Benchmarking Virtual Switches in OPNFV
draft-ietf-bmwg-vswitch-opnfv-01

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Network Working Group                                          M. Tahhan
Internet-Draft                                               B. O'Mahony
Intended status: Informational                                     Intel
Expires: April 17, 2017                                        A. Morton
                                                               AT&T Labs
                                                        October 14, 2016

                 Benchmarking Virtual Switches in OPNFV
                    draft-ietf-bmwg-vswitch-opnfv-01

Abstract

   This memo describes the progress of the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)
   project on virtual switch performance "VSWITCHPERF".  This project
   intends to build on the current and completed work of the
   Benchmarking Methodology Working Group in IETF, by referencing
   existing literature.  The Benchmarking Methodology Working Group has
   traditionally conducted laboratory characterization of dedicated
   physical implementations of internetworking functions.  Therefore,
   this memo begins to describe the additional considerations when
   virtual switches are implemented in general-purpose hardware.  The
   expanded tests and benchmarks are also influenced by the OPNFV
   mission to support virtualization of the "telco" infrastructure.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Benchmarking Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Comparison with Physical Network Functions  . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Continued Emphasis on Black-Box Benchmarks  . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  New Configuration Parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.4.  Flow classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.5.  Benchmarks using Baselines with Resource Isolation  . . .   7
   4.  VSWITCHPERF Specification Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  3x3 Matrix Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     5.1.  Speed of Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.2.  Accuracy of Activation section  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.3.  Reliability of Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.4.  Scale of Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.5.  Speed of Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.6.  Accuracy of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.7.  Reliability of Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     5.8.  Scalability of Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     5.9.  Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
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