Date Added: Feb 2010
The use of the Lattice monitoring framework as a fundamental part of an overlay management system for virtual networks is presented. Lattice has been specially designed for monitoring resources and services in virtualized environments, including virtual networks. Monitoring of virtualized resources and services has many criteria which are not relevant for monitoring systems that are used for traditional fixed resources. The authors present the main aspects of the framework together with details of measurement transmission and meta-data encoding. Finally, the use of the Lattice framework for monitoring virtual machines executing under hypervisor control is presented.