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Friday, November 17 • 10:00am - 10:20am
Benchmarking & Comparing Open vSwitch using OPNFV VSPERF

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VSPERF is an OPNFV project that provides an automated test-framework and comprehensive test suite based on industry standards for measurement of data-plane performance and verification of functionality of software switching technologies.

In the past year several positive developments to the project have been made. The talk will cover such items, for example:
1. RFC Approved
The Internet Draft describing VSPERF's Level Test Design Specification was approved for publication as an RFC by the Internet Engineering Steering Group, meaning the suite of tests are formally recognised as the de-facto benchmarking standard for virtual switches

2. OVS vs VPP comparison
The integration of a new switching technology namely FD.io VPP to the project means it is now possible to compare OVS, OVS DPDK, and FD.io VPP using a single test framework and at the click of a button. The usefulness as well as the pain-points associated with this feature will be discussed, in particular the difficulties involved in trying to compare apples-to-apples with different switching technologies.

3. Functional testing improvements
The introduction of so-called 'step-driven testing' to VSPERF makes it easier than ever to implement functional testing for supported virtual switches, a very useful feature for developers and users alike. User-experience of this will be discussed with the possibility of a demo.



Friday November 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:20am