Ethernet performance tests

Diogo Montagner diogo.montagner at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 22:19:10 CDT 2010


Hi all,

do you know if I will be able to use two different vendors to execute
these tests ? For example, let's say that I have one JDSU unit in the
side A and a EXFO unit in the side B. Will these tests work ?

If not, is there a way to execute these tests having two different vendors ?

Thanks
./diogo -montagner



On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 2:13 AM, Holmes,David A <dholmes at mwdh2o.com> wrote:
> EXFO also sells the BRIX SLA verifier, which calculates RTT, packet
> loss, and jitter for various applications running on top of the link
> layer.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Jackson [mailto:jackson.tim at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:54 PM
> To: Diogo Montagner
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Ethernet performance tests
>
> 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
>>
>>
>
>




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