Performance Analysis of IP Datagram Transmission Delay in MPLS: Impact of Both Number and Bandwidth of LSPs of Layer 2


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B   No.1   pp.165-172
Publication Date: 2002/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Internet Technology II -- Traffic Control and Performance Evaluation in the Internet)
MPLS,  label switching router (LSR),  label switched path,  cut-through,  performance analysis,  

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LSR (Label Switching Router)s in MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) networks map arriving IP flows into some labels on Layer 2 switching fabric and establish LSP (Label Switching Path)s. By using LSPs, LSRs not only transmit IP datagrams fast by cut-through mechanism, but also solve traffic engineering issue to optimize the delay of some IP datagram flows. So far, we have analyzed the performance of LSR focusing only on the maximum number of LSPs which can be set on Layer 2. In this paper, we will also consider the bandwidth allocated to each LSP and analyze the IP datagram transmission delay and the cut-through rate of LSR. We suppose the label mapping method as the data-driven scheme in the analytical model, so that the physical bandwidth of LSR is shared by both the default LSP for hop-by-hop transmission and the cut-through LSPs. Thus, we will investigate the impact of the bandwidth allocation among these LSPs on the performance.