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Record: oai:ARNO:497691

AuthorEdwin Westerhoud
TitleDistributed Monitoring
SupervisorMagiel Bruntink
FacultyFaculty of Science
Institute/dept.FNWI: Instituut voor Informatica
AbstractMost servers need to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therefore, a failure of such a server needs to be detected as soon as possible. Distributed monitoring can be an alternative to conventional,
centralised monitoring, promising robustness and lower failure detection times. This thesis will research in which cases a distributed monitoring solution is a better alternative to centralised monitoring.
We made a proof-of-concept implementation of a distributed monitoring algorithm, which is compared with centralised monitoring. We found the distributed monitor can provide more information about the monitored servers, such as server load, and performed better than current external centralised monitoring solutions. This does come at the trade-off of increased running costs due to development and maintenance and higher resource usage on the servers running the monitor.
Document type scriptie master