Federation tools : an island connectivity experiment with community-lab
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
S.l. , 2015
FiCloud 2015 : the 3rd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, August 24-26, Rome, Italy
University of Antwerp
This paper describes the standard or testbedagnostic interfaces offered by Community-Lab an exemplifies its use in a reference experiment, the Island Connectivity Experiment. The experiment provides a web application that shows a matrix of network measurements across a slice of testbed nodes from different community networks in the testbed. The experiment uses testbed-agnostic and interoperable interfaces such as the Slice-based Facility Architecture (SFA) for resource management, resource description (RSpec), experiment management framework (OMF), instrumentation and measurement collection (OML), and presents a web interface. The experiment uses SFA to selects nodes for a slice, runs the measurements using OMF and collects measurements using OML. The experience in running the experiment validates the implementation of these testbedagnostic interfaces, shows the complementarity and correct integration among the tools and interfaces as part of the Fed4FIRE federation, and confirms the value of a federation of testbeds and the usage of testbed-agnostic tools for experimentation.