Session Name: Getting Started with GENI

Website infromation

session page

Session Leader(s):

Sarah Edwards

Vic Thomas

Session Presenter(s):

Sarah Edwards

Vic Thomas

[Rob Ricci?]



Monday 11:00am-12:30pm and 1.30pm-3pm


This session is for those with little to no experience running experiments on GENI. Attendees will be introduced to key GENI concepts, will run simple experiments on GENI and learn the basics of debugging their GENI experiments. By the end of this session participants should feel comfortable running their own experiments on GENI.

Part I: Develop a basic understanding of the experiment workflow by doing a simple experiment. Understand the role of the data and control interfaces on each compute node.

Part II: Understand how resources are described and reserved in GENI. Learn how to customize those resources using standard mechanisms. Use multiple tools to act on a slice and reserve resources.

Familiarity with the material presented in this session will be assumed in other tutorials at GEC.

Registration Information

Maximum number of attendees: 40 per room

Maximum number of hands-on (individuals or groups): 30 per room


Responsible for instructions:
GENI Tutorials are in this format

Review date: March 7
Ready for a dry run

Print due date: March 12
In you need GPO to print the instructions, if you are providing your own copies just indicate so

Linked to tutorial page:

Part I instr
Part II instr


What ExoGENI resources are needed?

2 VMs on same rack for each attendee

What InstaGENI resources are needed?

2 VMs on same rack for each attendee

What WiMAX resources are needed?


When will slices be created and by whom?

Slice name pattern:

lab0ZZ/lab1ZZ (where ZZ is their initials)

When will resources be reserved and by whom?

Attendees create their own slices.

When and how will slices be assigned to attendees?

Suggested slice name on worksheets.


What tools are required for the tutorial?

Portal, Flack, omni, ability to ssh with a private key

What tools are recommended for the tutorial?

For ssh on Windows: BitVise, FireSSH

How will attendees access these tools?

[Installed on tutorial VM? Installed on their own laptops?]

Installed on their own laptop. VM is backup


Answer questions


Assign/reserve resources

On worksheets

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