Self-Organizing Model Adaptive Plans: Replace Virtual Machine Live Migrate Virtual Machine Balance virtual link With and without the creation of new virtual machine Custom Control Loop (IBM extension): Collector; Analyzer; Decision-Maker; Norm Checker; and Executor.
Self-Organizing Model Self-Organizing Monitoring: Event-based and on demand; Dynamic adjustment of a set of parameters (Norms). Analyzing: State-based and history-based; Use of metrics; Uses up-to-date knowledge about its current status. Decision Making: Triggered in response to external or internal event; Apply the most appropriate decisions without any human support ; Adaptation rate. Norms Self-Tuning Reputation
Self-Organizing Model Self-Awareness Knowledge representation Structure knowledge Behavior knowledge Adaptive Plans Knowledge knowledge acquiring: (Inferred knowledge) Infers current virtual and physical network topology; Infers event execution; Infers network status; Implicit coordination. Discovering knowledge existence. Knowledge sharing Exchange messages only in the neighborhood.
Self-Organizing Model Norms/Reputation Self-Tuning: Dynamic adjustment of a set of parameters (minor adaptation operations – Control Loop parameter tuning) Reputation: To support the live migration of virtual routers, the decision maker takes into account the link Stress together with the Entities Reputation – popularity, rather than only Network parameters. History-based to describe the requests rate of a virtual/physical router.
Next Directions Reputation Self-awareness Experiments E01: Self-Organizing E02: Self-Organizing and Self-Awareness E03: Self-Organizing, Self-Awareness and Self- Tuning E04: Final Experiment with Self-Organizing, Reputation, Self-Awareness and Self-Tuning Cross-Validation E i vs. Baseline
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