working Group                                       Anton Basil
Intended Status: Informational                       Veryx Technologies
Expires: June 10, 2018                                   Mark Tassinari
                                                        Hewlett-Packard
                                                         Vishwas Manral
                                                               Nano Sec
                                                            Sarah Banks
                                                         VSS Monitoring
                                                       January 10, 2018

          Terminology for Benchmarking SDN Controller Performance
             draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-term-07

Abstract

   This document defines terminology for benchmarking an SDN
   controller's control plane performance. It extends the terminology
   already defined in RFC 7426 for the purpose of benchmarking SDN
   controllers. The terms provided in this document help to benchmark
   SDN controller's performance independent of the controller's
   supported protocols and/or network services. A mechanism for
   benchmarking the performance of SDN controllers is defined in the
   companion methodology document. These two documents provide a
   standard mechanism to measure and evaluate the performance of
   various controller implementations.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................4
   2. Term Definitions...............................................4
      2.1. SDN Terms.................................................4
         2.1.1. Flow.................................................4
         2.1.2. Northbound Interface.................................5
         2.1.3. Controller Forwarding Table..........................5
         2.1.4. Proactive Flow Provisioning Mode.....................5
         2.1.5. Reactive Flow Provisioning Mode......................6
         2.1.6. Path.................................................6
         2.1.7. Standalone Mode......................................6
         2.1.8. Cluster/Redundancy Mode..............................7
         2.1.9. Asynchronous Message.................................7
         2.1.10. Test Traffic Generator..............................8
      2.2. Test Configuration/Setup Terms............................8
         2.2.1. Number of Network Devices............................8
         2.2.2. Trial Repetition.....................................8
         2.2.3. Trial Duration.......................................9
         2.2.4. Number of Cluster nodes..............................9
      2.3. Benchmarking Terms.......................................10
         2.3.1. Performance.........................................10
            2.3.1.1. Network Topology Discovery Time................10
            2.3.1.2. Asynchronous Message Processing Time...........10
            2.3.1.3. Asynchronous Message Processing Rate...........11
            2.3.1.4. Reactive Path Provisioning Time................12
            2.3.1.5. Proactive Path Provisioning Time...............12
            2.3.1.6. Reactive Path Provisioning Rate................13
            2.3.1.7. Proactive Path Provisioning Rate...............14
            2.3.1.8. Network Topology Change Detection Time.........14
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