Methodology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Devices: Basic Session Setup and Registration (RFC7502)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Apr-14
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
C. Davids: AUTHOR [+3]
This document describes the methodology for benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) performance as described in the Terminology document [RFC7501]. The methodology and terminology are to be used for benchmarking signaling plane performance with varying signaling and media load. Media streams, when used, are used only to study how they impact the signaling behavior. This document concentrates on benchmarking SIP session setup and SIP registrations only.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) C. Davids Request for Comments: 7502 Illinois Institute of Technology Category: Informational V. Gurbani ISSN: 2070-1721 Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent S. Poretsky Allot Communications April 2015
Methodology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Devices: Basic Session Setup and Registration
This document provides a methodology for benchmarking the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) performance of devices. Terminology related to benchmarking SIP devices is described in the companion terminology document (RFC 7501). Using these two documents, benchmarks can be obtained and compared for different types of devices such as SIP Proxy Servers, Registrars, and Session Border Controllers. The term "performance" in this context means the capacity of the Device Under Test (DUT) to process SIP messages. Media streams are used only to study how they impact the signaling behavior. The intent of the two documents is to provide a normalized set of tests that will enable an objective comparison of the capacity of SIP devices. Test setup parameters and a methodology are necessary because SIP allows a wide range of configurations and operational conditions that can influence performance benchmark measurements.
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This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 7502 SIP Benchmarking Methodology April 2015
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