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Title:MON: Design and Implementation of Management Overlay Networks for Distributed Systems
Author(s):Liang, Jin; Ko, Steven Y.; Gupta, Indranil; Nahrstedt, Klara
distributed systems
Abstract:While large-scale distributed clusters such as PlanetLab and TeraGrid are being increasingly used to run complex appli- cations, there is a paucity of software that provides sim- ple management functions to developers and deployers of such applications. This paper develops Management Over- lay Networks (MONs), that can provide the application de- ployer the capability (1) to execute short-term (on-demand) commands that query or monitor the status of a distributed group of hosts, and (2) to execute medium-term commands that enable the persistent running of an application in spite of node failure. The MON mechanisms we develop require minimal operator involvement; further, their simplicity, scal- ability, lightweight-ness and fault-tolerance enable them to run side-by-side with existing distributed applications. As a proof of concept, this paper presents the design of six commands for on-demand monitoring, as well as a Restart mechanism for persistent application execution. We present experimental results from our implementations running on the PlanetLab cluster, with the data being taken in the days leading up to the SOSP deadline. We also present simula- tion results for larger system sizes. The concept of MONs addresses concerns and opinions raised by both peer-to-peer networking and Grid computing communities in the recent past.
Issue Date:2005-04
Genre:Technical Report
Other Identifier(s):UIUCDCS-R-2005-2543
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Date Available in IDEALS:2009-04-17

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