DHCP transactions per second
ian.anderson at clearwire.com
Fri Jun 15 16:19:39 UTC 2007
dhcperf works really well. It allows you to test DHCPDISCOVER tps as
well as RENEW tps. It starts with 30 clients/sec and then keep working
its way up. The one downfall is that it is extremely picky about when
it needs to receive a response from the server. I believe it needs to
receive a response within .1 seconds, if it doesn't it considers that a
failure. This is not a real world test by any means, as clients will
retransmit their requests. dhcperf does not take this into account.
Ragnar Lonn wrote:
> Ian Anderson skrev:
>> Math was never my strongest subject and I am hoping someone can offer
>> advise as to wether or not this is the proper way to compute DHCP tps.
>> I will be using a combination of the Ixia IXLoad test suite and
>> Nominum's dhcperf tool to perform stress tests. All advise is welcome.
> What is your experience of dhcperf? I've had requests to include stress
> testing functionality
> in my dhcptool test tool
> (http://gatorhole.com/index.php?product=dhcp&lang=gb) but if
> there already are good open-source stress testing tools maybe I
> shouldn't spend time on
> reinventing the wheel?
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