Materials (April 2016)
- perfSONAR Template
- High-Level perfSONAR Overview
- Introduction and Motivation
- Network Theory
- Hardware Selection
- Low-Cost perfSONAR
- Installation and Basic Configuration
- Deployment and Regular Testing
- Measurement Tools
- Debugging Strategies
- Use Cases
- Security and Operations
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perfSONAR Training Materials
The following are generic materials that can be used by community members for educate and evangelize perfSONAR.
This slide template can be used to create additional perfSONAR content. It features the perfSONAR branding and partner logos.
High-Level perfSONAR Overview
These slides give a high level view of why perfSONAR is a necessary piece of cyberinfrastructure. This presentation is suitable for management briefings. Note that these were last updated on April 25th, 2016.
Introduction and Motivation
This set of materials gives a similar overview of why perfSONAR is necessary, and how it can be deployed on a network This presentation is more suited for those with technical knowledge.
These materials discuss the theory of network performance (useful before talking about hardware):
These materials outline the process for selecting hardware, and the impacts of using virtualization.
Low Cost Hardware
These materials outline the Low-Cost perfSONAR effort:
Installation and Basic Configuration
These materials walk through the basic setup of a perfSONAR Toolkit instance. This presentation is more suited for those with technical knowledge.
Deployment and Regular Testing
This set of materials can be used to setup a more coordinated testing approach, using a dashboard. This presentation is more suited for those with technical knowledge.
Learning to use the tools that perfSONAR makes available is important, this presentation goes over the nuances of each of the major tools and helps build knowledge about their practical use cases. This presentation is more suited for those with technical knowledge.
This example walks through a complicated set of debugging problems, and how perfSONAR can be helpful. This presentation is more suited for those with technical knowledge.
This is a set of examples of how perfSONAR has found problems on many types of networks. This presentation is more suited for those with technical knowledge.
Security & Node Maintenance
This brief presentation outlines some essential security practices and basic operation for perfSONAR. This presentation is more suited for those with technical knowledge.