Registering to Panlab as a provider
To allow a party owning a testing infrastructure or other testing resources - called “Provider” throughout this document - to join the Panlab Federation two contracts has to be signed. With signing these contracts the above mentioned joining party allows for Panlab Federation customers to use its testing infrastructure and testing resources in the scope of a testing session.
Information to supply to Panlab:
- Administrative information concerning the partner organization.
- Legal information.
- Information concerning the PTM, IGW and RAs developed for this testbed.
There is shared login information in the Panlab web site ( http://www.panlab.net) for accessing the testbed registration pages (testbedowner/panlab2008).
Describing and submitting a testbed. Select “Testbed Repository” and then “How to submit a testbed” from the right hand side menu. Follow the steps indicated on the page.
Once the registration is accepted by PII two types of contracts have to be agreed between PII and a partner ( http://www.panlab.net/organizational-framework/processes/technical-contracts.html).
A federation contract is defined between the PII federation and any external entity, either acting as provider or a customer. It defines all rights and obligations of the PII members and is characterized by being a long-term stable contractual relation. A federation contract comprises interconnection and testing contracts.
An interconnection contract defines general rights and obligations of a partner joining the Panlab federation. With signing the interconnection contract the new partner commits himself in establishing a suitable organization to fulfill the minimum requirements defined by the Panlab in terms of maintenance, accuracy of service provisioning, fault management, etc. As a final registration step a testbed joins the federation as described in the following chapters of this document. A testbed also performs self-tests and connection tests according to a relevant test plan, and records all test results and submits them to PII for assessment and qualification. After qualification by the federation, the new testbed configuration is made accessible to other parties.
As a summary the registration phases are:
- A new partner is registered in the Panlab Federation
- Federation contract is signed
- Interconnection contract is signed
- New testbed is available to testbed design tools ( http://www.fire-teagle.org), ( http://www.fire-teagle.org/members/vct.jsp), ( http://www.fire-teagle.org/partners/vct_control.jsp).