SIG-PMV SC is proud to invite you on 28.11. and 29.11.2017 in Copenhagen at the

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28.11.2017: ARRIVE from 13:00 for START at 14:00

13:00 - 14:00 Arrivals, refreshments and lunch

14:00 - 14:10 Welcome and introductions around the table

14:10 - 14:50 Driving Agility with Automated Service Orchestration, Sonja Filiposka (UKIM) slides

Abstract: The JRA2T2 Service Provider Architecture (SPA) task focuses on on-demand, rapid delivery models wherein offered network services should be accessible through a self-care portal allowingautomated approach to service delivery and management. SPA is a next generation OSS/BSS based on microservices and use of business processes to enable automation of the entire service lifecycle thus transforming the network into an agile end-to-end programmable platform. The presentation and demo aim to showcase automated service order and fulfilment of the E-line service and interaction with the performance monitoring component developed by JRA2T4 for automated verification and monitoring using TMF Open APIs.

14:50 - 15:00 Discussion 

15:00 - 15:40 Performance Measurements and Acceleration Potential of Suricata, Lukas Kekely (CESNET) slides

Abstract: IDS As the number of network security threats is rising and new threats are becoming more and more sophisticated, traffic processing by Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) is getting significantly more complex. The rising processing complexity diminishes the achievable throughput and even utilizing the most powerful current CPUs, IDS are usually unable to operate at tens or hundreds of Gbps required by today’s fastest networks. In this presentation, we examine the performance of Suricata IDS in high-speed network deployment. Two versions of Suricata are tested:out-of-the-box Suricata software (without acceleration) against software Suricata enhanced by hardware accelerated data preprocessing. Measurements results on real network traffic are provided for both versions and compared in terms of achieved throughput and detection precision.

15:40 - 15:50 Discussion 

15:50 - 16:10 Break (Coffee/Tee time)

16:10 - 16:30 Outcomes from Jisc perfSONAR Workshop, Tim Chown (Jisc) (slides)

Abstract: Jisc held a perfSONAR training and developer discussion workshop in Manchester on 22/23 Nov 2017. The general objective of the training was to bootstrap and provide impetus to the perfSONAR measurement community for Janet-connected organisations and campuses in a context where Jisc is providing and running the central server and University networks are running one or two measurement points (MPs) reporting back to this central server.  Tim will outline the current use of perfSONAR in the Janet community, the passive measurement tools currently provided by Jisc, and present the outcomes of this workshop including 'wish lists' for perfSONAR and potential future perfSONAR development and deployment activities.

16:30 - 16:40 Discussion

16:40 - 17:20 Network Function Validation using Open Source Solutions, James Bensley (Updata) (slides)

Abstract: Network testing and performance tuning is a complex multidisciplinary subject. Various open source software solutions exist for Linux, which provide the facilities to test a range of features within the Linux networking stack as well generic network devices. Descriptions, comparisons, use cases, tuning tips and real world results are provided for some of the different software tools available; to show how they can be used to profile and verify network functions and hosts from layers 2-4 in detail.

17:20 - 17:30 Discussion 

18:30 - SOCIAL EVENT - Dinner -  

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29:11.2017: ARRIVE from 09:00 for START at 09:30

09:00 - 09:30 Coffee / arrivals

09:30 - 10:10 RIPE Atlas Probes, Status, Brook Schofield (GÉANT) (slides)

Abstract: While eduroam® is the service we all know and love, there is no love lost when it fails to work! Network monitoring, log analysis and manual testing is employed when the service is established at the campus or roaming operator level but the rate of periodic testing usually drops over time and gaps in testing will result in the failure of the service for someone — let the finger pointing begin. There is a need to simulate the end user experience and ensure the service is working to narrow down where the failure has occurred. With efforts from SURFnet, Srce and Jisc to develop a monitoring probe the issue of scale was never overcome - the largest probe network that our community has access to is RIPE Atlas. The downside, no wireless interface! RIPE Atlas has now enabled that option in limited release… and we now need to catch up.

10:10 - 10:20 Discussion

10:20 - 11:00 DTN Deployment and Experiments, Richard Highes-Jones (GÉANT) - remotely slides


11:00 - 11:10 Discussion

11:10 - 11:30 Break (Coffee/Tee time)

11:30 - 12:10 (1) Need for High Performance Data Plane, Sujata Tibrewala, INTEL / (2) Cache Consistency - Requirements and its Packet Processing Performance Implications, Murthurajan Jayakumar, INTEL- (remotely)

Abstracts: (1) Session on how packet processing operations, header look ups, sanity checks, quality of service get translated onto CPU cycles and the performance considerations while implementing VNFs. (Speaker: Sujata Tibrewala) (2) Requirements and its Packet Processing Performance Implications: Session on how where the data is stored in your VNF effects the performance under the hood and what CPU architecture advances optimize them for faster packet processing and agile VNFs (Speaker: Muthurajan Jayakumar)  - Reference: IEEE SDN/NFV conference at Berlin

12:10 - 12:20 Discussion

Discussion of SIG-PMV milestones and deliverables; contributions from this meeting; future work

Wrap Up and Farewell 


Scope of the 3rd SIG-PMV Meeting

With reference to our last event in Amsterdam where we discussed various areas such as current and emerging scenarios (PMV Scenarios) we put the focus in Copenhagen on approaches, such as what type of tools are you using in your measurement context, how do you define performance verification/validation in your measurement context, and also a spot on any other DevOps activities like data law protection.

The SIG-PMV Workshop scope would cover, but is not restricted to:

(A) Scenarios/measurement context/environments on

  • Service Orchestration
  • Measurement toolkits and NMaaS
  • Research expertise and implementation
  • Operation and Development
  • Data Plan Development Kits (DPDK), netmap, libVMA to use raw sockets, tools using those like etherate, MoonGen, etc.
  • Data analytics of performance measurements (e.g. with pS 4.0.1) with the goal of discovering "useful" information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision-making.

(B) Performance Verification /Validation

We are specifically interested in:

  • Your definition of performance verification/validation and on what verification and/or validation means in the context of your work.

(C) Any other related Dev/Ops, Research activities with focus on PMV like

  • Monitoring and data protection laws (e.g. GDPR), issues, challenges.
  • What would you be able to publish?...Flow data?...can an IP-Address reveal what you are talking about?

The meeting will include a range of presentations on the above mentioned topics. Further there will be enough time for ample discussions that allow attendees to review various concepts requiring deployment of PMV tools, and to discuss the most appropriate approaches to solving such challenges. This discussion will help the SIG in determining the recommendations it wishes to make to the community. We will also discuss what gaps or features may be missing from such tools, with a view to engaging with toolkit developers to improve the state-of-the-art where necessary.

Who should attend? 

Industry, Outreach Organization members, researchers, DevOps team, NRENs PERT/NOC members, and/or members from other SIG/TFs they are interested in network performance measurements/monitoring and verification.

Call for Presentations: 

If you would like to be a part of the program, we kindly invite you to submit your presentation proposal.

A successful submission would include:

  • Title of your presentation
  • Abstract - max. 100 words (which helps us to set-up the program)

The abstract can be sent by mail to SIG-PMV SC . Subject mail: ABSTRACT PRESENTATION - SIG-PMV Copenhagen

Please submit your presentation not later than the 10th of November, EOB.

SIG-PMV in general: SIG-PMV Charter and SC members see: SIG-PMV

Link to past SIG-PMV Meetings :

SIG-PMV@Zurich 2016 SIG-PMV@Amsterdam 2017


  1. I am happy to see you all there...  (smile)

  2. Hi Kurt Baumann, can you tell me if the presentations will be made available in the Documents section of this Wiki, and if so, when to expect them? Thanks in advance.

  3. the slides from today are now available, on the wiki-page