Testing VNF White Paper

Performance Testing of Firewall Virtual Network Functions
Xena Networks White Paper
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Testing VNF White Paper

Virtual Networks Functions (VNF) are being used for increasingly complex network scenarios, involving multi-vendor products and platforms.

A flexible VNF test framework is now seen as essential for ensuring all the different factors are taken into account when testing and certifying VNF. Ideally this should be done using real-world traffic and repeated regularly to verify consistency following any changes or upgrades to the network.

This White Paper demonstrates how the goals listed above can be achieved using Xena’s L4-7 traffic generator on configurations orchestrated by CNLabs NFV Test Framework. The open source firewall pfSense is used as the Virtual Network Function.

Testing VNF White Paper – CONTENT

  • Xena L4-7 Test Platform
  • CNLabs NFV Test Framework
  • pfSense Virtual Firewall
  • Baseline Performance
  • UDP Throughput
  • TCP Connections Per Second
  • HTTP Connections Per Second
  • Pass-Through SSL Throughput
  • Real World Traffic