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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Performance focused Service Oriented Network monitoring ARchitecture (perfSONAR)
Performance focused Service Oriented Network monitoring ARchitecture (perfSONAR) Technology

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Description: Performance focused Service Oriented Network monitoring ARchitecture (perfSONAR) is an open source network measurement software designed to monitor and troubleshoot multi-domain network paths, and help establish end-to-end bandwidth expectations. This technology allows users to set up regular network tests to other perfSONAR hosts, locate the source of packet loss or congestion, and indicate the performance users might expect from their networks. This software tells users how certain use cases on the network (such as bulk data transfer, video, and audio streaming) will perform between their site, and those of collaborators, aggregation networks, backbone networks, exchange points, or content providers.

perfSONAR-TestPoint uses PostgreSQL (Structured Query Language) database to store data.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.10
Decision Date: 10/28/2023 at 03:30:59 UTC
Aliases: perfSONAR; perfSONAR-TestPoint
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: ESnet
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/28/2023 at 03:30:59 UTC).