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Austin, Texas
May 31, 1999 to June 4, 1999
ISBN: 0-7695-0228-8
pp: 0152
ABSTRACT
Detecting and resolving performance problems in distributed systems often requires measurements of end-to-end response times. Existing approaches embed transaction definitions in instrumentation codes. As a result, service providers (e.g., ISPs) cannot tailor transaction definitions to the usage patterns of their customers. We propose a new approach--ETE (end-to-end)--in which transaction definitions are externalized so that they can be customized. This is accomplished by having instrumentation generate events (not transactions) and employing a separate component--the transaction generator--that uses external definitions of transactions to construct response time measurements from event streams. ETE provides measurements of both end-to-end response times and their components. The latter reflect delays for services within distributed systems (e.g., name resolution service). We have used ETE to measure response times for web transactions, terminal emulators, and Lotus Notes.
INDEX TERMS
end-to-end response times, measurements, quality of service
CITATION
Joseph L. Hellerstein, Mark M. Maccabee, W. Nathaniel Mills Iii, John J. Turek, "ETE: A Customizable Approach to Measuring End-to-End Response Times and Their Components in Distributed Systems", ICDCS, 1999, 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems 1999, pp. 0152, doi:10.1109/ICDCS.1999.776516
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