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Antler: A Multi-Tiered Approach to Automated Wireless Network Management

Summary: Antler: A Multi-Tiered Approach to Automated
Wireless Network Management
Ramya Raghavendra, Prashanth Aravinda Kumar Acharya, Elizabeth M. Belding, Kevin C. Almeroth
Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106
{ramya, acharya, ebelding, almeroth}@cs.ucsb.edu
Abstract--Management of a large scale wireless network, be
it an infrastructured WLAN or a metro-scale mesh network,
presents several challenges. Troubleshooting problems related to
wireless access in these networks requires a comprehensive set of
metrics and network monitoring data. Current solutions gather
large amounts of data and require significant bandwidth and
processing to offload and analyze this management traffic. As
a result, these solutions are typically not scalable or real-time. To
this end, we propose a multi-tiered approach to wireless network
monitoring that dynamically controls the granularity of data
collection based on observed events in the network. Our approach
can achieve significant bandwidth savings and enable real-time
automated management of a wireless network. Our initial analysis
using traces from a large WLAN shows a significant reduction in
the amount of data collected to diagnose problems in a WLAN.


Source: Almeroth, Kevin C. - Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences