wiki:GENIEducation/SampleAssignments

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This page contains a list of tutorials and assignments that you might consider using in your class. If you would like to include a hands-on tutorial in a GENI event, then you should look for the exercises that are meant to be given during a class.

GENI-Related tutorials and assignments

The purpose of these tutorials are to familiriaze students with GENI and GENI concepts. Based on what is the intended purpose of your class you might decide which ones are more appropriate.

Lab 0: My first GENI Experiment

Link to exercise
Type: Tutorial (Instructor-led mode preferred)
Purpose: Setup students accounts correctly through a simple GENI experiment and familiriase students with the process of setting up an experiment.
Resources: 2VMs (EG, IG, PG) Duration: 2h

This lab is highly recommended as a first lab that the students do in the class with help from an instructor or as the basic hands-on exercise in a GENI event.

Understanding the AM API and Omni

Link to exercise
Type:Tutorial (Instructor-led mode preferred)
Purpose: Students understand how GENI reservation process work and get familiar with the GENI common Aggregate Manager API (GENI AM API), the students also learn how to use Omni
Resources:2 VMs (EG, IG, PG)[BR]] Duration: 2h

Network-understanding

IPv4 Routing

Link to exercise
Type: Assignment
Purpose: Students will understand how IPv4 forwarding works and how to configure static routes.
Resources:"'3 VMs (EG)[BR]] Duration: 1 weeks

TCP Network Awareness

Link to exercise
Type: Assignment
Purpose: Students explore the difference between different TCP flavors and TCP parameters.
Resources:"'4 VMs (EG, IG, PG)[BR]] Duration: 2 weeks

FTP vs UDT

Link to exercise
Type: Assignment
Purpose: Students will understand the difference between TCP and UDP by comparing the behavior of two different file transfer applications (FTP, UDT) under varying network conditions.
Resources:"'3 PCs (PG)[BR]] Duration: 1 week

Create a Firewall with OpenFlow

Link to exercise
Type: Assignment
Purpose: Students will understand how network firewalls work and get to write their own OpenFlow controller.
Duration: 2 weeks
Resources:"'6 VMs - EG/6PCs-PG[BR]] Extra tools: OpenFlow

New Routing Algorithms

Load balancing router using OpenFlow

Link to exercise
Type: Assignment
Purpose: Students will understand how load balancing works and get to write their own OpenFlow controller.
Resources:"'4 VMs - EG/4PCs-PG
Duration: 3 weeks

Extra tools: OpenFlow

Content Networking

Link to exercise
Type: Assignment
Purpose: Students will learn about Content Centric networking and get to experiment with a non-IP routing protocol, ccnx.
Duration: 3 weeks
Extra tools: ccnx

Distributed systems

Link to exercise
Type: Assignment
Purpose: Students will learn about the client-server model through configuring and writing a webserver
Resources: 2 VMs
Duration: 3 weeks

Example Class assignments

If you would like to use GENI in your classroom, these are some of sample assignments that you can use. If you have used GENI in your classroom, please feel free to add your assignments to this wiki page so that others can use them.

Compare UDT and FTP In this example experiment, you will compare the behavior of two different transport protocols, UDT and TCP, under varying network conditions.

You will use ProtoGENI hosts to build your network.

In order to try this example experiment, you should have GENI credentials and be familiar with using either the Flack GUI tool or the omni command line tool. Learn more about credentials at SignMeUp or by sending us mail help@geni.net.
TCP Network Awareness The objective of this assignment is to familiarize you with the details of TCP congestion control, and the impact of network conditions on the TCP congestion control algorithms.

In order to try this example experiment, you should have GENI credentials and be familiar with using either the Flack GUI tool or the omni command line tool. Learn more about credentials at SignMeUp or by sending us mail help@geni.net.
Flow Management with OpenFlow The objective of this assignment is to familiarize you with the software-defined networking, as well OpenFlow technology. A moderately deep understanding of the OpenFlow controller model and API is required for this project. You will design and implement OpenFlow controllers and associated experiment topologies to implement a basic firewall and a simple load balancer.

In order to try this example experiment, you should have GENI credentials and be familiar with using either the Flack GUI tool or the omni command line tool. Learn more about credentials at SignMeUp or by sending us mail help@geni.net.
Build a Web Server In this assignment you will build a functional web server. This assignment will guide you through the basics of distributed programming, client/server structures, and issues in building high performance servers.

You will use ProtoGENI hosts to build your network.

In order to try this example experiment, you should have GENI credentials and be familiar with using either the Flack GUI tool or the omni command line tool. Learn more about credentials at SignMeUp or by sending us mail help@geni.net.

New Assignments

Content Network Assignment
OpenFlow FireWall Exercise
OpenFlow Load Balancer Assignment
TCP Assignment topology

GENI Tutorials

This is a repository of tutorials that you can use if you want to teach GENI and/or GENI tools. If you need help with putting together a tutorial please contact us at help@geni.net

Intro to Flack Tutorial 2h. This is a tutorial for teaching users how to use Flack. Flack is a graphical tool that helps user reserve resources. GENI Resources: ProtoGENI, GENI Accounts: emulab (e.g. pgeni.gpolab.bbn.com)
Intro to Omni Tutorial http://trac.gpolab.bbn.com/gcf/raw-attachment/wiki/Omni/omni-pic.png 2h. This is a tutorial for teaching users how to use Omni. Omni is a command line tool for reserving GENI resources, and thus can help users automate their experiments. The tutorial guides the attendees through a very simple layer 2 example while introducing all the omni commands GENI Resources: ProtoGENI, GENI Accounts: emulab (e.g. pgeni.gpolab.bbn.com)