GENI MAXREGIONAL Project Status Report - Post GEC21

Project Status Report
Project 1860 (MAXREGIONAL)
Post GEC 21 (October 20-23, 2014) Report

I. Major accomplishments

This project is currently in a no cost extension phase that ends on February 15, 2015.

A. Milestones status

MAXREGIONAL.S5.a Continue to support the stitching interoperation and testing between GENI Racks/Aggregates, and across network infrastructures such as Internet2 ION, AL2S, regional networks, and other networks that may be available for GENI stitching use.

During this period the stitching support activities included updating and testing the GPO monitoring infrastructure. This included working with the GPO to define the proper representations for inter-aggregate links in the monitoring local database. This work also included updates to the MAX Aggregate Manager to support the latest monitoring schemas. This work was completed and the most recent GPO monitoring software is currently deployed on the MAX aggregate. During this time period we also worked with the Internet2 NOC to update the ION Aggregate Manager with the latest updates to support the GENI monitoring service.

MAXREGIONAL.S5.b Update the MAX Aggregate Manager to keep up to date with latest GENI AM APIs in use by other GENI Aggregates and GENI Experimenter tools.

Status: During this time period we have worked with GPO and Internet2 to support several upgrades to the ION Aggregate Manager. Most of these upgrades were to support the monitoring system. There were also upgrades to fix bugs, updated SFA, and to add support for SFA speaks-for.

As part of SFA bug fixes and upgrades we have develop an MAX AM configuration which no longer requires MyPLC and the associated Postgres database. The result is the MAX AM software now only relies on the SFA component from the PlanetLab software base. We have deployed this system on the MAX Infrastructure. This configuration was also deployed on the ION AM during this reporting period.

The ION AM software version and upgrade procedures are documented here:

MAXREGIONAL.S5.c Develop designs and prototype systems for facilitating and managing VLAN delegation by statically provisioned network regions. Work GPO and network providers to test and refine designs.

Status: We have not made changes to this static VLAN description system during this reporting period. We currently are running and maintaining a script that automatically pulls Advertisement RSpecs from GENI Aggregates and generates a wiki page. This wiki page provides information regarding networks where statically provisioned VLANs are utilized to connect two GENI Aggregates. Information formatted in accordance with a configuration file schema indicates which GENI Aggregates should be included in this process. This wiki page is located here:

B. Deliverables made

During this reporting period we completed the following deliverables:

  • Upgrades of the deployed GPO monitoring software infrastructure on MAX Aggregate.
  • Provided support for Internet ION AM upgrade of the GPO monitoring software infrastructure

II Description of work performed during last quarter

A. Activities and findings

MAX has deployed an instance of the Internet2 Software suite (OESS/FlowSpace Firewall) on parts of the MAX Infrastructure for help with future testing and evaluation across AL2S. We are also planning to deploy the Internet2 Aggregate Manager Software once that is available.

B. Project participants

Tom Lehman (MAX)
Xi Yang (MAX)

C. Publications (individual and organizational)

No formal publications were funded by this projects during this time period.

D. Outreach activities

The current focus of our outreach activities is thru our collaborations with other Aggregates such as ProtoGENI, ExoGENI, and GENI Rack deployment sites.

We have received and installed the MAX InstaGENI rack. This has been connected to the MAX Aggregate which enables stitching thru Internet2 ION and AL2S. The MAX InstaGENI rack is also connected thru Internet2 AL2S to the GENI Mesoscale infrastructure. This rack has completed acceptance testing and is now available for GENI community use. We plan to conduct outreach to potential experimenters at University of Maryland and other universities in the MAX footprint.

E. Collaborations

As part of the activities and milestones described here, we have had extensive collaborations with many in the GENI community. This includes ProtoGENI, ExoGENI, iMINDS, and GPO developers. A large focus of our milestones during this reporting period revolved around network stitching capability deployment and testing. These activities required collaborations with other GENI aggregate manager developers and network resource providers.

F. Other Contributions


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