Training & Reference Materials
- perfSONAR Template
- perfSONAR Training materials
- (1) Introduction and Motivation
- (2) Installation and Basic Configuration
- (3) Deployment and Regular Testing
- (4) Security and Node maintenance
- (5) Use Cases
- (6) Measurement Tools
- (7) Debugging Strategies
- (8) Network Theory
- (9) Hardware Selection
- (10) Low Cost Hardware
- (11) pScheduler CLI Details
- (12) perfSONAR 4.0 New Features Overview
- (13) jq scripting and JSON (Advanced)
- (14) pSConfig
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.
- perfSONAR-1-Intro_and_Motivation-v2.pptx [Français PPTX]
- perfSONAR-1-Intro_and_Motivation-v2.pdf [Français PDF]
(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.
- perfSONAR-2-Installation_and_Basic_Configuration-v5.pptx [Français PPTX]
- perfSONAR-2-Installation_and_Basic_Configuration-v5.pdf [Français PDF]
(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.
(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.
(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 replacement of BWCTL as a controller with pScheduler. This presentation is suited to perfSONAR 3.X transitioning to 4.X versions.
(13) jq Workshop
A presentation for advanced users on jq, JSON, and other scripting for use with perfSONAR.
This presentation will aid the transition from MeshConfig to pSConfig.