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Re: Ethernet performance tests

  • From: C. Tate Baumrucker
  • Date: Wed Oct 27 19:38:02 2010

many switch and routing vendors provide such functionality in their os.
this data can then be collected via SNMP, stored for reports and forwarded as events, when necessary.

On 10/27/2010 7:32 PM, Diogo Montagner wrote:
Hello everyone,

I am looking for performance test methodology for ethernet-based
circuits. These ethernet circuits can be: dark-fiber, l2circuit
(martini), l2vpn (kompella), vpls or ng-vpls. Sometimes, the ethernet
circuit can be a mix of these technologies, like below:

CPE<->  metro-e<->  l2circuit<->  l2vpn<->  l2circuit<->  metro-e<->  CPE

The goal is verify the performance end-to-end.

I am looking for tools that can check at least the following parameters:

- loss
- latency
- jitter
- bandwidth
- out-of-order delivery

At this moment I have been used IPerf to achieve these results. But I
would like to check if there is some test devices that can be used in
situations like that to verify the ethernet-based circuit performance.

The objective of these tests is to verify the signed SLAs of each
circuit before the customer start to use it.

I checked all MEF specifications and I only find something related to
performance for Circuit Emulation over Metro-E (which is not my case).

Appreciate your comments.

./diogo -montagner

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