Understanding the Quality of Management in Computer Networks

The vitality and utility of a network is affected significantly by the network management system which is used to administer the network. However, in the state of the art, there are no good models that can characterize how good a network management system is. In this paper, we introduce the concept of Quality of Management (QoM), provide a mathematical formulation based on stochastic processes that can be used to model a network management system and define QoM metrics based on this formulation. A formal analysis of the proposed framework along various metrics is provided, along with examples of its application to several network management paradigms.

By: Dinesh Verma; Bong-Jun Ko; Petros Zerfos; Kang-Won Lee; Matthew Duggan; Kristian Stewart; Brian Rivera; Ananthram Swami

Published in: RC24560 in 2008


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