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Preprocessing Monitoring Information on the SDN Data-Plane using P4

Key:HBZ+19
Author:Rhaban Hark, Divyashri Bhat, Michael Zink, Ralf Steinmetz, Amr Rizk
Date:November 2019
Kind:In proceedings - use for conference & workshop papers
Publisher:IEEE
Book title:IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (NFV-SDN)
Pages:1-6
Language:english
Number of characters:33177
Research Area(s):Peer-to-Peer Networking
Abstract:Network management applications such as routing, load-balancing, or traffic forecasting, require up-to-date state information about the underlying data-plane. However, it is well known that data-plane measurements contain redundant information. In this work, we propose an approach that estimates how informative data-plane measurements are for control-plane applications that operate on such information. Using programmable data-planes, we present a novel approach on how the decision on forwarding data-plane measurements can be taken at network switches, and how this aids in filtering irrelevant monitoring information to save the controller’s computational and networking resources.
URL:https://nfvsdn2019.ieee-nfvsdn.org/program/
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