Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of GENI-in-a-Box


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09/07/12 17:11:56 (7 years ago)
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Vic Thomas
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  • GENI-in-a-Box

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    44GENI-in-a-Box is intended to help you get started with GENI without having to apply and get approved for a GENI account.  You can use GENI-in-a-Box to set up and run experiments just as you would with using resources from a real GENI aggregate.  With GENI-in-a-Box all the resources you use exist within a [http://https://www.virtualbox.org VirtualBox] virtual machine running on your computer.
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    6 The figure below is a schematic of the GENI-in-a-Box.  The GENI-in-a-Box  !VirtualBox VM includes the [http://trac.gpolab.bbn.com/gcf/wiki/Omni Omni] experiment control tool, a clearinghouse used to create slices and an aggregate manager that makes resources available for experimentation.  The resources available from the GENI-in-a-Box aggregate manager are up to six virtual machines running Linux.  Each of these virtual machines has three NICs.  They can be connected to form any topology that does not require more than six nodes and more than three NICs on a node.  GENI standard rspecs are used to specify the machines, links and topology required by the experiment.
     6The figure below is a schematic of the GENI-in-a-Box.  The GENI-in-a-Box  !VirtualBox VM includes:
     7  *The [http://trac.gpolab.bbn.com/gcf/wiki/Omni Omni] experiment control tool,
     8  * A clearinghouse to create slices, and
     9  * An aggregate manager that makes resources available for experimentation.
     10You can get up to six virtual machines running Linux from the GENI-in-a-Box aggregate manager.  Each of these virtual machines has three NICs.  You use these resources to form any topology that does not require more than six nodes and more than three NICs on a node.  GENI standard rspecs are used to specify the machines, links and topology required by your experiment.
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    8 All the virtual machines created for you run the same Linux distribution and version.  You pick the distribution you want to work with by downloading the appropriate variety of GENI-in-a-Box.  At this time there are two flavors of GENI-in-a-Box: A Fedora 15 flavor and a Ubuntu 10.0.4 flavor.
     12All the virtual machines created for you run the same Linux distribution and version.  You pick the distribution you want by downloading the appropriate flavor of GENI-in-a-Box.  At this time there are two flavors of GENI-in-a-Box: A Fedora 15 flavor and a Ubuntu 10.0.4 flavor.
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    1014You will have root access to the virtual machines used in your experiment.  You can use ssh to connect to and log into these machines.
     
    2832  * Lack of control over link bandwidth.  Some GENI aggregates such as ProtoGENI allow experimenters to specify the bandwidth of the links used in the experiment.  GENI-in-a-Box ignores any bandwidth specifications in the request rspec.  Additionally, all links in GENI-in-a-Box are bi-directional.
    2933  * Relatively small numbers of resources available for experimentation.  Experiments on GENI-in-a-Box are limited to a relatively small number of nodes (currently six). 
    30   * Limited of OS options.  All experimenter virtual machines inside and instance of GENI-in-a-Box run the same OS.  The OS version is determined by the flavor of GENI-in-a-Box you are using.   The GENI-in-a-Box aggregate manager ignores any OS specifications in the request rspec.
     34  * Limited OS options.  All experimenter virtual machines inside and instance of GENI-in-a-Box run the same OS.  The OS version is determined by the flavor of GENI-in-a-Box you are using.   The GENI-in-a-Box aggregate manager ignores any OS specifications in the request rspec.
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    3640=== Where can I get help with GENI-in-a-Box? ===
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    38 Please email your questions to [mailto:help@geni.net].
     42Please email your questions to [mailto:help@geni.net].   We also welcome your suggestions for improving GENi-in-a-Box.