Informit authors Andy Sholomon and Tom Kunath present an in-depth look at the practical details of what is necessary to build an effective approach toward different types of test requests. This is the third chapter of a work on enterprise network testing. It begins with a suggested approach for assessing and scoping a test project, and offers guidance and best practices for considerations including identifying test case scenarios, developing a lab prototype, choosing the proper test tools necessary to execute the different types of tests, and writing a detailed test plan.
“A network ready for use (NRFU) test typically is executed on a new greenfield network infrastructure as a last step in certifying that it is ready to carry production traffic. During an NRFU test, network devices are methodically checked to ensure that they have been implemented according to the design specifications and are running in an error-free state.”