Why: As Software Defined Networking was deployed normal SNMP methods of component Discovery and Identification were not available. This work applies to another use case.
Why: Network Management is great if it monitors what it SHOULD. This work provides an objective way to measure the success of monitoring operations via a coverage metric.
Why: Software Defined Networking is still a rapidly evolving technology with myriads of interfaces and less mature standards. This work presents a generalized interface for monitoring.
Why: Service Chaining in Network Function Virtualization are highly dynamic and present great challenges to traditional discovery based inventory monitoring. This presents an alternative.
Why: The strength of Software Defined Networks is their ability to very rapidly reconfigure themselves. This is a problem for any management solution. This work introduces a notification mechanism to automate and expedite monitoring of new inventory.
Why: As Software Defined Networking was being deployed normal SNMP methods of component Discovery and Identification were not available. This work presents an alternative.
Why: Monitoring Network Quality of Service metrics is extremely expensive due to their scale. This work provides ways to scale the monitoring cost to what matters to the environment.
Why:: The verification of Network Management accuracy in view of myriads of network configurations is extremely difficult. This proposes automated ways to implement test cases.
Why: Ubiquitous computer networks make them a target for the bad guys. This work presents simulated networks acting as honey pots to lure cyber crime to attacking the fake network.
Why: Networks and Network Management are accelerating in complexity and scale. There is a need to test complex large scale systems before the huge investment in deployment.