Basic BGP Convergence Benchmarking Methodology for Data-Plane Convergence (RFC7747)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Apr-14
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
R. Papneja: AUTHOR [+5]
This document defines the methodology for benchmarking data-plane Forwarding Information Base (FIB) convergence performance of BGP in routers and switches using topologies of three or four nodes. The methodology proposed in this document applies to both IPv4 and IPv6, and if a particular test is unique to one version, it is marked accordingly. For IPv6 benchmarking, the Device Under Test (DUT) will require the support of Multiprotocol BGP (MP-BGP) [RFC4760] [RFC2545]. Similarly, both Internal BGP (iBGP) and External BGP (eBGP) are covered in the tests as applicable.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Papneja Request for Comments: 7747 Huawei Technologies Category: Informational B. Parise ISSN: 2070-1721 Skyport Systems S. Hares Huawei Technologies D. Lee IXIA I. Varlashkin Google April 2016
Basic BGP Convergence Benchmarking Methodology for Data-Plane Convergence
BGP is widely deployed and used by several service providers as the default inter-AS (Autonomous System) routing protocol. It is of utmost importance to ensure that when a BGP peer or a downstream link of a BGP peer fails, the alternate paths are rapidly used and routes via these alternate paths are installed. This document provides the basic BGP benchmarking methodology using existing BGP convergence terminology as defined in RFC 4098.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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RFC 7747 BGP Convergence Methodology April 2016
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