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An analytical framework for SLA admission control in a DiffServ domain

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4 Author(s)
M. Mellia ; Dipt. di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy ; C. Casetti ; G. Mardente ; M. A. Marsan

We define an analytical approach and a methodology to determine the set of service level agreements (SLA) that can be effectively supported by a DiffServ IP network. We consider the assured forwarding (AF) per hop behavior (PHB), and, based on the SLA probabilistic description, we derive a worst-case mathematical formulation for the overbooking probability, i.e., the probability that the traffic crossing any link of a source-destination path exceeds the link capacity. We then compare analytical results with simulation of different traffic models.

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Global Telecommunications Conference, 2002. GLOBECOM '02. IEEE  (Volume:3 )

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17-21 Nov. 2002