CSIT RF Tags Descriptions

All CSIT test cases are labelled with Robot Framework tags used to allow for easy test case type identification, test case grouping and selection for execution. Following sections list currently used CSIT TAGs and their documentation based on the content of tag documentation rst file.

Testbed Topology Tags

2_NODE_DOUBLE_LINK_TOPO

2 nodes connected in a circular topology with two links interconnecting the devices.

2_NODE_SINGLE_LINK_TOPO

2 nodes connected in a circular topology with at least one link interconnecting devices.

3_NODE_DOUBLE_LINK_TOPO

3 nodes connected in a circular topology with two links interconnecting the devices.

3_NODE_SINGLE_LINK_TOPO

3 nodes connected in a circular topology with at least one link interconnecting devices.

Objective Tags

SKIP_PATCH

Test case(s) marked to not run in case of vpp-csit-verify (i.e. VPP patch) and csit-vpp-verify jobs (i.e. CSIT patch).

SKIP_VPP_PATCH

Test case(s) marked to not run in case of vpp-csit-verify (i.e. VPP patch).

Environment Tags

HW_ENV

DUTs and TGs are running on bare metal.

VM_ENV

DUTs and TGs are running in virtual environment.

VPP_VM_ENV

DUTs with VPP and capable of running Virtual Machine.

NIC Model Tags

NIC_Intel-X520-DA2

Intel X520-DA2 NIC.

NIC_Intel-XL710

Intel XL710 NIC.

NIC_Intel-X710

Intel X710 NIC.

NIC_Intel-XXV710

Intel XXV710 NIC.

NIC_Cisco-VIC-1227

VIC-1227 by Cisco.

NIC_Cisco-VIC-1385

VIC-1385 by Cisco.

Scaling Tags

FIB_20K

2x10,000 entries in single fib table

FIB_200K

2x100,000 entries in single fib table

FIB_2M

2x1,000,000 entries in single fib table

L2BD_1

Test with 1 L2 bridge domain.

L2BD_10

Test with 10 L2 bridge domains.

L2BD_100

Test with 100 L2 bridge domains.

L2BD_1K

Test with 1000 L2 bridge domains.

VLAN_1

Test with 1 VLAN sub-interface.

VLAN_10

Test with 10 VLAN sub-interfaces.

VLAN_100

Test with 100 VLAN sub-interfaces.

VLAN_1K

Test with 1000 VLAN sub-interfaces.

VXLAN_1

Test with 1 VXLAN tunnel.

VXLAN_10

Test with 10 VXLAN tunnels.

VXLAN_100

Test with 100 VXLAN tunnels.

VXLAN_1K

Test with 1000 VXLAN tunnels.

TNL_{t}

IPSec in tunnel mode - {t} tunnels.

SRC_USER_1

Traffic flow with 1 unique IP (users) in one direction.

SRC_USER_10

Traffic flow with 10 unique IPs (users) in one direction.

SRC_USER_100

Traffic flow with 100 unique IPs (users) in one direction.

SRC_USER_1000

Traffic flow with 1000 unique IPs (users) in one direction.

SRC_USER_2000

Traffic flow with 2000 unique IPs (users) in one direction.

SRC_USER_4000

Traffic flow with 4000 unique IPs (users) in one direction.

100_FLOWS

Traffic stream with 100 unique flows (10 IPs/users x 10 UDP ports) in one direction.

10k_FLOWS

Traffic stream with 10 000 unique flows (10 IPs/users x 1000 UDP ports) in one direction.

100k_FLOWS

Traffic stream with 100 000 unique flows (100 IPs/users x 1000 UDP ports) in one direction.

Test Category Tags

FUNCTEST

All functional test cases.

PERFTEST

All performance test cases.

Performance Type Tags

NDRPDR

Single test finding both No Drop Rate and Partial Drop Rate simultaneously. The search is done by optimized algorithm which performs multiple trial runs at different durations and transmit rates. The results come from the final trials, which have duration of 30 seconds.

MRR

Performance tests where TG sends the traffic at maximum rate (line rate) and reports total sent/received packets over trial duration. The result is an average of 10 trials of 1 second duration.

SOAK

Performance tests using PLRsearch to find the critical load.

RECONF

Performance tests aimed to measure lost packets (time) when performing reconfiguration while full throughput offered load is applied.

Ethernet Frame Size Tags

These are describing the traffic offered by Traffic Generator, “primary” traffic in case of asymmetric load. For traffic between DUTs, or for “secondary” traffic, see ${overhead} value.

64B

64B frames used for test. Generic ethernet or IPv4.

78B

78B frames used for test. Ipv6.

114B

114B frames used for test. IPv4+vxlan.

118B

118B frames used for test. Dot1q+IPv4+vxlan.

IMIX

IMIX frame sequence (28x 64B, 16x 570B, 4x 1518B) used for test.

1460B

1460B frames used for test.

1480B

1480B frames used for test.

1514B

1514B frames used for test.

1518B

1518B frames used for test.

9000B

9000B frames used for test.

Test Type Tags

BASE

Baseline test cases, no encapsulation, no feature(s) configured in tests.

IP4BASE

IPv4 baseline test cases, no encapsulation, no feature(s) configured in tests.

IP6BASE

IPv6 baseline test cases, no encapsulation, no feature(s) configured in tests.

L2XCBASE

L2XC baseline test cases, no encapsulation, no feature(s) configured in tests.

L2BDBASE

L2BD baseline test cases, no encapsulation, no feature(s) configured in tests.

L2PATCH

L2PATCH baseline test cases, no encapsulation, no feature(s) configured in tests.

SCALE

Scale test cases.

ENCAP

Test cases where encapsulation is used. Use also encapsulation tag(s).

FEATURE

At least one feature is configured in test cases. Use also feature tag(s).

TLDK

Functional test cases for TLDK.

DMM

Functional test cases for DMM.

TCP

Tests which use TCP.

TCP_CPS

Performance tests which measure connections per second using http requests.

TCP_RPS

Performance tests which measure requests per second using http requests.

HTTP

Tests which use HTTP.

NF_DENSITY

Performance tests that measure throughput of multiple VNF and CNF service topologies at different service densities.

NF Service Density Tags

CHAIN

NF service density tests with VNF or CNF service chain topology(ies).

PIPE

NF service density tests with CNF service pipeline topology(ies).

NF_L3FWDIP4

NF service density tests with DPDK l3fwd IPv4 routing as NF workload.

NF_VPPIP4

NF service density tests with VPP IPv4 routing as NF workload.

{r}R{c}C

Service density matrix locator {r}R{c}C, {r}Row denoting number of service instances, {c}Column denoting number of NFs per service instance. {r}=(1,2,4,6,8,10), {c}=(1,2,4,6,8,10).

{n}VM{t}T

Service density {n}VM{t}T, {n}Number of NF Qemu VMs, {t}Number of threads per NF.

{n}DCRt}T

Service density {n}DCR{t}T, {n}Number of NF Docker containers, {t}Number of threads per NF.

{n}_ADDED_CHAINS

{n}Number of chains (or pipelines) added (and/or removed) during RECONF test.

Forwarding Mode Tags

L2BDMACSTAT

VPP L2 bridge-domain, L2 MAC static.

L2BDMACLRN

VPP L2 bridge-domain, L2 MAC learning.

L2XCFWD

VPP L2 point-to-point cross-connect.

IP4FWD

VPP IPv4 routed forwarding.

IP6FWD

VPP IPv6 routed forwarding.

LOADBALANCER

VPP Load balancer.

Underlay Tags

IP4UNRLAY

IPv4 underlay.

IP6UNRLAY

IPv6 underlay.

MPLSUNRLAY

MPLS underlay.

Overlay Tags

L2OVRLAY

L2 overlay.

IP4OVRLAY

IPv4 overlay (IPv4 payload).

IP6OVRLAY

IPv6 overlay (IPv6 payload).

Tagging Tags

DOT1Q

All test cases with dot1q.

DOT1AD

All test cases with dot1ad.

Encapsulation Tags

ETH

All test cases with base Ethernet (no encapsulation).

LISP

All test cases with LISP.

LISPGPE

All test cases with LISP-GPE.

LISP_IP4o4

All test cases with LISP_IP4o4.

LISPGPE_IP4o4

All test cases with LISPGPE_IP4o4.

LISPGPE_IP6o4

All test cases with LISPGPE_IP6o4.

LISPGPE_IP4o6

All test cases with LISPGPE_IP4o6.

LISPGPE_IP6o6

All test cases with LISPGPE_IP6o6.

VXLAN

All test cases with Vxlan.

VXLANGPE

All test cases with VXLAN-GPE.

GRE

All test cases with GRE.

IPSEC

All test cases with IPSEC.

SRv6

All test cases with Segment routing over IPv6 dataplane.

SRv6_1SID

All SRv6 test cases with single SID.

SRv6_2SID_DECAP

All SRv6 test cases with two SIDs and with decapsulation.

SRv6_2SID_NODECAP

All SRv6 test cases with two SIDs and without decapsulation.

Interface Tags

PHY

All test cases which use physical interface(s).

VHOST

All test cases which uses VHOST.

VHOST_256

All test cases which uses VHOST with qemu queue size set to 256.

VHOST_1024

All test cases which uses VHOST with qemu queue size set to 1024.

CFS_OPT

All test cases which uses VM with optimised scheduler policy.

TUNTAP

All test cases which uses TUN and TAP.

AFPKT

All test cases which uses AFPKT.

NETMAP

All test cases which uses Netmap.

MEMIF

All test cases which uses Memif.

SINGLE_MEMIF

All test cases which uses only single Memif connection per DUT. One DUT instance is running in container having one physical interface exposed to container.

LBOND

All test cases which uses link bonding (BondEthernet interface).

LBOND_DPDK

All test cases which uses DPDK link bonding.

LBOND_VPP

All test cases which uses VPP link bonding.

LBOND_MODE_XOR

All test cases which uses link bonding with mode XOR.

LBOND_MODE_LACP

All test cases which uses link bonding with mode LACP.

LBOND_LB_L34

All test cases which uses link bonding with load-balance mode l34.

LBOND_1L

All test cases which uses one link for link bonding.

LBOND_2L

All test cases which uses two links for link bonding.

DRV_AVF

All test cases which uses Intel Adaptive Virtual Function (AVF) device plugin for VPP. This plugins provides native device support for Intel AVF. AVF is driver specification for current and future Intel Virtual Function devices. In essence, today this driver can be used only with Intel XL710 / X710 / XXV710 adapters.

DRV_VFIO_PCI

All test cases which uses vfio-pci device driver. It supports variety of NIC adapters.

DRV_RDMA_CORE

All test cases which uses rdma-core device driver. It supports Mellanox NIC adapters.

Feature Tags

IACLDST

iACL destination.

COPWHLIST

COP whitelist.

NAT44

NAT44 configured and tested.

NAT64

NAT44 configured and tested.

ACL

ACL plugin configured and tested.

IACL

ACL plugin configured and tested on input path.

OACL

ACL plugin configured and tested on output path.

ACL_STATELESS

ACL plugin configured and tested in stateless mode (permit action).

ACL_STATEFUL

ACL plugin configured and tested in stateful mode (permit+reflect action).

ACL1

ACL plugin configured and tested with 1 not-hitting ACE.

ACL10

ACL plugin configured and tested with 10 not-hitting ACEs.

ACL50

ACL plugin configured and tested with 50 not-hitting ACEs.

SRv6_PROXY

SRv6 endpoint to SR-unaware appliance via proxy.

SRv6_PROXY_STAT

SRv6 endpoint to SR-unaware appliance via static proxy.

SRv6_PROXY_DYN

SRv6 endpoint to SR-unaware appliance via dynamic proxy.

SRv6_PROXY_MASQ

SRv6 endpoint to SR-unaware appliance via masquerading proxy.

Encryption Tags

IPSECSW

Crypto in software.

IPSECHW

Crypto in hardware.

IPSECTRAN

IPSec in transport mode.

IPSECTUN

IPSec in tunnel mode.

IPSECINT

IPSec in interface mode.

AES

IPSec using AES algorithms.

AES_128_CBC

IPSec using AES 128 CBC algorithms.

AES_128_GCM

IPSec using AES 128 GCM algorithms.

AES_256_GCM

IPSec using AES 256 GCM algorithms.

HMAC

IPSec using HMAC integrity algorithms.

HMAC_SHA_256

IPSec using HMAC SHA 256 integrity algorithms.

HMAC_SHA_512

IPSec using HMAC SHA 512 integrity algorithms.

Client-Workload Tags

VM

All test cases which use at least one virtual machine.

LXC

All test cases which use Linux container and LXC utils.

DRC

All test cases which use at least one Docker container.

DOCKER

All test cases which use Docker as container manager.

APP

All test cases with specific APP use.

Container Orchestration Tags

K8S

All test cases which use Kubernetes for orchestration.

SFC_CONTROLLER

All test cases which use ligato/sfc_controller for driving configuration of vpp inside container.

VPP_AGENT

All test cases which use Golang implementation of a control/management plane for VPP

1VSWITCH

VPP running in Docker container acting as VSWITCH.

1VNF

1 VPP running in Docker container acting as VNF work load.

2VNF

2 VPP running in 2 Docker containers acting as VNF work load.

4VNF

4 VPP running in 4 Docker containers acting as VNF work load.

Multi-Threading Tags

STHREAD

Dynamic tag. All test cases using single poll mode thread.

MTHREAD

Dynamic tag.
All test cases using more then one poll mode driver thread.

1NUMA

All test cases with packet processing on single socket.

2NUMA

All test cases with packet processing on two sockets.

1C

1 worker thread pinned to 1 dedicated physical core; or if HyperThreading is enabled, 2 worker threads each pinned to a separate logical core within 1 dedicated physical core. Main thread pinned to core 1.

2C

2 worker threads pinned to 2 dedicated physical cores; or if HyperThreading is enabled, 4 worker threads each pinned to a separate logical core within 2 dedicated physical cores. Main thread pinned to core 1.

4C

4 worker threads pinned to 4 dedicated physical cores; or if HyperThreading is enabled, 8 worker threads each pinned to a separate logical core within 4 dedicated physical cores. Main thread pinned to core 1.

1T1C

Dynamic tag.
1 worker thread pinned to 1 dedicated physical core. 1 receive queue per interface. Main thread pinned to core 1.

2T2C

Dynamic tag.
2 worker threads pinned to 2 dedicated physical cores. 1 receive queue per interface. Main thread pinned to core 1.

4T4C

Dynamic tag.
4 worker threads pinned to 4 dedicated physical cores. 2 receive queues per interface. Main thread pinned to core 1.

2T1C

Dynamic tag.
2 worker threads each pinned to a separate logical core within 1 dedicated physical core. 1 receive queue per interface. Main thread pinned to core 1.

4T2C

Dynamic tag.
4 worker threads each pinned to a separate logical core within 2 dedicated physical cores. 2 receive queues per interface. Main thread pinned to core 1.

8T4C

Dynamic tag.
8 worker threads each pinned to a separate logical core within 4 dedicated physical cores. 4 receive queues per interface. Main thread pinned to core 1.

Honeycomb Tags

HC_FUNC

Honeycomb functional test cases.

HC_NSH

Honeycomb NSH test cases.

HC_PERSIST

Honeycomb persistence test cases.

HC_REST_ONLY

(Exclusion tag) Honeycomb test cases that cannot be run in Netconf mode using ODL client for Restfconf -> Netconf translation.