In a multi-service IP/MPLS network, it is a key challenge to provide Quality of Service (QoS) to end-users applications while eﬀectively using network resources and providing reliable services. In this framework, native TE mechanisms can be used to improve network performance, whereas a set of procedures that protects the traﬃc ﬂows carried on diﬀerent paths enforces resilience techniques. The paper presents the main functionalities of MTENS (MPLS- TE network simulator), a new NS2-based simulator, speciﬁcally developed to facilitate the design of MPLS networks with TE support. Moreover, to highlight the eﬀectiveness of MTENS in the design of MPLS-TE networks, the paper shows a case study concerning the performance evaluation of diﬀerent recovery strategies when path computation algorithms with QoS constraints are used for primary and backup label switched paths.
|Autori interni:||GIORDANO, STEFANO|
|Autori:||ADAMI D; CALLEGARI C; GIORDANO S; PAGANO M|
|Titolo:||MTENS: a New Simulator for the Design of MPLS Networks with Traffic Engineering Support|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.2316/Journal.202.2010.1.202-2777|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|