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Tutorial: Experimenter Workflow and Example Topologies


Tuesday, 10:00am - noon

Session Leaders

Niky Riga, Sarah Edwards GENI Project Office

Agenda / Details

The purpose of this tutorial is to discuss in detail the life-cycle of a GENI experiment, and provide how to hands-on experience about how to design and conduct experiments that span multiple aggregates. For this tutorial we are going to use the GENI multi-campus, backbone (layer 2) network and discuss how you can choose different topologies. We are going to use both a graphical tool (Flack) and a command line tool (Onni( for reserving resources. In this tutorial, we are going to use the Omni client which is a command line tool for reserving resources across control frameworks.


A basic understanding of GENI concepts (will be covered in the Intro To GENI tutorial). Although not a requirement, it is recommended that attendees are already familiar with Planetlab, ProtoGENI and OpenFlow aggregates.

Please Arrive With:

Laptop with recent version of Virtual Box. If you are unable to bring one you may partner with someone else.


After completing this tutorial, you will have a working GENI slice that will include resources from different aggregates and you will know how to design and deploy a multi-aggregate experiment in GENI.

Although your account is temporary, it is a real GENI account that you can use to run experiments in GENI until it's deactivated. If you would like to experiment on GENI after that, please contact as at to get a permanent account.

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