The project’s goal is to verify infrastructure compliance, from the perspective of a Virtual Network Function (VNF).

The Project’s scope is the development of a test framework, Yardstick, test cases and test stimuli to enable Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) verification.

In OPNFV Brahmaputra release, generic test cases covering aspects of the metrics in the document ETSI GS NFV-TST001, “Pre-deployment Testing; Report on Validation of NFV Environments and Services” are available; further OPNFV releases will provide extended testing of these metrics.

The Project also includes a sample VNF, the Virtual Traffic Classifier (VTC) and its experimental framework, ApexLake.

Yardstick is used in OPNFV for verifying the OPNFV infrastructure and some of the OPNFV features. The Yardstick framework is deployed in several OPNFV community labs. It is installer, infrastructure and application independent.

See also

This Presentation for an overview of Yardstick and Yardsticktst for material on alignment ETSI TST001 and Yardstick.