Methodology for VNF Benchmarking Automation

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This document describes a common methodology for the automated benchmarking of Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) executed on general-purpose hardware. Specific cases of automated benchmarking methodologies for particular VNFs can be derived from this document. Two open source reference implementations are reported as running code embodiments of the proposed, automated benchmarking methodology.


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