Management Intelligence in Service-Level Reconfiguration of Distributed Network Applications

  • K. Ravindran
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5907)


The paper is on generic service-level management tools that enable the reconfiguration of a distributed network application whenever there are resource-level changes or failures in the underlying network sub-systems. A network service is provided to applications through a protocol module, with the latter exercising network infrastructure resources in a manner to meet the application-level QoS specs. Application requests for a network service instantiate the protocol module with parameters specified at the service interface level, along with a prescription of critical properties to be enforced. At run-time, a management module monitors the service compliance to application-prescribed requirements, and notifies the application if a QoS degradation is detected. In our model, the management entity uses policy scripts and rules to coordinate the application-level reconfigurations and adaptations in response to the changes/outages in underlying network services. Our management model is independent of the specifics of problem-domain, which lowers the software development costs of distributed applications through ‘reuse’ of the management module. The paper presents a case study of rate-adaptive video multicast over IP networks, to demonstrate the usefulness of our model.


Network Service Service Interface Video Packet Management Intelligence Content Distribution Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Ravindran
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCity College of CUNY and Graduate CenterNew YorkUSA

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