La Jolla FIONA Workshop Agenda

March 16 | March 17

Hervey Allen (HA), NSRC
John Hess (JH), CENIC
Isaac Nealey (IN), UCSD
Joel Polizzi (JP), UCSD
Tom DeFanti (DF), UCSD
Particularly as the PRP FIONA Workshop is itself a collaborative development effort, the program content, session/lab schedule, and instructors are subject to change. We expect the general flow and cadence of the workshop to be as described below.
All times are PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) UTC/GMT - 7 hours

Breakfast will be served 8-9AM. Please be on time as class starts sharply at 9AM.
Catering will be provided on-site for Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks on the 5th floor

Workshop Status

Host status: Nagios (user: guest, pass: guest)

Saturday, March 16
Time Activity
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 09:30 Workshop Welcome (JH)
09:30 - 10:30 Session 1: Network Performance Measurement Concepts: perfSONAR (HA) (downloads: PDF PowerPoint)
  • Jitter
  • Types of Delay and their impact
  • perfSONAR what it is
  • perfSONAR ecosystem and what we are using
  • How to measure reliability and throughput
Session 2: Explanation of our machine setup (HA)
Lab 1: CentOS Orientation and Configuration (downloads: Lab1) (HA)
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:30 Lab 2: perfSONAR Lab (Install perfSONAR Testpoint Bundle) (downloads: Lab2) (HA)
Lab 3: Command line ad hoc network performance testing with perfSONAR tools (downloads: Lab3) (HA)
Lab 4: (optional) SSH: Configure SSH Keys on FIONette (downloads: Lab4) (HA)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Session 3: GridFTP: Presentation and Lab (Install GridFTP) (JH)
Lab 1: Install GridFTP and esmond-client (downloads: Lab 3.1)
14:00 - 15:00 Session 4: MaDDash: Presentation and Lab (Install MaDDash and Central Measurement Archive) (JH)
Monitoring and Debugging Dashboard, and Measurement Archive (PDF)
Lab 1: Install perfsonar-centralmanagement (downloads: Lab 4.1)
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 17:00 Session 5: perfSONAR and GridFTP mesh configuration: Presentation and Lab (Registering results, MaDDash visualization) (JH)
Lab 1: per-group perfSONAR and GridFTP mesh integration configuration (downloads: Lab 5.1)

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Sunday, March 17
Time Activity
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Session 1: Dashboard Roundup: Diagnose workshop testing and visualization environment; Identify & resolve issues affecting regular testing, registering results, visualization (JH)
Complete Lab 5.1 (JH)
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Session 2: CentOS Basics (HA) (downloads: PDF PowerPoint)
Session 3: SSH Key Refresher (HA) (downloads: PDF PowerPoint)
Session 4: Science DMZ Architecture, Data Movement, DTNs and Security (HA) (downloads: PDF PowerPoint)
Lab 1: Host Security with perfSONAR Testpoint Bundles and CentOS 7 (Download: Lab 1)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:15 Session 5: Reviewing measurement results (JH)
Session 6: Sun Cave Excursion and Big Data (IN, JP, TD) at 13:30 PM
14:15 - 14:30 Break
14:30 - 16:00 Session 7: Performance measurement and visualization deployment planning (JH)
Engineering Roundtable (everyone)


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