Re: [bmwg] Document Action: 'Benchmarking Methodology for SDN Controller Performance' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-meth-09.txt)

Bhuvaneswaran.Vengainathan <bhuvaneswaran.vengainathan@veryxtech.com> Mon, 28 May 2018 09:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [bmwg] Document Action: 'Benchmarking Methodology for SDN Controller Performance' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-meth-09.txt)
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Thank you Al for the wishes and your continued support/guidance in driving both the drafts within BMWG.

We also would like to thank Warren, ADs and BMWG members who reviewed and provided valuable feedback on these drafts.




Thanks & Regards,

Bhuvan
 
-----Original Message----- 
> From: "MORTON, ALFRED C (AL)" <acm@research.att.com> 
> To: draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-meth@ietf.org, bmwg@ietf.org 
> Date: 05/26/18 04:18 
> Subject: Re: [bmwg] Document Action: 'Benchmarking Methodology for SDN Controller Performance' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-meth-09.txt) 
> 
> Congratulations to the SDN Controller author team,
> and Bhuvan in particular for leading the IETF/IESG comment 
> responses.
> 
> These drafts were the last items on our "old" charter,
> and BMWG can begin anew with new milestones to achieve.
> 
> regards,
> Al
> bmwg co-chair
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: The IESG [mailto:iesg-secretary@ietf.org]
> > Sent: Friday, May 25, 2018 3:17 PM
> > To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
> > Cc: draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-meth@ietf.org; The IESG
> > <iesg@ietf.org>rg>; bmwg-chairs@ietf.org; MORTON, ALFRED C (AL)
> > <acm@research.att.com>om>; MORTON, ALFRED C (AL) <acm@research.att.com>om>;
> > bmwg@ietf.org; warren@kumari.net; rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org
> > Subject: Document Action: 'Benchmarking Methodology for SDN Controller
> > Performance' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-
> > benchmark-meth-09.txt)
> > 
> > The IESG has approved the following document:
> > - 'Benchmarking Methodology for SDN Controller Performance'
> >   (draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-meth-09.txt) as Informational
> > RFC
> > 
> > This document is the product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working
> > Group.
> > 
> > The IESG contact persons are Warren Kumari and Ignas Bagdonas.
> > 
> > A URL of this Internet Draft is:
> > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-
> > 3A__datatracker.ietf.org_doc_draft-2Dietf-2Dbmwg-2Dsdn-2Dcontroller-
> > 2Dbenchmark-2Dmeth_&d=DwICaQ&c=LFYZ-
> > o9_HUMeMTSQicvjIg&r=OfsSu8kTIltVyD1oL72cBw&m=E1ZjpTM8KSoH0KzjCIzI7j1eBcF74
> > ddfHUgI5JQADIc&s=wQWYBgLAaypvz5nKtqC-zzUtYsekma9rK__oyZk7RGs&e=
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Technical Summary
> > 
> >   These two documents (
> >   draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-term and
> >   draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-meth)
> >   specify the terminology, benchmark definitions
> >   and methods for characterizing key performance aspects of
> >   Software Defined Network (SDN) Controllers. Considering the
> >   number of benchmarking and performance comparison studies that
> >   have been published prior to standards development, this is an
> >   important area for new specifications and tools to implement them.
> >   These memos focus on the ability of SDN controllers to learn
> >   topology, communicate with switches, and instantiate paths using
> >   both reactive and proactive techniques (including controller clusters).
> >   Further, requirements for test traffic and network emulation
> >   capabilities of the test devices are specified. The memos approach
> >   this problem in a generic way (Openflow specific procedures are
> >   included in an Appendix) for broader applicability and longevity.
> > 
> > 
> > Working Group Summary
> > 
> >  Consensus for these drafts required several WGLC which prompted
> >  careful review and further comments. However, the process to achieve
> >   consensus was smooth, and at no time was there sustained controversy.
> > 
> > 
> > Document Quality
> > 
> >    There are existing implementations of the methods described here,
> >   both full and partial, and many are available as Open Source tools.
> >   Tools are tied to specific versions of Northbound and Southbound
> >   protocols, but the memo avoids this dependency (and redundancy with
> >   other industry efforts) by defining benchmarks for generic SDN
> >   controller functions (as suggested in
> > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-
> > 3A__mailarchive.ietf.org_arch_msg_bmwg_Glchqbvg6F7vOUc0ug3ACyztcNg&d=DwICa
> > Q&c=LFYZ-
> > o9_HUMeMTSQicvjIg&r=OfsSu8kTIltVyD1oL72cBw&m=E1ZjpTM8KSoH0KzjCIzI7j1eBcF74
> > ddfHUgI5JQADIc&s=qmB_8prKT83I7M9AI4TGE-FE63c5XQxsl27qZ6sSnh8&e= ).
> >   The document benefits from review in the NFVRG, and from interactions
> >   with the Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization (OPNFV)
> > "CPerf"
> >   project team (which includes members from Open Daylight Integration
> >   test team, ETSI NFV Test and Open Source WG, and other Linux Foundation
> >   and independent Open Source projects related to SDN performance).
> > 
> > Personnel
> > 
> >   Al Morton is the Document Shepherd
> >   Warren Kumari is RAD!
> > 
> > 
> > RFC Editor Note
> > 
> > The documents draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-term and
> > draft-ietf-bmwg-sdn-controller-benchmark-meth should progress together.
> > 
> > It would be nice if they could have sequential RFC Numbers.
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