A voyage to Arcturus: a model for automated management of a WLCG Tier-2 facility

Roy, G., Crooks, D., Mertens, L., Mitchell, M., Purdie, S., Skipsey, S. and Britton, D. (2014) A voyage to Arcturus: a model for automated management of a WLCG Tier-2 facility. In: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2013), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 14-18 Oct 2013, 062040. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/513/6/062040)

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Abstract

With the current trend towards "On Demand Computing" in big data environments it is crucial that the deployment of services and resources becomes increasingly automated. Deployment based on cloud platforms is available for large scale data centre environments but these solutions can be too complex and heavyweight for smaller, resource constrained WLCG Tier-2 sites. Along with a greater desire for bespoke monitoring and collection of Grid related metrics, a more lightweight and modular approach is desired. In this paper we present a model for a lightweight automated framework which can be use to build WLCG grid sites, based on "off the shelf" software components. As part of the research into an automation framework the use of both IPMI and SNMP for physical device management will be included, as well as the use of SNMP as a monitoring/data sampling layer such that more comprehensive decision making can take place and potentially be automated. This could lead to reduced down times and better performance as services are recognised to be in a non-functional state by autonomous systems.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Roy, Dr Gareth and Mitchell, Mr Mark and Crooks, Dr David and Purdie, Dr Stuart and Britton, Professor David and Skipsey, Dr Samuel
Authors: Roy, G., Crooks, D., Mertens, L., Mitchell, M., Purdie, S., Skipsey, S., and Britton, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
ISSN:1742-6588
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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