wiki:GENIExperimenter/Tools

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Experiment Control Tools

GENI experiment control tools are used to create slices, add or remove resources to slices, and delete slices. Some tools may also help with the installation of experimenter specified software into resources in slices; starting, pausing, resuming and stopping the execution of an experiment; and monitoring of the resources in slices for failures. Examples of GENI experiment control tools include Gush, Omni, PlanetLab SFI and Flack.

In addition to these experiment control tools, individual aggregates provide experimenters with additional tools to install and manage software on their resources. For example, the Million Node GENI aggregate provides a set of tools to manage the virtual machines it proves as computing resources.

Instrumentation and Measurement Tools

GENI instrumentation tools are currently aggregate specific.

Aggregate Instrumentation and Measurement Tool
ProtoGENI/InstaGENI Instrumentation Tools and GEMINI
ExoGENI GIMI
PlanetLab Owl
ORBIT OMF/OML

Monitoring Tools

The GENI Meta Operations Center (GMOC) is actively working in deploying a monitoring infrastructure that is going to be available to all experimenters. Stay tuned for more info!

In the meantime, if you want to monitor outages of GENI resources register for the GMOC Google Calendars for scheduled and unscheduled outages.

GENI-in-a-Box

GENI-in-a-Box is intended to help you get started with GENI without having to apply for 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 VirtualBox virtual machine running on your computer. GENI-in-a-Box page: GENI-in-a-Box.