Terminology for Benchmarking Link-State IGP Data-Plane Route Convergence
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, bmwg mailing list <email@example.com>, bmwg chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Terminology for Benchmarking Link-State IGP Data Plane Route Convergence' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-bmwg-igp-dataplane-conv-term-23.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Terminology for Benchmarking Link-State IGP Data Plane Route Convergence' (draft-ietf-bmwg-igp-dataplane-conv-term-23.txt) as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ron Bonica and Dan Romascanu. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-bmwg-igp-dataplane-conv-term/
All BMWG RFCs are Informational, but they are implemented by test equipment vendors and cited in trade publications and advertisements. Technical Summary This set of memos describes the process for benchmarking IGP Route Convergence as described in the Applicability memo. This approach measures convergence time in the dataplane, and treats the Device Under Test as a Black Box. The methodology and terminology memos define the metrics and process for benchmarking route convergence that can be applied to any link-state IGP such as ISIS and OSPF. WG Summary The drafts received extensive comment and review since their initial acceptance on the WG charter in 2003. Many active WG members affirmed that this set of drafts were ready for publication (WGLC in October, 2005). There was a subsequent cross-area review that resulted in additional minor revisions, discussed and agreed by the WG. Protocol Summary These methods have been performed in at least one lab, and review comments were posted based on that experience. Several test equipment vendors commented actively during the WG development.