On the use of flow migration for handling short-term overloads

TitleOn the use of flow migration for handling short-term overloads
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsKuo K-T, Phuvoravan S, Bhattacharjee B, Jun La R, Shayman M, Chang H S
Conference NameGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 2003. GLOBECOM '03. IEEE
Date Published2003/12//
Keywordscomputing;, CONGESTION, congestion;, CONTROL, control;, dynamic, end-to-end, engineering, fast-timescale, flow, Internet, IP, label, long-term, mapping;, migration;, MPLS, multiprotocol, network, network;, networks;, of, optimal, overloads;, protocol;, QoS;, QUALITY, quality;, routers;, routing;, service;, set-up, short-term, software, software;, static, switching;, Telecommunication, telephony;, time;, transient, voice-over-IP;

In this work, we investigate flow migration as a mechanism to sustain QoS to network users during short-term overloads in the context of an MPLS IP network. We experiment with three different control techniques: static long-term optimal mapping of flows to LSPs; on-line locally optimal mapping of flows to LSPs at flow set-up time; and dynamic flow migration in response to transient congestion. These techniques are applicable over different timescales, have different run-time overheads, and require different levels of monitoring and control software inside the network. We present results both from detailed simulations and a complete implementation using software IP routers. We use voice-over-IP as our test application, and show that if end-to-end quality is to be maintained during short unpredictable bursts of high load, then a fast-timescale control such as migration is required.