A possible way to monitor the grid network is to use grid jobs. A system called NetJobs has been developped to demonstrate this. This page summarizes this work.

Anyone can access the system because it currently only displays network metrics, and no sensitive data: http://netjobs.dir.garr.it

Security notice

If you are monitoring the grid in your site, you may notice the jobs that the system sends:

  • DN is /O=GRID-FR/C=FR/O=CNRS/OU=UREC/CN=Etienne Duble
  • VO is dteam

Preliminary work

As a priliminary work concerning this idea of sending grid jobs, we have tried to get a map of the EGEE grid at level 3, by sending traceroute commands between sites. These first results were compiled in this map.

Technical analysis

The technical analysis of this network monitoring solution using grid jobs is at https://edms.cern.ch/document/1011901.

Database structure

See DatabaseDesign.


The EGEE SA2 team has organized several events in order to present this innovative solution of grid network monitoring using grid jobs, and could gather valuable feedback during these events.


Please feel free to contact us for any comment, idea, question.

Name Email
Etienne Dublé etienne dot duble at urec dot cnrs dot fr
Xavier Jeannin xavier dot jeannin at urec dot cnrs dot fr
Mario Reale mario dot reale at garr dot it
Alfredo Pagano alfredo dot pagano at garr dot it
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