This was our first project meeting at Deutsche Bahn Systel GmbH in Frankfurt. As first agenda item, we visited the Network Operations Center (NOC) and got an overview of service provider operations and tooling world at Deutsche Bahn.
Although we have been a smaller group this time, we got additional input and had discussions with on-site experts at DB. At the first day we have been invited to visit DB's innovation center Skydeck and put the railway context of the meeting also into our group foto.
Our brainstorming and planning sessions continued at the second day. We covered topic such as
We presented the AutoMon project and our current topic on passive TCP delay analysis at the Network Management Research Group (NMRG) "workshop on measurement-based network management", which was part of the IETF 99 Meeting in Prague. The slides of our talk are available as pdf for download.
The NMRG workshop was on Monday morning, so it was a perfect timing to chat to other IETFers on Sunday evening, on Monday and leave in the afternoon to our AutoMon meeting in Frankfurt. Nevertheless, it was quite a short IETF visit as there were really interesting things going on and time to chat to others was scarce.
We met at TUM on 21. and 22. of March. The first day Andreas Gilberg from Postbank joined us an interested guest. He got insight in the current work in AutoMon and gave valuable feedback. Also on the first day we visited the nuclear fusion/plasma physics research center (IPP) close to TUM. There we got a physics update and insight into a completely different domain of research.
At both days we had lively and fruitful brainstormings on the following topics:
AutoMon participants from Deutsche Bahn, IBM and IsarNet attended at Cisco Live in Berlin. There were lots of opportunities for dicussing networking topics as well as for getting input on new technologies and network monitoring concepts. Especially, we had several sessions and talks with Cisco engineers about interfaces for obtaining network monitoring data and device configuration.
We presented AutoMon at the IsarNet booth in the world of solutions. There, we discussed the AutoMon ideas with customers and interested participants. Furthermore, a demonstrator of AutoMon functionality was presented at the booth and we got valuable feedback.
Unfortunately there is no picture with all AutoMon participants, as we all had a couple of very busy days.
The project partners met on 24. and 25. of January in Dresden to talk about the current state of the project and the next steps.
We focused on:
... And of course, we again had time to talk about lots of interesting networking topics and challenges we are currently working on; brainstorming and discussing our current challenges.
The AutoMon project met at Technical University Munich in Garching for a two day meeting. We had a productive time and took a break for visiting
the SuperMUC super computer at the Leibniz super computing center.
Main topics of this meeting included
Our first project meeting after the kickoff took place at IBM-AIS in Kelterbach, close to Frankfurt Airport. As you can see, we hat lots of fun in the fancy lab of IBM Multinetwork WAN Services. At this meeting we
The AutoMon project started in June and we met right at the first day in June for our kickoff meeting at IsarNet in Hallbergmoos. Unfortunately, we did not take a picture, but nevertheless had fun and a productive time. Besides introding the partners and revisiting the working areas of all partners, we started our first work packages on requirements, use cases and the general architecture.