For the second time, the AutoMon project met at Deutsche Bahn Systel in Frankfurt. We had far more discussions about networking than about (model) trains, as the picture a with a train-network demonstrator from a different project might suggest.
We exchanged the status of our current work and got valuable feedback also from DBS colleagues not shown on the picture.
The main areas of topics covered
And of course we also enjoyed some Äppelwoi in the evening....
We presented AutoMon as part of the IsarFlow-Booth at Cisco Live in Barcelona. During this 5-day event, we learned lots of new of things regarding technology, use cases and network architecture.
The demo shows dynamic flow forwarding using our API of the flow mediator, which was integrated to Amazon Alexa speach recognition using an Amazon echo at our booth. Using our testbed in the IsarNet labs, we demonstrated the following
During the three days at which the world of solutions was opened, we presented our ideas and the demo to lots of interested people. This served as a starting point for general discussions of ideas and visions.
This time our associated partner Postbank invited us to Bonn and we had an exciting two-day meeting at Postbank Headquarters. Furthermore, Daniel Putzig from Intero was our meeting guest.
We presented and discussed our current work, for example
A great winter time meeting at TUM including Christkindl Market visit in the evening!
We gathered once more at TUM with all project participants. Presentations and discussions of both days covered the following topics:
We presented the AutoMon approach of closed loop control in network monitoring at the 1. KuVS Fachgespräch "Network Softwarization". This workshop took place at the University of Tübingen with lots of interesting input and discussions on softwarization approaches in networks and also monitoring topics. Slides and Extended Abstract are available online
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.