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GENI Instrumentation and Measurements Architecture, Version 0.1

An effort is underway to define and document a first view of the GENI Instrumentation and Measurements Architecture.

+ Provide a comprehensive and ordered list of topics that must be addressed for a complete architecture
+ Identify the priority topics that the WG needs to address first
+ Pull together contributions by the WG though Spiral 2

+ Now : v0.1 DRAFT completed, by GPO; see
+ By GEC8: v0.5 draft, by GPO, with contributions from WG
+ By GEC9: v1.0 draft, reviewed by WG

A first DRAFT (v0.1) has been completed by the GPO, and is attached below.
GENI I&M Architecture document (15min)
This v0.1 DRAFT includes proposed I&M services and a proposed configuration

Document outline:

  1. Document Scope
  2. Introduction
  3. Definition and configuration of I&M services
  4. Interfaces, protocols and schema for Measurement Data (MD)
  5. Ownership of MD and privacy of owners
  6. Interfaces, protocols and APIs for using I&M services
  7. Basic GENI I&M use cases
  8. MD transport via the GENI Measurement Plane
  9. Discovery, authorization, assignment and binding of GENI I&M services
  10. Measurement Orchestration (MO) service
  11. Measurement Point (MP)
  12. Time-stamping MD
  13. Measurement Collection (MC) service
  14. Measurement Analysis and Presentation (MAP) service
  15. Measurement Data Archive (MDA) service
  16. Additional GENI I&M use cases

The community is invited to review this draft and provide comments, additions or changes to the Inst&Meas WG SE, Harry Mussman, at

This document was reviewed at the Inst&Meas WG meeting at GEC7.

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