Toward a Scalable and Collaborative Network Monitoring Overlay

Vasco Castro, Paulo Carvalho, Solange Rito Lima 

Universidade do Minho
Departamento de Informática
P-4710-057 Braga, Portugal

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This paper presents ongoing work toward the definition of a new network monitoring model which resorts to  a cooperative interaction among measurement entities to monitor the quality of network services.  Exploring (i) the definition of representative measurement points to form a network monitoring overlay; (ii)  the removal of measurement redundancy through composition of metrics; and (iii) a simple active measurement methodology, the proposed model aims to contribute to a scalable, robust and reliable end-to-end monitoring. Besides the model proposal, a JAVA prototype was implemented to test the conceptual model and its design goals.

TMA Workshop, TMA 2011, March Vienna, 2011.