FHT: A Novel Approach for Filtering High-Availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR) Traffic
AbstractHigh-availability seamless redundancy (HSR) is a protocol for Ethernet networks that provides duplicated frames with zero recovery time in the event of any network component’s failure. It is suited for applications that demand high availability and a very short time-outs such as substation automation systems (SAS). However, HSR generates excessive unnecessary unicast frames and spreads them throughout connected-ring networks, whether or not the destination node exists in network’s rings. This unnecessary redundant traffic causes high bandwidth consumption, resulting in degradation of network performance. In this paper, we introduce a novel approach for filtering and reducing HSR unicast traffic in connected-ring networks, called “filtering HSR traffic” (FHT). The purpose of FHT is to filter HSR unicast traffic and remove circulated traffic for all rings in connected-ring networks. Therefore, FHT significantly reduces network unicast traffic in connected-ring networks. The traffic performance of FHT has been analyzed, evaluated, and compared to that of standard HSR protocol and the port locking (PL) approach. Various simulations were conducted to validate the traffic performance analysis. Analytical and simulation results showed that, for our sample network, FHT reduced network unicast traffic by about 82% compared with standard HSR and by about 56% compared with the PL approach, thus freeing up network bandwidth and improving network traffic performance. View Full-Text
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Tien, N.X.; Rhee, J.M. FHT: A Novel Approach for Filtering High-Availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR) Traffic. Energies 2015, 8, 6249-6274.
Tien NX, Rhee JM. FHT: A Novel Approach for Filtering High-Availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR) Traffic. Energies. 2015; 8(7):6249-6274.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tien, Nguyen X.; Rhee, Jong M. 2015. "FHT: A Novel Approach for Filtering High-Availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR) Traffic." Energies 8, no. 7: 6249-6274.