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A generic approach to network experiment automation

Alina Quereilhac 1
1 DIANA - Design, Implementation and Analysis of Networking Architectures
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : This thesis proposes a generic approach to automate network experiments for scenarios involving any networking technology on any type of network evaluation platform. The proposed approach is based on abstracting the experiment life cycle of the evaluation platforms into generic steps from which a generic experiment model and experimentation primitives are derived. A generic experimentation architecture is proposed, composed of an experiment model, a programmable experiment interface and an orchestration algorithm that can be adapted to network simulators, emulators and testbeds alike. The feasibility of the approach is demonstrated through the implementation of a framework capable of automating experiments using any combination of these platforms. Three main aspects of the framework are evaluated: its extensibility to support any type of platform, its efficiency to orchestrate experiments and its flexibility to support diverse use cases including education, platform management and experimentation with multiple platforms. The results show that the proposed approach can be used to efficiently automate experimentation on diverse platforms for a wide range of scenarios.
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Alina Quereilhac. A generic approach to network experiment automation. Other [cs.OH]. Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, 2015. English. ⟨NNT : 2015NICE4036⟩. ⟨tel-01208153⟩



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