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Resource Visualization

Saxena, Dinika; Brito Da Rocha, Ricardo; Cordeiro, Cristovao; van Eldik, Jan

Project Specification

The goal of this project was to build a web based dashboard for visualizing CERN Openstack cloud resources. I worked on the project for 9 weeks, starting from 27 June, 2016 till 26 August, 2016. Members of the CERN Openstack team, cloud users, and visitors interested in understanding the architecture of CERN Openstack cloud were targeted as the primary audience for the project.

The technologies and tools deployed to build the dashboard are HTML5, CSS, SVG, JavaScript, D3.JS, and Dimple.

Abstract

With over 7300 hypervisors in two data centers in the CERN Openstack cloud there is a need to easily visualize the current usage and allocations. My project was to investigate and prototype a service dashboard after collecting the topology information of the CERN cloud. Standard monitoring building blocks which assist in resource planning and visualization of Openstack cloud resources by the cloud administration team and WLCG resource management, were used for this purpose.

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