Flux Research Group / School of Computing

KnowNet: Towards a Knowledge Plane for Enterprise Network Management

Ren Quinn, Josh Kunz, Aisha Syed, Joe Breen, Sneha Kumar Kasera, Robert Ricci, and Jacobus (Kobus) Van der Merwe

IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) 2016.




Network management tasks remain tedious and error-prone, and often require complex reasoning on the part of the network administrator. With KnowNet we address the challenge of reasoning about network management by approaching it as a set of cooperating applications executing over a knowledge graph which captures data and information about the network and the applications that manage and reason over it. We apply our approach to enterprise network management by developing a suite of cooperating applications that deals with security and application performance management in an enterprise network.