Mar 21 – 27, 2009
Europe/Prague timezone

RSV: OSG Grid Fabric Monitoring and Interoperation with WLCG Monitoring Systems

Mar 26, 2009, 3:20 PM
Club B (Prague)

Club B


Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
oral Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies


Robert Quick (Indiana University)


The Open Science Grid (OSG) Resource and Service Validation (RSV) project seeks to provide solutions for several grid fabric monitoring problems, while at the same time providing a bridge between the OSG operations and monitoring infrastructure and the WLCG (Worldwid LHC Computing Grid) infrastructure. The RSV-based OSG fabric monitoring begins with local resource fabric monitoring, which gives local administrators tools to monitor their status on the OSG without leaving their local monitoring infrastructure. With a set of local grid status probes, the results of which are uploaded to a central collector, a system administrator can monitor and watch for issues in house, while the OSG Operations Center (GOC) can watch from a centralized position. Plugins to relay RSV results to other popular fabric monitoring software (Nagios) allow system administrators flexibility to stay aware of their grid status using their chosen status display interface. Additional probes are easily developed and plugged into the RSV structure, and an emphasis is placed on the community to develop additional probes that fit the needs of different categories of users (VO, User, Software Developer) as needed. From the GOC, resuls are transmitted to a WLCG message broker via a specified format which can then translate these records into critical statistics to the LHC collaborating projects. RSV has succeeded in meeting these initial goals, future development is centered around usability and extending the project's scope and functionality.


For Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies track. We will cover the RSV project from inception to current status. This will include it's usage by OSG and the interoperability with the SAM and GridView framework.

Presentation type (oral | poster) oral and/or poster

Primary author

Robert Quick (Indiana University)


Arvind Gopu (Indiana University)

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