Deskribapena: With NFV, a large number of potential NFV infrastructure solutions are being proposed. Different sets of HW and SW solutions stacks are helping NFV to mature and to formulate answers to the many requirements of modern networks. In selecting VNF infrastructure solutions, one of the key aspects is dataplane performance of such an NFV infrastructure. In this talk, we are proposing a practical approach on how dataplane performance of an NFV infrastructure can be characterized: a well-defined set of use cases together with a set of open source tools (available on 01.org) to automatically generate reports. These reports can then be used to perform apples-to-apples comparisons of different NFV infrastructures.