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perfSONAR Deployment Trends

Posted October 23, 2014

perfSONAR 3.4 is gaining adoption in the community:

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

perfSONAR 3.4 Released

Posted October 7, 2014

The perfSONAR Toolkit, version 3.4, is now available.  This release includes a number or changes:

  • A new measurement archive that stores all types of active measurement data. It boasts a RESTful interface and significant performance improvements over previous versions
  • A new full install distribution, similar to the NetInstall, but all installed packages are included on the downloaded ISO.  This use case facilitates installing when networking is minimal or not available. 
  • New graphs that can display results from throughput (bwctl+iperf3/iperf) and latency (owamp and ping) tools on the same graph
  • First steps toward unifying the projects formerly known as perfSONAR-MDM and perfSONAR-PS into one development effort with the inclusion of the OPPD Measurement Point
  • A number of security enhancements including the enabling of automatic updates by default for all new and existing installations
  • Updated documentation at http://docs.perfsonar.net

A detailed treatment of all changes can be found here: http://www.perfsonar.net/release-notes/version-3-4/.  

perfSONAR UI 1.3.2

Posted October 7, 2014

A new perfSONAR UI version has been released, version 1.3.2.  This release brings 2 fixes for BWCTL and OWAMP on demand tests.  Full release notes about this version are available at https://forge.geant.net/forge/display/perfsonar/psUI+version+1.3.2

More information about this software, including source code, packages, installation and usage instructions, is available at http://code.google.com/p/perfsonar-ps/wiki/psUI

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: http://docs.perfsonar.net/manage_update.html#migrating-from-a-3-3-2-livecd-liveusb

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:

    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