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Webinar:  Know Your Limits: Priorities for pScheduler

Posted September 12, 2019 - permalink

One of the new additions to the just-released perfSONAR 4.2 is the ability to configure the limit system so some tasks are prioritized over others.  The original use case for this feature was to make ad-hoc measurements run from the command line of the local host run without having to wait in line behind other measurements. There are others, such as giving priority to hosts on your mesh while still allowing ad-hoc use and deprioritizing measurements that are useful but not considered critical.

Please join the perfSONAR development team on Monday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m. EDT / 18:00 GMT / 20:00 CEST, for Know Your Limits: Priorities, an on-line tutorial session covering these topics:

  •     Recap of the limit system and the limit configuration file
  •     How priorities work
  •     Configuring the priority section of the limit configuration

The material in this session is geared toward administrators of perfSONAR nodes but may also be helpful for end users in understanding the diagnostic information provided when tasks are rejected or do not run.

As this tutorial is an addendum to the original Know Your Limits tutorial published in our YouTube channel, having viewed it is a recommended prerequisite to watching this one.

Information on joining the tutorial can be found in our user support mailing list message under this link. The session should last about 30 minutes, will be recorded and made available on the perfSONAR YouTube channel if you are unable to attend.


perfSONAR 4.2.0 available

Posted August 19, 2019 - permalink

The next major version of perfSONAR 4.2.0 is now available. This is a final release that has been uploaded to our production package repositories. That means if you are running auto-updates on a supported operating system, you will automatically get this version in the next couple days (as mirrors update). Changes in this version include:

  • A new pScheduler disk-to-disk test with support for a GridFTP and curl tool
  • pSConfig Web Administrator (PWA) RPMS
  • Support for perfSONAR Ansible roles
  • Support for task priorities in pScheduler
  • End of BWCTL backward compatibility support in pScheduler

Full release notes can be found here.

Information on getting the latest version of the software can be found here


perfSONAR pSConfig Web Admin in YouTube channel

Posted April 30, 2019 - permalink

Following  CI Brownbag talk series webinar run on April 26th about a new perfSONAR pSConfig Web Admin the Project team is pleased to announce the release of this webinar's recording on Project's YouTube channel.

This talk introduces pSConfig Web Admin (PWA), a web-based tool for managing pSConfig (formerly MeshConfig) hostgroups, testspecs, hosts, etc. PWA is a multi-user tool that allows you to manage your mesh configurations graphically, integrating with the Lookup Service, and optionally, collaborating with other users on these configs. Its output configs are generated dynamically, opening up flexibility not possible with static configs. Focus is on demonstrating the functionality of PWA, and basic usage. Deployment/configuration of the PWA tools is also be discussed.

View the video on perfSONAR Project YouTube Channel
https://youtu.be/3mjeLQdOCJQ


perfSONAR with Ansible Webinar in YouTube channel

Posted April 25, 2019 - permalink

Following  CI Brownbag talk series webinar run on April 19th about using perfSONAR with Ansible the Project team is pleased to announce the release of this webinar's recording on Project's YouTube channel.

This talk covers use of a perfSONAR Ansible playbook and roles to install and configure a perfSONAR deployment.  Such infrastructure will include Archivers, MadDash dashboards, and JSON schedule publishers as well as multiple testpoints.

View the video on perfSONAR Project YouTube Channel
https://youtu.be/9OyJsQB59Yg


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