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The Idea

Experiment Design

Step 1: Choose the application that you want to run on the WiMAX nodes (or create a new one)

A number of already-OMLized applications are already available.

In this case, we will run two applications that we've written ourselves: a sensor application that collects measurements from temperature, humidity, and light sensors attached to the node, and a wmxstat application that collects measurements about the state of the WiMAX link.

Both of these applications are Ruby scripts.

Step 2: If you've written your own application, instrument it with OML so that you can collect measurements from it during experiment runtime

These applications were instrumented with the oml4r Ruby client library.

OML client libraries are also available for Python and C or C++.

Experiment Deployment

Step 3: Create a disk image with your applications installed

Log onto a testbed and load a baseline disk image onto a node:

omf load -i baseline-witest.ndz -t omf.witest.node1

Log onto the node (ssh root@node1) and install your applications and any required files.

Then save your disk image:

omf save -n omf.witest.node1

This can take a while, so we've already created a disk image for use in this tutorial. It's called gec15sensor.ndz

You can load this disk image onto any number of nodes, e.g.:

omf load -i gec15sensor.ndz -t omf.witest.node1,omf.witest.node2,omf.witest.node3,omf.witest.node4,omf.witest.node5,omf.witest.node6,omf.witest.node7

Step 4: If you've written and instrumented your own applications, you will have to write an application definition for each experiment.

Before running the experiment, download the application definitions to the console where you'll run the experiment.

  • Sensor definition
  • Wmxstat definition

Step 5: Write an OMF script

Decide exactly how you want to configure the network interfaces on your nodes and what options you want to run the applications with. Then write an OMF script to orchestrate all of this on your nodes.

Since we are working at two sites, we have two OMF scripts:

  • NYU-Poly script
  • UCLA scripts

Review these scripts with your instructor.

Experiment Execution

Experiment Analysis