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Creating Slivers using JACKS in the GeniDesktop

Once you have created the slice successfully, you will be redirected to a page that will allow you to add resources to your slice.

  1. Depending upon how you want to add resources to your slice, you will need to click on the appropriate button in Figure 1-1. For this example, we will click on "Create New" which will direct us to the Jacks RSPEC editor
Figure 1-2 Jacks after it has loaded.
  1. Wait for Jacks to open in editing mode. Jacks should look like the picture to the right.
Figure 1-2 Jacks after it has loaded.
  1. Click the Xen VM box and drag it onto the canvas.
  2. Repeat the above step. You should now see two Xen VM boxes on the canvas.
  3. Now click near one of the Xen VM boxes on the canvas, then click and drag towards the other Xen VM. Release when you reach the other Xen VM. You should now see a line and a box representing a link connecting the two Xen VMs.
  4. The canvas should now look like the picture on the right.
Two VMs connected by a link.
Figure 1-3 Two VMs connected by a link.
  1. Click the "Site 2" box and select the aggregate that you have been assigned to (which should be listed on your GEC 23 registration badge). The "Reserve Resources" button at the bottom of the pane should now be clickable.
  2. If you would like to save this topology for future use with the GeniDesktop Cloud Service, click the "Save to Cloud For Future Use" checkbox and fill in the required details.
  3. Click the "Allocate Resources using RSPEC" button at the top of the page.
Two VMs connected by a link
Figure 1-6 Binding the topology to an aggregate.
  1. If your resource reservation is accepted by the Aggregate Managers, you will see something similar to Figure 1-7
  2. The screen then transitions to the the Genidesktop page for that slice where you can perform slice/sliver related operations
Reserving Resources
Figure 1-7 Successfull reserved resources

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