802.1 Ethernet Switching Protocols (ESP) Testing Services

Whether your device is designed for the Enterprise or the Data Center, if it lives in the Cloud, supports Big Data or provides security, Ethernet Switching Protocols Testing Services can help prove your implementations are viable. With membership you gain access to many conformance and interoperability test plans and competitive products to test against. We also continue to be the go-to lab for 802.1 family of protocols.

Full Member Services Include:

  • 802.1 Core Test Software
  • MACsec
  • Jumbo Frame Testing
  • Spanning Tree
  • Data Center Bridging protocols
  • Data Center Fabric protocols
  • Enterprise Security protocols
  • Layer 2 Endpoint technologies
  • For switching and End Point devices (HBA/CNA)


End Point Member Services Include:

  • Testing of 802.1 test suites for End Point devices (HBA/CNA)

ESP is a collaborative test program that brings together industry leaders in Ethernet Switching related technologies to foster quality, interoperable switching systems.

Please note: increased membership prices went into effect Nov. 1, 2021 and the current price is listed below. Companies will be quoted with the new price prior to renewal.

Membership Fees

Membership Type Annual Fee
Full Member $27,000.00
IOL vIOLett 802.1 Core Support Only $18,000.00
Endpoint Tier (HBA/CNA only) $18,000.00
ESP testing switch
Mike Goding
Ethernet Switching Protocols Contact

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