Qosmos Probe for Service Assurance
Service Assurance solutions need detailed information on protocols and application metadata such as delay and packet latency in order to compute KPIs. In addition, they need a technology that enables systems to carry out investigations through several angles: per individual subscriber, per handset type, per data content or per network element for example.
Qosmos technology is designed to identify the application behind each IP session and deliver detailed metadata from protocols and applications. The Qosmos Probe provides this information in a package adapted for developers of Service Assurance solutions. Relevant metadata is available either in real time, via an API, or from a standard database with an open data model. The Qosmos Probe also supports fast data capture mechanisms such as DPDK and OVS in order to deliver information for services running on any type of infrastructure (physical, virtualized and hybrid).
Example of Metadata Available for Service Assurance Applications
Flow metadata: application ID, Jitter, packet loss, application response time, per flow, delay, MOS, timestamp.
User metadata: IP address, GTP.imsi, GTP.imei, SIP.caller, SIP.callee, RADIUS.login, DHCP.mac_address.
Device metadata: GTP.user_agent.
This information can be stored or streamed in real-time via standard interfaces for use by any third-party Service Assurance application.
The highly granular and timely information provided by the Qosmos Probe enables Service Assurance solution developers to provide visibility and drill down capabilities that cut-down on resolution time. The Qosmos Probe can be deployed on COTS hardware.