Signaling plane delay KPI monitoring in live network
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2034-Jun-12
Potentially relevant companies (5): Akamai Technologies Incorporated, BMC Software Incorporated, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Juniper Networks Inc.
Products & technologies (1): Network:Management
Embodiments of the invention are directed to providing a method for measuring signaling plane delay in a communication network using a probe session indicator to trigger logging of timestamps at network elements for centralized analysis at a network monitor system.
1. A method at a network element for measuring signaling plane delay in a communication network, the method comprising:
receiving a message at said network element;
determining if the received message contains a probe session indicator; and
only when the received message contains the probe session indicator, logging the received message at the network element and adding a timestamp to the received message, and otherwise not adding the timestamp.
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