How perfSONAR MDM works

The perfSONAR MDM service extracts and collates the network information from each NREN and presents it in a standardised format through the MDM user interface.

In this way, network engineers can access network metrics for their own network, or for any other MDM-participating network across the GÉANT Service Area.

Diagram: perfSONAR MDM collation of network measurement data

Local monitoring obtains measurement data that is then collated centrally by the MDM service, to provide the complete picture of the networks’ status across different domains. This information is then presented through visualisation tools and accessed via the MDM user interface.