Application of Adaptive Probing for Fault Diagnosis in Computer Networks

Application of Adaptive Probing for Fault Diagnosis in Computer Networks

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This dissertation addresses these challenges by developing fault localization techniques using adaptive probing. Adaptive probing is a promising approach for performing efficient and effective fault localization. Adaptive probing sends test transactions over the network to diagnose the health of various network components. As probing involves overhead of sending management traffic in the network, adaptive probing reduces this overhead significantly by adapting the probe set to the observed network conditions, sending fewer probes in healthy areas and more probes in suspected areas of failure. To meet the challenges presented by modern communication systems, we provide adaptive probing solutions assuming the availability of deterministic as well as non-deterministic dependency information. We attempt to find multiple failures. Adaptive probing attempts to minimize the overhead of probe traffic by analyzing the network state from the previous probe results, and identifying the new probes to send that can give maximum information. Unlike the traditional technique of deploying passive monitors over a large part of a network, probing solutions reduce instrumentation overhead by requiring instrumentation of fewer nodes as probe stations. Also, we show through simulation results that adaptive probing provides a high detection ratio and a low false positive ratio.the selected (h aˆ’ 3) S nodes provide a set cover of size (h aˆ’ 3) for the corresponding Minimum Set Cover instance. Thus the MPSS problem is NP- Complete. In the MPSS problem, we had fixed the value of k to 2. We now define a generalizedanbsp;...

Title:Application of Adaptive Probing for Fault Diagnosis in Computer Networks
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007


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