Enterprise SLA Support

One business need that arises in many enterprise environments is the support for performance and availability SLAs for IP networks. The typical performance SLA specifies performance and availability bounds on the different applications. You would define the structure of a tool that would allow an operator to specify the business SLA requirements and, based on that information, automatically configure the various routers and servers in a manner appropriate for supporting the performance SLA.

We will focus on an environment like the one described in Chapter 3, which consists of multiple enterprise site networks connected via a core network. Because we are assuming that DiffServ is deployed in the network, we assume that DiffServ-capable ...

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