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Design of Multiple Routing Configurations Considering Load Distribution for Network Slicing

Takeru Misugi, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kansai University, Japan, Hideyoshi Miura, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kansai University, Japan, Kouji Hirata, Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University, Japan, hirata@kansai-u.ac.jp , Takuji Tachibana, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui, Japan
 
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Takeru Misugi, Hideyoshi Miura, Kouji Hirata and Takuji Tachibana (2023), "Design of Multiple Routing Configurations Considering Load Distribution for Network Slicing", APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing: Vol. 12: No. 2, e9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/116.00000148

Publication Date: 03 Apr 2023
© 2023 T. Misugi, H. Miura, K. Hirata and T. Tachibana
 
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Network slicingfailure recoverymultiple routing configurationsP4
 

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Abstract

In recent years, the network slicing technology has attracted much attention because it can provide virtual networks called slices according to service requirements. This paper proposes a load-balanced fast failure recovery method based on Multiple Routing Configurations (MRC) for network slicing environments. MRC ensures the availability of routing paths for any possible single link/node failures by preparing multiple backup routing configurations corresponding to the failures. MRC can construct backup routing configurations for physical networks, but it does not consider network slicing environments. The proposed failure recovery method extends the concept of MRC. In the proposed method, dedicated backup routing configurations are constructed for each slice only with necessary physical nodes and links, instead of using all the physical nodes and links. By doing so, we expect to avoid making inefficient detour paths. Through numerical experiments, we show the effectiveness of the proposed method. In addition, we implement our proposed method with Programming Protocol-Independent Packet Processors (P4) in software-defined networking environments. We conduct demonstration experiments using Mininet to confirm our P4-based implementation.

DOI:10.1561/116.00000148

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