[bmwg] RFC 8204 on Benchmarking Virtual Switches in the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)

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Subject: [bmwg] RFC 8204 on Benchmarking Virtual Switches in the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)
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        RFC 8204

        Title:      Benchmarking Virtual Switches in the 
                    Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) 
        Author:     M. Tahhan, 
                    B. O'Mahony,
                    A. Morton
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       September 2017
        Mailbox:    maryam.tahhan@intel.com, 
        Pages:      24
        Characters: 49933
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-bmwg-vswitch-opnfv-04.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8204

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8204

This memo describes the contributions of the Open Platform for NFV
(OPNFV) project on Virtual Switch Performance (VSPERF), particularly
in the areas of test setups and configuration parameters for the
system under test.  This project has extended the current and
completed work of the Benchmarking Methodology Working Group in the
IETF and references existing literature.  The Benchmarking
Methodology Working Group has traditionally conducted laboratory
characterization of dedicated physical implementations of
internetworking functions.  Therefore, this memo describes the
additional considerations when virtual switches are implemented on
general-purpose hardware.  The expanded tests and benchmarks are also
influenced by the OPNFV mission to support virtualization of the
"telco" infrastructure.

This document is a product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working Group of the IETF.

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