Access to Open Test Infrastructures using Panlab2 - Anastasius Gavras (Eurescom)


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Access to Open Test Infrastructures using Panlab2 - Anastasius Gavras (Eurescom)

  1. 1. Pan-European Laboratory Overview Anastasius Gavras
  2. 2. About Panlab • Creates a large scale testing and experimentation facility by integrating existing and emerging testbeds • Achieves scale and maintains independence through federation • that enables end-to-end interoperability testing of platforms, networks and services • that helps reducing the risks and costs of large-scale network infrastructure testing • Panlab has build the glue
  3. 3. Testbed and Experimental Facility Federation
  4. 4. Value proposition • For the testbed owners and operators • Help find “customers” • Increase utilisation • Compensate for the investments in building • For the customer (e.g. researcher, application developer) • Help find suitable target environment • Configure a custom experimental environment • … friendly users • A win-win-win situation for the • testbed owner/operator, • testbed customer and • testbed broker (Teagle) • Open to all collaborations that adhere to the principles for building Federated, Open, and Trusted research and experimentation environments
  5. 5. Testbed and Experimental Facility Federation • Heterogeneous resources are offered by several network domains • Domains engage in federation and share resources • Federation Organization represents the federation to 3rd parties • The federation control tool called Teagle executes management operations via a control framework • Supports broad Future Internet research • Re-use resources across the boundaries of domains and communities instead of re-building infrastructure • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  6. 6. Panlab Mechanisms - Enablers • Organisational aspects • Considered in Panlab SSA • Panlab Organisation • (Legal) entity “owning” the testbed federation • Financing (membership model, etc.) • Panlab Office • Operational entity of the federation – adopted in PII • Frameworks in development – PII project • Concepts defined in Panlab SSA • Legal • Operational • Technical
  7. 7. Panlab Legal Framework • Target • Regulation of all related legal issues • Efficient conclusion of contracts • Applying of contract templates • Ensuring individual negotiations • Federation contracts • For testbed providers and customers • For individual testbeds and testing sessions • Addressed issues • IPR, Confidentiality, Access rights, etc.
  8. 8. Operational Panlab Framework • Testbed specification and integration • Panlab repository • Search for testing configuration • Customers’ requirements • Set-up of testing sessions • Execution of tests • Configuration and validation • Collection and evaluation of results • Usage of existing results and configurations
  9. 9. Panlab Concept and Components Testbed provider Test users
  10. 10. Federation Architecture § Registry & Repository TEAGLE U1 § Creation Environment End User Customer § Request Processor Domain Domain § Orchestration Engine § Web Portal U2 U3 T1 Domain Domain Manager Manager RA RA RA RA RA RA T2 T2 Domain B Domain A IGW IGW T2 I2 T2 B1 A1 I1
  11. 11. How does it work? search,request & describe & configure configure infrastructure resources Panlab Customer Panlab Partner Panlab Office TEAGLE install, configure & manipulate resources control Panlab resources Repository 3G Testbed Resources
  12. 12. The VCTtool looks like …
  13. 13. On the left we see resources offered by Panlab Partners
  14. 14. The customer selects resources and adds them to the workbench ...
  15. 15. The customer can configure resources …
  16. 16. When the VCT is designed and configured, the customer can book it!
  17. 17. A designed VCT EICT UoP OCTO
  18. 18. TEAGLE A deployed VCT VPN VOIP user agent Customer Octo PTM Oulu, Finland UoP B.CR PTM 1 Echo LINUX IGW IGW Asterisk config A.RC 1 Dialtone EICT PTM Patras, Greece IGW C.CR 3 Berlin, Germany
  19. 19. Experimental Facility Resource Federation with Teagle • We have developed a Resource Federation Framework • Different administrative domains provide testbed resources • Administrative domains can be existing and upcoming testbeds or other organizations that want to offer resources • Heterogeneous resource federation allows cross-domain experiments using heterogeneous resources (e.g. sensors, CPU, memory, services) from different testbeds • Open Framework • Any provider • Any resource • Recursive domain / federation model • Easy integration of resources following a generic resource adaptor (device driver) concept • Building upon our existing work will speed up the integration process and leverage previous investments
  20. 20. What Exists? How to Join? • Existing Prototypes: • Federation Portal • Design Environment (access is currently limited to selected testers) • Domain Manager to federate resources from an administrative domain • Resource Adaptors (RA) to allow remote configuration. For specialized resources RAs need to be developed. Different implementation options are reg set available such as Java, OSGI, Python. Howtows are available. m m • In addition to the prototypes, r r r r r r conceptual work such as a federation model, resource models, etc. is also Domain A Domain B available Sebastian Wahle, Thomas Magedanz, and Anastasius Gavras. Towards the Future Internet - Emerging Trends from European Research, chapter Conceptual Design and Use Cases for a FIRE Resource Federation Framework. IOS Press, 2010. To appear.
  21. 21. Future directions • Management and security • Monitoring, Fault management, Policy based management • Reach out to other European and international testbed communities • Serve academic communities • Through easy and free access • Serve business customers • Through service guarantees • Open in various directions
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  23. 23. Thank you for your attention TridentCom 2010 18-20 May 2010 - Berlin, Germany