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GENI: Spring 2014 Train the TA Sessions

Dates and Times

Session 1: Friday January 17, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm ET
Session 2: Friday January 24, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm ET

Web Conferencing Information

Friday January 24: 2pm to 5pm ET

  1. Go to
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: TrainTA2014
  4. Click "Join".

WebEx will give you audio dial-in information after you log into the meeting.

Please join the WebEx meeting 10-15 minutes before the start time.

Requirements and Pre-Work

  1. Computer: To participate in the training and the hands-on tutorials you will need a modern computer with the following minimum requirements:
    • recent version of Mac OS, Windows or Linux
    • at least 4GB of memory
    • a modern processor, at least dual core and >1.5 GHz, (no Intel Atom, no netbooks, no tablets)
    • internet connectivity
    • webcam
    • microphone/speakers
  2. GENI Account: Verify ability to login to the GENI Portal ( using a browser such as Chrome or Firefox (not Safari or IE).
  3. GENI Tools: Tutorials in this training will require that you install some software on your computer has. Please follow these instructions

Session Leaders

Sarah Edwards
Niky Riga
Vic Thomas


Session 1

An introduction to GENI and GENI Concepts

Hands-on: Lab Zero: My first GENI Experiment

Hands-on: Using Omni, the GENI AM API and RSpecs

Take-home assignment (optional)

Session 2

Solution to the take-home assignment

Tips for running a class on GENI (Slides pptx pdf)

  • Account management
  • Hands-on: Accessing resources in student slices


  • Running exercises on GENI
  • Hands-on: Using different GENI Tools


  • Wrap-Up: Resources available to instructors and TAs

Take home Assignment

  • Link to the assignment
  • Use Flack to reserve your resources using the rspec url provided in the assignment
  • You will get a warning when you run sudo just ignore it:
    sudo: unable to resolve host NodeB

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