Interoperability Verification Testing
(IVT) offered under the program is designed to allow developers to demonstrate the interoperability of their products (application software and/or hardware) with Cisco technologies. View this diagram to understand the IVT process.
IVT varies by technology. To learn more about IVT for a particular technology, please refer to the respective Developer Center.
Assurewave Partners and Developers must apply for Interoperability Verification Testing (IVT) for Wireless Assurewave Solutions Testing after accepting the CDN Agreement at the CDN Portal. The Assurewave technology category utilizes the either a self-test method, or remote access to an IVT Lab for validating interoperability. CDN partners will develop integration, interoperability, or compatibility, interoperability with Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Access Points. AW is on-boarding partners that are interested in interoperating with latest Cisco Wireless Infrastructure and Access Points. Partners / Developers are required to provide a Test Plan or SOW for validation and to begin the IVT process. The AW Partner Manager will review the plan and assist in provisioning and scheduling an environment in an IVT Lab for remote testing. For partners self-testing, a Test Plan is also required. Partner test plan can be based on a modified version or a selective subset of Cisco's Wireless Solution Test plan. This Test plan can be obtained under NDA after all requirements of CDN and Assurewave are completed
Assurewave Partners and Developers are required to test interoperability of their client devices with Cisco's Unified Wireless Network, (CUWN) for every major release that is targeted for Assurewave Certification. A spot check for major feature set of partner devices and CUWN is acceptable for other minor releases. The qualification of release into major and minor will be determined by the Cisco AW Solutions team. Availability of software images will be announced to partners. These images might contain pre-release code under NDA intended for LAB USE only.
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There are currently no fees associated with IVT testing in USA
Testing participation requires a CDN membership, a registered product and an IVT Request. Test requests are submitted via the Developer Dashboard (link), under the Registered Products Tab. Select "Actions" and "Add New IVT" next to the product to be submitted for IVT. Detailed steps can be found in section 5.5 of Partner Application Instructions under "Additional Resources" at: http://developer.cisco.com/web/partner/join