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> I would like to understand more about the requirements of Storage Network Environment Simulator and Automated Testing environment.

A major issue in development and testing of Storage Resource Management systems is the availability of test hardware. CPUs may be cheap and plentiful these days, but intelligent, high capacity storage subsystems and fiber channel switches are still premium devices. This is a particular problem in open source development where individual developers and their respective institutions may not have the resources to obtain access to expensive gadgets.

My vision is a completely self contained simulated SAN environment suitable for development and testing in a purely virtual setting. Such a setup would be suitable for unit testing, pre-checkin smoke testing, and nightly build testing via an automated test suite.

The elements of such a system would be as follows:
1) simulated SMI-S devices (providers) created via a device simulation framework capable of capturing the state of an existing device or creating a device 'from scratch' via a specification language. This is in the works already, but work is needed to add more devices, etc.
2) Simulated in-band and out-of-band devices and a fully simulated SAN topology.This would build upon and work in addition to the SMI-S device simulator to provide a complete end-to-end simulation for topology and datapath analysis.
3) For automated testing: 'headless' install, and a test harness for running and analyzing test results unattended
4) A fully functioning CLI to drive the product through its major capabilities without the GUI.

And, of course, a battery of tests to run in that test harness. Three sets I think: 1) quick smoke test for verification, 2) Nightly test 2-3 hours worth, 3) Stress and/or comprehensive test 24-48 hours worth.

Dave Wolfe/Portland/IBM (dwolfe@xxxxxxxxxx) TL: 775-3376 Office: 503-578-3376 Personal: 503-329-3960

UI Technical Lead, Aperi Open Source Storage Management http://www.eclipse.org/aperi

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"Vijayprasad Srinivasan, TLS-Chennai" <vijayprasads@xxxxxx>

08/05/2007 09:40 PM

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Hi Dave,
 
Thanks a lot for the prompt reply. Please have a look at my clarification inline.
 
I would like to understand more about the requirements of Storage Network Environment Simulator and Automated Testing environment.
 
Thanks,
Vijay S.



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Hi Vijay,


With respect to the web page: http://www.eclipse.org/aperi/Community-Building/Aperi_Academic_Project_Ideas.htm

and to answer your questions:


1)
[What are all the eligibility criteria for taking up a project?] Any one who has the interest and sufficient resources to participate is welcome to work on these projects.

2) [What is the expected duration of contribution?] Depends on the scope, complexity, and pervasiveness of the contribution. As with any open source project we welcome on going support.


3) [How Aperi Project will provide a certificate for the contribution?]  Like other Eclipse projects, Aperi does not have a certification program. We are friendly with SNIA which does offer certifications for storage administration. Seehttp://www.snia.org/education/certification/ for more info. Is this the sort of certification you meant?

[Vijay] No. I am aware of the SNIA certification programs and am SCP 2006 certified. The certificate I meant is like a participation certificate in Aperi’s program.

4) [Is the listed projects all are started or yet to start?] Only the Storage Network Environment Simulator has any tangible work started. We are planning on offering a donation from IBM Research for a basic CIM device simulator under the Aperi project banner. This is 'just' a basic device simulator. Stitching it into a full blown SAN environment simulation and hooking that up with an automated testing environment is still work to be done.


5) [Is any new suggestion welcomed?] Absolutely! Bring them on.


I hope that answers your questions. Please feel free to contact us for any further information or to get started on any projects with us...


Dave Wolfe/Portland/
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UI Technical Lead, Aperi Open Source Storage Management http://www.eclipse.org/aperi

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Hi All,

 
I would like to get some details about Academic Project ideas. I am posting this mail for my cousin who is studying Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science. The details I would like to know are:

 
1.        
What are all the eligibility criteria for taking up a project?
2.        
What is the expected duration of contribution?
3.        
How Aperi Project will provide a certificate for the contribution. Kindly note that certificate might be primary for some colleges.
4.        
Is the listed projects all are started or yet to start?
5.        
Is any new suggestion welcomed?
 
Please let me the answers as soon as possible.

 
Thanks,

Vijay S.

 

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