Testbeds and Research Infrastructure. Development of Networks and Communities. 7th International ICST Conference,TridentCom 2011, Shanghai, China, April 17-19, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

On Creating Overlay Routing Topologies between Heterogeneous Experimental Facilities

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29273-6_13,
        author={Christian Henke and Robert Wuttke and Tanja Zseby and Konrad Campowsky},
        title={On Creating Overlay Routing Topologies between Heterogeneous Experimental Facilities},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructure. Development of Networks and Communities. 7th International ICST Conference,TridentCom 2011, Shanghai, China, April 17-19, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={experimental facility routing overlay routing experiments packet tracking future internet federation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29273-6_13}
    }
    
  • Christian Henke
    Robert Wuttke
    Tanja Zseby
    Konrad Campowsky
    Year: 2012
    On Creating Overlay Routing Topologies between Heterogeneous Experimental Facilities
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29273-6_13
Christian Henke1,*, Robert Wuttke2,*, Tanja Zseby2,*, Konrad Campowsky2,*
  • 1: Technical University Berlin
  • 2: Fraunhofer FOKUS
*Contact email: c.henke@tu-berlin.de, Robert.Wuttke@fokus.fraunhofer.de, Tanja.Zseby@fokus.fraunhofer.de, Konrad.Campowsky@fokus.fraunhofer.de

Abstract

Numerous Future Internet initiatives around the world establish experimental facilities that enable researchers to run their experiments in real world conditions. Through virtualization technologies, researchers have access to a large number of resources to run their experiments. The facilities provide different resources (e.g. sensors, end-hosts, routers), virtualization methods and access policies (private, community-based shared, federated) to accommodate a wide range of experiments. Nevertheless, for some experiments it is necessary to use resources across testbeds. Today, the support for integrating resources in one common routing topology is missing. In this paper we discuss use cases where a routing overlay over different heterogeneous testbeds is needed and present an implementation of a routing overlay mechanism to integrate nodes from Planetlab, VINI, and G-Lab. We identified the need for common resource federation mechanisms and tools that ease the setup of experimental facility resources across administrative domains and across different facilities.