A Cooperative Network Monitoring Overlay
Source: University of Milano-Bicocca
This paper proposes a flexible network monitoring overlay which resorts to cooperative interaction among measurement points to monitor the quality of network services. The proposed overlay model, which relies on the definition of representative measurement points, the avoidance of measurement redundancy and a simple measurement methodology as main design goals, is able to articulate intra- and inter-area measurements efficiently. The distributed nature of measurement control and data confers to the model the required autonomy, robustness and adaptiveness to accommodate network topology evolution, routing changes or nodes failure.