wiki:GENIExperimenter/Tutorials/ToolsSetup

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Setting up your Computer with GENI Tools

Some of the tutorials will require you have a laptop that has:

  1. An ssh client (Instructions)
  2. The Omni experimenter tool installed (Instructions)
  3. Chrome and Firefox browsers (Instructions)

2. SSH Client

Mac OS X/Linux

Mac OS X and Linux come with an ssh client you can run from a Terminal window. You do not need to install anything. Proceed to the Test SSH with Keys section below.

Windows

Recommended Install Putty, a free SSH client for Windows:

An alternative is FireSSH, a Firefox ssh plugin:

Test SSH with keys

You should have received a copy of an SSH private key by email. (PuTTY users should use the key file with PuTTY in it's name.)

To test your setup you will need this information:

  • username: sshtest
  • hostname: pc1.geni.uchicago.edu
  • port: 33594
  • passphrase for private key: v3rify

In the instructions below, skip the step about downloading a private key and just use the key provided though email.
Mac OS X/Linux/Cygwin : Follow these instructions. If you see the prompt sshtest@sshtestvm:~$ you are all set!
Windows : Follow these instructions. If you see the prompt sshtest@sshtestvm:~$ you are all set!

3. Install Omni

Please make sure to install/upgrade to Omni 2.10

Download and install omni by following the instructions at:

https://github.com/GENI-NSF/geni-tools/wiki/Omni (You do not have to configure Omni at this time. You will be given instructions at the conference.)

Test the installation

  1. Open a new terminal window (or command prompt in windows (Start menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt)) and type
           omni --version
    
    If omni prints out its version number, you are all set!

3. Install Chrome and Firefox browsers

  1. Chrome: Google Chrome
  2. Firefox: Firefox.
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