Conformance Testing

Verification of interoperability and compliance of SDN controllers and switches to ONF standards

Open Flow Conformance Testing for SDN Network Controllers and Switches

Veryx provides comprehensive range of ATTEST test suites to verify the conformance of SDN switches and controllers to OpenFlow.

Veryx ATTEST CTS for OpenFlow Controller Conformance Testing

Veryx ATTEST Conformance Test Suite (CTS) for OpenFlow Controller is ideal for equipment manufacturers and service providers, who desire an easy and efficient solution for verification of OpenFlow™ Protocol (Open Network Foundation OpenFlow Specification Version 1.3.3) implementation in their OpenFlow controllers, deployable in Software Defined Networking (SDN). OpenFlow protocol allows direct access to, and manipulation of, the forwarding plane of network devices such as switches and routers, both physical and virtual (hypervisor-based), by moving network control out of the networking switches to logically centralized control software.

Veryx has automated test cases that comprehensively test for OpenFlow protocol conformance to ONF OpenFlow Specification Version 1.3.3. These test cases are grouped into convenient test groups for each category of functions.

Example Topology for OpenFlow Controller

Highlights

  • Verifies the access permission on switch-based on the controller’s role – DEFAULT, SLAVE or MASTER.
  • Verifies the capability to generate and record the status from asynchronous messages – Packet-In, Flow Removed, Port Status, and Error.
  • Verifies the capability to generate and record the status from symmetric messages – Hello, Echo Request/Reply.
  • Verifies connections setup and interruption using TCP/TLS.
  • Verifies the communication with multiple controllers.

Benefits

  • Enables significant speeding up of testing cycles and reduces the ‘time-to-market’.
  • Test suites are written in industry standard TCL scripts. Well-defined APIs provide the flexibility to customize the test cases for specific requirements.
  • Built-in Automation and Reporting Capabilities.

Veryx ATTEST CTS for OpenFlow Switch Conformance Testing

Veryx ATTEST Conformance Test Suite (CTS) for OpenFlow Switch is ideal for equipment manufacturers, who desire an easy and efficient solution for verification of OpenFlow Protocol (Open Network Foundation OpenFlow Specification) implementation in their OpenFlow switches, deployable in Software Defined Networking (SDN). OpenFlow Protocol allows direct access to, and manipulation of, the forwarding plane of network devices such as switches and routers, both physical and virtual (hypervisor-based) by moving network control out of the networking switches to logically centralized control software.

Veryx has automated test cases that comprehensively test for OpenFlow protocol conformance to ONF OpenFlow Specification Version 1.3.3. These test cases are grouped into convenient test groups for each category of functions.

Highlights

  • Support testing OpenFlow-compliant switch implementations – OpenFlow-only and OpenFlow-hybrid switches.
  • Support for OpenFlow versions 1.0 and 1.3.
  • Test and verify OpenFlow channel over TCP/TLS connections.
  • Verify OpenFlow protocol support over auxiliary and multiple controller connections.

Benefits

  • Enables significant speeding up of testing cycles and reduces the ‘time-to-market’.
  • Test suites written in industry standard TCL scripts. Well-defined APIs provide the flexibility to customize the test cases for specific requirements.
  • Built-in Automation and Reporting Capabilities.