Why use perfSONAR MDM?
The NOC and PERT engineers of participating NRENs can use perfSONAR MDM to view, analyse and diagnose network behaviour across the entire network path. This enables easy and swift identification of problems with network performance which may adversely impact researchers’ voice, video or data communications. Trouble-shooting can be got underway promptly, enabling problems to be addressed and resolved for the network users.
Since perfSONAR is the result of a global collaboration effort and is a shared protocol, GÉANT's perfSONAR MDM is fully interoperable with similar services developed and offered by international partners, facilitating monitoring and trouble-shooting on a global scale. It is also compatible with single domain monitoring tools that might already be in use by a NOC or PERT.
The service was built following consultation and feedback with the NREN users and the key uses of the service are:
In addition, two further use cases are currently being developed for: