perfSONAR Workshop, Sponsored by OARnet
Posted November 12, 2014
OARnet will host an perfSONAR workshop entitled, “” in Columbus, OH on January 21-22, 2015. This event will focus on a number of operational aspects of deploying and using perfSONAR.
- Day 1 will be a tutorial on how to install, configure, and use perfSONAR and the perfSONAR dashboard.
- Day 2 will include presentations from those currently running large perfSONAR test meshes, and will focus on best practices and future growth. Topics to be discussed will include scalability issues, who can and should test to who, local and regional deployment strategies, and so on. Use of perfSONAR in an SDN environment will also be discussed.
Submit proposals here:
Proposals will be evaluated by a program committee and are due by December 5, 2014.
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
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 Deployment Trends
Posted October 23, 2014
perfSONAR 3.4 is gaining adoption in the community:
For more information on perfSONAR deployments, see thepage.
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