Hardware Test Plan

Digging in on G2s
Read HW datasheets for routers
Collect additional informational documents
Cisco Live Slides
Router guide book
Comparison sheets
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Merge Notes and estimate best case/worst case performance
Draft can be talking points and headlines
What are key performance metrics for us?
Mbps
pps
Multitasking capability
Firewall
QoS
MLPPP
High Throughput
ipsla
pfr
wireless
aaa
scansafe
etc....
Final should be a formal evaluation of the on paper research
Use this data to develop a hardware test plan
This should challange any on paper conclusions
Use real world setup, config, and traffic characteristics whenever possible
Note when it couldn't
Document how it should be built
Document test topology
Document lab circuits
Document lab hardware
Document traffic generators
Have worksheets ready to populate with data once testing has begun.
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