E3MS: A traffic engineering prototype for autoprovisioning services in IP/DiffServ/MPLS networks
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This paper presents the testbed definition, implementation and trials of a new strategy for traffic autoprovisioning for MPLS and IP/DiffServ. This is the proof of concept of a new scenario for traffic engineering, for selfconfiguring control and end-to-end quality of service management by means of a tool based on Web Services. The system is structured in 3 layers: A Graphical User Interface, a Network Elements layer (an interface to physical devices) and, in the middle, a Network Management System layer, where decisions about admission, load balancing, path selection, rerouting and bandwidth allocation per class are taken. The system includes Dynamic Resource Allocation (DRA) and Background Monitoring System (BMS) modules to globally manage network resources. The so-called Squatter and Legalization mechanisms are introduced as novelties added to traffic engineering. Those strategies permit the use of part of the available resources from other classes only while unused by the class owning them. The trials hav validated the management system, using Cisco routers.
CitationHesselbach, X. [et al.]. E3MS: A traffic engineering prototype for autoprovisioning services in IP/DiffServ/MPLS networks. A: Jornadas de Ingeniería Telemática. "IX Jornadas de Ingeniería Telemática (JITEL 2010)". 2010.