Ethernet performance tests

Diogo Montagner diogo.montagner at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 21:45:50 CDT 2010


Hello everyone!!!

Thank you for all answers. These answers are really what I was looking for!!!!

Regards
./diogo -montagner



On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Tim Jackson <jackson.tim at gmail.com> wrote:
> Each KM does not ad 4.9ms......
>
> More like ~1msec per 100km...
>
> 1/4/msec usually per OEO conversion (depends on the box)...
>
> --
> Tim
>
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 9:31 PM, Mike Mainer <mmainer at tekinside.com> wrote:
>> Exfo, JDSU, Fluke all offer hand held test sets that can run a rfc2544
>> (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2544.txt) test.  Do you own the path between cpe
>> <-> cpe?  Remeber that for each km of fiber distance add about 4.9ms (one
>> way) of latency.  Do basline tests on your cpe gear so you know what you are
>> working with from the being.  Different tests at different speeds/cpe hand
>> off (1Gig fiber, 10Gig fiber, Copper @ 10/100/1000) so that all varations
>> are captured.
>>
>> Did this at a pervious company, had to test everything in everything
>> deployable state.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 6:54 PM, Tim Jackson <jackson.tim at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> We dispatch a technician to an end-site and perform tests either
>>> head->head with another test set, or to a loop at a far-end..
>>>
>>> We do ITU-T Y.156sam/EtherSAM and/or RFC2544 tests depending on the
>>> customer requirements. (some customers require certain tests for x
>>> minutes)
>>>
>>> http://www.exfo.com/en/Products/Products.aspx?Id=370
>>> ^--All of our technicians are equipped with those EXFO sets and that
>>> module. Also covers SONET/DS1/DS3 testing as well in a single easy(er)
>>> to carry set..
>>>
>>> --
>>> Tim
>>>
>>> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Diogo Montagner
>>> <diogo.montagner at gmail.com> 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.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks!
>>> > ./diogo -montagner
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> -Mike Mainer
>>
>




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