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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

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:
    • 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 (
  3. GENI Tools: Tutorials in this training will require that your computer has:
    1. The Omni experimenter tool installed,
    2. A browser capable of running Flash clients, and
    3. An ssh client.

Please follow the appropriate link below to set up your computer"

Laptop running Mac OS X?
Laptop running Microsoft Windows?
Laptop running Linux?

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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