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Stuttgart, Germany

The Task Force on Network Operation Centres (TF-NOC) brings together NOC managers, engineers, developers, operators, controllers and project managers interested in NOC functions in order to share experiences and knowledge as well as to investigate the possibility of creating best common practices.

NOTE: TF-NOC is changing its official format from a Task Force to a Special Interest Group, therefore it will be called as SIG-NOC. The Stuttgart meeting will be the 12th meeting but the 1st one under the new mandate.

Agenda and Presentations



University of Stuttgart
Allmandring 30
70550 Stuttgart

By air:

Fly to Stuttgart Airport (IATA Code "STR"). Then the Metro "S-Bahn" S2 (Schorndorf) or S3 (Backnang) to "Universitat" (University), takes ~16 minutes. The S-Bahn runs 4 times an hour. In the night at least 2 times an hour.
From the station "Universitat" walk 1.1 km to venue, 0.2 km to Commundo Hotel or take the Bus 91 or 748 to "Nobelstr.". Metro/S-Bahn timetable:

By train:

Travel to "Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof". Then the Metro "S-Bahn" S1, S2 or S2 to "Universitat", takes ~16 minutes. Then see above.


Commundo Hotel
Universitatsstrasse 34
70569 Stuttgart
From 84,- EUR/night
Directly at the metro station "Universitat", 1.3km walk to venue.

Hotel Roemerhof (or Roemerhaus)
Robert-Leicht-Strasse 93
70563 Stuttgart-Vaihingen
From 77,- EUR/night
Walk 1.1 km to venue.
Walk 1.1 km to Metro/S-Bahn "Universitat" or 0.8 km to "Oesterfeld".

Pullman Hotel
Vollmoellerstrasse 5
70563 Stuttgart Vaihingen
From 99,- EUR/night
The Hotel is directly at the metro station "Vaihingen", which is two stops to "Universitat".

Participants are responsible for their own accomodation.

Remote participation


Here are the instructions for joining the video conference, which is hosted on the NORDUnet MCU. At the time of the meeting, please choose an access method described below:
* To connect from an H323 client, dial, then enter meeting ID 6945.
* To connect from a PC or Mac, go to
* To connect from an iPhone/iPad, download Scopia Mobile v3 from the AppStore.
* To connect from an Android device, download Scopia Mobile v3 from Google Play.
* To connect with a phone, dial +45 8873 8884 and use Meeting ID 6945.


DFN-MCU 004910097933270
The ID is the last 5 digits: 33270


The registration is closed. List of attendees



April 8 (Wednesday), 2015

Meeting minutes

09:00-10:00Arrivals and coffee
10:00-10:15Welcome, roll call, agenda and logistics
Tim Kleefass (BelWu), Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo (on behalf of the Steering Committee)  
10:15-12:00Icinga 2: Monitoring Redesigned - Tutorial and live demonstration
Michael Friedrich (Netways)  
13:00-14:00Splunk: Technical presentation, demonstration and open discussion
Matthias Maier (Splunk Inc.)  
14:00-14:30Interconnecting network monitoring and ticketing systems at CERN
Gyorgy Balazs (CERN)  
15:00-16:00Regular NOC updates and other talks:
* IPAM - Kilian Krause (University of Stuttgart)
* SURFsara update - Bas Kreukniet (SURFsara)
* Upodate on fibers, optical network and 100G IP routers - Tim Kleefass (BelWu)
* Rhineland-Palatinate state network - Juergen Weiss (Universitaet Mainz)  
16:00-16:30Selected topics from ITIL
Discussion is facilitated by Gyorgy Balazs (CERN) and Temoor Khan (GEANT)  
16:30-17:00Security round table: latest updates and best practices
Chaired by Pieter Hanssens (Belnet)  

Joint dinner at 7pm
Calwerstrasse 45
70173 Stuttgart

April 9 (Thursday), 2015


Interaction between systems and processes - Open questions

Petr Hanousek (CESNET) 

Operational experiences of using ELK stack

Kostis Fardelas (GRNET) - remote speaker 
10:30-11:00 Coffee

Open discussion...

Chaired by Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo (CSUC)  

11:30-12:00SIG-NOC terms of reference and future plans - Open discussion
Peter Szegedi (GEANT) 
12:00-12:30Closing, next meeting, AoB
Brian Nisbet (HEAnet) 
12:30-13:30 Lunch and departures
 13:30-14:30Optional visit to the BelWu NOC - on the way to the airport
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