A grid monitoring model over network-aware IaaS cloud infrastructure
by Silvio Pardi; Domenico Del Prete; Guido Russo
International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), Vol. 7, No. 3, 2013

Abstract: Grid systems can take advantage from monitoring services to improve the reliability from the user point of view and to accelerate diagnostic and troubleshooting. However, the distributed nature of the computing infrastructure introduces several problems regarding the implementation, deployment, updating and management of the monitoring subsystem and these problems can affect the effectiveness of the monitoring activity itself. In this paper, we illustrate a new distributed monitoring model for multiregional grid infrastructure. Stressing the IaaS paradigm and the storage auto-replica, we propose a very flexible architecture over a cloud domain extended on a geographical scale that allows to manage, reconfigure and modify each monitoring component for each site on the grid. The proposed architecture is based on a complete network management system relying on the introduction of network services that are able to create on-demand layer-2 interconnection among sites. As a case study, we present the computing infrastructure deployed in the south of Italy for scientific applications, which is based on the gLite/EMI middleware and we propose a possible scenario for supporting the grid infrastructure in Southern Italy.

Online publication date: Wed, 25-Sep-2013

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com