8.3. Test Environment

CSIT NSH_SFC functional tests are currently executed in FD.IO VIRL testbed. The physical VIRL testbed infrastructure consists of three identical VIRL hosts:

  • All hosts are Cisco UCS C240-M4 (2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2699 v3 @2.30GHz, 18c, 512GB RAM)
  • Hosts run Ubuntu 14.04.3
  • VIRL software versions:
    • STD server version 0.10.24.7
    • UWM server version 0.10.24.7

The VIRL host to run VIRL simulation is selected based on least load algorithm per VIRL simulation.

Every VIRL simulation uses the same three-node - Traffic Generator (TG node) and two Systems Under Test (SUT1 and SUT2) - “double-ring” topology. The appropriate pre-built VPP packages built by Jenkins for the patch under review are then installed on the two SUTs, along with their /etc/vpp/startup.conf file, in all VIRL simulations.

8.3.1. SUT Configuration - VIRL Guest VM

Configuration of the SUT VMs is defined in file

/csit/resources/tools/virl/topologies/double-ring-nested.xenial.virl
  • List of SUT VM interfaces::

    <interface id="0" name="GigabitEthernet0/4/0"/>
    <interface id="1" name="GigabitEthernet0/5/0"/>
    <interface id="2" name="GigabitEthernet0/6/0"/>
    <interface id="3" name="GigabitEthernet0/7/0"/>
    
  • Number of 2MB hugepages: 1024

  • Maximum number of memory map areas: 20000

  • Kernel Shared Memory Max: 2147483648 (vm.nr_hugepages * 2 * 1024 * 1024)

8.3.2. SUT Configuration - VIRL Guest OS Linux

In CSIT terminology, the VM operating system for both SUTs that VPP-17.07 release has been tested with, is the following:

#. Ubuntu VIRL image

This image implies Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, current as of yyyy-mm-dd (that is, package versions are those that would have been installed by a “apt-get update”, “apt-get upgrade” on that day), produced by CSIT disk image build scripts.

The exact list of installed packages and their versions (including the Linux kernel package version) are included in CSIT source repository:

resources/tools/disk-image-builder/ubuntu/lists/ubuntu-16.04.1_2017-02-23_1.8

A replica of this VM image can be built by running the “build.sh” script in CSIT repository resources/tools/disk-image-builder/ubuntu.

#. CentOS VIRL image

The Centos7.3 image is ready to be used but no tests running on it now. Corresponding Jenkins jobs are under preparation.

The exact list of installed packages and their versions (including the Linux kernel package version) are included in CSIT source repository:

resources/tools/disk-image-builder/ubuntu/lists/centos-7.3-1611_2017-02-23_1.4

A replica of this VM image can be built by running the “build.sh” script in CSIT repository resources/tools/disk-image-builder/centos.

#. Nested VM image

In addition to the “main” VM image, tests which require VPP to communicate to a VM over a vhost-user interface, utilize a “nested” VM image.

This “nested” VM is dynamically created and destroyed as part of a test case, and therefore the “nested” VM image is optimized to be small, lightweight and have a short boot time. The “nested” VM image is not built around any established Linux distribution, but is based on BuildRoot, a tool for building embedded Linux systems. Just as for the “main” image, scripts to produce an identical replica of the “nested” image are included in CSIT GIT repository, and the image can be rebuilt using the “build.sh” script at:

resources/tools/disk-image-builder/ubuntu/lists/nested

8.3.3. DUT Configuration - VPP

Every System Under Test runs VPP SW application in Linux user-mode as a Device Under Test (DUT) node.

DUT port configuration

Port configuration of DUTs is defined in topology file that is generated per VIRL simulation based on the definition stored in file

/csit/resources/tools/virl/topologies/double-ring-nested.xenial.yaml

Example of DUT nodes configuration::

DUT1:
    type: DUT
    host: "10.30.51.157"
    port: 22
    username: cisco
    honeycomb:
      user: admin
      passwd: admin
      port: 8183
      netconf_port: 2831
    priv_key: |
      -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
      MIIEpgIBAAKCAQEAwUDlTpzSHpwLQotZOFS4AgcPNEWCnP1AB2hWFmvI+8Kah/gb
      v8ruZU9RqhPs56tyKzxbhvNkY4VbH5F1GilHZu3mLqzM4KfghMmaeMEjO1T7BYYd
      vuBfTvIluljfQ2vAlnYrDwn+ClxJk81m0pDgvrLEX4qVVh2sGh7UEkYy5r82DNa2
      4VjzPB1J/c8a9zP8FoZUhYIzF4FLvRMjUADpbMXgJMsGpaZLmz95ap0Eot7vb1Cc
      1LvF97iyBCrtIOSKRKA50ZhLGjMKmOwnYU+cP5718tbproDVi6VJOo7zeuXyetMs
      8YBl9kWblWG9BqP9jctFvsmi5G7hXgq1Y8u+DwIDAQABAoIBAQC/W4E0DHjLMny7
      0bvw2YKzD0Zw3fttdB94tkm4PdZv5MybooPnsAvLaXVV0hEdfVi5kzSWNl/LY/tN
      EP1BgGphc2QgB59/PPxGwFIjDCvUzlsZpynBHe+B/qh5ExNQcVvsIOqWI7DXlXaN
      0i/khOzmJ6HncRRah1spKimYRsaUUDskyg7q3QqMWVaqBbbMvLs/w7ZWd/zoDqCU
      MY/pCI6hkB3QbRo0OdiZLohphBl2ShABTwjvVyyKL5UA4jAEneJrhH5gWVLXnfgD
      p62W5CollKEYblC8mUkPxpP7Qo277zw3xaq+oktIZhc5SUEUd7nJZtNqVAHqkItW
      79VmpKyxAoGBAPfU+kqNPaTSvp+x1n5sn2SgipzDtgi9QqNmC4cjtrQQaaqI57SG
      OHw1jX8i7L2G1WvVtkHg060nlEVo5n65ffFOqeVBezLVJ7ghWI8U+oBiJJyQ4boD
      GJVNsoOSUQ0rtuGd9eVwfDk3ol9aCN0KK53oPfIYli29pyu4l095kg11AoGBAMef
      bPEMBI/2XmCPshLSwhGFl+dW8d+Klluj3CUQ/0vUlvma3dfBOYNsIwAgTP0iIUTg
      8DYE6KBCdPtxAUEI0YAEAKB9ry1tKR2NQEIPfslYytKErtwjAiqSi0heM6+zwEzu
      f54Z4oBhsMSL0jXoOMnu+NZzEc6EUdQeY4O+jhjzAoGBAIogC3dtjMPGKTP7+93u
      UE/XIioI8fWg9fj3sMka4IMu+pVvRCRbAjRH7JrFLkjbUyuMqs3Arnk9K+gbdQt/
      +m95Njtt6WoFXuPCwgbM3GidSmZwYT4454SfDzVBYScEDCNm1FuR+8ov9bFLDtGT
      D4gsngnGJj1MDFXTxZEn4nzZAoGBAKCg4WmpUPaCuXibyB+rZavxwsTNSn2lJ83/
      sYJGBhf/raiV/FLDUcM1vYg5dZnu37RsB/5/vqxOLZGyYd7x+Jo5HkQGPnKgNwhn
      g8BkdZIRF8uEJqxOo0ycdOU7n/2O93swIpKWo5LIiRPuqqzj+uZKnAL7vuVdxfaY
      qVz2daMPAoGBALgaaKa3voU/HO1PYLWIhFrBThyJ+BQSQ8OqrEzC8AnegWFxRAM8
      EqrzZXl7ACUuo1dH0Eipm41j2+BZWlQjiUgq5uj8+yzy+EU1ZRRyJcOKzbDACeuD
      BpWWSXGBI5G4CppeYLjMUHZpJYeX1USULJQd2c4crLJKb76E8gz3Z9kN
      -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----

    interfaces:
      port1:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:9b:89:52"
        pci_address: "0000:00:04.0"
        link: link1
      port2:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:7a:33:60"
        pci_address: "0000:00:05.0"
        link: link4
      port3:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:29:b7:ae"
        pci_address: "0000:00:06.0"
        link: link3
      port4:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:76:8d:ff"
        pci_address: "0000:00:07.0"
        link: link6
  DUT2:
    type: DUT
    host: "10.30.51.156"
    port: 22
    username: cisco
    honeycomb:
      user: admin
      passwd: admin
      port: 8183
      netconf_port: 2831
    priv_key: |
      -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
      MIIEpgIBAAKCAQEAwUDlTpzSHpwLQotZOFS4AgcPNEWCnP1AB2hWFmvI+8Kah/gb
      v8ruZU9RqhPs56tyKzxbhvNkY4VbH5F1GilHZu3mLqzM4KfghMmaeMEjO1T7BYYd
      vuBfTvIluljfQ2vAlnYrDwn+ClxJk81m0pDgvrLEX4qVVh2sGh7UEkYy5r82DNa2
      4VjzPB1J/c8a9zP8FoZUhYIzF4FLvRMjUADpbMXgJMsGpaZLmz95ap0Eot7vb1Cc
      1LvF97iyBCrtIOSKRKA50ZhLGjMKmOwnYU+cP5718tbproDVi6VJOo7zeuXyetMs
      8YBl9kWblWG9BqP9jctFvsmi5G7hXgq1Y8u+DwIDAQABAoIBAQC/W4E0DHjLMny7
      0bvw2YKzD0Zw3fttdB94tkm4PdZv5MybooPnsAvLaXVV0hEdfVi5kzSWNl/LY/tN
      EP1BgGphc2QgB59/PPxGwFIjDCvUzlsZpynBHe+B/qh5ExNQcVvsIOqWI7DXlXaN
      0i/khOzmJ6HncRRah1spKimYRsaUUDskyg7q3QqMWVaqBbbMvLs/w7ZWd/zoDqCU
      MY/pCI6hkB3QbRo0OdiZLohphBl2ShABTwjvVyyKL5UA4jAEneJrhH5gWVLXnfgD
      p62W5CollKEYblC8mUkPxpP7Qo277zw3xaq+oktIZhc5SUEUd7nJZtNqVAHqkItW
      79VmpKyxAoGBAPfU+kqNPaTSvp+x1n5sn2SgipzDtgi9QqNmC4cjtrQQaaqI57SG
      OHw1jX8i7L2G1WvVtkHg060nlEVo5n65ffFOqeVBezLVJ7ghWI8U+oBiJJyQ4boD
      GJVNsoOSUQ0rtuGd9eVwfDk3ol9aCN0KK53oPfIYli29pyu4l095kg11AoGBAMef
      bPEMBI/2XmCPshLSwhGFl+dW8d+Klluj3CUQ/0vUlvma3dfBOYNsIwAgTP0iIUTg
      8DYE6KBCdPtxAUEI0YAEAKB9ry1tKR2NQEIPfslYytKErtwjAiqSi0heM6+zwEzu
      f54Z4oBhsMSL0jXoOMnu+NZzEc6EUdQeY4O+jhjzAoGBAIogC3dtjMPGKTP7+93u
      UE/XIioI8fWg9fj3sMka4IMu+pVvRCRbAjRH7JrFLkjbUyuMqs3Arnk9K+gbdQt/
      +m95Njtt6WoFXuPCwgbM3GidSmZwYT4454SfDzVBYScEDCNm1FuR+8ov9bFLDtGT
      D4gsngnGJj1MDFXTxZEn4nzZAoGBAKCg4WmpUPaCuXibyB+rZavxwsTNSn2lJ83/
      sYJGBhf/raiV/FLDUcM1vYg5dZnu37RsB/5/vqxOLZGyYd7x+Jo5HkQGPnKgNwhn
      g8BkdZIRF8uEJqxOo0ycdOU7n/2O93swIpKWo5LIiRPuqqzj+uZKnAL7vuVdxfaY
      qVz2daMPAoGBALgaaKa3voU/HO1PYLWIhFrBThyJ+BQSQ8OqrEzC8AnegWFxRAM8
      EqrzZXl7ACUuo1dH0Eipm41j2+BZWlQjiUgq5uj8+yzy+EU1ZRRyJcOKzbDACeuD
      BpWWSXGBI5G4CppeYLjMUHZpJYeX1USULJQd2c4crLJKb76E8gz3Z9kN
      -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----

    interfaces:
      port1:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:ad:6c:7d"
        pci_address: "0000:00:04.0"
        link: link2
      port2:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:94:a4:99"
        pci_address: "0000:00:05.0"
        link: link5
      port3:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:75:92:da"
        pci_address: "0000:00:06.0"
        link: link3
      port4:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:2c:b1:2a"
        pci_address: "0000:00:07.0"
        link: link6

VPP Version

VPP-17.07 release

VPP Installed Packages

$ dpkg -l vpp\*
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version       Architecture Description
+++-==============-=============-============-=============================================
ii  vpp            17.07-release amd64        Vector Packet Processing--executables
ii  vpp-dbg        17.07-release amd64        Vector Packet Processing--debug symbols
ii  vpp-dev        17.07-release amd64        Vector Packet Processing--development support
ii  vpp-dpdk-dev   17.07-release amd64        Vector Packet Processing--development support
ii  vpp-dpdk-dkms  17.07-release amd64        DPDK 2.1 igb_uio_driver
ii  vpp-lib        17.07-release amd64        Vector Packet Processing--runtime libraries
ii  vpp-plugins    17.07-release amd64        Vector Packet Processing--runtime plugins

VPP Startup Configuration

VPP startup configuration is common for all test cases.

$ cat /etc/vpp/startup.conf
unix {
  nodaemon
  log /tmp/vpp.log
  full-coredump
}

api-trace {
  on
}

api-segment {
  gid vpp
}

cpu {
    ## In the VPP there is one main thread and optionally the user can create worker(s)
    ## The main thread and worker thread(s) can be pinned to CPU core(s) manually or automatically

    ## Manual pinning of thread(s) to CPU core(s)

    ## Set logical CPU core where main thread runs
    # main-core 1

    ## Set logical CPU core(s) where worker threads are running
    # corelist-workers 2-3,18-19

    ## Automatic pinning of thread(s) to CPU core(s)

    ## Sets number of CPU core(s) to be skipped (1 ... N-1)
    ## Skipped CPU core(s) are not used for pinning main thread and working thread(s).
    ## The main thread is automatically pinned to the first available CPU core and worker(s)
    ## are pinned to next free CPU core(s) after core assigned to main thread
    # skip-cores 4

    ## Specify a number of workers to be created
    ## Workers are pinned to N consecutive CPU cores while skipping "skip-cores" CPU core(s)
    ## and main thread's CPU core
    # workers 2

    ## Set scheduling policy and priority of main and worker threads

    ## Scheduling policy options are: other (SCHED_OTHER), batch (SCHED_BATCH)
    ## idle (SCHED_IDLE), fifo (SCHED_FIFO), rr (SCHED_RR)
    # scheduler-policy fifo

    ## Scheduling priority is used only for "real-time policies (fifo and rr),
    ## and has to be in the range of priorities supported for a particular policy
    # scheduler-priority 50
}

dpdk {
    ## Change default settings for all intefaces
    # dev default {
        ## Number of receive queues, enables RSS
        ## Default is 1
        # num-rx-queues 3

        ## Number of transmit queues, Default is equal
        ## to number of worker threads or 1 if no workers treads
        # num-tx-queues 3

        ## Number of descriptors in transmit and receive rings
        ## increasing or reducing number can impact performance
        ## Default is 1024 for both rx and tx
        # num-rx-desc 512
        # num-tx-desc 512

        ## VLAN strip offload mode for interface
        ## Default is off
        # vlan-strip-offload on
    # }

    ## Whitelist specific interface by specifying PCI address
    # dev 0000:02:00.0

    ## Whitelist specific interface by specifying PCI address and in
    ## addition specify custom parameters for this interface
    # dev 0000:02:00.1 {
    #       num-rx-queues 2
    # }

    ## Change UIO driver used by VPP, Options are: uio_pci_generic, vfio-pci
    ## and igb_uio (default)
    # uio-driver uio_pci_generic

    ## Disable mutli-segment buffers, improves performance but
    ## disables Jumbo MTU support
    # no-multi-seg

    ## Increase number of buffers allocated, needed only in scenarios with
    ## large number of interfaces and worker threads. Value is per CPU socket.
    ## Default is 32768
    # num-mbufs 128000

    ## Change hugepages allocation per-socket, needed only if there is need for
    ## larger number of mbufs. Default is 256M on each detected CPU socket
    # socket-mem 2048,2048
}

8.3.4. TG Configuration

Traffic Generator node is VM running the same OS Linux as SUTs. Ports of this VM are used as source (Tx) and destination (Rx) ports for the traffic.

Traffic scripts of test cases are executed on this VM.

TG VM configuration

Configuration of the TG VMs is defined in file

/csit/resources/tools/virl/topologies/double-ring-nested.xenial.virl
  • List of TG VM interfaces::

    <interface id="0" name="eth1"/>
    <interface id="1" name="eth2"/>
    <interface id="2" name="eth3"/>
    <interface id="3" name="eth4"/>
    <interface id="4" name="eth5"/>
    <interface id="5" name="eth6"/>
    

TG node port configuration

Port configuration of TG is defined in topology file that is generated per VIRL simulation based on the definition stored in file

/csit/resources/tools/virl/topologies/double-ring-nested.xenial.yaml

Example of TG node configuration::

TG:
    type: TG
    host: "10.30.51.155"
    port: 22
    username: cisco
    priv_key: |
      -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
      MIIEpgIBAAKCAQEAwUDlTpzSHpwLQotZOFS4AgcPNEWCnP1AB2hWFmvI+8Kah/gb
      v8ruZU9RqhPs56tyKzxbhvNkY4VbH5F1GilHZu3mLqzM4KfghMmaeMEjO1T7BYYd
      vuBfTvIluljfQ2vAlnYrDwn+ClxJk81m0pDgvrLEX4qVVh2sGh7UEkYy5r82DNa2
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      8YBl9kWblWG9BqP9jctFvsmi5G7hXgq1Y8u+DwIDAQABAoIBAQC/W4E0DHjLMny7
      0bvw2YKzD0Zw3fttdB94tkm4PdZv5MybooPnsAvLaXVV0hEdfVi5kzSWNl/LY/tN
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      0i/khOzmJ6HncRRah1spKimYRsaUUDskyg7q3QqMWVaqBbbMvLs/w7ZWd/zoDqCU
      MY/pCI6hkB3QbRo0OdiZLohphBl2ShABTwjvVyyKL5UA4jAEneJrhH5gWVLXnfgD
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      79VmpKyxAoGBAPfU+kqNPaTSvp+x1n5sn2SgipzDtgi9QqNmC4cjtrQQaaqI57SG
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      D4gsngnGJj1MDFXTxZEn4nzZAoGBAKCg4WmpUPaCuXibyB+rZavxwsTNSn2lJ83/
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      BpWWSXGBI5G4CppeYLjMUHZpJYeX1USULJQd2c4crLJKb76E8gz3Z9kN
      -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----

    interfaces:
      port3:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:b9:e1:27"
        pci_address: "0000:00:06.0"
        link: link1
        driver: virtio-pci
      port4:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:e9:c8:68"
        pci_address: "0000:00:07.0"
        link: link4
        driver: virtio-pci
      port5:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:e8:d3:47"
        pci_address: "0000:00:08.0"
        link: link2
        driver: virtio-pci
      port6:
        mac_address: "fa:16:3e:cf:ca:58"
        pci_address: "0000:00:09.0"
        link: link5
        driver: virtio-pci

Traffic generator

Functional tests utilize Scapy as a traffic generator. There was used Scapy v2.3.1 for VPP-17.07 release tests.