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GN2 Performance Monitoring & Management : AA Needs 2 nd AA Workshop 20 - 21 November 2003 Malaga, Spain. Nicolas Simar, Network Engineer DANTE. Introduction. GN2 project starting from Q3 2004 build the successor of the GÉANT network

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Nicolas simar network engineer dante

GN2 Performance Monitoring & Management : AA Needs2nd AA Workshop20 - 21 November 2003Malaga, Spain

Nicolas Simar, Network Engineer




  • GN2 project starting from Q3 2004

    • build the successor of the GÉANT network

    • integrated activities between NRENs: Joint Research Activities (JRA) and Services Activities (SA)

  • AA required by various activities in GN2 (non extensive lists)

    • JRA1 – Performance monitoring & management

    • JRA3 – BW allocation & reservation

    • SA3 – end-to-end service quality across multiple domains

  • Need to define a common EU-wide AA architecture (JRA5-Ubiquity and/or JRA2 Security?)

What is jra1

What is JRA1?

  • Multi-domain Network Performance Measurement Management Platform

    • Retrieve network information from several domains through a pre-defined interface.

    • Performance Monitoring:

      • monitoring of network characteristics such as delay, packet loss, available bandwidth, “traceroute”, etc

      • extended to looking glass functionality

      • netflow like data (to track DoS attack)

What is jra11

What is JRA1?

  • Management platform

    • Provide an “aggregated/concatenated” view of the information retrieved.

      • Available bandwidth R1 -> R2 = x Mbps ; R2 -> R3 = y Mbps ; R3 -> R4 = z Mbps

      • Available bandwidth R1 -> R4 = min(x,y,z) Mbps

    • Enable users to generate traffic and its characteristics.

      • Generate flow <IP (destIP, tos, size, etc); TCP/UDP (port, etc)>

    • Allow to retrieve information out of several domains.

Performance monitoring overview

Performance Monitoring Overview

Where does it come from

Where does it come from?

  • PERT (Performance Enhancement Response Team) need to isolate and resolve end-to-end problems.

    • The performance monitoring architecture should provide an useful debugging tool for this group.

  • Users are requesting to have access to more and more network information.

    • GRID to check what is the best way to ship data.

    • Network/application researchers to investigate the result of their experiments.



  • Exchange monitored data between domains to

    • Ease the troubleshooting

    • Give to the network users (for instance end-site systems administrator or advanced network users) more information about networks-edge to network-edge performances (later on, end-to-end for end-users).

    • Network/service health verification.

    • SLA verification.

  • Re-usable parts (as much as possible).

  • Must be able to cope with new type of tests/network characteristics.

  • Heterogeneous monitoring architecture in different domains

Aa requirements

AA Requirements

  • Different groups of users can perform different actions (e.g.)

    • Network end-user can access a subset of monitoring data.

    • NREN NOC can access a subset of data and perform some test using measurement points (MP) not under his/her administrative authority. Some limitations are applied to the tests he/she can perform.

    • The domain NOC can access any data and perform any test without limitation within its administrative authority.

  • Which groups are foreseen?

    • Domain NOC (NREN)

    • Other Domain NOC (NREN)

    • Customer NOC (campus sys-admin, regional network NOC)

    • Special end-users distributed over different domains or not (GRID - EGEE)

    • Generic end-user (default)

Aa requirements1

AA Requirements

  • Every domain must stay in control of its monitoring infrastructure.

    • it decide which group can access which data and which group can do what with its MPs

    • it need to authenticate the user, map him/her to a group of user and check the what this group is authorised to do.

  • AA between the monitoring tools in different domains?

  • Cross domain AA for the end users?

  • e.g. a user in domain D1 should be able to start a test between MP’s in domain D2 and domain D3

  • Flexible & extensible distributed AA architecture.

Other gn2 activities

Other GN2 activities

  • SA3 : e2e service quality

    • they may automate the service provisioning.

    • may need some modules to authenticate and authorise the user requesting the service (for GRID - EGEE)

  • JRA3: new services

    • build a new service providing end-to-end L2 connectivity

    • may also need to automate the provisioning of the service

  • JRA2: security and JRA5: ubiquity

Other issues

Other Issues

  • What can we do?

    • Use the JRA-5 AA architecture or some part of it?

    • Adapt an AA architecture to our needs (or to the ones from other GN2 activities)?

    • Develop another scheme?

  • Solicit advice regarding AA implementation in GN2 for the JRA1.

  • There are two main types of users.

    • Domain specific users

    • Cross Domain users

  • Compatibility with internet2 PiPEs.

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