A P2P-based framework for distributed network management

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Andreas Binzenhöfer, Kurt Tutschku, Björn auf dem Graben, Markus Fiedler, Patrik Arlos
Title: A P2P-based framework for distributed network management
Conference name: 2nd International Workshop of the EURO-NGI-Networks-of-Excellence
Year: 2006
Volume: 3883
Pagination: 198-210
ISBN: 3-540-34025-4
City: Villa Vigoni, ITALY
ISI number: 000239418900015
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Telecommunication Systems (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för telekommunikationssystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: In this paper we present a novel framework supporting distributed network management using a self-organizing peer-to-peer overlay network. The overlay consists of several Distributed Network Agents which can perform distributed tests and distributed monitoring for fault and performance management. In that way, the concept is able to overcome disadvantages that come along with a central management unit, like lack of scalability and reliability. So far, little attention has been payed to the quality of service experienced by the end user. Our self-organizing management overlay provides a reliable and scalable basis for distributed tests that incorporate the end user. The use of a distributed, self-organizing software will also reduce capital and operational expenditures of the operator since fewer entities have to be installed and operated.
Subject: Telecommunications\General