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Title: Network testbed creation and validation

Abstract

Embodiments of network testbed creation and validation processes are described herein. A "network testbed" is a replicated environment used to validate a target network or an aspect of its design. Embodiments describe a network testbed that comprises virtual testbed nodes executed via a plurality of physical infrastructure nodes. The virtual testbed nodes utilize these hardware resources as a network "fabric," thereby enabling rapid configuration and reconfiguration of the virtual testbed nodes without requiring reconfiguration of the physical infrastructure nodes. Thus, in contrast to prior art solutions which require a tester manually build an emulated environment of physically connected network devices, embodiments receive or derive a target network description and build out a replica of this description using virtual testbed nodes executed via the physical infrastructure nodes. This process allows for the creation of very large (e.g., tens of thousands of network elements) and/or very topologically complex test networks.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1347565
Patent Number(s):
9,600,386
Application Number:
14/289,853
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 May 29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Thai, Tan Q., Urias, Vincent, Van Leeuwen, Brian P., Watts, Kristopher K., and Sweeney, Andrew John. Network testbed creation and validation. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Thai, Tan Q., Urias, Vincent, Van Leeuwen, Brian P., Watts, Kristopher K., & Sweeney, Andrew John. Network testbed creation and validation. United States.
Thai, Tan Q., Urias, Vincent, Van Leeuwen, Brian P., Watts, Kristopher K., and Sweeney, Andrew John. Tue . "Network testbed creation and validation". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1347565.
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title = {Network testbed creation and validation},
author = {Thai, Tan Q. and Urias, Vincent and Van Leeuwen, Brian P. and Watts, Kristopher K. and Sweeney, Andrew John},
abstractNote = {Embodiments of network testbed creation and validation processes are described herein. A "network testbed" is a replicated environment used to validate a target network or an aspect of its design. Embodiments describe a network testbed that comprises virtual testbed nodes executed via a plurality of physical infrastructure nodes. The virtual testbed nodes utilize these hardware resources as a network "fabric," thereby enabling rapid configuration and reconfiguration of the virtual testbed nodes without requiring reconfiguration of the physical infrastructure nodes. Thus, in contrast to prior art solutions which require a tester manually build an emulated environment of physically connected network devices, embodiments receive or derive a target network description and build out a replica of this description using virtual testbed nodes executed via the physical infrastructure nodes. This process allows for the creation of very large (e.g., tens of thousands of network elements) and/or very topologically complex test networks.},
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year = {Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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