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GENI: Spring 2016 Train the TA Sessions

Dates and Times

Session 1: Friday February 5, 2016, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET
Session 2: Friday February 12, 2016, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET

Bluejeans Information

Meeting ID: 910023028

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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. Please follow these instructions

Session Leaders

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


Session 1

Session 1 slides [pptx]

GENI Key Concepts and Terminology

Hands-on: Lab Zero: My first GENI Experiment

GENI Tools: Behind the Scenes

Take-home assignment (optional; see below)

Session 2

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

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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