An Investigation Into Fault Recovery in Guaranteed Performance Service Connections

TitleAn Investigation Into Fault Recovery in Guaranteed Performance Service Connections
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsParris, C., & Banerjea A.
Other Numbers842

As high speed networks are starting to provide guaranteed performance services, it is imperative that fault recovery techniques be revised to support this new service. In this paper we investigate one aspect of fault recovery in this context, the rerouting of guaranteed performance connections affected by link faults in the network. Recovery is achieved by rerouting the affected connection so as to avoid the failed link while ensuring that the traffic and performance guarantees made along the previous route are satisfied along the new route. The goal of the rerouting schemes is to reroute as much of the affected traffic as quickly and efficiently as possible. We investigate rerouting along the lines of two orthogonal components: the locus of reroute, which determines the node that does route selection and the new route selected; and the timing component, which determines when the individual reroute attempts are initiated. Within each of these two components we examine approaches that span the spectrum of that component. We compare all possible combinations of these approaches under a cross-section of network workloads, using in our comparisons a novel metric, the Queuing Delay Load Index, that captures both the bandwidth and delay resources required by a connection. Extensive simulation experiments were conducted on the various combinations and their results and analysis are presented in the paper.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-93-054

Abbreviated Authors

C. J. Parris and A. Banerjea

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report