MDS 2.4 in the Globus Toolkit 2.4 Release

The Monitoring and Discovery Service (MDS) is the information services component of the Globus Toolkit. The MDS 2.4 release includes fixes and enhancements for scalability, reliability, and stability.

Note that MDS 2.4 includes all of the features and functionality of MDS 2.2, which continue to be documented as shown below.

MDS 2.2 Features in the Globus Toolkit 2.2 Release

The MDS 2.2 release includes significant fixes and enhancements that make for a considerably more robust MDS with expanded capabilities for dealing with problematic installations.

MDS 2.1 documents describing functionality that remains separate and distinct from that in MDS 2.2 are now archived on MDS 2.1 Features in the Globus Toolkit 2.0 Release.  Otherwise, MDS 2.1 features and functions carried over into MDS 2.2 are described in the documents listed below.

A public vo-index GIIS is now available. Browse the vo-index with the LDAP Explorer web interface.

Documentation for MDS 2.2

Note: The following documentation applies to MDS2 in GT versions 2.2 through 4.0. In versions of Globus Toolkit 3.0 and above, MDS2 is also referred to as Pre-Web Services MDS (Pre-WS MDS):