Flexible sampling-based in-band network telemetry in programmable data plane

Dongeun Suh, Seokwon Jang, Sol Han, Sangheon Pack, Xiaofei Wang

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In-band network telemetry (INT) is an emerging network monitoring framework based on a protocol-independent packet processor (P4). Network devices can be programmed with a domain-specific language to embed switch-internal states into data packets as they traverse through networks. However, the current P4-based INT does not support a sampling; thus, INT headers should be augmented for all incoming packets, which will incur high overhead in a large-scale network. In this paper, we propose a flexible sampling-based INT (FS-INT) scheme to address the aforementioned issues. Simulation results show that FS-INT can reduce the protocol overhead in a controlled manner while providing sufficiently high accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-65
Number of pages4
JournalICT Express
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work wassupported by Institute for Information & communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP) grant funded by the Korean government (MSIT) (No. 2017-0-00195 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS)


  • Flexible sampling-based INT
  • In-band network telemetry
  • Programmable data plane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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