Probabilistic Loss Ratio Search for Packet Throughput (PLRsearch)
draft-vpolak-bmwg-plrsearch-02

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Benchmarking Working Group                       M. Konstantynowicz, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                             V. Polak, Ed.
Intended status: Informational                             Cisco Systems
Expires: January 9, 2020                                   July 08, 2019

   Probabilistic Loss Ratio Search for Packet Throughput (PLRsearch)
                     draft-vpolak-bmwg-plrsearch-02

Abstract

   This document addresses challenges while applying methodologies
   described in [RFC2544] to benchmarking software based NFV (Network
   Function Virtualization) data planes over an extended period of time,
   sometimes referred to as "soak testing".  Packet throughput search
   approach proposed by this document assumes that system under test is
   probabilistic in nature, and not deterministic.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Relation To RFC2544 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Terms And Assumptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Device Under Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  System Under Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  SUT Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.4.  SUT Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.5.  Network Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.6.  Packet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.6.1.  Packet Offered  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.6.2.  Packet Received . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.6.3.  Packet Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.6.4.  Other Packets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.7.  Traffic Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.8.  Traffic Generator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.9.  Offered Load  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.10. Trial Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.11. Trial Duration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.12. Packet Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.12.1.  Loss Count . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.12.2.  Loss Rate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.12.3.  Loss Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.13. Trial Order Independent System  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.14. Trial Measurement Result Distribution . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.15. Average Loss Ratio  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.16. Duration Independent System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.17. Load Regions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.17.1.  Zero Loss Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.17.2.  Guaranteed Loss Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.17.3.  Non-Deterministic Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.17.4.  Normal Region Ordering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.18. Deterministic System  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.19. Througphput . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.20. Deterministic Search  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.21. Probabilistic Search  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.22. Loss Ratio Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
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