The Monitoring and Discovery System (MDS) is the information services component of the Globus Toolkit and provides information about the available resources on the Grid and their status.
Read more about the Monitoring and Discovery System (MDS)
VDT installation documentation
The NGS maintains a set of internal documentation detailing how to install VDT. By following these instructions a site can quickly install and configure a wide range of Grid services which are needed in order to become a member, including: GSI, GLUE, MDS, PreWS GRAM, GSI-SSH server and clients, MyProxy clients, VOMS Clients and GridFTP
NGS Site Level Services
For further information on the NGS software stack, please refer to the NGS Site Level Services reference document.