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LAMP Project Status Report

Period: Jan 2011 - Mar 2011

I. Major accomplishments

A. Milestones achieved

B. Deliverables made

II. Description of work performed during last quarter

A. Activities and findings

Activity: Discussions with I&M WG and Utah’s ProtoGENI team regarding measurement and topology representation (RSpec).
Description: LAMP project members believe that leveraging the existing topology (referred to as UNIS schema in this document) used by projects like perfSONAR, Inter-Domain Controller Protocol (and thus Internet2’s ION, OSCARS and GÉANT2 AutoBAHN), Phoebus, among others, to represent the topology elements in GENI’s RSpec and related schemas would provide several benefits (e.g. a more general and tested topology model, easier integration with Measurement and O&M planes). One of the overarching goals of the LAMP project is to leverage perfSONAR to create interoperability between the different I&M systems, and work towards a unified measurement architecture for GENI.

  • Martin Swany gave a presentation on UNIS at RSpec Meeting at GEC10. A general consensus has been reached that the ProtoGENI RSpec will be adopted as the general RSpec within GENI. There was recognition of the fact that the core RSpec cannot currently represent all current and future use-cases and that the core specification should remain easily extensible using a namespacing extension mechanism.
  • Martin Swany served on the I&M WG panel. No general consensus was reached. The perfSONAR measurement schema was discussed as a likely contender to provide a common measurement representation across CFs.

Activity: Network monitoring of the ProtoGENI backbone using perfSONAR.
Description:We have started a measurement infrastructure of the ProtoGENI backbone using perfSONAR. The infrastructure is currently retrieving SNMP data from the HP switches in Internet2’s Washington, Salt Lake and Kansas POPs. The data is made available to Utah’s ProtoGENI team through perfSONAR’s SNMP MA and related GUIs. Findings:

  • This service has been working continuously since the last quarter.
  • We plan to expand the monitoring to include the newly added ProtoGENI backbone nodes at additional I2 POPs.
  • There has been a modest increase in monitored use as some experiments begin to run across the backbone nodes.

Activity: Development of a perfSONAR-based I&M system for GENI experimenters.
Description: A proof-of-concept I&M system will be developed using the current perfSONAR framework (architecture and services) to show how perfSONAR adapts to the GENI environment. This system will provide great flexibility to experimenters in choosing performance metrics ranging from SNMP data to active measurements to mix-and-match based on the experimenters’ needs.

B. Project participants

The following are active participants in the project:

  • Martin Swany – PI
  • Eric Boyd – Co-PI
  • Guilherme Fernandes – Research Assistant
  • Ezra Kissel – Research Assistant
  • Jason Zurawski - Internet2

C. Publications (individual and organizational)

No publications done so far.

D. Outreach activities

No outreach activities.

E. Collaborations

Collaborations are ongoing with Utah’s ProtoGENI Team, the Instrumentation Tools project from the University of Kentucky, and GENI’s I&M Working Group. Further collaborations are expected with other I&M projects of Cluster C.

F. Other Contributions