HARNESS: High Availability supportive Self Reliant Network Slicing in 5G Networks

Vittal, Shwetha and Franklin, Antony (2022) HARNESS: High Availability supportive Self Reliant Network Slicing in 5G Networks. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. pp. 1-14. ISSN 2373-7379

[img] Text
IEEE_Transactions_on_Network_and_Service_Management.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (783kB) | Request a copy


Mobile Network Operator (MNO)s avail the benefit of providing an isolated service with the network slice in a variety of forms like enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (uRLLC), and massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC). However, they face challenges in handling situations of overload, congestion, and scaling with the arrival of unexpected control plane User Service Requests (USRs) leading to the dropping of USRs, and hence disturbing the slice’s High Availability (HA). This paper presents a novel High Availability supportive self Reliant NEtwork Slicing System (HARNESS) for 5G Core, powered by intelligent and autonomous Self Organizing Network (SON) paradigm. In HARNESS, we propose algorithms to intelligently schedule and serve the significant portion of control plane USRs for both delay tolerant and delay sensitive slices, to ensure their uninterrupted HA service provision. Along with efficient resource utilization, the HARNESS shows improvements over the traditional HA provisioning methods, in preventing the occluding of crucial control plane USRs by 60% and reducing the average response time for these USRs by 50%. We developed the HARNESS framework in a 5G test-bed system using eXpress Data Path (XDP) and extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) mechanism for coherent and optimized end-to-end working of it. With this additional gear, HARNESS productively contributes to achieving 3.2% better slice service HA in the minimal two nodes active active cluster configuration. IEEE

[error in script]
IITH Creators:
IITH CreatorsORCiD
Franklin, Antonyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1809-2025
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5G; 5G Core; 5G mobile communication; Approximation Algorithm; Delays; High Availability; Network Slicing; Network slicing; Noise measurement; NP-completeness; Pareto Distribution; Quality of service; Reliability; Scheduling; Self Organizing Network.; Ultra reliable low latency communication
Subjects: Computer science
Computer science > Wireless Networks
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 05:19
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 10:17
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/9831
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1109/TNSM.2022.3157888
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/3530
Related URLs:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
Statistics for RAIITH ePrint 9831 Statistics for this ePrint Item