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.
Connected Grid Partners and Developers must apply for Interoperability Verification Testing (IVT) for relevant technology sub-categories (e.g. IP-enabled Grid Devices, Field Area Networks, Transmissions and substation, etc) after accepting the CDN Agreement at the CDN Portal.
The Connected Grid (CG) category utilizes either Self-test method, or remote access to an IVT Lab for validating interoperability. CDN partners will develop integration, interoperability with CG using XML-Connected Grid Endpoint SDK.
Partners/Developers are required to provide a Test Plan or SOW for validation and to begin the IVT Process. The Partner Manager will review the plan and assist in provisioning and scheduling an environment in the CG IVT Lab for remote testing. For partners who are Self-Testing, a Test Plan is also required.
Testing and certification for the Cisco Enabled Connected Grid Endpoints (CGEs) consists of a series of deliverables by the partner followed by a formal application for IVT. Here are the milestones and deliverables:
- Send Cisco your CGE design schematic for review and comments prior to layout and board build.
- Execute the CGE diagnostics supplied by Cisco on your own CGE and send Cisco the results.
- Connect your CGE to the Cisco hosted head end (called CG-REDI)
- Review the IVT test plan (see link below) and make sure that your devices meet the pre-test requirements documented there.
- Apply for IVT testing.