Policy-assisted planning and deployment of virtual networks

Steven Davy, Joan Serrat, Antonio Astorga, Brendan Jennings, Javier Rubio-Loyola

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Abstract

We present an approach for deploying and subsequently managing a virtual network overlay, which is tailored to an end-user's request. Our approach combines a binary integer optimisation process to decide on the number and placement of virtual routers, and an autonomic network management system that subsequently manages the configuration of the running virtual network. High-level optimisation policies are used to guide the optimisation process to identify a virtual network that favours lower hosting costs or higher network quality (we use mean delays as a quality metric). Low-level deployment policies are generated and used to govern the deployment and management of the virtual networks. Our results indicate that the binary integer optimisation process produces a virtual network that has lower cost as compared to creating a network based on combined shortest paths.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 7th International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 7th International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2011 - Paris, France
Duration: 24 Oct 201128 Oct 2011

Publication series

Name2011 7th International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2011

Conference

Conference2011 7th International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2011
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period24/10/201128/10/2011

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