Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of PersistentTestHostRequirments


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Timestamp:
09/01/10 11:59:37 (9 years ago)
Author:
jwilliams@bbn.com
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added notes about two iperf servers one for UDP one for TCP.

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  • PersistentTestHostRequirments

    v3 v4  
    22 * access to the "commodity internet" would be very helpful for package installs and out-of-band monitoring, though not required.
    33 * VMs are OK, but let us know. Some VM's require their interface to have promiscuous mode enabled to allow for tcpdump'ing layer2 frames such as OpenFlow Discovery (LLDP) frames.
    4  * NIC interface into VLAN 3712. BBN and other campuses have used multiple Interfaces (physical interfaces, virtual interfaces, or a VM with vnics) to support testing all Backbone connections from a single host.
     4 * NIC interface(s) into the GENI VLAN(s) being monitored. BBN and other campuses have used multiple Interfaces (physical interfaces, virtual interfaces, or a VM with vnics) to support testing all Backbone connections from a single host.
    55 * no other firm requirement, even "spare" laptops has even been used.
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    88== OS ==
    9  * Some variant of Linux - so far CentOs and Ubuntu have been used
     9 * Some variant of Linux - so far !CentOs and Ubuntu have been used
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    1212== Software (we'll install with sudo access) ==
    1313 * iperf
    14  * ganglia client
     14   * One instance as a TCP server.
     15   * One instance as a UDP server.
     16 * Ganglia (client)
    1517 * VLC
    1618 * arping
     
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    3537== Reach-ability, bandwidth usage and testing ==
    36 This host provides an easy sanity check for ensuring that the backbone connection is working, so the host should be "up" whenever possible.  Sustained traffic will also be minimal, usually very low periodicity ganglia messages  and the occasional ping.  Iperf and VLC will be used for testing and metrics, though we'll let you know when we plan on testing with these tools with any substantial Bandwidth (We've typically called this 50 MBps, is this acceptable for you?).  Well share results with you.
     38This host provides an easy sanity check for ensuring that the backbone connection is working, so the host should be "up" whenever possible.  Sustained traffic will be minimal, usually very low periodicity Ganglia messages and the occasional ping.  Iperf and VLC will be used for testing and metrics, though we'll let you know when we plan on testing with these tools with any substantial Bandwidth (We've typically called this 50 MBps, is this acceptable for you?).  Well share testing results.