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GENI: Fall 2013 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


  1. Verify ability to login to the GENI Portal (
  1. Download and install a VM from

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: Account management

Tips for running a class on GENI: Lab management

Hands-on: Accessing resources in student slices

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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