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JSW 2014 Vol.9(5): 1342-1347 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.5.1342-1347

Distributed Dynamic Failure Detection

Ahmad Shukri Mohd Noor1, Mustafa Mat Deris2, Md Yazid Md Saman1, Emma Ahmad Sirajudin1
1Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030, Malaysia
2Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400, Johor, Malaysia

Abstract—Failure monitoring and detection phase is a critical part in providing a scalability, reliability and high availability in current distributed environment. Heartbeat style of interaction is a widely used technique. This technique is utilized for detecting a fault where it monitors the heartbeats of system resources continuously in a very short interval. However, this approach has its limitations as it requires a period of time to detect the faulty node, causing delay in the impending recovery procedures. This paper presents a fault detection mechanism and service using hybrid heartbeat mechanism and dynamic estimated time of arrival (ETA) for each heartbeat message. This technique introduces the use of index server for indexing the transaction and operates dynamic hybrid heartbeat mechanism and pinging procedure for fault detection. The evaluation outcome signifies the use of the hybrid heartbeat mechanism in reducing approximately 30% of the time taken to detect faults compared to existing techniques and provides a basis for a customizable recovery action to take place.

Index Terms—failure detection, fault-tolerance,d istributed systems.

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Cite: Ahmad Shukri Mohd Noor, Mustafa Mat Deris, Md Yazid Md Saman, Emma Ahmad Sirajudin, "Distributed Dynamic Failure Detection," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 1342-1347, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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