Modeling Bayesian Networks for Autonomous Diagnosis of Web Services

Haiqin Wang, Guijun Wang,Alice Chen,Changzhou Wang,Casey K Fung,Stephen A Uczekaj,Rodolfo A Santiago

We took an innovative approach to service level management for network enterprise systems by using integrated monitoring, diagnostics, and adaptation services in a service-oriented architecture. The autonomous diagnosis for trouble-shooting of web service interruptions is based on Bayesian network models. In this paper, we present our methods for building the diagnostic models. We focus on two types of Bayesian network models of different structure complexity. Our result shows that the two-layer model outperforms the three-layer model in the applied domain. This challenges the common belief that adding unnecessary nodes in a Bayesian network and growing its structural complexity does not deteriorate performance. Hence such practice of building more complex models than necessary should be approached cautiously within the context of the applied domain.

Subjects: 3.4 Probabilistic Reasoning; 1.5 Diagnosis

Submitted: Feb 9, 2006

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