Title: A visualisation technique for network topology transformation within MonALISA monitoring framework

Authors: Andrei Damian, Alexandru Costan, Valentin Cristea, Iosif Legrand

Addresses: University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei 313 Bucuresti, Romania. ' University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei 313 Bucuresti, Romania. ' University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei 313 Bucuresti, Romania. ' California Institute of Technology, MC 256-48, Pasadena CA 91125, USA

Abstract: Assessing the network topology and the stability of the links over time proves essential for dealing with many issues of distributed systems. In this paper we present a technique for creating and representing a network topology history. We detail our experience with the implementation of this tool and its integration within the MonALISA framework – a complex dynamic service monitoring system. We illustrate and evaluate its functionality by monitoring high-speed networks, like UltraLight.

Keywords: distributed systems; service monitoring; network topology; high-speed networks; graph representation; grid computing; utility computing; visualisation; network monitoring.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2011.040599

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2011 Vol.2 No.2, pp.119 - 129

Received: 03 Sep 2010
Accepted: 22 Nov 2010

Published online: 07 Jun 2011 *

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