Certifying the Ethernet Network Switch has the following requirements:
The user has to setup the HCTS System Under Test (SUT) and HCTS Test Manager (TM) in manual mode. For more information, see Appendix C Manual Network Configuration.
Ensure that the ipkg://solaris/benchmark/iperf package is available on both SUT and TM.
Ensure that the switch has been setup properly before running the test cases.
There are four test cases for certifying a network switch: Link Speed, Jumbo Frame, Port Mirroring, and Link Aggregation. The four test cases are independent and each has its own test result. The user has to run these test cases separately and submit all network switch test results for an audit.
The user has to define the parameters for each test case in the /opt/SUNWhcts/etc/switch.conf configuration file. The user also has to add two different records for each test case in this file. A record is used to provide parameters for the test case.
To test the Link Speed and Jumbo Frame test cases, SUT must have at least 3 NIC ports and TM must have at least 2 NIC ports.
To test the Port Mirroring and Link Aggregation test cases, SUT must have at least 5 NIC ports and TM must have at least 2 NIC ports.