Terminology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Networking Devices
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Benchmarking Methodology Working Group                         C. Davids
Internet-Draft                          Illinois Institute of Technology
Expires: April 25, 2013                                       V. Gurbani
                                                      Bell Laboratories,
                                                          Alcatel-Lucent
                                                             S. Poretsky
                                                    Allot Communications
                                                        October 22, 2012

     Terminology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
                           Networking Devices
                    draft-ietf-bmwg-sip-bench-term-05

Abstract

   This document provides a terminology for benchmarking the SIP
   performance of networking devices.  The term performance in this
   context means the capacity of the device- or system-under-test to
   process SIP messages.  Terms are included for test components, test
   setup parameters, and performance benchmark metrics for black-box
   benchmarking of SIP networking devices.  The performance benchmark
   metrics are obtained for the SIP signaling plane only.  The terms are
   intended for use in a companion methodology document for
   characterizing the performance of a SIP networking device under a
   variety of conditions.  The intent of the two documents is to enable
   a comparison of the capacity of SIP networking devices.  Test setup
   parameters and a methodology document are 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  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   2.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     2.1.  Scope  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     2.2.  Benchmarking Models  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   3.  Term Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     3.1.  Protocol Components  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       3.1.1.  Session  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       3.1.2.  Signaling Plane  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
       3.1.3.  Media Plane  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       3.1.4.  Associated Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       3.1.5.  Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
       3.1.6.  Session Attempt  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
       3.1.7.  Established Session  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
       3.1.8.  Invite-initiated Session (IS)  . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
       3.1.9.  Non-INVITE-initiated Session (NS)  . . . . . . . . . . 22
       3.1.10. Session Attempt Failure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
       3.1.11. Standing Sessions Count  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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