International Journal of Network Management

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Edited By: James Won-Ki Hong

Impact Factor: 1.118

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 69/89 (Telecommunications); 107/146 (Computer Science Information Systems)

Online ISSN: 1099-1190

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International Journal of Network Management

The International Journal of Network Management is the forum for researchers, developers, and practitioners in network management to present their work to an international audience. The journal is dedicated to the dissemination of information, which will enable improved management, operation, and maintenance of computer networks and communication systems.

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  1. Analysis of monitoring and multipath support on top of OpenFlow specification

    Pedro H. A. Rezende, Paulo R. S. L. Coelho, Luis F. Faina, Lasaro J. Camargos and Rafael Pasquini

    Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/nem.2017

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    We propose new counters to OpenFlow to improve network management and fix accuracy limitations of current counters. We describe and evaluate SDNMon and MP-Routing, which enrich the global view the controller has of the topology and that provide multipath support. The evaluations show clear benefits of using multipaths in the absence of a single path that honors the SLA. However, the evaluations also demonstrate that there are clear impacts of using multipath when a single path is available.

  2. The research on a novel structure of two-layer distributed controllers in software-defined networking

    Ligang Dong, Dandan Yang, Kaiqiang Guo, Shuocheng Fei, Ying Li and Weiming Wang

    Version of Record online: 27 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/nem.2016

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    This paper presented a new two-layer distributed controller structure Cacc with the features of overlap management and dynamic management. Furthermore, this paper conducted performance modeling of controller topologies and proposed a new placement problem for Cacc: capacitated multi-controller placement problem (CMCPP), in which one local controller is assigned to two or more root controllers with capacity limitation to achieve an high reliability. Both of the analysis and experiment results verified the reliability advantages of CMCPP.

  3. HeS-CoP: Heuristic switch-controller placement scheme for distributed SDN controllers in data center networks

    Woojoong Kim, Jian Li, James Won-Ki Hong and Young-Joo Suh

    Version of Record online: 5 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/nem.2015

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    Summarizing the key findings of this paper: This paper proposes HeS-CoP, which is a solution of the switch-controller placement problem in data center networks. This scheme defines (1) the forward and backward switch-controller placement algorithm and (2) when to run this algorithm. It considers not only the control traffic load and the CPU load. The goals of this scheme are to balance the control traffic load, to reduce the packet delay, and to decrease the CPU load of each SDN controller. For this scheme, this paper designs the orchestrator to run HeS-CoP.

  4. Distributed dynamic load balancing with applications in radio access networks

    Per Kreuger, Rebecca Steinert, Olof Görnerup and Daniel Gillblad

    Version of Record online: 29 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/nem.2014

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    We present a general method to compute target values for an arbitrary metric on the local system state and show that autonomous rebalancing actions based on the target values can be used to reliably and robustly improve the balance for metrics based on probabilistic risk estimates. To balance the trade-off between balancing efficiency and cost, we introduce 2 methods of deriving rebalancing actuations from the computed targets that depend on parameters that directly affects the trade-off.

  5. ONVisor: Towards a scalable and flexible SDN-based network virtualization platform on ONOS

    Yoonseon Han, Thomas Vachuska, Ali Al-Shabibi, Jian Li, Huibai Huang, William Snow and James Won-Ki Hong

    Version of Record online: 12 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/nem.2012

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    In this paper, a new network virtualization platform, named Open Network Hypervisor (ONVisor), is described. The main features of ONVisor are (1) isolated control and data plane per VN, (2) support of distributed operations, (3) extensible translators, (4) on-platform VN application development and execution, and (5) support of heterogenous SDN data-plane implementations.