perfSONAR

The ICNWG uses perfSONAR for network test and measurement for several reasons including:

  • perfSONAR has multiple diagnostic tools for network performance
  • Use of perfSONAR on dedicated machines removes burden from data servers
  • perfSONAR has built-in tools for test automation and test result aggregation

There is documentation on the perfSONAR site regarding hardware for installation, as well as installation in a VM environment: http://www.perfsonar.net/deploy/hardware-selection/

ESnet has a large perfSONAR installation (two perfSONAR hosts, one to measure throughput and one to measure delay and loss) at each ESnet hub site.

perfSONAR hosts available for ICNWG testing include:

ESnet throughput perfSONAR hosts

    aofa-pt1.es.net (New York, NY - 10G): 198.124.238.42
    denv-pt1.es.net (Denver, CO - 10G): 198.129.254.14
    llnl-pt1.es.net (Livermore, CA - 10G): 198.129.254.106
    pnwg-pt1.es.net (Seattle, WA - 10G): 198.129.254.46
    wash-pt1.es.net (Washington, DC - 10G): 198.124.238.34

ESnet delay/loss perfSONAR hosts

    aofa-owamp.es.net (New York, NY): 198.124.238.62
    denv-owamp.es.net (Denver, CO): 198.129.252.45
    llnl-owamp.es.net (Livermore, CA): 198.129.254.118
    pnwg-owamp.es.net (Seattle, WA): 198.129.254.54
    wash-owamp.es.net (Washington, DC): 198.124.252.126

perfSONAR hosts are also deployed at other organizations around the world. Many of these boxes are registered in the perfSONAR Look-up Service.

For the ICNWG, some additional perfSONAR hosts which may be useful for testing include:

Australia (via AARNet and ANU/NCI)

    act-actn-ps1.aarnet.net.au (Acton, AU): 182.255.123.30
    nsw-brwy-ps1.aarnet.net.au (New South Wales, AU): 182.255.123.2
    perfsonar2.nci.org.au (Canberra, AU): 130.56.249.20

United Kingdom (via GEANT and CEDA)

    bwctl.psmp.lon.uk.geant.net (London, UK): 62.40.106.13 (IPv6 2001:798:fc00:28::6)
    perfsonar-ph01.jc.rl.ac.uk (Reading, UK): 130.246.128.242

Germany (via GEANT, DFN and DKRZ)

    bwctl.psmp.fra.de.geant.net (Frankfurt, DE - 10G): 62.40.106.139 (IPv6 2001:798:fc00:14::6)
    perfsonar.dkrz.de (Hamburg, DE - 10G): 136.172.12.4 (**Host is behind a firewall. To run, tests contact vogt at dkrz.de.)

Netherlands (via SURFnet and GEANT)

    perfsonar1.amsterdam1.netherlight.net (Amsterdam, NL): 145.145.34.74
    bwctl.psmp.ams.nl.geant.net (Amsterdam, NL): 62.40.106.135 (IPv6 2001:798:fc00:22::6)

United States (in addition to the ESnet perfSONAR hosts)

    gdoperf.ucllnl.org (Livermore, CA - 10G): 192.12.137.240
    ps.test.wix.internet2.edu (Washington D.C., US): 198.71.45.226
    ps.test.manlan.internet2.edu (New York): 198.71.45.214
      BWCTL:
      pas-adhoc.chic.net.internet2.edu (Chicago, US):
      pas-adhoc.newy32aoa.net.internet2.edu (New York):
      pas-adhoc.seat.net.internet2.edu (Seattle, US):
      OWAMP:
      owamp.chic.net.internet2.edu (Chicago, US):
      owamp.newy.net.internet2.edu (New York):
      owamp.seat.net.internet2.edu (Seattle, US):