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GENI: Spring 2016 Train the TA Sessions

Dates and Times

Session 1: Friday February 5, 2016, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
Session 2: Friday February 12, 2016, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET

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Meeting ID: 294523526

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Requirements and Pre-Work

  1. Verify you are able to log into the GENI Portal.
  2. Verify you have a laptop/desktop suitable for the tutorial.
  3. Install and verify GENI tools on your computer.

More information on each of these tasks here

Session Leaders

Ben Newton
UNC - Chapel Hill
Jay Aikat
UNC - Chapel Hill

Session 1

Session 1 slides (pdf)

  • GENI Overview
  • GENI Terminology, SSH, Expiration and Renewal of Resources
  • Hands-on Lab
  • Behind the Scenes

Pre-Work for Session 2

  1. Download and Install Omni
  2. Test Omni Installation
  3. Configure Omni

More information on each of these tasks here

Session 2

Session 2 slides (pdf)

Hands-on Lab

Tips for running a class on GENI (Slides pptx)

  • Account management
  • 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 Jacks or your favorite tool 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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