Changes between Version 17 and Version 18 of INSTOOLSSummary


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    11= INSTOOLS, Instrumentation Tools =
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    3 [wiki:INSTOOLSSummaryDeprecated deprecated INSTOOLS Summary]
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    54Instrumentation Tools (INSTOOLS) is a network instrumentation and measurement framework designed to make it easy to deploy network measurement infrastructure into a slice.  Once deployed, INSTOOLs allows the user to "see" the network behavior using a standard web browser.
    65From a user's viewpoint, there are basically two steps required to use INSTOOLs:
    7  * Instrument the Slice: The user runs a script that deploys the necessary network monitoring software into a slice which then begins collecting network traffic measurements for that slice -- see [wiki:Instrumentize instrumentize]
    8  * Visualize/Graph the Collected Measurements: After instrumenting the slice, the user is given a web page to visit in order to "see" a live view of the network traffic flowing through the slice.  Users can either use the Portal View [wiki:SlicePortal INSTOOLS Portal] that shows the slice on a map and allows users to click on any link or node in the slice to see its performance.  A second interface [wiki:INSTOOLSInterface INSTOOLS Live View] provides a very detailed live view of the links and nodes supported by a particular aggregate.
     6 * Instrument the Slice: The user presses the "Instrumentize" button in FLACK that deploys the necessary network monitoring software into a slice which then begins collecting network traffic measurements for that slice -- see [wiki:Instrumentize instrumentize]
     7 * Visualize/Graph the Collected Measurements: After instrumenting the slice, press the
     8"Go to portal" button to visit the Portal View [wiki:SlicePortal INSTOOLS Portal] that shows the slice on a map and allows users to click on any link or node in the slice to see its performance.  A second interface [wiki:INSTOOLSInterface INSTOOLS Live View] provides a very detailed live view of the links and nodes supported by a particular aggregate.
    99The INSTOOLS framework is designed to make configuration, deployment, and visualization of measurement data easy. The INSTOOLS user does not need to be an expert in system administration or network management. The goal is not to reinvent the wheel, but, rather develop ways to automatically deploy and leverage existing tools. Network state information is typically more important than packet trace information, therefore many of the tools used measure data such as routing tables, packet counters (e.g., interface counters), cache entries (e.g., ARP, DNS, and NAT tables), processor load averages, memory statistics, host configurations, firewall rules, etc.
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    1515To get started using INSTOOLS see  [wiki:Instrumentize instrumentize].
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    17 === Videos ===
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    19 [attachment:instrumentize264.mp4 Adding Instrumentation To Slice] [[BR]]
    20 [attachment:instools_live_view264.mp4 Instools Live View] [[BR]]
    21 [attachment:portal264.mp4 Instools Portal] [[BR]]
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    2318=== Presentations ===
     19[http://www.netlab.uky.edu/p/instools/node/28 Protogeni Tutorial: Instrumentation Tools for a GENI Prototype] GEC11
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    2521[http://www.netlab.uky.edu/p/instools/ Protogeni Tutorial: USING INSTOOLS] GEC9