|Title||Accounting data publishing|
|Policy Group||Operations Management Board (OMB)|
|Procedure Statement||How to publish accounting information for different middleware|
In this manual we will show you how to publish accounting information from different middleware.
To start sending accounting records:
In order to monitor the regular publication of accounting data, it is enough
registering only one CE with the
APEL service type.
See here the details about the related Nagios probes.
Sites can send either but the preferred option is summaries. Larger sites are recommended to send summaries.
We recommend sending data daily for all sites, whether sending summaries or individual records. I think this is in the interests of people who are using the portal so that what they see is accurate. The summaries are for a complete month or the current month so far.
Authorization and authentication is made by the host certificate (which is
signed by a trusted CA from the ca_policy_core package). Certificate should be
registered in GOCDB. The certificate must not have the X509 extension:
Netscape Cert Type: SSL Server because the message brokers will reject it.
ARC uses its own system to publish the accounting data through AMS, so please refer to the NorduGrid ARC 6 documentation:
To collect and publish the accounting data you need to install the APEL software as explained in the general information section.