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InstaGENI/GEMINI Tutorial


Tuesday, July 10

1:30pm - 3:30pm
4pm - 5:30pm


Active participants: max 15x2 = 30?

Auditors: max?

Session Leaders

InstaGENI/ProtoGENI: Rob Ricci and Gary Wong (Univ of Utah)

GEMINI: Zongming Fei and Hussam Nasir (Univ of Kentucky), and Guilherme Fernandes (Indiana Univ)


The InstaGENI project is designing, documenting, and building GENI racks, with a combination of host and networking resources, at several campus sites, for use by GENI experimenters. Initial versions of the InstaGENI racks will use ProtoGENI software for control and management.

The GEMINI project is developing an instrumentation and measurement framework, capable of supporting the needs of both GENI experimenters and GENI infrastructure operators. Currently, it includes functionality from two recent GENI projects: INSTOOLS and LAMP. (LAMP is based on the perfSONAR system, modified for use in the GENI environment.) GEMINI will collect and manage both substrate metrics and active network measurements.

The first part of this tutorial will be focus on gathering resources for an experiment from InstaGENI/protoGENI racks into a slice, and then conducting a basic experiment. (If an InstaGENI rack is not available for use in this part of the tutorial, a ProtoGENI instance from a different cluster will be used.)

The second part of this session will introduce the GEMINI instrumentation and measurement (I&M) tools, and then show how to instrument an experiment that is executed on an InstaGENI/ProtoGENI slice. (At this time, running the current GEMINI code on an InstaGENI rack is not practical; instead, this part of the tutorial will be run on a ProtoGENI instance at the Univ of Kentucky.)

After successfully finishing the tutorial, attendees should be able to instrument their own InstaGENI/ProtoGENI-based experiments. (It is expected that InstaGENI racks will become available shortly after GEC14, and a port-mapping feature in the ProtoGENI software will soon be avaialble. Then, the GEMINI software will be tested, and then be made available, for operation on InstaGENI racks.)


Active participants will need a laptop equipped with a recent version of Virtual Box. If you are unable to bring one, you may partner with someone else.

InstaGENI Tutorial

InstaGENI tutorial instructions

GEMINI Tutorial

GEMINI tutorial instructions?