draft-ietf-bmwg-ca-bench-meth-03.txt   draft-ietf-bmwg-ca-bench-meth-04.txt 
Internet Engineering Task Force M. Hamilton Internet Engineering Task Force M. Hamilton
Internet-Draft BreakingPoint Systems Internet-Draft Ixia
Intended status: Informational S. Banks Intended status: Informational S. Banks
Expires: February 1, 2013 Cisco Systems Expires: August 5, 2013 Aerohive Networks
July 31, 2012 Feb 2013
Benchmarking Methodology for Content-Aware Network Devices Benchmarking Methodology for Content-Aware Network Devices
draft-ietf-bmwg-ca-bench-meth-03 draft-ietf-bmwg-ca-bench-meth-04
Abstract Abstract
This document defines a set of test scenarios and metrics that can be This document defines a set of test scenarios and metrics that can be
used to benchmark content-aware network devices. The scenarios in used to benchmark content-aware network devices. The scenarios in
the following document are intended to more accurately predict the the following document are intended to more accurately predict the
performance of these devices when subjected to dynamic traffic performance of these devices when subjected to dynamic traffic
patterns. This document will operate within the constraints of the patterns. This document will operate within the constraints of the
Benchmarking Working Group charter, namely black box characterization Benchmarking Working Group charter, namely black box characterization
in a laboratory environment. in a laboratory environment.
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in the table, then that frame will be malformed. If the frame is to in the table, then that frame will be malformed. If the frame is to
be malformed, then each of the headers in the table present within be malformed, then each of the headers in the table present within
the frame will follow the same process. If it is determined that a the frame will follow the same process. If it is determined that a
header field should be malformed, the same pseudo-random number header field should be malformed, the same pseudo-random number
generator will be used to create a random number for the specified generator will be used to create a random number for the specified
header field. header field.
Authors' Addresses Authors' Addresses
Mike Hamilton Mike Hamilton
BreakingPoint Systems Ixia
Austin, TX 78717 Austin, TX 78730
US US
Phone: +1 512 636 2303 Phone: +1 512 636 2303
Email: mhamilton@breakingpoint.com Email: mhamilton@ixiacom.com
Sarah Banks Sarah Banks
Cisco Systems Aerohive Networks
San Jose, CA 95134 San Jose, CA 95134
US US
Email: sabanks@cisco.com Email: sbanks@aerohive.com
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