Conformance Testing

Table 1: Carrier Ethernet Conformance Test Suites

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CategoryTest Suite NameStandards / RFC reference
MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum)MEF CE 2.0:  E-line, E-Access, E-Tree, E-LANMEF CE 2.0
Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Profile (MPLS-TP)MPLS TP DataplaneIETF RFC 5654, IETF RFC 5960
Linear Protection SwitchingITU-T G.8131
MPLS OAM (MPLS Operations, Administration and Maintenance)ITU-T G.8113.1
BridgingProvider BridgesIEEE 802.1ad 2005
Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) protocolSERVICE OAMITU-T Y.1731
LINK OAMIEEE 802.3ah
CFM (Connectivity Fault Management) OAMIEEE 802.1ag/D8
BackhaulERPS (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching)ITU-T G.8032
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)MPLS LDP (MPLS Label Distribution Protocol)IETF RFC5036, RFC3478, RFC3815, RFC5283
BFD (Bi-directional Forward Detection) for MPLS Overview  ResourcesIETF draft-ietf-bfd-mpls-07.txt, draft-ietf-bfd-base-09.txt

 

Table 2: Carrier Ethernet Functional Test Suites

CategoryTest Suite NameStandards / RFC reference
Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) protocolSERVICE OAMITU-T Y.1731 02/2008
LINK OAMIEEE 802.3ah/802.3 2005 Clause 57
CFM (Connectivity Fault Management) OAMIEEE 802.1ag draft 8
BackhaulERPS (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching)ITU-T G.8032/Y.1344

 

Table 3: Layer 2 Conformance Test Suites

CategoryTest Suite NameStandards / RFC reference for Conformance TestingStandards / RFC reference for Functional Testing

Layer 2

BridgingMMRP (Multiple MAC Registration Protocol)IEEE 802.1ak
MVRP (Multiple VLAN Registration Protocol) IEEE 802.1ak
LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol)IEEE802.1AB-2005, IEEE802.1AB-2009
LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol)IEEE 802.3-2002, 802.3 – 2005 Clause 43 IEEE 802.3-2002
IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) Snoopingdraft-ieft-magma-snoop-12/RFC 4541, RFC 1112, RFC 2236 and RFC 3376 draft-ieft-magma-snoop-12/RFC 4541, RFC 1112, RFC 2236 and RFC 3376
VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network)IEEE 802.1d-1998, 802.1d-2004, 802.1Q-2003 and 802.1Q-2005
RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol)802.1w-2001,802.1d2004draft-ieft-magma-snoop-12/RFC 4541, RFC 1112, RFC 2236 and RFC 3376
MSTP (Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol)IEEE 802.1s-2002, 802.1Q-2003, 802.1Q-2005IEEE 802.1s-2002, 802.1Q-2003, 802.1Q-2005
STP (Spanning Tree Protocol)IEEE 802.1D-1998IEEE 802.1D-1998
SecurityPNAC (Port-based Network Access Control)IEEE 802.1X -2001, IEEE 802.1X -2004
IndustrialMRP (Media redundancy Protocol)IEC 62439/Ed 1.0,
PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol)IEC 62439-3:2011/FDISIEC 62439-3:2011/FDIS

 

Table 4: Layer 3 Conformance Test Suites

CategoryTest Suite NameStandards / RFC reference for Conformance TestingStandards / RFC reference for Functional Testing

Layer 3

IPv6 UnicastIPv6 HostIETF 2460, 4861, 4862, 4443, 1981
IPv6 RouterIETF 2460, 4861, 4862, 4443, 1981
IPv6 TunnelIETF RFC 2529, 2893, 3056, 3068
OSPFv3 (Open Shortest Path First – Version 3)IETF RFC 2328, 2740
BGP4+ (Border Gateway Protocol)IETF RFC 4271
ISISv6 (Intermediate System to Intermediate System for IPv6)IETF 1195, 3719, 3847, 5803, ISO-10589:2002(E)
RIPng (Routing Information Protocol – Next generation)
IPv6 Multicast PIM (Protocol Independent Multicast) IETF RFC 3973
MLD (Multicast Listener Discovery Protocol) – ListenerIETF RFC 2710, 3810
MLD (Multicast Listener Discovery Protocol) – RouterIETF RFC 2710, 3810
PIM-DMv6 (Protocol Independent Multicast – Dense Mode for IPv6)
PIM-SMv6 (Protocol Independent Multicast – Sparse Mode for IPv6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BGP4 (Border Gateway Protocol version 4)IETF RFC 4271
BFD for IPv4 (Bi-directional Forwarding Detection)IETF draft-ieft-bfd-v4v6-1hop-04.txt, draft-ieft-bfd-mib-02.txt
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Relay AgentIETF RFC 3046, 1542, 2132, 2131  IETF RFC 2131, RFC 2132
Intermediate System to Intermediate SystemIETF RFC 1195, 3719, 3847, 5803, ISO-10589:2002(E)
IPv4 (Internet Protocol – Version 4)IETF RFC 791, 792, 950, 1122 and 1812.
OSPFv2 (Open Shortest Path First – Version 2)IETF RFC 1850 and 2328
RIPv2 (Routing Information Protocol – Version 2)IETF RFC 1058, 1724, 1812, 2082, 2453
IPv4 Network SecurityNAT (Network Address Translation)IETF RFC 2663
IPv4 MulticastIGMP v2 (Internet Gateway Management Protocol – Version 2)IETF RFC 2236, 1112
IGMP v3 (Internet Gateway Management Protocol – Version 3)IETF RFC 3376
PIM-DM (Protocol Independent Multicast – Dense Mode)Draft-ietf-pim-dm-v2-new-03
PIM-SM (Protocol Independent Multicast – Sparse Mode)Draft-ietf-pim-sm-v2-new-07, Draft-ietf-pim-sm-bsr-03