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Systematic Experimentation in GENI


Monday, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

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Session Leaders

Niky Riga
Sarah Edwards
Vic Thomas


The session will cover techniques that will help experimenters:

  1. Develop and manage complex experiments.
  2. Gain a better understanding of what is happening with their experiment
  3. Ensure experiments are repeatable and reproducible.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Growing an experiment one dimension at a time (number of resources, number of aggregates, adding an OF controller, etc)
  • Install/post-boot scripts
  • Custom images
  • Scripting experiments
  • Experiment software version control


  • Motivation

Sarah Edwards, Xuan Liu, Niky Riga, Vic Thomas, GPO

  • Case Study: Virtual Router Failover in OSPF

Xuan Liu, UMKC/GPO

  • Tools and Techniques
    • Custom images and install scripts
      • InstaGENI, Gary Wong, University of Utah
      • ExoGENI, Paul Ruth, RENCI slides
    • Porting ExoGENI Images to InstaGENI slides
      • Ezra Kissel, Indiana University
    • Manipulating RSpecs with geni-lib
      • Nick Bastin, Barnstormer Softworks
    • How to Collaborate
      • Sarah Edwards, GPO
  • Q&A
  • Experimenter Drop-In (next session)

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