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Invited Talk: How to Assimilate a Million Servers and Not Get Indigestion
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The speaker will deliver a presentation, which will be followed by group discussion.
Speaker: Alan Robertson, Assimilation Monitoring Project
Do you have a lot of servers to monitor? Then the Assimilation Monitoring Project may be just the thing for you. The Assimilation Project is an open source, superscale, work-in-progress monitoring project which is essentially O(1) in complexity. The ongoing monitoring of exceptions for a million servers is projected to require processing on the order of 10K packets per day.
In addition to highly scalable monitoring of servers and services, the Assimilation project will provide Continual Stealth Discovery, which continually discovers servers, switches, services, and service dependencies without sending out packets which might set off security alarms. This will create a detailed database which will allow the monitoring system to tell you what is not being monitored and will provide significant assistance during initial configuration. Current status is that code has been written for the basic functions of the system and that it has successfully assimilated 250,000 simulated servers for monitoring in under 11 minutes.