An Alarms Service for Monitoring Multi-domain Grid Networks

Charaka Palansuriya, Jeremy Nowell, Florian Scharinger, Kostas Kavoussanakis, Arthur S. Trew

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Abstract / Description of output

Effective monitoring of multi-domain Grid networks is essential to support large operational Grid infrastructures. Timely detection of network problems is an essential part of this monitoring. In order to detect the problems, access to network monitoring data that exists in multiple organisations is necessary. This paper presents an Alarms Service that supports monitoring of such multi-domain Grid networks. The service allows timely detection of networking problems based on pre-defined, user-configurable conditions. The requirements gathered from real users for monitoring the networks are discussed. The paper shows how multi-organisation data access is resolved with the use of a standards-based access mechanism. The architecture of the Alarms Service is discussed, providing the reasons behind the design decisions where appropriate. A description of the current implementation of the Alarms Service and its deployment is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworks for Grid Applications
EditorsAnastasios Doulamis, Joe Mambretti, Ioannis Tomkos, Theodora Varvarigou
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-11732-9
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2010
EventThird International ICST Conference, GridNets 2009 - Athens
Duration: 8 Sept 2009 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


ConferenceThird International ICST Conference, GridNets 2009
Period8/09/09 → …

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • alarms
  • multi-domain networks
  • Grid
  • federated networks
  • network monitoring
  • Network Monitoring Working Group (NM-WG)


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