Design and Development of VXLAN Based Cloud Overlay Network Monitoring System and Environment

  • Shahzada Khurram
  • Osman Ghazali
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 738)


Now a day’s individuals and organizations are adopting cloud at a faster rate, due to which cloud traffic is increasing at a pace which is difficult to manage (Mamta Madan, Int J Cloud Comput Serv Archit 4:9–20, 2014). The virtualization plays a vital role to implement cloud computing but virtualization technologies add an additional level of complexity for the consumers and cloud providers. Cloud overlay network technology introduces the same visibility challenges as most exist for encapsulation methods. In this paper we present Virtual eXtensible LANs (VXLAN) based packet capturing and filtering mechanism for cloud overlay networks. This mechanism can provide cloud users and providers, detail visibility and information of VXLAN based network traffic traversing in cloud environment. Furthermore, we present design and development of real time VXLAN based virtual cloud overlay network environment. The proposed mechanism was tested in the Linux operating system based virtual environment.


Cloud Monitoring Overlay networks Vxlan Flow monitoring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shahzada Khurram
    • 1
  • Osman Ghazali
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceSchool of Computing, Universiti Utara MalaysiaKedahMalaysia

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