Presentation on theme: "Connect communicate collaborate Campus Best Practice Vidar Faltinsen, UNINETT Nordunet 2009 Copenhagen, 17 September 2009."— Presentation transcript:
connect communicate collaborate Campus Best Practice Vidar Faltinsen, UNINETT Nordunet 2009 Copenhagen, 17 September 2009
connect communicate collaborate Agenda 1. Campus Best Practice is also called GN3/NA3/T4 2. EARNEST report on campus issues 3. The Norwegian GigaCampus experience 4. Campus Best Practice Work Plan 5. Future Campus Focus Areas in Norway 6. Campus Best Practice Challenges / Ambitions
connect communicate collaborate GEANT3: Joint Research Activities: JRA1: Future Network JRA2: Multi-domain Resources and Services JRA3: Enabling Communities Service Activities: SA1: GÉANT Network Architecture Design and Planning, Procuring, Building and Operating SA2: Multi-Domain Service Operation SA3: End-User Services in a Federated Environment SA4: Software Governance Networking Activities: NA1: Management NA2: Joint Dissemination and Outreach NA3: Status and Trends NA4: Liaison and Support Total four year budget: M NA3
connect communicate collaborate Campus Best Practice Task participants Four countries participate in the work, 14 man years: Norway / UNINETT Finland / FUNET The Czech republic / CESNET Serbia / AMRES Vidar Faltinsen, UNINETT Gunnar Bøe, UNINETT Olaf Schjelderup, UNINETT Wenche Backman, FUNET Janne Oksanen, FUNET Jari Miettinen, FUNET NA3 Activity leader: Karel Vietsch, TERENA NA3/T4 Task leader: Vidar Faltinsen, UNINETT Jiri Navratil, CESNET Tomas Podermanski, CESNET Vladimir Zahorik, CESNET Mara Bukvic, AMRES Bojan Jakovljevic, AMRES Esad Saitovic, AMRES
connect communicate collaborate Campus Best Practice Task Objective Address key challenges for the European campus networks Important areas of focus: – Physical infrastructure – Campus network – Wireless infrastructure – Light paths on campus Challenge NRENs to reinforce their national efforts The NREN should be a fascilitator that stimulates collaboration between the campus guys at the university level and with the NREN itself Get working groups up and running Provide an evolving and to-the-point set of best-practice documents for the community. Ambitious? 34 NRENs in GEANT… 4000 campus networks… 40,000,000 users… Network challenges on campus
connect communicate collaborate EARNEST Report on Campus Issues
connect communicate collaborate Earnest report on campus issues Published January recommendations regarding issues on campus Very congruent with the Campus Best Practice work plan Recommendation #12: Strengthen the collaboration between National Research and Education Networking organisations and institutions to improve the deployment of key services Better synchronization of national research networking and campus issues is essential for viable end-to-end services.
connect communicate collaborate EARNEST Report on Campus Issues On infrastructure and services Set aggressive replacement policies for equipment with a maximum life expectancy of five years. Adopt institution-wide specifications for networking infrastructure, including elements controlled by departments or faculties. Ensure seamless end-to-end connectivity where a particular quality of service is required. Provide support and training for performance optimisation, especially to the research community.
connect communicate collaborate EARNEST Report on Campus Issues On Security Adopt security measures that are appropriate for the purpose and do not hinder the effective use of the network. Establish an institution-wide security team with a high degree of independence.
connect communicate collaborate EARNEST Report on Campus Issues On Collaboration Establish strong, formalised arrangements for collaboration with other management domains, e.g., NRENs, intermediate networks, other institutions. Encourage network teams to share their expertise with colleagues in other management domains.
connect communicate collaborate EARNEST Report on Campus Issues On Raising awareness and training A cultural change in networking is taking place with the emphasis moving from providing connectivity to providing network-related services. To speed up this change of focus, institutions should: provide training courses and good-quality documentation for end-users to raise awareness of the network services available and promote their use, including videoconferencing, multicast, video broadcasting, video-on- demand, voice-over-IP telephony; Make arrangements for network support teams to retrain in order to keep up-to-date with fast-changing technologies.
connect communicate collaborate The Norwegian GigaCampus project
connect communicate collaborate Norwegian GigaCampus Four years of experience with GigaCampus ( ) Have working groups in 7 areas operational Have made 20++ best practice documents (but in Norwegian…) Have run 25 national procurement processes Routers, switches, wireless, servers, storage, printers, A/V, telephony, ADSL, software Have rolled out network monitoring and management solutions on over 30 campuses UNINETT engineering task force UFS best practice documents
connect communicate collaborate Best Practice Documents Will be translated to English https://ow.feide.no/geantcampus:bpd
connect communicate collaborate Physical Infrastructure BPDs Common requirements for: 1. Cabling (fibre and twisted pair) 2. Data centers and network rooms 3. Power supply (incl. UPS and generators) 4. Ventilation and cooling 5. Fire detection and distinction All major universities have participated in the work The requirements are coordinated with building owners and will be used in future building projects Existing campus infrastructure is inspected by GigaCampus. Reports/improvement lists with estimated costs are produced.
connect communicate collaborate GigaCampus tool boxes Managing 31 campuses The tool boxes are servers containing a number of management tools: NAV: Proactive network management nfsen: Netflow traffic analysis Hobbit: Service monitoring tftp server, syslog server, radius server The tool boxes are placed on campus and used by the local IT staff. Management, tool enhancements, software upgrades, etc, is done by UNINETT. Free training in tool usage is given. nfsen
connect communicate collaborate Measuring beacons 29 in operation Throughput Packet delay and loss Multicast connectivity IPv6 flows Session intensity Available capacity Traffic behaviour
connect communicate collaborate Back to the European scene…
connect communicate collaborate Campus Best Practice Work plan Translate existing GigaCampus material to English Focus initially (first two years) on getting results within the four pilot countries (Norway, Finland, The Czech republic, Serbia) Organize national working groups and national workshops Produce BPDs – on the national level – in the local tongue Translate BPDs to English when mature As the results and recommendations (BPDs) from the countries of the pilot NRENs become available, they will be actively disseminated to the wider European NREN and campus communities. Available on The task will provide a bulletin board for BPD contributions from other countries as well. We are planning open campus issues workshops later in the program period.
connect communicate collaborate Campus Best Practice Subtasks i.e. Areas of Focus We have defined 9 subtasks / areas: 1. Basic infrastructure 2. A/V 3. LAN infrastructure and IPv6 4. Light path service 5. Wireless 6. Network monitoring 7. SIP and IP telephony 8. Security 9. Procurement Not all four pilot countries contributing to all subtasks
connect communicate collaborate Project results? A bit early… Each country has made a two year plan Current focus on: Organizing working groups Preparing for writing best practice documents We will have cross-country workshops First one on network monitoring in Belgrade in October
connect communicate collaborate Norwegian campus focus ahead Translate existing Norwegian BPDs to English, making them available to the GEANT community Continue work on: Procurements Developing network monitoring solutions Working groups producing new BPDs Particular focus areas from : Security on campus. – Security policy in place. – Security architecture implemented. – Risk and Vulnerability Assessments – Disaster Recovery Planning. IPv6 transition on all campuses – IPv4 sold out Rolling out a national SIP infrastructure – Migrating POTS to SIP on campus …and: eCampus Norway with infrastructure for the lecturer SIP IPv6 A/V Secu- rity Procurements BPDsTools
connect communicate collaborate GN3 Campus Best Practice In summary Our ambition Get national campus coordination efforts going Initially in the participating pilot countries Produce national BPDs Disseminate results from the national level to the European scene Challenges Cultural differences… Small countries vs big countries… Red tape / administrative overhead…
connect communicate collaborate More information / Contact GEANT3 NA3 Task 4: Campus Best Practice (in English) Look out for English BPDs coming along… Bulletin board for BPD contributions from other countries GigaCampus (mostly in Norwegian)