Oct 14 – 18, 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

An Agile Service Deployment Framework and its Application

Oct 14, 2013, 3:00 PM
Grote zaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)

Grote zaal

Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Poster presentation Facilities, Production Infrastructures, Networking and Collaborative Tools Poster presentations


Ian Collier (UK Tier1 Centre) Mr Matthew James Viljoen (STFC - Science & Technology Facilities Council (GB))


In this paper we shall introduce the service deployment framework based on Quattor and Microsoft HyperV at the RAL Tier 1. As an example, we will explain how the framework has been applied to CASTOR in our test infrastructure and outline our plans to roll it out into full production. CASTOR is a relatively complicated open source hierarchical storage management system in production use at RAL for both WLCG and large scale scientific facilities data. Finally, we will examine different approaches of virtualizing CASTOR using HyperV and we will present an optimal approach along with the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Primary author

Mr Matthew James Viljoen (STFC - Science & Technology Facilities Council (GB))


Ian Collier (UK Tier1 Centre)

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