Considerations for Benchmarking Network Virtualization Platforms
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BMWG                                                                    S. Kommu
Internet Draft                                                            VMware
Intended status: Informational                                           J. Rapp
Expires: September 2017                                                   VMware
                                                                  March 13, 2017

        Considerations for Benchmarking Network Virtualization Platforms
                         draft-skommu-bmwg-nvp-00.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!
         A.7. Gateway Network Physical Fabric ......................... 18!

1. Introduction

     Datacenter virtualization that includes both compute and network
     virtualization is growing rapidly as the industry continues to look
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