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1 CSIT Release Notes\r
2 ==================\r
3 \r
4 Changes in CSIT |release|\r
5 -------------------------\r
6 \r
7 #. VPP performance test environment changes\r
8 \r
9     - Further optimizations of VM and vhost-user test environment - Qemu virtio\r
10       queue size increased from default value of 256 to 1024.\r
11     - Addition of HW cryptodev devices - Intel QAT 8950 50G - in all three\r
12       LF FD.io physical testbeds.\r
13 \r
14 #. VPP performance test framework changes\r
15 \r
16     - Added VAT command history collection for every test case as part of teardown.\r
17 \r
18 #. Added VPP performance tests\r
19 \r
20     - **CGNAT**\r
21 \r
22       - Carrier Grade Network Address Translation tests with varying number\r
23         of users and ports per user: 1u-15p, 10u-15p, 100u-15p, 1000u-15p,\r
24         2000u-15p, 4000u-15p - with Intel x520 NIC.\r
25 \r
26     - **vhost-user tests with one VM**\r
27 \r
28       - L2 Bridge Domain switched-forwarding with Intel x710 NIC, Intel x520 NIC,\r
29         Intel xl710 NIC.\r
30       - VXLAN and L2 Bridge Domain switched-forwarding with Intel x520 NIC.\r
31 \r
32     - **vhost-user tests with two VMs service chain**\r
33 \r
34       - L2 cross-connect switched-forwarding with Intel x520 NIC, Intel xl710 NIC.\r
35       - L2 Bridge Domain switched-forwarding with Intel x520 NIC, Intel xl710 NIC.\r
36       - IPv4 routed-forwarding with Intel x520 NIC, Intel xl710 NIC.\r
37 \r
38     - **IPSec encryption with**\r
39 \r
40       - AES-GCM, CBC-SHA1 ciphers, in combination with IPv4 routed-forwarding\r
41         with Intel xl710 NIC.\r
42       - CBC-SHA1 ciphers, in combination with LISP-GPE overlay tunneling for\r
43         IPv4-over-IPv4 with Intel xl710 NIC.\r
44 \r
45 Performance Improvements\r
46 ------------------------\r
47 \r
48 Substantial improvements in measured packet throughput have been\r
49 observed in a number of CSIT |release| tests listed below, with relative\r
50 increase  of double-digit percentage points. Relative improvements are\r
51 calculated against the test results listed in CSIT rls1701 report.\r
52 VPP-16.09 numbers are provided for reference.\r
53 \r
54 NDR Throughput\r
55 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\r
56 \r
57 Non-Drop Rate Throughput discovery tests:\r
58 \r
59 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
60 | VPP Functionality | Test Name                                                       | VPP-16.09  | VPP-17.01 | VPP-17.04 | 17.01 to 17.04  |\r
61 |                   |                                                                 | [Mpps]     | [Mpps]    | [Mpps]    | Relative Change |\r
62 +===================+=================================================================+============+===========+===========+=================+\r
63 | L2XC-vhost-VM     | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-eth-l2xcbase-eth-2vhost-1vm-ndrdisc       | 0.5        | 2.8       | 3.4       | 21%             |\r
64 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
65 | L2BD-vhost-VM     | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-eth-l2bdbasemaclrn-eth-2vhost-1vm-ndrdisc | 0.4        | 2.7       | 3.1       | 15%             |\r
66 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
67 | IPv4 vhost        | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4base-eth-2vhost-1vm-ndrdisc     | 0.3        | 2.6       | 3.0       | 15%             |\r
68 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
69 | IPv4 LISP         | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4lispip4-ip4base-ndrdisc             | 4.4        | 4.8       | 5.5       | 15%             |\r
70 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
71 | IPv6              | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6base-ndrdisc                    | 3.0        | 7.3       | 8.1       | 11%             |\r
72 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
73 | IPv6 COP          | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6base-copwhtlistbase-ndrdisc     | 6.1        | 6.1       | 6.9       | 13%             |\r
74 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
75 | IPv6 iAcl         | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6base-iacldstbase-ndrdisc        | 6.5        | 6.1       | 6.9       | 13%             |\r
76 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
77 | IPv6 FIB 2M       | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6scale2m-ndrdisc                 | 5.3        | 4.2       | 4.6       | 10%             |\r
78 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
79 \r
80 PDR Throughput\r
81 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\r
82 \r
83 Partial Drop Rate thoughput discovery tests with packet Loss Tolerance of 0.5%:\r
84 \r
85 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
86 | VPP Functionality | Test Name                                                       | VPP-16.09 | VPP-17.01 | VPP-17.04 | 17.01 to 17.04  |\r
87 |                   |                                                                 | [Mpps]    | [Mpps]    | [Mpps]    | Relative Change |\r
88 +===================+=================================================================+===========+===========+===========+=================+\r
89 | L2XC-vhost-VM     | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-eth-l2xcbase-eth-2vhost-1vm-pdrdisc       | 2.6       | 3.2       | 3.7       | 15%             |\r
90 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
91 | L2BD-vhost-VM     | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-eth-l2bdbasemaclrn-eth-2vhost-1vm-pdrdisc | 2.1       | 2.9       | 3.3       | 14%             |\r
92 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
93 | IPv4 vhost        | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4base-eth-2vhost-1vm-pdrdisc     | 2.0       | 2.7       | 3.0       | 11%             |\r
94 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
95 | IPv4 LISP         | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4lispip4-ip4base-pdrdisc             | 4.6       | 4.8       | 5.5       | 15%             |\r
96 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
97 | IPv6              | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6base-pdrdisc                    | 7.7       | 7.3       | 8.1       | 11%             |\r
98 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
99 | IPv6 COP          | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6base-copwhtlistbase-pdrdisc     | 6.1       | 6.1       | 6.9       | 13%             |\r
100 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
101 | IPv6 iAcl         | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6base-iacldstbase-pdrdisc        | 6.5       | 6.1       | 6.9       | 13%             |\r
102 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
103 | IPv6 FIB 2M       | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6scale2m-pdrdisc                 | 5.3       | 4.2       | 4.6       | 10%             |\r
104 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
105 \r
106 Measured improvements are in line with VPP code optimizations listed in\r
107 `VPP-17.04 release notes\r
108 <https://docs.fd.io/vpp/17.04/release_notes_1704.html>`_.\r
109 \r
110 Additionally, vhost-VM performance improvements are due to both VPP code\r
111 optimizations as well as due to the FD.io CSIT Linux KVM test environment\r
112 optimizations for vhost-VM tests - see section "2.1.7. Methodology: KVM VM\r
113 vhost".\r
114 \r
115 \r
116 Other Performance Changes\r
117 -------------------------\r
118 \r
119 Other changes in measured packet throughput, with either minor relative\r
120 increase or decrease, have been observed in a number of CSIT |release|\r
121 tests listed below. Relative changes are calculated against the test\r
122 results listed in CSIT rls1701 report.\r
123 \r
124 NDR Throughput\r
125 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\r
126 \r
127 Non-Drop Rate Throughput discovery tests:\r
128 \r
129 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
130 | VPP Functionality | Test Name                                                       | VPP-16.09  | VPP-17.01 | VPP-17.04 | 17.01 to 17.04  |\r
131 |                   |                                                                 | [Mpps]     | [Mpps]    | [Mpps]    | Relative Change |\r
132 +===================+=================================================================+============+===========+===========+=================+\r
133 | L2XC              | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-eth-l2xcbase-ndrdisc                      | 9.4        | 12.7      | 13.1      | 3%              |\r
134 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
135 | L2XC              | 10ge2p1xl710: 64B-1t1c-eth-l2xcbase-ndrdisc                     | 9.5        | 12.2      | 12.4      | 2%              |\r
136 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
137 | L2XC dot1ad       | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-dot1ad-l2xcbase-ndrdisc                   | 7.4        | 8.8       | 9.3       | 6%              |\r
138 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
139 | L2XC dot1q        | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-dot1q-l2xcbase-ndrdisc                    | 7.5        | 8.8       | 9.2       | 5%              |\r
140 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
141 | L2XC VxLAN        | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4vxlan-l2xcbase-ndrdisc              | 5.4        | 6.5       | 6.8       | 5%              |\r
142 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
143 | L2BD              | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-eth-l2bdbasemaclrn-ndrdisc                | 7.8        | 10.4      | 10.8      | 4%              |\r
144 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
145 | IPv4              | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4base-ndrdisc                    | 8.7        | 9.7       | 10.6      | 9%              |\r
146 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
147 | IPv4 COP          | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4base-copwhtlistbase-ndrdisc     | 7.1        | 8.3       | 9.0       | 8%              |\r
148 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
149 | IPv4 iAcl         | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4base-iacldstbase-ndrdisc        | 6.9        | 7.6       | 8.3       | 9%              |\r
150 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
151 | IPv4 FIB 200k     | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4scale200k-ndrdisc               | 8.5        | 9.0       | 9.7       | 8%              |\r
152 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
153 | IPv4 FIB 20k      | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4scale20k-ndrdisc                | 8.5        | 9.0       | 9.7       | 8%              |\r
154 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
155 | IPv4 FIB 2M       | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4scale2m-ndrdisc                 | 8.5        | 7.8       | 8.1       | 4%              |\r
156 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
157 | IPv4 Policer      | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4base-ipolicemarkbase-ndrdisc    | 6.9        | 7.4       | 8.1       | 9%              |\r
158 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
159 | IPv6 FIB 200k     | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6scale200k-ndrdisc               | 6.5        | 5.3       | 5.3       | 0%              |\r
160 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
161 | IPv6 FIB 20k      | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6scale20k-ndrdisc                | 6.9        | 6.5       | 6.9       | 6%              |\r
162 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
163 \r
164 PDR Throughput\r
165 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\r
166 \r
167 Partial Drop Rate thoughput discovery tests with packet Loss Tolerance of 0.5%:\r
168 \r
169 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
170 | VPP Functionality | Test Name                                                       | VPP-16.09 | VPP-17.01 | VPP-17.04 | 17.01 to 17.04  |\r
171 |                   |                                                                 | [Mpps]    | [Mpps]    | [Mpps]    | Relative Change |\r
172 +===================+=================================================================+===========+===========+===========+=================+\r
173 | L2XC              | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-eth-l2xcbase-pdrdisc                      | 9.4       | 12.7      | 13.4      | 6%              |\r
174 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
175 | L2XC dot1ad       | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-dot1ad-l2xcbase-pdrdisc                   | 7.4       | 8.8       | 9.3       | 6%              |\r
176 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
177 | L2XC dot1q        | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-dot1q-l2xcbase-pdrdisc                    | 7.5       | 8.8       | 9.2       | 5%              |\r
178 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
179 | L2XC VxLAN        | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4vxlan-l2xcbase-pdrdisc              | 5.4       | 6.5       | 6.8       | 5%              |\r
180 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
181 | L2BD              | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-eth-l2bdbasemaclrn-pdrdisc                | 7.8       | 10.6      | 10.8      | 2%              |\r
182 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
183 | IPv4              | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4base-pdrdisc                    | 8.7       | 9.7       | 10.6      | 9%              |\r
184 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
185 | IPv4 COP          | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4base-copwhtlistbase-pdrdisc     | 7.1       | 8.3       | 9.2       | 11%             |\r
186 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
187 | IPv4 iAcl         | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4base-iacldstbase-pdrdisc        | 7.1       | 7.6       | 8.3       | 9%              |\r
188 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
189 | IPv4 FIB 200k     | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4scale200k-pdrdisc               | 8.5       | 9.0       | 9.7       | 8%              |\r
190 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
191 | IPv4 FIB 20k      | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4scale20k-pdrdisc                | 8.5       | 9.0       | 9.7       | 8%              |\r
192 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
193 | IPv4 FIB 2M       | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4scale2m-pdrdisc                 | 8.3       | 8.1       | 8.1       | 0%              |\r
194 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
195 | IPv4 Policer      | 10ge2p1x520: 64B-1t1c-ethip4-ip4base-ipolicemarkbase-pdrdisc    | 7.1       | 7.4       | 8.1       | 9%              |\r
196 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
197 | IPv6 FIB 200k     | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6scale200k-pdrdisc               | 6.9       | 5.3       | 5.3       | 0%              |\r
198 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
199 | IPv6 FIB 20k      | 10ge2p1x520: 78B-1t1c-ethip6-ip6scale20k-pdrdisc                | 6.9       | 6.5       | 6.9       | 6%              |\r
200 +-------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------------+\r
201 \r
202 Known Issues\r
203 ------------\r
204 \r
205 Here is the list of known issues in CSIT |release| for VPP performance tests:\r
206 \r
207 +---+-------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+\r
208 | # | Issue                                           | Jira ID    | Description                                                     |\r
209 +---+-------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+\r
210 | 1 | NDR discovery test failures 1518B frame size    | VPP-663    | VPP reporting errors: dpdk-input Rx ip checksum errors.         |\r
211 |   | for ip4scale200k, ip4scale2m scale IPv4 routed- |            | Observed frequency: all test runs.                              |\r
212 |   | forwarding tests. ip4scale20k tests are fine.   |            |                                                                 |\r
213 +---+-------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+\r
214 | 2 | Sporadic VAT API timeouts during ip6scale2m     | VPP-712    | Needs fixing VPP VAT API timeouts for large volume of IPv6      |\r
215 |   | scale IPv6  routed-forwarding tests when volume |            | routes.                                                         |\r
216 |   | adding IPv6 routes - 2M in this case.           |            |                                                                 |\r
217 |   | ip6scale200k works.                             |            |                                                                 |\r
218 +---+-------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+\r
219 | 3 | Vic1385 and Vic1227 low performance.            | VPP-664    | Low NDR performance.                                            |\r
220 |   |                                                 |            |                                                                 |\r
221 +---+-------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+\r
222 | 4 | Sporadic NDR discovery test failures on x520.   | CSIT-750   | Suspected issue with HW settings (BIOS, FW) in LF               |\r
223 |   |                                                 |            | infrastructure. Issue can't be replicated outside LF.           |\r
224 +---+-------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+\r
225 | 5 | VPP in 2t2c setups - large variation            | CSIT-568   | Suspected NIC firmware or DPDK driver issue affecting NDR       |\r
226 |   | of discovered NDR throughput values across      |            | throughput. Applies to XL710 and X710 NICs, x520 NICs are fine. |\r
227 |   | multiple test runs with xl710 and x710 NICs.    |            |                                                                 |\r
228 +---+-------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+\r
229 | 6 | Lower than expected NDR and PDR throughput with | CSIT-569   | Suspected NIC firmware or DPDK driver issue affecting NDR and   |\r
230 |   | xl710 and x710 NICs, compared to x520 NICs.     |            | PDR throughput. Applies to XL710 and X710 NICs.                 |\r
231 +---+-------------------------------------------------+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+\r
232 \r

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