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Version 1.4 of perfSONAR UI Released

Posted January 23, 2015

perfSONAR UI version 1.4 has been released.  This software version incorporates use of the perfSONAR Directory Service, software that contains a global list of perfSONAR services throughout the world.  Other features and bugfixes are available via the release notes.

The new packages are posted to the perfSONAR GEANT stable and testing repositories, for Debian 7 and RHEL6.  See https://forge.geant.net/forge/display/perfsonar/Adding+perfSONAR+MDM+repositories for usage.  Alternatively, the packages can be downloaded directly from http://docs.perfsonar.net/manage_extra_tools.html#perfsonarui

Apublic version located at http://psui.geant.net is also available. 

Version 3.3 of perfSONAR & LiveCD/LiveUSB EOL Announcement

Posted January 5, 2015

perfSONAR version 3.3, and the LiveCD and LiveUSB products, will be EOLed on April 10th, 2015.  All users must upgrade to version 3.4 by this date, or risk using unsupported software. 

Those sites that are using the LiveCD/LiveUSB can upgrade using this documentation: http://docs.perfsonar.net/manage_update.html#migrating-from-a-3-3-2-livecd-liveusb

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:

    http://software.internet2.edu/vault/

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:

    http://software.internet2.edu/rpms/el6/i386/main/RPMS/Internet2-repo-0.4-2.noarch.rpm
    http://software.internet2.edu/rpms/el6/x86_64/main/RPMS/Internet2-repo-0.4-2.noarch.rpm

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

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 (https://code.google.com/p/perfsonar-ps/wiki/Level1and2Install) is now available at this location:

https://github.com/esnet/docker/tree/master/PSlight

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:

https://serversforhackers.com/articles/2014/03/20/getting-started-with-docker/

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.