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.

In our next blog, we’ll look at why the PASS Testing Methodologyis so crucial in Network testing and Network Failure Threshold Testing is a critical best practice in new DCN initiatives.

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