A Monitoring Framework for Federated Virtualized Infrastructures

  • József Stéger
  • Sándor Laki
  • Péter Mátray
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7586)


Monitoring and measurement is a fundamental building block for developing and testing new protocols, routing algorithms and networked applications. In a federated virtualized testbed they allow other service components and testbed-users to follow the current state of the network, and on the other hand they enable intelligent automatic decision-making, e.g. during the embedding of a virtual topology. However, it is not a trivial task to enable federated monitoring functionalities due to the cross-domain nature of the system. The heterogeneity of the federated networks (including network elements and monitoring tools) pose a major challenge. In this chapter we present a framework that tackles some of the most important related problems. We also introduce a specific ontology to describe monitoring and network measurement tasks. This semantic approach enables the flexible integration of a wide range of monitoring tools, metrics and databases. Our Monitoring Framework was created within the NOVI FP7 STREP project which federates two major virtualized testbeds, PlanetLab and Federica.


measurement and monitoring virtualized testbeds federation monitoring ontology 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Lymberopoulos, L., Grammatikou, M., Potts, M., Grosso, P., Fekete, A., Belter, B., Campanella, M., Maglaris, V.: Novi tools and algorithms for federating virtualized infrastructures. In: Álvarez, F., et al. (eds.) FIA 2012. LNCS, vol. 7281, pp. 213–224. Springer, Heidelberg (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI).,
  3. 3.
    Gangam, S., Kala, S., Sharma, D., Fahmy, S., Blanton, E., Chatterjee, S., Sharma, P.: Design and evaluation of the s3 monitor network measurement service on geni. In: Proceedings of COMSNETS, COMSNETS 2012 (2012)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Boyd, E., Brown, A., Grigoriev, M., Metzger, J., Swany, M., Zekauskas, M., Li, Y.T., Tierney, B., Boote, J., Zurawski, J.: Instantiating a global network measurement framework. In LBNL Technical Report LBNL-1452E (2009)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Hullár, B., Laki, S., Stéger, J., Csabai, I., Vattay, G.: SONoMA: A Service Oriented Network Measurement Architecture. In: Korakis, T., Li, H., Tran-Gia, P., Park, H.-S. (eds.) TridentCom 2011. LNICST, vol. 90, pp. 27–42. Springer, Heidelberg (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Santos, T., Henke, C., Schmoll, C., Zseby, T.: Multi-hop packet tracking for experimental facilities. In: Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2010 Conference, SIGCOMM 2010 (2010)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Holleczek, P., Karch, R., Kleineisel, R., Kraft, S., Reinwand, J., Venus, V.: Statistical characteristics of active ip one way delay measurements. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Networking and Services, ICNS 2006 (2006)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Mátray, P., Csabai, I., Hága, P., Stéger, J., Dobos, L., Vattay, G.: Building a prototype for network measurement virtual observatory. In: Proceedings of ACM SIGMETRICS (2007), MineNetGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    The NOVI information model (2010-2013),
  10. 10.
    Stevens, S.S.: On the theory of scales of measurement. Science (1946)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • József Stéger
    • 1
  • Sándor Laki
    • 2
  • Péter Mátray
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics of Complex SystemsEötvös Loránd UniversityHungary
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsEötvös Loránd UniversityHungary

Personalised recommendations