Intrinsic monitoring within an IPv6 network: Mapping node information to network paths

Lei Shi, Alan Davy, David Muldowney, Steven Davy, Edzard Höfig, Xiaoming Fu

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a path-based intrinsic monitoring protocol that can efficiently associate SNMP based MIB information to a network path within a single administrative domain. Our method is based on intrinsic monitoring, a lightweight metric collection protocol that makes use of the IPv6 Router Alert hop-by-hop option. The main advantage of our approach is that operators can rapidly associate node specific MIB metrics to paths within the network. This can dramatically reduce the overhead associated with correlating node specific MIB information to topology information and network paths. It provides the network operator with a tool that can be used to focus on monitoring individual paths in the network, where the nodes along the path are not known beforehand. We compare the performance overhead associated with our proposed approach to conventional SNMP get/response message exchanges. The results demonstrate a dramatic reduction in the collection time of node specific metrics. Our approach also implicitly relates collected metrics to the network path, thus removing the need to correlate metrics to topology and path information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2010
Pages370-373
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2010 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: 25 Oct 201029 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2010

Conference

Conference2010 International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2010
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period25/10/201029/10/2010

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