Running repeatable and controlled virtual routing experiments
Version of Record online: 8 OCT 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Software: Practice and Experience
Volume 45, Issue 4, pages 455–471, April 2015
How to Cite
2015), Running repeatable and controlled virtual routing experiments, Softw. Pract. Exper., 45, 455–471, doi: 10.1002/spe.2232, and (
- Issue online: 5 MAR 2015
- Version of Record online: 8 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 12 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Received: 10 MAY 2013
- virtual routing;
- software tools;
- software router
This paper describes an approach to perform reproducible performance tests on virtual routers, comparing different virtual routing architectures, different software versions and configurations. The presented approach is based on VRKit, a software tool that allows to build pre-configured bootable virtual router images with the desired characteristics. Design decisions are described, and some usage examples are presented, showing how the tool can be used for research on virtual routing, facilitating performance comparison of various virtual router implementations. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.