MANET Network Management and Performance Monitoring for NHDP and OLSRv2

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Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANETs) are generally thought of as infrastructure-less and largely "Un-managed" network deployments, capable of accommodating highly dynamic network topologies. Yet, while the network infrastructure may be "Un-managed", monitoring the network performance and setting configuration parameters once deployed, remains important in order to ensure proper "Tuning" and maintenance of a MANET. This paper describes a management framework for the MANET routing protocol OLSRv2, and its constituent protocol NHDP. It does so by presenting considerations for "What to monitor and manage" in an OLSRv2 network, and how. The approach developed is based on the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and thus this paper details the various Management Information Bases (MIBs) for router status monitoring and control - as well as a novel approach to history-based performance monitoring.