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VSWITCHPERF Tests to be defined

The test scratchpad (for tests that are WIP/being defined/looked at by the community) can be found here: https://etherpad.opnfv.org/p/vSwitchTestsDrafts

Performance tests to be defined list

Test

Priority

JIRA

Scalability Tests adding More VMs in succession and building a performance profile as we add more VMs.

1

238

OverlayNetworking Tests: VXLAN performance testing, encap, decap, encap and decap

1

241

Matchaction performance testing? The cost of the different actions supported by a vSwitch

1

242

VM2VM Tests (PHY-VNF-vSwitch-VNF-PHY), with scaling number of VMs in path (combines two tests in the list)

1

243

Classifying L2, L3 and L4 traffic Profile Tests, Flows, new flows/sec, L2/L3/L4 etc. entries in"fast" path tables, ...

2

 

Stream/bulk Data transfer "unidirectional stream" performance request& response/transaction rate tests

 

 

Performance testing with Mirroring enabled on the switch

2

 

TCP Max connections per second, Max # of active sessions, Max transactions per second

 

 

IPv6 Support and Testing

 

 

Best of N and Worst of N Tests

2

 

Measuring how many instances of a vSwitch would be required to support 1 million simulataneous flows

2

 

Resilience tests

 

 

Performance characterization runs vs.number of "x". Tests with Restricted Resources (Host with X Cores, vSwitch with Y Cores?

 

 

Flows, new flows/sec, L2/L3/L4 etc. entries in"fast" path tables, ...

2

 

Tests to evaluate vSwitch contribution to 3GPP performance objectives (3GPP TS 23.203 Policy and Charging Control Architecture)

 

 

Programming rate of Forwarding_table /flow_table

2

 

SOAK tests (using RFC 2889 Max Forwarding Rate, not RFC 2544, to collect intermediate results)

2

 

Tests suggested by OVS developers (there were a few)

 

 

Box-full tests, where all CPU cores are doing useful work: vNet4 vSwitch with Nx VNFs, vNet6 vSwitch with Nx VNF chained topologies

2

 

LatencyAndLatencyVariation with dedicated latency measurement streams

 

 

Tests with Restricted Resources (Host with X Cores, vSwitch with Y Cores, ? overlap with 14, … vs number of "X")

2

 

Spanning Tree/Rapid Spanning Tree integration testing

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testing Topologies

Topology

Priority

JIRA

vNet vComp2 for VM2VM virt interface testing

 

 

Integration Tests

https://etherpad.opnfv.org/p/vSwitchIntegrationTests

Other

We should consider recommending a minimum number of iterations to repeat the test and either average out the result or calculate the variance across trials

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