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Meeting Recording:





  • Coordination of networking activities across Rubin Observatory

Discussion items






NET Action Items Status

Reminder: Work on your action items: International Communications (aka Long-Haul Networks)

Network activities schedule (subject to COVID19 impacts):

January - Continued work on  Rubin Observatory Network Verification Plan (including JIRA). 

February - Completed draft  Rubin Observatory Network Verification Plan (including JIRA).

March - Scheduled Rubin Observatory Networks Pre-Verification Review for May 18 - 19

April - Prepare for Rubin Observatory Networks Pre-Verification Review.  Submit LSST Change Request to update LSE-78 Rubin Observatory Network Design (including Chilean, International, and US networks), and related milestones in PMCS.   Complete LDM-732 Rubin Observatory Networks Pre-verification Baseline.

May - Complete FY19, FY20 NET Reports and Technical Document

June - Conduct and respond to actions from Rubin Observatory Networks Pre-Verification Review.  Meet with GlobalNOC re VNOC support.

July  - Pre-Ops Rehearsal 2 testing.

August - Ops Rehearsal 2/Pre-verification testing.

September - Cisco ACI review, Huawei analysis 

October - Start Verification Testing, LS restart, LS - SCL 40G upgrade. (hopefully)

November - Update Rubin Observatory Operations & Management Plan, Network Contracts and SLAs.

Update on CONUS Networks

CONUS Networks, including ESnet:

Contract modifications in progress, to push 2 x 100 G back pending USDF decision.
Data Management is developing an Interim Data Facility (IDF) until US DF is selected.  IDF will be selected soon, then data path will need to be defined.  Data path for recent google Proof of Concept was Rubin Obs networks from Chile to Florida, then to North Carolina then to google cloud facility.

Chilean/International Networks Update

Developments in La Serena and end-to-end service to NCSA for upcoming Auxiliary Telescope Traffic and general (internet, mail, voice) traffic:

Summit and Base are still shut down, La Serena in full lockdown.  No date for LS - SCL 40G upgrade or when LATISS will be running again.

Cristián Silva Conducted CISCO ACI Review first part, panel has more questions and will have second part with Telescope and Site Software Team, possibly next week.

Julio Ibarra Working on draft of report on options for Huawei segment.

Albert Astudillo 100G for secondary is ready from LS - Santiago (40G secondary will run over this).  As of October, 40G will be ready except for last mile to AURA facility.  Working on upgrade in Centurylink in Huecheraba (REUNA - FIU).

NCSA - CC-IN2P3 Networks update

Matt Kollross

Richard Hughes-Jones

Stuart McLellan

NCSA - CC- IN2P3 network:

France is closed in August, so nothing new to report.

Other Discussion Topics

By topic

Rubin Observatory Network Verification: Jeff Kantor

Need to "put a ribbon" on testing up to now, will not produce DMTR-241 report for Joint Status Review. EXISTING ACTION ITEM

Rubin Observatory Networks, SLAs for Operations: Jeff Kantor

Waiting on decision on US Data Facility.  NSF and DOE announced there will be an opportunity solicitation, but still no firm date, hoping for Spring/Summer, 2021.  We have also agreed to update the LSST Network Operations and Management Plan (document-11918) for operations.

Virtual NOC: Jeronimo BezerraRon LambertAlbert AstudilloMatt Kollross Vincenzo Capone

Pending proposal from Global NOC. ACTION ITEM

Network Security:

Brazil installed Huawei equipment in Porto Alegre - Sao Paolo, not usable by Rubin Observatory.  Exploring options for Buenos Aires - Sao Paolo new link, additional funds may be required.

Network Design and End-to-End Test Plan and QoS planning

Joshua Hoblitt , Renata Frez , Matt Kollross , ESnet folks

Need to document results to date and next steps with a report. ACTION ITEM.

Protection now in place between Boca - Miami and Boca - Jacksonville.  Should see more stability between Monet and i2.

Other businessAny

Rubin Observatory Rebaseline - No news

Effective October 1, 2020 Jeff Kantorwill be going to 50% time.  This meeting will be last as LHN CAM and co-chair of NET.  Transitioning to Cristián Silva starting in October.

Wrap up and next meeting

Wrap up and Next meetings:  


All meetings at 0800 PT/0900 MT/1000 CT/1100 ET/1200 CLT (subject to time changes)

Action items 

  •  Julio Ibarra Ping Global NOC on VNOC proposal