Papers about SmartFrog and related topics
The SmartFrog Configuration Management Framework
Patrick Goldsack, Julio Guijarro, Steve Loughran, Alistair Coles, Andrew Farrell, Antonio Lain, Paul Murray, Peter Toft (HP Labs)
January 2009, issue of ACM's Operating Systems Review (OSR)
SmartFrog is a framework for creating configuration-driven systems. It has been designed with the express purpose of making the design, deployment and management of distributed component-based systems simpler and more robust. Over the last decade it has been the focus for ongoing research into aspects of configuration management and large-scale distributed systems, providing a platform for experimentation. The paper covers the rationale for the design of the framework, details of its design, plus a description of the further research that is in progress.
Link:ACM digital library
This tutorial provides an introduction to SmartFrog, and a step-by-step guide to system configuration and deployment using the framework.- PDF [157KB]
SmartFrog Reference Manual
A reference guide for the SmartFrog framework. Discusses the motivation for, and use of, the framework.- PDF [754KB]
A guide for SmartFrog WorkFlow components.
- PDF [590KB]
Anubis User Guide
A guide for Anubis components. Anubis is a notification service for providing accurate, time-bound detection of distributed system
status. The service is intended to support distributed, reactive system management.
- PDF [89KB]
The Anubis Service
Anubis is a fully distributed state monitoring and failure detection service designed to report distributed system states in a timely and consistent manner. It is based on a temporal model of distributed computing that includes the notion of network partitions. Here we describe the properties of the Anubis service and the protocols that implement them, along with a description of the Anubis service user interface. - PDF [288KB]
SmartFrog Dynamic Webserver Demonstrator
A brief description of the Dynamic Web Server Demonstrator.- PDF [151KB]
SmartFrog: Configuration and Automatic Ignition of Distributed Applications
A technical overview paper from the 2003 HP Openview University Association conference
- PDF [264KB]
"Grid Infrastructure Deployment using SmartFrog Technology"
Presented at GRIDNS 2006 track, International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS)
- PDF [264KB]
A plug-in for creating and deploying SmartFrog applications
Overview article for the SmartFrog Plug-In for Eclipse. - PDF [64KB]