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Why is Configuration Defect Testing so Important?
Configuration DefectA diverse array of component devices and applications in a unified architecture may cause network failure.

While individual devices and applications may work as planned, the complexity of an entire network, however, with configurations and associated firmware out of synch, can create a critical potential vulnerability that must be tested for defects that can bring down your network.

Real-world testing for firmware and configuration defects is crucial to ensure the network is performing as planned. Some examples of configuration defect testing:
  • Incorrect firmware identified
    • Risk if Unaddressed before launch: Firmware mismatch can lead to failed design implementation
  • Port configured in wrong mode for expected throughput
    • Risk if Unaddressed before launch: Inaccurate performance expectations leading to inadequate capacity in production environment
A key point too is testing before launch.

Need to see more detail on these best practices?

Examples of the best practices appear in case studies outlined in both a set of short webinars and a white paper on this topic. Click here for the Spirent Learn in 10 on-demand webinars to learn more, and check out "The Solution" presentation. Or download the DCN Testing Best Practices white paper.

In our next blog, we'll look at why the PASS Testing Methodology is so crucial in Network testing and Network Failure Threshold Testing is a critical best practice in new DCN initiatives.
By: Glen Cory Jr. - 8/25/2014 11:47:57 AM
Tags: Network Testing, Cloud, Data Center Testing


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