Prototyping Web Services Based Network Monitoring
Source: University of Twente
Web services is one of the emerging approaches in network management. This paper describes the design and implementation of four Web services based network monitoring prototypes. Each prototype follows a specific approach to retrieve management data, ranging from retrieving a single management data object, to retrieving an entire table of such objects at once. This paper has focused on the interfaces table (ifTable), as described in the IF-MIB. This paper also provides some preliminary measurement results, showing the amount of bandwidth required by the prototypes, the effect of compression of the management data, and the effect of having more management data objects.