MAVIS: Managing Datacenters using Smartphones

Raghav Shankar, Benjamin Kobin, Saurabh Bagchi, Michael Kistler, Jan S. Rellermeyer

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Distributed monitoring plays a crucial role in managing the activities of cloud-based datacenters. System administrators have long relied on monitoring systems such as Nagios and Ganglia to obtain status alerts on their desktop-class machines. However, the popularity of mobile devices is pushing the community to develop datacenter monitoring solutions for smartphone-class devices. Here we lay out desirable characteristics of such smartphone-based monitoring and identify quantitatively the shortcomings from directly applying existing solutions to this domain. Then we introduce a possible design that addresses some of these shortcomings and provide results from an early prototype, called MAVIS, using one month of monitoring data from approximately 3,000 machines hosted by Purdue's central IT organization.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

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