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GENI Desktop and GEMINI Tutorial

Tutorial Overview

This tutorial will introduce you to the GENI Desktop web service for viewing and working with your slices/experiments. It will also introduce you to the instrumentation and measurement services provided by GEMINI which can be accessed via the GENI Desktop.

The tutorial will begin with a presentation and demonstration of the GENI Desktop and its features and capabilities, along with a demonstration of the measurement information available from the GEMINI measurement services.

Following the initial presentation and overview, attendees will be assigned a set of exercises that they will work through individually to gain experience using the GENI Desktop and GEMINI. Each exercise is designed to illustrate a different feature, or set of features, of the GENI Desktop and GEMINI.

Introductory Slides

The tutorial introductory slides are available for download as GeniDesktop.pdf.


The tutorial assumes that attendees already have a GENI Portal account and know how to login and create slices via the GENI Portal or Flack. The tutorial assumes that attendees have obtained a copy of the user workspace (which will be handed out at the summer camp). You will perform all exercises using Firefox in the User Workspace. For the purposes of this tutorial we will be using the following example topology. Attendees should have created a slice with this topology prior to the start of the tutorial, or should do it as soon as the tutorial starts. Note, that when the slice is created, it must be created with the GEMINI extensions enabled.

  1. Do the pre-work
  2. Obtain a copy of the User Workspace (handed out at the summer camp)
  3. Setup the example topology

Related Links: (You may find the information in these pages helpful when doing the exercises)

  1. Getting and using the user workspace
  2. Creating an example Topology
  3. GEC 16 Flack, GENI Desktop, and GEMINI Tutorial

The Excercises

  1. Login to GENI Desktop, Initialize, and Instrumentize your topology
  2. SSH'ing into nodes, generating, and viewing traffic
  3. Viewing detailed traffic and configuration information
  4. Loading and executing code

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