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Methodology for ATM Benchmarking (RFC3116)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005303D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-21

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Dunn: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document discusses and defines a number of tests that may be used to describe the performance characteristics of ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) based switching devices. In addition to defining the tests this document also describes specific formats for reporting the results of the tests.

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Network Working Group J. Dunn Request for Comments: 3116 C. Martin Category: Informational ANC, Inc.

June 2001

Methodology for ATM Benchmarking

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document discusses and defines a number of tests that may be used to describe the performance characteristics of ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) based switching devices. In addition to defining the tests this document also describes specific formats for reporting the results of the tests.

This memo is a product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working Group (BMWG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2. Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.1. Test Device Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.2. Systems Under Test (SUTs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.3. Test Result Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.4. Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.5. Test Configurations for SONET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.6. SUT Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.7. Frame Formats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.8. Frame Sizes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.9. Verifying Received IP PDU's. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.10. Modifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.10.1. Management IP PDU's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.10.2. Routing Update IP PDU's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.11. Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.11.1. Filter Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.12. Protocol Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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2.13. Route Set Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.14. Bidirectional Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.15. Single Stream Path. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.16. Multi-port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.17. Multiple Protocols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2.18. Multiple IP PDU Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2.19. Testing Beyond a Single SUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2.20. Maximum IP PDU Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.21. Busty Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.22. Trial Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2.23. Trial Duration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2.24. Address Resolution. ...