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GENI: Spring 2015 Train the TA Sessions

Dates and Times

Session 1: Friday, January 30, 2015 from 2pm to 5pm ET
Session 2: Friday, February 6, 2015 from 2pm to 5pm ET

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 2GB 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
Regina Hain


Session 1

[An introduction to GENI and GENI Concepts]

Hands-on: Lab Zero: My first GENI Experiment

GENI Tools: Behind the Scenes

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

Take-home assignment (optional; see below)

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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