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Tutorial: Experiment Orchestration and Instrumentation using LabWIKI

Live Stream Information


Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm

Tutorial Instructors

Mike Zink
UMass Amherst
Divyashri Bhat
UMass Amherst

Agenda Details

Attendees will learn on how to use the LabWiki tool to plan, prepare, and execute experiments in GENI testbeds. Attendees will learn these steps by creating a simple star topology in which the central node will implement an OF-based learning switch and the functionality of that switch will be verified through an experiment script. We will give an overview on the inner workings of LabWiki, OML/OMF, AMQP, and the GENI experiment service.

The tutorial is structured as follows:

  • Explain GIMI inner workings (1/2 hour) - Module B
    1. describe images (tools, postboot script)
    2. OMF/OML
    3. LabWiki
    4. Experiment script
    5. Short segment on OF


  • A GENI account, if you don't have one sign up!
  • Familiarity with how to reserve GENI resources with any of the GENI Tools (GENI Experimenter Portal, Omni, Flack, jFed, Jacks). If you don't know you can take any of the tutorials:
    • Reserving resources using Flack tutorial
    • Reserving resources using Omni tutorial
  • Familiarity with logging in to GENI compute resources.
  • Create iRODs account
  • Introduction to LabWiki tutorial
  • Familiarity with Unix Command line - See "Tools" section
  • "Basic OpenFlow concepts". It is assumed that the attendees, already have an understanding of OpenFlow and its API

Please Arrive With:

A Laptop

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Tutorial materials


See Agenda Details


  • [Powerpoint version]
  • [PDF version]

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