wiki:GEC19Agenda/ToolSetup

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Setting up your Computer with GENI Tools

Some of the tutorials at the GEC will require you have a laptop that has:

  1. The Omni experimenter tool installed (Instructions)
  2. An ssh client (Instructions)
  3. A browser capable of running Flash clients, and (Instructions)

1. Download and Install Omni 2.5

Mac OS X: Follow the instructions at http://trac.gpolab.bbn.com/gcf/wiki/MacOS.

Windows: Follow the instructions at http://trac.gpolab.bbn.com/gcf/wiki/Windows.

Linux:

2. SSH Client

Mac OS X/Linux

Mac OS X and Linux come with an ssh client you can run from a Terminal window. You do not need to install anything.

Windows

If you do not have an ssh client installed:

Note: If you are using the Putty ssh client, you will need puttygen to convert the private keys used by GENI to Putty's format.

Test SSH with keys

In the email you should have received a copy of an SSH private key. The passphrase associated with this key is v3rify. To test your setup you will need these information:

  • username: sshtest
  • hostname: pc1.geni.it.cornell.edu
  • port: 33594

Mac OS X/Linux/Cygwin : Follow these instructions. If you see a prompt [sshtest@my-node ~]$ you are all set!
Windows : Follow these instructions. If you see a prompt [ssgtest@my-node ~]$ you are all set!

3. Flash-enabled Browser

  1. You will need Google Chrome or Firefox.
  2. Make sure you are able to load http://protogeni.net/flack. The page should look like:

http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/GENIExperimenter/Graphics/flack-login.png

Note: If you do not have flash installed and you are using Firefox, install the Flash plugin for Firefox.