DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A MEASUREMENT-BASED POLICY-DRIVEN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR CONVERGED NETWORKS

Abstract
This paper presents the design and implementation of a measurement-based QoS and resource management framework, CNQF (Converged Networks’ QoS Management Framework). CNQF is designed to provide unified, scalable QoS control and resource management through the use of a policy-based network management paradigm. It achieves this via distributed functional entities that are deployed to co-ordinate the resources of the transport network through centralized policy-driven decisions supported by measurement-based control architecture. We present the CNQF architecture, implementation of the prototype and validation of various inbuilt QoS control mechanisms using real traffic flows on a Linux-based experimental test bed.

Authors
S. Y. Yerima1, G.P. Parr2, S. McCLean3, P. J. Morrow4 and K. Sivalingam5
1,2,3,4University of Ulster, Northern Ireland,55Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Keywords
Policy-Based Network Management, Resource Management, QoS Control Framework
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology
( Volume: 2 , Issue: 2 )
Date of Publication :
June 2011

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