Analytical modelling and simulation for performance evaluation of sip server with hysteretic overload control

Major standards organizations, ITU, ETSI, and 3GPP have all adopted SIP as a basic signalling protocol for NGN. The current SIP overload control mechanism is unable to prevent congestion collapse and may spread the overload condition throughout the network. In this paper, we investigate one of the implementations of loss based overload control scheme developed by IETF work group which uses hysteretic load control technique on the server side for preventing its overloading. Two different approaches to calculate performance measure of SIP server are introduced. We follow an analytical modelling approach to construct and analyse SIP server model in the form of queuing system with finite buffer occupancy and two-level hysteretic overload control. The formulas for stationary probabilities and the mean return time in the set of normal states were obtained. Simulation is the other approach which allows to eliminate disadvantages of analytical modelling. At present, there is no simulator for modelling of SIP servers in overload conditions with an application of overload control mechanisms which are currently under development by IETF. Approaches to its programming implementations which reflects the protocols and functions that are fully or partially built into the original SIP systems are proposed in the paper. Proceedings 28th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation © ECMS Flaminio Squazzoni, Fabio Baronio, Claudia Archetti, Marco Castellani (Editors).

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  • 1 Telecommunication Systems Department, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, 117198, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 2 Institute of Informatics Problems of RAS, Vavilova, 44-1, 119333, Moscow, Russian Federation
Hop-by-hop overload control; Hysteretic load control; Queuing model; Signalling network; SIP; Threshold
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