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Operational monitoring in GENI

Shared operational monitoring data for GENI aggregates, slice authorities, and resources is collected by the GENI Meta-Operations Center and made available for use by GENI operators and experimenters.

Most of this monitoring data is gathered on individual GENI hosts (slice authorities, aggregates, and resources), and submitted to GMOC's monitoring database via authenticated XML over HTTP. The tango-monitor software packages described below implement the client side of this monitoring.

How to install monitoring software

  • TangoGeniMonitoring/GmocConfiguration: tango-monitor-gmoc, the base package for submitting monitoring data using a python module ( All other monitoring software packages require this, and you can install it to submit your own custom monitoring data, or to use its functionality to download GMOC data, as well.
  • TangoGeniMonitoring/FoamConfiguration: tango-monitor-foam, the monitoring software for FOAM aggregates.

Information about what is monitored

In general, monitoring comprises two types of data:

  • Relational data: names of objects that exist in GENI (slice authorities, aggregates, resources, slices, slivers, etc) and how those objects are related.
  • Measurement data: real-time values of numerical measurements which have been taken on those objects.

Here are some pages with more information about this data:

How to access monitoring data

Several mechanisms exist for looking at monitoring data: