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Monitoring large management domains with mobile agents

Holt, A.; Huang, C. Y.; Bartels, S. and Monk, J. (2008). Monitoring large management domains with mobile agents. Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks, 4(1) pp. 13–19.

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider the use of Mobile Agent (MA) technology for managing large domains of networked devices. We present a performance analysis of mobile agents in a distributed network environment. In particular we consider both reliable (such as wired Ethernet networks) and an unreliable network environments (such as wireless networks). The performance of MAs directly affects their ability to monitor the management domain. Measurement readings of the domain state are only useful if they can be collected and delivered to management stations in a timely manner. In this paper, MA performance is analysed as a function domain size. Moreover, methods for improving MA performance in large domains are investigated.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1744-2397
Extra Information: A SPECIAL ISSUE on Network Measurement and Data Mining
Guest Editors: A/Prof. Nevil Brownlee, Dr. Ulrich Speidel
Keywords: Mobile Agents; network monitoring; Ethernet; wireless LAN; performance analysis
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 10450
Depositing User: John Monk
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10450
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