perfSONAR

Training & Reference Materials


This page contains a wide variety of resources prepared by the perfSONAR Project to help the community members for educate and evangelize perfSONAR. By using the training materials you agree to the Use & Modification of Materials terms.

Please note this material is a September 2017 edition and was mostly prepared with perfSONAR version 4.0.1.

You can still access old perfSONAR releases training and reference materials in the archive material page.

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perfSONAR Training Materials

(1) 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. 

(2) 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. 

(3) 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. 

(4) 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. 

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(5) Use Cases

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. 

(6) Measurement Tools

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. 

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(7) Debugging Strategies

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. 

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(8) Network Theory

These materials discuss the theory of network performance (useful before talking about hardware):

(9) Hardware Selection

These materials outline the process for selecting hardware, and the impacts of using virtualization. 

(10) Low Cost Hardware

These materials outline the Low-Cost perfSONAR effort:

(11) pScheduler CLI Details

This deck discusses in more detail the individual pieces of the pScheduler CLI. This presentation is suited to users looking to understand and run tests at the Command Line Interface (CLI).

(12) perfSONAR 4.0 New Features Overview

Version 4.X of the perfSONAR suite brings many new features including replacmenent of BWCTL as a controller with pScheduler. This presentation is suited to perfSONAR 3.X transitioning to 4.X versions.