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Comparing a Commercial and an SDN-Based Load Balancer in a Campus Network

Abstract Commercial load balancers are often in use, and the production network at Arizona State University (ASU) is no exception. However, because the load balancer uses IP addresses, the solution does not apply to all applications. One such application is Rsyslog. This software processes syslog packets and stores them in files. The loss rate of incoming log packets is high due to the incoming rate of the data. The Rsyslog servers are overwhelmed by the continuous data stream. To solve this problem a software defined networking (SDN) based load balancer is designed to perform a transport-level load balancing over the incoming load to Rsyslog servers. In this solution the load is forwarded to one Rsyslog server at a time, according to one of a Round... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Ghaffarinejad, Ashkan (Author) / Syrotiuk, Violet R (Advisor) / Xue, Guoliang (Committee member) / Huang, Dijiang (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Computer Networks / Load Balancing / OpenFlow / SDN / Software-defined Networks
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 66 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Computer Science 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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