[strongSwan] Strongswan IKEv2 Performance (Tunnel Establishment rate per second)

Martin Willi martin at strongswan.org
Mon Jun 18 08:46:28 CEST 2012


> I need to run a performance test for finding out IKEv2 Tunnel
> Establishment Rate (no of tunnels per second), i have a DUT running
> strongswan-4.3.6 on OpenWRT.
> How to do this? I have tried with Load-Tester Plugin setup, but that's
> just load. How to find out the rate of tunnels established?

We currently don't have a functionality to automatically measure the
tunnel setup rate.

The load-tester plugin establishes IKE_SAs with a configured rate. If
you increase this rate between different tests and monitor the
responder, you should see when packets get dropped because it is


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