Benchmarks and Methods for Multihomed EVPN
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Network Working Group                                          A. Morton
Internet-Draft                                                 J. Uttaro
Updates: ???? (if approved)                                    AT&T Labs
Intended status: Informational                          October 23, 2018
Expires: April 26, 2019

               Benchmarks and Methods for Multihomed EVPN
                  draft-morton-bmwg-multihome-evpn-00

Abstract

   Fundamental Benchmarking Methodologies for Network Interconnect
   Devices of interest to the IETF are defined in RFC 2544.  Key
   benchmarks applicable to restoration and multi-homed sites are in RFC
   6894.  This memo applies these methods to Multihomed nodes
   implemented on Ethernet Virtual Private Networks (EVPN).

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP
   14[RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Scope and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Test Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Procedure for Throughput Characterization . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.1.  Address Learning Phase  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.2.  Test for a Single Frame Size and Number of Flows  . . . .   5
     5.3.  Test Repetition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.4.  Benchmark Calculations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Procedure for Mass Withdrawal Characterization  . . . . . . .   6
     6.1.  Address Learning Phase  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.2.  Test for a Single Frame Size and Number of Flows  . . . .   6
     6.3.  Test Repetition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.4.  Benchmark Calculations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   The IETF's fundamental Benchmarking Methodologies are defined
   in[RFC2544], supported by the terms and definitions in [RFC1242], and
   [RFC2544] actually obsoletes an earlier specification, [RFC1944].

   This memo recognizes the importance of Ethernet Virtual Private
   Network (EVPN) Multihoming connectivity scenarios, where a CE device
   is connected to 2 or more PEs using an instance of an Ethernet
   Segment.

   In an all-active or Active-Active scenario, CE-PE traffic is load-
   balanced across the two or more PEs.

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