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Methodology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Devices: Basic session setup and registration
draft-ietf-bmwg-sip-bench-meth-09

Benchmarking Methodology Working Group                         C. Davids
Internet-Draft                          Illinois Institute of Technology
Intended status: Informational                                V. Gurbani
Expires: August 18, 2014                              Bell Laboratories,
                                                          Alcatel-Lucent
                                                             S. Poretsky
                                                    Allot Communications
                                                       February 14, 2014

Methodology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)  Devices:
                  Basic session setup and registration
                   draft-ietf-bmwg-sip-bench-meth-09

Abstract

   This document provides a methodology for benchmarking the Session
   Initiation Protocol (SIP) performance of devices.  Terminology
   related to benchmarking SIP devices is described in the companion
   terminology document.  Using these two documents, benchmarks can be
   obtained and compared for different types of devices such as SIP
   Proxy Servers, Registrars and Session Border Controllers.  The term
   "performance" in this context means the capacity of the device-under-
   test (DUT) to process SIP messages.  Media streams are used only to
   study how they impact the signaling behavior.  The intent of the two
   documents is to provide a normalized set of tests that will enable an
   objective comparison of the capacity of SIP devices.  Test setup
   parameters and a methodology is necessary because SIP allows a wide
   range of configuration and operational conditions that can influence
   performance benchmark measurements.  A standard terminology and
   methodology will ensure that benchmarks have consistent definition
   and were obtained following the same procedures.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Benchmarking Topologies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   4.  Test Setup Parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     4.1.  Selection of SIP Transport Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     4.2.  Signaling Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     4.3.  Associated Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.4.  Selection of Associated Media Protocol . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.5.  Number of Associated Media Streams per SIP Session . . . .  7
     4.6.  Session Duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.7.  Attempted Sessions per Second  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.8.  Benchmarking algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   5.  Reporting Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     5.1.  Test Setup Report  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     5.2.  Device Benchmarks for IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     5.3.  Device Benchmarks for NS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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