Network Monitoring in Software-Defined Networking: A Review

Pang Wei Tsai, Chun Wei Tsai, Chia Wei Hsu, Chu Sing Yang

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Monitoring is an important concept in network management as it helps network operators to determine the behavior of a network and the status of its components. Traffic engineering, quality of service, and anomaly detection also depend on monitoring for decision making. Software-defined networking (SDN) is becoming increasingly popular for network provision and management tasks. This paper surveys the tasks and challenges associated with SDN, providing an overview of SDN monitoring developments. Several design concepts, research directions, and open issues are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8291608
Pages (from-to)3958-3969
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Systems Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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