The Storage Resource
Broker (SRB) is a data grid management system developed by the
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). The software is able to
unite and manage storage media of many kinds on heterogeneous
systems across the network and, as a result, to make the storage
infrastructure appear transparent for the end user.
This project documentation presents the development
of multiple independent monitoring tools, which operate within
a network to support and improve the administration and debug
process of the SRB system. Emphasis is put on the design and implementation
of a software package used to successfully analyse, transfer and
display the contents of the SRB systems logfiles. The created
software is not restricted to SRB log files. Any system with text
log files can be monitored.
This project was performed as a Master Thesis
Project at the University of Reading (UK) for the Council for
the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC), which
supported this thesis.