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Performance Evaluation of a Distributed and Probabilistic Network Monitoring Approach

Steinert, Rebecca and Gillblad, Daniel (2012) Performance Evaluation of a Distributed and Probabilistic Network Monitoring Approach. In: International Conference on Network and Service Management, 22-26 October 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Abstract

We investigate the effects of employing a proba- bilistic fault detection approach relative the performance of a deterministic network monitoring method. The approach has its foundation in probabilistic network management, in which performance limits and thresholds are specified in terms of e.g. probabilities or belief values. When combined with adap- tive mechanisms, probabilistic approaches can potentially offer improved controllability, adaptivity and reliability, compared to deterministic monitoring methods. Results from synthetically generated and real network QoS measurements indicate that the probabilistic approach generally can perform at least as good as a deterministic algorithm, with a higher degree of predictable performance and resource-efficiency. Due to the stochastic nature of the algorithm, worse performance than expected is sometimes observed. Nevertheless, the results give additional support to some of the practical benefits expected in using probabilistic approaches for network management purposes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:5296
Deposited By:Rebecca Steinert
Deposited On:13 Sep 2012 11:13
Last Modified:13 Sep 2012 11:13

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