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On the Selection of Management/Monitoring Nodes in Highly Dynamic Networks

Clegg, RG; Clayman, S; Pavlou, G; Mamatas, L; Galis, A; (2013) On the Selection of Management/Monitoring Nodes in Highly Dynamic Networks. IEEE Transactions on Computers , 62 (6) pp. 1207-1220. 10.1109/TC.2012.67. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of provisioning management/monitoring nodes within highly dynamic network environments, particularly virtual networks. In a network, where nodes and links may be spontaneously created and destroyed (perhaps rapidly) there is a need for stable and responsive management and monitoring, which does not create a large load (in terms of traffic or processing) for the system. A subset of nodes has to be chosen for management/monitoring, each of which will manage a subset of the nodes in the network. A new, simple, and locally optimal greedy algorithm called Pressure is provided for choice of node position to minimize traffic. This algorithm is combined with a system for predicting the lifespan of nodes, and a tunable parameter is also given so that a system operator could express a preference for elected nodes to be chosen to reduce traffic, to be "stable,” or some compromise between these positions. The combined algorithm called PressureTime is lightweight and could be run in a distributed manner. The resulting algorithms are tested both in simulation and in a testbed environment of virtual routers. They perform well, both at reducing traffic and at choosing long lifespan nodes.

Type: Article
Title: On the Selection of Management/Monitoring Nodes in Highly Dynamic Networks
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/TC.2012.67
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1109/TC.2012.67
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Network Monitoring, Network Management, Computer Systems Architecture, Internet, Virtualization, Things
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1346816
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