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Terminology for Frame Relay Benchmarking (RFC3133)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005317D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-21
Document File: 25 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Dunn: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo discusses and defines terms associated with performance benchmarking tests and the results of these tests in the context of frame relay switching devices.

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Network Working Group J. Dunn Request for Comments: 3133 C. Martin Category: Informational ANC, Inc.

June 2001

Terminology for Frame Relay 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 memo discusses and defines terms associated with performance benchmarking tests and the results of these tests in the context of frame relay switching devices.

I. Background

1. Introduction

This document provides terminology for Frame Relay switching devices. It extends terminology already defined for benchmarking network interconnect devices in RFCs 1242, 1944 and 2285. Although some of the definitions in this memo may be applicable to a broader group of network interconnect devices, the primary focus of the terminology in this memo is on Frame Relay Signaling.

This memo contains two major sections: Background and Definitions. The background section provides the reader with an overview of the technology and IETF formalisms. The definitions section is split into two sub-sections. The formal definitions sub-section is provided as a courtesy to the reader. The measurement definitions sub-section contains performance metrics with inherent units.

The BMWG produces two major classes of documents: Benchmarking Terminology documents and Benchmarking Methodology documents. The Terminology documents present the benchmarks and other related terms. The Methodology documents define the procedures required to collect the benchmarks cited in the corresponding Terminology documents.

Dunn Martin Informational [Page 1]

RFC 3133 Terminology for Frame Relay Benchmarking June 2001

For the purposes of computing several of the metrics, certain textual conventions are required. Specifically:

1) The notation sum {i=1 to N} A_i denotes: the summation of N instances of the observable A. For example, the set of observations {1,2,3,4,5} would yield the result 15.

2) The notation max {I=1 to N} A_i and min {I=1 to N} A_i denotes: the maximum or minimum of the observable A over N instances. For example, given the set of observations {1,2,3,4,5}, max {i=1 to 5} 5 and min {I=1 to 5} 1.

The terms defined in this memo will be used in addition to terms defined in RFCs 1242, 1944 and 2285. This memo is a product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working Group (BMWG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force(IETF).

2. Existing Definitions

RFC 1242, "Benchmarking Terminology for Network Interconnect Devices", should be consulted before attempting to make use of this document. RFC 1944, "Benchmarking Methodology for Network Interconnect Devices", contains discussions of a number of terms relevant to the benchmarkin...