Chapter 5. Executing the Test Plan

This chapter covers the following topics:

Building and Operating the Functional Network Prototype System

The Test Engineer’s Toolkit

Test Execution

Running the Test Cases

Capturing and Saving Results

Once the test plan has been written and approved by the project stakeholders, it is time to get busy setting up the network equipment and test tools that will make up the functional prototype network system. Building the network prototype and running the test cases are activities that engineers usually enjoy the most because they finally get the chance to step into the lab and work with the equipment. When the right amount of attention has been put into the assessment and planning for a test, execution ...

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