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Methodology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Devices: Basic session setup and registration
draft-ietf-bmwg-sip-bench-meth-12

Document type: Active Internet-Draft (bmwg WG)
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Last updated: 2015-02-05 (latest revision 2014-11-12)
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Benchmarking Methodology Working Group                         C. Davids
Internet-Draft                          Illinois Institute of Technology
Intended status: Informational                                V. Gurbani
Expires: May 16, 2015                                 Bell Laboratories,
                                                          Alcatel-Lucent
                                                             S. Poretsky
                                                    Allot Communications
                                                       November 12, 2014

Methodology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)  Devices:
                  Basic session setup and registration
                   draft-ietf-bmwg-sip-bench-meth-12

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 are necessary because SIP allows a wide
   range of configuration and operational conditions that can influence
   performance benchmark measurements.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Benchmarking Topologies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   4.  Test Setup Parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.1.  Selection of SIP Transport Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.2.  Connection-oriented Transport Management . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.3.  Signaling Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.4.  Associated Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.5.  Selection of Associated Media Protocol . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.6.  Number of Associated Media Streams per SIP Session . . . .  8
     4.7.  Codec Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.8.  Session Duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.9.  Attempted Sessions per Second (sps)  . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     4.10. Benchmarking algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   5.  Reporting Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     5.1.  Test Setup Report  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     5.2.  Device Benchmarks for session setup  . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     5.3.  Device Benchmarks for registrations  . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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