Understanding the quality of monitoring for network management

Dinesh Verma, Bong Jun Ko, Petros Zerfos, Kang Won Lee, Ting He, Matthew Duggan, Kristian Stewart, Ananthram Swami, Nikoletta Sofra

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The vitality and utility of a network are affected significantly by the network management system (NMS) that is used to administer and monitor the network. However, models that can characterize the quality of a NMS are generally missing in the literature. In this paper, we introduce the concept of quality of monitoring (QoM), provide a mathematical formulation based on stochastic processes that can be used to model a network monitoring system and define QoM metrics based on this formulation. A formal analysis of the proposed framework along various metrics is also provided, along with a case study of its application to network monitoring in a mobile ad hoc network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-550
Number of pages10
JournalComputer Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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