Monitoring in a grid cluster

Crooks, D., Mitchell, M., Purdie, S., Roy, G., Skipsey, S. and Britton, D. (2014) Monitoring in a grid cluster. In: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2013), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 14-18 Oct 2013, 062010. (doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/513/6/062010)

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The monitoring of a grid cluster (or of any piece of reasonably scaled IT infrastructure) is a key element in the robust and consistent running of that site. There are several factors which are important to the selection of a useful monitoring framework, which include ease of use, reliability, data input and output. It is critical that data can be drawn from different instrumentation packages and collected in the framework to allow for a uniform view of the running of a site. It is also very useful to allow different views and transformations of this data to allow its manipulation for different purposes, perhaps unknown at the initial time of installation. In this context, we present the findings of an investigation of the Graphite monitoring framework and its use at the ScotGrid Glasgow site. In particular, we examine the messaging system used by the framework and means to extract data from different tools, including the existing framework Ganglia which is in use at many sites, in addition to adapting and parsing data streams from external monitoring frameworks and websites.

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