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Adaptive Real-time Monitoring for Large-scale Networked Systems: Dissertation Session
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Communication Networks.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Communication Networks.
2009 (English)In: 2009 IFIP/IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTEGRATED NETWORK MANAGEMENT (IM 2009) VOLS 1 AND 2, NEW YORK: IEEE , 2009, 790-795 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The focus of this thesis is continuous real-time monitoring, which is essential for the realization of adaptive management systems in large-scale dynamic environments. Real-time monitoring provides the necessary input to the decision-making process of network management. We have developed, implemented, and evaluated a design for real-time continuous monitoring of global metrics with performance objectives, such as monitoring overhead and estimation accuracy. Global metrics describe the state of the system as a whole, in contrast to local metrics, such as device counters or local protocol states, which capture the state of a local entity. Global metrics are computed from local metrics using aggregation functions, such as SUM, AVERAGE and MAX. A key part in the design is a model for the distributed monitoring process that relates performance metrics to parameters that tune the behavior of a monitoring protocol. The model has been instrumental in designing a monitoring protocol that is controllable and achieves given performance objectives. Our design has proved to be effective in meeting performance objectives, efficient, adaptive to changes in the networking conditions, controllable along different performance dimensions, and scalable. We have implemented a prototype on a testbed of commercial routers, which proves the feasibility of the design, and, more generally, the feasibility of effective and efficient real-time monitoring in large network environments.

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NEW YORK: IEEE , 2009. 790-795 p.
Keyword [en]
Adaptive management, real-time monitoring, large-scale distributed systems
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30197DOI: 10.1109/INM.2009.5188884ISI: 000274304300105ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70449417570OAI: diva2:400668
IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2009) New York, NY, JUN 01-05, 2009
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