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CMU Lab Quarterly Status Report 1Q 2010, ending March 2010

Major accomplishments

A. Milestones Achieved

  • Design complete for Cisco VLAN-based data plane integration over disparate testbeds (#215)

The broad design for using single interfaces and 802.1Q to seperate control and data plane traffic was completed.

  • Software to automate OpenVPN configuration, server management, and configuration bookkeeping (#301)

MetaVPN, which replaces the manual work done in our past configuration and use of OpenVPN, was completed. This makes management of nodes in a VPN as well as creation or destruction of VPNs simple, quick, and scriptable.

  • Event system work done allowing for more automation/integration of Wireless emulation by using the Emulab event system to control automated emulator tasks. This work is more general and benefits the entire Emulab community.

B. Deliverables made

  • MetaVPN

MetaVPN is usable either in the context of a network testbed or in a standalone mode, allowing for easy and scriptable management of OpenVPN instances. The software is documented and was presented at a GEC.

  • Event system work

Patches were submitted and accepted at Utah that allow for a new category of events that happen as an experiment is swapped out.

II. Description of work performed during the last quarter

A. Activities and findings

C. Publications (individual and organizational)

None this quarter

D. Outreach activities

E. Collaborations

As documented in the Utah quarterly report, we have been participating in weekly/biweekly conference calls with other members of our cluster. Our lead staff developer, Pat Gunn, has had other communications with smaller parts of the Emulab team as part of code design and development.

F. Other contributions