Writing, reading, sending mails, meeting in Video Conferences, writing again and start over have been very common actions in WP2 and WP3 of the EC FP7 NOVI project these weeks. But finally, after the hard work of all partners involved, three fresh documents are ready to go public.
NOVI aims to federate at the data, control, monitoring and provisioning planes of existing FI infrastructures. Initially, these platforms are PlanetLab Europe and FEDERICA, but further research should be done before start to get the job done. This is the main point of the three deliverables being published next month: D2.1: Information Models for Federated Virtualized Architectures, D3.1: State-of-the-art of Management Planes and D3.2: Review of Monitoring of Virtualized Resources.
If the reader feels curiosity about these deliverables, here can find more concrete information:
D2.1: Information Models for Federated Virtualized. To provide interoperable mechanisms for managing federations of heterogeneous virtualized infrastructures, an appropriate information model must be employed. However, before embarking in the NOVI information model, a step back is taken and looked at what has already been done in areas conceptually linked to it. For this reason, an overview of existing information models is done in this document (specifically, CIM, DEN-ng, SID, NDL and MOMENT ontologies). Also an overview of FI platforms specifying their virtual resources and services, both within the FIRE and GENI initiatives, is provided (FEDERICA, OneLab, Panlab, WISEBED, PlanetLab, ProtoGENI, ORCA/BEN, ORBIT, VINI, GpENI 4WARD and GEYSERS). Finally, the role of the information model within NOVI’s service layer on federation is outlined. It is also pointed out the requirements for the information model. These same requirements are used to provide an overview of strengths and weaknesses for the reviewed stat-of-the-art information models.
D3.1: State-of-the-art of Management Planes. There are two main goals on this deliverable. First, it discusses and analyzes the state-of-the art of control and management planes of current virtualized testbeds/platforms both in FIRE and GENI initiatives (Specifically FEDERICA, OneLab, WISEBED, PlanetLab, ProtoGENI, ORCA/BEN, ORBIT, VINI, GpENI and 4WARD). Second, this deliverable will provide directions on how NOVI FIRE STREP will complement the existing approaches by providing the necessary methods, algorithms and mechanisms to cater for management and control operations for federating heterogeneous virtualized Future Internet infrastructures. In addition, the two main approaches for federating virtualized infrastructures are described through the entire document. The control & management mechanisms discussed in this document include resource management, resource discovery, resource allocation, slice scheduling, authentication and authorization mechanisms, signaling, routing, Quality of Service (QoS), congestion control and fault management.
D3.2: Review of Monitoring of Virtualized Resources. This document provides an overview of the state of art of monitoring support in experimental facilities for FI research with a special focus on solutions suitable for the operation in federated environments with detailed description of the tools used in FEDERICA and PlanetLab. The document also gives an introduction to commonly-used measurement infrastructures currently in use plus other environments that potentially could be deployed in testbeds. In this context potential metrics are shown that would be useful to be supported by a future NOVI monitoring solution. The document provides the basis for decisions in the NOVI project regarding measurement methods and tools in federated environments.
For further information, you will be able to find these documents here.