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Background Information on GENI

The attached material is useful for providing an introduction to GENI appropriate for a hands-on or classroom setting.

This material was originally developed for use in the GENI introductory hands-on tutorials (Lab Zero and Lab One).

A YouTube playlist contains all of the videos.

A script contains the verbal patter accompanying all of the slides. The slides come in two parts ([Part I] [Part II]).

  1. GENI Terminology: Define five basic terms: experimenter, project, slice, resource, and aggregate
  2. How SSH with a Private Key Works: Explanation of how SSH with a private key works and why it is easier to use and more secure than SSH with a password
  3. GENI Expiration and Renewal: explains the interaction of resource, slice, and project expiration and how to renewal the same
  4. Behind the Scenes of GENI Experimentation: Understanding GENI AM API and RSpec: An explanation of the APIs and data formats that tie all GENI resources together.
  5. An Introduction to GENI Tools: Jacks in the Portal and omni: how the Jacks and omni tools use the AM API under the covers
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  6. GENI Support for Automating Resource Reservation: automating resource configuration with OS images, install scripts, and open source configuration management tools

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