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perfSONAR via Docker

Posted December 18, 2014

The perfSONAR Project is experimenting with docker.  For those that are curious, the "perfSONAR_PS-Bundles-Level1" product ( is now available at this location:

The main use case for this container is to let you run a minimal perfSONAR setup on an alternate Linux distribution other than RHEL/CentOS, such as Debian, Ubuntu, or SUSE, without needing to build everything from source.

For those new to docker, this article may be useful:

perfSONAR Overview Slides

Posted December 15, 2014

Giving a presentation on perfSONAR to members of your campus community?  Not sure how to get started?  See our new section on training materials.

perfSONAR Deployment Trends

Posted December 4, 2014

perfSONAR 3.4 deployments have surpassed 3.3 deployments as of November 16th.

perfSONAR Growth Chart (311.8 KB)

For more information on perfSONAR deployments, see the  who is deploying perfSONAR page.

perfSONAR 3.4.1 Released

Posted October 27, 2014

Version 3.4.1 of the perfSONAR Toolkit is now available. This is a bug fix release with a few "quality of life" improvements such as increased performance of our graphs. See the release notes for a complete list of changes.

If you are an existing 3.4 user with auto-updates enabled, your system should automatically grab the new packages within the next 24 hours. No further actions is required. If you have auto-updates disabled, then you may run 'yum update' to retrieve the software.

If you are still using version 3.3.X, now is a great time to upgrade. Run 'yum update' to get the packages. See for more detailed information on upgrading.

perfSONAR Toolkit LiveCD and Live USB EOL Announcement

Posted October 6, 2014

The perfSONAR project will be EOLing the LiveCD and LiveUSB products.  This product will not be build for the 3.4 release, and the 3.3 version will be supported until April 10th, 2015.  During this period of time the perfSONAR Project will be generating new products when a serious vulnerability is found, or when a critical kernel vulnerability is announced.  We will continue the availability of new builds via the user and announce lists when they are available.

Those sites that are using the LiveCD/LiveUSB can upgrade using this documentation:

Version 3.3 of perfSONAR EOL Announcement

Posted October 6, 2014

perfSONAR version 3.3 will be EOLed on April 10th, 2015.  All users must upgrade to version 3.4 by this date, or risk using unsupported software.  For individuals who would like to have access to the historic RPMs, the project has created a "vault" containing last builds of project software from prior versions:

The Internet2 repository software (versions 0.4-2 and above for version 3.3 users) contains directives to enable this feature.  The repository package can be found in these locations, or will be updated for existing installation via YUM:

Once enabled, the vault will allow existing toolkit builds to access the old RPMs. However, it will not allow someone to install a fresh instance from a netinstall ISO.  To enable this repo:

    a) Edit the "/etc/yum.repos.d/Internet2-Vault.repo" file and change "enabled = 0" to "enabled = 1" for both repositories listed in this file

    b) Run 'yum update' to update the cache of packages