An investigation and comparison on network performance analysis

Master thesis English OPEN
Lanxiaopu, Mi;
(2012)

This thesis is generally about network performance analysis. It contains two parts. The theory part summarizes what network performance is and inducts the methods of doing network performance analysis. To answer what network performance is, a study into what network ... View more
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    2 Background Research 7 2.1 Computer Networks and Network services . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.1.1 Computer network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.1.2 Main Network Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.1.3 Network Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.2 Network Performance Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.2.1 Brief description of network performance . . . . . . . . . 12 2.2.2 Network performance pyramid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.2.3 Main Performance Metrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2.3 Network performance analysis methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.3.1 Analysis based on true networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.3.2 Network Simulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2.3.3 Comments and Comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2.4 Network performance Measuring Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.4.1 Simulating tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.4.2 Tools aim on actual network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    3 Methodology 29 3.1 Network design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 3.1.1 Network structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 3.1.2 Experiment arrangement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 3.2 Construction of Target Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 3.3 Simulation of Target Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 3.3.1 Network Nodes Simulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 3.3.2 Network Segmentations Simulation . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 3.3.3 Network Topology Simulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 3.3.4 Network Devices Simulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 3.3.5 Application Simulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 3.4 Experiment Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

    4 Data Persentation and Analysis 39 4.1 Throughput from the real network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

    5 Discussion and Future work 54 5.1 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 5.2 Future work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 7 Appendix 60 7.1 The ns-3 simulating code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 7.2 Important Router Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 7.2.1 Router-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 7.2.2 Router-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

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