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Tutorial: Describe, instrument, and execute your experiment with OMF and OML


Christoph Dwertmann (presenter), Ivan Seskar (presenter), Max Ott, Thierry Rakotoarivelo, and Jolyon White


Wed 3:30 - 6:00 pm


Experimental platforms (aka testbeds) are instrumental in the development and evaluation of new Internet and networking technologies. OMF is a set of software tools and services which allow testbed operators to manage and optimise the use of their experimental resources, and which allow testbed users (e.g. researchers) to systematically describe, instrument, execute their experiments, and analyse their results. OMF is installed on many testbeds worldwide and within GENI (e.g. ORBIT WiMAX testbed). It supports wired/wireless based experiments, disconnection/reconnection of mobile resources, heterogeneous devices (e.g. WiFi, WiMAX), experiments across testbeds using different control frameworks (e.g. PlanetLab and Orbit), etc...

This tutorial is aimed at students and researchers who would like to use OMF to streamline their approach to experiment design and execution on different testbeds and more particularly on GENI testbeds providing WiMAX resources. It is a "hands-on" tutorial, where participants will follow and reproduce the presented examples directly on the OMF-enabled ORBIT testbed. The session will include: 1) a brief overview of the OMF system, 2) a first set of tutorials on how to design and run basic experiments, 3) a second set of tutorials on how to instrument resources, collect measurements via OML, and analyse them, 4) a brief overview of the architecture of the GENI Meso-Scale WiMAX deployment, a description of the hardware and software components and a third set of tutorials on experimentation with WiMAX based resources.



Please arrive with…

Laptop with a working SSH client


None required. However, people who would be interested in attending the tutorial may want to visit our OMF documentation pages for more information. In addition, the tutorial materials will be made available before the session on our tutorial pages.


After completing this tutorial, you will be able to describe and execute experiments using OMF. You will also be able to retrieve and analyse the measurements from these experiments. Finally you will have a crisp understanding of the GENI Meso-scale WiMAX deployment and on how to use these WiMAX resources in your experiments.