Network Monitoring with Asynchronous Notifications in Web Service Environments

Conference: KiVS 2007 - Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen - 15. ITG/GI-Fachtagung
02/26/2007 - 03/02/2007 at Bern, Schweiz

Proceedings: KiVS 2007

Pages: 12Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Klie, Torsten (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks, Mühlenpfordtstr. 23, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany)
Müller, Florian (Universität Düsseldorf, Institute of Computer Science / OS Department, Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany)
Fischer, Stefan (Universität zu Lübeck, Institute of Telematics, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck, Germany)

With the ongoing growth of the Internet, a reliable communications infrastructure becomes more and more important. To monitor large networks, asynchronous notifications are needed to inform management systems about critical events. The SNMP framework provides Traps which have been used for monitoring successfully for many years. However, due to shortcomings of SNMP, XML and Web services get more and more attention from the network management community. If the new technologies should replace the existing ones, they must also provide asynchronous notifications. In this paper, we describe notification solutions in traditional as well as in new management frameworks. Moreover, we compare them with a simple approach based on Web services we have implemented.