Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2005

Volume 3826 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 241-254

PerfSONAR: A Service Oriented Architecture for Multi-domain Network Monitoring

  • Andreas HanemannAffiliated withGerman Research Network (DFN), c/o Leibniz Supercomputing Center
  • , Jeff W. BooteAffiliated withInternet2
  • , Eric L. BoydAffiliated withInternet2
  • , Jérôme DurandAffiliated withGIP Renater
  • , Loukik KudarimotiAffiliated withDANTE
  • , Roman ŁapaczAffiliated withPoznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
  • , D. Martin SwanyAffiliated withDepartment of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware
  • , Szymon TrochaAffiliated withPoznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
  • , Jason ZurawskiAffiliated withDepartment of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware

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In the area of network monitoring a lot of tools are already available to measure a variety of metrics. However, these tools are often limited to a single administrative domain so that no established methodology for the monitoring of network connections spanning over multiple domains currently exists. In addition, these tools only monitor the network from a technical point of view without providing meaningful network performance indicators for different user groups. These indicators should be derived from the measured basic metrics.

In this paper a Service Oriented Architecture is presented which is able to perform multi-domain measurements without being limited to specific kinds of metrics. A Service Oriented Architecture has been chosen as it allows for increased flexibility and scalability in comparison to traditional software engineering techniques. The resulting measurement framework will be applied for measurements in the European Research Network (GÉANT) and connected National Research and Education Networks in Europe as well as in the United States.