Practical issues with using network tomography for fault diagnosis

TitlePractical issues with using network tomography for fault diagnosis
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsHuang Y, Feamster N, Teixeira R
JournalSIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev.
Pagination53 - 58
Date Published2008/09//
ISBN Number0146-4833
KeywordsEnvironment, Fault detection, network tomography

This paper investigates the practical issues in applying network tomography to monitor failures. We outline an approach for selecting paths to monitor, detecting and confirming the existence of a failure, correlating multiple independent observations into a single failure event, and applying existing binary networking tomography algorithms to identify failures. We evaluate the ability of network tomography algorithms to correctly detect and identify failures in a controlled environment on the VINI testbed.