Control and management of networking testbeds
Testbeds are instrumental for the evaluation of new Internet technologies within controlled but real-life environments and scales. However, it is extremely challenging to reproduce experiments in the networking field.
OMF (cOntrol and Managment Framework) helps researchers to conduct repeatable experiments and testbed operators to efficiently manage their testbeds.
Researchers use OMF to describe, instrument, execute, and analyse their experiments.
Testbed owners use OMF to make the resources in their testbed discoverable, to control access to them, to optimize their utilization through virtualization, and to federate with other testbeds.OMF support testbeds with many different types of resources, such as wired networks, wireless Wi-Fi or WiMAX networks, servers and mobile devices, as well as wireless sensor networks. OMF has been deployed and used by researchers on many testbeds in Australia, Europe, and the USA, with many of them in active use 24/7.
Benefits of OMF software: