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OpenAirInterface ePC GENI Site Deployment

GENI OpenAirInterface Evolved Packet Core (ePC) software deployment is captured in this page. See the GENI LTE EPc Sites? page for details about sites where this setup is deployed.

GOllowing are reference OAI pages, that provide details about the Kernel and Softwre deployed at the GENI LTE sites:

The GENI ePC installation will use these major component in the OAI ePC:

  • Mobility Management Entity (MME)
  • Home Subscriber Server (HSS)
  • Serving and PDN Gateway (SPGW=S+P-GW)


The OpenAirInterface(OAI) software must run on a dedicated bare metal node for ExoGENI or Raw-pc for InstaGENI sites.

The OAI ePC requires a Radio Access Network (RAN) Low-latency kernel installation, which is available for Ubuntu 14.04 for the master branch. The master branch version/Ubuntu 14.04 is used for the GENI installations.

Get GENI Resource

Reserve a dedicate raw pc for use as the ePC hosts. Use the following RSpecs:

  • [Attach InstaGENI Gen7/8/9 Ubuntu14 raw pc request Rspec]
  • [Attach ExoGENI bare metal node request RSpec]

Request the appropriate device for you site (IG, EG).

Installing the RAN Kernel

Login to the Dedicated Host and execute the following:

  1. Installing the RAN Kernel:
    git clone
    cd linux-4.7.x
    sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.7.7-oaiepc_4.7.7-oaiepc-10.00.Custom_amd64.deb linux-image-4.7.7-oaiepc_4.7.7-oaiepc-10.00.Custom_amd64.deb

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