ExoGENI Aggregate

StarLight ExoGENI

This ExoGENI aggregate supports the GENI Aggregate Provider Agreement (05/29/2014).

ExoGENI Aggregate Overview

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Aggregate Resources An ExoGENI aggregate includes 10 Hosts (8 VM Servers and 2 dedicated PCs) that can load experimenter specified OS images. Racks also support OpenFlow topologies, usually including extensions onto campus OpenFlow networks.
Typical Experiments ExoGENI provides a controllable, predictable, and repeatable network environment. Experimenters can get virtual machines or dedicated PCs on which they have full "root" access, run available operating systems of their choice, and connect nodes in an arbitrary topology that can support OpenFlow. There are 3 types of ExoGENI racks: IBM, Cisco and Ciena. This site is an IBM ExoGENI rack type.
Sample RSpecs  New Site Confirmation Tests RSpecs
Aggregate Status Operational monitoring not widely available, restricted access to monitoring at  GMOC
Slice Authorities Recognized GENI Portal (, ProtoGENI (
Usage Policies A  GENI Recommended Use Policy is available. Site should also add links here to their own usage policies.
Layer 2 Connectivity Connectivity is provided through the Northwestern University network operated by StarLight.

Aggregate Management

Aggregate Operator POC: Jim Chen,  iCAIR
Resource Owner PI: Joe Mambretti
Technical POC
Developer Links Software pages:  ExoGENI,  ExoGENI,  FOAM, and  FlowVisor; Project page:  ExoGENI Racks Project; Developer mailing list: