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Announcing Ganglia Web 2.0RC1

We would like to announce our first release candidate of the improved Ganglia Web UI. We have talked about it in the past (see GWeb 2.0 post) and we are finally ready to release it.

You can download the release candidate from

http://ganglia.info/downloads/testing/

Look for archives named gweb. Documentation and installation instructions for the release can be found on our wiki. Please report any installation issues by sending a message to the Ganglia General mailing list. Alternatively if you need immediate assistance you can find us on Freenode IRC channel #ganglia.

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Ganglia BoF at LISA ‘10

We will be having a BoF (Birds of Feather Session) at LISA ‘10 this year to be held in San Jose, California, USA. Details here: http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa10/bofs.html#ganglia.

Even if you have no plans of attending the conference but are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, you can sign up for a free Exhibits-Only Pass to get access to the BoF. Sign up link here: https://db.usenix.org/cgi-bin/Conference/lisa10/reg.cgi.

Hope to see you there!

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Got Tweets?

Did you know that we are on Twitter? Follow us @gangliainfo here: http://twitter.com/gangliainfo. If you have something interesting to say about Ganglia, use the hashtag #Ganglia (be nice, we are sharing this with the Biology folks) and we just might re-tweet it! Twitter feed is also available in this webpage on the right hand side (although re-tweets are hidden in this view).

Happy Twittering/Tweeting!

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Ganglia Web Forum

Traditionally, support/development discussions for the Ganglia project happen in our various mailing-lists. However, some users may find web forums easier to use and dig through and that’s why we have created one for the project at http://forums.ganglia.info.

Special thanks to Ganglia user Martin Ball for hosting the forum.

Note, this does not mean we’re doing away with the mailing-lists as I would imagine most discussions will still happen there, but just trying to provide alternative ways for users to get help.

And FYI, the mailing-lists are archived at Mail Archive and Gmane.

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Ganglia plugin repositories at GitHub

We have created three repositories on GitHub for centralizing user contributions which extends Ganglia:

Gmetric: http://github.com/ganglia/gmetric
Gmond Python DSO metric modules: http://github.com/ganglia/gmond_python_modules
Other Ganglia contributions: http://github.com/ganglia/ganglia_contrib

We have imported most of the gmetric scripts from http://ganglia.info/gmetric and there are now about 40+ contributions available.

If you have written a gmetric script, python module, or other tools that extends the functionality of Ganglia and would like to contribute, please fork the corresponding repository, add your code in the appropriate directories and submit a pull request.

For discussions on developing, using or contributing these plugins, please head over to our mailing-lists: http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=43021

Thanks for your attention and happy plugins writing!

– Ganglia Development Team

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50% Discount for Hadoop World 2009

For those who don’t know, I joined Cloudera in January of this year. One of my first projects was to help create an Apache 2.0 licensed distribution of Apache Hadoop that is easy-to-install and stable. If you’re interested in running Hadoop on your cluster, you should take a moment to read my recent Cloudera blog post on our latest release. I’m thrilled to be working for a company that values open-source software. I’m also a committer on the Apache Avro project, where I’m working on the C implementation of the Avro marshalling/RPC protocol. Avro has great promise as a replacement for our current XDR/XML schemas. More on that in a later post.

For all the ganglia users out there that run Hadoop on their clusters and want to go to Hadoop World 2009, I’ve got a special discount code for you. Just use the discount code hadoopworld_friend_cloudera_ganglia when you register and you’ll immediately get 50% off the cost of registration (a drop from from $299 to $149.50). This discount code expires September 21st so don’t wait too long to register. I want the ganglia community to have a chance to be strongly represented at Hadoop World.

Hadoop World 2009 will be in New York on October 2nd, 2009. I invite you to come learn about what the following companies have done with Hadoop: About.com, Booz Allen Hamilton, China Mobile, ContextWeb, eBay, Facebook, IBM, Intel, JPMC, Microsoft, The New York Times, NexR, Rackspace, Vertica, Visa, Visible Measures, Yale, and Yahoo! If you have ever wondered what Hadoop might be able to do for you, this is your chance to learn both from leaders in the webspace and within your own industry.

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Ganglia 3.1.2 (Langley) Released

The Ganglia Project (http://ganglia.info) is pleased to announce the official release of Ganglia 3.1.2  The official tarball is available for immediate download at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=43021&package_id=35280&release_id=661845

For a full description of the bug fixes and enhancements that are included in the 3.1.2 release as well as upgrade information, please see the current release notes at:

http://ganglia.wiki.sourceforge.net/ganglia_release_notes

Supported platforms:

  • Linux (Fedora/RedHat/CentOS, Debian, Gentoo, SuSE/OpenSuSE)
  • [Open]Solaris
  • FreeBSD
  • NetBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • DragonflyBSD
  • Cygwin (no support for DSO yet)
  • AIX (no support for DSO yet)

Please read all the README, INSTALL and other available documentation (http://ganglia.wiki.sourceforge.net) as a lot of things have changed since version 3.0. Use good deployment practices when upgrading from 3.0.x to make sure that you do not mix gmond 3.0 and 3.1 nodes in the same cluster (as defined by a multicast address or unicast collector node).  The protocol that allows gmond nodes to communicate within the same cluster, has changed.  However the XML packets that are passed between gmond and gmetad have remained compatible from 3.0.x to 3.1.x, allowing a 3.1.x gmetad to continue to pull data from an older 3.0.x gmond cluster.

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Ganglia 3.1.1 (Wien) Released

The Ganglia Project (http://ganglia.info) is pleased to announce the
official release of Ganglia 3.1.1  The official tarball is available for
immediate download at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=43021&package_id=35280&release_id=625044

For a full description of the bug fixes and enhancements that are included
in the 3.1.1 release as well as upgrade information, please see the current
release notes at:

http://ganglia.wiki.sourceforge.net/ganglia_release_notes

Supported platforms:

  • Linux (Fedora/RedHat/CentOS, Debian, Gentoo, SuSE/OpenSuSE)
  • [Open]Solaris
  • FreeBSD
  • NetBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • DragonflyBSD
  • Cygwin (no support for DSO yet)
  • AIX (no support for DSO yet)

Please read all the README, INSTALL and other available documentation
(http://ganglia.wiki.sourceforge.net) as a lot of things have changed since
version 3.0. Use good deployment practices when upgrading from 3.0 to make sure
that you do not mix gmond 3.0 and 3.1 nodes in the same cluster (as defined by
a multicast address or unicast collector node).  The protocol that allows gmond
nodes to communicate within the same cluster, has changed.  However the XML
packets that are passed between gmond and gmetad have remained compatible from
3.0.x to 3.1.x, allowing a 3.1.x gmetad to continue to pull data from an older
3.0.x gmond cluster.

Ganglia Development Team

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Ganglia 3.0.4 released

The Ganglia Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Ganglia 3.0.4 (Otto) which is available for immediate download from

http://ganglia.info/downloads.php

This release is based on SVN revision 695 and is mainly a bug fix release. Please see the ChangeLog in the Tarball for the complete list of fixes.

There are a few new features that should be noted:

* On Linux only filesystem mounted RW are counted in the disk statistics
* Disk Statistics for Solaris
* Added “host spoofing” capabilities to gmetrics/gmond

This release has been tested on the following platforms:

* Fedora FC4 / ia32
* Fedora Core 6 (i386)
* Gentoo Linux 2006.1 (amd64)
* Solaris 9 (sparc)
* Solaris 10 (i386, amd64 and sparc)
* NetBSD 2.0.2 (i386)
* NetBSD 3.0 (i386)
* NetBSD 3.1 (i386, amd64)
* FreeBSD 6.1 (amd64)

The development of Ganglia 3.0.5 is now open.

Enjoy.

The Ganglia team

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Ganglia’s Research Contribution

The original ganglia paper titled The Ganglia Distributed Monitoring System: Design, Implementation, and Experience has been cited 114 times according to Google Scholar. The followup paper titled Wide area cluster monitoring with Ganglia has been cited 38 times.

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