Considerations for Benchmarking Network Virtualization Platforms
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        BMWG                                                            S. Kommu
        Internet-Draft                                                    VMware
        Intended status: Informational                                   J. Rapp
        Expires: December 2018                                            VMware
                                                                   June 27, 2018

           Considerations for Benchmarking Network Virtualization Platforms
                             draft-skommu-bmwg-nvp-02.txt

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        Abstract

             Current network benchmarking methodologies are focused on physical
             networking components and do not consider the actual application
             layer traffic patterns and hence do not reflect the traffic that
             virtual networking components work with.  The purpose of this
             document is to distinguish and highlight benchmarking considerations
             when testing and evaluating virtual networking components in the
             data center.

        Table of Contents

             1. Introduction ................................................. 2
             2. Conventions used in this document ............................ 3
             3. Definitions .................................................. 4
                 3.1. System Under Test (SUT) ................................ 4
                 3.2. Network Virtualization Platform ........................ 4
                 3.3. Micro-services ......................................... 6
             4. Scope ........................................................ 7
                 4.1. Virtual Networking for Datacenter Applications ......... 7
                 4.2. Interaction with Physical Devices ...................... 8
             5. Interaction with Physical Devices ............................ 8
                 5.1. Server Architecture Considerations .................... 11
             6. Security Considerations ..................................... 14
             7. IANA Considerations ......................................... 14
             8. Conclusions ................................................. 14
             9. References .................................................. 14
                 9.1. Normative References .................................. 14
                 9.2. Informative References ................................ 15
             Appendix A. Partial List of Parameters to Document ............. 16
                 A.1. CPU ................................................... 16
                 A.2. Memory ................................................ 16
                 A.3. NIC ................................................... 16
                 A.4. Hypervisor ............................................ 17
                 A.5. Guest VM .............................................. 18
                 A.6. Overlay Network Physical Fabric ....................... 18
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