Failure detection service with low mistake rates for SDN controllers

Tsai Wei Yang, Kuo-Chen Wang

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Abstract

The Software Defined Networking (SDN), an efficient network technology, allows researchers to program their networks to meet different application needs. In this paper, we focus on failure detection services in multiple SDN controllers. We review some classical failure detection services and discuss how these services work. These classical failure detection services have the high mistake rate problem. To deal with this problem, we propose a failure detection service with low mistake rates (FDLM) mechanism. We use a modified gossip protocol to distribute heartbeat messages and have multiple controllers to make failure decisions in order to achieve low mistake rates. Experiment results show that the proposed FDLM has better performance in terms of average mistake rate, 95.5% (79.8%) lower, compared to Akka under message loss for the case of four (three) controllers. The significance of achieving low mistake rates in the proposed FDLM is decreasing unnecessary SDN controller failover, which causes overheads of reelecting a leader controller, restarting a controller and synchronizing the restarted controller with the leader controller.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2016
Subtitle of host publicationManagement of Softwarized Infrastructure - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9784885523045
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Nov 2016
Event18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2016 - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 5 Oct 20167 Oct 2016

Publication series

Name18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2016: Management of Softwarized Infrastructure - Proceedings

Conference

Conference18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2016
CountryJapan
CityKanazawa
Period5/10/167/10/16

Keywords

  • failover
  • failure consensus
  • failure detection
  • gossip protocol
  • multiple controllers
  • SDN

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    Yang, T. W., & Wang, K-C. (2016). Failure detection service with low mistake rates for SDN controllers. In 18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2016: Management of Softwarized Infrastructure - Proceedings [7737210] (18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2016: Management of Softwarized Infrastructure - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APNOMS.2016.7737210