<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>8371</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Komolafe,O.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Sventek,J.S.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2007</YEAR><TITLE>Analysis of RSVP-TE Graceful Restart</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2007</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Komolafe:2007:8371</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>GMPLS</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>GMPLS is viewed as an attractive intelligent control plane for different network technologies and graceful restart is a key technique in ensuring this control plane is resilient and able to recover adequately from faults. This paper analyses the graceful restart mechanism proposed for a key GMPLS protocol, RSVP-TE. A novel analytical model, which may be readily adapted to study other protocols, is developed. This model allows the efficacy of graceful restart to be evaluated in a number of scenarios. It is found that, unsurprisingly, increasing control message loss and increasing the number of data plane connections both increased the time to complete recovery. It was also discovered that a threshold exists beyond which a relatively small change in the control message loss probability causes a disproportionately large increase in the time to complete recovery. The interesting findings in this work suggest that the performance of graceful restart is worthy of further investigation, with emphasis being placed on exploring procedures to optimise the performance of graceful restart.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>