MonSamp: an SDN Application for QoS Monitoring
Daniel Raumer, Lukas Schwaighofer, Georg Carle
Citation: Proceedings of the 2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 2, pages 961–968 (2014)
Abstract. Software Defined Networks are intended to be less complex, more flexible, and free of vendor-lock-ins. Therefore the Software Defined Networking (SDN) instantiation OpenFlow has been designed to overcome problems in computer networks. The efforts are expected to result in lower expenditure and operational costs. To reach all objectives, mechanisms of classical networks that provide established functionalities have to considered to be transformed or redesigned from scratch to be available also in SDNs. In this paper we describe our vision on traffic monitoring in future networks. Without the loss of generality our approach is motivated by measuring the quality of service. We describe monitoring as one of the important applications that communicate with the network controller via the SDN Northbound API (NB). We implemented a prototype SDN application called MonSamp and performed tests to demonstrate the feasibility of our concept.