Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#276 closed (fixed)

Providing CM for VLAN creation on backbone switches to other projects

Reported by: Owned by: Leigh Stoller
Priority: major Milestone: ProtoGENI.S2.e: ProtoGENI backbone resources available to other clusters
Component: GPO Version: SPIRAL1
Keywords: Cc: Jon, Turner, <>, John, DeHart, <>, Vic Thomas


As of right now the VLANs that have been created for the SPP nodes on the backbone switches have been done by hand. The ProtoGENI software supports making VLANs on these switches on-demand, but there is currently no way to reference non-ProtoGENI nodes (such as the SPP nodes) in the RSpec, so these capabilities cannot be used by these projects.

We are currently working on making this possible for the SPP nodes. When this work is finished, SPP will be able to submit an RSpec to our CM, which will make the VLANs on demand rather than anyone having to do any manual VLAN creation. It will also be possible for SPP to request VLANs to other ports on these switches, such as the ProtoGENI PCs and NetFPGAs.

Once this has been done for SPP, doing it for other projects also sharing these switches (eg. ShadowNet) will be straightforward.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by Leigh Stoller

Cc: Jon Turner <> John DeHart <> Vic Thomas added; Jon Turner <> John DeHart <> removed
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The appropriate modifications have been made to the ProtoGeni Component Manager and have been tested. Documentation on how to create vlans for the SPP nodes, including sample rspecs and scripts, is located on the ProtoGeni wiki at

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