Scaling Up: How to Grow the Topology of an Existing Experiment


How to grow the topology and size of an existing experiment.

What you will learn

Learn how to:

  1. Automate the generation of large RSpecs
  2. A strategy for building large multi-site, stitched topologies by splitting portions of the topology into different slices connected by shared VLANs
  3. (Optional) Use the Ansible configuration management system to configure your nodes

Experiment Topology and Setup

Tutorial Setup

For the Instructor

How To Configure the Backbone for use in this tutorial.

Give one worksheet to each student.


  • Part I: Design/Setup
    • Step 1: Design Experiment
    • Step 2: Establish Management Environment
    • Step 3: Obtain Resources
  • Part II: Execute
    • Step 4: Configure and Initialize Services
    • Step 5: Execute Experiment
    • Step 6: Analyze and Visualize Experiment
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