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Introduction to LabWiki & OEDL


This section presents the tools which we will use for all experiments in this tutorial.

  • LabWiki is a web-based interface developed at NICTA within the GIMI project. You can use this interface to design, describe and run an experiment using GENI Resources. It was first introduced at GEC17 as part of the GIMI Tutorial. LabWiki's is available on our git repository. In this tutorial, we will all use the instance of LabWiki running at
  • OEDL is a domain-specific language used to describe the orchestration of experiments.


Login in LabWiki

  • If you have already logged in to the GENI Portal, you will be automatically logged in to LabWiki
  • Otherwise, please use your GENI Portal username and password to login
  • You will be asked to agree on sending your GENI Portal information to LabWiki. LabWiki will only use your GENI ID to log you in, so please click on "Send my information"

  • Once logged in you should arrive on LabWiki's main page

Using LabWiki

  • By default, LabWiki's main page is composed of 3 columns: "Plan", "Prepare", and "Execute"

The purpose of the Plan column is to provide some documentation on the experiment at hand. This is where you would describe for example the goals of this experiment, the hypotheses that it tests, its design, any background information to help understand it, etc... Once you ran your experiment, collected, plotted and/or analysed its generated measurements, this is column is also where you would report and discuss results and conclusions. The document displayed in this Plan column are written using the Markdown syntax.

To display a previously saved document, just start typing its name in the search field below the column's title. A drop-down list of matching documents should appear, and you may then click on the desired one.

Prepare:: This column is where you view and edit either a) the documents that will be displayed in the Plan column or b) the experiment descriptions that will be executed.


Help & Additional Resources

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