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Creating a Slivers via GeniDesktop

Before you begin , please have an valid rspec file that you would like to use. To get started

Find the slice from the list of slices you want your slivers created on. For that slice row click in the area under column called "RSPEC". This should have been filled with the word "NONE" or "Cleared". (see figure above)

  1. In the rspec box above, Click on the upload Rspec
  2. In the pop up box click on choose File and point it to the rspec file you would like to use from your computer. Fill in the other details as shown by arrows (3) and (4)
  3. Click on Upload Rspec.
  4. Select the just uploaded rspec . Once selected you should see it listed in the rspec column for your slice.

  1. Click in the column called "AM" for the slice record that you are working on. You should see a dialog like shown below.

7a,7b . Select the appropriate AM/Instageni Rack that has been assigned to you and click on the "Set AM For" button on the top to confirm your selection.

  1. Finally click on the "Create Sliver" button and wait for it to come back with a status update.

Creating a Slivers using JACKS in the GeniDesktop

  1. In the upper left hand corner of the Slice page, click the Add Resources button.
  2. Wait for Jacks to open in editing mode. Jacks should look like the picture to the right.
Figure 3-3 Jacks after it has loaded.
  1. Click the black VM box and drag it onto the canvas. This icon represents a generic default-vm which the aggregate has a well known default for (for InstaGENI it is a Xen VM and for ExoGENI it is an ExoSmall).
  2. Repeat the above step. You should now see two VM boxes on the canvas.
  3. Now click near one of the VM boxes on the canvas, then click and drag towards the other VM. Release when you reach the other VM. You should now see a line and a box representing a link connecting the two VMs.
  4. The canvas should now look like the picture on the right.
Two VMs connected by a link.
Figure 3-4 Two VMs connected by a link.
  1. To edit the name of the VM, click the VM box.
  2. In the "Name" field at the top, replace "node-0" with "client".
  3. Repeat for the VM labeled node-1. In the "Name" field at the top, replace "node-1" with "server".
Relabel VM
Figure 3-5 Edit the name of the VM.
  1. Now click on the unlabeled box in the middle of the link.
  2. Enter an IP Address for the "node-0/client" interface of
  3. Enter a Mask of
  4. Scroll down further and set IP Address of the "node-1/server" interface to and a Mask of
Relabel VM
Figure 3-6 Edit the IP Address and Mask of the VM.
  1. Click the "Site 0" box and select the aggregate you've been assigned from the pulldown menu. The "Reserve Resources" button at the bottom of the pane should now be clickable.
  2. Click the "Reserve Resources" button near the bottom of the page.
Two VMs connected by a link
Figure 3-7 Binding the topology to an aggregate.