The goal of the Yardstick Project is to verify the infrastructure compliance when running VNF applications.
NFV Use Cases described in ETSI GS NFV 001show a large variety of applications, each defining specific requirements and complex configuration on the underlying infrastructure and test tools.The Yardstick concept decomposes typical VNF work-load performance metrics into a number of characteristics/performance vectors, which each of them can be represented by distinct test-cases.
The project's scope is to develop a test framework, test cases and test stimuli. The methodology used by the Project, to verify the infrastructure form the perspective of a VNF, shall be aligned withETSI TST001.
The following are in the project scope:
Decompose VNF work-load performance metrics into a number of characteristics/performance vectors, identifying and categorizing the metrics related to characterization of the infrastructure, develop test case examples to realize the metrics;
Enable verification of more complex test cases by developing functionality to run parallel testing, inject fault, test multiple topologies, test scenarios.
Methodology for verifying infrastructure from the perspective of a VNF aligned with ETSI TST 001.