New psUI release: 1.5.1
Posted July 30, 2015 - permalink
This version mainly brings improvements in logging of errors and warnings (which is mostly interesting for people who need to create report based on number of errors in past month), and number of improvement in charts and when viewing archived measurements. With this release it is now possible to compare various routes when viewing OWAMP measurements from Esmond with “Route N-1” and “Route N+1” buttons and also choosing just Max+AVG when viewing historical BWCTL measurements.
The demo Géant instance is updated and live at: psui.geant.net
Those who would like to install it yourself can check out the guide at: http://docs.perfsonar.net/manage_extra_tools.html#perfsonarui
perfSONAR 3.5rc1 Available for Testing (CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu)
Posted July 15, 2015 - permalink
Last fall we announced plans for a perfSONAR 3.5 release, targeted late September 2015, that focussed on the following:
- Modernize the toolkit GUIs
- Support for central host management and node auto-configuration
- Support for Debian and other installation options
- Support for low cost, 1Gbps nodes
We are please to announce that a release candidate of this revision is now available for beta testing. Do NOT install this release on your production hosts as it is not a final release and is intended for testing purposes only. We expect a final release sometime this fall.
For a complete list of features and changes in this release candidate, see http://www.perfsonar.net/release-notes/version-3-5-rc1/. A few highlights are:
- A preview of a re-designed web interface. Currently only the landing page is updated, with more changes to come in future release candidates.
- New auto configuration and central management features that extend the capabilities of the MeshConfig component and other tools. See the release notes for more information.
- New bundles that allow you install all or a subset of the tools using a package manager like yum in addition to the traditional Toolkit ISO. See http://docs.perfsonar.net/3.5rc1/index.html#additional-installation-options.
- A preview of BWCTL2, the next generation of BWCTL. This is not used by default yet for regular testing as its still under heavy development, but is available for experimentation. See the release notes for details.
- NPAD is no longer installed by default for new deployments. It is still possible to install with yum, but must be done as a separate step. Existing installations will still have NPAD unless it is removed manually.
Those are just some of the changes, see the release notes for further information. Also keep in mind this is not the final release and we will be adding more as we get closer to the fall. Features NOT in this release candidate but to expect between now and the final release include:
- Expanding the new web interface
- Further enhancement of the 3.5 versions of the Debian/Ubuntu packages
- More information regarding “inexpensive” nodes
- Better support for configuration management software like Puppet
- More bug fixes, documentation, etc
To install the current release candidate for CentOS do one of the following:
- You may install a completely new Toolkit node by downloading and installing one of the ISO images here: http://downloads.perfsonar.net/toolkit/release_candidates/3.5rc1/
- To update an existing system run the following:
yum install Internet2-repo-staging yum clean all yum update
- To test an RPM installation using one of our bundles, install the Internet2-repo-statging RPM as detailed in the bullet above and follow the instructions here: http://docs.perfsonar.net/3.5rc1/index.html#additional-installation-options.
For Debian and Ubuntu systems, the "perfSONAR TestPoint" bundle is available. This is supported for Debian 7 (Wheezy), Ubuntu 12 (Precise) and Ubuntu 14 (Trusty). You can find detailed installation instructions at:
In order to help direct your testing, you may find a checklist here https://github.com/perfsonar/project/wiki/Toolkit-Testing-Checklist
As always if you have any questions please contact our mailing list. We appreciate you help in testing this release and look forward to your feedback.
OpenSSL Vulnerability Statement
Posted July 9, 2015 - permalink
On July 9th 2015 an OpenSSL vulnerability was announced:
We are contacting the list to let you know that we believe the the operating systems supported by perfSONAR are NOT affected. We do not believe you should not need to take any further action to protect your host from the vulnerability. For reference, the current list of supported perfSONAR operating systems are:
- CentOS 6
- Debian “wheezy"
- Ubuntu 12 and 14
All of the above ship with versions of OpenSSL that are not reported to be vulnerable. For details concerning the vulnerability as relates to specific operating systems see the following: